Upper School Latin Club placed first in this year's Wisconsin Junior Classical League competition in Madison. All four levels of Latin competed in certamen finals with level three taking first place. Of the almost 600 students in attendance, Margot Armbruster placed first, Emma Lenz placed third, Victoria Toledo placed fourth, Sriram Gollapudy placed eighth, and Wyatt Eichholz placed ninth. Armbruster, Gollapudy, and Mark Bechthold were elected to state board offices.
Brookfield Christian is preparing for 'The Sound of Music,' which debuts on March 3 and 4. Shows are open to the public. Admission is free, but seating is limited. A freewill offering is taken following each performance to help with costs.
Third-graders at Brookfield Christian School are creating their own newspapers in computer class. While working on their typing skills, they are also learning how to gather statistics and other information relevant to their reporting.
Brookfield Central's Ronn Blaha received the 2016 Brookfield Jaycees Outstanding Educator award on Feb. 20 for his continued dedication to education and betterment of his students. Blaha serves as advisor to Central's Key Club, which was the largest in the state with 369 members, and most active in the world, volunteering over 9,000 hours in 2014-15. As a two-time award winner, Blaha humbly acknowledged his students and their tremendous commitment to service and the Elmbrook community stating, 'I have the best job in the world.'
The Brookfield Barracudas, a co-op team comprised of athletes from both Central and East, finished third in the WIAA Boys Swimming and Diving State Championships at the University of Wisconsin Natatorium in Madison. BEHS senior Connor Rumpit was state champion in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:34.26. The team is coached by Bill Twitchell.
The Brookfield East Cheerleaders competed in the state championships in Madison this past weekend. The team beat out eight other teams to take first place! Members of the team are Sierra Fischer, Madi McDonald, Elli Ashcroft, Jamie Keith, Megan Fleming, Claire Lukas, Mia Bergstrom, Allie Keith, Bella Zarenana, Abigail MacVane & Jenessa Maager.
Brookfield Elementary Spring Running Club was to start Wednesday, March 2. Registration is open to students in third, fourth and fifth grade. The club will meet on Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. after school in the hall between the gym and cafeteria. The club will run through Friday, April 22. The goal for the students is to participate in the Run For The Hills scheduled for Sunday, April 24.
Brookfield Elementary celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday March 2 with special dress this week. Monday, Feb. 29 was 'wear something you can read' day; March 1 was crazy sock day, March 2 was when everyone was to wear red, black and white and read with a friend; March 3 is the day to wear green for 'Green Eggs and Ham' day, and March 4 is hat day.
Burleigh's Drama Club presents four performances of '#YBR2 - A Musical Revue.' The schedule is 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 16, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, March 17, and 7 p.m. Friday, March 18. All Burleigh students will attend a matinee performance with their class. If you and your family would like to attend, tickets may be purchased at the Wilson Center box office. Call the Wilson Center at (262) 781-9520, order online at www.wilson-center.com or stop in at the Wilson Center box office.
Elm Grove Lutheran
At 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 4, all students in K4 through eighth grade will be presenting the annual music 'Informance.' The theme this year is 'Summer to Spring, It's Time to Sing!' This is an opportunity for students to 'inform' our EGL friends and families about what we are learning in music classes. Each student will be singing, dancing, and playing instruments. Each student at every grade level has a unique and personalized role to play in this event.
Pilgrim Park Middle
Mark Peperkorn will be giving his next principal chat from 9 to 11 a.m. March 4 in the PPMS library. The student services team will discuss mental illness awareness and suicide prevention.
St. Dominic School
Eight-grade students participated in the prayer stations during religion class. Throughout the week students in the school and LFF programs retreated into this interactive prayer opportunity provided by the Life Long Faith Formation department of the parish in collaboration with the prayer and worship committee.
St. John Vianney
Eighth-grade basketball teams from St. John Vianney have been invited to the Padre Serra Basketball Tournament. First-round games will be played at Mount Mary University, with the girls playing at 10 a.m. March 5, and the boys playing at 7:45 p.m. March 10. A pep rally will be held at 2:10 p.m. Feb. 26 and a team blessing at the 9 a.m. Feb. 28 Mass.
Third-grade students were visited by Deacon Patrick James Behling as part of the Seminarian Connection Program. This program increases vocation awareness and supports seminarians through prayer and communication. Deacon Behling will be ordained this May.
St. Mary's Visitation
St. Mary's junior high forensics team competed in a field of more than 700 speakers in the recent Pilgrim Park Middle School Meet. St. Mary's Visitation seventh-grader Morgan Wood earned a first place, eighth-grader Noah Malloy earned a second place in impromptu speaking and sixth-grader Ellie Berens earned a second place in prose. The team is coached by SMV parents, Melissa Schumacher and Megan Muthupandiyan.
It's been a 'Seussical' time at Tonawanda in celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday. Students are encouraged to join in the fun:
· Mix It Up Monday: wear stripes, plaids, polka-dots
· Top Hat Tuesday: wear a crazy hat
· Seuss Cafe Wednesday: dress as a Dr. Seuss book character
· Thinks You Can Think Thursday: wear something you love
· Friendly Friday: wear something earthly or green
Wisconsin Hills Middle
Spring parent/teacher conferences are scheduled from 3:30 to 7:15 p.m., Wednesday, March 9, and 2:15 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 10. The school is using the on-line program PTC Wizard to schedule parent-teacher conferences, which allows parents to schedule their own appointments with a child's teachers.
The web site is: whms.ptcwizard.com. While teachers would like to see all parents, they give priority at spring conferences to those students who have academic and/or behavioral needs.