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This year - the nominees for the Wisconsin All-State Scholars Program at Cudahy High School are Colleen Woyach and Caley Milton!
The Wisconsin All-State Scholars Program is a recognition program sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, the Wisconsin State Journal, the Wisconsin Education Association Council, and the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators' Foundation for Educational Administration.
Spaghetti Dinner - Games - Raffle Prizes - Bingo
On Saturday, April 5, the Cudahy Police Department will play the Cudahy Fire Department in the Battle of the Badges basketball game! Schools, families, Cudahy residents, everyone are invited to attend!
All proceeds for this event benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin.
Come see the Cudahy High School's musical Bye Bye Birdie. Bye Bye Birdie is a wonderful satire musical about a rock singer, a TV show, and a publicity stunt gone awry.
At Kosciuszko School, all the students plan to decorate Earth Day bags for the Pick N' Save on Packard Ave. Earth Day bags are regular brown Pick N' Save bags, which the students decorate with Earth friendly messages and illustrations. The bags will then be distributed at Pick N' Save on Earth Day - April 22. These bags will serve as a reminder to the public to take care of our environment.
At Kosciuszko school, students from all grades are creating letters and colorful drawings to support soldiers stationed in war zones around the world. These wonderful projects will be finished and sent to the soldiers at the end of April.
On April 30, Cudahy High School students will be inducted into the National Honor Society. Started in 1921, the National Honor Society organization recognizes high school students who show achievement in scholarship, leadership, service, and character. The National Honor Society is a renown organization that asks students to contribute toward activities both in the community and at the school. Congratulations to all those students who were selected for this prestigious organization this year.
When: April 30 at 6:30 PM
Where: Cudahy High School auditorium
An Arbor Day/Earth Day city-wide cleanup and tree planting ceremony will occor on Saturday, April 26, 2008. The ceremony starts at 12:00 PM at Lincoln School. The city-wide cleanup takes place prior to the ceremony.
As part of their science unit on space, third grade students at Kosciuszko School worked in groups to create short documentaries about one of three topics: solar eclipses, lunar eclipses, or phases of the moon. Student groups needed to write the movie and then determine the best way to film it using digital camcorders. Once filmed, the students edited the scenes of their movies together using a computer.
In the process, students were able to better conceptualize these solar phenomena, enhance their critical thinking skills, learn how to work well in groups, and increase their comfort with technology all while having fun.
Second grade students at Park View School created original compositions and performed them in a recital on March 19. For their songs, the students used quarter notes, half notes, eighth notes, and quarter rests. Then they performed the songs with percussion instruments, such as triangles, jingle bells, maracas, tambourines, guiros, and tick-tocks.
On March 20, the third grade students at General Mitchell School also created their own unique compositions using quarter notes, eighth notes, half notes, quarter rests, and the melody notes, "do", "re", and "mi". Songs were performed on alto, soprano, and bass xylophones.
Our young composers from both schools charmed and entertained parents, family, friends, and staff. No two songs were identical and both recitals were a great success!
At Cudahy High School, Caley Milton and Timothy Kim were recently recognized as Brady Scholarship winners. This scholarship is awarded to students who are in the top ten percent of their graduating class, have participated in at least one sport, and have been active in at least one other school or community activity. Both Caley and Tim will receive recognition this weekend. Congratulations!
Andre Reyes, a junior at Cudahy High School, auditioned and has been selected to play trombone in the nationally recognized 2008 WSMA State Honors Band. The ensemble will perform on October 30 at the State Music Educators Convention in Madison. Congratulations Andre!
On May 8, Cudahy High School will host the 27th Annual Art Show - Art Splash! At this show, you and your family will enjoy:
* exhibits from the talented young artists in our district
* coloring and face painting for children
* live music
* artists in action in the studio
* one of a kind furniture auction
Come to celebrate the great talent we have growing in our community!
