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Priests Pleased with Start of Catholic Comeback

11 June 2020 | Catholic Herald| For more than two months, the priests of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee have looked out on empty churches as they celebrate the Mass, preaching to iPhones and photographs of parishioners taped to the backs of pews, forced to imagine a congregation somewhere out there across the great digital divide.
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Brookfield and Elm Grove In Our Schools

20 September 2016 | Brookfield Now | The St. John Vianney third-graders will be sponsoring the Coats For Kids coat drive Sept. 26-30. Bring your gently used coats to the blue barrels located in the school office or library hallway to help make the kids of our surrounding communities warm this fall and winter.
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St. John Vianney helps finance new trade school for sister parish in Peru

14 September 2015 | Brookfield Now | by John Rasche   When Rev. Joe Uhen proposed building a trade school for his parish in Peru, Brookfield’s St. John Vianney was happy to help make that happen. A group from the local Catholic congregation visited Uhen’s church, Santisimo Sacramento, during a 2014 mission trip. While leading the Brookfield group through the impoverished area of Piura, Uhen gestured to an empty lot and announced his plan to build the trade school.
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St. John Vianney in Brookfield names new principal

10 August 2015 | Brookfield Now | by John Rasche   A former social studies teacher at St. John Vianney Catholic School is now the principal. Dan Demeter, an SJV middle school teacher since 2007, was promoted to the leadership position in July, replacing Chris Gordon. St. John Vianney, 17500 W. Gebhardt Road, serves more than 400 students from K4 through eighth grade. “I’m extremely excited for this opportunity,” Demeter said. “It’s been a great experience so far and I’m excited for the future.”

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Whether you’re on your way to the library or stopping by City Hall, chances are you’re driving by St. John Vianney School, located in the heart of Brookfield. This blog will provide insight into life and education at SJV, a 4K-8 educational anchor in Brookfield since 1957… ► Go to Blog >>

Best Practices in Literacy Learning

March 2015 | Today’s Catholic Teacher | Faculty, administration, parents, and pastoral leadership at St. John Vianney Catholic School in Brookfield, WI, have collaborated to develop and support a fully integrated initiative for best practice in literacy instruction. The initiative has been successful at the school, and can serve as a model for literacy programs at other schools. ► Complete Story>>

Brookfield’s St. John Vianney School presents ‘Shrek the Musical’

24 March 2015 | Brookfield Now | by John Rasche  “Shrek the Musical, Jr.” is a more challenging production than St. John Vianney Catholic School inititally thought it would be. “It’s a very surprising show,” said Shannon Sloan-Spice, director of this spring’s production. “The show is huge, with sophisticated musical numbers and challenging roles. It’s the biggest show we’ve ever done.” ► Complete Story>>

 St. John Vianney receives three ‘Exemplary’ awards from the Archdiocese

27 August 2014 | Brookfield Now | by John Rasche  To celebrate its recent awards, St. John Vianney Catholic School gave T-shirts to its students and their family members. The front of the shirt provides a definition for “Exemplary.” The back sports the school’s logo and lists the three Exemplary Recognition Awards given to the school by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee this summer. ► Complete Story>>

Summer Camp Takes Edge Off Education at St. John Vianney

22 July 2014 | Elm Grove Now | by Geoff Bruce  After three weeks of fun, St. John Vianney Catholic School is finally closing for the summer. St. John Vianney saw its doors remain open and its classrooms populated for the first time during the summer months for the school’s inaugural Super Summer Camp. ► Complete Story>>

Youth Minister Coaches “Dream Team”

22 May 2014 | Catholic Herald | by Tom Jozwik  John Thompson is living a youth minister’s dream. As Director of youth ministry for St. John Vianney Parish, Brookfield, Thompson in in charge of the parish’s Faith-A-Thon Teams. ► Complete Story>>

Area transplants are drawn to schools with religious values and top notch education

8 January 2014 | Wauwatosa Now | by Kathy Adamson  The U.S. economy is still struggling and many families are finding it harder than ever to make ends meet. Despite tough economic times, many families are choosing a faith-based education for their children and the reason is worth more than its weight in gold. ► Complete Story>>

Gordon thrilled to be new St. John Vianney principal: Catholic education important to veteran educator

10 September 2013 | Elm Grove Now | by Christopher Kuhagen Chris Gordon wanted to get back to where “the fun happens.” For Gordon, this happens inside the classroom. That’s why she’s so excited about her new role as St. John Vianney principal. “It was the best match, and I wanted to get back into the schools,” Gordon said. “I didn’t want to talk about teaching, I wanted to lead.” ► Complete Story >>

 Riding to School in Style

20 May 2013 | JSOnline | images by Mike De Sisti St. John Vianney Catholic School kindergartner Baron Reuter won a ride to school in a Milwaukee Fire Department truck. Baron’s parents, Bart and Carrie Reuter of Brookfield, had the winning bid of at a charity auction for the Basilica of St. Josaphat in Milwaukee in December that allowed their son to ride to school in the truck. ► View the Photos >>

St. John Vianney Celebrates Year’s End with Grills and Guitars

15 May 2013 | Brookfield Now | by Rick Romano For the fourth straight year, St. John Vianney School will celebrate the end of the academic year by combining two great passions — food and music. Organizers say Grills and Guitars is a feast that will satisfy one’s culinary and musical taste buds… ► Complete Story >>

Chess Guru Mates Skill with Learning for Brookfield School Club

12 February 2013 | Brookfield Now | by Rick Romano Taylor Price is learning a lot more about playing chess this year than she did last year while part of a six-week, lunch-time chess club at St. John Vianney School in Brookfield. The fifth-grader has moved well beyond the basics and into the intricate strategies of the game, thanks to Reinhard Zaiser, a parent who just happens to be a chess aficionado…. ► Complete Story >>

Embracing A Year of Faith

01 February 2013 | Catholic Herald | Written by Maureen Boylan, Special to Catholic Herald Family Catholic Herald Year of Faith Enrollment Promotion Many Catholic schools are looking for avenues to boost enrollment. St. John Vianney School in Brookfield has implemented a marketing approach with a recently unveiled “Embrace a Year of Faith: New Student Enrollment Promotion,” an invitation to families whose children attend other area schools… ► Complete Story >>

St. John Vianney Initiates New Reading Skills Program

8 August 2012 | Brookfield Now | by Rick Romano The educators at St. John Vianney Catholic School are turning the page to a new chapter in improved reading skills. The K-8 school at 1755 N. Calhoun Road this fall will launch a reading skills initiative that includes a support team prepared to assist teachers and students alike… ► Complete Story >>

Words and Wheels Win Over Students

15 January 2011 | JSOnline | by Laurel Walker With a scar on his jaw and but one leg – reminders of the Baghdad suicide bomber who nearly killed him in 2004 – Brian Wofford had something to say to the middle school students gathered in a Brookfield gym the other day. He had even more to show them… ► Complete Story >>

Scouting for Food

2 April 2009 | JSOnline | by C. T. Kruger About 200 boys from the two Scout packs and two Scout troops, plus roughly 50 adult volunteers, collected donated food during the March 28 Scouting for Food event, which benefitted the St. John Vianney and other food pantries. Watch the video below. 4366 items were collected.