The pre-kindergarten students are exploring the five senses through experiments, activities and taste tests. They also are working on songs for their Sing for Spring! program at 6:30 p.m. April 3. In other news, students are collecting new or gently used shoes for Soles for Jesus during the month of March. Shoes can be dropped off at school from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The middle-schoolers will present "Willy Wonka, Jr." on Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. Admission is free, and all are invited. A freewill offering will be taken to help cover costs.
The cheerleaders took second at state Feb. 25. Louise Lloyd was injured a few weeks before state and could not participate, and the team had to change the whole routine to make up for their missing member. The girls placed third at regionals and second in the D2 small varsity division at state. The girls who went to state were Moira Schuneman, Jenna Hatab, Ali Close, Hannah Hewitt, Jordan Lawerence, Cheyenne Fischer, Tiffany Dasher, Molly Niemi, Samantha Vento, Tiffany Bianco and Katie Hoerig. Lloyd helped the team out by critiquing and supporting the team.
Students held a pajama party and an all-school reading celebration in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday on Friday.
The drama club presents the musical revue "We're Dreamin' It" at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. March 14 and 15 at the Wilson Center. Two hundred fourth- and fifth-graders have been busy singing and dancing, while parent volunteers are creating the set and costumes to make this show come together. Tickets are available at the Wilson Center box office.
Hillside had its annual science fair. More than 76 projects with 120 kindergarten through fifth-grade students participated this year. Awards were presented to the most thorough and impressive projects in grades kindergarten through two and three through five. A panel of volunteers from the scientific and educational communities helped with judging. Sara and Tyler Traband organized this year's event.
Immanuel is celebrating National Lutheran School's Week. Plans for the week include a science fair, a concert by the group Arison, Skyping with missionaries, bowling and special chapel services and presentations.
The St. Dominic Black eighth-grade boys basketball team has just completed its league play. The boys went undefeated in the league for the second straight season, racking up a 14-0 record. The average margin of victory this year was more than 20 points. The coaches and parents of these young men wish to acknowledge their hard work and commitment to excellence. The St. Dominic community is invited to come watch the team compete in the Padre Serra Tournament starting at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Mary College.
St. John Vianney
The fifth-graders have been studying the Revolutionary War. To culminate their studies, the students created their own versions of the Declaration of Independence. They wrote from the Patriots' point of view and included reasons for desiring independence as well as their complaints to the king regarding taxation without representation. Using feathers and ink, each student signed his or her own "John Hancock" on the bottom of the document.
Throughout the past two weeks, kindergarten through fifth-grade students have been learning the fundamentals of bowling. In cooperation with the In-the-Schools Bowling program, students are bowling in their physical education classes and learning a fun and family-friendly lifetime activity. Twelve bowling alleys are set up in the gymnasium, and students enjoy the fun in bowling while integrating math concepts as they learn to keep score.
Tonawanda is making following the rules fun with "Tonawanda Rules!" days. Grade levels are traveling from station to station to review expected behaviors in non-classroom settings, such as lunchroom, playground, hallway, restrooms and more. After demonstrating the expected behaviors at each station, each student will receive a stamp in their do the right thing passport.
Wisconsin Hills Middle School
The WHMS Variety Show will feature 21 entertaining acts. Individuals, duos and groups will showcase their talents. In addition, four eighth-grade students will emcee the event and eight students will keep the show running by taking care of lights, sound and props. The show will take place on Friday in the school gym.
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