Senior offensive lineman Jack Halquist was selected to participate in the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-Star game in July. Senior Nathan Washburn was namednsin Soccer Coaches Association Academic All-State Player of the Year.
Brookfield Christian School Middle School students put on 'The Sound of Music' — the school's annual musical. Every middle school student took part — from auditioning for starring roles, being cast in supporting roles and working behind the scenes. The students rehearsed for months; parent volunteers helped run lines; build sets and sew costumes; and it all came together for three performances.
Broofield Central is excited to announce that two of three Poetry Out Loud regional winners are proud Lancers. Sarah Brown and Kirsten Meier will be representing Brookfield Central this Saturday at the state Poetry Out Loud competition in Madison.
Brookfield Central technology teacher Tom Juran was recently named Teacher of the Year at the Wisconsin Technology & Engineering Association's (WTEA) annual conference on Feb. 25. Mr. Juran has taught graphic design and computer technology courses at Central for 21 years, inspired by his students and what they are able to accomplish.
Congratulations to the Brookfield Gymnastics Team for their fourth-place finish at the state meet this past weekend. Brookfield also walked away with seven individual medals, including a state champion on the uneven bars and three of the six All-Around podium spots.
Brookfield East Cheerleaders were named State Champions in the Super Small Varsity category at the Cheerleading State Championship in Madison in February. Their squad rose to the top of nine Division 1 Teams, recognizing their precision technique and athleticism. The Brookfield East squad is coached by Amy Fischer.
Hailed by critics as the Nation's Top Touring Illusionist, Reza has sold out venues from Denver to New York, Orlando to Los Angeles, entertaining millions as well as being featured on television and 31 countries around the world. BEHS is bringing him to its Field house from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, to raise money for East. Get your tickets soon. This event will sell out. Senior Class Officers will be selling tickets in the front lobby from 7:15 to 7:45 a.m. from March 3 through March 9, or until tickets are sold out.
The Burleigh staff is excited to announce the first All-School Read. An All-School Read is a community-building event in which every family and staff member in school reads the same book aloud at home for a set period of time. The book — 'Mr. Popper's Penguins' — will be read over the course of six weeks starting March 15, with no assigned reading over Spring Break. The Burleigh PTO has generously donated the funding so that every family in in the school will receive a copy of the book on March 11, following the kickoff assembly. There will be a Trivia Contest each Wednesday for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Scholastic Book Fair.
The Burleigh Builders will be attending the Wauwatosa First Lego League Jr. Expo March 12. This inaugural team of kindergartners has been working hard on their Lego model for several weeks. This year's expo theme is 'Waste Wise.' The team was challenged to become trash detectives. Over several weeks, they gathered information about one-time use trash and where it goes (the landfill). They further learned about simple machines and demonstrated their use of Lego components. This week the team is finishing up a Lego model and poster based on their research.
This week, March 7-11, is National School Breakfast Week. All students who participate in the breakfast program will be given small surprises throughout the week. Dixon's Pilot Breakfast Program started on Feb. 22. So far, from 55 to 70 students participate daily. Please have a conversation with your child(ren) about whether they have your permission to take breakfast on a daily basis. The menu will be posted next to the lunch menu on the Dixon website. Students with negative lunch balances will not be able to participate..
Elm Grove Lutheran
The school will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair from March 1 through March 10. The theme for the fair is 'Feeling Groovy with Books.' It will give students and families a chance to look through books for all grade levels and choose some to purchase if they wish, possibly for future use as a gift for a student.
Parents, family members and visitors were invited to the annual open house on Wednesday, March 9, from 8:30 to 11:30. Those who attended were able to see each class in regular session, meet the teachers and school staff, and learn about the various programs offered by the school.
Immanuel is holding its 14th annual auction with the theme 'Wild West.' Each class of students made a project to be auctioned off and put together a themed basket of some kind for the silent auction. This year's proceeds will be used to update Immanuel's security system.
St. Dominic School
The K3 students at St. Dominic Catholic School celebrated the letter 'P' throughout the week of Feb. 21. At the end, they celebrated with a Pajama Day. All the K3 students worked together to collect new pajamas for the One Million Good Nights Pajama Program, a nonprofit organization that provides new, warm pajamas and new books for children in need, many of whom are awaiting adoption. The students collected 51 pairs of pajamas.
St. John Vianney
The fourth- and fifth-grade students at St. John Vianney have been learning about what it takes to run their own business. In their social studies classes, the students have been learning how to write a resume, apply and interview for a job, and then learn how their profession contributes to the overall success of their business. Next Friday, the students will actually have the chance to put their skills to the test when they head to the park to complete their simulation and run their business as part of BizTown.
The eighth-grade students at St. John Vianney have been learning about what it takes to make intelligent financial decisions about income, expenses, savings, and credit. They learn valuable skills on how to manage their finances with real world scenarios and problems. On Friday at the park, the students will be completing a real world budgeting activity, in which the students receive a 'life,' complete with a job, family, mortgage payment, etc. They must calculate a balanced monthly budget while at the park that includes all of their monthly revenue and expenses. This experience gives the students great insight into what it takes to financially responsible.
St. Mary's Visitation
St. Mary's Visitation is hosting its annual SMV Elementary Forensics Fest this week. Third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students have been busy preparing their pieces, choosing from categories that include prose and poetry, demonstration, infomercial, group interpretation, and group or solo acting. The students will present their pieces before judges, most of whom are high school and college SMV forensics alumni. St. Mary's Visitation has been celebrating the art of public speaking through its elementary and junior high forensics programs for more than 20 years. Also this week, St. Mary's will host its annual Auction for Education on Saturday, March 12 at 6 p.m. in the school gym. This year's theme is 'Shamrock Shakedown,' and will include a silent and voice auction, traditional Irish dinner and music, a raffle and much more. All proceeds from the 'Shamrock Shakedown' help support St. Mary's Visitation School.
Tonawanda's third annual Science Fair will be held on Thursday, April 7. Students must sign up by March 19 if they wish to participate.
Wisconsin Hills Middle
Cashel Dennehy School of Irish Dance will be coming to perform for the students at Tonawanda Elementary School on Thursday, March 17.