Attention! Attention! We are SO excited to be able to share new staff features with you all. Please give a warm Brookwood welcome to Ms. Stolzman and Ms. Burgeson!! They may look familiar to many of you because we were fortunate to have them both as student teachers since the beginning of the school year. Now, Ms. Stolzman is joining our team as a daily sub in both buildings and Ms. Burgeson is our long-term substitute in our elementary school's special education department. We are SO lucky to have such committed professionals continue to Grow into Greatness with our Brookwood Family.
Ready to help start the Brookwood Community Garden? Ready to learn more about indoor and winter sowing? Participate in learning all aspects of gardening, growing produce, houseplants and propagating plants. Come and find out how to grow native plants in your yard to promote pollinators. Come and help plan the 2024 garden. Garden Club starts on February 28th from 2:45-3:30, for grades 4-8 , and meets every week. As spring progresses, we may extend our meeting times (TBA). Looking forward to seeing you!
GCJ2 No School: March 1st
Attention families of Middle Schoolers! Our Spring Conferences are approaching quickly. Take the LEAP on Leap Day and talk with your child's teachers, visit the cafeteria for a treat from the Student Council, and create a Make and Take art project from Mrs. Garrett, the art teacher. Stop in any time from 3:00- 7:00 or schedule an appointment with your child's teacher if you haven't already.
This week, 7th and 8th graders in Life Skills Class got to listen to a guest career speaker, Christy Feller. Mrs. Feller is an athletic trainer. She spoke with the students about the personal attributes, skills, and training related to becoming an athletic trainer. She shared her education and certifications, job experiences, and the benefits and rewards of her career. Students were able to ask questions and reflect on what they learned about this growing career field.
At last night's school board meeting, the following 5th-8th graders were recognized for their attendance in the 2024 SLALN Math Meet -- Regional Competition where sixteen school districts competed on the UW-Whitewater Campus. 5th & 6th grade: Amara B., Joseph D., Talon F., Colt K., Declan N., Tristan P., Ava R., Owen S. 7th & 8th grade: Ally B., Mason G., Gracelyn G., Peyton K., Cameryn K., Khalil M., Andrea R., & Dalton T. Way to make us #MustangProud!
What a busy day for our teachers with training and collaborating!!! See you tomorrow, Mustangs!
Today the Elementary school kicked off Kindness Week with an awesome assembly! The students learned about what a random act of kindness is - ask your student about their Random Act Of Kindness challenge for tomorrow (Random Act Of Kindness Day)! Grade levels got to share what their grade level service projects are, Kindness Squad taught the rest of the school their kindness chant and we of course had lots of fun with "minute to win it" games! Click this link to see an album of pictures and videos from their assembly today: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1z1tja0XBVeIObnNDCige06nbMeQZ-n2U?usp=sharing
What a great day to be a Mustang! BMS held a spirit assembly to celebrate our the boy's basketball team and cheerleaders! The boy's basketball team went head to head against some of our male staff members in a tough game that went into overtime! Way to play hard, Mustangs!!!
Last Sunday, Mrs. Nast and Mrs. Fitzsimmons took their kindness students to Walmart to do some random acts of kindness. The students did an amazing job and were touched by the reactions they received. One shopper who received a flower from our student was in disbelief, she told the student, "you don't know how much this means to me right now" and was brought to tears. It was a touching moment that the students still talk about. Here is what their kindness mission at Walmart looked like. Way to go, Kindness Squad!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rz43l9ww_ts
This week during BES Kindness Week, each grade level brainstormed and came up with a service project. The students are very excited about spreading kindness this week. Along with their service projects, students will be immersed in kindness within their classroom doing fun and academic activities, in guidance they will be learning more about kindness and random acts of kindness, in PE they will be learning about being kind to their bodies and in science they will be learning about being kind to animals and nature. Don't forget about dress up days - classrooms will get points for the number of students who dress up! Random Acts of Kindness Day sheets are due back on Tuesday, we can't wait to see what your family did for Random Acts of Kindness Day tomorrow!! It's going to be a great week of kindness at BES!! Here are some students sharing what their grade level is doing for their kindness week service project! Thank you to all the families who have helped donate items to make their service projects successful. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYV6voDc0BI
Our young scientists tested water quality during the Science on Saturday program! Water was collected from various places around the school, Nippersink Creek, and snow banks. After testing these samples, the scientists swept a section of the parking lot, added water to dissolve any chemicals in what was collected, and then tested it. Hint...the salt was off the charts! When the snow-ice melts, the salt is left behind to wash into the drain. This water is never filtered and eventually makes its way to the creek. The scientists brain-stormed ways to improve this for the environment then made t-shirts supporting water conservation. Our last session is on Saturday, February 24th from 10-11:30am at Brookwood Middle School - door 5 For more information contact Mrs. Kanthack at MaryEllen.Kanthack@gcj2.k12.wi.us
The BES Forensics team is ready to kick off its spring season. Forensics is a public speaking contest. Students from 1st-5th grade may participate in the meet, which takes place at Big Foot High School on April 27th. There will be an informational meeting for students in the music room at the elementary building on Wednesday, February 21st, 3:30-4 PM. Parents are welcome to attend. Fourth and fifth grade students at the middle school will be contacted by Mrs Bullock for details. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Mrs. Bullock for more information.
We are SO appreciative of our bus drivers everyday but this week was extra special....thank you to all of our amazing bus drivers!!!
Hello Heart Heroes: Kids’ Heart Challenge is coming to an end. Registrations and donations are due tomorrow! Please remember to make your final online donations. Make one more push for donations tonight and ask donors if their companies match donations. We only need 8 more students to register in order to get our school an extra $500 in recess and P.E. equipment. We've been having a blast getting healthier and helping kids with special hearts! http://www2.heart.org/goto/BrookwoodElementarySchoolGenoaCityWI1 If you have any questions please reach out to Mrs. Brenek through seesaw or at email@example.com
In a joint effort by music and physical education, the BES students participated in a cardio drumming unit. Students learned the rhythmic aspects of the songs in both classes while also working out. Favorites of the students include Starships, Funkytown, and The Wellerman. Students also learned a little about the history of The Wellerman, a song that became especially famous after it was posted on Tic Tok during the pandemic. This is a unit that is especially fun for students and teachers alike. Our 2nd and 3rd graders were then able to put on a special performance for the rest of our elementary students! We hope you enjoy this recording of their performances: https://youtu.be/ADWQf4i565I
We had such a nice turnout for our first Family Cardio Drumming last week. Thank you so much to all those that joined in for some rhythm, dancing, and drumming! This unit has become a favorite at the Elementary School!!
Thank you to all the BMS students who stayed after school to create heart themed art with us in the middle school art room! Students could needle felt a heart, paint a handmade card, make a collage, or paint clay hearts! It was a fun time! Stay tuned for another after school art class coming soon!
Third grade wrapped up their study on magnetic forces by using a magnet and ball bearing to create artwork. The magnetic field passing through the plate allowed the students to move the paint around using only the ball bearing. Moving slow and steady, Brookwood blue masterpieces were brought to life!
Thanks to the Village of Genoa City, Brookwood students, and volunteers -- the 1st Annual School Forest Night Hike was a success! Families and individuals enjoyed the forest slightly lit up by recycled luminaries that were decorated by the students. At the end of the hike -- on the Tom Holden Trail was hot cocoa, snacks, and a warm fire! A few families took advantage of the park's playground as well! The forest was beautiful and the company was even better! We hope to see more people next year!