Brookfield Academy

​Brookfield Academy will host the American Association of Teachers of French Concours Oral at Patriots Hall, Saturday, April 22. Approximately 36 students in the Lower, Middle and Upper Schools join those from Dodge, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha counties to compete at this forensic-style meet for the right to advance to the state meet Saturday, May 13.

There will be a Special Visit Day in Grades 3, 4 or 5 Wednesday, April 26 to welcome new families to Brookfield Academy’s Lower School. Children have an opportunity to spend a half-day or full-day shadowing a BA student. A snack and lunch are provided. For more information or to register for this free event (RSVP required), please contact Mary Ricci at 262-783-3217, ext. 143 or

St. John Vianney

St. John Vianney wrapped up a week full of musical theater. First, elephants, tigers, gorillas, and more from Mrs. Andreucci's K4 classes performed Rumble in the Jungle, a musical interpretation of the beloved children's book. Then middle schoolers performed Beauty and the Beast Jr., which marked the culmination of months of preparation. The hard work and high level of student, teacher and parent participation paid off. Both musical events were fun and memorable experiences for students and their audiences.

Three SJV teams participated in the Battle of the Books Regional Invitational at St. Robert School in Shorewood. The competition was tough and the questions were challenging; however, all three teams did well and had a great experience. The sixth-grade team, the SEA Readers, took third place overall and were awarded individual and team trophies.

First-grade students in Mrs. Klement’s Class made their very own Resurrection Egg Kits. Each kit contains a picture and a Bible passage telling part of the Easter Story. Students practiced telling the story to their classmates and then took the Resurrection Eggs home to tell the story to their families.

Dr. Samyn, pediatric heart doctor and SJV mom, talked to kindergartners as part of their community helper week. Dr. Samyn showed them a beating heart, let them hold a model of a heart, used a stethoscope to listen to their heartbeats, and taught them ways to keep their hearts healthy.  She also read the book, Madeline, which was her inspiration to become a doctor when she was a little girl.

St. Mary's Visitation

On April 8, St. Mary's Visitation Junior High math teacher Michael Falk was honored by the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation as a 2017 Herb Kohl Fellowship winner. He was named because of his leadership, being an agent for positive change and his love of learning. Falk received a grant of $6,000 and St. Mary's Visitation also received a grant of $6,000.

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