February 2020
Community Connect Newsletter
Straus Named Principal
at Badger High School
“Better never stops,” is the long-term vision Jenny Straus, who has been named Principal of Badger High School by the Lake Geneva-Genoa City UHS Board of Education on Monday, February 10, 2020, beginning in the 2020-2021 school year. Straus is serving as Interim Principal since the resignation of Russ Tronsen last summer.
Online Safety - Social Media, Online Games & More
The National Online Safety organization has put together some good resources for parents and educators about social media apps, online games, mental health, and trending issues with the goal of having informed discussions with children/ students.  
Additional resources can be accessed from the National Online Safety website:  
Nominate a Teacher & Support Staff of the Year
Please submit your nominations for Teacher of the Year & Support Staff of the Year for the 2019-2020 school year.
Southern Lakes Anthology
Students in grades 3-8 participated in a project sponsored by the Southern Lakes Advanced Learners Network called the Southern Lakes Anthology. Students were asked to produce a written or art piece related to the theme, "Beneath the Surface." The twenty-four pieces were selected to be part of our Lake Geneva District Anthology booklets, and these students will be honored at a ceremony on May 14.

Congratulations the following students who have been chosen for our Lake Geneva District Anthology booklet...
It's Career & Technical Education Month
Career & Technical Education is celebrated every year in February. Badger High School has a comprehensive CTE program including courses in Agriculture Science, Business, Family Consumer Science, Health Science, Marketing and Technology & Engineering. Each of these areas is supported by a Career & Technical Education Service Organization: FFA, DECA, FCCLA, HOSA and SkillsUSA.

Follow Badger's InstaGram and Facebook to see highlights of our programs and all of the great things our students do in CTE at Badger.

LGMS Geography Bee
Congratulations to the winner of the LGMS Geography Bee, Steven Wang and the 2nd place finisher Isaac Solverson!

Great work to all of the students who qualified for the Geography Bee: Brody Chrisman, Kyle Ellison, Leslie Flores-Cruz, Hunter McKittrick, Eli VanDeBerg, Sawyer Winders, Carmyne Arroyo, Robert Carlson, MacIntosh Greene, Ethan Knepper, Oliver Nafziger, Jose Valladolid, PJ Blount, Alex Cornue, Sydney Krause, Aaron Priester, Isaac Solverson, Steven Wang.
Becoming A Badger
On January 29, Becoming A Badger students in the Engineering, Manufacturing & Construction class used the CNC Plasma cutter to produce a name plate and used a Haas CNC mill to make a Badger keychain.
Save the Dates for Summer Enrichment 2020!
Lake Geneva Schools Summer Enrichment program offers stimulating, hands-on learning to three-year-olds through eighth graders. The program promotes life-long learning while making friends and having fun. Our dedicated teachers, who are passionate about their subjects, can't wait to share their excitement and ideas with students! Classes are open to all three-year-olds through eighth graders on a first-come, first-served basis. Three-year-olds must have turned three on or before June 1 and must be fully toilet-trained (no pull-ups, please). 
BHS DECA Presents -
Daddy Daughter Dance
Saturday, February 29th
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Badger High School Main Gym
Pre-K through 5th Grade
$15 per couple, $5 per extra girl
Elementary Family
Science Night
Family Science Night on February 4th sure was a blast! Thank you to everyone who attended and thank you to our amazing teachers and staff who made the event so great!
Open Enrollment - Join Us!
The 2020-2021 regular Public School Open Enrollment application period is February 3, 2020 - April 30, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Through the open enrollment process, students outside the district boundaries can come to learn with us.  If you live outside of the Lake Geneva Joint #1 Elementary School District or the Lake Geneva-Genoa City Union (Badger) High School District and are interested in learning more about our fine academic and co-curricular programs plus our premiere facilities,
call 262-348-1000!

