Friday, April 12, 2013
Want to find a blood drive in Brookfield? There are several blood drives being held soon.
Dixon Elementary School has provided to blood to help save 150 lives during its blood drives the past few years, according to third grade teacher Michael Fox. Jennifer Wilkinson, a Dixon parent and a nurse at St. Luke’s Hospital, was donating blood Thursday afternoon. Wilkinson’s donated a variety of ways – including direct donation for her mother – and she finds it convenient to donate at Dixon after school. “They are always in need of blood for transfusing patients,” Wilkinson said. “It just gives you a good feeling to give something that is easy to give.”
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Elementary school students collect about 1,600 books for Next Door
Foundation in Milwaukee.
Second grade Girl Scouts at Dixon Elementary School put in a lot of hard work to raise about 1,600 books for Next Door Foundation, an educational center in Milwaukee. After a lot of hard work during the book drive, the girls delivered the books to Next Door Foundation on Thursday after school.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Fairview South and Dixon Elementary teachers highlighted in this week's Elmbrook Spotlight.
What’s the best part of teaching in the Elmbrook School District: I love my students and my colleagues. I am surrounded by hard workers who have a mutual respect for one another. I also feel supported by the administration. Why I wanted to be a teacher: I wanted to become a teacher because I have always enjoyed working with children and helping them learn/develop new ideas. I was fortunate to have some experiences with coaching and being retreat leaders in high school. Those were positive experiences for me and led me on my journey to become an educator. I felt it was important to give students a positive learning foundation, so they enjoy school, are excited to come, and see it as a place where they can learn and be collaborative with…
Thursday, March 14, 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 Dixon Elementary School.
What’s the best part of teaching in the Elmbrook School District? We have high standards and leaders that hold us to those high standards. I feel I am always being challenged with new ways to help students succeed and I love that! Why I wanted to be a teacher: Of course because I love kids and I wanted a job where every single day would be different. If I wasn’t a teacher, I’d be: In advertising or a professional organizer My least favorite subject in high school was: Chemistry My favorite school lunch menu item was: Corn Dogs What’s the best part of teaching in the Elmbrook School District: The best part of working in the Elmbrook School District is working with the children. The children that come through my classroom become part of a …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Just in time for Valentine's Day, fourth graders at Dixson celebrated by reading their poems to their parents.
Poetry is the language of love, and the fourth grade students at Dixon Elementary School celebrated by reading their poems Wednesday afternoon. Parents were invited to attend the classrooms to hear the poems. And to the students' happiness, Valentine's Day treats were involved.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Elmbrook's elementary schools stuffed a school bus with even more food than they did last year, all to help the Hunger Task Force.
- Lisa Sink
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Elmbrook students and their families donated 11,500 pounds of food to the Hunger Task Force, stuffing a school bus with even more food than they did last year. Last year, four Elmbrook elementary schools gave more than 4,500 items and 8,500 pounds of food. This year, all Elmbrook elementary schools participated in the "Stuff the Bus" event Friday, with more than 7,000 food items donated. First Student bus company donated a bus and delivered the food to the Hunger Task Force, said Michael Fox, a third-grade teacher at Dixon Elementary School. Costumexpress.com (BuySeasons) donated a Ginger Bread costume, and the Milwaukee Bucks gave ticket vouchers to all who donated.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Youth at Dixon Elementary School will present 'The Nutcracker' at 1 and 7 p.m. Dec. 15. All proceeds benefit the Fisher House, which provides temporary lodging for families of wounded veterans when staying near a Veterans hospital.
Friday, September 7, 2012
A social worker previously in the private sector and at the Oak Creek-Franklin Joint school district, Grube calls herself a "bit of a health nut" who likes to relax with family and friends or a good book.
- BACK TO SCHOOL
- Lisa Sink
Friday, September 7, 2012
About 30 new teachers, plus new administrators and other staff, are joining the Elmbrook School District this year, and Brookfield Patch is introducing some to the community as the 2012-13 school year gets underway. You can read their stories here. Today, we feature Nichole Grube, a new social worker at Burleigh, Dixon and Tonawanda elementary schools and part of the district administrative team. Administrative assignment: I am a School Social Worker who will be working in three elementary schools — Dixon, Burleigh and Tonawanda. Hometown, current community: I grew up in Waterford, WI and currently reside in Franklin. Education, experience: I attended UW-Whitewater where I earned my bachelors degree in social work (BASW) and my masters …
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Nathan Hackett said his family is overwhelmed and humbled by the support of friends and strangers for his 8th grade son, Kerwin, who is continuing his amazing recovery after being a coma from a skiing accident.
<---- Add your photos from Kerwin's Benefit or throwing the first pitch Thursday Just four months ago Kerwin Hackett emerged from a coma, unable to walk or even talk. On Saturday he was helping his fellow Pilgrim Park Middle School eighth graders wash cars at a benefit to help his family pay daunting medical bills from hospitals in South Korea — where Kerwin was in a skiing accident Dec. 30 during winter break — and at Children's Hospital in Milwaukee, where he was transferred on a medic-assisted flight Feb. 24. Tonight, from 6 to 9, the benefit will continue with an event open to the public at Pilgrim Park. There will be a DJ and dance, silent auction with a variety of goodies, raffle, pizzas, T-shirt sale and more. And Kerwin will …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Gallery Night included musical performances, an art auction, crafts by Kohl's Art Generation with the Milwaukee Art Museum and students showing off their creations to friends and loved ones.
Add your photos to Patch's gallery by clicking the Upload button. Students reveled in art and music Wednesday at Gallery Night at Dixon Elementary School with an auction, band performances and crafts by Kohl's Art Generation. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter