Designed By: Caleb Monge
Middle Schoolers' ID's Are
Getting Lost (and Found...)
Electric Pencil Sharpeners
or Manual Crank?
PUBLISHED EVERY MONDAY
BY: AVA OCKER
The LGMS Weekly
LAKE GENEVA MIDDLE SCHOOL-LGMS student ID’s help us acquire our school lunches and give us the power to access the knowledge of books daily. Are we appreciating this privilege we have through this small token of freedom? There have been many situations where students at our middle school have bent, colored, and decorated these ID’s that they have. Once students do this the ID’s are next to impossible to use!
Students are also losing their ID’s here, there and everywhere! So, what is the best place to keep your student ID’s? Many people have tried out lanyards, lockers, wallets, and pockets, but what is the most effective place to keep you ID’s safe? There are many perks to each of these designated spots, yet they also have their downsides. Mrs. Walser, a seventh grade teacher says “I would think the back of your agenda would be a good place to keep your ID’s safe.” Many agree with this statement but some students have other ideas. These two seventh grade students Jesus Perez-Cruz and Buster Foley state “The pouch of my chromebook is where I keep my ID and I haven’t lost it in a while.” As you can see, there are many split opinions on keeping your ID safe, but if you happen to lose your ID, you can purchase a replacement in the guidance office for only a dollar. But where is the best place to keep your ID’s safe? Email the newspaper to get highlighted in the next edition with your opinions at email@example.com.
ILAKE GENEVA MIDDLE SCHOOL- If your pencil breaks during class, you have to sharpen it. The big decision: do you use the hand crank sharpener, or the mechanical one? Most people would choose the mechanical sharpener, purely because it is fast and convenient. But why do we even have the old cranks?
Pencil sharpeners are something that we use every day. Let’s be honest, students typically don’t even think about what sharpener they use, because they just want to sharpen their pencil, and sit back down. But both of the types of sharpeners have their pros, as well as cons.
An LGMS student shares “I like the cranks because they are fun to use and are even vintage.” The cranks are quiet and subtle. But it seems like every time you try to use them, your pencil goes in dull, and comes out even worse. Broken! The cranks can be very annoying.The mechanical sharpeners are louder, but they are also faster. They sharpen your pencil and it even comes out sharp! Bradley Lyon, a sixth grade student, says “The mechanical sharpeners are a lot faster and your pencil doesn’t break.” On the other hand, mechanical sharpeners are loud and disruptive during classes. Sometimes teachers stop class just to let you sharpen your pencil! What do you think? Email, firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us your opinion on the sharpeners.
BY: KATIE HARRIST
LGMS LAKE GENEVA WI- The Lake Geneva School District's Solo and Ensemble Festival left the 2017 school year on a very "high note!"
'Thank You' to the incredible music teachers, soloists, performers, accompanists, and volunteers! Solo and Ensemble was a great experience to support friends while they perform, as well as the development of our music careers. Band, choir, and orchestra ensembles all performed in this event. Many of the students got to perform and watch other students from many different schools such as Brookwood, Deleva, Darien, Fontana, Reek, Sharon, Traver, Badger, and many more. Solo and Ensemble wasn’t just an event that we get a score on, it is also a way to create new friends and meet other people during the development in our music careers. Each year students in the music programs here at LGMS prepare to stand in front of an adjudicator and share their talents. Students from all different schools were in instrumental groups or
solo’s to perform in front of an adjudicator, then gathering tips and results on how to become more skilled in the area they performed. Solo and Ensemble can leave students exhausted after performing due to running completely on adrenalin if they couldn’t sleep the night before from nerves, but the day is worth the learning experience! Solo and Ensemble 2017 was nerve wracking but exhilarating! Soloists and Ensembles would perform in rooms all around school from sixth, seventh and eighth grade classrooms. After performing, the student could walk (or run) over to the art hall and wait to see their scores! With a ranking of a “one” being the best, every student put forth their best effort to perform, to represent their school, and recieve a great score! This great day is now complete, and the music students can walk away with this important day as growth in their musical careers.
By: Emma Cyznik
BY: KIERA BAYS AND KATIE HARRIST
Seventh grade F.A.C.S and Health classes are working together in Mrs. Borland’s class to combine health and consumer science. In the kitchen, they are baking up some “No Bake Granola Bars!” (Oxymoron anyone?) This is the first cooking lab that they are working on together, and will soon be transitioning into the fourth quarter during their transition unit. The students had a blast working together and making a treat. With a little negotiating, Mrs. Borland and the students persuaded Mr. Jooss to add in some M&M’s. “What do you call really good M&M’s? M&Mmmmmm’s” Nathaniel Rafe, a seventh grade student shares. With learning about the importance of nutrition, the students had so much fun making their tasty treat that they can take home to spread the idea of nutrition and health!
Seventh Grade Students are
Stirring up Some Nutrition
For the 2017 School Year
District Solo and Ensemble
Left on a High Note
March 6: LGMS Girls' Basketball Hosts Delavan
March 7: LGMS Band Concert
March 9: LGMS Student LATE START
March 9: LGMS Girls' Basketball Hosts Waterford
By: Nathaniel Rafe
My friend started naming exotic birds, but "tou-can" play at that game!
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I’m just going to say it. I’m a complete and utter oddball. And everyone knows it. I have red hair, freckles everywhere, and the skinniest body on earth. According to “them”, I’m a stringbean. But the worst part is, I can do nothing about it.
I am their favorite person to pick on. They would have stopped picking on me eventually, but lucky for me, they have an infinite power source. Briannah Salone- the worst person alive.
“Oh my gosh, look who's here. The one and only... skinny stringbean!” Briannah obnoxiously whispers to her “B.F.T.” (a.k.a. “Best Friend Team”).
I roll my eyes and move on hoping that she’ll find another subject to pick on. But lucky for me, her “special”, and also dumb boyfriend, Tom, was on the other side of my desk.
“Hey what did you get for number five?” Tom asks leaning over trying to see the answer off my paper.
“I got an answer.” I snap, covering my paper up so he couldn’t see.
“Well, that’s not very nice at all.” says a person behind me, most likely Logan, Tom’s best bud.
“Learn to get your own answers. Oh, wait. I forgot that you guys never had any brains to begin with.” I knew this was going to get me in deep trouble later on, but I couldn’t help it. They were dumb.
“You know the consequences when you talk to your excellencies like that.” Tom informs me while giving me looks that could probably kill if able.
I needed a miracle to get me out of this one. Luckily, as if on cue, the bell rang and I happily ran out of the room to my next partially-jerk-free class.
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Come See THE LAKE GENEVA DISTRICT'S BAND ENSEMBLES PERFORM IN THEIR MID-WINTER CONCERT
Come support the Lake Geneva School District's Band Ensembles
Perform in their Mid-Winter Concert. Directed by Mrs. Amanda Krause,
this performance will feature the Fifth through Eight Grade bands,
s well as the Sixth through Eighth Grade Jazz Bands. Come for a
night filled with music, jazz, and entertainment!
LAKE GENEVA BANDS
A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE