In Our Schools:

May 22, 2012

Brookfield Academy

The lower school will host an open house from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 6 in Liberty Hall, 3466 N. Brookfield Road. People interested in learned about the 4-year-old kindergarten through grade five program are welcome to come meet the teachers, learn about the curriculum, explore enrichment opportunities and learn more about Brookfield Academy's philosophy and mission. For information, send an email to admissions@

Brookfield Central

Junior Chikwe Obasih has been nominated for the 2013 U.S. Army All American Bowl. With this nomination, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl recognizes Chikwe as one of the nation's top 400 high school football players. During the 2012 fall football season, 90 players will be selected and invited to the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, to be played in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, Jan. 5.

Brookfield Christian

On May 17, the pre-kindergartners brought their bikes to school for Bike Day. After a presentation on bike safety by a Brookfield police officer, students got to spend some time riding their bikes together. May 25 is Pet Day in pre-kindergarten. Students will talk about how to care for and behave safely around pets, share about their own pets and visit with classmates' pets at the end of the day.

Brookfield East

The choirs, under the direction of Kari Doepke, will perform a spring concert at 7:30 p.m. May 24 at Shattuck Auditorium on the Carroll University campus. The performance, titled "To Love, Loss and New Beginnings," will feature the five choirs, in addition to soloists and graduating senior singers. A variety of music will be performed including everything from Renaissance madrigal music to vocal jazz to Dolly Parton. The concert is free and open to the public.

Brookfield Elementary

Lots of fun and excitement was in the air at the annual Spring Fling. This year's focus was "All Sports," with theme baskets donated by each classroom for the raffle. It was a dream team event with lots of new inflatables, a cake walk with trophies of delicious and creative baked goods, and cheers from the all stars participating in all the "Olympic" games. On Friday, the school will host the annual Kids-Helping-Kids walk. This year's donations will benefit Children's Hospital.

Burleigh Elementary

This week Burleigh staff treated parents to a Volunteer Appreciation breakfast. On Friday, Burleigh's fifth-grade students will celebrate the completion of their D.A.R.E. program. Police Officer Jim Pleva and Burleigh Principal Bil Zahn will talk with the students and review their learning. Students will share their essays and enjoy a special luncheon.

Dixon Elementary

On June 6, students will celebrate Dixon Dragon Day. This field day, sponsored by the PTO, is a school favorite. Numerous activities are planned for the afternoon.

St. Dominic

On May 11, the Home & School sponsored its annual High Interest Day for students to explore new areas of interest and have some fun. St. Dominic's Student Council sponsored a Teddy Bear Drive for the 20th Annual Teddy Bear Patrol sponsored by 620 WTMJ Newsradio. St. Dominic School donated 57 stuffed animals for children in need. The Student Council executives were on hand to personally deliver the stuffed animals to WTMJ for the event.

St. Mary's Visitation

This week marked the final St. Mary's Visitation schoolwide service project for the school year with the junior kindergarten and kindergarten programs focusing their project in support of the Ronald McDonald House. The kindergarten students, together with their teachers, organized a presentation on the charity for the entire school. Students then had the opportunity to lend their support by making a donation to the Ronald McDonald House, which helps families whose lives have been disrupted as a result of their children's injury or illness.

Swanson Elementary

First-graders are studying character traits during literature circles, writing how-to books, studying fractions and looking at different sizes of rocks and how they are used in the world.

Tonawanda Elementary

As the end of the year approaches, many grade levels are taking field trips. On May 16, the fifth grade went to the Museum of Science and Industry and the kindergarten classes went to Green Meadow Farm. On May 24, the second-grade students will visit Elm Grove Village Hall.

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