Monday, April 22, 2013
Emma Rose Paulson, a Brookfield Academy student diagnosed with cancer, launched a collection program to brighten the day of other cancer patients and families during their hospital stays.
As a teenager diagnosed with cancer, Emma Rose Paulson found herself spending time in and visiting the hospital on a regular basis. The life-changing experience wouldn't leave her in a state of negativity, though; instead, Emma was inspired to launch "A Patient Helping Patients," a charity that donates comfort items to cancer patients and their families, ranging from lip balm to nail polish as well as activities or movies to pass the time. "Since my diagnosis, many people have helped my family and me in many ways. Now, I want to do something to give back. I want to help other kids with cancer who are also being treated at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin," Emma wrote on the Facebook page for the organization. The first delivery to hospital…
Sunday, April 7, 2013
You don't have to wait until prom night 2013 to share those awesome pics. Share the fun of picking out that dress, snagging those designer shoes or picking out that really retro suit from Goodwill!
Brookfield Academy prom, the glamour event of the year for students and their families, is Saturday. It's one long photo op, and Brookfield Patch is the perfect place to share them with the community. There's no limit on the number of photos you can add. Share your shots from: And this isn't just for kids! Parents, you can upload your "classic" prom pictures. We had some great submissions last year! Just click the "Upload Photos and Videos" button to the left and show off those awesome pics!
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The students are eligible for a four-week Study Trip to Germany.
Five Brookfield students are being recognized by the American Association of Teachers of German for their outstanding performance on the annual National German Exam. A junior from Brookfield Academy and four seniors from Brookfield East High School earned a Gold Certificate The students are eligible for a four-week Study Trip to Germany granted by the AATG and the PAD, an office of the German Foreign Ministry.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Victim able to get in her vehicle and lock the door. Men flee on foot toward Brookfield Academy.
Editor's note: This story has been changed to reflect some information later learned about the incident. A woman was accosted in a Brookfield parking lot last Thursday afternoon. Three perpetrators, according to police, attempted to get into a woman's car with her in the parking lot of the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center, 19805 W. Capitol Drive, at 5:30 p.m. The perpetrators' intentions are unknown. The woman was able to get in her vehicle and lock the door, police said. The men fled toward Brookfield Academy on foot, according to the victim. "We set up perimeters and got a canine out there, but weren't able to come up with any suspects," Adlam said.
Monday, October 8, 2012
See who's in the playoffs and who's still on the bubble. And check out the WISN-TV (Channel 12) video report from East's win over Marquette Friday night.
With just one week remaining in the regular season, almost every high school football team in the Milwaukee Patch area knows its postseason fate. Almost every team. Muskego, Racine Horlick, Greendale, Martin Luther and Brookfield Academy all can lock up playoff berths with victories Friday, but losses would either eliminate them from contention or significantly hurt their chances. In the third edition of Patch’s Postseason Possibilities, we take another look at each high school team in the Milwaukee Patch area and break down its playoff chances. Records and scenarios are updated as of Oct. 7. Look for an update to include next weekend’s games by noon Oct. 15. (To get in, a team needs four or more league wins.) In for sure Brookfield East (…
Monday, October 1, 2012
Find out which high school football teams are in, out or fighting for the playoff lives. And check out the WISN video report from East's Homecoming game against West Allis Hale.
Hey, high school football fans, want to know if your favorite team will be playing in this year’s WIAA postseason? Want to know what they need to get in? Well, welcome to the second edition of Patch’s Postseason Possibilities, where we take a look at each high school team in the Milwaukee Patch area and breakdown its playoff chances. Records and scenarios are updated as of 11 a.m. Oct. 1. Look for an update to include this weekend’s game by noon Oct. 8. (To get in, a team needs four or more league wins.) In for sure Brookfield East (6-0, 5-0): The undefeated Spartans, led by quarterback Zach Damico (717 passing yards) have been spectacular all season and are eyeing a conference title. Sussex Hamilton (5-1, 4-1): The Chargers could be the …
Monday, September 24, 2012
Shortly after kicking off its 50th anniversary year, Brookfield Academy has a host of events planned for homecoming, including an inaugural induction of athletes into a Hall of Fame.
Time to tailgate! Brookfield Academy is hosting a Blue Knight STARS Homecoming Tailgate Party that starts at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Upper School, 3460 N. Brookfield Rd. Friday's tailgate and other family fun and games are preceded and succeeded by athletic games: On Saturday, the Five Star Run is at 11:30 a.m., an Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner at 5:30 p.m. honoring the first class of class of Hall of Fame inductees, and a homecoming dance. Are you attending any of these homecoming events? Bring your camera and share some photos on Patch! Click the green "Upload Photos" button here or add to Patch's Pics & Clips community photo gallery.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Brookfield Central's Carl Hirsch and Elizabeth Flatley were the first to cross the finish line Saturday at the invite in Muskego at which Brookfield Academy's teams also participated.
The Lancers' boys and girls varsity cross-country teams finished fifth and second place, respectively, in the weekend Warrior Invitational in Muskego. Brookfield Central boys scored 171 points — or fifth out of 16 teams — with Waukesha North taking top team honors with 71 points. Central's girls finished second out of 17 teams with 67 points, just seven points behind host Muskego. Individually, Lancer athletes topped their courses. Boys: Senior Carl Hirsch crossed the finish line in a time of 15:42, followed by Waukesha North's Jacob Jodat at 16:06, on the course at Lake Denoon Middle School. Central junior Daniel Pearson finished 32nd (17:36); senior John Tzortzos was 41st (17:42); junior Kevin Rindfleisch was 44th (17:44); and sophomore …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Eleven students were chosen as semifinalists — a record number for the academy.
- Lisa Sink
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
A record number of Brookfield Academy students were selected as National Merit semifinalists. Last year four students earn semifinalist selection; this year the following students were chosen: "Brookfield Academy congratulates these students and wishes them the best of luck in their pursuit of a National Merit Scholarship Award," said Bridget O'Donnell, academy director of marketing. Semifinalists represent less than one percent of all high school seniors in the country. The students will be considered for National Merit Scholarships, with winners to be announced next spring. For more information about the National Merit program, see the organization's website at www.nationalmerit.org.
Monday, September 10, 2012
More than a dozen members of the academy's first class in 1962 returned to campus for events celebrating the school's golden anniversary. They shared memories and posed for photos in the same spot the school opened 50 years ago.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Lisa Sink
Monday, September 10, 2012
In 1962 Brookfield Academy's first headmaster, William Beye Smeeth, led the inaugural class of 33 students and six teachers in reciting the Pledge of Allegience around the Founders Hall flagpole. Fifty years later, Smeeth was back at the same flagpole Friday reciting the pledge — but this time he was joined by 906 students and about 100 faculty members plus alumni. It was a fitting mix of old and new, progress and tradition — something that has marked the college preparatory school's first half-century in Brookfield. The 4K-12th grade school now serves students stretching from Hartford to East Troy, Oconomowoc to Mequon. As light rain ended and skies cleared, the academy kicked off a yearlong celebration of its 50th anniversary with its …