November 16-30, 2018
Wolves Word Newsletter
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, November 19
Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30-7:00 p.m.
Babysitting will be provided by members of NJHS during Parent/Teacher Conferences in Room 215.

Wednesday, November 21 - NO SCHOOL
Thursday, November 22 - NO SCHOOL
Friday, November 23 - NO SCHOOL

Monday, November 26
7th Boys Basketball @ East Troy
8th Boys Basketball v. East Troy

Tuesday, November 27
Orchestra Concert @ 6:00 p.m. (see flyer below)

Thursday, November 29
7th Boys Basketball @ Waterford (Fox River Middle School)
8th Boys Basketball v. Waterford

Monday, December 3
7th Boys Basketball @ Whitewater
8th Boys Basketball v. Whitewater (4:10 p.m.)
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 TEAM: The next performance by the Dance Team will be on Monday, November 26 at approximately 4:05 PM and again on Thursday, November 29, 2018. They will be able to ride the 5:30 bus if they are not picked up after the performance. Please come and cheer us on. We do NOT have any practices other than on performance nights.  

CHESS CLUB: Chess Club will meet on Wednesday, November 28th in Mrs. Pettijohn's room until 4:10. There is a 4:15 bus available.

SOUL CLUB: LGMS SOUL club has started working on our first service project planning. Students are excited to be working together, looking at the logistics, communication, and delegation skills required to plan large projects. Stay tuned to hear about our progress!

GAY-STRAIGHT ALLIANCE CLUB (GSA) : LGMS has started our first after-school Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) club soon on Mondays in Ms. Kinney’s room until 4:00 pm. A Gay-Straight Alliance is a club that works to promote a more inclusive and accepting learning environment for all students. ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN. There is a 4:15 bus available. For a permission slip or questions, see Mrs. Milligan in the guidance office, or Ms. Kinney in seventh grade Olympus house. Information on ordering apparel below.

SKI CARDS: Mr. Turk has Alpine Valley ski cards available for $18. This student card allows the cardholder to ski most days after 3PM for $18. Cards are for any family member under 18 years old. LGMS ski nights will be held in January and February 2019...more info on ski nights as it comes closer. Call or email Mr. Turk for questions.

ORCHESTRA : Winter Orchestra Concert is coming up on Tuesday, November 27th. The concert will take place in the LGMS gym and begin at 6 pm but students need to arrive by 5:30 pm. Concert dress is required: Orchestra polo, black pants, black socks and all black shoes. Attending the concert is worth a grade in the gradebook. Students may stay after school until the concert.  


PTO FUNDRAISER
The Lake Geneva Middle School PTO is proud to support its students, teachers and staff. We are always looking to create opportunities for students to have fun and bond in and outside of the classroom. This year, we are hosting two all school dances, funding the 7th grade lake walk and 8th grade incentive events as well as the 8th grade promotion dance. Additionally we provide appreciation lunches to our teachers and support staff as well as award a $500 college scholarship to a former LGMS student. Thankfully, we are able to do all this through the generous support of students and parents who help our efforts by supporting our  one and only  fundraiser of the year  our  LGMS School Raffle with a grand prize of $500 cash.  All ticket sales are due by November 27. The Thanksgiving holiday will be the perfect time for your student to reach out to family and friends to sell the 10 red raffle tickets that they were sent home with. Should your student want more tickets to sell they are available at the office. The top  student seller receives  $100.   The PTO thanks you in advance for your efforts to support the LGMS and wish your family a happy Thanksgiving.  
VETERANS DAY ASSEMBLY


Once again, LGMS put on a spectacular Veterans Day program honoring those who have served our country. Thank you to everyone involved and thank you to our Vets! To view all photos, click on this link: Veterans Day 2018
LEARNING THE FROG ANATOMY TO PREPARE FOR FROG DISSECTION LAB
EIGHTH GRADE MATH IS FINDING THE AREA AND PERIMETER OF THE ROOM
BAND BRAVING THE WEATHER TO PRACTICE FOR THE LAKE GENEVA ELECTRIC PARADE COMING UP DECEMBER 1st!





STUDENTS IN
8TH GRADE SCIENCE CONDUCTING AN M&M ELECTRON LAB.
IMPORTANT PARENT INFORMATION
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
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