News & Events from Elmbrook Schools

News & Events from Elmbrook Schools


Special Education Parent Advisory Board Event Jan. 12
Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) in the Elmbrook School District
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Elmbrook Schools Central Administrative Offices, 13780 Hope Street, Brookfield
For more information, visit www.elmbrookschools.org.

Gifted & Talented Parent Advisory Board Event Jan. 12
"From Houses to Blocks – The Transition from Middle to High School Schedule"
Thursday,  Jan. 12,  9 - 10:30 a.m.
Elmbrook Schools Central Administration Offices, 13780 Hope Street, Brookfield
For more information, visit www.elmbrookschools.org.

Kindergarten Open Houses Jan. 31
Kindergarten Open Houses will be held at Brookfield Elementary, Burleigh, Dixon, Swanson and Tonawanda on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 6:15 p.m. Families with children who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2012 will be receiving a packet of information in mid-January with their school assignment, an invitation to the open house and registration materials. If you have a Kindergarten-eligible child and do not receive a packet in the mail by mid-January, please contact your elementary school or Elmbrook's Communications Department at 262-783-2960. We look forward to welcoming new Kindergarten students to our schools!


Wisconsin Leaders of Tomorrow Nominees Announced
Congratulations to the following students who have been nominated by staff and community members to be included in the 2012 Wisconsin Leaders of Tomorrow program. The program requires much of these students, but gives back valuable leadership experience through the activities included in the year long program. Wisconsin Leaders of Tomorrow – Elmbrook Chapter is an affiliate of International Leadership Network (ILN) in St. Louis, Missouri which is endorsed by the schools in our community. WLT places strong emphasis on student leadership. Board members are representatives from service organizations in the area, with liaison representation from private and public schools. 2012 WLT Nominees are Katie Ahrens, Robert Billings, Nicole Carlin, Allison Earl, Sarah Fotsch, Deborah Cate Garcia, Haley Gray Hoehn, Amanda Houchens, Yi Jiang, Chris Lara, Claire Obertin, Erik Oimoen, Morgan Orcholski, Edward Porter, Sai-Suma Samudrala, Jessica Schmeling, Lauren Schweitzer, Christine Tang, Abbie Taylor and TJ Voelske.


WHMS Presents “Here’s Lookin’ at You, Broadway” Feb. 2 - 4

Come and hear your favorite songs from the glory days of Broadway performed by over 70 WHMS cast and crew members.  Music composed by Irving Berlin, Rogers and Hammerstein, Frank Loesser, Stephen Sondheim, Burt Bacharach and more!  Shows that are represented include: Annie Get Your Gun, Easter Parade, South Pacific, Guys and Dolls, Grease, Hair and Hairspray! There's something for everyone and the show is appropriate for all ages.

Performances will be held at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts on Thursday, Feb. 2nd and Friday, Feb. 3rd at 7 p.m. as well as Saturday, Feb. 4th at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students and seniors (65 and older). Tickets can be purchased beginning Jan. 8 at the Wilson Center Box Office or by calling 262-781-9520 Monday through Friday 12 noon – 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Internet sales are available 24 hours a day at www.wilson-center.com. Just click the 'Buy Tickets' link. 

Please Note:  Phone orders are assessed a service charge per order.  Internet sales have a per ticket service charge plus a $2 handling fee. The auditorium will open 20 minutes prior to performance. Refreshments will be offered at intermission with proceeds benefitting the WHMS Music and Theater Departments. Please contact Erica Wilkinson (262) 785-3960 ext. 1381 for more information.


Burleigh’s Geography Bee
Thursday, Jan. 5th, members of the National Geographic Geography Bee Club at Burleigh Elementary school participated in an official Geo Bee. Club members had been preparing for the event over the past month, using study resources, online quizzes and games. More than 20 4th and 5th graders competed to test their knowledge of world geography, trying to decipher questions that many adults couldn't answer. All participants competed in an exciting Preliminary round, in which each student answered seven questions. The six highest scoring students advanced to the Final round. From the Final round, Mark B. and Peter G. advanced to the Championship round that consisted of three written questions. Fourth grader Mark B. was the champion of the 2012 Burleigh Geography Bee. Mark will take a written test in an attempt to qualify for the state-level National Geographic Geography Bee. Over 500 Wisconsin schools are taking part in the event, which culminates in a televised national final in Washington D.C. Congratulations to all the participants!

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