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In Our Schools: Feb. 6

Feb. 3, 2014

Brookfield Academy

Milwaukee Ballet II visited Brookfield Academy on Jan. 31 to give performances from its modern and classical repertoires. The performances were held in the Patriots Hall gym and parents were invited to attend. The event was sponsored by parents Brian and April McCarty.

Brookfield Central

One of three school teams finished fourth Saturday at the Wisconsin regional championship in the U.S. Department of Energy's National Science Bowl for high school students. Adam El-Meanawy, Sarah El-Meanawy, Suzy Kim, Tarun Jella and Brian Zhu made it into the afternoon double elimination rounds in a field of 16 teams, taking fourth place.

Brookfield Christian

During Water Week, students moved from learning about God's world to making a change in God's world. Students helped raise $450 for World Vision to purchase water purification tablets for those in areas with limited access to clean drinking water.

Brookfield East

The Brookfield East Spartanettes headed to the WACPC State Competiton in LaCrosse on Feb. 1. The Spartanettes qualified in late January at regionals in Watertown. The team's pom and jazz routines qualified for the Division 1 state competition.

Brookfield Elementary

Brookfield Elementary is working with mosaic artist Carrie O'Malley this week to create eight tile moasics. Students have met and worked with O'Malley during their scheduled art time.

Burleigh Elementary

Fifth-grade students in Karen Lampe's and David Peterson's classes read a book called, "Penny's Christmas Jar." The students were so impressed with the idea in the book of helping others, that when they read about the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, they formulated a plan. Students collected loose change from people who wanted to help and did small chores around their homes to earn extra change. All together, they raised $60.33 to send to the American Red Cross.

Dixon Elementary

Dixon welcomed the Pilgrim Park Middle School band, orchestra and choir for a 30-minute performance Jan. 24. Faculty enjoyed watching Dixon graduates from the middle school sing the Dixon School song along with its current students.

Elm Grove Lutheran

Each month, the school gives rewards for student leadership in two categories: Christian Leadership and Academic Leadership. The most recent awards were given to Jamie Krueger for Christian Leadership and to Grady Ma for Academic Leadership.

Fairview South

Nicole Croisant, a music therapist, has joined the staff at Fairview South. Croisant works with students and classroom groups when they come to the music room for specials.

Pilgrim Park

Middle School

Tickets for Pilgrim Park's musical, "My Son Pinocchio," are now on sale. Interested parties can call the Wilson Center Box Office at (262) 781-9520 or email Wilson-Center.com. Box office hours are Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets cost $10 per adult and $8 for students and seniors.

St. John Vianney

As part of Catholic Schools Week, St. John Vianney students highlight the school's partnership with its sister parish in Peru, the Santisimo Sacramento Parish. A recent mission trip to Peru by parishioners was challenging but also rewarding. Students watched a slideshow about the Peru parish and enjoyed an authentic Peruvian meal, called avena.

St. Mary's Visitation

St. Mary's Visitation's Academic Quiz Team traveled to Rockford, Ill., recently to compete in the Keith Country Middle School Invitational. The SMV Gold Team tied for second place out of 12 teams. Quiz bowl is a game in which teams compete head to head to answer questions in history, literature, science, fine arts, current events, sports and popular culture. Seventeen SMV junior high students competed in the tournament, which was the team's first away meet of the season.

Swanson Elementary

"Winter Social" has been renamed the "Blizzard Ball." It is a night of fun, food and dancing, and will be held Feb. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $2 per person in advance or $3 per person at the door. This year, attendees also can order official 2014 Blizzard Ball T-shirts from the school's website. The school is looking for a few additional volunteers to help with setup and cleanup, and to assist with check-in, face painting and food service during the event.

Tonawanda Elementary

Tonawanda held its first science fair Jan. 29. Twenty-six student scientists presented experiments using the scientific method and received feedback from a distinguished panel of judges.

Wisconsin Hills

Middle School

Wisconsin Hills is looking for official sponsors for its annual Run for the Hills event. As a sponsor, you automatically earn five free entries to the event, as well as your name or business name on the backs of more than 500 T-shirts. There are several levels of sponsorship available, starting at $100. For information, visit the school website or contact Jenny Schweinert at jenpete1@wi.rr.com.

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