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School Notes: Feb. 1

Feb. 1, 2011

Wisconsin Hills presents annual musical Feb. 3 to 5

Wisconsin Hills Middle School will present its annual musical from Feb. 3 to 5 at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, 19805 W. Capitol Drive.

This year's musical, "All Roads Lead to Broadway," will feature songs from different Broadway musicals, including "Pippin," "State Fair," "Oklahoma," "The Color Purple," "Singin' in the Rain," "The Music Man," "Jersey Boys" and "A Chorus Line."

Shows will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 3 and 4 and 2 p.m. Feb. 5. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors.

Tickets can be purchased at the Wilson Center box office, by phone at (262) 781-9520 or online at wilson-center.com.

Program on vision, learning comes to Immanuel Lutheran

Dr. Kellye Knueppel will discuss undetected vision problems and the link between vision and learning during her presentation "Vision Problems and Learning: Why Bright Students Struggle in School" from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 10 at Immanuel Lutheran School, 13445 Hampton Road, Brookfield.

Knueppel is a developmental optometrist at The Vision Therapy Center. With offices in Madison and Brookfield, she has used vision therapy to help thousands of children and adults whose learning skills were impaired due to vision problems. She will discuss a number of topics, including how vision skills can affect your child's learning, what types of symptoms your child may exhibit and what the visual stressors in a classroom are.

The presentation, which is free and open to the public, also will include a question-and-answer session.

For information, call the school at (262) 781-7140.

Brookfield students compete in mock trial tournament

Students from dozens of Wisconsin high schools will gather in courthouses and other venues across the state Feb. 12 to compete in the 28th Annual Wisconsin High School Mock Trial Tournament.

The top 12 teams will move on to statewide competition in Madison on March 13 and 14. The team that finishes first in that competition will go on to represent Wisconsin at the National Mock Trial Championship in Phoenix from May 7 to 9.

Mock trials, which follow the rules and structure of a real court trial, offer teams of six to 12 high school students the opportunity to argue a case before a three-person panel of judges, made up of volunteer attorneys and jurists.

Mock trial competitions are open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Students from Brookfield Academy, Brookfield East, Messmer, Mukwonago, Pewaukee, Pius XI, Shorewood, Wauwatosa and Whitefish Bay high schools will be among the competitors.

Additional information about the Wisconsin High School Mock Trial Tournament and other law-related education activities sponsored by the State Bar of Wisconsin can be found on the State Bar's website, wisbar.org.

Pilgrim Park students tackle 'High School Musical Jr.'

Students from Pilgrim Park Middle School will perform "High School Musical Jr." at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, 19805 W. Capitol Drive, at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 and 18 and 2 p.m. Feb. 19.

Nearly 70 students will participate in the show.

General admission tickets cost $8, and students and seniors will get in for $6. Tickets can be purchased at the box office at the Wilson Center or by visiting wilson-center.com.

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