In Our Schools: Dec. 30

Dec. 30, 2012

Brookfield Academy

Fifth-, sixth- and seventh-grade students are invited to explore Brookfield Academy from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 19, and train in the gym with circus professionals. Learn to juggle, spin plates, balance objects, walk on stilts and apply circus makeup to transform yourself into a character of your choosing. For information, call Jennifer Wareham at (262) 783-3200.

Brookfield Central

The theater program will sponsor the Poetry Out Loud Coffeehouse in the black-box theater at 7 p.m. Jan. 31.

Brookfield Christian

The pre-kindergarten classes are learning about changes in God's world during the winter time. The students will talk about the season of winter, and do some "snow science." They will be making bagel bird feeders and eating "birdseed" sandwiches at snack time. The third-graders are working on a water unit in science and will be doing an investigation on water use as a class.

Brookfield East

Junior Jonathan Totsky earned his Eagle Scout Award and will be honored this spring by the Three Harbors Council. Jonathan installed Smart Boards at Mount Olive School in Milwaukee for his project. He is active in Troop 28.

Dixon Elementary

The Student Council organized a successful toy drive for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. The items donated were given to children in the hospital by Santa himself.

Elm Grove Evangelical Lutheran

The following students have achieved the highest academic award, the Principal's Honor Roll, for the first quarter of the school year: Samuel Ewert, grade five; Emily Ewert, Callie Hedtke, Joshua Hetcher, Angela Lee, Molly Stritesky and Rachel Wiley, grade six; Mia Halvorson, Cate Heup, Hannah Margrett, Alexis Romero, Megan Stritesky and Joshua Zhang, grade seven; and MaryBeth Drabiszczak, Matthew Ewert, Jessica Robel, Zachary Skovgaard and Christine Wilcox, grade eight.

St. John Vianney

In an effort to help families learn more about the school, an open house will be held for 4-year-old kindergarten through second grade from 9:30 to 10:30 am. Jan. 4 and from 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. 7. The school offers K4 through eighth grade, but these two open houses will feature information specific to K4 through second grade. The K4, K5, first- and second-grade teachers and Principal Pam Pyzyk will make presentations. Tours of the school will be provided and child care will be available. The school and parish are located at 1755 N. Calhoun Road in Brookfield. Interested families can register for the open house on site at the beginning of each event, or by calling (262) 796-3942.

St. Mary's Visitation

Fourth-grade students at St. Mary's Visitation recently worked on a project titled "On the Day I was Born." The students investigated what occurred in the world on the day they were born. After accumulating information, they wrote a report to include audio, video and/or animated graphics. These reports were submitted to a project site to become part of an online, interactive, student-authored "history book."

Swanson Elementary

Students performed their winter holiday concert Dec. 18. Each grade level sang two to three songs about winter holidays such as Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, Diwali and Las Posadas.

Wisconsin Hills Middle School

Wisconsin Hills Middle School presents "Bye Bye Birdie" at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts on at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 and at 4 p.m. Feb. 2. The story, set in the 1950s, is about teen idol rock 'n' roll singer, Conrad Birdie, who is drafted into the Army, temporarily leaving behind his music career and swooning teen girl fans. Tickets are on sale at the Wilson Center box office by calling (262) 781-9520 or online at They cost $10 per adult and $7 per student.

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