Lake Geneva Schools District News & Fall Badger Community Education Course Guide

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2019 Course Guide & District Update

Welcome New Administrators! has departed to return to the classroom and we welcome As the summer of 2019 Mrs. Erin Zigler to serve as winds down, preparations are the new Principal at Eastview being made for the upcoming Elementary. 2019-2020 school year. We Mrs. Zigler comes to us with will welcome students back twenty-one years of educafor the first day of classes on tional experience, serving Tuesday, September 3, 2019. the last six as the Principal at Upon arrival at our schools, Randall School. Mrs. Zigler’s new faces, or faces in new background includes work as places will greet students at a Gifted and Talented teacher, Badger High School and Eastclassroom teacher at both the view Elementary. third grade and fifth grade Ms. Jenny Straus will serve levels and a learning support as the Interim Principal at teacher and assistant principal Badger High School for the at Randall School, which is 2019-2020 school year. With a 4K-8th grade school. This the late departure of Principal tremendous background and Russ Tronsen, who accepted wealth of experience bodes the Principal position at Beawell for her success as our ver Dam High School, Ms. building principal at Eastview Straus will take over the reins Elementary. We look forward of Badger for the school year. to welcoming her to our disMs. Straus has been in educatrict for the upcoming school tion for twenty-eight years, year. serving the past ten years as an Our schools will continue to Associate Principal at Badger. focus on academic achievePrior experiences include five ment during the school year. years as an Assistant PrinciWe are extremely proud of pal at Delavan-Darien High our elementary schools (EastSchool and thirteen years view, Star Center and Centralas high school teacher at Denison) being recognized as Delavan-Darien High School. five-star schools (Wisconsin’s This vast level of experience top academic level) during gives her great background to the 2018-2019 school year assume this leadership role at as well as the entire Joint#1 Badger High School. As we District achieving this level of wish the best for Mr. Tronsen academic success. In addiin his new role, we welcome tion, Star Center Elementary and look forward to Ms. Straus reached National Blue Ribserving in her new leadership bon recognition. What a great role in our district. honor! Improving academic Eastview Elementary school achievement for all of our will also be under new leaderstudents at all grade levels will ship. Principal Tami Martin continue to be our focus. BADGER COMMUNITY EDUCATION -- 2 By Dr. Jim Gottinger Superintendent

With that, it is our Strategic Plan that will continue to provide the framework for our efforts to improve. The social/ emotional health and growth of our students and staff is extremely important to all of us in the district. It is at the center of our Strategic Plan goal to address the increasing pressures placed upon our young people growing up at this time in our history. Our district staff pride themselves in building relationships with our students to make them well-adjusted people. We will never lose focus on what we call the “whole child”. We will continue to strive to make all of our students well-rounded, healthy successful people as well as our best efforts to have them succeed academically. In addition to social/emotional well-being and academic success, we will continue to focus on improving our safety practices and procedures as well as improving our community connection through social media and other avenues. In conclusion, we welcome all of our students, their families and our community back for the 2019-2020 school year. We will do our best to provide the best education possible for the young people of our school district. We look forward to working with you to make that goal a reality. Have a great 2019-2020 school year! Please strive to make this year best ever for all of us!

"Buzzing Bees" Swarm Lake Geneva! Dr Jan Eckola, Director of Curriculum & Instruction

Buzzing Bees is the new preschool program for three year olds housed in the Lake Geneva Elementary Schools. Childhood experts agree that attending a high-quality program prepares kids for kindergarten and beyond. Preschool refers to an early-childhood educational class for 3 -year-olds. Preschools offer a part-time schedule (for example, a few hours a day, two to five times a week) from September to May. The two districts that compose Lake Geneva Schools pride theirselves in working to meet the needs of all children. They both have the mission to provide opportunities for all children to grow and excel. Lake Geneva Schools is excited to provide quality early academic readiness to the Lake Geneva area. Fall 2019 will bring a 3-Year-Old Preschool to Lake Geneva Joint #1. The preschool will be at two locations, Central-Denison and Star Center Elementary Schools, and is a tuition based program. Lake Geneva Joint #1 3-Year-Old Preschool was established for the purpose of providing quality early academic

Sneak Peek . . . . The Buzzing Bees classroom will be brightly colored and loaded with fun, educational opportunities for three-year-olds.

