8th Grade Lyric Opera Trip
Cross Country Season
America's Got Talent Season 12 Winner
Timber's Advice Column
Do We Need To Help our Lake?
Ditch Wheat & Eat!
Oklahoma in Wisconsin!
WOLVES LEAD THE PACK
In This Edition:
By: Katie Harrist
LAKE GENEVA MIDDLE SCHOOL-Girls Volleyball wrapped up a very impressive season! On the seventh grade team, there were about 35-40 players. As for the eighth grade team, there were around 20 players. The season ended on the 19th of October this year. Our eighth grade team matched up against East Troy at their middle school, and Whitewater at home. The A team lost with a stifling score of 1:4, Whitewater beating them. As for the B team, they lost with a close call of 3:5, Whitewater winning, yet again.
Eighth grade volleyball player, Keegan Micklevitz say she likes to play volleyball “Because I get to show off what I love to do, and after I spike the ball the happiness I feel. Also, because my cousin is a professional volleyball player.”
The season was exhilarating for fans, audience members, and for the players. Hopefully next year's season will spike a great season, too!
Spikes a great season
Cookies- who doesn’t love them? And there’s billions of recipes out there. There’s chocolate chip, sugar cookies, snickerdoodle, cookie sandwiches, edible cookie dough, there’s plenty. But today I’m going to share a peanut butter and chocolate cookie- or PB+C, as I call it. Its super simple, and it’s also gluten free!
It starts with,
1 cup Skippy Peanut Butter (creamy)
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla (optional)
Chocolate stars (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Meanwhile, put all ingredients into a bowl and mix. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper and scoop dough with rounded tsp. Before putting in oven, press the chocolate stars into the cookies. Remember, these cookies don’t spread much, so you can put them fairly close together. Cook for 7 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan onto cooling rack.Enjoy!
DITCH WHEAT AND EAT
CROSS COUNTRY TAKES THE LEAD
By: Caleb Monge
LGMS Cross Country recently finished their successful 2017 season. Beginning in September, the middle school competitors raced against numerous schools, and crossed the finish line with outstanding times! One meet particular, East Troy, Nolan Cassidy, Brody Kluge, and Angel Toribio, all eighth grade athletes, placed in the top six finishers out of 180 competitors! The LGMS cross country team all agreed that they couldn’t have performed as well as they did without their supportive coaches. Leading the cross country 2017 season were Mrs. Capes, Mrs. Pulokas, and Mrs. Pettijohn. Cross country’s high intensity training led to outstanding improvements in teammates finishing times. Every athlete improved their strength and endurance and grew closer as a team as they supported one another. Cross country Coach Pulokas shares “Our season was very successful!We had over 50 runners, which made the biggest team yet! We even needed a third coach!” Coach Pulokas also shared some of the highlights of the season. “Our hill workout made the biggest improvement on the team, and it lead to lots of kids shaving minutes off their times.” Mrs. Pulokas also remarked that “Training and performance definitely go hand in hand.”
The cross country team’s supportive runners and coaches led to a successful season that finished strong!
Picture credit: Jamie Walton
Picture credit: MR. OCKER and Mr. McGrath
This years flag football season was awesome! 7/8th grade and 6th grade worked on their playing skills, sportsmanship, and on top of it all, had fun!
In the 7th and 8th grade season, there were four teams: The Strikers, The Wolverines, The Badgers, and The Spartans. The Strikers ended up winning this season.
In the 6th grade season, the four teams were The Tic Tacs, The People, The Savages and The Eagles. The winner of the 6th grade season was The Tic Tacs.
You may have noticed that the Flag Football coaches featured an MVP for every game. The MVP was given to either the player that had a great game, made lots of great plays, or to someone for their outstanding sportsmanship. Basically a player who really stood out during a game.
Overall, this was a fantastic season. Lots of great memories were made and lots of great games were played! We are all looking forward to next year.
Lgms Flag Football
By: AVA OCKER
LGMS'S ALBUM REVIEW
On Friday November 3rd, the 13 year old winner of season 12 of America’s Got Talent released her debut album. Her name is Grace VanderWaal and her new album is called Just the Beginning.This album features 12 songs that are all unique and different. The album begins with her recent single “Moonlight” and ends with a new song written for her album “ Darkness Keeps Chasing Me”. Grace has a beautiful voice that is like no other, and the lyrics she writes are very relatable. She plays the Ukulele and is currently on tour. Before This, she released an EP (Short Album) calledPerfectly Imperfectthat included the songs she sang on America’s Got Talent. She is most know for the song “I Don’t Know My Name”.
