Middle School's Hena Allaqaband (Level 6) recited 200 digits of pi to claim Brookfield Academy's 2017 Pi Day Recitation Contest championship.
Upper School's Varsity Mock Trial Team is now the 2017 Wisconsin State Champions. Team members include: Alexandra Dortzbach, Sriram Gollapudy, Shalini Gundamraj, Anisha Guru, Najuf Malik, Srimayi Mylavarapu, Rachel LeClaire, Razanne Saeed, Ava Schneider, and Jason Tan. Brookfield Academy Prosecution went against River Falls Defense in the Supreme Court chambers, and will represent Wisconsin at the National Mock Trial Competition on May 11 in Hartland, Connecticut.
BCHS seniors Megan Moretti and Anna Sorenson have been named medalists for the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition. Moretti has been named a National Gold Medal Winner in the Photography category for her piece “On The Inside Looking Out” and will receive her award on Thursday, June 8 during the National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Sorenson has been named a National Silver Medal Winner in the Drawing category and also received a Milwaukee Art Museum Membership Award for her piece titled “Homer Laughlin's Village.”
The Brookfield Christian School community gathered to remember Mady Marshel and her mother Jessica Ellenberger as "Mady's Corner" in the school library was dedicated. Mady's classmates gathered to hear a story read by her grandfather, and her former teacher and Principal Kevin Vos spoke. Students will be able to enjoy the space, which includes a selection of Mady's favorite books, for years to come.
BEHS junior violinist Julian Rhee has earned a spot in the Final Forte (competition finalist for 2017) and will be performing with the Madison Symphony at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 29. The concert is free and will be held at the Overture Hall in Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St., Madison. The performance will be broadcast live on Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television.
Come celebrate our first annual All School Read at this year's Family Math & Literacy Night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 at Brookfield Elementary School. This night will be a delightful culmination of Sarah Week's novel, “Pie.” Families will have fun interacting with characters and scenes from the story as they engage in math challenges and literature experiences.
Second-graders share their love of reading and characters by preparing presentations about their books and through book talks.
Join us from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 24 at the Dixon Carnival. Enjoy bounce houses, the cake walk, games, face painting and much more.
The music department would like to congratulate all the students who participated in the Solo & Ensemble Festival that was held at Brookfield Central High School. More than 700 students participated from across the district and the day was a huge success. Every student got rated from 1 to 5 on their performances and the students who did a Class A event and got a starred first on that rating will be advancing to the State Music Festival to be held later in the year. Here are the Pilgrim Park students who have made it to the State Festival: Dani Ewing - Vocal Solo; Paula Franco - Vocal Solo; Mia Yiannias - Vocal Solo; Carrie Wang – Violin Solo; Michelle Xavier – Viola Solo; Jane Atkinson – Cello Solo; Collin Schmocker – Cello Solo; Eli Hoffmann – Horn Solo; Maxwell Ting- Piano; Josh Williams – Piano Solo.
St. John Vianney
This past Saturday over 40 of our fifth-through-eighth-grade music students participated in the Wisconsin School Music Association Solo & Ensemble contest at Brookfield Central. From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. students performed their solos, duets, and ensembles for judges, being critiqued in a variety of areas and receiving scores and comments based upon their performance. Sixth-grader Jack O'Brien received a 1 star rating in Class A, allowing him to progress onto the state competition. This is the highest rating a performer can receive, normally reserved for high school students.
Father Nathaniel Miniatt came into third grade to bless the rosaries they have been using over the past few weeks. Many children already had their rosaries blessed, so they received another prayerful blessing upon their rosaries.
Mrs. Klement's first-graders visited with Father Knippel. He talked to the students about the different color vestments priests wear and also talked to them about Ash Wednesday.
St. Joseph Catholic
Last week, our fourth- and fifth-grade students attended BizTown, sponsored by Junior Achievement and Kohl’s. While at BizTown, the students assume the roles of employees and shoppers at one of 15 businesses. Participants receive paychecks, open bank accounts, deposit their checks, and choose how to spend their income through BizTown cash, check or debit cards at businesses where they can purchase real products. They also had to run the business and perform work-related tasks such as price products, serve customers, clean, take out a loan for the business, deposit money made, and other jobs involved in running a successful business.
This interactive, project-based program not only teaches students how to manage their own personal finances and the importance of becoming a successful professional, but it also empowers them to take responsibility for their professional and educational futures.
St. Mary’s Visitation
St. Mary's Visitation eighth-graders led a "Mission to Mars" this week, part of an interactive program featuring SMV's ShareSpace Mars Map. SMV was chosen by Buzz Aldrin's ShareSpace Foundation to receive the giant map after Jr. High Science Teacher, Kathy Biernat, participated in an online essay contest. The map is an interactive and engaging educational tool designed to ignite children's interest in science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Only 50 maps were awarded nationally through the contest. In addition to acting as tour guides for the 50-by-50-foot map, the eighth-graders also led students through several other learning stations as part of their Astronomy unit.
First -grade budding artists visited the Milwaukee Art Museum on March 10.
The past two weeks during physical education, classes practiced and performed different line dances. The students worked on memorizing and performing different footwork patterns to the different songs. During the dance unit, students will refine and perform a dance; try new challenges and understand that practice improves performance.
Congratulations to WHMS seventh-grade student Hannah Kim, as she was awarded the Gold Key Award at the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Program. She competed in the Midwest region, under the Science Fiction/Fantasy category. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program is the nation's longest-running, largest, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens.