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.
Under the guidance of string orchestra director, Maria Gesiorek, the St. John Vianney and St. Dominic's advanced string orchestra recorded a CD to raise money for feeding the hungry in Milwaukee. The meals are coordinated by the Agape Community Center in Milwaukee. The sales of past CDs have provided funds for some 20,000 meals for the hungry in our area.
The St. John Vianney 5th graders traveled back in time to Wisconsin's own Buckskinner Encampment in Hartford in order to learn about life in the 1700s and 1800s as part of their Social Studies work. They learned about trade practices such as fur traders, cooking, blacksmith, quill working and much more. As a follow-up to the fieldtrip, the students created their own goods and sold them at a market at school.
The K4 students in Mrs. Andreucci's class at St. John Vianney spent some time learning about colors. They created their own edible paint and decorated pieces of bread. The kids toasted the bread, added some butter and feasted on their colorful creations. They also used food coloring and frosting to create a rainbow of edible color. These are just some of the examples of how the St. John Vianney 4-year-old kindergarten exposes kids to learning in a fun and engaging way.
St. John Vianney first grade teachers Jenny Williams and Melissa Klement spent a day with the kids at the Village of Greendale. The students learned about goods and services, worked on map-building skills, enjoyed the village's beautiful English gardens and sampled sweet treats from the local malt shoppe.
St. John Vianney's annual Back to School Bash was a hit again this year as over 300 students and their families attended the fun-filled event on Friday, September 6th, that kicked-off the school year. The Extra Crispy Brass Band provided entertainment and even played a special birthday song for new principal Mrs. Chris Gordon. Dancing, games, s'mores and popcorn made the night extra fun, helping new families and old friends get acquainted after the summer break.