In Our Schools: Sept. 26

Sept. 26, 2011

McKinley Elementary

Students prepared for The McKinley Mile during gym classes and learned to do the Macarena as a warm-up. More than 500 people signed up for the annual school run/walk.

Mercy Academy

The fifth- and sixth-grades are studying the Revolutionary War in history class. On Sept. 23, the class had a tea party. Students arrived in colonial costume and partook of tea, scones, crumpets, savories and pastries. Proper English tea etiquette was reviewed. During the tea party, students engaged in a political debate, Whigs vs. Tories, to discuss colonial grievances against England. A surprise happened in the final moments of the debate - the redcoats (seventh-grade boys) entered the classroom, presented the Writs of Assistance, and began to search colonists' belongings. Evidence of smuggled goods was discovered, and the offender taken off to jail.

Our Redeemer Lutheran

One hundred forty fifth- through eighth-grade students packed nutritious meals for hungry children in Haiti on Sept. 15. They packed enough meals to feed 72 children for a year. The meals will be delivered by the Feed My Starving Children organization.

Roosevelt Elementary

All students will have a chance to show their school spirit and work on physical fitness during the Fun Run fundraiser Friday. During the day, each student will have 20 minutes to run or walk laps in the field on a circuit designed by Chad Hoffman, physical education teacher.

St. Joseph

Thanks to the generosity of the Christian Women, the school has been able to purchase new desks, Smart Boards for 5-year-old kindergarten through grade eight classrooms and the science room, a new computer lab which was also equipped with a Smart Board, and new computers for the secretary and teachers. The fish fry, Ladies Night Out, rummage sale and Spring Luncheon help the Christian Women raise money.

St. Jude the Apostle

Starting the first of many service projects throughout the year, second-grade students are partnering with WITI-FOX 6 in the 2011 Condella's Coats for Kids campaign. Members of the community are encouraged to go through closets and donate usable children's winter coats, which will be cleaned by ITU and distributed by the Salvation Army. Coats in good condition may be brought to the school office through Oct. 7.

Underwood Elementary

The first-graders will take a field trip to the Wauwatosa Public Library on Friday to attend an introduction to the library and learn how to use the resources there.

Wauwatosa West High

Teacher Sarah Chavez will take the students in her classroom to Wil-O-Way every Thursday afternoon through November. The students will develop and strengthen life skills by independently organizing supplies, preparing nutritious snacks and meals, and working together.

Wilson Elementary/STEM

A mile-long run will be held Friday.

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