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Brookfield Academy

Primary School Handwriting Contest: Kindergarten: first place - Suhani Maheshwari; finalists - Tate Nowacki, Monroe Emling, Rachel York and Lucy Koenings (most improved). First Grade: first place - Collin Leh; finalists - Emery Bayerlein, Anna Lieber, Estelle Liang, and Joey Birdsall (most improved). Second Grade: first place - Sarah Mathew; finalists - Noah Thompson, Keagan Michelich, and Vikranth Sathiyamoorthy (most improved).

The High School Chess Team has a 4-0 record at the midpoint of the season. The varsity team is led by Kyle Jain and Pranav Kulkarni in boards 1 and 2 respectively. Important varsity contributions have also been turned in by Loren Marks, Ray Jiao and Sean Connor.

Hello Dolly!, High School Musical, 7 p.m. Friday, March 3; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 4; and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 5, Hamilton Fine Arts Center, W220 N6151 Town Line Road, Sussex; ticket prices from $12 to $22. Call 800-838-3006 or go to www.hamiltonfineartscenter.com.

St. Dominic Catholic School

St. Dominic Catholic School celebrated Catholic Schools Week Monday, Jan. 30 thru Friday, Feb. 3. We began each day with a “Name that Saint” contest and at various times during the day we had a surprise “Stop, Drop and Pray” session for five minutes. Students enjoyed their private showing of Mulan, the live performance by the Pius Women’s Jazz Vocal Group during the lunch hour, all while wearing their class colors on Tuesday. Dressing up for Mass and participating in trivia on Wednesday led into Thursday’s career day where we welcomed a vocations panel in the building for middle school students to ask questions about their religious careers. Finally the celebration was wrapped up with a trip to the bowling alley Friday morning.

The sixth-graders at St. Dominic Catholic School conducted a Science Fair whereby all their schoolmates provided them with the data for their testing. Students were measuring reflexes, response times, whether fruits of different varieties create more electricity than others, and many gender experiments to see what girls could do better than boys and what boys could do better than girls. The results are sure to be interesting.

St. John Vianney School

St. John Vianney School recently celebrated Catholic Schools Week with a packed schedule of faith- and fun-filled activities. The week kicked off on Jan. 29 with a school-wide open house. Guests got to meet teachers, view student projects, enjoy refreshments, and listen to band and orchestra performances. The rest of the week offered virtue presentations, a special mass, crazy sock day, buddy service projects, a scavenger hunt, and a trivia game, to name a few. The week culminated with an eighth-grade-versus-faculty volleyball match. (It was close, but the eighth-graders ultimately prevailed.)

Kindergarteners had lots of fun celebrating the 100th day of school (and practicing their counting). They made crowns with 100 items on them, showed off their homemade 100-item shirts in a fashion show, and collected 100 autographs from around the school.

Students in 2CB put their measuring skills to work by creating life-sized pictures of some of the world's penguins.

In honor of the Feb. 3 feast day of St. Blaise, Father Nathaniel Miniatt provided the Blessing of the Throats for students and faculty.

On Feb. 3, eight seventh- and eighth-grade girls attended Divine Savior Holy Angels High School's Middle School Leadership Conference. There, students participated in team-building games, service projects, and workshops on successful skills such as leadership, assertiveness and organization.

Fifth-grade students recently participated in SJV's "Middle School Exchange Program." Through this experience, middle school teachers served as guest instructors in fifth-grade classrooms. Fifth-grade students then went into the middle school wing for a lesson in each content area. It was a great opportunity to learn about what to expect in middle school.

St. Joseph Catholic

Not only does learning go on during the school day at SJS, it continues on after school as well. Students can attend Homework Club where they have the chance to stay caught up on homework, complete project work using school resources, and get additional assistance from teachers. Our students also enjoy a wide range of after-school clubs and activities such as art classes, giving them an opportunity to expand their knowledge in a variety of different areas.

St. Mary’s Visitation School

St. Mary's Visitation's K5 students are studying communities in Social Studies. The students are learning what types of organizations, businesses and people make up their community.  As part of their studies, the students made their very own community out of recyclable materials. Each student was assigned a particular building which included such things as their school, the library, post office and other local businesses. They then had to construct their building and bring it to school to join their classmates' buildings, creating K5's own SMV community.

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