The program includes a series of events scheduled to celebrate and commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Four events in Waukesha County have been planned for the month of January.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Friday, April 6, 2012
From Lenten traditions to the Easter bunny, colored eggs, candy and fast food, check out these fun and interesting facts about the holiday.
Easter is one of those holidays that is more about religion than fanfare, and for this reason, it’s one that some people may not know too much about. For instance, why is there an Easter bunny and why on earth does it bring candy and eggs in a basket?. So without further ado, we bring you some tidbits (sourced, of course, from many dutiful Google searches). For a comprehensive look at the holiday, check out the facts on History.com. For Christians, Easter is the celebration of the day Jesus rose from the grave after having been crucified on the cross. While many religious folks only celebrate on this day, the devout practice good faith through the Easter season or “Lent,” which is the observance of the 40 days and 40 nights Jesus spent in …
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Historic dishes give students a taste of the past.
Students at Peace Lutheran Academy experienced what it would be like to eat a banquet in the hall of a medieval king on Friday as part of their study of Shakespeare’s play "Henry the Fourth, Part I." Each of the fifth- through eighth-grade students received invitations to this banquet in the name of their medieval time period characters. Several of the students’ parents researched and put together the festival decorations and menu starting in the beginning of the school year. They wanted to make this a special event for the students. The meal included a meat pie, which included pork, dates and currants in a crust. Another medieval food that was a favorite was the pumps, which are meatballs served with a sweet, almond-flavored custard-…
Saturday, March 26, 2011
To celebrate school's anniversary, concert features popular music from the last five decades.
Fourth- and fifth-graders at Maple Avenue Elementary School celebrated the school's 50th anniversary in a "Music Through the Decades" choral concert at the Hamilton Fine Arts Center. Music teacher Sarah Plamann and her 174 students explored the last five decades of music with a popular song and folk tune from each decade at the concert on Wednesday. “The students are learning about how music has changed over the last 50 years, so they can appreciate more than what’s popular on the radio right now,” said Plamann. Parents and grandparents enjoyed the concert because they could relate to the classic music of the '60s, '70s, '80s and 90s. Many reminisced about the "oldies" sung by the students. “I liked the music of the '80s because it was …
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Students present and defend their historical conclusions to professors, graduate students and librarians at the National History Day event.
Templeton Middle School had 25 eighth-graders compete against hundreds of students from more than 30 schools in southeastern Wisconsin Saturday at the regional National History Day event at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The year's theme was “Debate and Diplomacy.” Students selected topics related to the theme based on their individual or group interests and created research papers, museum-style exhibit boards and interactive websites, which were successfully presented at Templeton and chosen by judges to compete at the regional competition. “Some students chose topics that they had studied in previous classes but wanted to learn more about, such as the Holocaust and World War II," said Rhonda Watton, an eighth-grade social …