February 11 - February 22, 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.

Wednesday, February 13th
Incoming 9th Grade Parent Night 6:30 p.m.
Wrestling Conference Tournament @ Badger HS 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 14th
LATE START @ 9:30 A.M. - Students should arrive by 9:15 a.m.

Tuesday, February 19th
7th Girls Basketball - Inhouse League 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 21st
7th grade girls basketball v. East Troy
8th grade girls basketball @ East Troy
LGMS PTO meeting 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 28th @ 6:00 p.m. at Eastview Elementary School
Parenting the Snapchat Generation - Speaker Jerry Ackerman
(see flyer below for more information)
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.

Friday, February 22nd will be a full day with students (formerly an in-service day).
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).
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 TEAM: Dance Team has begun. We will practice Monday through Thursday until 4:05 PM. You may ride the 4:20 bus or have a ride ready at 4:15 PM. We will NOT have practice on Tuesday, February 12 due to Parent Teacher Conference invites only that night. We are planning to have our first performance on Monday, February 25, 2019 at approximately 4:05 PM. Please come cheer us on.

ORCHESTRA: Have your calendar marked for February 26, the Mid-Winter Orchestra Concert. Students will need to arrive dressed in their orchestra uniform by 5:15 pm for our combined piece rehearsal. This is worth 100 points in the grade book. Solo & Ensemble contest will be on Saturday, March 2 at LGMS. Students should be working on their duets and solos at the very least every weekend at home. On March 2, students will be heard during a time slot between 8:00 am-4:30 pm. Students will receive the schedule the week before Solo & Ensemble. The 7th/8th grade orchestra will perform a class piece as well as Fiddle Club. Students need to be in their orchestra uniform for these performances. Students are only required to be here during their specific time frame but may stay to watch others perform. Being present for ALL of their performances is worth a grade of 100 points.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: The girls will begin their season playing three intrasquad games on the following nights: February 11th, 14th, and 20th. These games will offer the girls an opportunity to compete against each other and learn prior to the 7th and 8th grade teams beginning their interscholastic competition on February 22nd against East Troy. The intrasquad games will all be held at LGMS from 3:30 til 5pm. Parents are encouraged to come out and cheer on their daughters as they work to improve their skills and learn to play as a team.

FAMILY SKI NIGHT: There are only a few more Friday nights left in February for you to buy cheap tickets. Mr. Turk will have Alpine Valley lift tickets available for purchase for Friday nights in February. He will have them all week long for the upcoming Friday night. The cost is $18 for each ticket (cash only). You DON'T have to have a card. You may pay $18 for each person interested in skiing (please bring cash). Mr. Turk will have lift tickets at school for Friday night, or you can find him at the hill on Friday night in the ski school area to purchase lift tickets. He will be there from 4-530ish...see you on the hill! If you have a question, please contact Mr. Turk at school.

SOLO AND ENSEMBLE: See information below.
CONGRATULATIONS to the following students who represented LGMS at the Math Meet January 15th - Great job by all!!

8th Grade: Bradley Lyon, Josh Schooley, Cameron Jansen, Aidan Francois; 7th Grade: Jacob Ghent, Dominic Maniscalco, Bailey Dominguez, Lucy Pether; 6th Grade: Oliver Nafziger, Owen Knopp, Gabby Schuldt, Kate McCann
Seventh grade math started their Friday class with an energizer today!

6th Grade: Jack Andersen, Ethan Knepper, Hao Liang, Oliver Nafziger, Jose Valladolid; 7th Grade: Jac Clark, Alex Cornue, Michael Meiers, Gina Stanaway, Isaac VanDeBerg, Steven Wang; 8th Grade: Austin Chrisman, Jack Kayser, Aden Konecny, Jared Lord, Josh Schooley, Patrick Sowiak

Winning was 8th grader Aden Konecny with 6th grader Oliver Nafziger coming in 2nd. Great job everyone!
Forensics students have worked hard the past two Saturdays at meets in Elkhorn and Lake Geneva. Students presented in a variety of categories, including demonstration speech, reader's theater, skit, and four-minute speech. Students earned a total of 16 superior and nine excellent rankings. Our final meet will be Saturday, February 9th. 

