The middle school musical "Fiddler on the Roof, Jr.," will be performed at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 and 3 in Constitution Hall.
Panera Bread, 2095 N. Calhoun Road, donated a portion of Oct. 24 sales to the school's DECA group, a co-curricular organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.
Hundreds of volunteers turned out Oct. 26 to help bake almost 4,000 Dutch apple pies for the school's 13th Annual Apple Pie Day. It's one of the biggest fundraisers of the year. Fifth- through eighth-graders took part in the school's Speech & Spelling Competition on Oct. 30. They prepared monologues, dialogues, choral readings and other pieces to perform in front of judges. The top performers from the evening advanced to the regional event, to be held at Delavan Christian School. Fourth-graders recently enjoyed a pizza party as a reward for winning the Scholastic "All for Books" Change Wars during book fair week. The class raised more than $250 to help buy books for Brookfield Christian School and for CrossTrainers Academy at the Milwaukee Rescue Mission.
A Best Buddies ice cream social was held Oct. 22 for students and parents.
Students in first through fifth grades showed off masks they made in art class during the school's first masquerade-themed harvest-fest parties held Oct. 24. The school's Bobcats raised more than $625 for breast cancer research by buying and wearing pink bandannas Oct. 19.
Students enjoyed a fall costume party that included games, crafts and music Oct. 24.
The costume dance was held Oct. 26 in the school gym.
This year's fourth-graders finished a project they started last year as third-graders. With help from Bonnie Plants and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, each student received mega cabbage plants to grow over the summer. Many of the students tried to grow their cabbage, but some of the plants were enjoyed by a variety of critters or fell victim to drought. The winner on the class level is Tyler Ky.
The school once again is selling poinsettias. The red, white and multicolor plants are grown at Pantheon Homegrown Farms in Oconomowoc and range in price from $5 for a coffee cup size to $8 for a desktop size and $15 for a table size. All orders are due by Nov. 20; pick up will be held Dec. 7. For information, call Sue or Angie at (262) 781-9464.
Students are preparing for a Patriotic Fair and upper-grade musical to be held Nov. 1. The fifth- through eighth-graders have been working hard on a Founding Fathers skit, poms routine, speeches, and songs that pay tribute to the U.S.A. Projects that depict our national leaders, monuments and other symbols of patriotism will be on display.
Pilgrim Park Middle School
Principal Mike Sereno thanked all those who developed and participated in the recent Youth Frontiers Courage Retreat, designed to making the school a positive, welcoming environment. Sereno particularly pointed out Brookfield East High School student leaders who facilitated discussions and seventh-grade teachers for making the experience possible.
The string orchestra, comprising advanced orchestra students from St. Dominic School and St. John Vianney Catholic School, along with other area musical groups, recorded the Christmas CD "Sing for Your Supper." The CD raises money for a meal program through Agape Community Center in Milwaukee. The recording took place at Marquette University High School on Oct. 17.
St. John Vianney
The first-graders put on the annual "Big Pumpkin Play" Oct. 25 to help usher in Halloween and implement language arts lessons. The play helps the students practice sequencing of events in the context of storytelling and oral presentation skills.
St. Mary's Visitation
In other news, the junior high students recently took a multidimensional field trip combining religion, history and art to the St. Francis de Sales Seminary and Holy Hill Shrine and Basilica. They visited the beautiful and historic seminary in St. Francis where students were treated to a fascinating tour led by the Rev. Peter Berger, the seminary's former director who is currently on staff at SMV. Students explored the historic chapel and every nook and cranny of the 150-year-old building. Later, the students boarded buses and headed to Holy Hill Shrine, where they had a picnic lunch on the grounds and headed to the historic upper church, lower church and tower. They took photos along the way and will use them in upcoming projects.
A tribute for veterans and those currently serving in the military is being held Nov. 1. Students will dress in red, white and blue and welcome a Stars and Stripes Parade.
Artists, crafters and vendors are invited to display their wares at the Holiday Bazaar to be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 9 at the school.
Wisconsin Hills Middle School
The WHMS Wildcat met the sixth-graders over lunch recently.
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