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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.

Martin Luther King, Jr. play enlightens students

In order to teach future generations about Martin Luther King, Jr., St. John Vianney fifth graders produced and enacted a play recapping salient moments in his life for the kindergarteners.

The play presented significant historical events including Rosa Park's courageous actions, a peace march protesting segregation, and poignant quotes from Dr. King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech. As part of the project, the students were challenged to develop ideas for creating a more peaceful world.

Anti-bullying expert coaches St. John Vianney students

Master Chan Lee, the Bully Expert from Milwaukee's own JK Lee Black Belt Academy, is teaching St. John Vianney students age-appropriate anti-bullying skills over the course of four sessions.

According to the American Justice Department, one out of every four children is bullied. Recently, a staggering 77% of surveyed U.S. students reported being mentally, verbally, or physically bullied.

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'Bring a Friend to School Day' introduces area kids to SJV

St. John Vianney Catholic School students invited friends currently attending different area schools to share a-day-in-the-life of an SJV student in January. The guests experienced classes with their friends including Art, Music, Spanish, Math and even roller skating in Gym. The visitors were treated to lunch and SJV water bottles, pencils and folders. Hopefully, they left with more than just fun memories and school supplies. SJV aimed to introduce the visiting students to Catholic school edcuations and all it has to offer.

Self portraits enhance children's understanding of themselves

Art class is getting personal at SJV as Art teacher Dana Bach challenges the kids to produce a self-portrait this quarter. All the grade levels are participating in the project.  Creating their self portrait helps the students "focus on seeing and understanding their identity and what makes them who they are," said Ms. Bach. Using different methods and mediums, the students' projects will reflect their "own personal identity in the world," Ms. Bach added.

St. John Vianney announces mid-year enrollment incentive

In an effort to encourage families to pursue their interest in a Catholic education for their children, St. John Vianney Catholic School (SJV) in Brookfield is offering tuition savings as part of the New Student Enrollment Promotion for students who enroll now. In addition to offering significant savings on 2012-2013 tuition, the plan also ensures that the new student will have a spot at SJV for next year. If you're interested in discovering what a Catholic education has to offer, now is the time to find out more thanks to the tuition savings promotion. To schedule a tour or to learn more about the mid-year transition process for your child, contact Principal Pam Pyzyk at 262-796-3942 or pamp@stjohnv.org. You can also find more information about the New Student Tuition Enrollment Promotion by visiting the school's website http://stjohnv.org/school/announcements/embrace-a-year-of-faith/.

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