Whether you're on your way to the library or stopping by City Hall, chances are you're driving by St. John Vianney School, located in the heart of Brookfield. This blog will provide insight into life and education at SJV, a 4K-8 educational anchor in Brookfield since 1957.
On January 13 students at St. John Vianney in grades five through eight experienced firsthand what it is like to play basketball in a wheelchair during an assembly presented by the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Wheelchair Basketball Team. In the program called "Cornerstones for Success," the first part included a discussion about the lives and experiences of the student-athletes as well as a question and answer period where the students gained knowledge about disabilities. The second part of the assembly included a team demonstration and the opportunity for some SJV students to hop into a wheelchair and test their skills. Five different groups of students were able to play against the UW-Whitewater team while the other students watched and cheered. The thrilling assembly ended with five teachers being called up to play against the UW-Whitewater team.
Catholic Schools Week, an annual celebration of Catholic schools, begins on Sunday, January 30th. The national theme this year is A+ For America Catholic Schools. St. John Vianney traditionally kicks of the week with an open house after masses on Sunday. Students are encouraged to wear their school uniforms to mass and then participate in the mass as greeters, gift bearers and acolytes. After mass they will visit their classrooms and help with tours. Each classroom will be showcasing the smart board. All parishioners and guests are invited to visit the SJV School on January 30th from 12:00 – 1:30pm.