March 2023

Community Connect Newsletter

4K Registration

The time has come to start thinking about 4K for the 2023-2024 school year! 4K Registration is now open. ✨𝓝𝓮𝔀! ✨ Starting Fall 2023, you can enroll your 4K student in a full-day or morning half-day program at Lake Geneva Schools.

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Badger Students Advance As Finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program

Two Badger High School students have advanced as finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program and will be considered for National Merit Scholarships to be offered in 2023. Joshua Schooley and Erin Hensler each receive a Certificate of Merit from The National Merit Scholarship Program for this achievement.

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Summer Enrichment

Lake Geneva Schools and the Geneva Lakes Family YMCA are excited to announce that they are partnering to provide children in the community with adventure, learning, safety, friends, and fun this summer! 

During June, children in 4K-8th grade can participate in Lake Geneva Schools’ Summer Enrichment Program. New this year, the program will be a full-day program, Monday through Friday, at Eastview Elementary School. This program is FREE* to Lake Geneva Joint #1 students and families that reside in the Lake Geneva Joint #1 School District. Non-district/resident students can attend for a weekly fee. All children will receive breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack. *$25 weekly supply fee includes a shirt, water bottle, and more.

For the rest of summer, July and August, children can participate in the Traditional YMCA Day Camp! This program will be a full-day program, Monday through Friday, at Eastview Elementary School. The Traditional YMCA Day Camp is a fee-based program perfect for campers ages 4-12 who like a bit of everything, from sports to crafts and games to art; they will experience it all!

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Miss America & State Superintendent of Public Instruction Visit Badger

February 17th was an exciting day at Badger High School! A group of Badger STEAM students had the privilege of having Miss America, Grace Stanke, speak with them.

A self-described “nuclear nerd,” Grace is the third Wisconsinite to be crowned Miss America in the organization’s 101-year history. She is from Wausau and attends the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studies nuclear engineering. She grew up competing in scholarship-based pageants. Grace is an advocate for clean energy sources.

Badger was honored to have another special guest , Dr. Jill Underly, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Dr. Underly joined Badger students at the Miss America assembly. Following the assembly, she toured the high school and witnessed all of the wonderful things happening at Badger.

Star Center Elementary School

First Graders at Star Center visited the Lake Geneva Public Library! Ms. Wendy showed them all the wonderful things they could check out and play with. Each student got to check out a book with their very own library card!

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Eastview Elementary School

The Eastview Elementary School Winter Games Club, led by Mr. Tost and Mrs. Cruz, enjoyed the snow for their last meeting of the year.

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Badger High School Student Selected as National Youth Delegate for Prestigious Conference at George Mason University

Lucy Pether, a Junior at Badger High School, has been selected to represent Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, as a National Youth Delegate to the 2023 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University.

Pether joins a select group of 100 students from across the country to participate in an intensive, week-long study of leadership in environmental science and conservation. Pether was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in leadership in the sciences and conservation studies. 

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Summer Sports Camps

Badger High School offers Athletic Camps and Clinics throughout the Summer for all ages. Check the website for updates over the next few weeks.

Badger Athletic Camps

School Calendar Update

No School 4/10/23

Lake Geneva Schools has made a minor modification to this year’s academic calendar. Students will have no school Monday, April 10, 2023. This additional day off will follow our normally scheduled spring break. As a result, there will be no school from Monday, April 3 - Monday, April 10, 2023. All students and staff will return to school on Tuesday, April 11, 2023. We hope this extra day helps to make your spring break that much more enjoyable, with students returning ready to have a successful last quarter of the school year.

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Badger Girls Wrestling

The Badger Girls Wrestling team qualified three girls for the 2023 WIAA Individual State Wrestling Tournament, and all three earned a spot on the podium, including two state champions in freshman Carley Ceshker and junior Ella Creighton. Both girls went undefeated (4-0) in their respective matches against some of the top talent in the state. Senior Cameron Jansen also earned a spot on the podium, placing fifth after going 4-2 in the tournament. 

The last time Badger had a State Champion was 13 years ago. The last time Badger had a wrestling State Champion was 48 years ago (1975)! 

Carley Ceshker was also the first female wrestler to be voted as Co-Wrestler of the Year.

Congratulations to the wrestlers and their coaches!

