In the BMS Art Appreciation class with Ms. Nousaine, students learn about art from around the world. They are currently studying the art of Japan. Students are learning about the famous Japanese painting, The Great Wave. Did you know this painting is the inspiration for the wave emoji? Students learned about the artist Hokusai and his famous woodblock print that is known around the world. Students then had their choice of medium to create their own interpretation of The Great Wave. Students chose clay, paint, marker, pen, and paper scraps. Way to work hard, Mustangs! #BrookwoodsBest
4th & 5th grade students are building and testing art robots during Mr. Granahan’s technology class as an introduction activity to their electrical unit. To be successful, students need to read and follow the provided directions. Mr. Granahan was able to use our districts 3d printer to make some of the material for these kits. Way to work hard and make us #MustangProud. #BrookwoodsBest
2nd and 3rd grade students have been working hard at their fitness testing the past few weeks in P.E. class. Students were given an assignment on Seesaw to reflect on their personal fitness scores and to come up with a personal goal for the year that they can work on outside of school. They will be revisiting this goal in the winter and spring. Students are familiar with uploading pictures and videos for different skills but this is the first time that they had to write using this program in P.E.. #BrookwoodsBest *More pictures on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/GenoaCitySchools/
The first grade classes have incorporated some play workshop time into their schedules this year, to help ease the transition from kindergarten to first grade. Students from Mrs. Jahn's class look forward to getting into groups for this less structured time and have been improving their skills in communication and cooperation. Way to work hard, Mustangs! #BrookwoodsBest
Recently, Mr. Guth accepted a check for $1,000 from Walmart Lake Geneva. Wellness is one of three key areas of focus for our district and we are looking forward to being able to use this grant money to enhance our student wellness programming! We are looking specifically at ways to add equipment to supplement recess options and to bring new opportunities for physical activity to our FREE Family Fun Night in January. This winter, we will be offering regular Family Open Gym time in January and February. During this time, our community will have access to both our Middle School Gym and our Fitness Center. We also offer year round Zumba and Yoga classes by certified instructors. We appreciate Lake Geneva Walmart's support in helping our students and their families stay active and well! #BrookwoodsBest
Did you know that the Geneva Lakes Family YMCA offers aquatic, fitness, sports, and youth & family events? Their aquatics department offers year round swimming lessons through either group or private lessons. Kidz Yoga (ages 4-10) and Teens in Training (ages 13-16) are two of their most popular youth fitness classes. In addition, The Skill Builders Basketball program is for grades Kindergarten-3rd grade and it runs on Saturdays starting in January. Come to Brookwood's Family Resource Fair on November 21st from 6:00-7:30 to learn more about the classes and programs that Geneva Lakes Family YMCA offers! #BrookwoodsBest #GCJ2Events
Middle school families: there will be no after school activities today 10/31/19
Attention Brookwood families and caregivers: We need to hear from YOU! As you know the Genoa City Joint 2 School District received a $22,000 Mental Health Grant from the Department of Public Instruction this year. A portion of the funds are being used to provide families with additional training opportunities around some key areas of mental health. We would like you to take the survey below in order to help us design a program that best meet the needs of our community. We had a wonderful turn out last spring for our free parent program about Children and Anxiety and we look forward to providing similar opportunities like that this year. Please take a few minutes to fill out the following parent survey. We would greatly appreciate it. https://tinyurl.com/y332tbpc
Did you know that Open Arms Free Clinic is the first and only free medical and supportive care clinic in Walworth County serving low-income and uninsured residents? Open Arms provides county residents with primary medical, dental, vision, behavioral health, lab and pharmaceutical assistance. Come to Brookwood's Family Resource Fair on November 21st from 6:00-7:30 pm at BMS to find out more! #BrookwoodsBest #GCJ2Events
FREE Community Art Class! Open Drawing Studio Course is only a few days away and we hope to see you there!! #BrookwoodsBest Do you like to draw? Do your kids like to draw? Join us for an open studio night at the middle school art room where a fall still life will be set up for drawing. Bring your own drawing materials and a sketchbook or paper. There is no fee for this class. To register, you can email Kim Nousaine @firstname.lastname@example.org or call the middle school office. #GCJ2Events
A BIG 'thank you' to all the families who attended conferences this week! Our goal is for every student to improve in at least one subject area on the 2020 Forward Exam. We are excited to work with you on this goal and appreciate your support! Enjoy the three day weekend!
