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Brookfield Christian

Each class at Brookfield Christian learned about the Christmas traditions of various countries leading up to the annual Christmas program, which celebrated music and traditions from around the world.

Brookfield Christian School eighth-graders are learning about different careers and callings from a variety of guests, including WTMJ 4 sportscaster Lance Allan, local author Barbara M. Britton, several alumni and other members of the community, including a pediatrician, a physical therapist, a school principal, a founder of a local microbrewery and more.

BCS is hosting an open house for prospective families from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12. Visit www.brookfieldchristian.org or email admissions@brookfieldchristian.org for more information.

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Throughout the first semester, sixth-grade students participated in the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program, presented by the Brookfield Police Department. Students learned about the negative effects of drugs and alcohol, how to stand up to bullies, and how to advocate for what they believe is right. The program culminated in a graduation ceremony on Dec. 19, when students were recognized by parents, city officials, teachers, and peers for their work and commitment to making the right choices.

The eighth-graders met with their third-grade buddies and created a snowman Venn diagram. The students were excited to discover what they have in common with their buddies and how they are different.

Seventh-grade science students had the opportunity to become game creators. They recently finished an animal unit during which the students learned about all types of animal behaviors and characteristics. Students learned about everything from slugs to elephants, and worms to zebras. Then students then worked to create their own trivia game about what they had learned. Students enjoyed playing each other's games and testing their knowledge!

Kindergarten through third-grade students have the opportunity to participate in the Caldecott Club, a reading enrichment program that is based upon Caldecott-nominated books. Each week, a different nominated book is read to the students and the students fill out a ballot modeled after the Caldecott criteria.

Congratulations to the eighth-grade boys B team who took second place at the St. Matthias basketball tournament.

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