News & Events from Elmbrook Schools

News & Events from Elmbrook Schools

Board of Education Candidacy Filing Period Began Dec. 1 — Candidate Info Sessions Dec. 8 and 9
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, 2011 - 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.

2012-13 Redistricting Plan Approved
On Nov. 22, the Board of Education approved a 2012-13 redistricting plan following the decision to close Hillside Elementary School effective 2012-113. Detailed redistricting information is available at http://www.elmbrookschools.org/2012redistricting. This page will be updated frequently as transition planning continues.

Elmbrook High Schools Compete in 2011 Science Competition
Two teams of science students from each of Elmbrook's high schools competed Nov. 22 at Milwaukee School of Engineering's 2011 Science Competition. Students competed individually on four tests — general science, biology, chemistry and physics — and also worked in teams of eight on a team exam. High schools from the metro-Milwaukee area as well as schools from the Madison area and northern Illinois brought teams to the competition.

On the individual tests, Brookfield Central had award winners in the top six on two tests: Sam Soik in chemisty and Nikil Prasad in physics. The students received certificates in recognition of their achievement. Participating on the teams from BCHS were the following GT students accompanied by GT Coordinator Elyce Moschella: Mikayla Kelley, Neal Mathes, Matthew Post, Nikil Prasad, Molly Protz, Sai-Suma Samudrala, Madeleine Severance and Corinne Trott (BCHS Team 1) and Sarah Fotsch, Anthony LaBrasca, Thomas Markey, Jennifer Niemann, Jordan Patt, Abigail Rufer, Natalie Schmitz and Sam Soik (BCHS Team 2).


Honor Roll Students
Congratulations to our honor roll students that have earned a grade point average of 3.25 or higher during the first term of 2011-12. The honor roll list is available at www.elmbrookschools.org/brookfield-east-high-school/index.html.


Holiday Tradition Continues at WHMS
For the last 15 years, a holiday tradition has been established at Wisconsin Hills Middle School that integrates academic curriculum (mental math of fractions, percentages and decimals) and a charitable spirit of giving to the less fortunate of our community. It is the annual 7th Grade Gift Giving Field Trip.

After weeks of classroom instruction and preparation, the culminating activity is for six busloads of students, teachers and parents to meet at the mall to use their mental math skills to shop for needy families. After a morning of comparison shopping and math skills, each group has lunch, then sets out to shop for the person whose wish will come true. The students decide which store has the best value for their money and purchase the gifts. Boston Store, J.C. Penney and Sears all discount merchandise, so gifts are more affordable. The gift is later wrapped and tagged for distribution to the individual. Smiles and feelings of good will are abundant when students get their picture taken with their gift at the end of the field trip.

Where does this money come from each year, you might ask? Every student is given a bank and each family saves their change for weeks to help purchase these presents, so the motto "a little change makes a lot of cents" becomes true. The students, parents and staff of Wisconsin Hills Middle School collaborate their time and energy to make this a memorable event each year.


Winter Concert — “Dress Your Best”
Dec. 20th is "dress your best" day as 4th and 5th grade students entertain the Brookfield Elementary community with a Winter Concert. The band, orchestra and chorus will be showcasing their musical talent.

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