May, 2019
Community Connect Newsletter
Teacher & Support Staff
of The Year
The Lake Geneva Joint #1 and Lake Geneva-Genoa City Union High School districts are privileged to announce the 2019 teachers and support staff of the year. Congratulations to the following individuals!

⭐️  Elementary: Amy Stanfield, Music Teacher, Central-Denison Elementary School
⭐️  Middle School: Tammy Pettijohn, 7th Grade Science Teacher, Lake Geneva Middle School
⭐️  High School: Nancy Salazar, ELL Teacher, Badger High School
⭐️  Special Services: Jenn Wagner-Martin, Guidance Counselor, Central-Denison Elementary School
⭐️  Badger Support Staff: Cathleen Kunes, Attendance, Badger High School
⭐️  Joint #1 Support Staff: Linda Kirkland, Aide, Central-Denison Elementary School

The districts will be celebrating the teachers and support staff of the year along with our retirees at a banquet held on May 29th at Hawk’s View Golf Club.
Badger FFA Greenhouse
The Badger High School FFA greenhouse is open! On Saturday, May 18, the greenhouse is open from 9 am to 3 pm. The greenhouse is open weekdays after school from 3:15 to 4:30 pm through May 23nd.

Students in the greenhouse management classes have been growing plants all semester in the Badger Greenhouses. Agriculture Instructor Larry Plapp estimates that over 30,000 plants have been planted for this annual event. Plapp and his classes have conducted a spring plant sale for 27 years. 
Math Bowl
4th and 5th grade students from Star Center Elementary and Eastview Elementary worked in teams to solve challenge math problems. All the problems were multi-step and required students to explain the mathematical thinking that went into solving the problem. It was equal parts math work and team work. Great work students!
Lake Geneva Schools & Guest Artist Dean Sorenson Present: The Area Jazz Festival
A special night of jazz featuring musicians from Badger, Lake Geneva Middle School, Brookwood Middle School and Woods School will be presented on Wednesday, May 29th in the Badger High School Auditorium. The concert will feature a piece written and arranged just for this evening by Dean Sorenson, Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

The Area Jazz Festival is an annual event in Lake Geneva. Each year a guest artist and clinician is brought in to work with and perform with the bands. Sorenson, mentor to Lake Geneva Middle School Band Director Amanda Krause, is a highly sought after composer and arranger. “A few years ago we reached out to Dean to see if he would be willing to write a commission for a mass jazz band,” said Krause. “He agreed and became sort of an ‘Artist in Residence’ for last year and this year. We are completely humbled that we were able to have Dean write this tune for our festival.”
Badger DECA Students Place 3rd at International Career Development Conference
Badger High School DECA students earned 3rd place at the International Career Development Conference in Orlando, FL, for School Based Enterprise Food Service Operations. Elise Carter (senior), Kylie Germann (junior) and Ashlyn Welch (sophomore) excelled through the competition from local to state to international on their quest.

This year there were over 500 schools around the country that earned Gold Certification to advance in competition. The Food Service Operations store project was completed by 224 chapters. These Badger students competed in one of the largest events at ICDC this year. The written project that qualified the chapter to compete was submitted by School Store Managers Ryan Johnson (senior) and Ben Rademaker (senior).
Mrs. Schoofield's Class Hosts Cool Cats Cafe at Eastview
As part of their writing unit, students put on a poetry cafe for Mrs. Nocek's class and special visitors. Mrs. Schoolfield's classroom was turned into the Cool Cats Cafe' where students read a variety of poetry they had written as part of the "Being a Writer" curriculum. Great job on your writing and performances students!
State Solo & Ensemble
2019 - LGMS
Congratulations to all of the LGMS students who performed at Solo & Ensemble on Saturday, March 2nd. You represented our community, school, and your programs with pride. We are incredibly proud of your efforts. Congratulations to the following LGMS students who performed a class A solo and have earned the honor to perform at the State Festival in May...
Badger FCCLA Advisor to Receive National Awards
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) will recognize Badger FCCLA Advisor Deanna Giovingo as a 2019 Master Adviser Award recipient and the 2019 National Spirit of Advising Award for her continued work with Badger students in the chapter.
Giovingo was nominated for these awards at the State level by Badger Principal Russ Tronsen. “Mrs. Giovingo is a dedicated educator and an exemplary Adviser leading our FCCLA Chapter,” Tronsen stated. She was presented with the accolades by Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction FCCLA Advisor, Diane Ryberg, at the recent FCCLA Leadership Conference held in Wisconsin Dells from April 8-10. Her application was then moved to the national level, which was approved.
3rd graders from Central-Denison Elementary School traveled back in time as they visited Old World Wisconsin.
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LGMS 6th Grade
Outdoor Education
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.
Lake Geneva Schools is opening two new charter schools for the 2019 - 2020 school year, Maple Park Charter School (Grades 4K - 8) and New Visions Charter School (Grades 9 - 12).
Star Center Running Start Reading Celebration
Throughout the months of March and April, first grade students at Star Center are participating in the Running Start Reading Program that focuses on first graders becoming fluent readers by the end of first grade. On Friday, April 26th, Star Center hosted a Running Start Celebration. Congratulations to the 1st graders on reaching their reading goals and thank you to the 4th grade and community volunteers who helped make the program a success!
Badger Community Education
4K Registration
 To register for the 2019-2020 school year, parents may pick up registration packets at the District Administration Center, 208 South St., Lake Geneva. - OR -  Print , Complete and Return the registration packet to the District Administration Center.  
Badger High School is now accepting registrations for the Learn-to-Swim program held during the summer at the Badger pool. Class times fill up fast - get your preferred spot today!
Lake Geneva Schools recognizes the important role that community organizations play in serving our students and area youth. Our Community Backpack program provides opportunities for local civic and not-for-profit organizations to share youth-related program information with the students and families in our district. If you have a submission or you'd like to see events happening in the area, visit our Community Backpack page. Please note that the content on this page will be updated frequently, so check back often.
Summer Enrichment Registration Now Open
Upcoming Dates to Remember
May 27, 2019 | No School

June 6, 2019 | Last Day of School

June 6, 2019 | LGMS Promotions Ceremony

June 9, 2019 | Badger High School Graduation
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