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This year's Variety Show was better than it’s ever been! From dancers to students playing instruments, the LGMS variety show truly showed the talent of the LGMS students.
The show featured a variety of performers, including a surprise act that included percussionist Connor Spiewak and his family’s band. During the last song they performed, the entire school got up and danced. Don’t forget about Mr. Weiss, who attempted to eat an entire pizza in only 25 minutes. Everyone had a great time!
The Variety show is a great way for students to show their talent. Performers put in a lot of hard work before the show; they had to audition as well as attend after school rehearsals. This year, the Variety show was a great memory for everyone.
LGMS Variety Show Gives Kids a Chance to Speak "Talent"
By: Ava Ocker
* 1 cup of fresh strawberries
* ½ cup of water
* 3-4 tablespoons of honey or sugar
* Juice from ½ of a lime
Recipe By: Katie Harrist Video Edited By: Caleb Monge
* Two pints of fresh raspberries
* ¼ cup of water
* ¼ cup of sugar or honey
Step 1: Blend all of your ingredients together
Step 2: Pour your mixture into small dixie cups. Put popsicle sticks into the mixture. Use cupcake liners to stabilize the popsicle sticks by cutting a hole in the middle of the bottom of each liner. Freeze overnight, and enjoy!
The Lake Geneva Middle School’s Orchestra performed their final concert of the 2016-17 school year on Tuesday, May 9th. Musicians in grades four through eight participated in the stunning performance.
The grand finale featured a performance by all students in the Lake Geneva’s School district. The stars shined in a stunning performance of the Star Wars theme song.
The tunes varied from classical to action. A unique part of the concert was performed by Katie Harrist singing the introduction of the Eighth grade's performance. Every audience member was entertained by the combination of chorale and strings.
The concert also featured Connor Spiewak on the percussion. Spiewak entertained the crowd with his show-stopping talent.
The performance's theme was portrayed through many energetic songs that the music students worked hard to learn! inspiring passion and appreciation for music, the LGMS Music Department is encouraging talented and creative students.
The LGMS Orchestra Performs
the Grand Finale of the School Year
By: Caleb Monge
LGMS Track Sprints
to the Finish Line
Track recently had their last meet of the 2017 school year, and the coaches are proud of a great season! Coaches Mr. Booth, Ms. Kinney, Mr. Weiss, and Mr. Pez lead the seventh and eighth graders to “fitness success.” Booth states, “Coaching track allows me to help students grow in a variety of events that interest them.”
Booth states that eighth grader Seth Linnemann is going above and beyond in track practice. “He works hard, is extremely coachable, and really loves to compete.” He also shares that Leonel Luna is also a hard-working athlete. “Leonel has a great deal of natural talent, and drive when it comes to sports.”
Mr. Booth was thrilled at the chance to continue his role as a coach. “The opportunity to coach track at LGMS was one I couldn't pass up."
By: Niya Denny
LGMS Gym Lockers:
"Too Close for Comfort?"
But there are also people who really don’t mind the size difference. Katie Hawley, a 7th grader, says, “I don’t mind, we will all get them at some point.”
Ms. Sanders explains the truth behind it all. “8th graders are involved in more after school activities, and [the lockers] give them more room for their belongings.” She thinks that it is fair that the 8th graders get bigger lockers. “It's something to look forward to when you enter 8th grade.”
Everybody has their own opinions about the size difference, and every student will eventually get the 8th grade lockers.
By: Kiera Bays
Do you think it’s unfair that the 8th graders get bigger lockers than everyone else? Many people think that everyone should have the same sized lockers. For example, a 6th grade student here at LGMS shares her opinion. “I think it’s unfair because we get the small, little lockers, and the 8th graders get the big ones that we don’t get for a couple years."
Many people will say that Outdoor Ed is one of the highlights of their three years of Middle School. It is a great way to learn without being in a classroom.
This year, the 6th graders enjoyed their two-day learning experience. Between campfires, fires, skits, the Skyway, rowboats, and relay races, everyone had a great time. “I really liked Outdoor Ed because it was different from our regular classes, and we got to have lots of fun!” Addi Nelson, a sixth grader shares.
Even though the weather varied from downpour to sunshine, the students adapted, and made the best of it.
Mr. Nottestad, the lake course instructor says, “Outdoor Ed is a good opportunity for students because in a world that is saturated with technology and temptations, it's important for students to learn about the opportunities and beauty that nature provides.”
Over all, Outdoor Ed was a great experience that many LGMS students will remember forever.
6th Graders Learn
We interviewed a “superior in ‘disagreeing with the stairs,’” Amber Howes. When asked the question “How many times have you fallen down the stairs,” she says “I have fallen down way too many times to count, but it’s past my limit!”
Amber gave us some tips that maybe we could add in to our school building, such as: “We could add ramps, but then we wouldn’t get as much exercise.” Many students can make up for their lost exercise in P.E., but many students rely on getting some steps in with their daily “stair climbing” (even if it is only for 8 seconds…).
Howes said that the main cause of the stair problems are that the steps are too steep. In an imaginary world, adding escalators would make just about every kids’ day! “Those things are fun!” Amber shares when we discuss the school installing escalators. Maybe a more realistic option would be installing more elevators, but Howes disagreed: "I do not like elevators! I’ve seen too many movies!”
Let’s face it: If you add ramps, escalators, elevators or even safety harnesses, you won't get past the fact that middle schoolers are clumsy on the stairs! Jr. High is ALL ABOUT clumsiness because whether anyone admits it, or not, everyone is clumsy during puberty….Many seventh and eighth grade students agree to the fact that they have fallen down our school’s stairs countless times.
By: Caleb Monge
Does LGMS Need "Stair Safety?"
Or More Elevators?