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In Our Schools: May 1

May 2, 2012

Brookfield Central

The BCHS Athletic Booster Club, with the support of Athletic and Activities Director Todd Sobrilsky, has created the Athletic Hall of Fame. Nine outstanding athletes, coaches or athletic directors will be inducted as the inaugural class into the new Athletic Hall of Fame during a banquet May 19 at the Westmoor Country Club. A plaque honoring each inductee will be displayed on the Wall of Honor in the hallway next to the gym.

Brookfield Christian

On Friday, the school is hosting hundreds of middle-schoolers from Southeastern Wisconsin for an annual music festival. Students will perform vocal and instrumental pieces individually, in ensembles, and together with their school's band and choir. Performances are judged and scored. The day will end with a concert featuring all the students. The concert is open to the public, and takes place at Milwaukee Lutheran High School at 6:30 p.m. A freewill offering will be collected.

Brookfield East

Spanish students at Brookfield East competed in the National Spanish Exam in April. This is a competition on a state and national level. Robert Szabo won gold in the level five national competition. Katie Horneffer, level three, and Aditya Trivedi, level five, took silvers. Bronze finishers were Chris Bastin, level one; Robert Michael, level two; Andrey Stonebraker, Jacob Pagel, Manasi Mohan and Maxwell Zupke, level three; Madeline Janick, level four; and Colin Kluender, level five.

Brookfield Elementary

High Interest Day was held April 27. Students were offered more than 50 choices of special interest classes to attend. From their choices, they were assigned to five sessions. This PTO-sponsored event provides more than 100 volunteer instructors and assistants to introduce a variety of topics such as archery, creepy crawly critters, guitar, hip hop, paramedics and more.

Burleigh Elementary

The fifth-graders will be traveling to Pilgrim Park Middle School to participate in Shadow Day. Students will meet up with middle school student ambassadors, tour the school and eat lunch in the cafeteria.

Dixon Elementary

Molly Kaminsky's first-grade class has been sharing some great ideas for recycling. There is a bulletin board outside the classroom that shows some of the creative ways to recycle, including composting and re-using materials.

Elm Grove Evangelical Lutheran

The kindergarten class is getting ready to give a play called "The Glum Princess" for their parents and the first- and second-graders. They are learning their speaking parts, planning their costumes and learning about castles. In other news, they also are watching real, live composters - worms - at work in their classroom. They are collecting food for them and writing stories about them.

Hillside Elementary

The fifth-graders had their D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony April 27. The Brookfield Police Department partners with the schools to offer this program about making good decisions and staying away from drugs and problematic scenarios.

Immanuel Lutheran

Immanuel is celebrating Grandparent/VIP Day on Friday. Guests will be treated to a chapel service, classroom visits, lunch with their student and an afternoon filled with musical offerings from the band, choir and recorders. The lower grades will present a musical called "Readin', Ritin' and Rememberin.' " The Scholastic Book Fair and an Art Fair will be in the building for them to enjoy.

Pilgrim Park Middle School

Pilgrim Park Middle School will hold its sixth- grade Lung Health Run/Walk during Physical Education classes next week. The event includes an instructional program presented by a representative from The Chest Foundation and a run/walk through the school's trail system to celebrate healthy lifestyles.

St. John Vianney

At 1:30 p.m. May 9, students will gather in the church for the annual May Crowning celebration. There will be an opening hymn, first reading, responsorial psalm, Gospel reading, short homily and then the crowning rite. An eighth-grade girl and eighth-grade boy have been selected by faculty to crown Mary and Baby Jesus. They were selected using the virtues of Mary as they appear in the Bible as criteria for the selection. The advanced strings will play "Ave Maria,' while the second-grade and eighth-grade students take their place for the living rosary. The second-grade students encircle the church, moving toward the altar and around the church as each prayer of the rosary is recited. The prayer service will end with a hymn. The crowning and rosary should take about one hour.

St. Mary's Visitation

A team of sixth-grade girls won first place overall at the Excel-A-Thon academic competition recently hosted by Divine Savior Holy Angels High School. More than 300 students from 34 area elementary schools competed in the subjects of math, science, English, social studies and current events. To win the overall honors, the team members took a written test, scoring well in all subjects and taking first place among all schools in science and social studies and third place in math and English. Katie Malloy won first place overall for sixth-grade students. To win the individual honor, Katie had high scores on her written test and placed first among all sixth-graders in social studies and third in English and current events. Other top individual scores were earned by Margaret Butler, who placed first among all sixth-graders in science, and Nora Berens, who placed second among all sixth-graders in math. Other team members representing SMV included sixth-grader Kelly Aspinwall and seventh-graders Elizabeth Goblirsch, Martha Lococo, Anne Steigerwald and Maddie Thew.

Swanson Elementary

Third-graders from Swanson are attending Survive Alive at the Brookfield Fire Department. They are learning about fire safety in their homes and what to do if their fire alarm goes off when they are home. Students practiced what they learned with a firefighter and escaped a smoke-filled house and called 911 for help.

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