The fourth grade is looking forward to an exciting end of the year. They will be taking trips to Lapham Peak to hike around and do team-building activities. They will finish their Wisconsin history unit with a trip to Madison.
The third-grade classes had a great time at Jacobus Park on Tuesday. After a nice picnic lunch, they spent their time picking garlic mustard, a very pretty but very invasive plant species. They filled more than fifteen garbage bags. They will do a bit more picking next week before their other Jacobus Park activities throughout the spring.
Lincoln School first-graders have been collecting food for the Tosa Food Pantry. On May 23 they pulled it to the pantry in their wagons. The first grade and the food pantry have collaborated for 20 years. First-graders also collected pennies to buy books to be donated to the food pantry for families with children.
The fourth grade recently visited the Capitol in Madison and the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. The guided tour of the Capitol included the Rotunda, the Supreme Court and the the Governor's Conference Room. Across the street the students explored exhibits showing American military history, past and present. The fourth grade student's next trip is touring the past at Old World Wisconsin. The students will see settlements established by European immigrants in American's heartland. They will try a variety of 19th-century outdoor games and visit a blacksmith shop and general store.
The students at McKinley are using a lot of movement with scarves and ribbons in kindergarten through the second grade as they learn about music. All students are also using the barred Orff instruments (glockenspiels and xylophones) to perform pieces that involve improvisation and also songs by composers. The fourth- and fifth-graders are becoming very strong in recorder playing.
Our Redeemer Lutheran
Third- and fourth-graders at Our Redeemer participated in the first ever First Responders Recognition Sunday at ORLC. As a way of thanking firefighters, policemen and EMT's, the service included special music and songs, sermon and bagpipes. A light brunch was served and children enjoyed the police cars and fire trucks.
ORLS girls took third place in the Wisconsin State LSA track and field meet held at Wisconsin Lutheran College last Saturday.
Pilgrim Lutheran will celebrate its eighth-grade graduation at 6 p.m. June 7. It is the school's first graduating class.
The Libro Detective Spanish Reading contest ended and Madison and Wilson won the district wide competition. Roosevelt completed 115 graphic organizers and read 2,710 minutes in Spanish. At Roosevelt the upper grades have been challenged to a Spanish-off by staff. Students can choose participating staff and try to stump them in a conversation in the target language.
St. Joseph School
Eighth-graders had an opportunity to tour and hear about the history of St. Benedict the Moor (St. Ben's) parish, meal program and health clinic. A check from the proceeds of the annual Eighth Grade Carnival was presented to Bill Solberg, representing Columbia St. Mary's, and Bill Malooly, social worker at St. Ben's, to help with the cost of providing health care to homeless and other less fortunate people living in the area. Eight-graders are preparing to graduate June 3.
In celebration of another year of responsible, respectful, and safe behaviors, Underwood students, staff, and families will join together for the PBIS Family Picnic. The picnic will be held on the playground during the lunch hour Thursday, May 26.
Washington Elementary's Junior Girl Scout Troop 8391 has worked all year to build a Little Free Library. The troop raised funds, gathered support, designed and built the library. The troop will earn a community Bronze Award for completing the project — the highest honor junior scouts can achieve. The members will receive their ribbons at 2 p.m. June 7 at the school.
Children's House students practiced cursive, observed worms in their classroom environment, read and talked about the book 'Trouble at the Lake' and what to do when someone needs help. Lower Elementary students continue to work on their multicultural research. Upper Elementary students choose articles, read, summarized and created a comprehension quiz using Google Forms for their classmates to take once they have read the article, too. Adolescent Program students are studying plants, land, gardens, photosynthesis and ecosystems. They are also planting vegetables in the new raised garden beds and exploring angle and triangle relationships in math.
The school congratulates the 2016 Woodland Conference Academic All Stars. These are the top eight students of the senior class of 2016: Brenna Blaney, Ella Hagopian, Nick Hagopian, Abby Kuehn, Alec Lau, Peter Lehman, Zoe Stack, and Megan Stoffel.
This week all students at Wilson/WSTEM participated in an all-school TRY-athlon. Students chose goals of various lengths and distances to aim for and worked to reach their goals. The events were scooter swimming, jumping rope and running.
The Recreation Department seeks to remind those who have not yet registered for the summer school program to do so by May 27, which is the last day for on-line registration. The Wauwatosa Summer School Program is one of the state's largest and most diverse programs. Summer recreation program registration is ongoing throughout the summer. View the summer activity guide and summer school classes on the website at: www.tosarec.com.