School Spotlight

Whether you're on your way to the library or stopping by City Hall, chances are you're driving by St. John Vianney School, located in the heart of Brookfield. This blog will provide insight into life and education at SJV, a 4K-8 educational anchor in Brookfield since 1957.

Students Inspired by Social Studies


Two of SJV's very own 8th graders, Matthew Cekanor and Sung Yeon Won, prompted by an assignment from their Social Studies class unit on Social Justice, have coordinated a fundraiser.  This miniature golf fundraiser, to be held at the National Golf Center in Big Bend, will benefit the DAAA (Dwarf Athletic Assocation of America).  The Dwarf Athletic Assocation of America promotes and provides quality amateur athletic opportunities for dwarf athletes in the United States.  The National Golf Center is owned by Paul Mindel and his family, a parish and school family.  A donation will be made by the National Golf Center to DAAA for every round of miniature golf and bucket of range balls purchased during the weekend. 

This fundraiser is just one example of SJV's efforts to educate our students about social justice and inspire them to think about what they can do for their community.  The assignment was to come up with an action plan of helping a person or a group of people.  Many of the plans included babysitting, helping a neighbor, creating a fundraising lemonade stand, and even holding a sports camp.  If the students actually execute their plans they will receive extra credit in their 8th grade Social Studies classes - not to mention helping their community! 

Minature Golf Fundraiser   August 24th 4:00-9:00 pm, August 25th 9:00am-9:00pm and August 26th 9:00am-9:00pm, 

National Golf Center in S74 W24255 National Avenue, Big Bend, Wisconsin

For more information on dwarfism, visit  or Little People of America  

The National Golf Center website is

Join our 8th graders for a weekend of miniature golf, driving range, refreshments and raffle!


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