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In Our Schools: Oct. 9

Oct. 8, 2012

Brookfield Academy

The Blue Knights football game against Shorewood/Messmer on Oct. 5, was voted "game of the week" on Radio 540 ESPN. They broadcast the game and streamed the broadcast at ESPNWisconsin.com. The pregame show on Friday night featured an interview with Brookfield Academy's varsity football coach, Jon Kahle.

Brookfield Central

College Night, sponsored by both high schools, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 15 in the Central auxiliary gym. Representatives from public and private colleges such as Carroll University, Marquette University, Northwestern University, the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, UW-Milwaukee and UW-Waukesha will share information about admission requirements, the college experience and more.

Brookfield Christian

Pre-kindergarten students studied the changes that take place in God's world during autumn, completed squirrel- and owl-related activities, pressed leaves and visited the Brookfield East Nature Center during the week of Oct. 1.

Brookfield East

College Night, sponsored by both high schools, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 15 in the Central auxiliary gym. Representatives from public and private colleges such as Carroll University, Marquette University, Northwestern University, the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, UW-Milwaukee and UW-Waukesha will share information about admission requirements, the college experience and more.

Burleigh Elementary

The third- and fourth-graders attended a performance by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra on Oct. 9. The theme for the performance was "American Landscapes" and it featured well-known works by American composers and other standard American songs. Students have been listening to some of these pieces in their classrooms as well as in music class. This trip was sponsored by FAB (Fine Arts at Burleigh).

Dixon Elementary

"A Day Made Better" is OfficeMax's annual, companywide community initiative involving every OfficeMax business area and many key vendors. This is the sixth year OfficeMax is initiating "A Day Made Better." To help bring this to life, OfficeMax has again partnered with the nonprofit organization, AdoptAClassroom.org. The mission is to find a community partner for every teacher, providing financial support to buy the supplies they need, and moral support to show that the community cares about their success.

Elm Grove

Evangelical Lutheran

The school is happy to announce five new arrivals this week: Promethean Interactive Boards. The school now has an interactive whiteboard in each classroom in grades one through eight, thanks to the efforts of the Auction Committee and the many supporters of the golf outing/dinner auction. The faculty welcomes this new tool for classroom instruction.

Immanuel Lutheran

Immanuel is hosting a girls volleyball tournament Oct. 11 through Oct. 13. There will be eight teams at the fifth- and sixth-grade level and eight teams at the seventh- and eighth-grade level participating. The tournament is sponsored by the parents involved in Immanuel's PTL/Booster Club.

Pilgrim Park Middle School

Gordon Korman, Young Readers Choice Award recipient and New York Times bestselling author, will be visiting the school and speaking to students Nov. 19.

St. John Vianney

In an effort to provide real-world experiences to students, first-grade teachers Jenny Williams and Melissa Klement spent a day with the kids in the village of Greendale on Sept. 28. The students learned the difference between goods and services by visiting businesses in the village. Map-building skills were an important part of the visit, as the students drew their own maps of the village and created a map key to round out the project. It was a sensation for their senses, too, as the kids enjoyed the village's English garden design and tasted sweet treats from Ferch's Malt Shoppe.

St. Mary's Visitation

Junior high students have been hard at work in science class. The sixth-graders did a liquid volume lab and made a rainbow. The seventh-graders took advantage of a sunny day to study the nature of light. Students observed light with spectroscopes and used solar ovens built from milk cartons and aluminum foil to cook hot dogs. Eighth-graders remotely manipulated a 32-meter radio telescope in California and will be gathering data from the radio waves the telescope receives from Jupiter. They also had a chance to watch a live video feed with an astronaut.

Swanson Elementary

Twenty-four students have been participating in the Sumdog online math contest. Students in Waukesha County are competing against each other to be top dog each day. Swanson earned those honors Oct. 4.

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