readiness, building a strong base around social-emotional THERE'S STILL well-being, and creating a TIME culture that will help foster a pleasure in learning to young TO REGISTER children. Lake Geneva Joint #1 believes that 3-Year-Old Visit our Preschool, not mini-first grade, is about using play, website for social interactions and lanregistration guage experience to educate and help children grow. information! Lake Geneva Joint #1 has www.lake built the curriculum around the child. We are child-cengeneva tered and believe that all children learn through play together. Our teachers are Wisconsin licensed teachers who have received training in district practices. We use a variety of educational strategies and methods to meet the needs of each student. We have play-based centers as the main component in our classroom. These are designed specifically with each individual student in mind. We use the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards to develop the content of our curriculum and guide our scope and sequence throughout the school year. As a 3-Year-Old Preschool, Buzzing Bees focuses on the specific developmental domains and standards that have been created for 3-year-olds in the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards. The district also saw the need for wrap around care for both 4-year old kindergarten and three year old preschool. We are excited to expand our partnership with the Lake Geneva YMCA and provide this care separate from the regular school care. We are excited about this expanded collaboration. For many children, preschool is their first experience in a structured setting with teachers and groups of children. It’s an opportunity to learn to share, follow instructions, and begin the foundation for learning that will occur in elementary school. We hope you will check out the newest addition to Lake Geneva Schools, the three year old preschool. We think you will love what you see! If you are interested in enrolling a child in three year old preschool or would like further information, please contact the Lake Geneva Schools’ District Office at 262-348-1000. BADGER COMMUNITY EDUCATION -- 3



10 am - 4 pm

Badger High School


An entire day for families to play!

• Bouncy Houses & Playgrounds! • Stage performances, meet & • Face Painting, Arts & Crafts, greet by Fairytale Princesses Photo Booth, Caricatures • And so much more! ADVANCE TICKETS ONLINE: $7.00 ADULTS • $4.00 KIDS BADGER COMMUNITY EDUCATION -- 4


SLAM DUNK FUN at Summer Shooting Camp

Badger basketball coach John Witte led a shooting camp for boys this summer. Camps are a staple here during the summer months.



Committed to supporting quality education programs, a community need has arisen for a blended learning approach that will challenge students to reach their full potential. As a result, the Lake Geneva Schools Boards of Education have joined with the Maple Park Charter School and New Visions Charter Schools Governance Boards to create two new options for learners.


The Maple Park Charter School offers a blended learning approach. Each student's personalized learning plan is developed by the student's parents, the teacher on record, along with student input. • Individualized curriculum based on state-mandated standards;

Blended learning is used to leverage the best of both face-to-face learning and online learning, pursuing the goal of serving each student’s individual learning needs. Each student's personalized learning plan is developed by the student's parents, the teacher on record, along with student input.

• Optional enhanced learning day activities include gym, music, world cultures, art, literacy block and STEM are held on Tuesdays or Thursdays.

• Virtual, individualized curriculum based on state-mandated standards supported by a Local Educational Guide (LEG) who provides face-to-face support.

• Menu of learning options to fit the needs of the students (parent teaching resources, hands-on materials, and virtual options). The parent selected curriculum will be chosen from approved curriculums that provide for academic growth consistent with Wisconsin State Academic Standards.

• Students can also attend classes at Badger High School as part of their blended approach.

• Our virtual curriculum component is paired with a licensed teacher that delivers the virtual instruction and a local educational guide that provides face-to-face support.

• Parents and students attend curriculum planning sessions with the LEG and a counselor to create a four-year planning guide. • Career Clusters guide course selections to group required courses and electives into coherent sequence in preparation for 2-year, 4-year colleges or careers motivating students to work harder and enroll in more rigorous courses.

• Weekly check-ins with a licensed teacher focusing. • Parents attend curriculum planning sessions with one of our licensed teachers. • Prompt teacher responses to inquiries from parents/guardians is ensured.

All students taking virtual classes will follow guidelines set forth by the Lake Geneva-Genoa City Union High School and Lake Geneva Joint #1 School District Online Learning Options Handbook.


Straus' Vision:

Better Never Stops for Badger

“Better never stops,” is the longterm vision for Badger High School’s Interim Principal, Jenny Straus, who will lead Badger after the departure of Russ Tronsen. Straus, who served for 10 years as associate principal prior to her appointment as principal, promises to “continue to grow our educational community’s capacity to bring realworld career and college opportunities to students.” In his announcement of Straus’ appointment, Superintendent Jim Gottinger stated, “we are very confident Ms. Jenny Straus will be up to the challenge to lead Badger High School during the 2019-2020 school year as the Interim Principal. She has been in her current role for ten years and that experience bodes well for her to be successful in her new role as Principal for the 2019-2020 school year. Badger is truly in good hands!” Straus is a graduate of UW LaCrosse BADGER COMMUNITY EDUCATION -- 6

and earned her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Wisconsin. Her educational philosophy is “Excellence, Equity, and Kindness. Build relationships that support high quality education for every student.” This practice has included 13 years teaching and five years as associate principal at Delavan Darien High School. Since coming to Badger, she highlights accomplishments as opportunities she has helped others create including the Community Garden, two student organizations Up & Out and GSA and Stress Management class. In addition she has worked diligently in relationship building with families to support student learning. “There will always be room to grow, be better, and evolve,” said Straus. She deems the staff and facilities as top notch and pledges to continue to act on district and building goals in moving Badger forward. Straus will build on Bader’s history of community partnerships to bring real-world career and college opportunities to students. “Experiences that put to use the skills and knowledge students gain through their work with our exceptional faculty and they can use to propel them beyond high school,” she said. This year, Straus aims to continue to grow Badger’s educational community’s capacity to ensure that all students succeed at Badger. As students get ready to come back she urges them to enjoy the rest of the summer. “Take time to recharge - get ready for a challenging and rewarding school year,” she said.

