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In Our Schools: May 15

May 12, 2014

Brookfield Academy

Parents with children ready for Pre-K through second grade this fall are invited to learn more about the Academy and enjoy a petting zoo and pony rides on Saturday, May 31, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Primary School. For more information or to register, contact Mary Ricci at (262) 783-3217, ext. 143 or mary.ricci@brookfieldacademy.org.

Brookfield Central

Brookfield Central teacher Sabrina Hintz was selected as one of the district's 2013-14 Elmbrook Outstanding Employees of the Year. She will be presented with the award at the BOE Annual Recognition Event on May 29.

Brookfield Christian

Brookfield Christian School celebrated its 50th anniversary on Saturday, May 10. The celebration included an open house, school tours, a brief program with video, a timeline of the school's history and the sealing of a time capsule that will be opened for the school's 75th anniversary.

Brookfield East

BEHS RockeTronics Club went to the 18th annual Rockets for Schools event that was held at the Spaceport in Sheboygan on May 2 and 3. Heather Paul, an engineer from NASA's Johnson Space Center, spoke to the kids on Friday and the launch was held on Saturday. East's team placed second out of 16 high school teams from four states.

Brookfield Elementary

Last week, Brookfield Elementary celebrated Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week by highlighting the hard work of every member of the school. Because the "Brookfield Bobcat staff is UneQuivocally Amazing," teachers received a barbecue tool each day of the week.

Burleigh Elementary

Burleigh families donated 30 blankets to the Hebron House of Hospitality during the school's Family Night. The Hebron House provides emergency shelter to men, women and children in the Waukesha area.

Dixon Elementary

The Dixon PTO collected fruit and gifts from students for school employees last week in celebration of Staff Appreciation Week.

Elm Grove Lutheran

Eighth-grader Alexis Romero competed with more than 130 other gymnasts in the Wisconsin state gymnastics meet. She competed as a Level 8 and won the all-around title for her age division. Romero was also state champion in pole vault and bars. Additionally, she qualified as one of the eight gymnasts in Wisconsin to represent the state in the upcoming regional meet in Fargo, North Dakota.

Immanuel Lutheran

The week of May 12 will be a busy one at Immanuel. On Monday evening, the school's upper-grade students were awarded for all of the extracurricular activities they participated in this year. Tuesday was Track and Field Day. On Thursday evening, the sixth-graders will graduate from the DARE program. Finally, on Saturday, May 17, families will participate in a Day of Service by doing "chores" around the community.

Pilgrim Park

Middle School

For the second consecutive year, several Pilgrim Park students have advanced to Phase 2 of the Wisconsin YES! Youth Business Plan contest. Students submitted their science and tech-based business summaries through the contest website in March to compete in Phase 1 of the contest. Professionals from across the state served as judges, scoring the entries and providing constructive feedback to the students. Pilgrim Park students accounted for 16 of the 25 plans statewide that advanced to Phase 2.

St. Dominic

Children at St. Dominic Catholic School began a day of fun during its annual High Interest Day on May 9. Students enjoyed many new things, such as making candy sundaes, archery and getting nails and henna tattoos. The school thanks its Home and School Association for making the event possible each year.

St. John Vianney

On May 7, the entire St. John Vianney student body, staff and many family members and parishioners celebrated and honored our Blessed Mother as Queen of Heaven and Mother of God at the May Crowning Liturgy and Living Rosary. Eighth-graders Ally Kormanik and CJ Keyes had the honor of crowning Mary, while other eighth-grade students assisted the second-graders as they carried a flower to represent each bead on the rosary.

Swanson Elementary

The Swanson PTO is holding a flower fundraiser this spring, when families can purchase gift certificates for flowers. For every $10 gift certificate, $2.50 is donated to the Swanson PTO. Gift certificates are good for a variety of services at Shady Lane Greenhouse in Menomonee Falls. Visit the school website for more information.

Tonawanda Elementary

Two Tonawanda staff members were recognized by the Elmbrook School District. Jenny Schultz was awarded Elmbrook's Outstanding Employee of the Year award, nominated by her Tonawanda colleagues, and Brian Nicholas was awarded Elmbrook's Most Influential Educator award, nominated by a former student.

Wisconsin Hills

Middle School

One of Wisconsin Hills' girls relay teams set a new meet record at the Park View Track Meet on May 7, where 22 teams competed. The girls excelled in the 3,200-meter distance medley with a time of 10:32. This beat the previous record, also held by WHMS, by about five seconds.

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