Whether you're on your way to the library or stopping by City Hall, chances are you're driving by St. John Vianney School, located in the heart of Brookfield. This blog will provide insight into life and education at SJV, a 4K-8 educational anchor in Brookfield since 1957.
St. John Vianney Catholic School (SJV) instituted a new reading and language arts program last year that is already producing positive results.
With the addition of a full time reading teacher and a part-time learning resource teacher, SJV’s new Houghton Mifflin Journeys reading program is in full swing this year. That’s good news for students and parents alike since Wisconsin students fared poorly in the U.S. Department of Education’s 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress tests. The tests, administered to public school students, found that two-thirds of tested students in the state couldn’t read proficiently.
The Journeys program challenges students at all reading levels, proving instruction based on children’s individual skills, making progress possible for students reading at all skill levels. An online component of the program, accessible to teachers and families, augments the classroom lessons and can be tailored to the meet needs of individual students.