Congratulations to seniors and National Merit Finalists, Noah Ahmed, Sriram Gollapudy, Shalini Gundamraj, Emma Lenz, Clare McCoy, Skye McCoy, Jason Tan, Megan Vipond and Alexander Zhu. After being named semifinalists in September, all have now met the requirements to advance to finalist standing – and will be considered for National Merit Scholarships to be offered later this spring. Merit Scholar designees are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments and potential for success in rigorous college studies.
Congratulations to the Middle School Patriot's Pen Award Winners: Peter Mueller, first place; Abby Doble, second place; Serena Suson, third place; and Ali Warraich, fourth place. The contest is sponsored by the local VFW Post 6494 and its Auxiliary.
Congratulations also to the Upper School Voice of Democracy Winners: Carolyn Miller, first place; Ana Schneider, second place; Isabel Thomas, third place; and John Paul Elfelt, fourth place. The contest is sponsored by the local VFW Post 6498 and its Auxiliary.
Brookfield Christian School seventh- and eighth-graders are presenting "High School Musical, Jr." for family, friends, fellow students and supporters of the school. The students auditioned for roles and have rehearsed for months preparing for the show. Family and friends helped build sets and prepare costumes and props. The shows are open to the public, but seating is limited. Performances will be held at 7 p.m. both Thursday, March 2 and Friday, March 3.
Alice in Dairyland paid the fourth-graders a visit Wednesday, Feb. 22 to share some cool facts about our home state of Wisconsin. Wisconsin state history is an important aspect of fourth-grade learning in social studies. Thank you, Alice, for being with us and elevating our Knight Pride in Wisconsin.
St. John Vianney
In honor of Presidents Day, K5 students learned about presidents, elections, voting and national monuments. The kids got to create their own voter identification cards and cast ballots in mini elections. Another one of their challenges was to use pictures of important monuments in the United States and try to replicate them using a variety of materials in the classroom.
Topper from Marquette High School surprised Mrs. Williams' first-grade classroom as a mystery reader. Students in Mrs. Williams' class also got to use "fun reading glasses" to search the classroom for contractions.
The fifth grade Lady Shamrocks were excited to win the Valentine's Day Basketball Tournament at St. Jerome School.
The eighth grade boys team won the consolation bracket this past weekend at Mother of Good Counsel.
St. Joseph Catholic
On Friday, Feb. 24, six middle school students attended the third annual STEM Challenge hosted by Catholic Memorial High School. STEM is an educational program developed to prepare primary and secondary students for college and graduate study in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. In addition to subject-specific learning, STEM aims to foster inquiring minds, logical reasoning, and collaboration skills. The challenge consisted of students breaking off into teams to design and construct a prototype of a marble roller coaster with a supplied set of materials. The objective was to keep the marble elevated and moving as long as possible. All the students who participated represented St. Joseph Catholic School quite well by showing great teamwork and collaboration. We commend all who attended for their efforts.
St. Mary’s Visitation
St. Mary's Visitation eighth-graders took their turn at making sandwiches for Guest House of Milwaukee recently. Each month at St. Mary's Visitation, a different grade takes a turn collecting the items and making the sandwiches as part of the school's outreach to those in need in our community.