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Helen Xiong, 1 day ago

Wellness...

If children are not well, they cannot learn.

In the Genoa City School District, we incorporate wellness practices and education into our classrooms in order to provide our students with strategies to address physical, social and emotional learning.

To encourage our students to be physically active, we have morning activity programs before the school day in both buildings, in addition to regular physical education classes, and classroom brain breaks that get the students up and moving. In addition to our extra-curricular athletic programs in the Middle School, we offer opportunities for kids to be active in after-school classes in both buildings. In the last two years, we have added a Fitness Center at the Middle School and a Rock Wall at the Elementary School to provide students with new and interesting fitness opportunities that can be carried into adulthood.

We also encourage our families to be active together by offering Family Yoga, Open Gym Time, Family Bike Rides, and an annual fun run--just to name a few! Our Elementary School also participates in Jump Rope for Heart/Heart Healthy Heros, which reinforces the importance of all aspects of wellness for younger students.

As a small town school district, creating a strong culture of community has always been one of our core values. Helping students develop a strong sense of self while developing healthy social relationships is incorporated into daily classroom work. Regular Social and Emotional Learning classes are incorporated into the schedule at each grade level and we have a full time counselor in each of our school buildings. We have conducted staff training to continue to learn more about helping students to self-regulate.

Our District was excited to receive a Mental Health Grant for the 2019-2020 School Year. This grant will enable us to further develop supports and screening tools for all of our students to support their social and emotional health. We are also partnering with the Professional Services Group (PSG), to provide school-based counseling and staff and parent training.

For our staff, we offer physical fitness classes and fitness room access. We incorporate physical activity into Professional Development Training and encourage practices that support a balance between home and work. Each year, individual staff members have the opportunity to participate in a variety of wellness contests and initiatives to strengthen their individual healthy habits.

#BrookwoodsBest

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Helen Xiong

Helen Xiong, 12 days ago

Picture day is right around the corner. You are now able to pre-order your child's photo by clicking on the link below:

http://edclarkschoolphoto.com/school/

As a special BONUS to you.. if you
pre-order online BEFORE picture day, you will receive
FREE personalization. (Just make sure that you select it when ordering.)

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Helen Xiong

Helen Xiong, 18 days ago

We hope you've had a chance to download our new app for mobile devices....now here's how it works!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfqUltIMx10

It’s everything Mustangs, in your pocket.

Don't have it yet? Download the app here
on Android:
http://bit.ly/2YQ3B70
or iPhone:
https://apple.co/2LkFVEA

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Helen Xiong

Helen Xiong, 28 days ago

Brookwood Middle School is located in the village of Genoa City. Our staff provides a safe, welcoming learning environment for our district’s fourth through eighth graders. A balanced, rigorous and relevant curriculum is offered that focuses on 21st-century learning and life skills. Students use the latest technology to enhance their learning and engage in personalized learning focused on their individual learning needs and/or interests.

Brookwood Middle School is a learning community of 300 students. High academic and behavioral expectations are present for all learners. A balance of core academic classes and related arts classes is available for our students. Related arts classes available to students include the following: 2-D Art, 3-D Art, Printmaking Methods, Creative Crafting, Advanced Art, Band, Jazz Band, Music Composition, World Music, Music History, Choir, Show Choir, Book Club, Creative Writing, Leadership 7, Leadership 8, Spanish I, Spanish II, World Language Lab, Beginning Game Design, Beginning Robot Programming, Advanced Game Design, Advanced Robotics, and 3-D Printing. Academic Target sessions in math and reading are available as well as a study hall for those students who want a jumpstart on their homework and/or needs assistance in completing assigned classwork. Our staff strives to know students and their families on an individual level, which is achievable due to the size of our middle school.

A variety of extracurricular activities is offered to complement the daily curriculum and extend students’ learning beyond the classroom. Basketball, Softball, Cross Country, Track, and Volleyball are available to both boys and girls. Beyond sports, students may participate in Cheerleading, Student Council, Spelling Bee, Geography Bee, Battle of the Books, Forensics, Yearbook, and the annual Musical. Enrichment opportunities are provided that include but are not limited to, various sports, crafts, science activities, and cooking. Grade level after school guided study halls are provided Tuesday through Thursday.

Parents and teachers engage in meaningful conversations, as needed, to guide students to proficiency in each of the curricular area content standards. In order to assist these purposeful conversations, parents have immediate access to their child’s grades, attendance, and lunch account balances through Infinite Campus. Both parents and their children are encouraged to check regularly their student’s progress.

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