Freshman Academic Night for incoming ninth-grade students now attending public and private schools, and their parents, will be held Feb. 6. Meet staff, explore course offerings, learn how to register and discover the extracurricular activities and athletics available. Students with last names beginning with letters A-K should attend from 5 to 6 p.m.; others should attend from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For information, call Greg Groh at (262) 785-3990.
The community is invited to attend a high school basketball game Jan. 25, when an event to benefit Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, with particular focus on the Child Abuse Prevention Fund, will be held. In a conference-wide effort, players have been invited to wear a simple WIAA approved, water-based tattoo symbolizing support of Children's Hospital child abuse prevention programs. Although fundraising is not the primary goal, some schools will run a 50/50 raffle. The goal is to raise awareness about the realities of child abuse.
A kindergarten open house will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 15. Informational materials were sent to all families included in the school's database who have students eligible for 5-year-old kindergarten in the 2013-14 school year. If you are aware of a family with a child turning 5 on or before Sept. 1 and they did not receive the informational materials, contact Karen Hamilton at (262) 785-3930 or email@example.com.
The second grade will take a trip to the nature center Jan. 11.
The fourth-graders will take a trip to see the play "Laura Ingalls Wilder" at the Wilson Center on Feb. 4.
Elm Grove Evangelical Lutheran
On Jan. 4, the third through eighth grades had the annual spelling bee. The winners will go on to regional bees in the area. The winners are Grady Ma, third and fourth grades (Cassandra Romero, runner-up); Emily Ewert, fifth and sixth grades (Sydney Fredrichsdorf, runner-up); Samantha Ruhnau-Gee, seventh and eighth grades and all school (Ally Dean, runner-up).
The Winter Carnival will bring themed indoor games and activities to the students Feb. 1.
The fourth-grade class will be going on a field trip to Miller Park as students continue to study the history of Wisconsin. Grades one through four are having their gym class outside in the snow.
Pilgrim Park Middle School
Pilgrim Park Middle School spirit wear can be ordered at BurghardtSportingGoods.com from Jan. 25 through Feb. 7.
St. Dominic School is having an open house from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10. New family registrations will be taken. St. Dominic School offers 3-year-old kindergarten through eighth grade as well as on-site extended care.
St. John Vianney
On Dec. 19, the students put on their annual Christmas concert. The Rev. Ken Knippel opened the concert with a prayer. The school's music instructor, Jared Ziegler, led the students as they sang. Ziegler, an accomplished musician, wrote several of the songs the students performed and played guitar accompaniment for some selections. Many traditional Christmas songs were included in the performance. Between songs, the band and string orchestra played holiday songs and several students shared their favorite Christmas memories in the form of short and entertaining stories. A performance by the teachers and staff rounded out the evening. The teachers, as well as other school and parish staff, sang and danced to "Jingle Bell Rock."
St. Mary's Visitation
This week, students and parents will cheer on the finalists in the school geography bee. The students who reached the finals and will compete to further test their geographic knowledge are Margaret Butler, Steven Butler, George Carlo Clark, Maxx Hartounian, Elizabeth Janowski, Emma Kaczynski, James Kearney, Fran Lambie, Aidan Parks and Nicky Ragonese. The contest is part of the National Geographic Bee, sponsored by the National Geographic Society.
The Winter Social will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 1. A deejay will play music and lead games, the Mini Pom's Club will perform, face-painting and other activities will be offered and light refreshments will be served.
Students are collecting change for Milwaukee Rescue Mission through Feb. 1. The goal for each grade level is to raise $200, which can feed 100 people. Every Friday afternoon, each grade's collection jar will be taken to the bank and counted. The grade that raises the most money will enjoy an ice cream party.
Wisconsin Hills Middle School
The PTO will hold a fundraiser night at Jersey Mike's Subs at 17550-C W. Bluemond Road from 4 to 9 p.m. Feb. 19. Ten percent of food purchased during the event will be donated to WHMS.
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