TEACHER FEATURES Short Bios Featuring Lake Geneva Schools Teachers & Staff

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 these remarkable individuals. Each week, we will post a short bio featuring one teacher or staff member. Visit or follow us on Facebook @ LakeGenevaSchools.

Maple Park Charter School recently had an Ice Cream Social at Star Center Elementry School. The social was held on July 16th. Families that were enrolled in the 4-yearold kindergarten to 8th-grade school were invited to enjoy a treat and have a tour of the school. Lake Geneva Joint #1 realized there was a community need for a blended learning approach that would challenge students to reach their full potential. Maple Park Charter School is a new and unique learning environment for students. The Maple Park charter offers a blended learning approach by developing a personalized learning plan with the student's parents, the teacher on record along with the student input. Maple Park Charter School provides individual curriculum based on state-mandated standards. The program includes a menu of learning options that best fit the needs of the students. Students have the opportunity to attend enhanced learning days. These enhanced learning days are filled with activities that include art, literacy, physical education, mathematics, and world cultures. Parents and students enjoyed the social, which allowed them to see the instructional spaces, meet other parents, ask questions, and have a treat. Sweet Tooth Ice Cream Catering's Ice Cream Wagon was used to add to the festivities. Everyone enjoyed the evening!


Choosing A Medicare Drug Plan/ Medicare Advantage Plan for 2020 Julie Juranek, Elder Benefit Specialist, Walworth County

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 or Thursday, November 7, 2019 6:00-7:30 p.m. Badger High School Room 612 FREE

If you are a Medicare Beneficiary or soon to be a Medicare Beneficiary, you may benefit from this workshop. Medicare Part D drug plans and Medicare Advantage plans may have big changes in the coming year. The Annual Open Enrollment for Medicare D drug plans and Medicare Advantage plans is October 15th through December 7th, 2019. The plans become effective January 1st, 2020. The class will show you how you can use the Medicare website on your computer to find the best 2019 Medicare Part D drug or Advantage Plan to meet your healthcare needs and hopefully save you money in the coming year. Basic computer skills are required to participate in this workshop, in order to learn how to navigate and use the Medicare website. Please bring your up to date medication list and your current insurance information. Space is limited and pre-

registration is required.

Getting Started with Medicare

Jim Pfeil, Financial Advisor, Sierra Financial Services, Retirement Income Certified Professional

Monday, October 14, 2019 6:30-7:30 p.m. Badger High School Room 802 FREE

Medicare has many options and is a critical piece of your retirement strategy. Understand the differences between Medicare Supplements, Medicare Advantage, and Part D coverage, plus the timing of applying for benefits. BADGER COMMUNITY EDUCATION -- 8

Understanding Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney & Probate

Nicholas A. Egert, Egert Law, S.C., Attorneys at Law 835 Geneva Parkway North, Suite 1, Lake Geneva WI 53147

One-night Presentation Pick One: Wednesday, September 18; Thursday, October 24; OR Tuesday, November 12. 7:00-8:00 p.m. Badger High School Room 813 No Charge – Pre-registration REQUIRED

Estate planning attorney, Nicholas A. Egert, from Egert Law, S.C. in Lake Geneva, will discuss and answer questions about the most important things you need to know about Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, and Probate. In this presentation you will learn the basics on each topic, pick up helpful tips on how to navigate a probate proceeding, improve your understanding of estate planning, and get answers to your questions.

Securing Social Security: Today, Tomorrow, and for the Future

Jim Pfeil, Financial Advisor, Sierra Financial Services, Retirement Income Certified Professional

Monday, September 23, 2019 6:30-7:30 p.m. Badger High School Room 802 FREE

Claiming Social Security in the optimal manner is critical to any person’s retirement income strategy. Learn about claiming options, timing of benefits, spousal and survivor benefits, and how Social Security can affect other aspects of your retirement finances. Securities and advisory services offered through: Calton & Associates, Inc. Member FINRA & SIPC. 2701 N. Rocky Point Drive, Suite 1000. Tampa, FL 33607. 813-264-0440. Calton & Associates and Sierra Financial Services are separate entities.


