Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The district is close to hiring a Brookfield Elementary principal and continues to screen for the new Brookfield East principal.
The Elmbrook School District is searching high and low for new principals for Brookfield Elementary and Brookfield East High School. The district is close to hiring a principal at Brookfield Elementary and continues through the screening process for the Brookfield East principal, reported Brookfield Now. Brookfield Elementary Principal Lynn Raines resigned in March to spend more time her family. Brookfield East High School Principal Dan Pavletich is being promoted to human resources director for the Elmbrook School District, effective July 1. Pavletich, who is in his third year as principal of East High School, has worked in the district since 1996. Ten candidates are usually called in for screening interviews. Finalist will be invited …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Each week, Brookfield Patch is working with the Elmbrook School District to feature district teachers. This week we catch up with two teachers from Brookfield Elementary School.
What’s the best part of teaching in the Elmbrook School District: I truly believe that every child has the right to succeed. Elmbrook’s mission is one in the same. The district provides educational opportunities, instructional resources, and a gifted staff to ensure vision becomes reality. Why I wanted to be a teacher: This job holds immense power and hence enormous responsibility. As a teacher, I have the opportunity to empower children to value academic success, and the pursuit of becoming a citizen brimming with heart and integrity. If I wasn’t a teacher I would be: An author/mentor My least favorite subject in high school was: Political science My favorite school lunch menu item was: Cheese pizza What’s the best part of teaching in the…
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Each week, Brookfield Patch is working with the Elmbrook School District to spotlight district teachers.
What’s the best part of teaching in the Elmbrook School District: I believe the best part of teaching in the Elmbrook School District is desire to attain excellence on the part of staff, students and families. This strong desire to meet the needs of all students is evident throughout the community. I value the relationships I have built over the years with staff and also the students and their families. I have appreciated the many opportunities to grow as a teacher. Why I wanted to be a teacher: I loved learning and going to school each day! In fact, I still do. I learn something new each and every day! If I wasn’t a teacher, I’d be: I would love to be a home organization consultant. My least favorite subject in high school was: Earth …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Hundreds of STEM Academy and Brookfield Elementary families are reducing, reusing and recycling more than your average load of garbage for Waukesha Recycling Center's "Waste Stream Challenge."
Saving every soda can, plastic bottle and milk jug, more than 200 families are hoping to become Waukesha County's biggest loser — of garbage poundage, that is. On Monday, STEM Academy and Brookfield Elementary School kicked off the Reduce Your Waste Stream Challenge, hosted by the Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use — Recycling Program. This "go green" competition challenges families to see who can reduce their trash and increase their recycling for a month. Each family will have a "weigh-in" every week using an everyday bathroom scale at home to record their results and, in some cases, blogging about how they are reducing the amount of garbage they throw away. "Our two boys were very helpful emptying all the baskets around …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Science fair was held Thursday at Brookfield Elementary School.
More than 200 Brookfield Elementary School students from kindergarten through fifth grade participated in about 140 science projects that debuted at the school's science fair on Thursday. Judges were critiquing the projects Thursday morning and parents were invited to check out the work Thursday afternoon. The judges were: Have pictures of your child working on the science fair projects? Click the green upload button and add your pictures to our gallery.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
City's recent decision for a new roundabout causes mixed reaction
A lot of people have strong opinions about roundabouts. Now, the City Council’s support for building one at North Avenue and Brookfield Road is generating heated reaction – and it’s divided, just like aldermen were. The plan, which narrowly passed the Council this week, now goes to Waukesha County, which will pay for and ultimately decide what to do with the intersection. The two options under consideration were a roundabout and traffic signals. The Council chose the roundabout in an 8-6 vote that is advisory to the County. A traffic engineering study provided research to aldermen that roundabouts have better safety statistics. However, opponents of the roundabout at that location are mostly concerned about the proximity to Brookfield …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
But not everyone agrees that building a roundabout at North Avenue and Brookfield Road would improve safety.
Brookfield will have another roundabout, if the Brookfield Common Council gets its way. And it’s a controversial one. A divided council, after hearing from a divided community, voted 8-6 Tuesday in favor of a roundabout at North Avenue and Brookfield Road. Council President Mark Nelson told Patch that the decision is advisory. “It’s a county road, so the ultimate decision is with the county,” he said. “The reason that it was before the Brookfield Common Council was because the county wanted to have our input. The idea of what should be there was pretty controversial. There was a lot of neighborhood input on that issue.” The choice ultimately boiled down to a roundabout or traffic signals at the intersection. According to Nelson, the …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
At a year-end Dance Party, teachers performed a surprise number. It was a bittersweet end as one third of Brookfield Elementary students prepare to move schools to make room for students when Hillside closes.
True to this year's theme — Brook"filled" Elementary Rocks — the school rocked out the end of their school year with a Dance Party and surprise performance by teachers. Students danced, laughed and had fun as they closed out the 2011-12 school year. Next fall, about 130 students comprising about one third of Brookfield Elementary School will be moving to new schools (Swanson, Burleigh and Dixon). The redistricting is being done to keep most Hillside Elementary School students together when they lose their school and move en masse to Brook El next fall. The Elmbrook School Board voted last fall to close Hillside and move from six elementary schools to five due to declining enrollment, budget pressures and underutilitized classrooms. …
Friday, May 11, 2012
Mayor Steve Ponto told Brookfield Elementary School fifth graders: "With all the exciting opportunities which you have to learn and grow, don’t get distracted by drugs or gangs. They will only hold you down."
Editor's Note: These are the Mayor's comments Thursday to D.A.R.E. graduates at Brookfield Elementary School: ________________________________________ Good morning to all of you. I’m delighted to be with you this morning and to have this opportunity to speak to you briefly. I want to sincerely congratulate each of you students on successfully completing the D.A.R.E. program. As you know, D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. The D.A.R.E. program began in Los Angeles in 1983 — some 29 years ago — and is now being implemented in 75 percent of our nation’s school districts and more than 43 countries around the world. As you also know, the emphasis in D.A.R.E. is to educate you on resisting peer pressure and living productive …
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Shows are Saturday night and Sunday afternoon at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts.
<---- Add your photos from the Brook El musical Brookfield Elementary School students performed twins shows last weekend of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Jr. The hour-long show was at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Mitchell Park, 19805 W. Capitol Dr.