Almost 60 students attended a recent Scholarship Breakfast, along with many of the individuals who generously established their scholarships. This annual event gives students an opportunity to express their gratitude and share their achievements. Scholarship testing and admission screening for the 2014-15 school year will be held Nov. 9. Call (262) 783-3200.
Four Central students were recognized for their math skills at the Marquette Math Meet. Brian Li placed third, Brian Zhu placed fourth and Tarun Jella earned a ribbon for their individual test scores in the Beta Division, and Sarah El-Meanawy earned a medal as part of the third-place team in group problem-solving.
Brookfield Christian School will host grandparents and special friends for Grandparents Day on Oct. 11. The school also will break ground on its third building addition in a ceremony that day.
Parent-teacher conferences for Term 1 will be held from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10.
The BE Players' Creative Dramatics Class, run by Sarah Laak, from Sunset Playhouse School for the Arts, is up and running. Participating second- and third-graders will learn teamwork, creative-thinking and public-speaking skills. Props, improvisation and creative movement will spark imaginations and build confidence. At the end of the course, parents will be invited for a showcase of the students' work.
The school's 2013 Condell's Coats for Kids drive ends Oct. 11. Donated coats will be cleaned and given to The Salvation Army to distribute through Milwaukee area schools.
The Dixon Learning Center has been created as a way to provide additional support for students in third, fourth and fifth grades needing a little extra math help or independent reading time. It is open three mornings a week, with a teacher present to supervise and provide assistance.
Elm Grove Lutheran
The first- and second-graders visited the Wehr Nature Center on Oct. 3. They learned what animals need to survive, and also learned about the three habitats in which the animals are able to meet their needs. They then explored the three habitats: woodlands, wetlands and grasslands.
The school's homecoming parade will leave the Fairview South parking lot for a tour of the neighborhood at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 11. The Brookfield Central band and Lancerettes will perform after the parade in the front parking lot. The pep rally will be in the gym at 1 p.m., and the game will be at 1:30 p.m. behind the school. The homecoming dance will be Oct. 12.
Immanuel is gearing up to host a girls volleyball tournament, beginning Oct. 10. The sixth-grade and eighth-grade Immanuel teams will be involved.
Young adult author Margaret Peterson Haddix and fantasy author Shannon Messenger will visit the school Oct. 10. Their visit is sponsored by Boswell Book Co. There will be an all-school presentation in the gym.
The math team competed against some outstanding teams of eighth- through 10th-graders at the Marquette Math Competition. After several hours of intense competition, St. Dominic's eighth-graders walked away with two ribbons, two medals and a first-place team trophy. This was the highest number of awards taken by any school in the division. Brigid Hughes, Nick Durst, Mac Wilkie, Jackson Minessale and Mia Vuckovich all placed. In other news, the SMART Team went to the Medical College of Wisconsin, where they were the only grade school team along with 12 high school teams, and learned the computer program Jmol and how to use the Protein Data Bank.
St. John Vianney
First-grade teachers Jenny Williams and Melissa Klement spent a day with the kids at the village of Greendale last week. The students learned about goods and services, worked on map-building skills, enjoyed the village's English gardens and sampled sweet treats from Ferch's Malt Shoppe.
St. Mary's Visitation
In celebration of learning the letter "D" the 4-year-old kindergarten students will have Donuts with Dads this week. The students will share doughnuts, songs and stories with their dads or granddads.
Fifth-grade teacher Angie Tilley and teaching assistant Wendy Dorn are organizing a Spelling Bee Club for third-, fourth- and fifth-graders. Students will work on spelling skills and participate in grade level bees. The top two spellers from each grade level will compete in a bee at the district level.
The state Department of Public Instruction released school report cards, and Tonawanda is rated in the "exceeds expectations" category. This is the second year the DPI has issued school report cards, which are intended to create a more standardized methodology for parents and community members to determine the effectiveness of their local schools.
The Scholastic Book Fair will take place Oct. 16 through Oct. 23. The book fair will offer selections for all ages and interests. The book fair is a large PTO fundraiser and helps aid the students, teachers and library.
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