Badger High School

Athletic Passes Single Adult = $25 Student Pass (K-8) = $15 Family Pass = $45

All Home Games Only No WIAA Tournament Contests

Contact Tami @ 262-348-2000 ext. 2260 or mail payment to: Badger High School Athletic Pass att: Tami Buntrock, 220 South Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147


Welch Building Leadership Potential Through HOBY Ashlyn Welch (pictured holding the "B") was selected to participate in the Hugh O'Brien Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar this summer. At HOBY, high school sophomores build their leadership potential through an inspiring three- or four-day Leadership Seminar based on three leadership perspectives: Personal, Group, and Societal. As many as 300 “ambassadors” from high schools across the state or country gather at their local HOBY State Leadership Seminar between April and June to: Experience life on a university campus, where HOBY Leadership Seminars are hosted Interact with local community leaders—from CEOs to business owners to doctors to media experts—through panels, presentations, and group discussions about realworld issues Participate in hands-on activities to explore and exercise leadership on personal and group levels Form diverse relationships with adult professionals, college-age mentors, and high school students from across the state with diverse leadership styles and backgrounds Conduct a community service project to put leadershipfor-service skills into action Open opportunities for internships, mentorship programs, and other HOBY Ambassadors Connect benefits After each seminar, HOBY alumni are challenged to complete 100 hours of community service within the next year as a way to put their passion and newly built leadership skills into action.

Annual notification of AHERA Compliance

As a result of the federal Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) every primary and secondary school in the nation is required to develop a management plan for Asbestos Containing Building Materials. Lake Geneva Schools has the continuing goal to maintain compliance with these regulations and to provide a safe and healthful environment for our staff, faculty, students, and the general public. All buildings utilized by the Lake Geneva School District are inspected by EPA accredited inspectors every three years. Based on these inspections, a state approved management plan is in use at each facility. These man-


agement plans offer facility specific information regarding the location and type of asbestos containing materials, as well as guidelines for the safe and responsible handling of asbestos containing materials. In addition, every six months a periodic surveillance is performed. The management plan, including periodic surveillance reports, is available for review in each facility’s main office. It is matter of policy that all short-term workers and outside contractors are notified of the management plan to identify any asbestos in their work areas. Any additional questions can be directed to Mr. Scott Reiff, Building and Grounds, at 262-348-1000.


To The Moon Yoga for Kids Julia Volm, Certified Kidding Around Yoga Instructor for Children

Ages 4-10 Tuesdays, Fall I: September 3-October 8 Fall II: October 29-December 10* 6:00-6:45 p.m.Badger High School Room 109 $40.00/session ($8.00 drop-in rate)

This class incorporates all the beneficial aspects of yoga while having fun dancing, doing poses, and playing yoga-based games! In this class, your child will experience the physical aspects of yoga (strengthening, increasing flexibility) as well as the mental benefits of yoga (breathing techniques, visualization, mindfulness). The goal of this class is for your child to learn tools on the mat and then be able to use the tools “off the mat� to promote calmness, confidence, and emotional well-being. All of these techniques are taught using the Kidding Around Yoga (KAY) curriculum which incorporates cardiovascular training, fun and original KAY music, and games. No previous yoga experience required. Sign up your little Yogi today!

Elementary Milk Price $ 45.00 per year Served during a.m. or p.m. break to students in grades 4K through 5. Students qualified for free or reduced, do not pay for milk break. PAYMENT METHODS: If you send a check to school with your student, PLEASE MAKE PAYABLE TO: LG SCHOOLS FOOD SERVICE. All money will be deposited into student account. Please write student name in memo - - -WE WILL NOT GIVE STUDENTS CASH BACK! If you have children who attend different schools, please send separate checks. SchoolPay is a convenient way to pay for lunch fees with credit card or check. There is a convenience fee of 2.99% + .30 cents per transaction for this service. Balances from prior school year will carry over to the current school year. _____________________________________________________________________ MEAL PRICES Elementary Schools $1.40 breakfast $ 2.45 lunch Middle School $ 1.40 breakfast $ _2.70 lunch High School $ 1.50 breakfast $ 2.95 lunch Milk $ .40 per carton (all grades) Adult Meals $ 2.05 breakfast $ 3.60 lunch


Students who qualify for free or reduced meals through direct certification will receive a letter before August 20th. If you receive an approval letter, you do not need to fill out a free and reduced application. IMPORTANT: We must have a new application on file each school year. Student will be charged full price until application has been approved (allow 10 days for processing). Please, fill out 1 form per family (for students attending multiple schools in Lake Geneva Joint One, Lake Geneva-Genoa UHS and Brookwood school districts.) If your child/children are approved, they will be allowed to receive one breakfast and one lunch at the free/reduced rate. A la carte items and milk (when not purchased with meal) will be charged at full price. You will receive approval notification by mail.

