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In Our Schools: March 20

Fourth grader Steve Hutton sells rock candy and fudge to schoolmates as he and 24 other "vendors" offered homemade products to their Brookfield Christian School schoolmates in a Homemade Market on March 12 to benefit the International Justice Mission.

Fourth grader Steve Hutton sells rock candy and fudge to schoolmates as he and 24 other "vendors" offered homemade products to their Brookfield Christian School schoolmates in a Homemade Market on March 12 to benefit the International Justice Mission. Photo By C.T. Kruger

March 17, 2014

Brookfield Academy

Welcome to Pre-K Story Time Series will be held April 9, 16 and 23 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Primary School's Constitution Hall. Children will read books such as "Cat in the Hat," "Don't Let the Pigeons Drive the Bus" and "Cookie's Week." The series is free event, but registration is required. Contact Mary Ricci at mary.ricci@brookfieldacademy.org.

Brookfield Central

The Waukesha County Drug Free Communities and the Elmbrook School District will sponsor "Pure Performance, Life of a Student Athlete" on March 27 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Brookfield Central High School cafeteria. John Underwood, president and founder of American Athletic Institute and creator of "The Life of a Student Athlete" program, will be the featured speaker.

Brookfield Christian

The Brookfield Christian School fourth-grade class has been talking about injustice in the world and learning about events that have occurred historically as well as those that are currently taking place. After hearing that 27 million men, women and children are held as slaves in the world right now, the class was moved to take action. The students made products to sell to other students, parents and friends. The students raised $655 that will be donated to the International Justice Mission.

Brookfield East

The BEAST Robotics team competed at the Crossroads Regional earlier this month at Rose Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind., and took eighth place out of 45 teams and led the sixth seed alliance in the eliminations rounds. Team 2202 made it all the way to the quarterfinals and also brought home the Judges' Award for the team's promotion of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) in the community, specifically for an innovative workshop the team ran this year to grow interest among girls in engineering. The Wisconsin regional competition is from March 20 to 22 at the US Cellular Arena in Milwaukee.

Brookfield Elementary

Donuts with Dad will be held March 27 and 28. Fathers can enjoy breakfast with their little Bobcats in the Brookfield Elementary cafeteria at 7:45 a.m. March 27 for students in grades kindergarten through second and March 28 for students in third though fifth grade. Participants need to register by March 21. The school is looking for volunteers to help with the event. Brookfield will also collect donations of books, CDs and DVDs for Milwaukee Working to help create jobs.

Burleigh Elementary

For families participating in the Celebrating Learning Night on April 9, there is no need to feed the family before you come to the school. Burleigh will be serving chicken dinner in three seatings: 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Ticket prices are $9 for adults and $6 for children 12 or younger. For more information, visit the school's website.

Dixon Elementary

Dixon students raised more than $6,760 for the American Heart Association at their Jump Rope for Heart event Feb. 28.

Elm Grove Lutheran

On March 10, the students were treated to High Interest Day when adults in the work world shared their careers or demonstrated a special skill or hobby. The offerings included woodworking, aquatic biology, cake decorating, microbial biology, dog safety, Tae Kwon Do, music appreciation, forensic pathology, first aid and CPR. These gave the students great ideas for future career paths.

Immanuel Lutheran

Immanuel's band students participated in the elementary solo and ensemble contest. The students performed very well, receiving 17 gold medals, eight silver medals and one bronze medal.

St. Dominic

Twenty sixth- through eighth-grade St. Dominic Catholic School band students and seven strings students competed at Wisconsin Hills Middle School with approximately 1,100 other students from the area for the Wisconsin School Music Association solo and ensemble competition. The students received excellent ratings. The jazz band received a first place rating for the first time in three years.

St. John Vianney

Each of Mr. Demeter's St. John Vianney sixth-grade social studies classes used Skype to connect with a mystery classroom somewhere in the United States. After asking a series of "yes" or "no" questions, the students used their geography and reasoning skills and made an educated guess about the location of their mystery classroom. Turns out SJV students connected with students from New Jersey. After the mystery was solved, each class shared some fun facts about their state.

St. Mary's Visitation

More than 50 St. Mary's Visitation elementary students participated in SMV Forensics Fest. Students in third to fifth grade chose pieces from a variety of categories including poetry, prose, demonstration, infomercial, group interpretation and group and solo acting. The students presented their pieces in front of a forensics judge, most of whom were high school and college SMV forensics alumni. After two rounds of presentations, the scores were tallied and the students later celebrated with an ice cream social. For more than 20 years, SMV's in-house forensics meet has given students the opportunity to develop the art of public speaking, and many continue to participate in "outside" meets as junior high students.

Swanson Elementary

The Swanson PTO announced that it will hold its first "SwansonFest" on May 23. The all-school spring event will include a half-day of field day activities and a half-day of enrichment programs. Students will also partake in a picnic-style lunch, and the day will conclude with the All-School Charity Walk. Volunteer opportunities are available both morning and afternoon for Swanson families.

Tonawanda Elementary

Tonawanda is currently looking to expand its list of lunchtime paraprofessional substitutes. If you are interested, contact Michelle Uhrle in the office at (262) 785-3950 or uhrlem@elmbrookschools.org.

Wisconsin Hills

Middle School

Junior Lancer Cheer is hosting a free cheer tumbling clinic to any Elmbrook elementary or middle school student interested in the sport of cheerleading. The clinic will be held March 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Wisconsin Hills Middle School. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required by visiting juniorlancercheer.com/p/cheer-tumbling-clinic.html

To submit information, email jrasche@jrn.com. Items are due one week before publication.

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