National School Bus Safety Week is October 21-25 and we are SO fortunate to have the drivers that we do. Whether your child rides the bus daily or just for field trips...our drivers ensure our children are safely transported to their final destinations. Thank you to all of our bus drivers....we are fortunate to have you each as a part of our Brookwood Family! #BrookwoodsBest Leave a comment for your child’s bus driver or all of our bus drivers on our Facebook page!
The Genoa City School District would like to thank all of our families, community members, and Brookwood staff for their contributions in making our Fall Festival a success. It was so nice to see everyone together having fun and participating in our event. We especially would like to thank the following community members, businesses and faculty for their donations, time, and extra support that made this event such a success. Thank you to: GCJ2 Administration and School Board, Ray Chevrolet, Something Sweet, Ann Jahns, Heritage Fine Carpentry LLC, Kathy Pierce & Avon, Julia Garzynski, Genoa City Travel Center/Mobile Station, Great Northern Company, Zelinski Pumpkin Farm, Bryan Haase, Bruce Meier, Von Bergen's Country Market, Tracy Woods, David Garrett, Bill Erickson and custodial staff, Amy Kazimier, Lauren Zelinski, Dayne, Dillon, and Ricky, 8th grade leadership students, Jan Krueger, Jan Sireno, Tammy Herner and Herner's Hideaway, The Lake Geneva House of Music/Rock Central, Pfi Fashions, and Intents Inflatables, Chief Balog and Genoa City Police Department, Bloomfield Genoa City Fire and Rescue Association and Dousman Transport Company/Bus Company. We are also so very thankful for the support of the Village of Genoa City for their continued support for our school and community. #BrookwoodsBest See you at some of our upcoming events! Yoga, Zumba, Winter Concerts, Morning Miles, Guth's Games, and sporting events!
Don’t forget! If you have clipped box tops....please get them submitted before the end of the month! We are excited to share with you that not only are we accepting clipped box tops but also scanned ones as well!! Go here for more information: https://www.boxtops4education.com/ The money our school district receives from Box Tops goes directly to community events that are hosted at our schools. Thank you to everyone who continues to support our Box Tops program! More information will be posted soon about scanned box tops! #BrookwoodsBest
Don't forget! Tomorrow is a dress up day at both schools and there is no school on Friday! Happy Red Ribbon Week! BES: Be Brookwood! All for one and one for all – (Wear Brookwood spirit wear or blue and white). Research shows that when students feel they belong to a group, a basic need is being met. This need promotes better learning, positive social-emotional growth and higher achievements. BMS: What will your career journey be? Come dressed as your dream career! #BrookwoodsBest
Miss Flood's class read a book called "The Kindness Quilt" by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace. The students in the story decided to perform acts of kindness for others in their home, neighborhood or community. They drew pictures and wrote about their kind acts and made their pictures into a kindness quilt. The students decided to have their own kindness challenge in Room 107. You can see their quilt hanging in their classroom window. Miss Flood’s class will be letting other classes know about true kindness challenge and challenge them to do the same. They can't wait to see how big their quilt grows! #BrookwoodsBest *see more pictures on Facebook!
