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In Our Schools: March 28

March 26, 2013

Brookfield Academy

A food drive sponsored by the Middle School Service Club exceeded the students' goal and resulted in 160 food items collected. Students then delivered the food to Tosa Cares Food Pantry, stocked shelves and learned about the services provided there.

Brookfield Central

The forensics team competed in its last regular-season tournament this weekend at Brookfield East High School. With 27 teams present, this tournament was large in size and full of quality performers. The earned a second-place finish.

Brookfield Christian

Middle school students completed their experimentation and reporting for their science fair projects. The projects were on display March 26, with students on hand to answer questions and present them to science fair attendees.

Brookfield East

The boys 3,200-meter relay team recently ran a qualifying time of 8 minutes, 0.27 seconds to compete in this year's Penn Relays. Ryan Dundun, Brad Johnson, Stephen Browne and Trenton Daniels will travel to Philadelphia at the end of April to represent the boys track team at the largest annual track and field meet in the United States and the largest annual relay meet in the world.

Brookfield Elementary

More than 50 families participated in the Reduce Your Waste Stream Challenge through Waukesha County Recycling, and many of those families joined together last week to celebrate the challenge. The participation of the students and families earned a $1,000 grant for the school.

Burleigh Elementary

Families of students were invited to the Milwaukee Art Museum's Kohl's Art Generation Family Sunday program, where each student had works of art on display. The choir and band also performed.

Dixon Elementary

The fourth-grade girls Spartans basketball team won state this past weekend. The following Dixon students were part of that team: Kaylee Fox, Ella Grintjes, Emma Lo and Rachel Wessel.

Elm Grove

Evangelical Lutheran

The school science fair was held in March and included projects from all grade levels. The kindergartners prepared for the science fair by observing which vegetables - including a potato, radish, sweet potato, carrot and beet - could grow in water only. They used the scientific process and drew what they observed.

Fairview South

Be a winner at the fourth annual Monte Carlo Night fundraiser for the Friends of Fairview South School and Team Up! With Families. Play Black Jack, Roulette, Texas Hold'em and more for two causes. Proceeds benefit individuals with disabilities. To purchase tickets, call Friends of Fairview South at (262) 391-6963. Tickets also will be available at the door.

Immanuel Lutheran

Sixth-graders welcomed student teacher Virginia Garrett for the fourth quarter. Garrett is a senior at Concordia University. She will be teaching sixth grade for her homeroom, but also be responsible for lessons in seventh- and eighth-grade science.

Pilgrim Park

Middle School

The Chess Club is adding Wednesdays after school to its schedule. Beginning April 10, all students are invited to join the club on the new date, and all skill levels are welcome.

St. Dominic

St. Dominic Home and School along with the Guidance Department hosted Jerry Jacoby, a singer, songwriter, comedian and kid motivator, last week. His program focuses on character- and integrity-building with an anti-bullying message.

St. John Vianney

Mockingbirds, sabal palms and tangerines: Do you know what state has all that and more? Fourth-grader Ashley knows. Ashley completed a state research report and designed a poster showcasing Florida's crops, industries, historical sites and attractions.

St. Mary's Visitation

The chess team recently competed in the All Catholic Chess Tournament at Marquette University. St. Mary's students came in third place in both the K-3 Division and the K-6 division. Special recognition to Cole Svastialee who came in second, Louis Kroog who came in fifth and George Kasekes who came in eighth in their divisions.

Swanson Elementary

Second-graders finished their plant unit with a field trip to the Boerner Botanical Gardens. They learned about the plant parts and their functions. When they were finished, they enjoyed a tasty stir fry made with plant parts.

Tonawanda Elementary

The Yankee Candle fundraiser wrapped up last week to help bring additional money to the school. The final numbers are not yet in, but if each student sold an average of two candles, Principal Alexis Kasmarick will color her hair Tiger orange.

Wisconsin Hills

Middle School

Students were well represented at the state forensics tournament Saturday. Arnav Bhat brought home the first-place trophy for his outstanding presentation in the moments in history category.

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