In Our Schools: March 27

March 28, 2012

Christ King

Boy Scout Troop 117 participated in the Scouting for Food program. Scouts began distributing grocery bags to neighborhood homes last weekend, then followed up to collect the bags of donated food items Saturday, despite the rainy conditions. Hundreds of pounds of food were delivered to Wauwatosa Fire Department No. 3 at the County Grounds.

Eisenhower Elementary

The first-graders performed "Stone Soup," a folk tale about making something from nothing and cooperation amid scarcity, Monday. The activity correlates to the students' work with the Treasure Literacy series.

Jefferson Elementary

A variety show is scheduled for 7 p.m. March 30 at the school. The show will feature talented students singing, dancing, acting and more. The event is sponsored by the Parent Teacher Association.

Lincoln Elementary

The third-graders participated in an intergenerational program at the Lutheran Home for the Aging on Tuesday. The Bloomin' Buddies program supplements the third-grade life education curriculum through which students learn about the important role of elderly people in the community.

Longfellow Middle

The Children's Theatre of Wauwatosa's Little Theatres performed "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" Wednesday at Longfellow Middle School. The event was free and open to the public. The cast was made up of children in grades three through seven who completed the Children's Theatre of Wauwatosa drama classes.

Mercy Academy

Mercy's matching grant campaign has raised slightly more than $9,000. Each donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $25,000, by several generous benefactors. Mercy students are selling Community Days coupon booklets for $5. The booklets are filled with coupons that can be used at Boston Store on April 26 and 27.

Our Redeemer Lutheran

The Parent Teacher League is busy. Last Friday was Family Game Night and on Wednesday, they served the Lenten dinner for the congregation.

Roosevelt Elementary

The Jacob Aldrich Memorial Blood Drive, sponsored by the Aldrich family in spring and fall, is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 31 at the school. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged. Visit, call (414) 810-4793 or email to schedule an appointment. Child care and baked goods will be provided. Donors should bring a donor card or identification.

St. John

On March 22, students in kindergarten through fourth grade enjoyed a fun-filled Discovery Day. The students participated in activities from golf to theater, chemistry to Tae Kwan Do, and much more. The upper grades were able to discover great things while spending a day away from school. The sixth- and eighth-graders traveled to Chicago to explore the Museum of Science and Industry and the seventh-graders journeyed to Camp Phillip in Wautoma for outdoor adventures. The fifth-graders went on a scavenger hunt, searching for clues around Wauwatosa.

St. Joseph

Alumni came back to provide service to the students and school. Over the past couple months, alumni have helped out in the after-school Homework Club, served as coaches for the forensics program, worked at St. Ben's and served and cleaned up at the auction. Megan Fink, Class of 2008, was chosen as a valedictorian at Divine Savior Holy Angels this year. Fink continues to volunteer her time at St. Joseph as a tutor at the Homework Club and a forensic coach.

St. Jude the Apostle

To make the season of Lent more meaningful, St. Jude students have been participating in weekly projects focusing on the theme of "Pray, Fast and Share." Recent activities included: A prayer card reminding students of the need for prayers for peace in our homes, schools, communities and world; star stickers given to each student to place on folders serving as a reminder to pray daily for someone particular in their lives; and leis were worn for one week as a visual reminder to students to "lei-off" teasing and other hurtful words.

Underwood Elementary

The fourth-graders will spend a night at Covenant Harbor in Lake Geneva as a supplement to science and social studies curriculum. While there, they will participate in many team-building activities. They will learn how Native Americans processed maple sap into syrup and how to use their senses to understand their surroundings during a guided night hike. The trip culminates with a climb to the top of a 55-foot climbing tower and the choice of riding a zip-line through the forest.

Wauwatosa Catholic

Families are collecting money for Catholic Relief Services' Operation Rice Bowl to help feed the hungry in the world. On April 5, Holy Thursday, in order for the children to experience hunger as many of the world's children do, the school is planning a Hunger Meal consisting of rice with broth, bread and milk. This is more than many children in world eat for an entire day.

Wauwatosa East High

Students will be recognized for demonstrating extraordinary effort during the course of the school year at an Achievers' Breakfast at 7 a.m. March 29. The students being honored have made concerted efforts to improve their performance, attitude or conduct or have displayed a positive attitude and/or work ethic.

Wauwatosa West High

There is a Multicultural Fair scheduled for 6 p.m. March 29. It includes light appetizers for sale, crafts, cultural booths, musical performances and more.

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