November, 2019
Community Connect Newsletter
Star Center and Eastview Schools Receive Accolades While Districts Continue to Focus on Strategic Plan

It is indeed exciting times in the Lake Geneva Schools with two of our excellent elementary schools receiving recognition and plaudits on both the state and national level while the focus of the districts remain centered on our Strategic Plan.

Star Center School has been recognized nationally as a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence! A team of school representatives was sent to Washington, D.C. to receive this prestigious award. There are only eight schools in Wisconsin that received this prestigious award. We are all extremely proud of the excellent work of our students, their parents, staff and administration at Star Center. You make our entire community proud of your accomplishments!

Eastview and Star Center Elementary Schools have also been recognized by the State of Wisconsin as “Five Star Schools” for their excellent academic achievement! This is the state’s highest academic achievement recognition. Once again, we applaud the efforts of students, cooperation and support of parents, staff and administration for achieving this distinction for their school and our district.

The effort and support of an excellent school board also needs to be recognized for the support of the fine programs we are able to offer our students to achieve this remarkable success!

Our Strategic Plan continues to guide us during the 2019-2020 school year to provide the best educational opportunities possible for our students. There is a tremendous focus being placed on helping our students balance their academic growth with their social and emotional needs. As a school district we recognize the pressures that face our students at their particular age and grade level and work not only to provide the finest of academic programs, but the emotional support needed to be happy and healthy young adults. That will remain a goal of our school district as we move forward.

The 2019-2020 school year is off to a fine start. Many students are excelling academically and many more are or have been involved and have had great success in our fine extra-curricular programs. Fall athletic programs have now concluded at the high school as has the fall musical, “The Addams Family”. With that, our winter activities are well underway in all of our schools to provide many more fine opportunities for our students. We will continue to strive to provide the best academic and extracurricular programs possible for our students’ success in and out of the classroom.

Please continue to have the finest of 2019-2020 school years.

Jim Gottinger
Breakfast with Santa, Vendor Fair, and More
Saturday, December 7 marks an early sighting of Santa Claus in the Badger High School Commons. The Music Department fundraiser runs from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Plenty of music and youth activities surround the family breakfast, an annual event at the school.

From 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. dozens of vendors will be set up at Badger again this year for the 4th Annual Badger DECA Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair. Enter on the East Side, door J, and head into the Sports Center. FREE Admission, Raffles and more.  

At 1 pm., the Lake Geneva Middle School Fiddle Club & Jazz Choir will perform at the Lake Geneva Museum, 255 Mill St, Lake Geneva. Community members can enjoy classic Christmas carols as well as fiddle and jazz tunes.
Star Center Elementary Students... What is a Veteran?
AG Science Day
N early 300 third graders from Central-Denison, Randall, Star Center, Traver and Woods Schools spent time learning about agriculture science at Badger High School on Friday, October 18th. The hands-on experience exposes the children to the career pathways in the world of agriculture and excites them for when they will be students at the high school.
Lake Geneva Middle School Veterans Day Celebration
Lake Geneva Middle School hosted its annual Veterans Day celebration on Monday, November 11, 2019.  

The program featured patriotic music performed by the school’s seventh and eighth grade orchestras, bands and combined choirs, directed by Mrs. Lauren Klement, Mrs. Amanda Krause, and Mrs. Kim May and accompanied by Mrs. Carol Berndt. 

Colors were posted by the Color Guard from Post 24 of The American Legion, located in Lake Geneva. Veterans who attended the program “passed the microphone” to introduce themselves and announced when and where they served.

Following the assembly, community members, family members of students who are veterans, spouses of veterans, or widows of veterans attended a luncheon at the middle school. The lunch was prepared and served by eighth graders from Mrs. Tara Borland’s family and consumer science class.
Eastview Elementary School Veterans Day Celebration
LGMS Above & Beyond
On Wednesday, October 16, the Lake Geneva Middle School Counseling Department had the distinct honor of celebrating 70 outstanding students at our Above & Beyond Ceremony. This prestigious award is designed to showcase our outstanding students that go above and beyond our everyday expectations. Our award winners have displayed qualities such as overcoming challenges, exceeding typical performance, displaying perseverance, consistently staying positive, and supporting others. Congratulations to all the amazing students we have here at Lake Geneva Middle School.
Winter Weather Attire
Elementary Schools
Winter cold and snow is coming. Reminder students must have all 5 things listed below to go outside:
1. Gloves / Mittens
2. Hat
3. Winter Jacket
4. Snow Pants
5. Snow Boots
Don't forget to label ALL of your child’s outside clothing. Thank you!
Mark Your Calendar!
January 17, 2020 is an early release day.
ACT ScoreCelerator Student Workshop 2020
Badger High School is offering an ACT ScoreCelerator Student Workshop to help provide students with a better understanding of the ACT test.

WHEN: Thursday, January 30, 2020 
WHERE: Badger Auditorium 
TIME: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 
COST: $55.00 (Cash or check payable to Badger High School. To pay by credit card, please stop in the Badger main office.) 

This workshop is open to all 9, 10, and 11 grade students. There are a LIMITED NUMBER OF SPOTS AVAILABLE. Registration is open until filled. Don’t delay. Sign up today as this will fill up quickly. 
Badger Community Education
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Upcoming Dates to Remember
November 27 - 29 | No School
  • Thanksgiving Break

December 13 | No School
  • Teacher In-Service Day

December 23 - January 3 | No School
  • Winter Break

January 6 | Classes Resume

January 17 | Early Release Day
  • Badger: 11:06 a.m.
  • LGMS: 11:15 a.m.
  • Eastview: Noon
  • Star Center: Noon
  • Central-Denison: 12:15 p.m.
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