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In Our Schools: Feb. 7

Feb. 7, 2012

Christ King

As part of our Catholic Schools Week activities, students participated in the Pennies for Patients program. Each day, the kids proudly donated a different denomination to this worthy cause. The proceeds go toward the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, in an effort to find a cure for blood cancers. The Christ King community has been hit particularly hard by this deadly disease, and all involved have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the school community.

Eisenhower Elementary

Families will celebrate the all-school reading of "The Magician's Elephant" during Family Fun Night on Friday.

Kradwell

Last semester, students began learning the art of digital storytelling. Carol Burns of Marquette University visited Kradwell weekly, helping students and faculty learn about the tools and technology used in creating these stories. Marquette University's IT department donated all the necessary equipment to make this project a success.

Lincoln Elementary

The school benefited from Pizzeria Piccola Night on Tuesday. A portion of tips from dine-in and carry-out orders was donated to the PTO.

Longfellow Middle

Julian Bliss, international clarinet virtuoso, will present a brief concert and talk as part of a tour of the United States. Bliss has several albums on the market and travels the world soloing with many fine orchestras. Professors and band directors from neighboring school districts have been invited to this rare and much sought after opportunity.

McKinley Elementary

Family Fun Night will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 10. Activities include bounce houses, tattoos, memory photos from VIP, a cupcake walk and assorted carnival games. This year's theme, "The Stars of McKinley," features student-created decorations displayed throughout the area.

Mercy Academy

In honor of Catholic Schools Week, students demonstrated their school spirit and enjoyed several special events. All week, the school was decorated with posters promoting the unique aspects of Mercy's small classes and classical curriculum. In addition, on Dress Down Day, students were able to forgo their uniforms in favor of jeans and shirts promoting favorite sports team. Another day, students watched a movie while enjoying refreshments. A Mass on St. Blaise's Feast Day included a traditional blessing of throats. The Mercy Academy choir sang and several students played their recorders. Fifth-grader Lizzy Elfelt led the congregation as she sang the responsorial psalm. Eucharistic Adoration also was offered after Mass for students and families.

Our Redeemer Lutheran

Kindergarten registration night was held Jan. 30 for students entering 3-, 4- and 5-year-old kindergarten. Families interested in enrollment in any grade may call the school office for information or to schedule a school tour.

Roosevelt Elementary

Sweet Treat Morning gave parents a chance to enjoy treats with their children before classes began Tuesday.

St. Joseph

On Sunday, more than 78 students in grades three through eight participated in the John Hochhaus Forensic Tournament.

St. Jude the Apostle

Extra-curricular clubs are well under way, with students enjoying a variety of disciplines in which to immerse themselves. The Bowling Club just ended a successful eight-week run, while the Lego, chess and stock market clubs are just beginning to meet. Poms, a new dance club, is proving popular, and the long-standing math club is preparing to compete in the regional MathCounts Competition, held at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. An open house for prospective new students will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 20. Families are invited to tour and observe a day in the life of a St. Jude student.

Wauwatosa Catholic

The "Learner Profile" is made up of attributes for which all International Baccalureate schools strive. They are that students strive to be: inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, caring, risk-takers, principled, open-minded, balanced and reflective. Each month Wauwatosa Catholic School highlights one of the Learner Profile words through a schoolwide book, written reflections and discussion. In January, Wauwatosa Catholic School students showed they are open-minded by being receptive to differences, new ideas, people and experiences.

Wauwatosa East High

Junior/Parent Information Night was held Monday. A comprehensive presentation was given to parents and students about post-secondary options and funding. Students received an explanation of the college application process, various college admission testing programs, financial aid options and the information available in the school's career resource center.

Wilson Elementary/STEM

In conjunction with February as Heart Health Awareness Month, students continued participating in the Heart Adventure Activity Challenge on Monday.

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