Brookwood Schools continues to demonstrate our commitment to the health and well-being of all students and families in our communities. We are fortunate to be involved with a program called Fuel Up to Play 60. Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school health & wellness program launched by National Dairy Council and the NFL, in collaboration with USDA empowering youth to make sustainable changes in the areas of nutrition and physical activity within their schools and communities. We are pleased to announce that the middle school received a grant of $1,100! Part of this money will be used for our Family Fun Night in January, where families have the opportunity to learn about how to keep their family physically active over the long winter months and how to fuel their bodies with various healthy foods. The other portion of this grant will be up to our students in our Physical Activity Leaders (PALS) and Wellness Group to decide how the money will be used to help revamp our recess time at the middle school! #BrookwoodsBest
about 3 years ago, Helen Xiong
Calling all elementary parents!!! Week one was great and we can't wait for a fantastic year! Has anyone's child told you what it means to Be Brookwood or that they were caught Being Brookwood? Share with us below what your child has told you about what “Be Brookwood” or what “Being Brookwood” means! #BrookwoodsBest
about 3 years ago, Helen Xiong
Despite a weird growing season, BMS Gardeners and GreenThumbs was such a success! Tell your middle school student to look for our produce at lunch time! Thanks to all those who weeded and cared for our garden all summer! Stay tuned for updates throughout the year about our next crop! #BrookwoodsBest
about 3 years ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong, our District's Director of Digital Expansion, was featured in an article: Teaching Early Elementary Tech with Games and Creativity. Check it out here: #BrookwoodsBest
about 3 years ago, Helen Xiong
A staff divided?! NEVER!!!!! Especially not in the means of your child's education! We work hand-in-hand with one another to ensure that your child is getting the best quality education possible! #BrookwoodsBest
over 3 years ago, Helen Xiong
Please help us welcome Mike Kouvelis who will be joining our Brookwood family from the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater where he is studying Physical Education, Health Education, and Adapted Physical Education. Kouvelis will be student teaching with Mrs. Brenek at the Elementary School for this beginning of the school year. He is originally from Fox Lake, IL and enjoys football, fishing, wrestling for the Warhawks, and coaching. Welcome to the Brookwood family, Mr. Kouvelis!! #BrookwoodsBest
over 3 years ago, Helen Xiong
‪SAVE THE DATE!!! Join in on the fun at Brookwood Schools' Fall Festival Fundraiser on Saturday, October 19th from 11am-3pm. **More information to come! Follow our Facebook page for updates!! #BrookwoodsBest #GCJ2Events‬
over 3 years ago, Helen Xiong
See you TOMORROW for our first day of school! BES Doors Open: 8:15 am BES K-3rd Grade Academic Times: 8:25 am - 3:30 pm BES 4K Academic Times: 8:25 am -11:05 am // 12:50 pm - 3:30 pm BMS Doors Open: 7:25 am BMS 4th-8th Grade Academic Times: 7:35 am - 2:40 pm #BrookwoodsBest
over 3 years ago, Helen Xiong
For the past four years, Jennifer Mosansky, who is one of our 6th grade regular and special education teachers, has been our Community Zumba Instructor. Not only does she offer community classes for all ages but she has also offered various classes for our staff as well. Her love of Zumba began when she decided to offer a Zumba class for our summer school academy students. When she saw the excitement and fun the students were having —— she knew it was something that she wanted to pursue further. From there, Mosansky attended a training class in Milwaukee to become a licensed instructor! What Mosansky loves most about Zumba is that it really is for everybody! It doesn't matter if you feel like you are a "dancer" or not, or if you feel like you have no rhythm- Zumba is for YOU! As long as you are moving your body and having fun, you are doing it right! The music is so upbeat and engaging that you really can't help but move to it! She knows a lot of people feel intimidated when they see the class for the first time, but once they do it 2 or 3 times…they get over that feeling of intimidation very quickly and realize they are there to just have fun! Mosansky loves being a part of a plethora of events for our District but Zumba is one that is at the top of her list. She wants to allow everyone a chance to try it out — so she’s offering to all new participants to trial it by offering their first class FREE of charge with the mention of any of our social media posts! So you’ve got nothing to lose!! Come out to a Zumba class now!! The next class is September 5th at 6 pm at the middle school. Click the following link to view all of our Zumba classes for the month of September: #BrookwoodsBest
