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School Spotlight

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.

Helping others by helping themselves

Through Operation Rice Bowl, the SJV students and their families, along with parishioners, had an opportunity to pray for and directly assist the poor in the U.S. and overseas. Each family kept a cardboard 'bowl' on their table and collected money. The box was accompanied by stories of people in other countries, including their joys and sorrows.  Contributions support Catholic Relief Services and the Vincent Family Center in Milwaukee run by the St. Vincent de Paul Society.  Donations topped $2,800 this year.

State fair teaches students more than just state facts

St. John Vianney fourth graders conducted a state fair on Wednesday, March 13th, showcasing detailed written reports and hand-made maps on each state.

Each student was responsible for a different state. In the typed reports, the students summarized several features of their state's economy, geography, industry, and other important aspects.

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SJV Foresnsic Team takes first place at state tournament

by K. Adamson

March 23, under the guidance of coach Erica Lanser, SJV students on the school's Forensic Team competed in the Middle Level Forensic Association State Meet where they pitted their communication skills against some 1,400 students from  80 schools.

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St. John Vianney toiletries drive aids two vital area outreach programs

Now more than ever it seems that people are in need and St. John Vianney students are helping to fill that need by collecting new toiletries such as women's hygiene products, deodorant, cough drops, shampoo and more, for the Milwaukee Rescue Mission and the Sojourner Truth House.

7th graders coordinated the collection drive but families from the entire school and Parish donated items. This year, an estimated 1,500 items were donated by Parish and school families with the hope they will bring some comfort and much-needed hlep to area men, women and children.

Stations of the Cross bring Jesus' Passion to life

In preparation for Easter, St. John Vianney students from K5 through eighth grade attended the Stations of the Cross on Wednesday, March 27th in the Parish Church.

Seventh and eighth grade students read the verses while eighth grade students re-enacted each event, creating a realistic picture of the Passion and death of Jesus. "Seeing how Jesus suffered and died made me sad," one fourth grader said of the event. "But it also makes me know how much Jesus loves us."

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