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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.

Visit to historic Holy Hill helps SJV 6th graders focus on faith

St. John Vianney 6th graders spent a day at the Holy Hill National Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians in Hubertus, Wisconsin. The students enjoyed the views from the basilica, which is 1,350 feet above sea level, one of the highest points in that area of Wisconsin. The retreat helped the students focus on faith as they shared Mass, the Stations of the Cross and toured the basilica.

St. John Vianney book fair inspires students' imagination

On Thursday, December 5th, Barnes and Noble at Brookfield Square Mall hosted the St. John Vianney book fair. Several 'celebrity' guest readers including Father Knippel, Father Schumaker, Mrs. Pyzyk and Mrs. Gordon were on hand to entertain kids with stories. As always, the Shamrock Choir, Strings and Flutes groups performed delightful music during the fair. Students' art work was displayed througout the store, show-casing the many creative projects they've been working on with art teacher Dana Bach.

Fall Fest concert rings in the festive season

On Tuesday, October 29th, the St. John Vianney and St. Dominic Band and String Orchestra students and alumni performed festive Halloween music, super hero signature melodies and college football fight songs. St. John Vianney's 3rd and 4th grade choir also performed. SJV's resident musical muses, Mrs. Luenebrug, MRs. Revers and Ms. Gesiorek, were on had to direct the night's events.

Ugly dolls teach beautiful lessons

St. John Vianney students are creating their own versions of Ugly dolls, dolls commercially avialable in stores and online, as part of their Art curriculum. Fourth grade students first learn about how a product is developed and launched. The, they design their own two-dimensional doll which serves as a template for the final three-dimensional product. Students learn to sew as they stitch their dolls together. "The students get really excited about this project but realize how much hard work is involved," said Art teacher Dana Bach. "In the end, no matter what their Ugly doll looks like, each student is proud of their acievements."

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