Tomorrow, BMS will be having Katie Behl from the Walworth County Drug and Alcohol Coalition come in to educate our students on various topics in regards to our Red Ribbon Week celebrations. Behl will be coming in to educate students by grade levels on topics such as alcohol, tobacco, vaping/e-cigarettes and refusal skills. We are excited to have Behl take time out of her day to come and share with us her expertise and have some deep discussion on various refusal skills ---ways to say no. We are fortunate to give our students experiences with professionals that are experts in their fields. #BrookwoodsBest
Don't forget! Wednesday is a dress up day at both schools! Happy Red Ribbon Week! BES: Unity Day - Together against bullying. UNITED for kindness, acceptance and inclusion. (Wear Orange). https://www.pacer.org/bullying/nbpm/unity-day.asp BMS: College Tour Day — dress in your favorite college colors. Guest Speaker: Katie Behl from the Walworth County Drug and Alcohol Coalition will be coming to educate students on the topics of Alcohol, Tobacco, Vaping/E-Cigarettes, and Refusal Skills. #BrookwoodsBest
Don't forget! This week is our Red Ribbon celebratory week! Here is tomorrow’s events/dress up! BES: Mix it up at lunch day – As a way to teach tolerance, Brookwood Elementary School will be participating in the international Mix It Up at lunch Campaign. Students consistently identify the cafeteria as a place in their school where divisions are clearly—and harshly—drawn. So we ask students to move out of their comfort zones and connect with someone new over lunch. Students will randomly draw a colored card from a box and will sit at the matching table. Meeting new students and possibly sparking new friendships. (Wear mix matched clothes). https://www.tolerance.org/mix-it-up BMS: Dreaming of where your journey will take you! PJ Day #BrookwoodsBest
Students in our kindergarten and first grade classrooms have been working with Ms. Stanely on a multi-sensory approach to handwriting. Students learn proper letter formation through visual cues, verbal cues, and tactile practice. Our students make us #MustangProud with their hard work and progress! #BrookwoodsBest
Don't forget! Monday is a dress up day at both schools! Happy Red Ribbon Week! BES: Be your own super hero! You don't need a cape to be a hero, you just need to be kind. --Super Hero Day! BMS: Life's a Journey, Travel Drug Free--Tacky Tourist Day #BrookwoodsBest
Students in Mrs. Conrardy’s 4K class were engaged in four different focus areas during centers this week! The four centers included pumpkin investigation, building, and two dramatic play areas (kitchen and ice cream truck)! In the pumpkin investigation, students made observations while picking out seeds (using our fine motor skills) and playing in the pumpkin pulp. They learned about the different parts of a pumpkin (seeds, pulp, rind, and stem) and discussed how using our five senses is important during an investigation. In the other three centers, students engaged in social interaction. It is during this time that students learn to problem solve and resolve conflict all while pretending to cook or set a table and also build a structure while work at the ice cream truck. Students demonstrate understanding of rules during this time as well. Students work on taking turns, sharing and working together. These activities help to build a classroom community. #BrookwoodsBest
Our Director of Pupil Services, Julia Garczynski, is excited to let our families know that Brookwood Schools is partnering with PSG to offer our students and families school-based mental health services. These services can benefit students who may be in need of additional support to work through social or emotional concerns. PSG staff members will be on site in our school buildings to provide counseling for individuals or families. In addition, PSG will be working with school staff to help them expand their strategies for working with students in their classrooms. All providers are licensed by the State of Wisconsin and are trained in Trauma Informed Care. Brookwood Schools are committed to removing barriers so that our students have every opportunity to have their needs met and to succeed in our community and beyond. Referrals can be made through our school counselors. If you are interested in your child receiving these services, please contact either Kalyn Obry (BMS) or April Fitzsimmons (BES). #BrookwoodsBest
Thank you to UW-Extension Walworth County for coming out to work with our staff on helping us become more aware of the issues of poverty. A special shout out to Amanda and Mary for spending the morning with us and running the simulation and a HUGE shout out to all of our volunteers that came out as well!! We are truly lucky to have the community members that we do. Poverty is prevalent all over the world and we are fortunate to get this opportunity as a staff to be a part of this poverty simulation to help us to dispel the myths of poverty and increase empathy and understanding. #BrookwoodsBest
