News & Events from Elmbrook Schools

News & Events from Elmbrook Schools


Board of Education Candidacy Filing Period Starts Dec. 1
Electors will vote on April 3, 2012 for the Elmbrook Schools Board of Education Area IV (the southeast section of the district) seat and an At-large seat. The filing period to declare candidacy for these seats is Dec. 1 - Jan. 3, 2012. If more than two candidates file for any office, a Feb. 21 primary election will be held. Candidates elected for each of these seats will serve three-year terms. Current annual compensation for Board of Education members is $3,600. Candidate Information Sessions will be held Thursday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 9 at 9 a.m. at the Elmbrook Schools Central Administrative Offices, 13780 Hope Street, Brookfield.
For more information on candidacy requirements, please visit www.elmbrookschools.org/boardelection or contact Deputy Election Clerk Pat Felde at 262-781-3030 ext. 1140.

Central Hosts 23rd Annual Golden Harvest Thanksgiving Dinner
Brookfield Central High School hosted the 23rd annual Golden Harvest Senior Citizens Thanksgiving Dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 16th. A turkey dinner, complete with all the fixings, was served to nearly 200 guests. Entertainment was provided by the student string ensemble, The Rosewood Quartet, and Dr. Gibson, superintendent of Elmbrook Schools, conducted a sing along. Members of Central's Student Council were present to help with set up, serving, assisting guests and clean up for the event. The dinner was made possible through the cooperation of Central's food service team, the custodial staff, Student Council and the front office staff. All involved with this annual event look forward to it each year.

FAIRVIEW SOUTH SCHOOL                    

Raffle Tickets For Sale - Great Prizes! Craft Fair & Silent Auction!
In conjunction with FVS Annual Craft Fair and Silent Auction we are having a raffle with 3 prize packages:

  • Prize A:  iPad2 Package - iPad2, 32 GB wifi, iPad2 cover, earbuds, $50 iTunes gift card
  • Prize B: Disney Package - 4 One Day Hopper Passes to Disneyworld; $1,000 Gift Card; Disney Goodies Basket
  • Prize C: Great Wolf Getaway - 2 nights lodging at the Great Wolf Resort in the Dells, 4 tickets to Mt. Olympus and Top Secret, $100 Gift Card for restaurants

Tickets are on sale at Fairview South - 1 ticket for $5 or 5 tickets for $20
Advance ticket sales - call FVS 262-781-9464
Drawing: Friday, Dec. 2 at Craft Fair
Craft Fair is 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
You do not need to be present to win.
Snow Day Monday, Dec. 5

FVS Winter Sing-A-Long and Reception, Dec. 20 at 1:30 p.m.
Fairview South will host a Winter Sing-A-Long for students, parents and guests on Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 1:30 p.m. in the gym. There will be a reception with refreshments to follow.



WHMS Music Department Upcoming Events
The Wisconsin Hills Music Department is pleased to announce upcoming holiday performances. Come enjoy sounds of the season. The events are free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

Thursday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m, WHMS Gym
Band-O-Rama - featuring 6/7/8th grade Band 

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m, WHMS Gym
Winter Choral Festival - featuring 7/8th grade Showcase Singers, 6th grade Select Singers & Brookfield Central High School Chorus

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 7 p.m., Wilson Center
Orchestra Concert - featuring 6/7/8th grade Orchestra 

Friday, Dec. 16, 7:30 a.m., WHMS Gym
All School Assembly – featuring 7th grade Band, Orchestra, Chorus and Jazz Band                                                  



Skylight Opera to Visit Burleigh
The Skylight Opera Company will be presenting "The Standard Songbook" to Burleigh's second grade students on Friday, Dec. 2nd from 1:30 – 2:15 p.m. FAB (Fine Arts at Burleigh) is sponsoring this interactive and entertaining show, which introduces our second grade students to music and concepts through song and stories. This offering integrates the fine arts into the Elmbrook second grade writing curriculum and standards.



We DID Fill the Bus – THANK YOU!!!
Thank you to all families who donated items for our FILL THE BUS Food Drive. Dixon collected 1,500 items and Hillside, Brookfield Elementary and Swanson Schools all collected and donated items as well. Nearly 5,000 items were donated to the Hunger Task Force.



Swanson Has a New National Board Certified Teacher
Mr. Dan Gebauer, one of Swanson's fifth-grade teachers, has achieved National Board Certification as a Generalist / Middle Childhood. National Board Certification is an advanced teaching credential. As part of the certification process, candidates complete 10 assessments in their certificate areas. The assessments include four portfolio entries that feature teaching practice and six constructed response exercises that assess content knowledge which are completed at an assessment center.
NBPTS Standards and National Board Certification give teachers and schools the tools to define and measure teaching excellence. NBPTS Standards are based on the Five Core Propositions that form the foundation for what all accomplished teachers should know and be able to do and provide a reference that helps educators link teaching standards to teaching practice. 
Five Core Propositions:

  • Teachers are committed to students and their learning.
  • Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students.
  • Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning.
  • Teachers think systematically about their practice and learn from experience.
  • Teachers are members of learning communities.

Mr. Gebauer has completed this year-long process and has been awarded the distinction of being a National Board Certified Teacher. We congratulate him on his accomplishment!


Project Care
The second graders, along with their fourth grade buddy classes, are collecting travel size and sample toiletries for a local shelter. If you are able to help us out with Project Care, please send your donations with your child to a second or fourth grade classroom. All collections are due by Dec. 15. There will be a box in the main hallway to place donations. Thank you very much for your support!

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