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Prince of Peace Alumni
Sandra L Ruiz Murillo
Currently working at: Kohl’s
Current Position: Sales Associate
Who was your favorite Prince of Peace teacher/staff member?
What was your favorite subject?
Briefly describe a memorable moment/event you had at Prince of Peace:
The 8th grade Camp Gray retreat was one of the best experiences while my time at P.O.P. All of the students just got really close while enjoying the outdoors and trying extremely hard to pass the jump rope!
Briefly describe something you have accomplished and are proud of since graduating from Prince of Peace:
I have become involved in many extracurricular activities in my school such as College Possible, Freshmen Mentoring, Notre Dame Mentor program and Urban Promise. I am also the current president for the National Honor Society chapter at St. Anthony.
“A picture is worth a thousand words”
If that’s the case then Prince of Peace Students have A LOT to talk about. Photo Albums Below: To view pictures of past events, click on the pictures.
Students create ornaments with Sacred Heart Sisters
Students for Ms. Tovarek’s second grade class visited the Sacred Heart Center to team up with sisters to create Christmas ornaments from felt cut outs and popsicle sticks. Both sister’s and students had a great time letting the creative juices flow, and from the looks of it, some very festive ornaments were created!
Los estudiantes crean adornos con la hermana Sagrado Corazón
Los estudiantes de la clase de segundo grado de la Srita. Tovarek visitaron el Centro Sagrado Corazón haciendo equipo con las hermanas para crear adornos navideños con piezas de fieltro y palitos de helados. Tanto las hermanas como los estudiantes se divirtieron dejando fluir el jugo de la creatividad, y desde el aspecto del mismo, ¡se crearon unos adornos muy festivos!
7th Graders visit Urban Ecology Center
Students from Mr. Courchane and Mr. Klister’s class learned about plant and animal cells during a field trip to The Urban Ecology Center. The outing included classroom instruction and field work where students collected samples to view under microscopes.
Los estudiantes del 7mo grado visitaron el Centro Urbano Ecológico
Los estudiantes de la clase de Courchane y Klister aprendieron sobre las células de las plantas y animales
durante una excursión al Centro Urbano Ecológico. La excursión incluyo instrucciones en el salón de clases y un trabajo de campo donde los estudiantes recolectaron muestras para examinarlas en el microscopio.
6th Graders visit Urban Ecology Center
Students from Ms. Kaminski and Ms. Svec’s sixth grade class were “put to work” in a service learning field trip at the Urban Ecology Center. The students participated in a classroom discussion about invasive plants and the problems they present in nature. They also played games to learn how invasive species take over.The service learning component involved students heading out into the field to remove invasive Buckthorn trees and clean up trash along the trail. Part of the classroom discussion involved students brainstorming about other service projects and why additional projects were important to help keep the local environment pristine.
Los estudiantes del 6mo grado visitaron el Centro Urbano Ecologico
Los estudiantes del sexto grado de la Sra. Kaminski y la Sra. Svec se “pusieron a trabajar” durante una excursión de servicio y aprendizaje en el Centro Ecológico Urbano. Los estudiantes participaron en un debate en el aula sobre las plantas invasoras y los problemas que estas presentan en la naturaleza. También participaron en juegos para aprender cómo las especies invasoras toman poder.El servicio de aprendizaje se compone de estudiantes participando en el campo para eliminar los árboles de espino invasores y limpiar la basura a lo largo del sendero. Parte de la discusión en el aula de clases involucra el intercambio de ideas de los estudiantes acerca de otros proyectos de servicio y por qué son importantes los proyectos adicionales para ayudar a mantener el medio ambiente local sin contaminación.
Prince of Peace students enter art show
POP 4th graders enter Historical Society Art Show; “My Milwaukee”. Prince of Peace student Perla M. won the prestigious “Best in Show” award for her art piece entered in the exhibition. Students were asked to create a watercolor that reflected their idea of “Milwaukee”. “Perla and other POP 4th graders focused on a neighborhood church, St. Vincent De Paul for its gothic style with architectural details “, said POP art teacher Jean Berens. As part of the award, Perla was presented with a certificate for free art supplies from Blick’s Art Store. Congratulations to Perla and all the POP students who participated in the art show.
K4 and K5 students meet Johnny Appleseed!
K4 and K5 students took a trip to Apple Holler located in Sturtevant, WI. Apple Holler is a seventy acre orchard with over 30,000 dwarf apples trees. The orchard also grows pears, peaches, pumpkins and sugar snap peas. Apple Holler also offers educational programs which teach students about their farm and local agriculture. On the field trip Prince of Peace students watch an entertaining and educational musical about The Legend of Johnny Appleseed. This fun-filled interactive experience features Johnny Appleseed himself as students watched his life unfold in front of them, from traveling across the land planting apple trees to befriending Pioneers, Native Americans, and Animals. Some lucky Prince of Peace students joined Johnny Appleseed on stage to learn about the life-cycle of an apple tree, pollination, bees and more!
Discovery World Field Trip
Students from Ms. Barber and Ms. Ruehl’s fourth grade classes spent the day exploring the exhibits at Discovery World. Discovery World is a 120,000
square foot facility featuring interactive exhibits, the Reiman Aquarium, a Digital Movie Theater, and live theater shows. Discovery World also has learning labs, and as part of the field trip, students participated in a lab how electrical circuits. Students learned the basics of electricity, current, conductivity, and resistance in this hands-on lab. Students perform experiments and built their own switched circuits.
High School Fair
On Sept 20th parents and POP eight graders spent the evening talking to representatives from over 20 local area high schools. Parents and students had the opportunity to gather information about testing registration, and enrollment!
Peace Walk Preparation
Students for Ms. Tovarek’s second grade class visited the Sacred Heart Center to work with sisters on their upcoming Peace Walk decorations. Sacred Heart is a retirement and health care home located in Milwaukee, providing nursing care in collaboration with the School Sisters of St. Francis and Community Care. Students were paired up with a sister to create wind sock for the walk. Using milk cartons, ribbons, stickers and markers the group created colorful wind socks for the event.