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Every School Every Week: March 19

March 17, 2009

Eisenhower Elementary

A representative from Boerner Botanical Gardens presented Stir Fried Plants to first-graders March 18. The presentation explored plant parts, their functions, food chains and plant needs. The students also had an opportunity to sample a variety of edible plants.

Jefferson Elementary

The school's March book of the month is "More than Meets the Eye: Seeing Art with All Five Senses." The book provides images of famous paintings and helps the readers to use their five senses to experience the piece.

Lincoln Elementary

The school held its book fair March 17, when Scholastic Book Co. provided a variety of children's books and software to be purchased.

Longfellow Middle

As a follow-up to Tosa United's presentation of Monitor, Secure, Dispose, collections of unused or expired medications will take place at Longfellow from 4:30 to 8 p.m. today, March 19.

Madison Elementary

Students in Madison's band will present a program to fourth-graders today, March 19, about their experiences in the band.

McKinley Elementary

The Children's Theatre of Wauwatosa Little Theatres will present "King Midas and the Golden Touch" today, March 19, at an all-school assembly. The cast consists of children in third- through seventh-grades who completed the Children's Theatre of Wauwatosa drama classes.

Mercy Academy

The forensics students are busy preparing for the state meet, which will be held in Oconomowoc on Saturday, March 28.

Our Redeemer Lutheran

Katy Root's 4-year-old kindergarten class was busy the week of March 9. They read "Bartholomew and the Oobleck" by Dr. Seuss and made oobleck with two cups of cornstarch and one cup of water. They also constructed shamrock boys and girls and went on a shamrock hunt.

Roosevelt Elementary

The school celebrated St. Patrick's Day on March 17 with the Cashel Dennehy Irish Dancers, who performed at an all-school assembly.

St. Joseph

The sixth-grade girls basketball team won the St. Bernard tournament the weekend of March 6. Colleen Scott won the tournament free-throw contest. The eighth-grade boys B-team took first place in their division, and Alex Lessila was a unanimous selection to the all-tournament team. The eighth-grade boys A-team also took first place in their division, and was invited to the Padre Serra Tournament, where they won their first game March 6.

St. Jude the Apostle

On March 7, 32 students displayed their projects at the National History Day Regional competition in Madison at the State Historical Society. From that group, the work of 17 students was selected to advance to the state competition which will be held Saturday, May 2, in Madison.

St. Pius X

On March 19, students experienced a day of hunger. Parents did not send treats with their children, and supplied them only with a simple cold lunch or the students participated in the all-school hunger meal. The hunger meal consisted of rice with broth, bread and milk.

Underwood Elementary

Principal Michael Leach held his principal's coffee on March 17 at Perk and Pub, 12862 W. Bluemound Road. The event gives parents an opportunity to discuss school issues in an informal setting with Leach.

Washington Elementary

Students from Jennifer Kannass' junior kindergarten class presented a donation to the Washington PTA on March 12. Each year, the students do a service project by making cards out of their artwork to sell. The students then vote on which charitable organization should receive the proceeds. This year, the PTA was the recipient.

Wauwatosa East High

East will hold Hoops for Hope from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 28. The three-on-three basketball tournament will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Wauwatosa West High

Tryouts for the Tosa West Pom Team will be held from Monday, March 23, to Wednesday, March 25, in the school's learning center.

Whitman Middle

There will be a three-on-three basketball tournament for sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-graders on Saturday, March 28, at Wauwatosa West High School, 11400 W. Center St.

Wilson Elementary

Second-graders went to the Wehr Nature Center at Whitnall Park on March 17. They learned about maple trees and maple sugaring's Native American origins. They also tried tapping a log, hiked through the woods to observe an old-time sugaring process and had real sap and syrup.

The following schools did not respond: Christ King, St. Bernard, St. John and Tosa School of Health Science and Technology.

To submit information, e-mail Lori Weiss at

lweiss@cninow.com.

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