In Our Schools: March 12

March 12, 2012

Christ King

The school community commends all the students who competed in the recent Knights of Columbus Knowledge Contest, and extends congratulations to all of the first-, second- and third-place winners in the categories of math and spelling. The school also applauds the achievement of seven 2009 Christ King graduates who were named to the National Honor Society at Wauwatosa West High School.

Eisenhower Elementary

The student body has earned a Box Top Reward, so the Cashel Dennehy Irish dancers will entertain the students Tuesday.

Jefferson Elementary

The School Skate was held March 8 at Incredi-Roll.


Kradwell Middle School students are off on an adventure in problem-solving and social skills, working on a Lego Robotics unit. Students use these important skills to create and program a moving robot.

Lincoln Elementary

The third- and fourth-graders will attend a German assembly featuring Uwe Kind, an international communicator from Germany, on March 22.

Madison Elementary

Parents of students in kindergarten through fifth grade will have a chance to discuss school issues with the principal during a Principal's Coffee on March 22.

McKinley Elementary

The following committee chair opportunities are available for 2012-13: Art for Youth, Book Fair (co-chair with Beth Thuli), Box Tops, Caps for Cash, Family Fun Night, Fifth Grade Brown Bag Lunch, Fifth Grade Lunch, Market Day, McKinley Spirit Wear Sales, Parent Resource Library, Publishing Center - Book Covers, Scholarship Representative and Teacher Treats. More information is available on the school website.

Mercy Academy

Fourth-grader Michael Wolf has started an after-school prayer club for his classmates. Michael organized a list of traditional Catholic prayers - such as the Our Father, Hail Mary and Memorare - for the fourth-graders to recite in Mercy's chapel before departing each day. Since the prayer club began, older and younger students have joined too. As part of the Latin exam, students in seventh- and eighth-grade memorized the Our Father, or Pater Noster, in Latin. In other news, each member of Mercy Academy's Forensics team has qualified for the upcoming state tournament in Neenah. At a recent meet, sixth-grader Charlie Gutierrez and seventh-graders Charlie Klein and John Paul Elfelt won blue ribbons. Seventh-grader Matt Murphy won a first-place trophy in Poetry. Seventh-grader Emily Wichgers and sixth-grader Mary Rose Courchaine won a first-place trophy in Group Interpretation.

Our Redeemer Lutheran

The boys and girls basketball teams captured the Wisconsin State Lutheran School Championship title in their respective categories at Concordia University earlier this month. Each of these teams will advance to the National Championships at Valparaiso University from March 28 to 31. The girls team won the national title last year, so will make their appearance as the defending champs.!

St. Joseph

After a recent all-school Mass, teacher Rosemary Wirth told students about the Tosa Cares program. She explained the needs of the families, right here in Tosa, that make use of the service. The school is helping out by holding a Lenten food drive. Outside the school office is a visual representation of what has been collected. The hearts represent all of the peanut butter and jelly collected. The suns represent cereal. Next week, handprints will represent the canned tuna, chicken and beef stew that will have been brought in. In other news, the school is still accepting student registrations. Call the school office, (414) 771-4626, Ext. 120, to set up a time for a personal tour.

Wauwatosa Catholic

Students will celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style. A highlight of Friday's celebration will be a performance by the Trinity Irish Dancers.

Wauwatosa East High

Elizabeth Williams-Grayson will be coaching and singing for East's choir students this week. Williams-Grayson has sung internationally in operas and pop/classical concerts, as well as on Broadway and television. She also has acting experience.

Wauwatosa West High

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Madhatters will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday to raise money for West's stage. This is a nationally recognized, all-male, a cappella singing and performance group. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at A reception with the singers will follow the show.

Whitman Middle

Students will perform "Alice in Wonderland, Junior," a fast-paced, musical. The audience will join Alice's madcap adventures in Wonderland as she chases the White Rabbit, races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with the Tweedles, raps with a bubble-blowing caterpillar and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game. Shows will be performed at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $10 per adult and $5 per student; children 6 and younger get in free.

Wilson Elementary

Fourth-graders will take a field trip to the Capitol to observe how state government operates and what the role of a good citizen is.

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