Badger State Spelling Bee

Congratulations to Maple Park Charter School 6th Grader Naomi Tost. Naomi placed in the top three at the CESA2 Regional Spelling Bee. She then joined top spellers from across the state at the Badger State Spelling Bee in Madison on March 11th, where she placed 25th out of 55 spellers.

Photo Caption: Naomi Tost spells out a word during the Badger State Spelling Bee at Madison Youth Arts in Madison, Wis., Saturday, March 11, 2023. Photo Credit: Samantha Madar, State Journal

Photo Caption: Eleanor Bennett, left, fist-bumps Naomi Tost after they spelled their words correctly. Photo Credit: Samantha Madar, State Journal

Preschool Registration

We’d love to have your 3-year-old join us in Buzzing Bees Preschool next year! Registration is now open!

Preschool Information

Central-Denison Elementary School

How do students work on writing in Kindergarten? Here are a few teacher-led examples of how we practice sentence structure, penmanship and spatial awareness, and usage of sight words and phonetic spelling (writing the sounds we hear):

  • Silly Sentences: Mrs. Isom writes a sentence on the board with many “errors” from spelling to mechanics. The students help make the corrections and then write the correct sentence on their board.
  • ”Sloppy copies” and “Final copies”: Practicing on a whiteboard and making corrections first helps students write a neat copy for final work. It’s all part of the writing process!
  • Students use sound boxes to sound out new words in Guided Reading and transfer those skills, along with sight words, to write comprehension simple sentences with guided instruction.

It’s so exciting watching letters and sounds transfer to words and sentences in Kindie! 

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Maple Park Charter School

Maple Park Charter School middle schoolers have been learning about the blues genre and creating slideshows. They learned about the House of Blues in Chicago and created posters for their own music houses.

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Badger DECA members participate at Wisconsin DECA State Career Development Conference

Twenty-nine students from Badger High School competed at the Wisconsin DECA State Career Development Conference on February 27- March 1st. DECA members traveled to Grand Geneva Resort to compete in 28 occupational series events as well as prepared written project presentations. Over 1,400 students from Wisconsin participated in this conference.


Fifteen Badger DECA members were recognized on stage by earning medals in either their 100-question cluster test, one of the two role-play events in their event category, or a top ten finalist medal. Our chapter members captured 25 individual medals. Ten members earned a champion medal for placing first through tenth place in their event.


The following students earned a spot to compete at the International Career Development Conference in Orlando, Florida from April 21- April 26.

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Lake Geneva Middle School

On March 14th, the Lake Geneva Middle School Counseling Department had the distinct honor of celebrating 57 outstanding students at their Above & Beyond Ceremony. This prestigious award is designed to showcase outstanding students that go above and beyond everyday expectations. The 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!

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Academic Bowl 2023

The Badger High School Academic Team had an outstanding performance in the Southern Lakes Conference Academic Bowl on February 13, 2023. The Badger team took 2nd place with an overall score of 860. (1st place - Waterford Score - 868, 2nd place - Badger Score - 860, 3rd place - Westosha Score - 851). There are eight teams in the conference.

Academic Bowl Individual Results: 

Best all around: 

Carly Brown - British Literature 

Claire Howe - Biology

The Badger Academic Team is coached/advised by Dani Madecky and Gen Reed.

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Geneva Lakes Burger Throwdown

This spring marks the 12th Annual Geneva Lakes Burger Throwdown, an event showcasing the talents of local chefs while raising funds to help grow, and benefit the Badger High School ProStart Culinary program. The event is May 7th from 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm at the Ridge Hotel in Lake Geneva, with VIP tickets getting in an hour early at 11:30 am. Purchase your tickets before they are sold out!


Dates to Remember

  • March 24, 2023
  • End of 3rd Quarter

  • April 3 - April 10, 2023
  • No School
  • Spring Break
  • School Resumes on Tuesday, April 11, 2023

  • April 18, 2023
  • The PreACT Secure will be held on April 18th, 2023. Juniors and Senior students will have no school on this day. Click for details.

  • Monday, May 29, 2023
  • No School
  • Memorial Day

  • June 1, 2023
  • LGMS Promotion Ceremony

  • June 2, 2023
  • Last Day of School

  • June 4, 2023
  • Badger Graduation


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