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In Our Schools: May 1

April 28, 2014

Brookfield Academy

High School students participating in the 2014 National German Exam won bronze, silver and gold awards. Gold awards, to students scoring at or above the 90th percentile, went to Angela Schreiner, Mary Clare Slavinsky, Kristen Sportiello, Matthew Geenen, Hannah Doyle and Emily Esser. Doyle earned the association'sStudy Trip Award, which is a free trip to Germany.

Brookfield Central

The Brookfield Central Theater Department will present its last few "Lend Me a Tenor" performances until the production ends May 3. Performances begin at 7 p.m. in the black-box theater at the school, 16900 W. Gebhardt Road. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. To reserve seats, call the box office at (262) 785-3910, ext. 1111.

Brookfield Christian

Brookfield Christian School first-graders shared the fruits of their labors with parents and grandparents this week at an Author's Celebration as they read aloud from "When We Grow Up," a book they wrote and illustrated as a class. The students worked on writing and revising, creating illustrations for the pages and answered questions from the audience after their readings. One winning design was chosen for the cover art. The students hope to grow up to be astronauts, monster truck drivers, nurses, Olympians, singers, veterinarians and more.

Brookfield East

Nominations for the first Hall of Fame Class are due Thursday, May 1. The Brookfield East Hall of Fame will honor BEHS athletes, coaches and others for their extraordinary achievements in athletics. Nominees for the Hall of Fame will be honored at an inaugural awards dinner scheduled for fall.

Brookfield Elementary

Girl Scout Troop 2272 held a sock and underwear drive in April for Milwaukee's homeless. Donations of socks and underwear were given to The Hope Center, a nonprofit organization serving Waukesha County.

Burleigh Elementary

The Cinema Academy of Chicago visited Burleigh on April 29 to present "50 States in 60 Minutes" for the school's fourth- and fifth-graders. In this high-energy program, students came face-to-face with Christopher Columbus, the Pilgrims, the Salem "witches," George Washington, the Boston Tea Partiers, the framers of the Constitution, Thomas Edison and other individuals who shaped America. The program was sponsored by the Fine Arts at Burleigh.

Dixon Elementary

Dixon fourth-grade teacher Jennifer Fabrycki received the Carroll University Young Outstanding Educator Award last week.

Elm Grove Lutheran

A savings stamp club called Y.I. Club (Young Investors) is available to students who buy $1 stamps before school on certain days of the month. The purpose of the club is to help parents teach children how to be good stewards of their money and other gifts. If they buy on Friday mornings, they get a $1 stamp free with their purchase. When the $25 stamp booklet is filled, they open an account in St. Louis with the Lutheran Church Extension Fund, which then lends the money to schools and churches for building or expansion; lends to students for tuition assistance; and offers a line of credit to schools and churches. Elm Grove students have fun accumulating interest on their accounts and are easily introduced to the world of investments and stewardship.

Immanuel Lutheran

Immanuel students did a "wave-off" to the African Mission Team that left from the church and school April 24. School students will be Skyping with the mission teams at least two times while they are working at an orphanage in Uganda.

Pilgrim Park

Middle School

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Badger Singers will perform at the Pilgrim Park Middle School Thursday, May 1, at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $10 per student and $15 per adult. The singers will perform current pop tunes and traditional Badger favorites.

St. Dominic

St. Dominic Home & School sponsored a field trip to the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for first- through eighth-graders for the performance of "Pilobolus." In other news, St. Dominic Catholic School will be hosting its annual VIP Day/Grandparents Day on Friday, May 2. Special grandparents and friends will be visiting the school and sharing in prayer at the May Crowning.

St. John Vianney

Students of St. John Vianney's four-year-old kindergarten class morphed into wild jungle animals, including tigers, elephants and gorillas, as part of their annual Rumble in the Jungle play. The students learned about jungle dwellers, created art related to each species and memorized facts about the animals to present during the play. The performance is based on the book by Giles Andreae and David Wojtowycz.

St. Mary's Visitation

St. Mary's Visitation second-graders hosted an ice cream social in the parish atrium for the SMV parish homebound and seniors. The students have enjoyed a great service project throughout the school year, corresponding with these homebound and senior SMV parish members. The ice cream social was a chance for the students to visit with their parish pen pals in person.

Swanson Elementary

The Swanson PTO will hold its spring event, SwansonFest, on Friday, May 23. The all-school event promotes community, character and culture by engaging students in field-day activities and high-interest enrichment courses led by members of our community. SwansonFest also includes a picnic lunch and culminates with the school's All-School Walk, benefiting the Elmbrook Humane Society.

Wisconsin Hills

Middle School

On March 5, Wisconsin Hills' students and staff joined the ongoing nationwide campaign to "Spread the Word to End the Word." Staff and students signed banners at lunch, pledging to eliminate the derogatory use of the r-word ("retard" or "retarded") and to support respect, acceptance and inclusion of all people. School staff also wore shirts as a reminder to sign the pledge. Photos of the campaign are posted on the school's website.

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