Happy School Board Week!! The School Board meets every third Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the Brookwood Middle School Library. These are public meetings and your attendance is always welcome! This month is an exception: On October 28th, our Board will have their regular meeting at 6:00 p.m. and then their Annual Meeting to approve the budget and levy beginning at 6:30 p.m.. #BrookwoodsBest
Both of our Brookwood Schools are in search of volunteers for Thursday and Friday of next week while we host our Muffins with Mom event. On Thursday, we are looking for anyone who is available for muffin pick-up and also to set-up for the event at each school. On Friday, we are looking for anyone who is NOT a special guest for Muffins with Mom to help during the event. If you are interested in volunteering on one or both days, please use the links provided below to sign up. Any questions can be directed to Amanda Springer at email@example.com Thursday volunteer link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0F4CA8AE23A0FD0-muffins1 Friday volunteer link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0F4CA8AE23A0FD0-muffins #BrookwoodsBest #GCJ2Events
It’s not too late to sign up to be a trunk for trunk or treat or to be a part of our chili cook off!! To get more information on the chili cook off...contact Tina Mohr : Tina.Mohr@gcj2.k12.wi.us #BrookwoodsBest
Calling all box tops!!! Did you know that our school is not only accepting clipped box tops but also digitally uploaded box tops?! If you have any clipped box tops...please send them in to your child’s respective school’s office so we can get them submitted before the end of the month!! Stay tuned for more information about digital box tops!!! #BrookwoodsBest
Calling all box tops!!! Did you know that our school not only accepting clipped box tops but also digitally uploaded box tops?! If you have any clipped box tops...please send them in to your child’s respective school’s office so we can get them submitted before the end of the month!! Stay tuned for more information about digital box tops!!! #BrookwoodsBest
Did you know….the total distance of a marathon is 26.2 miles which is about 504 times the size of a standard football field….? Did you know…that only approximately 0.5% of the US population has ran a marathon….? Did you know….you can now say that you personally know someone that has completed not just one marathon but THREE marathons?!?!? Congrats to Mr. Guth for completing his third marathon at the 2019 Lakefront Marathon this past weekend!! Mr. Guth is a part of our Brookwood staff running club and co-coaches both the cross country and track teams. We are so very #MustangProud that as a district we not only value the health and wellbeing of our students, but so many of our adult staff members are actively looking to improve their wellness level as well. #BrookwoodsBest Facts taken from: http://www.marathontrainingschedule.com
It's School Board Week! Did you know.....our School Board members are committed to their own learning!? At the recent Wisconsin Association of School Boards (WASB) Regional Meeting, Board Clerk, Katie Coari, received her Level 1 Award and Board Vice President, Karen Druszczak, received her Level 2 Award. Board members earn these awards by attending Professional Development Activities to increase their own learning. Way to make us #MustangProud! #BrookwoodsBest
Every afternoon, Mrs. Renn's kindergarteners work on their Be Brookwood skills. They practice being kind, safe, and responsible during Play Workshop. They make a plan with their group to make sure they are ready to get along and play nicely. Each day, students choose which activities or areas they want to participate taking turns going first at. Their activities change every two weeks. Students can build, play pretend, and explore with their classmates. Students have so much fun working with their peers to polish up on their Be Brookwood skills. #BrookwoodsBest
Students in Mrs. Brault's Kindergarten classroom love participating in math centers! Centers are a mix of hands-on, technology, and paper-pencil work. Students at the green table sorted 5-frame drawings by the number they corresponded to, then drew in a 5-frame to match the given number; students at the burgundy table sorted real objects by shape on Seesaw and then worked on IXL to improve their number sense; students at the red table filled in the missing number on their number cards and then used a pencil to write what number was missing, and students on the rug sorted a variety of things that were in the sensory table. Way to make us #MustangProud and being #BrookwoodsBest!! Helping all Children to Grow into Greatness! Head to our Facebook page to see more pictures! Facebook.com/GenoaCitySchools/
It is the season of giving and our middle school is hosting a blood drive this Wednesday!! Each donation of whole blood can save as many as three lives! Make an appointment by going to bit.ly/brookwood2019 or by contacting Kayln Obry at Kayln.Obry@gcj2.k12.wi.us
