2020/2021 School Newsletters
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This week, we will be celebrating Mr. Michael Kent, one of our 6th grade teachers!
Mr. Kent constantly looks for ways to improve his craft and he isn’t afraid to try new things.
He is passionate about learning. Mr Kent strives to learn something new every day, which inspires his students to be life–long learners.
Mr. Kent makes time for each student, finding out how to assist and challenge them.
He listens to his students and builds relationships based on trust and mutual respect.
Mr. Kent is consistently positive, creating a secure learning environment.
POP celebrates Mr. Kent!!
This week, we will be celebrating Mrs. Gina Maas, one of our 4th grade teachers!
Get to know Mrs. Maas…
Mrs. Maas has been married for 27 years to Perry. They have an adopted daughter from Guatemala who just turned 16! She also had a kidney transplant this past May and is doing very well!
She grew up in Mukwonago, Wisconsin.
Mrs. Maas attended UW Waukesha and received an Associates of Arts degree. She then attended UW Milwaukee and got a BS in Education.
She has been in education for 28 years.
Mrs. Maas has taught primarily 5th and 6th grades and now she is in her second year in 4th grade. As a substitute teacher, she taught 3K through 12th grade at multiple Christian schools. Mrs. Maas also taught summer school for many years in the Hamilton School District in Sussex primarily for students who struggle with math skills. She also worked as a health coach and chiropractic assistant for 3 years.
Mrs. Maas loves the kids and the staff at POP. We have a lot of support which helps especially when we are in uncharted waters.
In her free time, Mrs. Maas likes to walk with her neighbor and best friend who is also a teacher. She enjoys swimming in the summer. Mrs. Maas also loves taking mini trips with her family (usually in the state).
POP celebrates Mrs. Maas!!
Gabriela Bustos, DArch.
Gabriela I. Bustos L., DArch, MIA, ARCH embraces her competencies as a bilingual Venezuelan architect and artist living in Milwaukee since 2011. She accomplished her studies at the School of Art “Julio Árraga” in Maracaibo-Venezuela, completing the Visual Arts mention, majoring in Painting and Interior Design. Gabriela’s degrees with honors include: a bachelor’s degree in Architecture with a Summa Cum Laude award, an honorable and publishing mention in a Masters in Informatics in Architecture; and an honorable and publishing mention Doctorate in Architecture at the University of Zulia, Venezuela (LUZ). Currently she is completing the License as an Art Teacher process at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Peck School of the Arts (2017-Present). She was the Art Teacher at St. Adalbert School in Milwaukee (2015-2020). She had the honor of working in this institution and growing her values and formation as Art Teacher. During her experience at St. Adalbert she designed and implemented an Art and Faith Program. Currently, Gabriela loves being the Art Teacher at Prince of Peace Catholic School and an Adjunct Professor at UWM, School of Architecture and Urban Planning.
Gabriela´s spend her free time enjoying time with her family, designing a collection as fashion designer, running her business in PLURIS XR, drawing and painting. Gabriela likes research. Her researching emphasis centers on: Digital Technology through virtual reality in architecture and education.
“A picture is worth a thousand words”
If that’s the case then Prince of Peace Students have A LOT to talk about.
Prince of Peace Teachers
Prince of Peace Teachers in the classroom with students.
POP hosts High School Fair
Prince of Peace School hosted a High School Fair where 8th graders had the opportunity to meet
with local area high school representatives.
POP Students Celebrates their Mexican Heritage
Prince of Peace School participated in the Mexican day Indepedence day Parade and Festival.
Students carried a banner and handed out candy and information about our school.
High School Rep visit POP
A representative from St Lawrence spoke to Prince of Peace 8th grade boys about attending their High School.
For more information on the school go to: stlawrence.edu
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.