May 6 - May 17, 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.

Tuesday, May 7
Band Concert @ 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 9
8th Grade Track Conference @ Badger 3:30 p.m.

Friday, May 10
Blue Man Group Trip for Music Students (see information below)

Monday, May 13
7th Grade Track Conference @ Delavan 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 14
Orchestra Concert w/ Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra 6:00 p.m. (see flyer below)

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)

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

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 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
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!

NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY : The NJHS Induction Ceremony will take place on Monday, May 6 from 3:00-4:00. Invitations will be coming home with select 7th grade and 8th grade students. 

JAZZ FEST: The Area Jazz Fest is at Badger High School on Wednesday, May 29th. It will feature the LGMS 7/8 Jazz Band, Brookwood, Woods, and BHS Jazz Programs. Our Guest Artist is Dean Sorenson! The concert begins at 6:30 pm, but 7/8 jazz students should arrive to BHS by 4:00 for dinner and a combined rehearsal. Uniform: Red Band Shirts, Khaki Pants, Black Shoes/Socks.  

BAND: The 5th-8th Grade Band and Jazz Band Spring Concert is Tuesday, May 7th at 6:00 pm in the LGMS Gym. Performers need to be to the middle school by 5:30 in their full uniforms ready to play. Uniform: Red Band Shirt, Khaki Pants, Black Shoes/Socks.  

BAND: The Memorial Day parade is on Monday, May 27th. 6th, 7th, and 8th grade band students should arrive to LGMS by 8:30 am. We will bus to downtown Lake Geneva together. Following the parade we will perform in a short Ceremony in Flat Iron Park. We will return to school by bus and students should rides arranged for 11:30 at LGMS. The uniform for the parade will be red band shirts, khaki pants, and all black shoes and socks. 
CONGRATULATIONS MRS. PETTIJOHN!!
LGMS TEACHER OF THE YEAR
OUTDOOR ED SUCCESS!
Learning doesn’t always need to take place in the classroom. The 51st Annual Lake Geneva Schools' Outdoor Education Program brought lessons to life for sixth graders during the week of April 22. Students spent two full days in the great outdoors at YMCA Camp Maclean in Burlington. The program provided students with a variety of unique learning experiences. These experiences involved a hands-on approach to learning about human interaction and socialization, as well as a laboratory experience in working with ecology, nature, and outdoor skills.
8 th  Grade Blue Man Group Trip  
Friday, May 10, 2019

All 8th grade music students (even those not attending the trip) participate in the clinic at 7:30 am with UW-Whitewater faculty. Students and chaperones need to dress nicely! No jeans or shorts.  

Itinerary:
7:00 a.m. – Chaperone Meeting
7:30 a.m. – Be in your spot ready to perform in your designated music room for a rehearsal with our guest clinician from UW-Whitewater. Be prepared to leave immediately following the rehearsal.
8:30 a.m. - Depart LGMS
10:30 a.m. - Arrive for lunch at Hard Rock Café – Chicago
12:00 p.m./sooner - Depart Hard Rock Café for Briar Street Theatre
12:30 - Arrive at Briar Street Theatre for Blue Man Concert
1: 00 p.m. Concert - Concert is 1 hour and 45 minutes – no intermission
2:45 p.m. - Autographs and bathroom break
3:10 p.m. - Load bus and depart Chicago
5:30 p.m. - Arrive back to LGMS (time may change due to traffic)

Students may call home on their cell phone when we cross the state line. 
We will be exiting Chicago at rush hour on a Friday evening
Please arrange student pick-up as they will not be able to ride the end of the day bus  
IMPORTANT MUSIC DATES!
SCIENCE FUN!
Students in 7th grade science are using their chromebooks to navigate the USGS (United States Geological Survey) website. Citizens, emergency responders, and engineers rely on the USGS site for accurate and timely information on where an earthquake occurred, how much the ground shook in different locations, the expected economic and human impacts, and what the likelihood is of future significant ground shaking. In class, students are plotting seismic activity on a world map, analyzing seismic trends, and m aking predictions about future seismic activity. To learn more, go to  https://earthquake.usgs.gov/
Students in 7th grade science worked together and played Roll-A-Word to review science terms. Students used whiteboards and dry erase markers during the review.
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
SAVE THE DATE
STOP IN THE LGMS MAIN OFFICE TO PICK UP A BROCHURE!
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