May 20-May 31, 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.

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)

Tuesday, May 21
Choir Concert @ 6:00 p.m.
(see more information below)

Monday, May 27

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).

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

We currently have a wait list of parents looking for approximately 120 more tickets! If you will not be using all of your tickets, please return them to the main office prior to June 6th!
Thank you.
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!

CHOIR: The Spring Choir Concert is Tuesday, May 21st at 6:00pm in the LGMS Cafeteria. All choir students should be in the choir room by 5:00pm in their choir uniform (Red Choir Polo, black pants, black socks and all black shoes, to warm up and rehearse our numerous combined number. It is extremely important that all students are here to rehearse these combined numbers as this is the only chance we get to rehearse them prior to our performance of them that evening. Students may stay after school with Mrs. May until that 5pm time if they would not have a ride back to school by that time. A parent/guardian should contact Mrs. May to let her know their student will be staying after and they should make sure they bring a snack and their choir uniform to school with them that day.

JAZZ CHOIR: Jazz Choir will rehearse Tuesday after school, May 21st the same day as the Choir Concert. Jazz Choir will be performing at the choir concert that evening and should be at the school by 5:00pm in their choir uniform. Students may stay after with Mrs. May until the concert. A parent should contact Mrs. May to let her know their student will be staying after and they should make sure they bring a snack and their choir uniform to school with them that day.

JAZZ FEST: 7th and 8th grade Jazz Band Students need to report to Badger by 4:00 on Wednesday, May 29 for the Area Jazz Fest. We will provide dinner prior to our combined rehearsal. The concert will begin at 6:30 pm and feature the 7-12 Area Jazz Bands. Students must wear their full band uniform: red band shirts, khaki pants, and black shoes/socks.

BAND: The Lake Geneva Memorial Day Parade is Monday, May 27th. The 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade bands will all march separately during the parade, but perform together as a mass band at the ceremony in Flat Iron Park immediately following the parade. Students need to be to LGMS by 8:30 am. Students should be picked up from LGMS at 11:30 am. Uniform: Red Band Shirts, Khaki Pants, ALL black shoes/socks. In the event of inclement weather, students should still report to LGMS at the same time. If the parade is canceled there will be an assembly in the middle school gym.

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 friends? Join LGMS SOUL club! “SOUL” stands for “Service and Outreach Uniting Leaders.” This club is for seventh and eighth grade students; if you are a current sixth or seventh grade student and are interested, please send Ms. Kinney an email to let her know to add you to the list for next school year. 
GSA CLUB: Are you interested in working with your peers to promote an inclusive and accepting community here at LGMS? If so, you can join next year's GSA Club. GSA stands for "Gay-Straight Alliance," and ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN. For more information or to get on the list for next school year, email Ms. Kinney. 
For the SOUL Club’s final service project, the students visited residents at Arbor Village nursing home. Together they made spring decorations for their rooms and ate some treats that they brought while chatting about life as a middle school kid, and getting to know about the lives of the residents. We’ve been lucky to get some great assisted living facilities here in Lake Geneva to work with this year! The kids all loved their experiences.
On Wednesday, May 15, the Lake Geneva Middle School Counseling Department had the distinct honor of celebrating 143 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 qualities of our nominees. Congratulations to all the amazing students we have here at Lake Geneva Middle School. 
Row 1 (Bottom) Left to Right: Ethan Knepper, Dylan Boyle, Evan Nagel, Zachary Suhajda, Trinity Tidwell, Torri Freund, Kaelin Comfort, Autumn Kellermeier, Margo Keefe, Guadalupe Guerrero, Ava Weber, and Rhea KeyzerRow 2: Brendan Becker, Grace Rasch, Adrjana Skinner, Sonya Perez, Maxim Jinga, Ila Keyzer, Montana Peters, Kaylyn Fleck, Annalee Donnan, Kylie Lozano, and Aleksa SalterRow 3: Brandon Watrous, Ethan Francois, Landon Nottestad, Gavin Bogart, Gina Stanaway, Cheyenne Skinner, Elizabeth Vigueras, Haleigh Smith, Ava Ocker, Jasmine Coca, and Lilly PackardRow 4: Joey Bortolus, JP Doyle, Jonathan Troy, Alex Porras, Aaron Weishaar, Aidan Francois, Jacob Billingsley, Sam Melchi, Lucas Adkins, and Jac ClarkRow 5: Bonnie Bortolus, Hailey Mraz, Mary Schoolfield, Addie Welch, Lauren Milligan, Addi Nelson, Bella Cruz, Jasmine Brieschke, Dominic Maniscalco, Angel Morales, Aden Konecny, and Madeline GarvensRow 6: Brody Mays, Ethan Ghent, Jack Norton, Joseph Ochoa, Wade Brewington, Jonathan Amann, Chase Lancour, Juan Ojeda, Joscelyn Martinez, Hollie White, Jasmine Meneces, Kennedy Monge, and Yadelin Martinez-PerezRow 7: Rocky Linn, Ethan Jenner, Sasha Prohuska, Arely Martinez, Grant Bittner, Calvin Anderson, Isaac VanDeBerg, Kaeden Cekosh, Anahi Rodriguez, Toni Bishop, and Cristian RodriguezRow 8: Cole Behrens, Tripp Hillier, Owen Knopp, Jonathon Zinkowich, Adamaris Morales, Gabby Schuldt, McKenna Schultz, Grace Giovingo, Gage Nicholson, Jacob Ghent, Noah Hovden, Elizabeth Steele, and Arwen MeuslingRow 9: Matthew Masoni, Patrick Sowiak, Andrea Mendez, Hayden Fowler, Zach Galitz, Brandon Sandoval-Hernandez, Maximillion Roberts, Lilly Knopp, Araceli Romero-Molina, Nataly Vina, and Belle AckermanRow 10: Logan Czyznik, Brycen Cates, Kyleigh Freeman, Megan Moore, Olivia Lois, Kate McKinney, Paige Linneman, Tinker Trent, Jadyn Stelter, and Maegan SchoolfieldRow 11: Kalen Kramp, Matthew Zinkowich, Robert Mayorga, Aeneas Hayes, Crete Slattery, Austin Chrisman, E.J. Gritzner, Wade Blakeley, Ray Clevenger, Hunter McCarthy, Gage Mays, Robert Zaptin, and Raven Waller

Another great 8th Grade Music
Trip to Chicago!
Hard Rock Cafe & Blue Man Group!
Thank you to Dr. Hayes from UW-Whitewater for the amazing
clinic session before Blue Man Group!
Very proud of these students for 4 amazing years of music.
Congratulations ESL teacher, Cesar Tamayo, for your amazing job teaching Beginning English.
Congratulations to Juan Ojeda-Garcia for your achievements in the classroom!
Congratulations Raven Waller for your achievements in the classroom!
Congratulations to high school student, Cole Goff, for mentoring a middle school student!
CONGRATULATIONS to the following LGMS staff members on their retirement!
Thank you for your combined
50 years of service!

Kathie Plapp - 24 years
Computer Science Teacher
Sally Dicmas - 17 years
Building Aide
Chris Strong - 9 years
Special Education Aide
Parents of 7th & 8th Graders who want their kids to stay active this summer and start training to get a jump on fall sports and fitness - these two programs are for you! Register online at

Badger High School will begin a new and exciting club for girls in Middle and High School next year called "Girls Who Code". Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks likes and does. For more information contact Mr. Popanda at Badger High School.

If you are interested, please complete the Google Form so we can contact you in the fall to attend the informational meeting!
Students are making progress in the construction of their seismic safe buildings. If all goes as planned we will be testing their strength and durability next week.
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 @
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