October 2020
Community Connect Newsletter
Lake Geneva Schools continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 global pandemic. Please know that the health and safety of our students and staff is our top priority. We will be continually updating our official COVID information on our own dashboard located on each school's website and labeled COVID-19 Resource and Communication Center. There you will find up-to-date information and numbers of COVID-19 cases in our schools. The Dashboard is updated Monday through Friday with the latest information.
Wisconsin School Board Week
Lake Geneva Joint #1 and Lake Geneva-Genoa City Union (Badger) High School students benefit every day from the leadership and vision of our school boards. October 4 - 10 was Wisconsin School Board Week. Please take the time to thank these dedicated school leaders.

Lake Geneva-Genoa City Union (Badger) High School Board Members: John Drusczak, Kathy Vorpagel, Jeff Buntrock, Patrick Sherman, Janet Giovannetti, Patricia Wolter, Niki Ceisel

Lake Geneva Joint #1 Board Members: Marcie Hollmann, Mike Franzene, Carrie Spiegelhoff, Barb Dinan, Linda Bailey-Boilini
Enjoying Fall at Central-Denison
Students at Central-Denison are loving the beautiful Fall! 🍁🍂 Follow Central-Denison on Facebook to stay in the loop on the amazing things that are happening daily.
Don't forget about the Daily At-Home Health Check

Please complete the Daily At-Home Health Check prior to sending your student to school. It is vital to ask the questions on the checklist each and every day to prevent the possibility of exposing other students or staff. This checklist is to be filled out at home, daily on the honor system. It is not required to be handed into the school.

If you answer yes to any of the questions on the checklist:
- Keep your student home.
- Let the school office know the questions which were answered yes.
- Follow the appropriate guidelines for when to return to school: 

Thank you!
Eastview Celebrates Homecoming Week
These 4th grade Eagles showed off their Eastview pride during homecoming week! Follow Eastview on Facebook to stay in the loop on the amazing things that are happening daily.
Bike for Brooks
On Friday, September 25, Badger senior Brooks Guif was presented with an E-Bike, the results of last year’s “Bike for Brooks” campaign in which people from our community and beyond bought pies and donated money to help purchase this bike for Brooks. It was a late birthday surprise, presented by Badger Associate Principal Mike Giovingo who has mentored Brooks during his Badger years. At the presentation, Mr. Giovingo read the following statement:

“Happy 18th birthday. On behalf of the Badger family and our community we would like to present this E-Bike to you. We hope that you will get many years of enjoyment and service from this bike. As we see you riding this bike around town (under the speed limit of course) WE will smile knowing we had a part in making this dream come true. But on behalf of all who made today a reality we want to thank YOU, in advance, for the courage and perseverance you show us on a daily basis. You remind us that it is not what a person is given at birth that separates him/her from others, but more so what they decide to do with what we are given that truly sets them apart.  Brooks for those reasons and many more you are truly one of a kind. Have fun with your bike buddy.”
Badger Agriculture Program Named Top in Nation
The already highly acclaimed Agriscience program at Badger High School has now been recognized as one of the best in the nation as they were named the Outstanding Secondary Agriculture Education program by the National Association of Agriculture Educators (NAAE) for Region III which encompasses the states of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska. A goal of NAAE is to promote outstanding programs in agricultural education and effectively communicate success stories naming programs in each of six national regions.
Applications available at L.G. Schools District Administration Building (208 South Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147)
Now Hiring - Substitute Teachers 
Apply Today: https://bit.ly/2QlpOaE 

Please return all completed sub and support staff applications to our District Office located at 208 E. South Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147. 

For questions regarding subbing, please contact Lynelle Gramm at 262-348-1008
Star Center Fire Prevention Week
During Fire Prevention Week, Miss Arnas’ first grade class had fun using a magnifying glass to search for hidden letters in their firefighter activity. Follow Star Center on Facebook to stay in the loop on the amazing things that are happening daily.
Food Services
What's for breakfast & lunch? Click the button below for menus and other important Food Services Information.
8th Graders Wrap Up Their Class Novel, The Outsiders
As a culminating activity, eighth grade students (and staff) at Lake Geneva Middle School enjoyed dressing up as their favorite characters from the novel, The Outsiders!
Upcoming Ages 2 1/2 - 5 Developmental Screenings
  • November 13, 2020 - 9:00 am
  • January 22, 2021 - 9:00 am
  • February 19, 2021 - 9:00 am
  • March 19, 2021 - 9:00 am

The purpose of the developmental screening is to check on your child's overall development and to determine if he/she may need further testing or services prior to school.
Two Badgers Among Semifinalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program
Badger High School Principal Jenny Straus has been notified that the National Merit Scholarship Corporation recognized two Badger High School students, Jack E. Adams and Joseph E. Murphy, as semifinalists in the 66th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program. They are among approximately 16,000 seniors announced by officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) as semifinalists this year.

These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level of the competition. Over 90 percent of the semifinalist are expected to attain finalist standing, and more than half of the finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.
Share School Photos
Do you have photos from a school event, classroom activity, student success, etc? If yes, email the photos and short summary including the student(s) first name and school they attend to photos@badger.k12.wi.us

Submitted photos will be shared on our social media platforms. Please remember face-coverings and social distancing while capturing these moments. Thank you!
Badger DECA: MDA Miracle Week 10/12 - 10/16
Please support Badger DECA in their efforts to raise money for the MDA. Due to COVID-19 their event is all online this year.
Badger Community Education
Check out all of the spring offerings.
Stay Up-To-Date on the Daily Happenings of our Schools
We would like to invite you to take a moment and follow our district and school social media feeds. Staying in touch with us on social media will keep you in the loop on the amazing things we are accomplishing together each day. Social media may also be a critical line of communication during emergencies and will be a great place for you to get up-to-date information. 
Dates to Remember
October 30, 2020
  • No School - Teacher Inservice

November 25 - 27, 2020
  • No School - Thanksgiving Break

December 11, 2020
  • No School - Teacher In-Service Day

December 23, 2020 - January 1, 2021
  • No School - Winter Break
  • School Resumes - January 4, 2021
Community Backpack
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