Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Brookfield East senior Ben Roy is a teen with a lifetime of adventures already. He's a young example of achieving what one puts their mind to.
He once built a flight simulator in his basement to practice flying. He sails through the night across Lake Michigan to enjoy the view. When tornado sirens sound, he drives toward the storm and not away. When his grandparents visit for the weekend, he flies them back home. He’s not the bearded spokesman for Dos Equis, but he is Brookfield East senior Ben Roy, and his stories may rival what others see on the popular commercial. At the age of 19, Roy has collected a scrapbook of thrilling experiences thicker than most folks four times his age. “I do unusual stuff I guess. I like to set goals and work very hard to achieve them. A lot of people say that’s not going to happen, but I often use people’s criticism or doubts as fuel to stay …
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, …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The two high schools released the list of honorees — look up your child's name, their friends and others you know.
Brookfield Central and Brookfield East high schools have released their Honor Roll list for the first and second term of the 2012-13 school year. Students who have been named to the Honor Roll received a grade point average (GPA) with bonus points included of 3.25 or higher for both Term 1 and Term 2 or at least one term with an average of 3.25 or more for both terms earn for the 2012-13 school year. These are the students: BCHS Grade 9: Noah Abler, Joseph Addisu, Emily Albrecht, Claire Alderton, Natalie Alteri, Lauren Amundson, Madison Aprahamian, Emily Arnold, Lauren Arzbaecher, Rachel Baker, Anna Barry, Angela Borowski, Kiley Brauer, Kaitlyn Brayer, Sarah Brown, Andrew Bruggink, Lukas Buechel, Alison Burlage, Erica Calvache, Andrew Cao…
Friday, February 15, 2013
Nearly 100 students competed at Briggs & Stratton Corp. Thursday in the Junior Achievement Business Challenge. Check out some of the team photos!
Students from Brookfield East High School and 19 other area schools took a walk in some big shoes Thursday when they worked one-on-one with local business leaders at the Junior Achievement Business Challenge at Briggs & Stratton Corp. These teens got the chance to test their intellect at running a business using a hands-on computer simulation. From choosing what products to buy, just how much of that product, marketing and capital investments to research and development choices, they were all acting CEOs for a day. "This challenge is uniquely positioned to help the students use their creativity, test their leadership skills and participate in a competitive nature that focuses on business and entrepreneurship," said Todd J. Teske, …
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Brookfield East soccer won the sectional final by defeating Whitefish Bay in a shoot out after two overtime periods.
Brookfield East won a penalty kick shootout 4-2, after the Spartans and the Whitefish Bay Blue Dukes ended regular game play tied at 2-2. With the Division I sectional finals win in the match played Saturday night at Brookfield Central, Brookfield East now heads to the WIAA State Tournament for the third consecutive year. East coach Herbert Dundun said the game symbolized the team's up-and-down season but he believes the Spartans are finding the right chemistry to win, a JSOnline.com PrepsPlus game story says.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
“Super 16” competition took place in Green Bay
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
The Brookfield East Girls Tennis Team competed in the Super 16 Tennis tournament in Green Bay Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 22 and 23. They had a third place finish against 16 other teams from the south and west areas of Wisconsin. Results were as follows: Pictured left to right in sitting position: Erica Engstrand, Amanda Erhart, Kirstey Lein, Analiese Schwiesow, Brigette Potter. Standing left to right: Hayley Powers, Simone Hussussian, Sophie Carr, Jessica Huang, Ami Arnold, Katie Haeberle, Bridget Noack and Coach Linda Lied. Not pictured are Assistant Coaches Bill Kirsch and Jason Butler.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Weekly video recap features Game of the Week, Future Stars and the Lightning Round.
SportsEdge is a new Patch feature that brings you high school sports highlights from the schools in each of our Patch communities. The first edition covers girls soccer, boys golf, softball and boys tennis, and also looks in on some junior varsity action.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Whitefish Bay, Nicolet and Brookfield East face the best in the Midwest and find the going tough.
What started as an incredible opportunity ended simply as an early learning experience for many Patch-area boys tennis teams on Saturday. Despite having normally possessing some of the best talent in the state, Brookfield East, Nicolet and Whitefish Bay all dropped their opening matches and were quickly left battling on the lower half of the bracket at the annual New Trier Invitational, hosted this year by Marquette High School. Brookfield East rebounded the best after its early loss, finishing fifth in the eight-team tournament. Nicolet and Bay finished sixth and seventh, respectively, while New Trier, IL, knocked off Saint Xavier of Louisville, KY, for the title. The invite always boasts some of the area’s top talent, and this year was …
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Lots of action in extra time but no goals as Greater Metro Conference season begins
Hamilton and Brookfield East opened their Greater Metro Conference girls soccer seasons on Tuesday with a scoreless draw at East. Check out the video highlights above.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Club team opens the season Monday at home against Waukesha West.
To the untrained eye, what goes on during a rugby match can be confusing indeed. While scoring is the ultimate objective in any sport, the process is also important. “The main goal is to maintain possession,” said Jacob Veley, the captain of the Menomonee Falls Rugby Club. “When you get tackled, you want to go to the ground and put the ball to the side and let your teammates help you.” Veley and the rest of his teammates have been preparing for several weeks for their opening game, at 5 p.m. Monday at home against Waukesha West. Falls will play its home games this season at Thomas Jefferson Middle School, located at W165 N8301 Lavergne Ave. Veley, a senior at Menomonee Falls and Mark Antrim, a junior, are the team captains. They will …