In Our Schools: March 14

March 13, 2013

Brookfield Academy

The Midwest Classic All Conference basketball selections from the school are Sean Clarey, junior, first team all-conference; Domonique Criss, senior, first team all-conference; Forah Bangura, senior, second team all-conference; Ryan Clarey, freshman, honorable mention all-conference; and Nate Stolte, junior, honorable mention all-conference. Sean Clarey also was named Midwest Classic Conference Player of the Year.

Brookfield Central

More than 100 students from 15 schools across southeast Wisconsin competed for the opportunity to join the U.S. National Chemistry Team. Placing seventh and ninth overall, respectively, were Adam El-Meanawy and Samuel Soik. Both students have qualified to compete for a position on the team.

Brookfield Christian

The middle school students will be presenting "Fiddler on the Roof, Jr." at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. March 14 and 7 p.m. March 15. The performances are open to the public, and admission is free. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

Brookfield East

Junior boys competed for the honorable title of Mr. B'East 2013. The annual event helps raise money for prom. The winner will ride in the Memorial Day and Fourth of July parades. The competition consisted of a fitness routine that was choreographed by the Spartanettes, a talent showcase and a question-and-answer portion.

Brookfield Elementary

Nationally renowned children's author Sarah Weeks visited the school this week to read to the kids and sign books. Weeks enjoyed a performance from the school's theater group.

Burleigh Elementary

Students enjoyed a day of learning and participated in a variety of hands-on classes during High Interest Day. Some of the activities included fencing, archery, knitting, karate and Arabic cooking.

Dixon Elementary

The Trinity Irish Dancers stopped by to show off their fancy footwork and colorful Celtic costumes.

Immanuel Lutheran

The following students will represent the school at this year's Knowledge Bowl: eighth-graders Isaac Siegel and Holly Butler, seventh-graders Ethan Pankow and Adam Crapser, and sixth-grader Joey Vavruska.

Pilgrim Park

Middle School

Band instructor Brian Balfany was selected as a 2013 Kohl Fellowship recipient. The award comes with a $1,000 grant for the school.

St. Dominic

Bishop Emeritus Richard Sklba recently talked to the parish about how the Second Vatican Council has impacted the world today and its lasting effects on the lives of Catholics worldwide.

St. John Vianney

After 24 days of observation, 4-year-old kindergarten students finally watched the hatching of baby chicks. The students prepared their own incubator to study the development of the chicks.

St. Mary's Visitation

Students in third and fifth grades will participate in the Visitation's Forensics Fest this week. More than 60 students will practice their public speaking skills at the forensics meet, where they can choose from a variety of categories including poetry, prose, demonstration and infomercials.

Swanson Elementary

Susan Buban's second-graders and Ann-Marie Hahn's fifth-graders challenged students to perform random acts of kindness this month. Whenever a student demonstrates caring and compassion for another, the recipient of the kindness has to find a way to "pay it forward" with an act of kindness of his or her own.

Tonawanda Elementary

The fourth- and fifth-grade chorus presented its musical production, "Harmony High," at the Wilson Center on March 13.

Wisconsin Hills

Middle School

Seventh-grade science teacher Laurie Horne is a 2013 Kohl Fellowship recipient. She was selected for her skill as a leader and as an agent of positive change, and her superior ability to inspire love of learning.

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