January 2021
Community Connect Newsletter
In December, the Lake Geneva Joint #1 School Board and the Lake Geneva-Genoa City Union (Badger) High School Board made the decision to go to referendum on April 6, 2021. 

The voters will be asked to approve the exceeding of the revenue limit by $750,000 for each district for the 2021-2022 school year and thereafter, for recurring purposes consisting of ongoing operational expenses to address issues for both the Lake Geneva-Genoa City Union (Badger) High School District and the Lake Geneva Joint #1 District. If approved by voters, the solution will provide recurring funds to maintain current district programming and services within each district. Additionally, the Badger School District will ask voters to approve a $6 million renovation to the existing high school for needed facility improvements.

The renovation to the existing high school will include the following facility improvements:
  • Replacement of oldest roofing sections 
  • Technology enhancements
  • Upgrade 1958 portions of Badger High School
  • Remodel of cafeteria/union
  • Replace original main gymnasium bleachers and flooring to provide safe, secure and comfortable environments for students, staff and the community
  • Remodel and secure lobby area and restrooms to meet code and foster a safe and secure environment
  • Renovate the Badger kitchen
  • Address code, maintenance, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) issues throughout 1958 portions of the building 
  • Upgrades to the auditorium, LED lighting and athletic facilities 

We are pleased to announce that Lake Geneva-Genoa City Union High School District has just retired a considerable amount of debt. This has placed our districts in a favorable position to be able to pass the April 6, 2021 referendum questions for Lake Geneva-Genoa City Union High School District and Lake Geneva Joint #1 School District with NO TAX INCREASE for our residents.
Preschool & 4K 2021-2022
It's time to register for Preschool & 4K for the 2021-2022 School Year. Click the link for more information: https://bit.ly/33ExYSp

Register your child at the District Administration Center.
208 E. South Street, Lake Geneva
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Monday - Thursday) & 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Friday)
Bring a certified copy of your child's birth certificate and proof of residency.
COVID-19 Resource & Communication Center
Lake Geneva Schools continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 global pandemic. Please know that the health and safety of our students and staff is our top priority. We will be continually updating our official COVID information on our own dashboard located on each school's website and labeled COVID-19 Resource and Communication Center. There you will find up-to-date information and numbers of COVID-19 cases in our schools. The Dashboard is updated Monday through Friday with the latest information.
What if high school was more than just four years of preparation for college and career? What if high school and college took place simultaneously? And what if you could leave high school with skills for immediate employment?

In alignment with our goal of improved student achievement through enhanced curriculum offerings, we are pleased to introduce The Academies of Badger, dual enrollment programs to prepare students for careers and college.

Each Academy pathway consists of a series of dual enrollment Transcripted Credit, VanGUARD, Start College Now, and Advanced Placement courses that carry high school and college credit which is transferable to pathway specific, Wisconsin 4-year public and private universities.

Through the Academies of Badger, students will be able to complete 6-32 credits toward a post-secondary degree at little to no charge to them while earning their high school diploma.

The Academies of Badger classes are inclusive to all students.
Don't forget about the Daily At-Home Health Check

Please complete the Daily At-Home Health Check prior to sending your student to school. It is vital to ask the questions on the checklist each and every day to prevent the possibility of exposing other students or staff. This checklist is to be filled out at home, daily on the honor system. It is not required to be handed into the school.

If you answer yes to any of the questions on the checklist:
- Keep your student home.
- Let the school office know the questions which were answered yes.
- Follow the appropriate guidelines for when to return to school: 

Thank you!
Now Hiring - Part-Time Kitchen Workers
Applications available at L.G. Schools District Administration Building (208 South Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147)
Now Hiring - Substitute Teachers 
Apply Today: https://bit.ly/2QlpOaE 

Please return all completed sub and support staff applications to our District Office located at 208 E. South Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147. 

For questions regarding subbing, please contact Lynelle Gramm at 262-348-1008
Food Services
What's for breakfast & lunch? Click the button below for menus and other important Food Services Information.
Scholarship Fundraiser
with Verlo Mattress
Verlo Mattress
Saturday, February 20, 2021
9 am - 5 pm

Badger High School has partnered with Verlo Mattress to do a Fundraiser. The fundraiser is on Saturday, February 20th from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Verlo in Lake Geneva (2462 State Road 120). 20% of all sales that day will go to the Badger High School Scholarship Fund. Additional funds will also go to Badger clubs, groups and teams as well as the "Future Badgers" at our Joint #1 Schools. It’s EASY . . . When checking out, mention the name of the school or club to be credited!

Share this with friends and family members!

”Future Badgers” at Central-Denison Elementary, Eastview Elementary, Star Center Elementary, Lake Geneva Middle School PLUS any band, orchestra, choir, athletic team, or school-sanctioned organized club are participating.
Upcoming Ages 2 1/2 - 5 Developmental Screenings
  • January 22, 2021 - 9:00 am
  • February 19, 2021 - 9:00 am
  • March 19, 2021 - 9:00 am

The purpose of the developmental screening is to check on your child's overall development and to determine if he/she may need further testing or services prior to school.
Share School Photos
Do you have photos from a school event, classroom activity, student success, etc? If yes, email the photos and short summary including the student(s) first name and school they attend to photos@badger.k12.wi.us

Submitted photos will be shared on our social media platforms. Please remember face-coverings and social distancing while capturing these moments. Thank you!
Badger Community Education
Check out all of the spring offerings.
Parenting the Love and
Logic Way
Parenting is hard - parenting in the pandemic has been even more difficult. Join Lake Geneva Middle School Counselor Rob Ocker to learn effective parenting techniques from the Love & Logic Institute that work. Join us Virtually on Wednesday Nights: March 24, April 7, April 14 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
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. 
Donate for College Scholarships for the Badger Class of 2021
The Badger Union High School Endowment Fund is making a community-wide appeal for donations to be used for college scholarships for the graduating seniors of the Class of 2021. Scholarships are awarded to well-rounded students who have achieved a high level of academic standing and have participated in extracurricular activities along with community involvement.

Our foundation has several scholarships that are endowed. We are working to build the fund of scholarships made possible through annual fundraising and donations. Help celebrate this proud community accomplishment with a gift of any size. Our well-deserving students have used their scholarships to attend accredited universities and technical colleges. Any gift large or small is appreciated.
The PowerSchool Parent Portal gives parents and students grades 6 - 12 access to real-time information including attendance, grades and detailed assignment descriptions, school bulletins and even personal messages from a teacher. You can also use PowerSchool to register to receive email alerts for grades, attendance, assignments and more. It’s a great way to stay connected to your child’s teachers and our school.

PowerSchool can be accessed via any device, and a free App is available for Apple and Android users in your phone's app store. The District Code for all schools is: QHKK

Learn more here: http://bit.ly/lgspowerschool
Winter Weather Attire
Joint #1 Schools
Dates to Remember
January 22, 2021
  • No School - Teacher In-Service Day

February 26, 2021
  • No School - Teacher In-Service Day

March 25, 2021
  • End of 3rd Quarter

March 26, 2021
  • No School - Teacher In-Service Day
March 29, 2021 - April 2, 2021
  • No School - Spring Break
  • School Resumes - Monday, April 5

April 30, 2021
  • No School - Teacher In-Service Day

May 31, 2021
  • No School - Memorial Day

June 4, 2021
  • Last Day of School
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