CALL 262-348-1015 or email for Food Service Information ALL CLASSES REQUIRE PRE-REGISTRATION Registration form on page 20


Target Toning & Strong Walk Jana Walsh, Certified Personal Trainer, Instructor

Mon. & Tues., 5:00-6:00 p.m. Mondays – Target Toning; Tuesdays – Strong Walk Session 1: September 9/10-October 14/15 Session 2: October 21/22-December 2/3 Eastview Elementary School Gym $30 – 1 night/week OR $55 – 2 nights/week Adults (DROP INS WELCOME - $8 per night)

TARGET TONE: Looking to tighten up and strengthen your muscles? This is the class. We start with a gentle stretch to warm the muscles and move into a muscle conditioning program using Pilates, ballet, yoga, as well as light free weights, body bands, and your own body resistance. This six week program changes every two weeks as your body becomes stronger and more toned. All you need is a pair of free weights between 2 and 10 pounds, an exercise mat or beach towel, a bottle of water and comfortable attire. An 8” or 10” playground ball is recommended. A stability ball is optional. STRONG WALK: Join in the fun with this in-home walking program. The walk is designed for all ages and fitness levels. The inhome walking program uses five basic steps to increase your endurance, coupled with weight toning intervals to increase the metabolism and tone your muscles. A 10 minute abs routine rounds out the class. So put on some comfy clothes, fill a bottle for water, bring an exercise mat or beach towel, and a pair of hand weights of 2-8 pounds and join the fun!

Turbo Kick

Kimberly Adcock, Certified Turbo Kick Instructor Fall 1: Mondays, September 9-October 28, 2019 $45.00 Fall 2: Mondays, November 4-December 16, 2019* 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. $40.00

Star Center Elementary School

W1380 Lake Geneva Hwy, Lake Geneva, WI 53147 (Pell Lake)


Zumba® Fitness Classes

Susie Cuellar, Certified Zumba Instructor, AFAA Certified

6:00-7:00 p.m. Central-Denison Elementary School Gym 7 WEEK SESSIONS - $50/Session/Night Session 1: Mondays Sep 9th - Oct 21st Mondays 6:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesdays Sep 11th - Oct 16th Session 2: Mondays Oct 28th - Dec 9th Wednesdays Oct 23rd - Dec 11th Take Advantage of special pricing: Register for Mon. & Wed. for just $90.00! That’s one FREE class! Drop-ins are always welcome $8 / class Take action to get healthy & in shape in a dance party atmosphere! Modifications available for ALL fitness levels: novice to advanced. A one-hour Zumba class can burn up to 800 calories! Bring WATER to stay hydrated & wear comfortable supportive shoes. Zumba is a high energy and high calorie burning Latin/international infused aerobics class that feels more like a party than a workout! Let’s face it, working out can be healthy, rewarding and beneficial. Working out can be lots of things, but it’s never been known to be an exhilarating experience…UNTIL NOW! The Zumba® program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a oneof-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. Our goal is simple: We want you to want to work out, to love working out, to get hooked. Zumba® Fanatics achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exciting hour of calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate for life! We reserve the right to modify the schedule or cancel if enrollment is below 1

Drop-ins welcome at $8.00/class Kick up the music! Kick up the Energy!

Turbo Kick is a fat-blasting, ab-defining cardio workout that allows you to burn up to 1000 calories an hour! A Mix of Kickboxing and simple dance grooves set to heart-pounding dance music that will have you looking forward to your next workout!

Please bring water bottle to stay hydrated! Signed waiver required.


BHS Fitness Facility

Opens on September 9, 2019 6:00-9:00 p.m., Mon. - Thurs.

Healthy - Steps, Lebed Method, Therapeutic Dance Class

Karen Jo Smith, Lebed Method – Healthy – Steps Certified Instructor

on days when school is in session

Tuesday & Thursday Evenings FALL 1: September 10-October 31, 2019* *No class on Oct. 8th and 10th, 2019

FALL 2: November 5-December 19, 2019* *No class on Nov. 28th, 2019 Badger High School – Cafeteria 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Tuesday Only - $30, Thursday Only - $30 BOTH - $60.00 $8.00 per class for Drop-Ins Healthy-Steps, moving you to better health with the Lebed Method is an international therapeutic exercise and movement program with wonderful music designed to help you thrive physically and emotionally! Anyone can participate in Healthy-Steps classes from young adults to seniors, regardless of health, age or ability level. We also cater our program to those with chronic illness. The Healthy-Steps program improves overall wellness, range of motion, balance, strength and endurance, as well as emotional well-being and self-image. Healthy-Steps is for anyone with or recovering from:

Mike Ward, On-site Certified Personal Trainer

Badger Fitness Center $2.00 per visit Must be 18 or older and a high school graduate

RECENTLY UPGRADED EQUIPMENT! • Treadmills, Bicycles, Ellipticals, Steppers • Ample Free- Weight Stations • Hand Weights • Exercise & Yoga Balls & More • Weight Machines: Upper Body, Lower Body, Abdominals ALL CLASSES REQUIRE PRE-REGISTRATION Registration form on page 20

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Breast cancer or other forms of cancer Lymphedema Arthritis Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Fibromyalgia Multiple Sclerosis Parkinson’s Frozen Shoulder Other chronic or debilitating illnesses


Hands-Only CPR Sally Gerson, R.N. Aurora Community Educator

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 6:00-7:30p.m. Badger Room 605 FREE – pre-registration required Learn Hands Only CPR in this course without mouth-to mouth breaths. Take a minute to save a life. Cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death.

