This week three Elmbrook educators were recognized at the Board of Education meeting for their work to receive National Board Certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). Wisconsin Hills Math teacher Lindsay Bialobrzeski, Pilgrim Park Science teacher Megan Peterson, and Brookfield East Special Education teacher Rachel Skinner join a total of 19 Nationally Board Certified teachers working in Elmbrook.
The 2023-2024 school year calendar was approved by the Board of Education in the spring of 2022. However, in response to employee and parent feedback expressing school safety concerns on election days, the Board of Education voted on 3/21 to make two changes to the calendar in order to avoid having school on key election days next year.
Learn more about the School Board Candidates for the Spring Election on April 4, 2023 for the Area I, Area III, & At-Large Seats.
The School Board Candidate Profiles are available to view here.
Susan Lee is a Job Coach that works with students at Project STRIVE, Brookfield Central and Brookfield East. Susan provides job coaching around a variety of skills, such as learning and navigating the social, cultural and behavioral aspects of the workplace, as well as, learning the tasks, routines and responsibilities of the job. She also works closely with community partners to arrange a wide range of workforce opportunities in order for students to explore a variety of jobs and develop a wide range of skills.
Tonawanda Elementary (coached by Briana Sokolowski) took fourth place with 355 points, only 20 points shy of the first place team. Dixon Elementary (coached by Christina Welch and Kristin Parulski) tied for 13th place with 315 points, and Swanson Elementary (coached by Robyn Rubenstein) tied for 19th with a total score of 300.
The FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) State Championship was held on March 11 at the Kress Center in Green Bay. All 5 teams from Elmbrook qualified for the competition and performed well in a tough-fought competition. Two GEarheads students, Sid Rane and Avaneesh Muralidharan, were chosen as Dean’s List finalists to represent Wisconsin at the World Championships in Houston, Texas this April.
The Brookfield East Lady Spartans Basketball Team took second at state in a close WIAA Division 1 game against Kettle Moraine (KM) on March 11. In addition, First Team All-State and First Team All-Conference honors went to Shae Kelley (Junior) and Annika Pluemer (Senior), and Second Team All-Conference honors went to Maya Kovacic (Frosh). With 1,522 points, Annika is now the school's (boys and girls) record holder in points, and Shae is now the all-time assist leader at BEHS.
Elmbrook’s BEAST Robotics team was a Finalist in the St. Louis Regional FIRST Robotics Competition March 8-11 and won the prestigious St. Louis Regional FIRST Impact Award! The FIRST Impact Award qualifies the team for the FIRST Robotics World Championship in Houston, Texas, at the end of April. The team will compete at the Wisconsin Regional in Milwaukee, March 24-25.
Brookfield East Senior Arisa Okamoto recently took second place in The Final Forte competition with the Madison Symphony Orchestra. You can learn more about Arisa and watch her performance here.