Eighteen students were inducted into The International Thespian Society, the national honor society for theater. Membership recognizes each student's participation in theater - on stage and behind the scenes - throughout their high school career. Among the inductees are seniors CJ Caponi, Zachary King, Jake Ricci, Katherine Sharpless, Andrea Sommer and Lujia Zhu.
The black-box theater will come alive this weekend for the production of "Blithe Spirit." The comedy by playwright Noel Coward will be performed at 7 p.m. May 2, May 3 and May 4. Call the school's box office at (262) 785-3910, Ext. 1111 to reserve your seats, or have students purchase tickets in the cafeteria during lunch periods this week. Brookfield Christian
Students wrote and illustrated their own hardcover books over the past few weeks, with the theme of "ABCs." Students also did various alphabet activities, made A-Z lists and more. On Book Share Day, the students shared their books with one another. Fourth-graders will be writing their final letters of the year to their Honduran pen pals. Brookfield East
Students will show off their creativity at the 47th annual Brookfield Central/Brookfield East Art Show in the Brookfield Central Art Gallery through May 17. Brookfield Elementary
Kindergarten and second-grade students celebrated Arbor Day with the City of Brookfield Parks, Recreation and Forestry and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, along with Bob the Bobcat and Rocky the Raccoon.
Parents of students are making blankets and will send them to the Hebron House for the Family Celebrating Learning program. Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store is lending a hand by reducing the cost of the fabric for the blankets. Dixon Elementary
Kindergartners celebrated Arbor Day by studying bark rubbings, measuring the circumference of trees, writing poems about trees and going on a nature walk. The activities coincided with the yearly science unit on trees.
Pre-kindergarten through second-grade students will present their spring concert May 3. Come meet Mr. Music from the planet Dwar, and visit animals at the zoo. Hear songs from your childhood as well as some new words to familiar tunes. The children will thank God for his beautiful creation, remind the audience that "God Loves Me Dearly," and let their "Little Gospel Light" shine. An ice cream social will follow.
Celebrate Memorial Day with students, families and friends by riding the school's float or biking alongside it in the Elm Grove Memorial Day parade. This year's parade theme is "Honoring America's True Heroes" and is scheduled for May 27. Those interested in participating should arrive at the footbridge at Elm Grove Village Park at 9 a.m.
Students and their families participated in a day of service April 20 by volunteering at Blessed Again Resale Shop, Community Warehouse, the Menomonee Falls River clean-up and other locations.
In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, staff and students wore blue to school Tuesday.
Students went on a field trip to Discovery World Museum last week. Groups of students were broken into labs on different topics. In one of the labs, students were given materials to build their own backpack and were challenged to make it hold 10 pounds of books. Each backpack was tested at the end of the session to see which hold the weight.
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The 4-year-old kindergarten "Rumble in the Jungle" musical was held last week. Each student chose a jungle animal to study, then rehearsed lines and songs in a performance for parents and friends. Based on the whimsical book "Rumble in the Jungle" by Giles Andreae, the performance brought learning to life. Students created festive jungle decorations and made animal-themed costumes.
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The school's quiz team participated in the Middle School National Championship Tournament in Chicago. The school was represented at the national tournament for the third year in a row, and is one of 96 teams that participated. Quiz bowl is a game in which teams compete head to head to answer questions from all areas of knowledge including history, literature, science, fine arts, current events, sports and popular culture.
Second-graders performed April 23 in an Earth Day program that combined their art work, poetry and songs from their music classes.
Students enjoyed a High Interest Day last week, coinciding with this month's academic theme: "What I am is SMART!" Activities included jewelry making, yoga, sign language, greeting card design, gymnastics, taekwondo, gardening and karate.
Four teams of students traveled to Madison to compete in the state's Odyssey of the Mind Competition. One team was tasked with building a structure with exact specifications only using balsa wood and glue. The structure had to travel down a ramp and hold as much weight as possible. The team, consisting of Kennidy Reid, Katie Delwiche, Mackenzie Reid and Lauren Langeberg, took third place.
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