East High School
The Tosa East Players are presenting a showcase of 77 years of Tosa East Theatre. Come see all of your favorite shows again on the Tosa East Stage – from “The Fantasticks” to “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” to “Hairspray” to “Tarzan,” this show presents little bits of nearly every show Tosa East has done in its 77-year existence. Enjoy the beautiful newly-renovated theater and be wowed by a visual spectacle of song, dance, acrobatics and witty banter. Shows are March 24, 25, 26, 31 and April 1 and 2. Tickets are on sale now at www.TosaEastTheatre.org.
The Tosa East ProStart team is preparing for the Wisconsin ProStart Invitational. They competed Tuesday, March 14 at the Midwest Food Expo in Milwaukee. They created a three-course meal using only two portable burners and no electricity.
National Honor Society students packed 720 boxes for the elderly last week at Hunger Task Force.
Wauwatosa Montessori School has started a global community partnership with Ms. Asma Zaidi, a Montessori principal who currently lives and works at the Shriram Montessori School in Hyderabad, India and has also lived and worked in Dubai and London. Asma is currently staying in Wauwatosa through May and is volunteering with the Wauwatosa Montessori School and helping teachers to give opportunities to students to interact, communicate and learn about India, their culture, geography, Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Islam and more. WMS students and staff are excited to be building this global connection with another Montessori school that they can use for ongoing learning, communication and interaction.
Roosevelt students are engaged in a month of kindness. We have created secret missions to help brighten the days of our staff and to help make our school a better place. We will be spreading words of kindness to our classmates by writing postcards. With the support of our PTA, students will attend The Pro-Kids Show with Tim Hannig, which promotes character building. Families are invited to attend evening performances.
Chorus students at Underwood School are preparing for two concerts. The first is the District Choral Festival which is held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 at East High School. Underwood chorus students will be performing with choral students from all the schools in our school district. We are also preparing for our Spring Concert in May. The chorus is learning a variety of Beatles songs to sing for the school and their parents. Fifth-grade band students continue to work on improving their playing skills on their band instruments. They have worked on learning to count and play eighth-note rhythm patterns during the second trimester. They are also learning how to use dynamics (loud and soft sounds) when playing to make their performance more musical.
Band students are currently preparing music for two concerts: the Wauwatosa All-City Elementary Band Festival, Tuesday April 4, 7 p.m. at the East High School Gym, featuring over 250 band students from all elementary schools in Wauwatosa performing as one large band; and the Underwood Spring Concert, Tuesday May 16 at 7 p.m.
Students across all grade levels have been working extremely hard on collaborative math tasks and justifying their answers. During these times, students will engage in a story problem that may have multiple answers. By allowing students to rationalize, reason and justify to others, they are becoming better at discussion and debate. The collaborative nature of the work creates an environment where all ideas are welcome, and respectful debate is too. Students become more motivated to share and learn together when they are given this learning opportunity.
The seventh-grade students at Wauwatosa Catholic are connecting with seventh-graders from a school in Santiago, Chile. The classes recently connected on Kidblog. The students from Chile are working not only on their English, but also on digital citizenship skills. In the coming weeks, students will be exchanging recorded video greetings. They will be commenting on student work posted on Kidblog. This is a great opportunity for each class to realize they are interacting with students from another country.
WSTEM got creative with their celebration of Pi Day. They hosted a school fundraiser Chili/Pi night. Classrooms worked on recipes of their own during the day, discussing the science behind combining ingredients. Parents brought in pies and chili of their own for a wonderful night of tasting.
Our Wilson Junior Kindergarten class took a trip to the Milwaukee Art Museum. Throughout the school year, they have closely examined works of various artists and tried their hand at recreating some famous works by Kandinsky, Calder, Katz and Klee.