Brookfield Academy will present an evening with Ron Lieber at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 12. He is a New York Times personal finance columnist and best-selling author of 'The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money.' The event will be held in Patriots Hall Upper School. There is no cost to attend; reserve seats at brookfieldacademy.org by Friday, April 8.
Seventh-graders at Brookfield Christian School are working through a dissection unit in science class. They first practiced dissecting using their Chrome books, and then moved to the real thing, working with fish and frog specimens.
Students from Central have been involved with a theater project with Milwaukee's Next Act Theater. 'Twilight: Milwaukee, 2016' is an all-student production that will include students from five schools in the greater Milwaukee area. With performances at 7 p.m. March 21 and 22, the production is in the spirit of Anna Deavere Smith's 'Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992.'
Congratulations to Sarah Brown and Kirsten Meier who represented BC at the state Poetry Out Loud Competition last Saturday. Both of them performed with style and class, and the competition ended with Kirsten being honored as the state champion. She will represent Wisconsin at the POL 2016 National Finals on May 2-4 at the Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Brookfield Central High School finished with first Academic Team All-State recognition from the Golf Coaches Association of Wisconsin. The award recognizes high school golf teams with the highest team grade-point averages. The school's team members are Taylor Moon, Emily Balding, Lexi Romero, Sophia Sun, and Emma Whitfield.
Brookfield East art teacher Jason Van Roo and his visual arts students recently opened a mentor/mentee art exhibit at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center. The exhibit, entitled 'All Things,' consists of pieces by Van Roo and his students. It explores the creation and discovery processes in art rather than boasting works that are entirely completed. The pieces examine themes of childhood fears, nature, and love, presented as digitally rendered illustrations to unfinished sketches. The exhibit runs through March 29 and is open Monday-Saturday. For further information, visit the Wilson Center website, wilson-center.com, and search 'Van Roo.'
The process of creating class lists for the 2016-17 school year at Brookfield Elementary has already begun. Students' classroom teachers will work in conjunction with his or her grade-level teammates to develop lists for next year that are balanced by gender, academics, ethnicity, and other important aspects. Above all, combinations of children are examined to ensure that the relationships are positive and that each child can feel a connection with others in the class.
Students with 50 cents on Friday, March 18, can purchase a glass of lemonade at lunch hour to support Alex's Lemonade Stand, whose donations help to find a cure for childhood cancer. Students may purchase up to two cups of lemonade.
Dixon recently held a 'Jump Rope for Heart' event. The total raised was $8,491.15. The top fundraiser was Emilo Zagorski from 3S. He raised $425.
Elm Grove Lutheran
The middle school social studies classes are interesting and challenging. The fifth grade is learning about the young United States and 'The Nation Grows' while the sixth grade expands to world history and 'New Empires in Asia.' The seventh grade studied 'Russia — Past and Present' while the eighth grade worked to understand the reasons behind WWI and is now into 'The Depression, War, and Recovery.'
The student of the month for Christian leadership was Cristiana Words, grade seven, and the student of the month for academic achievement was Parker Marriott, grade five.
The Immanuel girls basketball team was invited to the Lutheran Schools State Tournament. While there, they won one game and lost two games, ending their season.
Pilgrim Park Middle
On Saturday, March 12, the Pilgrim Park Middle School Panther wrestling team competed in the 11 team Milwaukee-area conference tournament and brought home the first place trophy. Varsity champions are: Jake Bigen, John Champe, Connor Thorpe, and Josh Tripi.
St. Dominic School
The sixth-grade students at St. Dominic Catholic School created experiments for an interactive science fair. Family, friends and students provided data by testing the experiments. They will be analyzing the data to determine if their hypothesis were supported.
St. John Vianney
Congratulations to a successful inaugural season of Battle of the Books. Special kudos to The Book Thieves and The Book Blasters teams from St. John Vianney for advancing to the next level of competition to be held at St. Jude.
The third-graders from St. John Vianney went to Prince of Peace to meet their pen-pal buddies. They had conversation, played bingo and had a snack together. It was a wonderful way to share friendship and faith!
Congratulations to the St. John Vianney fifth- through eighth-grade band, string and vocal students who performed this past Saturday at the Wisconsin School Music Association Solo & Ensemble Contest held at Brookfield East. Several highlights are: a first place rating for the flute choir, and two of students receiving class A star ratings, on drum set and violin. Those students will now perform at the state competition at the end of April.
The St. John Vianney seventh-grade girls green team placed first at the SJV seventh-grade tournament and were tournament champions at the St. Mary's Hales Corners tournament.
On March 5, the St. John Vianney Girls sixth-grade Notre Dame basketball team took first place in the St. Boniface Tournament. They also finished in first place in the Notre Dame Division of the Notre Dame Don Bosco League with an undefeated record.
St. Mary's Visitation
This week St. Mary's Visitation hosted the National Geographic Giant Traveling Map: Asia Edition. Students in grades five through eight used the map of Asia as part of their social studies class The traveling map is designed to promote geographic literacy by igniting interest in geography. The maps and accompanying activities the students took part in incorporated physical movement and games to teach the students place names, physical geography and cultural geography as well as map reading skills.
On Monday, April 11, the Grammy-award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers will visit Swanson for a special performance for fifth-grade students. At Swanson they'll perform American folk songs and chat with studetns about composing and performing. The Okee Dokee Brothers are performing a full concert on Sunday, April 10, at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center as part of their national tour. Monday's appearance at the school is a free encore performance.
There are many opportunities coming up in the future months for volunteers at Tonawanda. One of our biggest volunteer days is Field Day on June 3. The school requests that all volunteers complete background checks ahead of time as there is about a two-week lead time.
The science fair is open to all students at Tonawanda. It is scheduled for Thursday, April 7.
Wisconsin Hills Middle
On March 5 the Wisconsin Hills Middle School Mathcounts team took part in the Wisconsin State Mathcounts competition in Madison. These students competed with 142 Mathletes from 46 Wisconsin middle schools. The WHMS Team took fourth Place overall. The team members are Stephanie Chen, Emily Liu, Esha Kapoor, and Kevin Niu. A special congratulations to Kevin Niu forfinishing in seventh place in the individual competition.