The Mock Trial Team of seniors Paige Hammond, Liam McCarty, Nancy Cattani and Simar Puri, and juniors Rachael Overland and Aidan McCarty placed first in the Waukesha Regional Mock Trial Competition and advanced to the state semifinals at the Dane County Courthouse in Madison on March 9.
Best Buddies and Key Club will be sponsoring a "Spread the Word to End the Word" campaign that seeks to end the use of the "R-word" to refer to people with mental and physical disabilities. The school started selling T-shirts for the campaign last week.
Third-graders are competing in the Third-Grade Winter Olympics, connecting the Olympics to writing, math, spelling and the Bible. Students are competing in teams of four and learning about the components of winter sports. This week's sports included alphabetizing luge events in the snow, ski jumping for difficulty of trivia questions, speed skating with construction paper on their shoes around the gym and completing word problems for math.
The Brookfield East drama department is one of 30 schools in the nation selected to perform at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland, in August, 2015. An informational meeting for students and parents from Brookfield East and Pilgrim Park Middle School interested in attending will be held at 6 p.m. March 5 in the choir room at Brookfield East.
As part of the school's Gallery Night and Art Auction on March 5, parents will have the opportunity to purchase keepsakes and gifts for family and friends using their child's artwork. Parents can choose from magnets, T-shirts, mouse pads, ornaments and more. Money raised from this fundraiser will sponsor future guest artists at Brookfield Elementary.
The annual sock hop Feb. 21 raised money for the school's music department. The hop included food, games, prizes and music.
Students celebrated Black History Month on Feb. 21 with an assembly for the Ko-Thi Dancers, a Milwaukee group that performs traditional African dances.
Elm Grove Lutheran
Students who earned an EGL Second Quarter Academic Award were recently announced. The highest Principal's Honor Roll was given to the following students: fifth grade — Chloe Handrich, Megan Hedtke, Jamie Krueger, Grady Ma and Cassandra Romero; sixth grade — Samuel Ewert, Madeline Wilinski; seventh grade — Emily Ewert, Callie Hedtke, Joshua Hetcher, Owen Krueger and Anna Ohde; eighth grade — Margaret Halvorson, Cate Heup, Hannah Margrett, Alexis Romero, Megan Stritesky and Joshua Zhang.
The Milwaukee Bucks players and coaches hosted a basketball clinic for 100 Special Olympics athletes, including some of Fairview South's Olympians.
Immanuel offers The Young Rembrandts program for students ages 6 and older. The third session for this school year runs through Tuesday, April 8. This award-winning program helps students with their creativity and problem-solving skills.
On Feb. 20, the Panther wrestling team completed the sweep of middle schools in Wauwatosa by defeating Longfellow, 54-27.
Sochi is not the only place where the Olympics are. Some of the fifth-graders are learning about all things involving the Olympics. The students are learning about the countries and the events and even enjoyed a torch cupcake to start the Olympic ceremonies.
St. John Vianney
Seventh-grade students organized a reading challenge for the entire school in order to raise money for Santisimo Sacramento, SJV's sister parish in Peru. Each student tracked their reading on pledge sheets, and more than $5,300 was raised. The money is ear-marked for books for the children of Santisimo Sacramento.
St. Mary's Visitation
The 4-year-old kindergarten students recently celebrated their study of the letter "P" with pancakes and pork sausages with Principal Mary Tretow and the Rev. Peter Berger. The students also were allowed to wear their pajamas.
Swanson invites families and friends to join Family Splash Night from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 13 at the Country Springs Hotel. This event is sponsored by Swanson's fifth-grade Recognition Committee. Arcade games and concessions will be available for purchase at the event. All children younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Principal Alexis Kasmarick announced last week that her baby is due March 8 and she will be on maternity leave until May 12. Kristin Olson, the school's instructional resource teacher, will fill in as interim principal. "Mrs. Olson has her administrative certification, knows the Tonawanda community well and did an outstanding job when she filled in for me over my last maternity leave," Kasmarick wrote in a post on the school's website.
Registration for the 2014 Run for the Hills 5-kilometer run and walk, scheduled for April 27, is open. Registration costs $15 per individual or $12 if registered as a team. Additional information can be found on the school's website.
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