In Our Schools: March 31

March 31, 2014

Brookfield Academy

Brookfield Academy will host an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. April 6. Visitors will begin at Patriots Hall, 3215 N. Brookfield Road, for a welcome and brief presentation about independent school education. They will learn about the admissions process, take a student-led classroom tour and meet teachers and administrators. Admissions screenings for 2014-15 prospective students will be May 3. Appointments are required; call (262) 783-3200 for information.

Brookfield Central

Brookfield Central student Elizabeth Flatley broke her own school record for the 3,200-meter run March 22. She has the fastest time in the state in the 3,200.

Brookfield East

Several juniors were selected to attend the Badger Boys and Girls state program in June. Badger Boys and Girls state is a weeklong opportunity for students to develop leadership skills and raise awareness about how local government is organized and run. Students attending are grouped into cities and counties forming a "51st State." The residents of the "new state" carry out all the main functions of city, county and state government using basic laws and fundamental procedures with the state of Wisconsin as their guide. American Legion Post 296 and the Kiwanis Club are sponsoring the students.

Brookfield Elementary

Second-grade Brownie Troop 8004 will continue to collect pull tabs throughout April to help benefit the Ronald McDonald House.

Burleigh Elementary

Burleigh raised $410 at the Murf's fundraiser to support the Brookfield East Nature Center last month. The school was one of Murf's top three fundraising groups.

Dixon Elementary

Second-graders recorded a voiceover for an upcoming Milwaukee Zoological Society radio commercial, called "Do the zoo."

Elm Grove Lutheran

A savings stamp club called Y.I. (Young Investors) Club is available to students who buy $1 stamps before school on certain days of the month. The purpose of the club is to help parents teach children how to be good stewards of their money and other gifts. If they buy on Friday mornings, they get a $1 stamp free along with their purchase. When the $25 stamp booklet is filled, they open an account in St. Louis with the Lutheran Church Extension Fund, which then lends the money to schools and churches for building or expansion, lends to students for tuition assistance and offers a line of credit to schools and churches.

Pilgrim Park

Middle School

The Panther 4N6 Team journeyed to South Milwaukee High School on March 22 for the State Forensics Meet. More than 1,400 students from 90 schools competed. Seventeen Panthers have advanced to the power rounds.

St. Dominic

The eighth-grade girls and boys basketball teams had an exemplary showing at the Padre Serra basketball tournament at Mount Mary University this past weekend. Each team propelled themselves to the championship round through perseverance and solid playing. The girls brought home second-place recognition after a rollercoaster ride of a game Sunday against St. Matthew/ Divine Mercy of Oak Creek (35-34). The boys brought home the championship banner after an equally tough game against Holy Apostles of New Berlin (39-37).

St. John Vianney

The middle school students are sprinkling a little bit of pixie dust in the school auditorium as they present "Peter Pan" at 12:30 p.m. April 3, and 1 and 7 p.m. April 4. The cast, stage crew and band have been working hard for months to perfect their performance.

St. Mary's Visitation

This week, students will gather for the long-awaited airing of junior high math teacher Michael Falk's appearance on "Jeopardy!" Falk was invited to return to the show to compete in the "Battle of the Decades Tournament." The "Jeopardy!" champion first appeared on the show eight times in 2006. Students held a pep rally and send-off party in January, when Falk taped the show in California, and have been anxiously waiting since then to see their teacher's appearance. In addition to teaching math, Falk shares his love of trivia with students by coaching the school's Academic Quiz Team.

Swanson Elementary

The fourth-graders participated in a "wax museum" exhibit last week. Students were asked to research a famous figure that they were unacquainted with and write a magazine article about them. They also were asked to pick out a favorite quote and dress up as their chosen person. Characters included Thomas Jefferson, Albert Einstein and Mahatma Gandhi.

Wisconsin Hills

Middle School

Wisconsin Hills student Jacob Somlai competed for the Wisconsin Wrestling Federation Championship this past weekend. He was in a 16-man bracket and made it to the final four. Jake won four of six matches, finishing fourth overall in the state at his grade level and weight class.

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