October 19, 2018
Wolves Word Weekly Newsletter
Friday, October 26
NO SCHOOL - Teacher Inservice

Friday, November 2
PTO Halloween Dance 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Permission forms will be going out soon

Thursday, November 8
LATE START @ 9:30 a.m.

Monday, November 12
Veteran's Day Celebration @ 9:30 a.m.

Thursday, November 15
Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30-7:00 p.m.

Monday, November 19
Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30-7:00 p.m.
Students and Parents: Another way to check announcements is at the Daily/School Bulletin in PowerSchool. Information concerning late bus options can also be found there! Check it out on your PowerSchool app!
Boys Basketball: 7th and 8th grade Boys Basketball starts on October 22nd! All boys who signed up are reminded to have current sports physical on file and get all your forms to your coaches by October 17th!  

Jazz Band : Jazz Band begins the week of Oct. 15. Jazz 7/8 will meet on Monday & Wednesday. Jazz 6 will meet on Tuesday & Friday. Jazz begins promptly at 6:45 am. Enter near the 6th grade doors - Door Q. See your email from Mrs. Krause for more info.  

Yearbook: You may still order yearbooks! $22 for the basic yearbook with options for personalizing! Order forms are available in the main office. The next ordering deadline for yearbooks at this price is October 26, 2018.

Gay-Straight Alliance Club (GSA) : LGMS is starting our first after-school Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) club soon on Mondays in Ms. Kinney’s room until 4:00 pm. A Gay-Straight Alliance is a club that works to promote a more inclusive and accepting learning environment for all students. ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN. There will be a 4:15 bus available. For a permission slip or questions, see Mrs. Milligan in the guidance office, or Ms. Kinney in seventh grade Olympus house.

Service and Outreach Uniting Leaders (SOUL) Club : Are you interested in finding a way to be of service to your school or community? Do you like planning projects with your friend? Join LGMS SOUL club! “SOUL” stands for “Service and Outreach Uniting Leaders.” This club is for seventh and eighth grade students and will be held on Wednesdays in Ms. Kinney’s room until 4:00 pm. The first meeting is Wednesday, October 31. There will be a 4:15 bus available. For a permission slip or questions, Ms. Kinney in seventh grade Olympus house. 
Congratulations to the LGMS Fiddle Club on their October 6th performance before the Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra Family Concert. Students played very well and received many compliments for their good intonation, bow use and excellent behavior. Fiddle Club will resume on October 30th. Upcoming performances include: Lake Geneva Museum on Dec. 1 at noon and Lake Geneva Manor on Dec. 5 at 3:30 pm. Both of these performance will be along with the LGMS Jazz Choir - please come to hear us!
Wednesday morning the Lake Geneva Middle School Counseling Department had the distinct honor of celebrating 53 outstanding students at our Above & Beyond Ceremony. This prestigious award is designed to showcase our outstanding students that go above and beyond our everyday expectations. Students that overcome challenges, exceed typical performance, display perseverance, consistently stay positive, and support others are some examples of the caliber of our nominees. Congratulations to all the amazing students we have here at Lake Geneva Middle School.
Row 1 (Bottom row), left to right: Cole Behrens, Brendan Becker, Jacob Billingsley, Isaac Solverson, Azariah Cox, Carmyne Arroyo, Yovani Cruz, and Grant Bittner
Row 2: Addi Nelson, Ava Ocker, Bella Cruz, Tinker Trent, Calvin Anderson, Jesse Broderick, and Lucy Pether
Row 3: Abby Tieman, Araceli Romero-Molina, Kayla Johnson, Rhea Keyzer, Ava Cottle, J.P. Doyle, Jordan Samonig, Ethan Francois, and Terra Bremner
Row 4: Aidan Francois, Maria Dickfoss, Sami Logsdon, Alex Cornue, Ivy Marinello, Railey Peters, Hollie White, Nicole Dyer, and Olivia Murray
Row 5: Kate Kyle, Kennedy Monge, Joscelyn Martinez, Saverah Pierce, Jonathon Zinkowich, Dakotah Burns, Bowen Nelson, Logan Czyznik, and Payton Steadman
LGMS Students Attend Leadership
Conference at UW-Whitewater

Four students from LGMS attended the Middle School Leadership Conference at Young Auditorium on Thursday, October 11. Students had the opportunity to attend a performance by Ardan James, an animated illusionist. Following the performance, students attended a workshop, led by Mr. James, where students participated in leadership building activities. In the afternoon, student leaders worked with small groups on verbal/nonverbal communication skills.