Participants included August Graas, Chloe Chappell, Dylan Boyle, Aaliyah Kruzel, Danikka Wise, Montana Peters, Aracelli Romero, Gracie Rasch, Keller Habenicht, Matti Golz, Railey Peters, Jocelyn Martinez, and Alana Perez
In Mrs. Pulokas's science class, students explored how to identify an unknown substance using chemical changes.
8th grade science students are exploring synthetic materials as they made a gel worms from
natural substances. 
7th grade science classes visited the library this week to learn tips and tricks for research from Mrs. Machan. Presentations begin on February 1st and students have a packet of information that outlines the research process. 
The 6th grade orchestra students performed for the class this week. Lots of progress has been made over the past few months! 
Congratulations 6th grade orchestra, choir and band students on a successful Local Solo & Ensemble! The judges had many positive comments for the students. The students were receptive to the comments given by the judge and most importantly the students learned you to better improve their singing and playing! A special congratulations goes out to the students who are advancing to the District Solo & Ensemble on March 2nd.
The 7th and 8th grade snare drum students worked with our guest clinician, Mr. Curt Heitl. The students enjoyed working on their parade drum solos for District Solo & Ensemble.  

Students in grades 4th through 8th from Star Center, Eastview and LGMS competed in the District Spelling Bee February 6th. For the third year in a row, 8th grader Crete Slattery won the spelling bee with 6th grader Marques Henson finished 4th overall.

Students participating included:
Star Center: Autumn Patyk, Sophia Liontas; Eastview: Liam Finley, Max Schaefer, Lily Kramer, Kaiser Dyer, Eli VanDeBerg; LGMS 8th Grade: Crete Slattery, Madeline Garvens, E.J. Gritzner, Logan Meinel; LGMS 7th Grade: Abigael Tieman, Hunter O’Brien, Isaac VanDeBerg, Araceli Romero-Molina; LGMS 6th Grade: Max Davis, Marques Henson, Jack Hiffman, Uziel Martinez
Eighth-Grade Language Arts students practice determining
theme using children’s picture books.  
Meanwhile .... 7th grade language arts students created entries for the Lake Geneva Regional News Writing Contest. Students were given the beginning of a story and needed to come up with an ending. Student submissions are voluntary and any winners will be printed in the newspaper. Ask your student to share his or her piece with you! 

Students in grades 3-8 participated in a project sponsored by the Southern Lakes Advanced Learners Network called the Southern Lakes Anthology. Students were asked to produce a written or art piece related to the theme, "Not Always Black and White" Eight pieces were selected to be part of Southern Lakes Anthology.
Congratulations the following students: 
Grade 5 - Jack Klug - Prose
Grade 5 - Emilyanne Giese - Illustrated Writing
Grade 7 - Isaac Solverson - Prose 
Grade 7 - Marcella Kutschma, Sydney Krause - Illustrated Writing
Grade 8 - Olivia Lois - Art
Grade 8 - Ava Ocker - Poetry
Grade 8 - Tinker Trent - Poetry
Grade 8 - Crete Slattery - Poetry 

District (WSMA) Solo and Ensemble: Grade7/8 (select 6th graders)
District Solo and Ensemble is a music festival for all 7th and 8th grade Band, Choir, and Orchestra participants. This festival is also open to surrounding school districts and Badger High School. All students will select a solo and/or ensemble that they will perform for an adjudicator. That solo must be from the approved WSMA list. The adjudicator will provide written and verbal critique, and a score for the performance. This is a required LGMS music event. The festival takes place from 8 a.m – 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 2nd at Lake Geneva Middle School, but students are only required to attend their event(s). Friends and family members are allowed to watch any of the performances. All of the music students have received their musical selections and should be working diligently on preparing for this event.

State (WSMA) Solo and Ensemble: Select students
If students perform a Class A solo and/or ensemble at the District Festival and receive a 1* they will advance to the State Solo and Ensemble. This is held in the spring. Usually only high school students play Class A and make it to State.
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
Badger Dance Team’s Hip Hop Kids Clinic
Monday February 11th
Badger HS Trends Studio
Cost: $20 includes t-shirt and admission to the game
Open to boys and girls from ages 4k-8th grade
★ With the opportunity to perform halftime at a Badger basketball game on February 15th!★
If interested, RSVP to badgerdanceteam@gmail.com
by February 1st. Register Here (copy and paste in to your browser) https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSeBbTabNBBpYouLMi…/viewform
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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