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In Our Schools: March 4

March 6, 2013

Brookfield Academy

Online registration for Summer Days, which runs June 10 to July 26, is now open atBrookfieldAcademy.org, under the listing "Academics." Many popular courses and camps are back this year - along with more than 70 new offerings. Choose from academics, art, athletics, college prep, credit classes, driver's education, enrichment, music and technology. If you have questions, email Julie D'Arruda at julie.d'arruda@brookfieldacademy.org.

Brookfield Central

Jersey Mike's in Brookfield hosted a spirit night to help raise funds for post-prom activities at next month's junior prom.

Brookfield Christian

Students are working on writing and illustrating their own books during Young Author's Week. This year's theme is "ABCs." On Book Share Day, students will share their completed works with one another.

Brookfield East

Collin Steen and Mihir Trivedi earned the degree of Premier Distinction, the National Forensic League's highest degree of student membership. Each year, fewer than 500 high school students achieve the award, placing them among the top half of 1 percent of league members. The accomplishment reflects sustained excellence in classroom activities, competition rounds and service projects.

Brookfield Elementary

Students will present Disney's "The Little Mermaid" on March 9 and 10 at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, 19805 W Capitol Drive. Tickets are on sale through the Wilson Center box office for $10 per adult and $8 per senior or student.

Burleigh Elementary

Rick Hoadley, also known as Magnet Man, presented experiments with magnets to the school's third-graders last week. Students learned about magnetic fields, electromagnetism and how magnets work in everyday life.

Dixon Elementary

Student artists have 750 works of art on display on the Internet galleryArtsonia.com. The gallery allows family to view a child's artistic growth through their years.

Elm Grove

Evangelical Lutheran

There will be a childcare open house from 4 to 6:30 p.m. March 8. The community is invited to stay for the family fun night from 6:30 to 9 p.m., where "The Magic of Laughter" show will be presented with magic, plate-spinning, juggling and storytelling.

Immanuel Lutheran

Kindergartners celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss with guest readers and activities based on the author's books. Teachers made appearances as Thing One and Thing Two. Fourth-graders chose a Dr. Seuss book to read to their kindergarten buddy.

Pilgrim Park

Middle School

Eighth-grade boys interested in playing soccer next year at Brookfield East are encouraged to sign up for the Dundun Freshman Skills Soccer Camp. Registration forms are available on the school website.

St. John Vianney

Kindergarten teachers used Dr. Seuss' birthday as an opportunity to teach the students about literature, including the joy of reading and the rhythm of writing. Students imagined what they would keep in their "Cat in the Hat" hat and played games centered on Dr. Seuss' children's books.

St. Mary's Visitation

Seventh-graders are studying the Renaissance in their social studies class. The students are creating PowerPoint presentations about Renaissance artists and their works. They are writing about the lives of the artists and about the meanings behind specific pieces of art.

Swanson Elementary

The All for Kids coin drive raised $1,473.58. The money will help bring more nonfiction books into the classrooms, including more than 1,400 books that will be donated on behalf of school through Scholastic's "One for Books" program.

Tonawanda Elementary

The PTO is holding its annual Andrea Steen-Crawford blood drive at the school in Room 110 on from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 11. For information, call Tom Karst at (262) 784-6266.

Wisconsin Hills

Middle School

The human growth and development curriculum will be taught next week to seventh-graders enrolled in the Choices and Wellness program. If you would like your child exempt from this coursework, call the school at (262) 785-3960.

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