Located in the heart of Elm Grove, St. Mary’s Visitation School provides exceptional academics and faith formation for grades K3 through 8.
SMV partners with Sunset Playhouse and performs plays by Mo Willems.
SMV and Sunset Playhouse partnered to offer Grades 1 – 3 an after school theater class. Students participated in a Center Stage: Goof off with Mo Willems class. Seventeen first through third graders met to ignite their love and appreciation for the performing arts. Students worked with the three tools of the actor: body, voice, and imagination. This foundation class is the perfect introduction to the world of theatre. Students used theatre games and exercises to explore the basics of acting – warm-ups, stage directions, voice, movement, and improvisation while learning ensemble building skills and gaining self-confidence. Students then applied these skills to perform a play on the last day of class. The session took students on adventures through the fabulous children’s books written by Mo Willems. Students performed a compilation of plays based on seven favorite Mo Willems’ books from the Pigeon and Piggy and Gerald series. On the final day of class, students finished costumes, set design, and final staging in Sunset’s Studio Theater. Family and friends enjoyed the final performance.
Submitted by Erika Navin, Director, Sunset Playhouse School for the Arts
SUMMER KEYBOARDING CLASS
Keyboarding has become more and more critical, now that education has moved into the digital world. Students at SMV work on keyboarding regularly, but nothing beats a power class right before the start of the new school year. Students entering grades 3-8 are invited to take part in Miss Benson's summer keyboarding class. Please see the attached registration form for more information. Questions? Call or e-mail Miss Benson.
SMV Golf Outting – July 9th, 2012
It is getting to be that time of the year with warmer weather heading our way to start thinking about golf! The SMV Community Golf Outing is coming up July 9th at Wisconsin Club Country Club. It promises to be a fun event and a fun way to benefit the entire SMV Parish Community including SMV School and Catholic Formation. An informal meeting is being held in the atrium Thursday, April 19th at 6PM for anyone who would like to get more information regarding participation, volunteering and/or sponsorship. Please stop in and consider joining in on this exciting new event!
GIRLS ROCK 2012
The 2012 Girls Rock Program has concluded. This year about 30 SMV school and parish girls collected to learn about their Feminine Genius, how to grow in virtue, to listen carefully to the quiet Voice of Jesus speaking to their hearts, and to get to know a saint like St. Philomena who is powerful with God. The girls enjoyed a pizza party sing-along with Adele and Christina Perry and each girl received a virtue booklet and a St. Philomena notebook. A charm necklace is in the works for each participant. We hope that the 8th grade Girls Rockers will always remember the Mae Mobley Theology of the Body message, "Theology of the Body is special, Theology of the Body is smart, Theology of the Body is important."
MARK YOUR CALENDAR - THE SPRING CONCERT IS COMING
Mark your calendar for the SMV Spring Concert "Best of Broadway" to be held on Tuesday, May 8th at 6:30PM. All grades will be participating.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
At Vacation Bible School we will sing, learn, have fun and more to draw your kids into the heart of our Catholic faith and love of Jesus! All children entering K4 through 5th grades are invited to join us July 23rd-27th from 9:00AM to noon.
During the month of May, we as Catholics traditionally honor Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth. To celebrate Mary's devotion to Christ, we will once again be crowning her in our parish on May 7th beginning at 6:30PM. This is taking place in the evening so that parents can accompany their children and share the devotion!
St. Mary's Christian Women will be sponsoring this 30 minute devotion. It will feature special participation by our 8th graders as they take the first step in their farewell to St. Mary's Visitation. Our 2nd graders will also participate in recognition of their First Holy Communion.