In Our Schools: May 7

May 7, 2013

Brookfield Academy

Seniors who started their Brookfield Academy journey in the primary school joined the Academy's youngest students at a special assembly to say farewell to their first teachers and announce which college they will be attending after graduation. Students in Level 1 received Class of 2024 caps from the seniors in this annual tradition.

Brookfield Central

The 15 top-performing seniors recognized their most influential teachers during a banquet at the Venice Club last week.

Brookfield Christian

The kindergarten through third-grade students went to Cousins Subs in Brookfield as part of their unit on size. They compared the giant freezer and coolers at the restaurant to the appliances at home, and examined the quantity of ingredients used to prepare for the sub shop's meals. The students enjoyed a giant party sub back at school to celebrate. Brookfield East

The boys golf team competed in the Morningstar Invite on Friday. The team battled through rain showers to post a 308 total that placed them fourth overall out of 22 teams. The team was led by Troy Henning, who carded a season low 74. Jacob Wiesmueller carded a three-over-par 75, senior Bryan Kendall shot a 77 and sophomore Graydon Schroeder shot an 82. Brookfield Elementary

The school was transformed into a giant art gallery last week, and an auction for student-produced art raised about $3,000. The money will support an artist in residence for the next school year.

Burleigh Elementary

Fourth- and fifth-grade students performed their annual spring concert for family and friends. Dixon Elementary

Students in Kristina Carr's fourth-grade class constructed airplanes and conducted test flights for a science unit on engineering. Students will set their knowledge to flight later this month during a paper airplane contest.

Immanuel Lutheran

Students raised more than $1,200 in a Penny War last week. The money will be used to help a church family struggling with medical bills and to help fund the building of a new church in Africa.

Pilgrim Park

Middle School

The seventh- and eighth-grade choir stepped up to the plate last week and sang the national anthem at Miller Park before the Brewers game.

St. Dominic

Students participated in the Catholic Math League national competition. Brigid Hughes took first place in the pre-algebra completion, placing 50 out of 1,415 students taking the test, and first place in Wisconsin. Nick Durst took second, and Mike Weisse took third. In the eighth-grade division, Elena Valentyn took first, John Otten took second and Vincent Marchese took third.

St. John Vianney

Students recently participated in High Interest Day, an annual event designed to expose students to new skills through 33 workshops that included fencing, cartooning, veterinary medicine, candy-making and rock climbing among other activities. The annual event is sponsored by the school's Home and School Association and many parents and local businesses contributed equipment, supplies and expertise.

St. Mary's Visitation

Eighth-graders will be treated this week to a presentation by George Michel, a World War II combat veteran. Michel will share his experiences from his airman training days to his career as radio operator and gunman on a B-24 bomber that was shot down by the Germans near Switzerland in July, 1944.

Swanson Elementary

Fourth-graders have been studying the human body and students got their hands dirty dissecting owl pellets. They've also been learning about the state of Wisconsin and will be visiting Pioneer Village later this month.

Tonawanda Elementary

Students enjoyed High Interest Day. Programming began in the afternoon with an assembly that highlighted the many strengths of the presenters, including, musical, kinesthetic, spatial, interpersonal, intrapersonal, linguistic and natural.

Wisconsin Hills

Middle School

Betsy McGinn was selected by Abigail Susko as her most influential educator. Abigail was a student in McGinn's algebra class during middle school, and the student said McGinn inspired her love of math and afforded her the successful completion of calculus III.

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