You will practice CPR on manikins with realtime visual feedback.




Welcome to Badger

School Resource Officer Theon Ward Officer Theon Ward will assume the role of School Resource Officer at Badger High School this year. Ward is a familiar face to students in the district having served as Resource Officer for Jt. #1 Schools and from the Counter Act Program he presented to Jt. #1 fifth graders. Ward has been a police officer since 2004 serving first in Geneva Township and then for the City of Lake Geneva. He looks forward to a smooth transition into the position. "My door's wide open," said Ward, "stop in if you want to talk." He replaces Officer Kara Richardson who will remain with the City of Lake Geneva Police Department.

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Teacher Professional Development and Work Days 8/26 - 8/30

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2019-2020 School Hours Badger 7:40 a.m. - 2:55 p.m. LGMS 7:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. Central-Denison 8:45 a.m. - 3:50 p.m. Eastview 8:30 a.m. - 3:40 p.m. Star Center 8:30 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.

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Teacher In-Service Day (no students) 5/1 Memorial Day 5/25

LGMS Promotion Ceremony 6/5 Badger Graduation 6/7 Teacher Workday & PD 6/8

Snow/Make-Up Days, if needed


Eastview School Principal Excited to Join the Lake Geneva Schools Family Erin Zigler has been named Eastview Elementary School Principal by the Lake Geneva Jt. #1 Board of Education. “I am pleased and excited to announce the hiring of Mrs. Erin Zigler as Principal at Eastview Elementary,” said Dr. Jim Gottinger, Superintendent. Mrs. Zigler has twentyone years of experience in education with the last six serving in the role as Principal at Randall School in Twin Lakes, WI. She replaces Tami Martin who resigned. “I have heard amazing things about the teachers, students, and families in the Lake Geneva School District, so I was extremely excited about the principal position at Eastview Elementary,” she said recently. Prior to working as a principal for the last six years, Zigler taught fifth grade for five years. “Fourth and fifth grade students are wonderful to work with. They are at the magical age where they truly start to become independent in their own thinking and in their own learning. This position seemed like a perfect opportunity, based on my own skills and educational background,” she stated. Zigler loves working with students and teachers to form strong relationships built on trust. “I am passionate about all that I do and will work to support the students and teachers at Eastview to the best of my abilities,” she said. When she’s not working, Zigler enjoys spending time with her family. Her husband, Brad, is a math teacher at Nippersink Middle School and she has two children, Luke (15), and Kylee (13), who both attend school in Burlington. “In my free time, I like to spend time outdoors, exercise, travel, read, and spend time with family and friends,” Zigler said. Her goals for this year will be to build strong relationships with our Eastview students, staff and families, to

create enjoyable and engaging learning opportunities for our students, to work with our teachers to support their instructional practices and their professional goals, and to assist in the process of creating academic goals based on the needs of our students. “In an ever-changing global society, it is imperative that all students are given the opportunity to receive a highquality education that will provide a safe and nurturing environment while allowing and encouraging them to reach their fullest potential,” she said. “I am extremely excited to join the Lake Geneva (Schools) family and community!” Zigler said. “I cannot wait to meet everyone and begin our work together. I am a committed, passionate leader who genuinely cares about students and putting the needs of students first. I look forward to the upcoming school year and all of the wonderful experiences it will provide for our school and community.”

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Anne Thompson, doTERRA Wellness Advocate since 2015

Back to School with Essential Oils

Anne Thompson, doTERRA Wellness Advocate since 2015

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 6:30-7:30 p.m. Badger High School Room 607 $20.00 This class will introduce basic essential oil use and safety as well as give tips on natural solutions for keeping everyone in the family healthy during the school year. Cost includes a make and take following discussion!

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:30-7:30 p.m. Badger High School Room 607 $20.00

Learn the basics of using essential oils and natural products safely to clean your home and keep your family healthy. Cost includes a make and take following discussion!

