Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The dunk tank funds are helping go toward new scoreboards for two fields.
A dunk tank at Brookfield East on Tuesday served as part of a fundraiser toward new scoreboards at the football and soccer fields. Teacher Noah Kaufman — dressed in tie and vest — agreed to sit in and was generous with his time under water.
The longtime supporter of Brookfield East athletics was honored Tuesday, and his family was on hand for the event.
Brookfield East “superfan” Santo Mirasola, who passed away on March 12 at age 77, was honored Tuesday night by the high school’s athletic department. Mirasola had attended almost 400 events at the school over the last decade, and with his wife Pat was a supervisor for soccer, football, basketball, volleyball, track and field and wrestling, said athletic director Cale Vogel. During halftime of the Brookfield Central-Brookfield East girls soccer game, Vogel presented a plaque to the family that will hang at the entrance to the soccer field.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Brookfield Central senior Sarah Fotsch did work on both ends of the pitch in the intracity girls soccer matchup on Tuesday.
If her play hadn’t said enough, the smile across Sarah Fotsch’s face did. “I’ve been waiting four years to beat East,” said the Brookfield Central senior. Fotsch scored what would prove to be the game-winning goal and anchored the Lancers’ defense in a 2-0 shutout of the Spartans on Tuesday at Brookfield East. Central (7-1-2 overall, 2-1-1 in the Greater Metro Conference) had not topped their crosstown rivals during Fotsch’s high school career but won convincingly Tuesday. Fotsch and fellow defender Josie Nordling scored on headers and East (5-4-0, 3-1-0 Greater Metro) never put Central goalkeeper Rachel Oleson under any duress. “Overall, I didn’t think we defended well,” said East coach Matt Schroeder. “We weren’t able to match their …
Monday, May 6, 2013
War of 'words' between students turns into after-school fisticuffs and then into a one-sided contest leaving younger boy injured and three older boys facing criminal charges.
Four Brookfield East High School boys were arrested after an ongoing disagreement turned into an after-school fight – and the fight turned into a three-on-one pummeling of a 15-year-old by older boys. Those three were taken into custody, and police sought criminal charges of substantial battery for the injuries they inflicted. But the seeming victim was also cited for disorderly conduct for allegedly playing some part in instigating the fight. According to police reports: At 3:35 p.m. Wednesday, police were called to Brookfield East after the 15-year-old Brookfield boy was evasive and uncooperative with teachers and staff who had gotten wind of an altercation after classes let out for the day. He at first wouldn't look anyone in the eye, …
Fifty-five Wisconsin high schools made The Daily Beast and Newsweek's ranking of America's Best High Schools, which include high rankings of Brookfield Central and East.
Brookfield East and Central have ranked in Newsweek's list of America's Best High Schools. In the national ranking of 2,000 high schools, Brookfield East ranked 230 and Brookfield Central ranked 504. All the data analyzed was self-reported by each school for the 2011–12 school year. Over 5,000 high schools were invited to participate in the survey this year, and nearly 2,500 responded. Newsweek and The Daily Beast have compiled this list for the past two years and each year the methodlogy is tweaked. This year the methodology weighed the percentages of four-year, on-time graduation rate (25 percent); 2011 graduates who were accepted to college (25 percent); AP/IB/AICE tests per student (25 percent); average SAT and/or ACT score (10 …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Seniors who meet set criteria at Brookfield Central and Brookfield East high schools may receive special privileges to leave campus during the school day, if approved by the Elmbrook School Board.
Seniors at Brookfield Central and Brookfield East high schools may be able to register for special privileges to have the possibility to leave the high schools during the day instead of staying on campus for study hall. The senior options privilege is planned to go before the Elmbrook School Board on May 14 – just in time for the privileges to be posted in the student handbook for next school year. “Central and East have spent time collaborating on this,” said Superintendent Mark Hanson. School board members are considering the options, but they want further questions answered. Board President Thomas Gehl is especially interested impact to school staff in the administration of the special privileges and the ability for parents to revoke …
This prestigious track and field meet is the largest of its kind and brings in only the best high school athletes from around the U.S. and internationally.
Four athletes from Brookfield East High School took fourth place on Friday in their heat in the 3,200 relay at the 2013 Penn Relays. The Penn Relays, run in Philadelphia since 1895, is billed as the longest uninterrupted collegiate track meet in the country. But it has grown to include high school, youth, masters and even international competition featuring Olympians and Olympic hopefuls. The Brookfield East foursome included Stephen Browne, Trenton Daniels, Ryan Dundon and Brad Johnson. They competed in one of two Small School heats and finished fourth in 7 minutes, 57.26 seconds. It is the fastest time in the state so far this season, according to the state honor roll on WisSports.net. Daniels, Brown and Johnson ran for the Spartans at …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Performances will be this weekend at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, April 26, 27 and 28.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Check out who made the honor roll list in the third term.
The document above has a list of all the students who made the Brookfield East Honor Roll in third term of the 2012-13 school year. Students who have been named to the Honor Roll had a GPA of 3.25 or higher.
Twenty-seven Wisconsin high schools made the Washington Post's ranking of America's Most Challenging High Schools, which include Brookfield East and Brookfield Central.
Brookfield Central and Brookfield East have made the Washington Post’s list of America’s Most Challenging High School. In the national rankings of 1,900 public and private schools, Brookfield East was ranked 674 while Brookfield Central came in at 837. The Washington Post’s formula, the Challenge Index, takes the total number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year and is divided by the number of seniors who graduated in May or June. According to the Washington Post: Brookfield Central has a four-year graduation rate of 99 percent, an average ACT score of 25.1, and 85 percent of students attend 4-year colleges. Brookfield East has a four-year …