The school year is off and running.
East High School
Chef Foods received an updated culinary facility. Students are getting more practical and professional experience in the new kitchens.
The Wauwatosa School District is eager to be offering AP Research for the first time at both high schools this year after offering AP Seminar at both schools last year. These two courses are a part of an exciting new curriculum offered by the AP College Board. This curriculum culminates in an AP Capstone Diploma, and the students who successfully complete the requirements of this program are recognized as student scholars by the AP College Board.
East's annual AP art in-house field trip will be on Friday, Oct. 14. Fourteen colleges from around the U.S. will be here to review our student work.
Students in East's symphony orchestra class took a crack at composing in small groups last week by creating music that represented various emotions and performing them for the class. Students used all kinds of instruments for their compositions, ranging from their traditional string instruments to snaps, claps, and chants.
At Eisenhower students are working to develop "Team IKE" for the 2016-17 school year. Students and staff are making plans for how to work together as a team to learn and grow. Every student is a vital part of the community and can contribute to "be the cause" of Eisenhower being the best!
The school year is off and running. The art students have started their first project of the upcoming school year - creating peace poles. The idea was proposed due to the recent violence and unrest in Milwaukee. Making this art piece allows open discussions related to these issues and promotes a peaceful means of dealing with conflict. The student shave been given wood poles of various sizes. They were asked to paint or embellish their piece using colors, words and images that reflect a peaceful message. When they are completed they will be displayed inthe front of the school.
JK students at Lincoln are excited to be starting the school year. They have been working on learning classroom routines, getting to know new friends and their teacher and discovering the power of YET. We are working on name and color activities and enjoy reading stories with their third-grade book buddies. They made a class book all about their favorite colors. Soon they will be reading and illustrating their own book about Brown Bear.
The fifth grade focus for the month of September is to build relationships among the entire fifth grade class and the staff members. Through various team building activities, we are creating safe cultural classrooms by providing specific praises and explicit expectations. Our goal is to facilitate a positive learning environment in order for all to persevere.
Our Redeemer Lutheran
The families of Our Redeemer Lutheran had an exciting day on Sunday, Sept. 11. The Back-to-School Picnic was held as the final event of a momentous day for the church and school. Pastor Andrew Steinke was installed as senior pastor of Our Redeemer in a 9:30 a.m. church service, followed by a reception for the Steinke family, guests and Our Redeemer members. The school picnic, which followed the reception, included a full buffet lunch, a maze house and picnic games for the families.
Students in grades 4K through eight enjoyed a special Team Building Day on Friday, Sept. 16. Students were assigned to multi-age level teams and completed tasks, challenges and events with their team throughout the day. This is the second year that Team Building occurred. It has served to strengthen relationships among different age students, promote empathy and understanding and provide fun to begin the year as the ORLS family.
Roosevelt's Annual Fun Fair will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16. This welcome-back carnival includes family favorites such as games, inflatables, sno-cones, cotton candy, popcorn, face painting and more. Roosevelt families will enjoy catching up with old friends and meeting new ones while enjoying old-fashioned fun!
Washington Elementary School:
Teachers at Washington spent the first several days of the school year working with students to build a sense of community and belonging throughout each of our classrooms. As we embark on another year at Washington our teachers are playing close attention to making sure all students feel comfortable and safe as they adjust to the new routine again. In addition, our teachers are committed to increasing opportunities for student choice throughout all academic areas as an effort to increase student engagement throughout the school.