Current Community Events

Join us Feb. 15 or 22 for a free college planning program with our own college counselor, Joe Niemczyk. This program is for parents who have children of all ages. High school students are welcome to attend with their parents.

Register now.

Free Community Movie Nights hosted at University Lake School presents Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, January 19. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

The ULS Blood Drive will be held Wednesday, Jan. 24 from 1 – 6 p.m. in the Green Room.

Reserve a time slot today!

ULS presents the rockin’ musical, “Bye Bye Birdie.” Performances will be on Feb. 16, 17, 18, 23 and 24.

Order tickets today.

Join us Saturday, March 10, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., for our Preprimary Open House. Children are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Personal Tours are also available any time.  Contact Deb Smith, Director of Admissions at (262) 367-6011 x 1455 or deb.smith@universitylake.org to schedule a tour.

Laker Playgroup is now available for winter and spring sessions. Laker Playgroup is a fun, educational playgroup facilitated by the same master educators who teach at ULS. Activities include art, music, Spanish and nature exploration. For children ages 18 months to 3 years.

Click here to learn more and register.

 

 

Current Community Events

Mocchi, Ann

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Ann C. Mocchi
Upper School Spanish Teacher


AP Spanish/Spanish IV Honors, Spanish IV/V, Spanish III, Spanish II, Spanish I/Spanish Language & Topics
Varsity Field Hockey Assistant Coach
, Student Government Advisor

MA: Spanish Language & Literature, Middlebury College, Vermont
BA: Spanish & Print Journalism, Valparaiso University, Indiana
Teaching Licenses: Secondary Spanish & English, University of Colorado–Denver

Teaching at University Lake School—what a great adventure it has been!
I’m Ann Mocchi, and I’m in my 15th year of teaching Spanish to Upper School students on Hawk Hill.
What I like best about teaching at ULS is the complete freedom we are given as educators and students to discover our passions, intuit our learning, and explore the interconnectedness of the world through all of our senses and in realms far beyond the classroom.Over the years, ULS Spanish students have walked in Picasso’s footsteps in Barcelona, tunneled through copper mines in Chile, protected turtle eggs from poachers in Costa Rica, haggled for churros with street vendors in Chicago, and swooned over Sandra Cisneros reading her beloved novel House on Mango Street in Milwaukee.   

Back on campus, they’ve transformed the commons into Madrid’s Plaza Mayor to hold poetry readings and tertulias.  They’ve built toros on wheels and led the Lower School in the Running of the Bulls. They’ve performed selections of Federico Garcia Lorca’s Bodas de sangre in our woods, and they’ve constructed little Spanish cafés, inviting students to tapear, offering them homemade empanadas, croquetas, and patatas bravas. 

One of the greatest pleasures I have as a teacher is hearing how our ULS grads take their skills on the road and continue their life-long pursuits toward fluency. Back in Spain, La Madre Patria, our students have studied the great classics of castellano in Toledo, Salamanca, and Zaragoza. They’ve volunteered for medical and religious missions to Honduras, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic. They’ve worked with primates in Ecuador and become trip leaders and teachers themselves in Panama and Miami.

Regardless of your path in life, amigos, I promise you…you will never regret becoming bilingual.

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