Natural Solutions to Health & Wellness Anne Thompson, doTERRA Advocate since 2015

Healthy Gifting & Spoil Yourself

Anne Thompson, doTERRA Advocate since 2015

Thursday, November 21, 2019

6:30-7:30 p.m. Badger High School Room 605 $25.00 Learn the basics of essential oil use and safety and why using essential oils and natural solutions to health are so important. You will receive gifting recipes and we will make a gift at the end of class for you to keep or give away! BADGER COMMUNITY EDUCATION -- 16

September 11, October 8 or November 7, 2019 6:30-8:00 p.m. Badger High School Room 605 $20.00 Are you curious about essential oils? Come and learn about the beauty of essential oils and natural solutions. Join us to learn more about essential oils and how they can support the health of you and your family. Try out our 10 basic oils and learn how to use them in your daily life. This is a hands-on class where you can experience a variety of essential oils. Make and take following class! very home needs essential oils! ALL CLASSES REQUIRE PRE-REGISTRATION Registration form on page 20

Sloped Braided Market Basket

Twill Counter Basket

Sandy Bulgrin, Instructor

Holiday Bell Basket Sandy Bulgrin, Instructor

Sandy Bulgrin, Instructor

Mondays, October 28 & November 4, 2019 6:30-8:00 p.m. Badger High School Commons $12.00*

Mondays, September 9 & 16, 2019 6:30-8:00 p.m. Badger High School Commons $12.00* *Additional $20.00 to be paid to teacher for materials on night of class

This wood bottom basket is woven with natural reed and the center section is woven with dyed reed in a twill pattern that is framed by triple twining. The basket is finished off with a wood handle. Many color choices will be available. Basket measures: 9” X 4” X 4” tall not including handle.

*Additional $18.00 to be paid to teacher for materials on night of class

Sloped Braided Market Basket: This basket uses natural spokes and weavers both flat and round reed. Students will learn how to slope the sides of the basket and finish off the basket with a dyed braided rim using round reed. Many color choices for the braided rim will be available. Students will also have the option to wrap the handle.

Evaluating A Bridge Hand Ray Parnell, Instructor

Wednesdays, September 18-October 23, 2019 6:30-9:00 p.m. Badger High School Room 212 $60.00 Everyone knows how to count high card points – ace is four, etc. But we also know that we need to re-evaluate the hand after partner and those pesky opponents have bid. ALL CLASSES REQUIRE PRE-REGISTRATION Registration form on page 20

Tuesdays, December 3 & 10, 2019 6:30-8:00 p.m. Badger High School Commons $12.00* *Additional $20.00 to be paid to teacher for materials on night of class

This basket will be one that you will use for years to come at the holidays. We will weave red, green and natural spokes and weavers. The basket is then finished off with a red and green bow and gold bell. Basket measures 6” X 4” X 4”

We will work on how to evaluate the strength of your hand for your next bid. You need to determine Where to play the hand, if at all, and How High the contract should be. You will bid and play hands to reinforce the learning. You do not need a partner to attend, but what better way to improve your results at the bridge table.


Holiday Cookie Exchange

Mrs. Deanna Giovingo, BHS Family/Consumer Science Instructor & The Badger FCCLA Students

Thursday, December 5, 2019 6:00-9:00 p.m. Badger High School Room 307 $50.00 per person Maximum 20


Back by popular demand!! Help ease the pressure of the holidays by cutting your holiday baking time while adding an evening of fun to the season. Mrs. Giovingo and the Badger FCCLA students will have baking stations set-up in the Badger Culinary Arts classroom. Participants will work at baking stations to bake one kind of cookies to be split with the rest of the group. Cookies to frost will be pre-made by FCCLA students. Frosting and decorations will be available to enhance these beautiful and delicious cookies. Each participant will leave with 6 dozen, freshly-baked cookies. Bring your own containers to transport your cookies home! Proceeds from this class will support the FCCLA students in their competitions for the 2019-2020 school year!

REGISTER ONLINE: Participants in the 2018-2019 BCE English Classes earned certificates and celebrated their success at an end of year picnic. City of Lake Geneva Mayor Tom Hartz attended to encourage the English language learners to continue to learn and participate in their community. BADGER COMMUNITY EDUCATION -- 18

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Fun” Round-table Discussions/Workshops with Diane Novak, Ed.D.

Discussions and problem-solving based on independent thinking, critical reflection, honest inquiry, deep discussion, commitment to conscience, & brainstorming Workshop Materials will be furnished.

New Topic Each Month – Two Days (Part 1 and Part 2) September 17th & 24th

October 8th & 15th

November 5th & 12th

Tuesdays 6:30 – 8 PM Badger High School Room 609 $20/Topic (includes both days) Albert Einstein said, “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” Yes? So, let’s see what WE come up with!

September 17th & 24th

October 8th & 15th

November 5th &12th

Lessons from the Preamble

Rules for Fighting Fair

Authentic Living: From Dysfunctional to Dynamic

Who are “We the People”? The US Citizenship Test asks what the first three words of the Constitution are. What did the Founding Fathers want us to value in those three words, “We the People”? What I discovered has inspired this discussion/workshop.

Badger Hall Walkers

Take advantage of Badger’s long, spacious hallways for fitness walking. The halls will be open on school days before school from 6:00-7:15 AM and after school from 3:15-6:00 PM. Register in the Main Office once and receive a pass


“No Fouls” Problem-Solving Learn and practice the Peace Education Foundation’s approved method for effective and civil problem-solving by following the “Rules.”

