Please join St. Joan Antida High School (SJA) on Tuesday, February 13 from 11 A.M. - 10 P.M. for a Donation Day event at Shake Shack! Simply show this flyer at the register and Shake Shack will donate 25% of your total meal purchase to SJA!
On Saturday, January 28, our SJA Robochix competed in the Hortonville FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Tournament and qualified for the Wisconsin Tournament! The SJA RoboChix hope to see many of you cheering them on on February 10 at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Student Union!
In the 21st-century world and workplace, leadership skills such as communication, goal-setting and teamwork are essential for everyone - especially young people preparing to meet the challenges of adolescence and adulthood. The Youth of the Year program is the Boys & Girls Clubs' signature effort to foster a new generation of leaders.
The message Discovery World hopes to drive home with Girls & STEM event on November 11 is that any girl can thrive in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
The interactive event is designed to spark new interests, make real-life connections, and fight stereotypes and obstacles facing young girls and women in Milwaukee. Girls & STEM hopes to inspire young women to see themselves as future STEM leaders by connecting brilliant female professionals with girls while inspiring creativity and curiosity through engaging hands-on STEM activities. The event will feature more than 35 organizations dedicated to cultivating confidence and empowering girls.
The Milwaukee Bucks hosted its last home opener at the BMO Harris Bradley Center last week. The future of the Bucks is bright, with a top-ranked NBA team, forward-thinking ownership, and a new state-of-the-art arena to move into less than a year from now.
The same week as its home opener, the Bucks also hosted a once-in-a-lifetime tour of its new facility for a dozen students from St. Joan Antida High School's robotics team.
The Northwestern Mutual Foundation is giving $1.2 million in grants to support educational programs in Milwaukee.
The grants will support programs that display "measurable impact in the Milwaukee education system," with a focus on literacy programs that emphasize third-grade reading proficiency and mentoring programs, according to a news release
It should have been a disaster — a ceramics project that exploded in the kiln, leaving one hardworking art student with a few shards of broken pottery instead of a completed piece fit for her portfolio.
But instead, it was a life lesson. "I kind of just rolled with it, and I made it into a piece that was way better than the original that I had," said Sarah Kopacz, a senior at St. Joan Antida High School and creator of the exploding dish. "Happy mistakes, I guess."
After living in a dorm freshman year, Peter Khanthavong, the youngest of nine children of Laotian immigrant parents, moved back home to the Merrill Park neighborhood.
He did so, he said, "to save money at first and then ... my brother (who was disabled and living at home) passed away and ... my mom needed the emotional support."
Khanthavong's widowed mother has since fallen ill and now requires kidney dialysis. Hetakes care of her and pays most of their living expenses.
College students such as Khanthavong, who comes from a low-income family, have to overcome so many obstacles to graduate that, nationally, only 11 percent do so in six years, according to Kelly Schaer, program director at College Possible, an organization that provides such students with coaching and support to get into college and earn a degree.
Thank you to Carole Meekins and TMJ4 for featuring St. Joan Antida High School in a Positively Milwaukee segment. The piece highlights our visual arts program and how we have incorporated that curriculum into our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) focus to form STEAM. Visual arts is a part of the school's core subject areas within the International Baccalaureate (IB) program.
Two years after St. Joan Antida High School became an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, the school hosted its first Silver Platter Ceremony. The event, which celebrates the culmination of 18 months of intensive research, analysis and writing, features the IB students presenting their final product – an extended essay or research project – to their advisors in exchange for an IB pin.