Brookfield Academy

Five Brookfield Academy students are in the running for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program – the largest number chosen from Brookfield Academy in a single year. This is one of the nation’s highest academic honors available to seniors. Sriram Gollapudy, Shalini Gundamraj, Emma Lenz, Rhea Nangia and Alexander Zhu are among the 5,000 candidates for the program; 80 candidates are from Wisconsin.

Rising Stars Art Program: Spring session begins soon for 3- and 4-year-olds and a parent. This is a free program; all materials included. Fridays, 8:30 to 9:15 a.m., April 7, 21, 28; May 12, 19. Register by calling Mary Ricci at 262-783-3200 x143. Classes fill early. Register today.

St. John Vianney

Mrs. Williams' first-grade class had a surprise mystery reader last week. Our very own principal, Mr. Demeter, read “A Principal's New Clothes” to the first-grade class.

The Cub Scouts recently held their annual Blue and Gold Dinner. They enjoyed a celebratory meal and fancy homemade desserts provided from their dessert-making contest. Awards were given for most creative and best flavored cake.

John Meissner from the Wisconsin Farm Bureau came to visit our fourth-graders. He spoke about dairy cows and the production of dairy foods. He also spoke about Wisconsin crops and the various ways they are harvested. Students gained a lot of knowledge from this experience about how this contributes to the economy of Wisconsin.

The SJV Forensics Team recently competed at Pilgrim Park Middle School. The students worked incredibly hard and it all paid off with multiple students advancing to Power Rounds and earning trophies in their categories.

Kindergarten through third-grade students have the opportunity to take part in the Caldecott Kid’s Club, a reading enrichment program 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.

A few of our middle school students were able to compete in Catholic Memorial High School’s third Annual STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Math) Challenge. This unique event tasked students with solving a STEM-related problem together with students from schools all over the county. This year, students created a roller coaster that continues the movement of a marble. Students had a wonderful time participating.

The sixth-grade girls basketball team finished their season as the silver champions in the SJV tournament this past weekend. Great season, girls.

Congratulations to the sixth-grade boys SJV basketball team for taking second place in the St. Agnes "Mayhem at the Mural" basketball tournament.

St. Joseph Catholic

Earlier this week, our seventh-grade students took a field trip to Finance Park as the culmination of a five-week learning experience sponsored by Junior Achievement and Kohl’s. The five-week program focuses on educating students about personal finances. Lessons cover many topics, including saving money, credit, budgeting, taxes and careers in finance. At the end of the program, students attend a simulation day at Finance Park. Each student is assigned a hypothetical life situation. Students must then manage the personal finances associated with the assignment, including creating a budget, purchasing a car and buying a house. Thank you both to Kohl’s and to Junior Achievement for developing such a beneficial educational tool.

St. Mary’s Visitation

St. Mary's Visitation recently welcomed the Kohl’s Cares theater troupe to perform Aldo Leopold and the Ghost of Sand County. The students learned about Wisconsin conservationists and the animals and environments they work to protect. There was an underlying message that even the smallest among us can stand up for what is right and we can all work together to help what matters.

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