April 1 - April 5, 2019
Wolves Word Newsletter
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
REMINDER: For parents coming to watch after school events (athletics, concerts, etc.), please enter at DOOR O on the west side of the building next to the playground. Thank you.

Monday, April 1
School Resumes

Thursday, April 11th
NO LATE START - School will start at normal time (7:30 a.m.)

Tuesday, April 16
LGMS Music Department presents Jazz n'More (see flyer below)
FORWARD TESTING
All students will be testing on Wednesday, April 3rd. 8th Graders will also test on Thursday, April 4th and Friday, April 5th.

Please make sure students are getting plenty of sleep and eating breakfast!
Given the extreme amount of cold/snow days this school year (currently five), we will make the following modifications to the school year calendar. More modifications may need to be made with further school cancellations.

Monday, April 22nd will be a full day with students (formerly an off day)

Thursday, March 14th, Thursday, April 11th and Thursday, May 9th will be full days with students (no late start).
EXTRA CURRICULAR ANNOUNCEMENTS
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!

ROCKS CLUB : LGMS ROCKS Club will meet on Wednesday, April 3rd in Mrs. Pettijohn's room (#415) until 4:15. LGMS ROCKS is a kindness project where students design rocks and hide them throughout our community to bring joy to the finder. To learn more, join our LGMS ROCKS Facebook group.

TRACK: Track season starts on Tuesday, April 2nd. Any 7th/8th grade student who is interested in joining needs to have all the forms and an updated physical to participate. Please contact Coach Weiss (7th grade) or Coach Booth/Stettner/Wade (8th grade) for more details.

NJHS: NJHS service hours are due by 3pm on Thursday, April 4. Students need to make sure their service hour sheets are signed and have a reflection included. Any sheets turned in after 3pm on April 4 will NOT be accepted. Students should see Mrs. Krien or Mrs. Lindberg with any questions. 
ABOVE AND BEYOND
RECOGNIZES STUDENTS
The Lake Geneva Middle School Counseling Department had the distinct honor of celebrating 73 outstanding students at the March 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) L-R - Genevieve Wilson, Jacqueline Garcia-Amador, Kenny Doane, Tyler Gill, Jonathan Klug, Kamryn Martin, Cristian Rodriguez, and Gage Mays; Row 2 - Dylan Boyle, Ava Cottle, Isaac Solverson, Ann Mehleis, Wyatt Figard, Benji Olson, and Grant Bittner; Row 3 - Mathew Reyes, Malachi Roberts, Kalen Kramp, Terra Bremner, Lucy Pether, Sydney Krause, Jonathon Zinkowich, Ava Ocker, Lauren Milligan, and Daniela Rios; Row 4 - Arturo Mendoza, Layla Vos, Maya Tucker, Emily Bledsoe, Marcella Kutschma, Estefania Mendez, Autumn Kellermeier, Bethany Schuldt, and Jackden Knepper; Row 5 - Angel Morales, Gracie Rasch, Kaylyn Fleck, Elliana Alheit, Gabrielle Schuldt, Gavin Bogart, Jack Andersen, Lilly Schuldt, Bailey Dominguez, and Ethan Masoni; Row 6 - Olivia Lois, Molly Rude, Zoe Sheeks, Hope Suhajda, Kylie Kramp, Brody Kleich, Robert Carlson, Kennedy Monge, Alana Perez, and McKenna Schultz; Row 7 - Evelyn Gustafson, Grace Giovingo, Sophie Deleskiewicz, Tripp Hillier, Owen Knopp, Ethan Knepper, Kate McCann, Lily Wright, Ava Pether, Mattie Golz, and Delaney Nottestad
DANCE TEAM WRAPS UP SEASON
The Dance Team wrapped up its second season of the year on March 18th. The girls did an amazing job with the routine this season. The team is comprised of students from all three grades. The group of 8th graders that has been with us since the first season in sixth grade will be greatly missed.  
DEMONSTRATION SPEECHES
7th grade language arts in Mrs. DeBaere's class are practicing giving their demonstration speeches. Students will be practicing in class and also expected to practice at home. Speeches are the week of March 18. 
SERVICE AND OUTREACH
UNITING LEADERS
The LGMS SOUL club took their first trip to a local nursing home, Golden Years, which is a brand new facility just up the road from our school. Students planned activities with the residents that were themed around St. Patrick’s Day. They made connections with the residents and learned to socialize with people of different generations. They learn to show compassion and empathy for people they’ve never met before, and they even learned a thing or two about what it was like for people growing up in different eras. They enjoyed their visit and were encouraged to come back soon, which we took as a win. On our drive back, some of the kids came up with ideas for when they could maybe even make more visits with their classmates.
LYRIC OPERA THANK YOU!
Thank you very much to the Lake Geneva Chapter of the Lyric Opera for sponsoring the entire 7th grade Music Department (165 students, teachers, and chaperones) to attend La Traviata in Chicago on Thursday, March 7th. Everyone had an amazing experience. Thank you to our chaperones for helping make this exciting day possible.  
MARCH IS MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOL MONTH
Fill the Halls with Music
We celebrated Music In Our Schools Month with concerts, field trips, and Solo & Ensemble. We also filled the hallways with music, and had a music themed dress up day. Teachers also filled out signs indicating what musical activities they participated in when they were in school. What a fun week celebrating music!  
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
AROUND THE DISTRICT
SPRING COMMUNITY ED OFFERINGS

BOYS BASKETBALL SUMMER CAMPS
(forms available in main office)
Students, Trying to decide what High School is best for you? Or do you already know you are coming to Badger? Either way, schedule a tour today. We love Badger High School and know that you will too! Come check out what they have to offer. Call (262) 348-2000 to schedule your tour! (Parents help make sure your student(s) are ready for high school -- schedule them on a tour of Badger High School!)
Leadership Dynamics is a Summer program promoting leadership growth and development. The summer class contains many different fun activities from low rope team building activities to high ropes course challenges while learning about different leadership styles and skills culminating in a community service project. Additionally, this class is a great way to meet new people and learn about the school. Sign up @ http://www.bhsleadershipdynamics.com
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