over 3 years ago, Helen Xiong
Day 4 of in-service was filled with trainings; such as trainings on mandatory reporting with Child Protective Services, ALICE Reunification Training with our Genoa City Police Department and Bloomfield Genoa City Fire Department, and training on Suicide Prevention. Our district is committed to using the resources that we have to make our schools safe places for our students and families. #BrookwoodsBest
over 3 years ago, Helen Xiong
In-Service Day 4 is filled with training but started out with an active start! Choices today included our elementary rock wall, Yoga, walking....and anything that keeps our staff active and well. #BrookwoodsBest
over 3 years ago, Helen Xiong
What a GREAT Open House....all because of YOU ALL! We have the BEST families around! Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to make it out to be part of our Open House events! #BrookwoodsBest
over 3 years ago, Helen Xiong
Do you have a 4th-8th grader that loves running?! Well....we have the sport for them to sign up for....CROSS COUNTRY!! Find Mr. Guth at Open House tonight to sign up!! And YES!!! We said 4th-8th grade!! One of our sports that are open to our 4th and 5th graders! #BrookwoodsBest #BMSAthletics
over 3 years ago, Helen Xiong
Tonight is the night and we CANNOT wait to see you all! #BrookwoodsBest
over 3 years ago, Helen Xiong
Molly Amelse has been teaching yoga at Brookwood for the past three years after completing the Breathe For Change Teaching Program. This 200-hour training program, in New York, allowed her to become a certified adult and child yoga instructor. Along with this training, she also learned how to facilitate social emotional learning to better help students connect with the many emotions they feel throughout the day. Her journey towards yoga began when she realized how difficult it was for students to effectively process through their emotions throughout the school day. Her initial desire to get her yoga certification arose from wanting to give students additional tools to help keep(omit) them be happy and healthy. Amelse has taught a wide range of various types of yoga classes at Brookwood from the Little Yogi classes to monthly adult classes. She ensures that her student yoga classes are filled with games, short yoga flows, team building activities, songs, and social emotional read aloud books. The main goal of her student yoga classes is to expose students to different types of coping tools they can use when experiencing a wide range of emotions and of course to have fun! While Amelse’s adult yoga classes allow participants to complete a vinyasa yoga flow which allows them to connect their breathing and movement into one flow. She starts each class by setting up a group intention that allows yogis to settle into their space and calm their mind. Amelse thinks it is really important for everyone to find time to practice self-care and she believes attending yoga classes is a great first step. For additional information, please contact Molly Amelse directly at Check out her Community Yoga events and dates by click on the links below: FREE Family Yoga 9.18: Community Yoga: #BrookwoodsBest
over 3 years ago, Helen Xiong
Our Brookwood Bundles are ready for you at Open House and will be in your classrooms to be picked up! See you tomorrow from 4-7pm! #BrookwoodsBest
over 3 years ago, Helen Xiong
Professional Development Day 2!! Not only is our training centered around or teaching staff but also our administrative staff! #BrookwoodsBest
over 3 years ago, Helen Xiong
See you at Open House tomorrow from 4-7pm!! Don't forget to pick up your Brookwood static cling by showing Mrs. Denecke or Mrs. Kopp that you downloaded our FREE Genoa City Joint 2 App to your mobile device! Check out our Facebook page for more information!
over 3 years ago, Helen Xiong
Wellness....not only do we believe in wellness for our students and our community but also for our staff members. Today, the staff started our second day of inservice with an “active start”! Everyone was able to choose from an outdoor walk around the school and/or into the woods, Zumba, and/or games in the gym. What a great day to be a Mustang!!! #BrookwoodsBest
over 3 years ago, Helen Xiong
What a great day to be a Brookwood staff member! Kicking off day 1 of our District In-Service....getting ready to get our whole Brookwood family back together....see you all at Open House on Wednesday from 4-7 at your child’s respective school(s). #BrookwoodsBest
over 3 years ago, Helen Xiong