April 5 - April 19, 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.

April 8 - 12 - LAKE GENEVA SCHOOLS FOOD DRIVE
(See information below)

Thursday, April 11th
NO LATE START - School will start at normal time (7:30 a.m.)

Tuesday, April 16
LGMS Music Department presents Jazz n'More (see flyer below)

Friday, April 19 - NO SCHOOL

Thursday, May 30 - Orchestra Rental Night (Informational meeting and students may try the instruments - see flyer below)
8th GRADE PROMOTION CEREMONY IMPORTANT DATES

April 9: Deadline for students to turn in gown measurement sheet to homeroom teacher or Guidance.

April 10: Students' gown measurements will be taken during lunch. If a form has not been returned by April 9th, a gown will be ordered. Cost is $20.00.

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 mailed home early May.

June 6th @ 9:30 a.m.: Award Ceremony

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.

Monday, April 22nd will be a full day with students (formerly an off day)

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!

STUDENT COUNCIL: We are raising money for children with leukemia/lymphoma. Please donate any spare change to your student or ask them how you can make a donation online. This campaign will end on Friday, April 12th.

6th-8th GRADES INTRAMURAL SOCCER : Any student interested in playing LGMS Intramural Soccer should pick up an information packet from Mr. Jooss, Mrs. Capes, Mrs. Schultz or Mr. Marten. Soccer will begin on Wednesday, April 17th and runs until May 23rd. We practice and play Monday-Thursday each week and there will be a 4:15 bus available. All skill levels are encouraged to attend. 

Track : Track season is in full swing. 7th/8th grade students in Track are reminded to look at their practice/meet schedules to make sure they know all the events coming up. Athletes/Parents are reminded that there is NO late bus on meet dates and students will need to get picked up from LGMS on those dates. Deadline for anyone who wants extra track apparel is April 14th. The online order link is on your son/daughter's Track Google Classroom and is not required.
SCIENCE ROCKS!
Students are continuing to study our unit on rocks and minerals. In lab, students have been analyzing rock and mineral samples and learning about the rock cycle. Today, the students worked together and played "old school" Earth and Ocean games during class. There was so much fun and excitement, while they explored topics such as; ecology, oceanography, plates tectonics, natural resources, geology, and more.
SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER
FOOD DRIVE
Lake Geneva Schools is participating in the School Resource Officers of Walworth County Food Drive for the Walworth County Food Pantry. Please bring food donations to the main offices of Badger High School, Lake Geneva Middle School, Eastview Elementary School, Star Center Elementary School, or Central-Denison Elementary School on April 8th - 12th, 2019. Each school will have a food drive bin onsite. Lake Geneva Schools Resource Officer, Kara Richardson, will collect school donations at the end of the school day on Friday, April 12th.
On April 13th, the School Resource Officers from Lake Geneva, Williams Bay, Whitewater, East Troy, Elkhorn, Walworth, and Walworth County Sheriff Dept are traveling to six locations around the county to collect food donations for the Walworth County Food Pantry. Read more for the exact times! At approximately 7 pm on April 13th, officers will deliver all of the food collected to the Walworth County Food Pantry in their squad cars.
Read More For More Information:  http://bit.ly/2FZAMgr
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
SPRING COMMUNITY ED OFFERINGS
SUMMER ATHLETIC CAMPS
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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