September 21, 2018
Wolves Word Weekly Newsletter
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, September 24
Cross Country @ Fox River (Waterford) 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 25
7th Girls Volleyball v. Elkhorn 3:45 p.m.
8th Girls Volleyball @ Elkhorn 3:45 p.m.

Thursday, September 27
7th Girls Volleyball v. Whitewater 4:10 p.m.
8th Girls Volleyball @ Whitewater 3:45 p.m.

Tuesday, October 16
Picture Retake Day
EXTRA CURRICULAR ANNOUNCEMENTS
STUDENT COUNCIL: Student Council will meet on Wednesday, September 26th until 4:10 pm. Students should have rides prepared in advance or take the late bus.

FIDDLE CLUB: Students who were in the 2017/2018 Fiddle Club start 6:45 am Tuesday & Thursday rehearsals on Tuesday, Sept. 25. This is in preparation for the pre-concert performance before the LGSO Family Concert on Oct. 6th, which will take place here at LGMS. Violin/Viola players - Turn in your order form and money for a shoulder rest by Friday, Sept. 28. All students - Bring $12 to pay for Orchestra Polo if you have not yet done so. 
FOOD, FITNESS & FUN
7th graders just completed their first cooking lab for Food Fitness and Fun
making The Green Machine Smoothie.
6th GRADE SKILLS FOR
SUCCESS PROGRAM
Last week, Mrs. Milligan had the pleasure of spending time with sixth grade students in Mrs. Derrick’s Social Studies classes. This is part of a pilot program designed to help students boost their learning potential and social skills. Middle school is a time for change and responsibility and in an effort to provide support, Mrs. Milligan will be working with Mrs. Derrick on late start days.

In the first class, students reviewed respectful behavior. We discussed how we all learn differently and by respecting each other, we can improve everyone’s academic experience. The students also learned how respect can help when working with different teachers as well as potential employers in the future. Next month we will take a look at perseverance.
7th Grade
Scientific Lab
8th Grade Mystery Box Challenge
8th grade science students enjoyed a Mystery Box activity making observations about things they cannot see. We are relating this to our study of matter.
CROSS COUNTRY MAKING STRIDES
The LGMS Cross Country team took first in the All City Invite. The top 5 in each category won shirts.
SCHOOL SUPPORT GROUPS
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.
IMPORTANT REMINDERS
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 - NEW THIS YEAR:
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
Join The LGMS PTO
For more information, contact:
President, Tara Trent
(262) 729-7443

Treasurer, Tracy Smith
(262) 215-5661

Secretary, Valerie Baker
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