Sixth graders at General Mitchell School are taking part in the Game of Life project. For the Game of Life project, students become pseudo adults. They research employment opportunities and formally apply for jobs by filling out applications and writing cover letters. In this process, students also experience job interviews with local community business members. Once jobs are obtained, students learn about the real estate and transportation markets, which require them to budget for housing and transportation costs.
The students ultimately learn to live within a budget, maintain bank accounts, and plan fiscally for the future.
Students randomly select a "life" that represents various socio-economic backgrounds and family compositions; for example: married with three kids, divorced without any kids, single parent with disabled child, or just out of college. Students also randomly select incident cards that reflect the ups and downs of real life financial experiences encountered as adults.
Several Internet web quests are required throughout the project. Some of these quests include the research of jobs (along with base salaries and educational requirements), mortgages, taxes, rent of properties within a given location, and bluebook values.
This wonderful project is a yearly project and its benefits will hopefully stay with the students throughout their lives.
Colleen Woyach was chosen as a Wisconsin All-State Scholar. The Wisconsin All-State Scholars Program is a recognition program sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, the Wisconsin State Journal, the Wisconsin Education Association Council, and the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators' Foundation for Educational Administration.
Over one hundred students traditionally receive this scholarship. The recipients are chosen based on their overall grade point averages and ACT/SAT test score.
Colleen also received a Music Department Scholarship fom UW-Madison. Congratulations!
On April 3, Lincoln School held its annual science fair. The fair had a great turnout with over 40 students who participated in the fair and 80 visitors who enjoyed the fair. Although there were many great projects, four students earned Excellence awards. These awards are given out at the end of the school year program at Lincoln.
At Kosciuszko School, each student who donated money to the Pennies for Patients fundraiser were given a piece of duct tape. The students then used the tape to tape their principal Mr. Katte to the wall. This event was a great success and helped raise $1,027.09 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
To see more pictures, go to Kosciuszko's photo album.
As part of their Earth day contribution, JE Jones School is participating in the Nike Reuse-A-Shoe program. For two weeks, the school is collecting nicely used athletic shoes. The shoes are then donated to Nike. Nike then recycles/grinds up the shoes to make playground and track surfaces for communities.
Boys Tennis Home Games for May
Cudahy High School
May 1 - 4:00 - Cudahy High School vs. New Berlin Eisenhower
Girls Soccer Home Games for May
Cudahy Soccer Field
May 3 - 9:00 AM - Girls Varsity Soccer - Cudahy Classic
May 8 - 4:30 - Cudahy High School vs. Thomas Moore
May 15 - 4:30 - Cudahy High School vs. Whitnall
May 20 - 4:30 - Cudahy High School vs. New Berlin West
Girls Softball Home Games for May
Community Stadium (4950 S Lake Dr.)
May 1 - 4:00 - Cudahy High School vs. Greendale High School
May 5 - 4:00 - Cudahy High School vs. Pewaukee
May 6 - 4:00 - Cudahy High School vs. Thomas Moore
May 14 - 4:00 - Cudahy High School vs. New Berlin Eisenhower
High School Field House
May 1 - 3:45 - Boys/Girls Cudahy Middle School vs. South Milwaukee Middle School
May 8 - 3:45 - Boys/Girls Cudahy Middle School vs. Whitnall Middle School
On April 24, Mike McGowan - an outstanding presenter with an extensive background in education and youth service spoke to the students at JE Jones.
In Novemember, Mike McGowan spoke about The Keys to Your Success. This time, he talked to the students about friendship and life. McGowan is known nationwide for his informative, humorous presentations and gives students strategies to help them navigate their developmental years. This presentation was a great success with both the students and staff at JE Jones.
On Saturday, May 3, music students from the Cudahy High School will attend the WSMA State Solo and Ensemble Festival at UW-Parkside. This festival not only provides the opportunity for students to perform music independently but it also gives recognition to the outstanding soloists throughout the state.
For a list of the Cudahy students who are performing, see the WSMA Cudahy Festival Schedule. The festival is an all day event.