Distance Running

The track is open year round for use by area runners. Enter the facility on the north side. Please note that teams will be using the track between 3:15-6:00PM throughout the fall and spring seasons. Team practices and games take precedence.


Freedom from Hypocrites and Impostors? Share our stories and insights from lived experience and keen observation. Explore emotional intelligence, group development, Affective Learning Domain.


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Acrylic Paint Classes

Tifany Fisher, Blue Violet Inspiration, LLC Artist, Independent Painting Instructor Blue Violet Inspiration LLC is a proud partner of Art Sherpa LABS (License and Business Support)

Badger High School Commons 6:30-8:30 p.m. $22.00*/Class *$5.00 supply fee to be paid directly to instructor on night of class We will paint this seasonally inspired painting on 11”x14” stretched canvas with acrylic paint. No painting experience necessary. You will receive all the supplies and step by step instructions along the way. Everyone that attends will go home with a beautiful finished paintin!

Fall Leaf

Thursday, September 12, 2019


Fall Pumpkin

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Christmas Tree

Starry, Starry Birch Trees

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Parenting/teaching with less stress! Learn LOVE and LOGIC techniques that work! Offered by: Rob Ocker Certified Love and Logic Trainer, Professional School Counselor – Lake Geneva Middle School Keynote Speaker, workshop talent EmPOWERment in ACTION Instructor

Thursday Nights: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. , September 26th, October 3, 10, and 17th Lake Geneva Middle School - Room 211 $20/couple or $15/individual

4 Night “Love and Logic” Workshop – Fall 2019

Do you want to put the “fun” back into your family and parenting? Do you dream of getting your kids to listen the first time you tell them something? Then this course is for you! Participants will learn the “Love and Logic Process” created by Jim and Charles Fay. If you are new to Love and Logic or just need to practice your skills, this course will help you put the “fun” back into parenting. New updated curriculum! Participants will: • Learn positive parenting skills that bring back the joy in your family life. • Learn discipline skills that teach kids, in a loving way, responsibility and consequences. • Learn how to end power struggles with kids and the dreaded “brain drain”. • Learn how to avoid the frustration cycle of arguing - no more arguing!

Come, join us for this great 4-night class, and learn awesome parenting techniques. Childcare will be provided upon request. In addition, we do a potluck dinner each night so please feel free to bring your favorite dish to share. ALL CLASSES REQUIRE PRE-REGISTRATION Registration form on page 20


Reeling in the Fun at Summer Enrichment






FCCLA National Conference

Deanna Giovingo Recognized as Master Adviser, Receives Spirit of Advising Award

Anaheim, CA, July 2019 – Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) hosted its largest National Leadership Conference to date with more than 8,700 attendees in Anaheim, California. Deanna Giovingo of Badger High School, was recognized as a Master Adviser amongst 42 fellow 2019 Master Adviser recipients awarded nationwide. FCCLA’s Master Adviser national award recognizes advisers who have successfully advised an affiliated chapter for a minimum of three years, continuously promote FCCLA and FCS education, operate an integrated chapter with a balanced program of work, facilitate youth-centered activities, and continue to integrate new ideas and FCCLA happenings. FCCLA’s Spirit of Advising Award is an honor bestowed to only one adviser from each state. The Spirit of Advising Award recognizes FCCLA advisers who demonstrate excellence in modeling FCCLA character to help students achieve success within their classroom and career. “FCCLA advisers are crucial to the organization’s success,” said Sandy Spavone, Executive Director of FCCLA. “Without their dedication and support to Family and Consumer Sciences, youth leadership, and the organization, FCCLA could not be the ultimate leadership experience it

Pictured receiving the Spirit of Advising Award is FCCLA Executive Director Sandy Spavone, Deanne Giovingo, Award Sponsor Peter Martinovitch, Goodheart-Wilcox Publishers.

is today.” Being an effective adviser takes special skills and a tremendous commitment of time and energy. Exceptional advisers go above and beyond in serving their school, community, and state through connecting students to opportunities, using a wide variety of resources, and continuously working for the advancement of the organization.

Seeking R.E.A.D.S. Volunteers! Do you have an hour to spare to help children develop a love of reading? Being a R.E.A.D.S. volunteer might be just for you! Last year's volunteers dedicated approximately one hour, one day a week. If you are able to help, contact Alex Melton at 262-348-4000 x 4316 or by email at alexandra.melton@badger.k12. ALL CLASSES REQUIRE PRE-REGISTRATION Registration form on page 20


Union High School 208 E. South Street Lake Geneva, WI 53147




Mark Your Calendar!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Badger High School Recital Hall Registration Begins at 5:30 p.m. Attended by more than 150 students and parents last year ... 2 Badger students won $1,000 Scholarships!

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