March 11-March 22, 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, March 11
7th Girls Basketball @ Whitewater
8th Girls Basketball v. Whitewater (4:15 p.m.)

Thursday, March 14
7th Girls Basketball v. Elkhorn
8th Girls Basketball @ Elkhorn

Monday, March 18
7th girls basketball @ East Troy
8th girls basketball v. East Troy

Thursday, March 21
PTO Meeting @ 6:00 p.m.

NO SCHOOL - SPRING BREAK
March 25-March 29

Monday, April 1
School Resumes
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!

DANCE: We will be performing at the girl's basketball games on Monday, March 11 at approximately 4:20 PM, Thursday, March 14 at approximately 4:05 PM and our last performance will be on Monday, March 18th at 4:05 PM. The girls will need to be picked up after our performance or they may stay and watch the game until the 5:20 bus. We will have no other practices other than on our performance nights. Please come cheer us on.

LGMS ROCKS CLUB: Next meetings are Wednesday, March 13th and Wednesday, March 20th 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.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Girls basketball will continue with games on Monday March 11th, 14th, and March 18th. We will not have practice on March 12th due to conferences.  
7th GRADER WINS
WRITING CONTEST
7th grader Lexi Gustafson was selected as the youth winner for Lake Geneva Regional News and Kenosha News's Finish the Story Contest. Students were given a story starter and asked to complete the story, adding as many twists as they wished. Lexi's story, "The Theft," features a watch and a misunderstanding.
7th GRADE SCIENCE
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and the students have been making connections with real world experiences by learning about the systems of the body.

They are continuing to compare and contrast parts of the brain, researching right/left brain dominance, dissecting a sheep brain, and reading articles about concussions.
GAMES CLUB
REGIONAL SPELLING BEE HIGHLIGHTS
Sophia Liontas 5th grader from Star Center and Crete Slattery 8th grader from Lake Geneva Middle School (LGMS) were two of the 38 participants in the CESA 2 Regional competition on February 27 in Whitewater, Wisconsin.
Sophia Liontas 5th grader from Star Center finished 28th going out on the word “contraband”. Crete Slattery 8th grader from LGMS went through 6 rounds, spelling the word “obsequious” to clinch a spot as one of the three finalists to move on to the Badger State Spelling Bee in Madison on March 16, 2019.

CESA 2 Regional winners were:
Crete Slattery - Lake Geneva Jt 1 (#12)
Nina Pelli - Salem (#13)
Ava Dabek - Beloit Turner (#5)

Congratulations to both of Lake Geneva Schools participants and special congratulations to Crete Slattery for moving on to the Badger State Spelling Bee!
SOLO & ENSEMBLE SUCCESS
Congratulations to all of the LGMS music students who participated in District Solo & Ensemble. The music faculty is incredibly proud of the work ethic and accomplishments of all of the students who participated in this event.  

The following students earned 1* ratings and will perform at the State Solo & Ensemble Festival in May. Congratulations! Jonathan Amann (parade drum solo), Kyleigh Freeman (clarinet solo), Kalen Kramp (cello solo and piano solo), Dylan Marousek (bari sax solo), Robert Mayorga (bari sax solo), Andrea Mendez (alto sax solo), Grace Rasch (clarinet solo), Crete Slattery (vocal solo), Patrick Sowiak (alto sax solo), Tinker Trent (flute solo).
ROCKS CLUB SPREADING
JOY AROUND COMMUNITY
Looking for something to do this weekend? Explore our beautiful Lake Geneva and look for our LGMS Rocks designed and painted by our talented LGMS ROCKS club. LGMS Rocks is a kindness project where students design rocks and hide them throughout our community to bring joy to the finder.
CONCERT TIME @ LGMS
ORCHESTRA : 4-12th grade orchestra students performed at the District Orchestra Festival on Tuesday, February 26th in the Lake Geneva Middle School Gym. Each orchestra performed their own piece and then all students involved in orchestra in the Lake Geneva Schools performed  Boulevard of Broken Dreams  made famous by the band Green Day, at the end. Over 200 students performed in the last piece. Other highlights included: Fiddle Club -  The Final Countdown  and Bach Group -  Mario Brothers Theme Song.  Please check out the link to see the full concert!
BAND: Congratulations to the 6th-8th Grade Bands and Jazz Bands on a wonderful Mid-Winter Band Concert. The audience enjoyed the Latin Music and exciting Circus Marches. We were honored to perform with our special Guest Artist, Mrs. Jan Bjorkman, Principal Flute with the Milwaukee Ballet and LGMS woodwind instructor. 
DUDE. BE NICE!
Recently, LGMS students had an assembly, and the speaker was Jerry Ackerman with a presentation called, "Dude. Be Nice." Jerry engaged the audience, and his keynote focused on the following: 
  • Social media do's and don't's
  • What you do online matters
  • How to handle conflict without using social media
  • Proper ways to deal with things you see/hear online
  • What it means to have digital citizenship and respect for others
  • How to handle communication online
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
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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