April 22 - May 3, 2019
Wolves Word Newsletter
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.

Thursday, April 25
Track v. Waterford 3:45 p.m.

Monday, April 29
Track @ East Troy 3:45 p.m.

Thursday, May 2
Track @ Whitewater 3:45 p.m.

Tuesday, May 14
Orchestra Concert w/ Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra 6:00 p.m. (see flyer below)

Monday, May 20
Join Lake Geneva Schools Band - Information and Instrument Tryout (Grades 4-7) @ LGMS 3:00-7:15 p.m.
(See flyer below)

Thursday, May 30 - Orchestra Rental Night (Informational meeting and students may try the instruments - see flyer below)

Class Photo Orders: Forms were mailed home. You may return order forms to Guidance now through June 5th (date of class photo).

May 3: Promotion Ceremony tickets will be sent home with your student.

June 4: 8th Grade Dance at the Riviera. Information will be distributed early May.

June 6th @ 9:30 a.m.: Award Ceremony (Parents will be notified if student is receiving an award)

June 6th @ 5:30 p.m.: Promotion Ceremony
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.

Thursday, May 9th will be a full day with students (no late start).
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!

VARIETY SHOW / STUDENT COUNCIL: Are you a magician? A comedian? Dancer? Singer? Are you in a band? What's your talent!? Variety show auditions are on Wednesday, May 1st right after school until 5:30pm. Acts should be no longer than 4 minutes MAX and auditions should be performance ready. Pick up an audition packet outside Mrs. May's room. This contains all the information you need. Remember to sign up for a 6 minute time slot on the sheet outside Mrs. May's room. Please make sure you have everything you need for your performance AT your audition. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. May.

YOUTH YOGA: Youth Yoga is coming to LGMS! If you are interested in learning how to manage stress, anxiety and just relax through yoga poses, see Mrs. Zorich in room 512, Delta House, for details. We will be starting on Monday, April 29 and meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:05-4:05 p.m. (late bus available). All students must have a permission slip in order to participate.

OUTDOOR ED: This week is our 6th Grade Outdoor Education! Red House students will attend Camp MacLean Tuesday and Wednesday and Green House students will attend Thursday and Friday. Reminder for parents, Red House students will need to be picked up at LGMS at 8 pm on Tuesday and Green House students will need to be picked up at 8 pm on Thursday. All students must have a parent there to pick them up. No students may walk home on their own. LGMS would like to give a big thank you to the Environmental Education Foundation for their Outdoor Education Grant. Without the Environmental Education Foundation Grant we would not be able to purchase new supplies necessary to run our program. 

NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY : The NJHS Induction Ceremony will take place on Monday, May 6 from 3:00-4:00. Invitations will be coming home with select 7th grade and 8th grade students. 

BAND: Badger High School Concert Band auditions will happen during 8th grade band class on May 1st and May 2nd.

JAZZ BAND: Badger High School Jazz Band auditions will happen after school on May 1st. See you email from Mrs. Krause for more details.

MORE BAND: The United States Air Force Jazz Band: The Airmen of Note will clinic the 7th and 8th grade jazz band after school on Thursday, May 2nd. More information will be available soon.  

Students in Gardening Club started vegetable and flower seeds indoors today. After the seeds have sprouted, they will transplant them to the school's flower beds. They had a great time and only made a bit of a mess!
What mineral is this? Students are using their observation skills while conducting tests to figure out what mineral they have.
Thank you to everyone who came out and supported and/or donated to our Jazz N More Fundraiser. We appreciate the continued support from our amazing music families and LG community. What a fun filled evening of music! Special thank you to our Silent Auction Winners that won front row seats to our spring concerts!!
Band: The Carlson Family (May 7); Orchestra: The Masoni Family (May 14); Choir: The Masoni Family (May 21).
Congratulations to all of the LGMS students who performed at Solo & Ensemble on Saturday, March 2nd. You represented our community, school, and your programs with pride. We are incredibly proud of your efforts. Congratulations to the following LGMS students who performed a class A solo and have earned the honor to perform at the State Festival in May: Crete - Vocal Solo; Kalen - Cello & Piano Solo; Tinker - Flute Solo; Kyleigh -Clarinet Solo; Grace - Clarinet Solo; Andrea - Alto Sax Solo; Patrick - Alto Sax Solo; Dylan - Bari Sax Solo; Jonathan - Parade Drum Solo; Robert - Bari Sax Solo
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
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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