In Our Schools: Nov. 15

Nov. 15, 2011

Christ King

The eighth-grade class is sponsoring a food drive to benefit those served by the local nonprofit Hope House. They have asked other students to bring in nonperishable food items to help with this worthy cause. After collecting and weighing the donations, the eighth-graders will deliver the food to Hope House and help stock the shelves. They are encouraging all fellow students to look outside themselves during the upcoming holiday season.

Eisenhower Elementary

Senior kindergartners will attend the Tree-rific Colors program at Greenfield Park on Wednesday. The students will learn about many aspects of trees, including structure, types, lifecycle and adaptations for the seasons.

Jefferson Elementary

Several new books have been added to the parent resource center in the school library. They are "Mom, Jason's Breathing on Me: The Solution to Sibling Bickering" by Anthony E. Wolf, Ph.D., "The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder" by Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A., "Outliers: The Story of Success" by Malcom Gladwell, "Parenting With Love & Logic" by Foster Cline, M.D. and Jim Fay, and "SOS Help for Parents: A Practical Guide."

Lincoln Elementary

It's Performing Artist-in-Residence Week. The Lincoln PTO will host "Uprooted," Milwaukee's acclaimed African-American theater company. The week will consist of daily workshops in storytelling, character development and how to create play. Performances will be presented Friday as a culminating activity.

Longfellow Middle

The fall Box Tops Drive was such a big success the Student Council Community Committee has decided to collect boxt tops all year. All three grades reached their goal of bringing in 10 box tops per student and earned 20 minutes of extra recess. The school so far has raised $1,270. Collection boxes will remain in each home base classroom and outside the office. Any money raised beyond the $1,000 goal will be spent on items or programming chosen by Student Council.

Madison Elementary

Parents of kindergarten through second-grade students had an opportunity to discuss school happenings and concerns with Principal Lori Lester during a Principal's Coffee on Tuesday.

McKinley Elementary

The PTA is selling City Tins as a fundraiser. The City Tins contain $10 coaster coupons from 20 restaurants in the Milwaukee area. The City Tins will sell for $25. The PTA will profit $10 from each City Tin sold.

St. Jude the Apostle

Extracurricular clubs are in full swing, with students enjoying offerings in several disciplines. Spanish Club, moderated by teacher Sarah Shanebrook, meets weekly after school, providing interested students with a deeper immersion into Spanish culture, food, art and music. Meeting regularly first semester are the Yoga Club, Science Club, Math Club, Bowling Club and Art Club. Also, students and faculty are hosting the annual Fall Open House for prospective families on Nov. 17; tours will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Underwood Elementary

The first grade is taking a field trip to the Milwaukee County Zoo on Nov. 22.

Wauwatosa East High

The Red Raider Players will perform the heroic classic comedy "Cyrano de Bergerac" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The play will feature lavish period costumes created by student designer Hailey Rakowiecke and constructed by her crew. A stage combat artist has trained the Musketeers in dueling skills. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling (414) 773-2110.

Wauwatosa West High

In conjunction with National Art Portfolio Day, representatives from accredited colleges of art and design will offer presentations to AP art students Thursday. On Saturday, the representatives will be at Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design to review student portfolios and offer guidance on applying for scholarships.

Whitman Middle

The Lego Wolves robotics team earned third alternate to state.

Wilson Elementary/STEM

STEM students attended classes that related to the school's science curriculum at the Milwaukee County Zoo on Monday.

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