It is conference time the weeks of Feb. 8 and 15. In the middle school, faculty advisers meet with the student and his or her parents for 20 minutes to discuss the student's goals and plans for the remainder of the school year. High school conferences are between parents and teachers. Conferences serve to reinforce close communication between the school, student and parents. Elementary conferences were held in late January.
"Be My Broadway Valentine," a lively and romantic musical revue for all ages, includes stage hits from "West Side Story," "Show Boat," "South Pacific," "The Sound of Music," "The Music Man," "Oklahoma," "Annie Get Your Gun," "Guys and Dolls," "Jersey Boys" and more. This choir department fundraiser takes place in the school's black-box theater at 1 and 7 p.m. Thursday, 3:30 and 7 p.m. Feb. 12 and 1 p.m. Feb. 13. General admission tickets are $10; tickets for seniors and children younger than 12 are $8. For information, call (262) 785-3910, Ext. 338.
The Student Council is raising money for the American Red Cross Haiti Fund during February. Classes are collecting change all month, the Student Council will collect donations during the fifth- and sixth-grade LACC Tournament on Feb. 12 and 13, and all Half-Court Shot Contest proceeds from the weekend will be donated. Feel free to drop off donations at the school office this month.
The Student Council will host its annual Senior Citizen Bingo Night, one of the group's major community service projects, from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 18 in the cafeteria. Community members are encouraged to attend this free evening of entertainment.
Kristen Wolf's art students of all grade levels have been using their artistic creativity to complete a mosaic with the help of artist-in-residence Carrie O'Malley. The 8-by-6-foot mosaic will welcome visitors in the school entry hallway. Students have been involved in the entire process from designing the pattern, glazing and firing tiles, smashing the tiles into small pieces and, finally, cementing them to the pattern on the wall.
Christ the Lord Lutheran
Christ the Lord will host a basketball tournament Feb. 12 to 14. In other news, students in kindergarten through second grade will attend "Music & Me" at the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra on Feb. 16.
Fourth-grade students will hold the Poetry Reading Valentine Party for their parents Feb. 12. Students will read poems they have written, share their Poetry Books and have treats with their parents. They also will open valentines with their parents.
Elm Grove Evangelical Lutheran
The 35th annual Spirit Basketball Tournament begins Thursday, with the first game starting at 6:30 p.m., and runs through Sunday afternoon. Stop by to cheer on a favorite team.
Immanuel's spelling bee champion, sixth-grader Jessie Isaacson, will go on to the regional bee at St. Robert's School in Shorewood on Feb. 18.
Pilgrim Park Middle School
Sixth-grade students study of ancient Egypt culminates in their annual "Egypt Day." The day's learning and festivities includes student dramas depicting Egyptian history, an Egyptian banquet, and Egyptian arts, crafts, and games.
Students celebrated Catholic Schools' Week by writing essays about why a Catholic School education is important to them. Madeline Davis-Troller, a second-grader, wrote: "I like going to St. Dominic School because we are Catholic and you can talk about Jesus, God and stories from the Bible. We get to go to church every Wednesday. We have religion class at school. We can pray and have Communion and Reconciliation. At all times of the year we can help everyone and be like Christ."
St. John Vianney
The gym will be abuzz Saturday as the school hosts Bingo for Books Family Fun. School families will chase away the winter blahs with a night of dinner, games, raffles, a silent auction and Candy Bar Bingo. Individual family photos are provided as keepsakes at the event. All proceeds go toward the purchase of textbooks for the 2010-11 school year.
St. Mary's Visitation
Once again this year, St. Mary's Visitation School is hosting a chess club for students in first through eighth grades. Students range from beginners to advanced players. There will be an SMV Chess Tournament in March.
Swanson staff early release time will be used to support the building Reading/Language Arts goal and to review information presented by Ian Jukes, who addressed all district staff at the January in-service. In other news, parents can call the school office at (262) 789-2540 to enroll their 5-year-old kindergarten student for the 2010-11 school year and to arrange a tour of the building during school hours.
During the month of January, Tonawanda School raised $2,131.09 in a penny drive for the Milwaukee Rescue Mission. Tom Giffey, Rescue Mission director, will visit the school to make an all-school announcement and to accept the check from some of our third- and fourth-grade students.
Wisconsin Hills Middle School
The seventh- and eighth-grade production of Disney's "Beauty and Beast Jr." is right around the corner. Students have spent hours rehearsing and preparing. Tickets are available through the Sharon Lynn Wilson Center for the Arts.
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