May, 2018
Community Connect Newsletter
Title 1 Schools of Recognition
Eastview Elementary School and Star Center Elementary School were two of 135 public schools in the state to earn a Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition Awards for the 2017-2018 school year from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. The award highlights schools that have demonstrated success in educating students from low-income families.
Lake Geneva District Anthology Winners 2018
The students selected for the Lake Geneva District Anthology were honored at a reception on April 25 for their amazing artwork, prose, poetry, and illustrated writing pieces. The published authors honored are: Maddie Reed, Ella Jooss, Adrianna Buford, Abigail Wollaeger, Madison Wolf, Delaney Nottestad, Sasha Prohuska, Ava Cottle, Genevieve Wilson, Lexi Schmidt, Olivia Lois, Bethany Schultdt, Alex Vargas-Hookstead, Destiny Skinner, Alondra Abarca, Frida Perez, Sutton Fritz, Lilly Westlund, Jaiden Lauer, Dayton Schultz, Graycen Juchems, Dominic Alonzo, Caleb Monge, Kaaden Dull, Lauren Helsing, Demetrius Farmakis, and Elianah Wilhelm. Congratulations to these students for their efforts and talents!
Jt. 1 and Badger administrators and staff took part in an introduction to KIDS Lab, a new Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) curriculum being offered to schools by Gateway Technical College. As part of this pilot program, Jt. 1 will receive $10,000 in exciting classroom resources including three 3D printers and Rockenbok Mobile STEM Labs. Teachers will participate in training over the summer.
Badger Student, Carson Derda, Achieves Top ACT Score
Carson Derda, son of Troy and Kristie Derda, and a junior at Badger High School, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36. On average, only around one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. In the U.S. high school graduating class of 2017, only 2,760 out of more than 2 million graduates who took the ACT earned a composite score of 36.
Change for Autism Drive
at Star Center
Star Center recently participated in a "Change for Autism Drive" during Autism Awareness month in April. Thank you to everyone who participated in the Change for Autism Drive! Star Center raised $1,135.57 that will be donated to the Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin!  Jena Ecklund's 4th grade class won the pizza party by raising the most money. Way to go Star Center! 
Badger FFA Greenhouse Sale
Open Saturday, May 19th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open school days May 7th through 23rd from 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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 2018 teachers and support staff of the year. Congratulations to the following individuals!  

  • Elementary: Demetra Condos, Kindergarten Teacher at Central-Denison Elementary School
  • Middle School: Lauren Klement, Orchestra Director at Lake Geneva Middle School
  • High School: Beau Roddy, Special Education Teacher at Badger High School
  • Special Services: Sheri Thorsen, Guidance & Counseling at Badger High School
  • Joint #1 Support Staff: Kathie Swanson, Special Education Aide at Star Center Elementary School
  • Badger Support Staff: Lynelle Gramm, Administrative Assistant
4K Registration Open
2018 Summer Enrichment Program Registration is Open!
Come Grow with Us
Master Gardener George Mroch is visiting Eastview Elementary throughout the Spring as part of their Come Grow with Us, Ag in the Classroom program.

George has been planting at Eastview for about 5 years now. A few years ago, he suggested going from just planting marigolds to doing hydroponics. He brings in different colored lights and aquariums and infuses science into gardening.
Badger Community Education
Outdoor Education
Learning doesn’t always need to take place in the classroom. The 50th Annual Lake Geneva Schools' Outdoor Education Program brought lessons to life for sixth graders during the week of April 23.
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.
Badger High School
Forensics State Medalists
Badger students winning gold medals at the Wisconsin High School State Forensics meet were: back row, left to right, Sam Hill in Solo Serious, Sara Pison in Prose, Karen Castro in Public Address; Front: Austyn Hisaw in Impromptu, Mel Soto in Oratory, Bella Peetz in Farrago, Sophia Georges in Special Occasion, and Team Co-Captain Jessie Smith Solo Serious Karen Castro - Gold medal. The event was held on Friday, April 20th. 
A Message from Geneva
Lakes Family YMCA
The Geneva Lakes Family YMCA would like to thank the Lake Geneva School District for the opportunity to provide Y BASE to the families during the school year.  This licensed before and after school childcare program was developed by the YMCA to meet a need that the administration identified at the elementary level. It is with our combined efforts that this program was introduced providing a safe, convenient and nurturing environment for students attending Central Denison, Eastview and Star Center Elementary Schools.
We thank the administration for recognizing and filling this growing need. Providing resources, opportunities and programs that allow our children to learn, thrive and develop is paramount. We look forward to the 2018-2019 school year as we strive to make a positive difference together. To learn more about Y BASE please visit or call 262.248.6211.
Upcoming Dates to Remember
May 28, 2018 | No School
  • Memorial Day

June 1, 2018 | Last Day of School

June 3, 2018 | Badger High School Graduation
  • 1:30 p.m. at Badger High School
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