Friday, February 8, 2013
Competing against some 45,000 participants from thousands of schools around the globe, Bayside’s Knowledge Masters Open team dominated in contests in January and December, garnering top prizes.
A group of Bayside Middle School students have earned the moniker of national champions after not only placing first in the state, but first in the nation in a worldwide academic contest. Competing against some 45,000 participants from thousands of schools around the globe, Bayside’s Knowledge Masters Open team dominated in contests in January and December, garnering top prizes. “Our students have done pretty well in the past, but this year it was unique,” Principal Don Galster said. “This is pretty substantial and special.” The middle school has two teams, one made up of fifth and sixth grade students and the other of seventh- and eighth-graders. Both competitions took first place in Wisconsin, and the fifth/sixth grade team took first …
Sunday, September 9, 2012
The 37th Annual Milwaukee Tennis Classic kicks off play at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14 at the Town Club in Fox Point.
Friday, April 6, 2012
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Sugary, gooey marshmallow Peeps® have been an Easter basket staple for decades, but as Easter is quickly approaching, so is the dealine for our Patch Peeps Challenge. Here is how the contest works: Peeps will present three gift baskets worth $25 each to three winners. So get started creating, and try not to eat the exhibit! Do you know about an important upcoming deadline? Share it in the comments below and we'll consider including it in our next Last Chance.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Teachers did not "go easy" on the opponent during Bayside's annual student vs. faculty basketball game.
Each year a handul of Bayside Middle School teachers gather together to play the boys eighth-grade basketball team in the school's home gym. Several parents and fellow students gathered to cheer on the players and watch an exciting game. The eighth-grade boys put up a good fight, but in the end, the victory was out of their reach--literally. The faculty used their height to their advantage and was able to outscore the boys and take the win.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Submissions from residents showcasing a day-in-the-life in Fox Point and Bayside.
Tom Medved, photography teacher at Nicolet High School, submitted these pictures from a Battle Bots competition that took place in November. Here's what Aviva Glassman, a student participant in the competition, had to say about the event: On Nov. 12, Nicolet’s Independent Study Research and Development classes participated in the Bots IQ Wisconsin Regional Competition at Discovery World. Bots IQ is a nonprofit program that educates students about building battle bots, robots that compete in combat with each other, to encourage science, math, and engineering interests. Nicolet built and brought two bots, Shrapnel and Victory. Shrapnel, as it was made and used last year, wasn’t terribly successful, but Victory, a new bot, won the whole …
Friday, June 17, 2011
Can you beat golf pro Frank Wolf?
Get your clubs ready, because Saturday is Nicolet High School's third annual golf outing. With hopes to raise over $20,000 this year, Athletic Director Kirk Kyrchowiak dubs this as the "biggest fundraiser of the year." Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Silver Spring Country Club, N56 W21318 Silver Spring Rd., in Menomonee Falls. Tee time is 11 a.m. But this event isn't just a round of golf. Lunch and a special dinner are also included, along with the chance to Beat the Pro, if you can drop your score below that of Frank Wolf. There will also be an auction, raffle, putting challenge and ball drop. Finally, there's a hole-in-one challenge. Sink your ball in that cup, and you may walk away with a brand new 2011 vehicle courtesy of local…
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Nicolet senior Rachel Arnow creates an eye-catching, high bid-fetching mailbox
Nicolet art instructor Patricia Leeson had a special assignment, and she needed a dependable, self-motivated student to complete the project on time and in style. Immediately, she turned to Rachel Arnow. “Rachel is a particular, perfectionist type of individual,” Leeson said of her four-year pupil. “Her craftsmanship is incredibly refined.” Leeson challenged Arnow to create a decorative mailbox which would be auctioned off as part of the Habitat for Humanity “Mailbox Garden” fundraiser at Mayfair Mall. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, volunteer-based organization that constructs affordable housing for the needy. Nicolet was one of 12 high schools chosen to participate in the event, which ended with the auction on May 9. Most entries …
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Bayside's Mrs. Wisconsin talks about all that comes with the title.
For little girls, the most coveted accessory in playing dress-up is the crown, followed closely by the pink feathered boa. “Spray-on butt glue” is not normally part of that equation, but for the reigning Mrs. Wisconsin, Bayside resident Brigid White, it was a necessary, grown-up evil that was worth enduring. “Yes, there is prestige attached to the crown,” she said. “But it’s the opportunities the crown gives you (that matter most).” Through her role as Mrs. Wisconsin, White has a platform to raise awareness for causes and charities she’s involved in, like the Ronald McDonald House and juvenile diabetes. “I volunteer my time, and my title has helped secure auction items when necessary, and contributions,” she said. “People respond to it.” …
Friday, April 15, 2011
These students practice day and night, and even during recess.
Jazz Ensemble Students, ages 12-13 years old Maple Dale Middle School Accomplishment: These students participated in the Bob Kames Jazz Festival, earning second place and receiving a "superior" rating. A judge at the festival commented on their performance on a rating sheet saying, "Nice job - especially nice individual sounds!" The festival allowed them to attend master classes, clinic sessions with area jazz artists, and they even had a chance to attend a session with world renowned jazz trumpeter, Jan Faddis. Key to Awesomeness: These students have a very strong edication and commitment to music, and jazz in general. Jamie Breiwick, director of bands at Maple Dale School says that the students make music a major priority in their lives…
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
The Eastern High School Ski Championships girls slalom races were at Cannon Mountain in Franconia, NH, on Friday.
Cassie Bence, a junior from University School and a member of the 2011 Wisconsin All-state ski team, competed in the Eastern High School Ski Championships girls slalom races on Cannon Mountain in Franconia, NH on Friday. Bence finished 51st out of 107 girls from high school teams in the eastern half of the United States. Each skier made two runs through the slalom course, which had a vertical drop of 138 meters. The first run had 40 gates while the second run had 44 gates. Bence completed her first run in 44:05 seconds and her second run in 51.93 seconds for a total time of 1:35.98. The winner of the slalom event was Nika Mosenthal a junior from Plymouth Regional High School in Plymouth, New Hampshire. Mosenthal completed her two runs…