On our last late start day, Mrs. Milligan again joined Mrs. Derrick's classes for the day to continue to work on social-emotional skills. This lesson included activities and discussion centered around perseverance. The students first shared examples of how they have persevered in the past, especially with academics and learning. We continued by discussing how a growth mindset can help us persevere when dealing with challenges or obstacles. A growth mindset tells us that although we have different abilities, we are still able to grow through our efforts and experiences. The students concluded the class with a challenge to use as practice with perseverance. Ask them to share it with you and explain how they are using perseverance to discover the solution.
Congratulations to the 7th and 8th grade marching bands for 5 successful parades and an outstanding pre-game performance for Homecoming. Y ou worked very hard to learn your music, memorize your music, and march.   You sounded amazing! You should be proud of yourselves.  
The Lake Geneva Middle School Student Services Department will be offering support groups for students. Support groups are an excellent opportunity for students to gain skills and insights into subjects that may be distracting them or preventing them from achieving their full academic potential. Groups meet weekly and are scheduled at rotating times. All students received information from the school counselors about the groups and were given a chance to sign up online. The groups that were shared with the students are listed below. If you have any questions about the groups and/or would like to include your child in a group, please contact your child’s counselor (Rob Ocker - last names A-L and Julie Milligan - last names M-Z).

ANGER MANAGEMENT : For students concerned about how they deal with their own anger and would like to learn strategies to manage anger appropriately.
LOSS: A support group for students dealing with issues surrounding the death of someone important to them.
RELATIONSHIPS : A support group designed to help students in their relationships with friends, acquaintances, and adults in their lives.
DIVORCE/FAMILY CHANGE : A support group for students dealing with a divorce situation, or change in their family structure.
STUDY SKILLS : A support group designed to help students with organizational skills, time management, and study skills.
LGBT : A support group for students who want to discuss and receive support with lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and/or transgender issues.
Parents and Student Reminders

BREAKFAST: Breakfast is served starting at 7:00 a.m. The cafeteria area is only open to students purchasing breakfast.

STUDENT PICK UP: If you need to pick up your student during the day, we ask that you please send a note with your student in the morning with a time that you will be picking them up. That way we can write them a pass to hand to their teacher when it's time to leave. This avoids having to disrupt classes by calling in looking for a student.

BUS PASSES: If your student will be riding the bus home with a friend, please send a letter in the morning indicating who he/she will be going home with. We will then issue a bus pass.

LATE START: Late starts are the second Thursday of each month. On those days, school begins at 9:30 a.m. We ask that students not be dropped off earlier than 9:20 a.m. Buses run 2 hours later than normal pick up time.

Late buses run as follows:
3:30 p.m. - Tuesdays and Thursdays
4:20 p.m. - Mondays through Thursdays
5:30 p.m. - Mondays through Fridays

LATEX BALLOONS: We have students with latex allergies so please, no latex balloons.

WATER BOTTLES: Students are allowed to have water bottles during the school day - WATER ONLY. Please, no other liquids.

Help for Students After School

Primetime is our building-wide after school student academic support program. Primetime is an opportunity for students to get extra assistance from their teachers. Students at all grade levels are assigned to stay for Primetime when they are missing 3 or more assignments or currently have an F in any class. Primetime is assigned Monday morning in homeroom when teachers go over grades with students. Students who meet the requirements are required to stay on Tuesday and Thursday until 4:15. Our goal at LGMS is to get all students the support they need to be successful.
Chromebook Care
Parents and Students: While we understand that accidents happen, it is important that students do their best to properly care for their chromebook. Should something happen to the chromebook, students should complete a Chromebook Repair Request form and take it, along with their chromebook, to the LMC. Chromebook Repair
For more information, contact:
President, Tara Trent
(262) 729-7443

Treasurer, Tracy Smith
(262) 215-5661

Secretary, Valerie Baker
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