Ila Keyzer, a seventh grade student shares what she likes about the Grace and her music, “One thing I like about Grace Vanderwaal is that her music is
very relatable for kids our age going through changes with themselves and also the people that they surround themselves with.” Hoping this is only the beginning, like the name of the album, it is very exciting to see where her music career takes her in the future. If you are interested in Grace and her music, all of her songs are on Youtube, ITunes, and Google Play Music.
TIMBER GIVES LGMS ADVICE
Dear Timber, How do you talk someone out of suicide without making things worse? -Concerned friend
Dear Concerned Friend, We thought this was a very important question, so we went to Mrs. Milligan for an answer. She gave us this list of things you can do:
1. Encourage or insist that your friend talk to a teacher, counselor, parent, or some other trusted adult who can help.
2. Say things like "I don't want you to do that", "I'd like to help you", or "It would be awful if you killed yourself."
3. Talk openly about suicide; talking about it doesn't make someone do it.
4. Don't be shocked; instead show that you are concerned and want to help.
5. Don't tell a friend that his or her ideas about suicide are dumb, silly, or attention-seeking.
6. Show your friend you care about them, but don't ask them "why" they are considering suicide.
7. Encourage your friend to eat well and get enough sleep.
8. Don't promise to keep your friend's plans about suicide a secret. It is important for you to talk to an adult to keep your friend safe.
9. Talk to a trusted adult and ask them what you should do. Don't try to handle the problem by yourself.
10. Be kind.
Thank you for all of your responses!
We will definitely nclude some in our January issue.
By Isaac Solverson
Free food didn't get everyone through the door. Some students feel that dances aren’t the perfect place to hang out with friends, so they prefer to hang out with a little group instead. Other students don’t like the fact that crowds would be around them. Maya Tucker said, “There will be a lot of people there and I don't want to be in a crowd of people.” Another reason students don't go might be because the don't like dancing in front of people. Other students, like Gigi Wilson, have a simpler reason for not going: “My parents can’t take me.” For many other students, they don’t want to pay an entry fee. However, contrary to the what some students believed, the donation is not required to enter the dance. Students have many reasons for not going, but apparently the dance isn't for everyone.
By Amelia Furlo and Sydney Krause
Who doesn’t like dancing and free food? While some students apparently don’t, many students do. Even though the majority of the students were 6th graders, there were also some 7th and 8th graders that went and we asked them why they went.
One student said,”I like to go to school dances because they are a great time to socialize.” Another student said “you also get to have loads of fun with some people you don’t know as well also with people you know super well”. Some other kids said dances we're just really fun, some people think they're just boring but they're actually really cool. They also said that you can make it what what you want it to be you can make these dances boring or you can make these dances fun.
OKLAHOMA IN WISCONSIN
Ava Ocker & Sydney
On November 9th, 10th and 11th, Badger High School 's Theater Program put on the production of Oklahoma!he cast and crew had been working hard since the end of last year. All the hard work payed off! The cast made many great memories along the way.
It starred Ava Mannion as Lorrey and Colin Lee as Curly. Oklahoma is a classic musical that was one of the most famous ever created by the one and only Rodgers and Hammerstein! Badger High School really did it justice. Theater is such a great opportunity for teens and students because it involves singing, dancing, and acting! If you are interested in anything like that, you should try theater! Especially if you are an 8th grader, you have the opportunity to audition for next years musical. This will happen at the end of the year.
Geneva Lake has been having many troubles lately. We need to take responsibility when it comes to our community. The water that comes in the lake may be infected and bring in the algae. If we don’t take care of our lake will be closed a lot more. If Geneva Lake was closed down tourists maybe wouldn't want to come to our town. A lot of tourists come to have fun on Geneva Lake to take their boat out, and their jet ski, or to go fishing. When the lake was closed, we had a bacteria called Cyanobacteria. Cyanobacteria is a type of algae that as a color of blue/green. Our lake may have been affected by us not being careful of what goes in it. Communities need to think about the lake and not about bigger, better things like pollution. Neighboring communities should not be fighting over what should be on lands that could hurt the lake. All of us need to think about what's good for Geneva Lake.
DO WE NEED TO HELP OUR LAKE?