Middle School student Ronit Gupta (Level 7) did an excellent job at the recent State MathCounts meet, scoring in the top 10 percent of approximately 800 mathletes in Wisconsin.
Parents with 3- to 5-year-old children are invited to Brookfield Academy's Tuesday Tales event in the coming weeks. This free event for parents and children will be offered from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 4 and Tuesday, May 9 at Constitution Hall, 3466 N. Brookfield Road.
Brookfield Academy is hosting an Open House Brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 30 at Patriots Hall, 3215 N. Brookfield Road. Interested families will learn more about the school while also having opportunities to meet with teachers and administrators, observe classroom lessons and enjoy a tour of the campus. Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 26 to 262-783-3200, x141, or go to eventbrite.com.
Senior Sofia Khan was awarded an Excellence Scholarship as part of the 2017 Herb Kohl Education Foundation Awards.
Congratulations to members of the BCHS Jazz Ensemble 1 who took first place in the Wisconsin Conservatory Jazz Festival. Josh Koch and Nick Urban were named outstanding soloists. Jazz I also qualified for state for the 21st consecutive year.
The fourth-grade class at Brookfield Christian School celebrated the end of their study of the different regions of the United States with a State Fair. Each student selected a state to study and completed a report and a display board for the state. The students performed the national anthem and "Fifty Nifty United States" for parents and friends, and then stood by a display of their state to answer questions and share fun facts – did you know there are no snakes in Alaska? Each student brought a taste of the state they had studied for people to sample, including blueberries, apples, fudge, fried chicken, and more. They also wore costumes to represent their state – a cowboy, a NASA scientist, a Michigan football player – there was even a lobster from Maine.
Brookfield Christian School still has openings in the 3K and 4K classes for the 2017-18 school year. The 3K program is three mornings per week and the 4K program varies from four mornings to five full days. To learn more or to schedule a tour, contact the school at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 262-782-4722. More information is available at www.brookfieldchristian.org.
Senior Raejion Rembert received an Initiative Scholarship as part of the 2017 Herb Kohl Education Foundation Awards.
Brookfield Elementary Principal Dan Westfahl has received a Leadership Award on behalf of the Herb Kohl Education Foundation. This year in Elmbrook, two high school students, one elementary teacher and one elementary principal have been named recipients of the Kohl Foundation awards. Elmbrook recipients will be honored with other CESA 1 honorees at a luncheon April 8.
Thank you for coming out and joining us for Family Night. Students shared their work with pride and created colorful ink tiles that will be used to make a large mural in one of our stairwells and serve as a legacy piece in our building. Your generosity at the school raffle and chicken dinner will help to improve our playground facility. Thanks too for your generosity at our book fair; many classroom libraries will be enhanced from the proceeds of your purchases and your donations to teacher wish lists.
Dancers from Trinity Irish Dancers performed for Dixon students on St. Patrick’s Day. Dixon's own Vanessa Ruck was part of the team of dancers.
Elmbrook School District
On March 20, renowned pediatrician and author Dr. Kenneth Ginsberg spoke to the district and Elmbrook community. His presentation, titled "Fostering Resilience: Building Resilience in Children and Teens," was delivered at four different venues throughout the day and was tailored to the parent, educator and student audiences. The presentations discussed the topics of recognizing teen suicide and its roots, how to best deal with emotions and connect with those around you, counteracting perfectionism, and recognizing student behaviors and their potential links to childhood trauma.
Pilgrim Park Middle School
A group of PPMS students decided to make a team to compete in chess. Little did they know that their efforts would take them all the way to the top with a state championship trophy. Participants in the 2017 Oshkosh Wisconsin Scholastic Chess State Championship were: seventh-grader Aayush Singh, sixth-graders Anant Jhaveri, Kipras Brazauskas and Theivendu Perera, and eighth-grader Shagun Singh.
On the evening of March 16, the St. Dominic Catholic School string orchestra presented its very first Fiddle Fest. Mark Eagon, string orchestra director, along with the beginning, intermediate and advanced students, set the tone for a lovely St. Patrick’s Day by sharing with the audience a wide variety of reels and jigs to include the traditional Irish Washerwoman.
St. John Vianney
The sixth-grade students in Ms. Endisch's science class learned all about constellations. Each student made a story book about a particular constellation. The students went down to the primary classrooms to share their story creations.
The seventh-graders have been studying Geometry in math class. Their current module features the following topics: similar shapes and scale drawings, Geometric drawings based on triangular theorems, cross sections, angle features, and Algebra applications with angles.
Thank you to our SJV students and their families and friends for supporting our recent read-a-thon. After reading 72,615 minutes, and adding in a few donations after the big reveal, we raised $6,441.89. All of the money will be given to our sister parish in Piura, Peru to purchase books for Our Mother of Good Counsel School.
March 14 was a celebration in math class. It was Pi Day. (3.14) The students engaged in various pi activities, including discovering pi by measuring and then calculating a particular relationship between the circumference and diameter of an assortment of different sized (laminated) pies, singing pi carols, learning about Ludolph van Ceulen, and matching colors with the numbers 0 to 9 to make a pi chain of the first 264 numbers of pi.
The Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of St. John Vianney participated in Scouting for Food. They helped to collect 1,107 food items to help pack the St. John Vianney and Waukesha food pantries.
St. Mary's Visitation
St. Mary's Visitation recently hosted the regional finals of the National History Bee. Students from all over the region gathered at St. Mary's Visitation to participate in the competition, which is meant to spread a love for the study of history among America's elementary and middle school-aged students through an educational history quiz tournament. SMV students who qualified and participated in the National History Bee Regionals included: Nina Anglim, Felicity Giampietro, Jonathan Harmeyer, Drew Hodermann, Savanna Kaczynski, Bella Kim, Jake Merrick, Jack Scott, Kate Swietlik, Timothy Swietlik, Joe Walters, & Maggie Zierer. Eight of these twelve SMV students qualified to participate in the National History Bee Finals, which will be held in Atlanta in June.
Swanson Elementary teacher Cindy Stemper has been named a Fellowship Award recipient as part of the 2017 Herb Kohl Education Foundation Awards.
Tonawanda's third-grade Brownies visited Crumbly Art in Elm Grove, where they learned about women in business from co-owner Natalia Roman. For more information about Tonawanda's Girl Scout troops, contact Kerri Richlen at email@example.com.
Wisconsin Hills Middle School
Congratulations to the WHMS Wrestlers who competed in the Wisconsin Wrestling Federation Regionals - Oconomowoc Division. The first- and second-place finishers earned the right to wrestle for the state championship in their weight class in Madison on March 25. State qualifiers were Katie Hodgson (first place) and Marisa Roth (second place). Jack Strobel (third place) is an alternate.