Eight-graders Ryan Beckley, Arushi Dhingra, Christian Hong, and Andy Liu, seventh-grader Daniel Perelman, and sixth-grader Ronit Gupta participated in the state Mathcounts meet in Madison. Andy Liu participated in the final speed round to rank the top 10 students and finished third in Wisconsin. He is one of only four students from each state to qualify for nationals in Washington, D.C., in May.
Brookfield Christian School third-graders wrapped up a unit about the 1960's with a class party featuring foods and beverages that were popular in the '60's, twisting to Chubby Checker, doing the limbo and playing Twister. Students brought in rotary phones, a lava lamp, a typewriter, and record albums to show the class. Earlier in the week the class launched a rocket after learning about the space race. Each student also interviewed someone who grew up in the 1960s and wrote a report about their experiences.
Congratulations to Coach Bill Twitchell who was named the Journal Sentinel Swimming and Diving Coach of the Year! Coach Twitchell led the Brookfield Barracuda swimmers to a third place finish in the state meet.
A big thank you to Cub Scout Pack 55 who picked up 12 bags of garbage during their community service project cleaning the grounds of Brookfield Elementary.
The Burleigh Builders attended the Wauwatosa First Lego League Jr. Expo March 12. The team competed with over a dozen teams from across southeast Wisconsin and brought home the award for Construction Innovation.
Congratulations to Team Burleigh who took first place at the K-5 State Championship Chess Tournament this past weekend in Oshkosh. Team members include: Aazam K., Anant J., Thevindu P., Shiv M., Karthik A., and Najeeb K.
Preschool and kindergarten students recently held a peanut butter campaign. All donations (177 jars) will be given to the Feed America Program.
Elm Grove Lutheran
All students in the school, grades one through eight, are practicing diligently because they will be singing at the 10:45 a.m. Easter Sunday service. The church will be filled with flowers for the festive service and kids are encouraged to check out the Children's Garden on the lower entrance level where parents, relatives and friends have donated Easter plants in their honor. After the final service of the day, everybody gets to pick up and take home the flowers or plants they donated.
On March 5, the Immanuel Band students, under the direction of Anne Widener, participated in the Elementary Solo and Ensemble contest. Students won 22 gold medals and five silver medals.
On Friday, March 18, seventeen area schools will be bringing their forensics teams to Immanuel for a meet. This is the second annual forensics meet hosted by Immanuel Lutheran. The school team is coached by Heather Volkman, John Meulendyke, and many parent volunteers.
St. Dominic School
Congratulations to the cast and crew of The Lion King Jr.! What an amazing performance! Special thanks to Christine White, music teacher at St. Dominic Catholic School, for her guidance and direction. And the school thanks everyone who attended the shows to support the students.
St. John Vianney
Students in the second grade at St. John Vianney had a rummage sale in their classroom. Students practiced buying and selling small items to practice counting coins.
On March 14 the middle school math students celebrated pi day. They calculated pi after measuring the circumference and diameter of various objects including hula hoops, rolls of masking tape, cans of fruit and other items.
St. Mary's Visitation
St. Mary's Visitation's eighth-grade students will present the 'Living Stations' this Thursday, March 24, at 10 am in St. Mary's Church. The Living Stations are a Lenten tradition presented for the entire school, where the students dramatize and retell the story of Jesus' passion and death.
Swanson's third-graders performed music from all around the world in their concert 'Around The World.' Not only did students learn to sing in three different languages but they also learned and performed a Russian folk dance. In addition to the performance, each student did a project in their classroom about a different country that was then showcased after the concert. The next grade-level program will be second grade's 'All About Our Earth' at 1 p.m. April 27.
The science fair is open to all students at Tonawanda. It is scheduled for Thursday, April 7.
The new state assessment, the Wisconsin Forward Exam, for students in third through fifth grade, begins this spring. The state is implementing this exam to replace both the previous WKCE and Badger 3-8 exams. Wisconsin students in grades three through eight will be participating in the English language arts and math assessments. Students in grades four and eight will participate in the science exam, and students in grades four, eight, and 10 will participate in the social studies exam. The state window for this assessment will extend from March 28 through May 20.
Wisconsin Hills Middle
Eighth-grade social studies students listened and learned as they watched Carl Wilkens, World Outside My Shoes guest speaker, share what he witnessed and lived as a humanitarian aid worker in Rwanda.
Congratulations to the Battle of the Books state competition team. Astrid Merritt, Stephanie Chen, Julianne Sun, and Shreya Ashok Kumar earned seventh place out of 154 teams competing in the state battle.