As always, the local businesses in Brookfield and Elm Grove are coming together to support the School District of Elmbrook. O' What a Day Cafe is the newest addition to our event sponsor list, supplying our sweet treats. Fava Tea Company and Mozzaluna are also on board to provide amazing sensations for your taste buds.
Public education in Elmbrook has been traced back to Leland School in Elm Grove in 1842, six years before Wisconsin became a state. On August 12, 1963, seven K-8 school districts and one 9-12 school district formed as the K-12 Elmbrook Schools Joint Common School District #21. In June of 1964, the combined district celebrated its first graduating classes at Brookfield Central and Brookfield East High Schools. On July 8, 1976 the district name was changed to the School District of Elmbrook and now, in 2014, we celebrate 50 years of Elmbrook District graduates and a storied history of student, staff and community excellence.
To celebrate five decades of excellence, a weekend of activities is scheduled for August 22-23, including:
- High School Home Football Games
- 5K Run/Walk
- Alumni; soccer, basketball, volleyball and softball games
- Evening Celebration at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center
Most events are free and we encourage all our alumni and the Elmbrook community as a whole to particpate. Registration is available here. The evening community celebration will feature a walk-through time honoring some of the district’s most outstanding alumni, teachers and community supporters. To make a nomination visit the district page here. The district looks forward to connecting with alumni across the globe through its Facebook page and throughout the weekend.
The Elmbrook Education Foundation is taking donations for the endowment fund to ensure another successful 50 years with our $50 for 50 More Years Campaign. We challenge the entire Elmbrook community–both past and present–to support our educational future. Donations can be made through this link.
The Brookfield East RockeTronics Club 2014 Rockets Team finished 2nd out of 16 schools from four states! The EEF wants to congratulate the team on an outstanding performance.
The EEF donated $1,000 to the Brookfield East RockeTronics Club this year. The donation went to support the club's study of the physics of a rocket, the electronics engineering of the payload sensors and the amount of pollution in our atmosphere and how it affects the environment. The students designed, built and launched a rocket to measure the atmospheric makeup at different altitudes. This project incorporated a full breadth of skills including; math, physics, computer science, art, writing, pencil and paper testing, construction and public speaking.