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Located in the heart of Elm Grove, St. Mary’s Visitation School provides exceptional academics and faith formation for grades K3 through 8.

SMV 2nd Grader works on robotics at Marquette Engineering class

In October, St. Mary's Visitation 2nd grade student, Christian Sinense built a robotic bird using a laptop and programmed it to fly to the beat of music.  Christian was part of the WeDo LEGO Robotics class at the Marquette University School of Engineering.  What a great example of our SMV students extending their science learning outside of school.  We are so proud of this achievement.
 

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St. Mary's Visitation wins 1st Place at the Seton Tournament

St. Mary's Visitation School 8th grade boys volleyball team took 1st place in the Seton Tournament.  Congratulations to our boys and our coaches, Mike and Margaret Thew!!!

We are so proud of this huge win for the St. Mary's Visitation Gladiators!

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St. Mary's Visitation - Math Competitions and Quiz Bowl

At SMV, we are always looking for ways to expand learning in all areas, especially in Math, Science and Technology.  Math Competition is just one of the ways we strive for academic excellence and we are proud to report that Math competition season is upon us!  This year, more grades will be able to compete than ever before.

 
Math Olympiads - SMV 5th & 6th graders compete at weekly practice and monthly contests.  This group is excellent for anyone who wants to improve math skills, problem solving skills and find creative solutions to puzzles.

 
MathCounts - 7th and 8th graders well be able to solve more advanced puzzles, individually and in groups.  We will be competing against students from other area schools, with competition times to be announced later.
 
These groups meet once a week after school. Thank you, Mr. Falk and Mrs. Daemmrich!
 
 
 
QUIZ BOWL
This Saturday, November 10th, SMV will host the Quiz Bowl Gladiator Fall Tournament 2012. Junior High Teacher, Mr. Falk is the moderator of our Quiz Bowl team.

The participants are students at junior high schools and middle schools from
Wisconsin and Illinois.  We will have approximately 12 teams from 5 schools
participating.  There are about 25 SMV junior high students who participate.

Quiz bowl, scholastic bowl, or academic competition is the name for a number of
related academic events.  Students compete on teams of four to buzz in,
answering trivia-type questions about history, geography, literature, science,
math, religion, fine arts, and popular culture.  Each game lasts about 25
minutes, and students will generally play eight to ten games on a tournament
day.  St. Mary's teams placed in the top 25 at the Middle School National
Championship Tournament in 2011 and 2012.
 
Best of luck to our SMV Quiz Bowl team this weekend!

SMV participated in all school voting on Election Day

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SMV Junior High Experiences Beauty, Faith at Holy Hill

St. Mary's Visitation Junior High Students Soak Up Beauty, Faith on their Visit to Holy Hill

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St. Mary's Visitation - Barnes and Noble Bookfair to benefit Home and School

 

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St. Mary's Visitation Junior High Students Skype with NASA Scientists

St. Mary's Visitation Junior High Students work with NASA on maximizing solar energy

SMV's junior high science classes are working with solar panels (provided courtesy of NASA) to figure out how to utilize maximum solar energy. The classes simulated the solar panels found on Juno, the NASA spacecraft travelling to Jupiter. Grade 8 "Skyped" one of the lead NASA scientists, who explained which design NASA chose to solve the problem. Juno departed in Aug. 2011, and is slated to reach Jupiter in 2016....long after these students graduate from SMV!

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