October 5, 2018
Wolves Word Weekly Newsletter
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Homecoming Week - October 8-12
(see below for activities and dress up days)

Thursday, October 11
LATE START @ 9:30 a.m. (buses run 2 hours later than normal pick up time)

Tuesday, October 16
Picture Retake Day

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

Monday, November 19
Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30-7:00 p.m.
EXTRA CURRICULAR ANNOUNCEMENTS
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.  

Band: The 7th & 8th grade bands will be marching in the Lake Geneva Homecoming Parade on Friday, Oct. 12th. 7/8 Band Students must wear their full band uniform to school on Friday: Red Band Shirts, Khaki Pants, and BLACK shoes/socks. Band Studetns will report to the band room at 1:00 and travel together to Star Center, Eastview, and Central-Denison to perform mini-parades for the elementary school students. We will then march in the downtown parade at 4:45 pm. We will travel back to LGMS after the parade and have a pizza party dinner and a mass rehearsal with Badger/Brookwood/Woods. The bands will march in and play for the pre-game show at 6:45 pm, prior to the football game. Students need to have rides arranged home from LGMS at 7:10 pm. Students may attend the homecoming game after they put their band instruments away, but supervision will NOT be provided.  

Dance Team: Do you love to cheer on your school team? Then come join us. Dance Team sign up will begin on Monday, October 8th and is open to all 6th through 8th graders. You must have a current sports physical on file and you may check with Mrs. Clemen in the main office if you are not sure if you have one. You must also have all of your sheets, that will be available beginning October 8th turned in on time. Sign up will end on Thursday, October 18th and no late forms will be accepted. You must be available to practice Monday through Thursday and perform on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights at 4:10 PM at the boy's basketball games. We do have two seasons, so if you are unable to get a sports physical in time for the October season, please plan on attending the February - March season. Please let Mrs. Hubbard (kathy.hubbard@badger.k12.wi.us) or Mrs. Wade (julie.wade@badger.k12.wi.us) know if you have any questions. We are looking forward to a great season!!


7TH GRADE
LANGUAGE ARTS

7th grade Language Arts students catch up on current events during independent reading time!
LGMS CELEBRATES DEAF AWARENESS
September 24-28
September is National Deaf Awareness Month. The purpose of Deaf Awareness Month is to focus on promoting positive aspects of deafness, encourages social inclusion, and raises awareness in support of those who are Deaf. At LGMS, students and staff participated in a variety of fun events this week including a true or false quiz, myths vs. facts, Deaf jokes, and staff wore sign language t shirts! 

CROSS COUNTRY
The Cross Country team finished up another successful season at Lake Geneva Middle School. During the season, the participants worked on more than just the skills involved with running. They worked on sportsmanship, leadership, teamwork, perseverance, responsibility, and other lifelong skills that our LGMS students can benefit from at school and at home. The LGMS coaches (Ms. Capes, Mrs. Pettijohn, and Mr. Nottestad) are pleased with the season and encourage any participant eager to get involved with the team in the fall to have an updated sports physical on file in the main office at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year.  Runners should stay active in the off season to help reduce injury and to help achieve their personal running goals as LGMS competitors.
Students Attend GT Day -
Sweet 2B Me - 2018
Mr. Ocker took nine LGMS students to attend the “Sweet​ ​2B​ ​Me”​ ​Social/Emotional Day conference at Fort Atkinson Middle School on October 2. The students were chosen as advanced learners where counselors and administrators recommend them to attend the event. The day was full of fun, engaging workshops and team building activities that focused on social emotional leadership skills, interpersonal communication and skills, cooperative games as well as social and emotional wellness. Topics included dealing with anxiety, building strong and healthy relationships, being assertive without being bossy, and how to be an advocate being the best version of yourself. Students that were high-achieving seventh and eighth graders from middle schools throughout Southeastern Wisconsin were invited to attend. Mr. Rob Ocker, Lake Geneva Middle School Counselor and Lake Geneva Schools’ Gifted and Talented Coordinator, Mrs. Tami Martin, helped coordinate the event as part of the gifted and talented program.
Pictured from back, left to right: Back Row: Mr. Rob Ocker, Jesse Broderick,
Row 2: Tinker Trent, Lucy Pether, Ava Ocker, Nicole Dyer, Ethan Francois, Ivy Marinello
Front Row: Isaac Solverson and Alex Cornue
TEAM BUILDING DAY
Friday, September 28, 2018
OUTSIDERS DAY
As a culminating activity, many 8th grade students (and staff) enjoyed dressing up as "Greasers" or "Socs" to represent some of their favorite characters from the book, The Outsiders.  
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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