SMV Ponderings

Located in the heart of Elm Grove, St. Mary’s Visitation School provides exceptional academics and faith formation for grades K3 through 8.

St. Mary's Visitation - Math Competitions and Quiz Bowl

At SMV, we are always looking for ways to expand learning in all areas, especially in Math, Science and Technology.  Math Competition is just one of the ways we strive for academic excellence and we are proud to report that Math competition season is upon us!  This year, more grades will be able to compete than ever before.

Math Olympiads - SMV 5th & 6th graders compete at weekly practice and monthly contests.  This group is excellent for anyone who wants to improve math skills, problem solving skills and find creative solutions to puzzles.

MathCounts - 7th and 8th graders well be able to solve more advanced puzzles, individually and in groups.  We will be competing against students from other area schools, with competition times to be announced later.
These groups meet once a week after school. Thank you, Mr. Falk and Mrs. Daemmrich!
This Saturday, November 10th, SMV will host the Quiz Bowl Gladiator Fall Tournament 2012. Junior High Teacher, Mr. Falk is the moderator of our Quiz Bowl team.

The participants are students at junior high schools and middle schools from
Wisconsin and Illinois.  We will have approximately 12 teams from 5 schools
participating.  There are about 25 SMV junior high students who participate.

Quiz bowl, scholastic bowl, or academic competition is the name for a number of
related academic events.  Students compete on teams of four to buzz in,
answering trivia-type questions about history, geography, literature, science,
math, religion, fine arts, and popular culture.  Each game lasts about 25
minutes, and students will generally play eight to ten games on a tournament
day.  St. Mary's teams placed in the top 25 at the Middle School National
Championship Tournament in 2011 and 2012.
Best of luck to our SMV Quiz Bowl team this weekend!

SMV participated in all school voting on Election Day

Students casting ballots

Voting Booth

Election Officials

CUB SCOUTS Service Project

In early November, the 3rd grade Cub Scouts (under the leadership of Jim Walters) helped with Fall clean up, including raking and lawn care for elderly homewoners in our neighborhoods.

Thank you Cub Scouts, your work is greatly appreciated!!


On All Saints Day, the 3rd graders presented their saints at our All School Mass and explained the symbols for their Saint.  This was a wondrous and joyous celebration of the lives of the Saints.

Thank you, 3rd graders!

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