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In Our Schools: Jan. 24

Jan. 23, 2013

Brookfield Academy

Scholastic Art Awards-Wisconsin has recognized 18 high school art students - 10 with gold key awards, four with silver, eight with honorable mention and one with a gold key for a portfolio of works. Their artwork includes photography, sculpture, painting, ceramics and glass, drawing, film and animation, mixed media, digital art, fashion, and printmaking. Silver and gold key artwork will be on exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum from Feb. 2 to March 17.

Brookfield Central

The Louder Than a Bomb Poetry Slam will be held Feb. 7 in the black-box theater. Students will share their original slam-style poetry and musical talents.

Brookfield East

The following students earned top state awards in the annual Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, with winning works to be displayed at the Milwaukee Art Museum: Michael Gunderson, Anandah Bohl, Dianne Kotsonis, Sierra Fischer, Erin Ditter, Rachel Gabrich, Katie Hartman and Payton Jones-Griswald. They have been recognized out of thousands of submissions statewide. Gold Key Award winners will be sent to the national competition.

Brookfield Elementary

The 2012-13 yearbook is on sale now.

Burleigh Elementary

The third-graders saw "Little Red's Most Unusual Day" on Wednesday at the Wilson Center. The play is a fun spin on the classic "Little Red Riding Hood." Students compared and contrasted the two versions and wrote a critical review of the performance.

Dixon Elementary

The kindergartners collected 236 jars of peanut butter for the Hunger Task Force.

Elm Grove

Evangelical Lutheran

There will be an open house at the school from 4 to 7 p.m. Jan. 30. Community members are invited to learn more about Elm Grove Lutheran School and the Childcare program. School tours will be offered and staff will be on hand to answer questions. In other news, the school will celebrate National Lutheran Schools Week from Jan. 27 through Feb. 2. Monday is Spirit Day, stressing the school colors, blue and white. On Wednesday there will be Dress-up for Chapel Day.

Fairview South

The Winter Carnival will be held from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. Feb. 1. Volunteers are needed.

Pilgrim Park

Middle School

Fifth-graders and their parents are invited to an orientation evening at Pilgrim Park on Jan. 30. Scheduling materials will be available and guidance and administrative staff will be on hand.

St. John Vianney

Students in the mock Caldecott Medal Club experience what it's like to decide the Caldecott winners. The fourth- and fifth-graders in the SJV Caldecott Medal Club meet several weeks in a row to read and evaluate several books chosen by school librarian Christine Weichart. She researches to determine which books may be considered for the award. In fact, her choices have been spot-on as last year the SJV students correctly picked three of the four actual Caldecott-awarded books.

St. Mary's Visitation

An open house will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 27 at the school, 13000 Juneau Blvd. Families are invited to tour the school. Prospective new families of children in grades 3-year-old kindergarten through eighth grade are invited to enjoy a complimentary pancake breakfast, followed by a tour and opportunity to meet with teachers and Principal Mary Tretow. The pancake breakfast and a book fair are scheduled from 8 to 11 a.m. Reserve a seat for the breakfast by calling (262) 782-7057. For information, visit StMaryEG.org.

Swanson Elementary

Kindergartners are beginning the Wood and Paper Science unit. The students will be examining and comparing types of wood and paper. They also will recycle paper, reuse paper to make paper-mache bowls, and make plywood and particle board. With Earth Day approaching, students will learn more about recycling through a presentation by the Waukesha Recycling Facility.

Tonawanda Elementary

Tonawanda has three school goals this year, in the areas of literacy, numeracy and culture/climate. These goals will be the primary topic of the Principal Chat at 6 p.m. Jan. 31.

Wisconsin Hills

Middle School

Run for the Hills is right around the corner. This year's event will take place April 28 at Mitchell Park in Brookfield. All sponsorship commitments are due in the school office by March 15 in order to get names printed on the commemorative T-shirts. For information, call Cathy Wolfla at (262) 796-8697.

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