On Wednesday, January 13th, 22 students from the five elementary schools, Pilgrim Park, and Wisconsin Hills participated in the District Spelling Bee.
After 19 rounds, the top district speller was Kashvi Singh, a 3rd grader from Swanson Elementary. Congratulations as well to the top 6 finishers 8th grader Aarav Vikram and 6th grader Janavi Wagle from Pilgrim Park (former Burleigh Elementary student), Keshav Karun from Swanson Elementary, Nolan Scott from Dixon Elementary, and Michelle Yeboah from Burleigh Elementary!
Congratulations and good luck at Regionals in Mid-February!
For this entire school year we have done everything possible to keep our students and staff safe while prioritizing in-person learning. Of all the safety and risk mitigation measures and efforts implemented, none has been more impactful than masking. The science and the data support this, and we stand behind it. We will continue to follow the science and rely on our Medical Advisory Board to help guide policies and procedures. To be clear, regardless of the political action in Madison, masks will be required in all schools for anyone entering a facility in the School District of Elmbrook. Read more for additional information.
Last evening (January 12th), the School District of Elmbrook's Board of Education approved adding 4-Year-Old Kindergarten (4K) for the 2021-2022 school year by a vote of 5-2. The 4K offering will be tuition-free and hosted at each District elementary school. Prior to the approval, Elmbrook was one of only five Districts across the state to not offer this half-day, educational program to our community.
Three Burleigh students will represent our school at the Elmbrook Spelling Bee, which will determine who moves on to the Regional Spelling Bee Program. With a score of 46, Srinidhi in Mrs. Verink's 5th-grade class is our First Place Champion! In a tie for Second Place with a score of 42, are Saina in Mrs. Verink's 5th-grade class and Michelle Y. who is currently virtual learning with Mr. Ziolkowski's 4th-Grade class.
We wish them the Best of Luck in the district-level competition! Go Burleigh Vikings!
Congrats to the 2020 Burleigh Lego League Explore teams (3), who persevered through the pandemic and showed off their programming skills and Lego Models at our Burleigh Virtual Expo on October 5th! This year's theme was Playmakers, and the students explored fun, new ways to get people moving. Then, they built their own obstacle course!
Congratulations to Burleigh 5th Graders (2019-20) moving on to Pilgrim Park Middle School: Maya L.(clarinet), Matthew L. (alto saxophone), Rishabh S. (trumpet), and Dhruv H. (trombone) for being accepted into the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO) program! These students worked hard to prepare their virtual audition video and will now get to rehearse weekly with advanced musicians around the Milwaukee area throughout the school year.
Mrs. Gillete is super proud of their hard work and for positively representing the Burleigh Band Program!
Burleigh student Thaathwik Arsha Abhilash and his family were recently spotlighted by Manorama Online for his efforts to give virtual sign language lessons during the Safer at Home order. You can read the full story by clicking here.
Keep up the great work, Thaathwik!
Brookfield East graduate Marc Hughes ('79), and Brookfield Central graduate Chrissy Pappas ('13) are the recipients of the District's 2020 Alumni Excellence awards. These awards will be presented as part of the virtual Engaged in Excellence Awards celebration on Monday, May 11, which will be live-streamed at elmbrookschools.org/eie.
Significantly Exceeds Rating Score
on WI Report Card
Diverse Languages & Cultures Represented by Burleigh Families
Raised for Childhood Cancer Research
of 4th & 5th Grade Students
in Band or Orchestra
Items Donated for
Hunger Task Force
“Stuff the Bus” Drive
Clubs and Activities Offered