Monday, April 15, 2013
Dan Pavletich and his staff have helped give students a note taking style that they say leads to critical thinking and better equipping students for the future.
The transition from high school to college has always challenged students. That’s why Principal Dan Pavletich and the faculty at Brookfield East incorporated the Cornell note-taking strategy six years ago into their daily curriculum. “We as a staff tried to think of a way to get students to think more critically about the topics we were teaching,” Pavletich said. That’s when they agreed on the Cornell note taking idea. “There have been countless studies done showing that there are benefits in using this system,” Pavletich said. Cornell note taking — developed by Cornell University professor in the 1950s — is a three-part process. The students divide their paper into three separate portions (see photograph). Within the first section, …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Help a local senior girl scout work toward earning a Mac Book Pro for college and aid in sending care packages to troops overseas.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Business owner monitoring remote cameras spotted two people in the gas station after receiving a burglary alarm.
A 29-year-old Brookfield man was caught in the act when he was burglarizing a Waukesha gas station, according to the Waukesha Police Department. A business owner thought the burglary alert at the Hop It Market, 1610 Lincoln Ave., was just a false alarm at 4 a.m. Wednesday. But when he checked the gas station’s cameras remotely, he saw two people inside. The Waukesha Police Department set up a perimeter at the business with the assistance of the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department as well as the Waukesha County Regional Bearcat, which is an armored rescue vehicle, according to a news release from Capt. Ron Oremus. Two people – a 29-year-old Brookfield man and a 25-year-old Colgate man – were arrested at 5:35 a.m. when they exited the …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Brookfield has joined the 4,000 videos posted a day craze of the Harlem Shake. Watch a guy do the Shake in a sleeping bag. Do the Harlem Shake!
Move aside Gangnam Style, the new Harlem Shake is here. Throngs of folks are posting the viral videos on YouTube and other social media, and folks in Brookfield aren't missing out on the action. In one of the videos, you'll see some guys relaxing on a couch and playing video games. All of the sudden, everyone breaks out dancing in barely there clothing and what looks to be a guy dancing in a sleeping bag. In another video you'll see kids doing homework and then...well you know. Harlem Shake! What began as a simple video of a few guys in costume dancing to a techno beat has quickly turned into one the Internet's latest viral memes. NPR says 30 second fan videos like these are the reason why DJ Baauer's “Harlem Shake” song is topping the …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Jeremy Field, of Brookfield, was a runner-up in the contest.
A Brookfield boy is the owner of a new Kindle after receiving a top prize from the Read to Lead in Wisconsin State Parks program, according to a news release from Gov. Scott Walker. Jeremy Field, of Brookfield, was among 10 runner-ups in the contest. Annika Isaacson, of Sauk City, won the grand prize – a Kindle Fire. More from the governor’s news release: From Kenosha to Superior and points in between, more than 300 children ages 5 to 9 discovered more about nature and sharpened their reading skills this past year by reading a total of 8,225 books through the Read to Lead in Wisconsin State Parks program. The program, part of the Governor Walker’s Read to Lead initiative, paired a state park with a nature book to make a weekly reading …
Monday, January 14, 2013
If you could make a New Year's resolution for Brookfield, what would it be?
More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money. As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what could we do right here in Brookfield to make it an even better place to live? Is the Zoo Interchange project most important? Does Elmbrook need 4K? What is on your Brookfield wish list? What is one thing you would improve in 2013? Tell us in the comment section below or blog about why you love living here!
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The old village area of Brookfield, along Brookfield Road, will be kicking off the holidays with its own tree lighting ceremony and much more.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Wisconsin is one of 42 states that offer the lottery game; find Brookfield and Elm Grove Powerball ticket retailers and tips on how to play here.
So maybe you didn't get that large screen TV at Walmart because you weren't there early enough or valued your own personal safety to wait until later. It may not matter if you can manage get to local stores to buy a lottery ticket by 8 p.m. Wednesday. The Powerball estimated jackpot now sits at $550 million, according to the Powerball website, the largest in its history. The previous top windfall was $365 million, and was claimed by eight co-workers in Lincoln, NE, in 2006. The Powerball numbers for Saturday were 22-32-37-44-50, and the Powerball was 34. The lottery claimed more than 2 million winners on the Nov. 24 drawing, but no jackpot winners among the 42 states which participate. The jackpot could end up being higher in the days …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Black Friday means great deals—and huge crowds. What made it worth the wait for you this year?
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Books make great holiday gifts. Give your loved ones these books as stocking stuffers this holiday season.