Badger High School Announces Semester 1 Honor Roll
Badger High School announces the following students have earned High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the first semester of the 2019-2020 academic year. Badger Honor Rolls are based on grade point average (GPA). Students who earn a GPA of 3.8 or higher are listed on High Honor Roll and students who earn at least 3.3 but less than 3.8 GPA earn Honor Roll, based on semester grades.
District Spelling Bee
The following students participated in the District Spelling Bee held on January 14th at Lake Geneva Middle School:
  • Star Center: Kylah Hubbard and Autumn Patyk
  • Eastview: Alexis Torgerson, Max Schaefer, Hope Reyna, Evelyn Engerman, and Liam Finley
  • LGMS: Noah Baker, Antonion Dominguez, Evelyn Garcia-Martinez, Leslie Flores-Cruz, Logan Stoffel, Jordan Benitez, Alyssa Detkowski, Jonathan Zinkowich, Baily Dominguez, Elizabeth Krober, Jordan Samonig, and Abigael Tieman. 

Congratulations to the winners: 1st place – Abigael Tieman, 2nd place – Jordan Benitez, 3rd place – Noah Baker, and 4th place – Alyssa Detkowski.
Maple Park Charter School Now Enrolling for 2020-2021
Parents, Are you looking for a blended learning approach for your 4K - 8th grade students? We have the perfect fit for you. Our Maple Park Charter School offers a blended learning approach (parent teaching resources, hands-on materials, and virtual options) where each student's Individualized Learning Plan is personalized to support the child’s specific academic profile. Our Learning Coaches monitor and meet with families to ensure academic success. In addition, Maple Park students have the opportunity to attend enhanced learning days that include physical education, music, world cultures, art, literacy block, STEM, and more.
Teacher Features
The teachers and staff at Lake Geneva Schools are dedicated, talented, and wonderful individuals. Every day they work with children to provide every student an excellent education that ensures the development of responsible, respectful citizens and inspires life-long learning. 

Let's take a moment to get to know some of these remarkable individuals.
Badger Community Education
Badger FFA Strawberry Sale
The Badger FFA strawberry sale for 2020 runs until February 20, 2020. These strawberries are the first picks from Plant City, FL, the strawberry capital of the world! Strawberries are picked and placed on a truck to Wisconsin usually on the same day. The Florida Farm Bureau works with family farms to bring us these great strawberries directly. The strawberries will be delivered the week of March 10th, 2020.
Stay Up-To-Date on the Daily Happenings of our Schools
We would like to invite you to take a moment and follow our district and school social media feeds. Staying in touch with us on social media will keep you in the loop on the amazing things we are accomplishing together each day. Social media may also be a critical line of communication during emergencies and will be a great place for you to get up to date information. 
  • Knowledge - Learn about what makes our community, our schools, district programs, students, teachers, district staff, families, and the future so amazing!
  • Stay Connected - Keep up to date with what is going on at your student’s school and the district as a whole. Participate in the shared experience of our social media community. Like, share, comment on topics that inspire you!
  • Emergency Communication - During emergencies district and school social media feeds may be a critical line of communication with our community. When we respond to a school-wide or district-wide emergency, one of the first lines of communication to be updated will be social media.
Just click below and like and follow to stay in touch!
Dates to Remember
February 21, 2020 | No School
  • Teacher In-Service Day

March 23 - 27, 2020 | No School
  • Spring Break

March 30, 2020 | Classes Resume

April 10 & April 13, 2020 | No School

May 1, 2020 | No School
  • Teacher In-Service Day

May 25, 2020 | No School
  • Memorial Day

June 5, 2020 | Last Day of School

June 5, 2020 | LGMS Promotion Ceremony

June 7, 2020 | Badger High School Graduation
Community Backpack
The Lake Geneva Schools Community Backpack is your online bulletin for youth-related community activities and educational opportunities. Learn More
Share News With Us
Share your news, event summaries, photos and/or give us a "head's up" on your upcoming events so we can promote your successes. Learn More
Our Website
Please visit our website frequently for district-wide
and school specific announcements, and important information. lakegenevaschools.com
Forward this email to a friend so they can sign up to receive our monthly newsletter
Find archives of our
Community Connect Newsletter
on our website