The Genoa City Jt. 2 School District is currently seeking Substitute Teachers! If you have an Associate or Bachelor Degree and are interested in completing the training to become a substitute teacher, please contact Colleen Gallo at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 262-279-1053 Ext. 1110 #BrookwoodsBest
Did you know that this week is School Board Week? We wanted to give huge shout out to our Genoa City Joint 2 School Board....for their dedication, commitment, and love for our students, teachers, staff, and community. We are proud to recognize the Genoa City Joint 2 School Board for School Board Week! THANK YOU for all that you do for the students in our school district! #BrookwoodsBest
HELP! On October 14th, which is scheduled to be a staff professional development day, our district staff will be involved in a poverty simulation. The poverty simulation is ran by the UW-Extension and aims to dispel myths of poverty and increase empathy and understanding. For a successful, meaningful simulation, we are still in need of 10 volunteers to pretend and play the roles of community members such as a community health care doctor, and employer, super-center clerk, child care provider, quick cash employee, pawn broker...etc. Adult volunteers would need to arrive at Brookwood Elementary at 8:15 am on October 14th. There will be an introduction and instructions to volunteers at this time. The simulation begins at 9:00 am and concludes following a debriefing at 11:45 am. If you are able and are interested in volunteering (or know someone who is), please contact April Fitzsimmons at email@example.com #BrookwoodsBest
We are SO excited to have the support we do to ensure our kids at both buildings are safe and learning. Chief Balog from the Genoa City Police Department and Mr. Braden our elementary school principal are both ALICE Certified Trainers and are excited to meet with our students in both buildings to talk more about school safety. They will be using ALICE certified curriculum which is designed to talk with kids about school safety at age appropriate levels. Not only has our staff been ALICE trained and certified but we also recently hosted a free family/community night in regards to ALICE as well. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Mr. Braden directly. #BrookwoodsBest
The BMS girls softball team ended their season on Monday by coming in 4th place in our conference. The girls played well in the tournament, but fell to both Union Grove and Bristol in their first playoff appearance in over 20 years! Coach Mosansky expressed how incredibly proud she was of the team this year! Congrats on a great season, ladies! #BrookwoodsBest *more pictures on Facebook*
HELP! On October 14th, which is scheduled to be a staff professional development day, our district staff will be involved in a poverty simulation. The poverty simulation is ran by the UW-Extension and aims to dispel myths of poverty and increase empathy and understanding. For a successful, meaningful simulation, we are still in need of 10 volunteers to play the roles of community members such as a community health care doctor, and employer, super-center clerk, child care provider, quick cash employee, pawn broker...etc. Adult volunteers would need to arrive at Brookwood Elementary at 8:15 am on October 14th. There will be an introduction and instructions to volunteers at this time. The simulation begins at 9:00 am and concludes following a debriefing at 11:45 am. If you are able and are interested in volunteering (or know someone who is), please contact April Fitzsimmons at firstname.lastname@example.org #BrookwoodsBest
Reminder: 4/5 Parent meeting that was scheduled for tonight is canceled.
Have you entered your chili for our Fall Fest Fundraiser Chili Cook-Off?!?! Hurry before it is too late!!!! **We are also still looking for more trunks for our Trunk-or-Treat for this special event!** For more information, please contact Tina Mohr directly: Tina.Mohr@gcj2.k12.wi.us #BrookwoodsBest #GCJ2Events
We hope you and your child can join us for some of our events this week and next! The schools are buzzing with busy-ness! This week: 2 BES grade level field trips BMS Girl's Basketball Try Outs Free Mustang Play Group (3 year olds in & out of district) @BES BMS Open Gym BMS Men's Basketball Open Gym Next week: FREE Community Yoga -Monday @BES District Blood Drive -Wednesday @BMS Fire Prevention Assembly-Wednesday @BES Traxside Skate Night @TraXside Skating - Burlington, Wisconsin -Thursday Check out our BMS Calendar here: https://tinyurl.com/y5dqprzj Check out our BES Calendar here: https://tinyurl.com/y4yu758e To subscribe to our calendars, click on the +GoogleCalendar button in the lower right on either or both calendars. #BrookwoodsBest
BMS Girls Softball Team: be prepared to play two games at Salem tomorrow. Bus leaves at 2:30. First game is at 3:30. Let's go Mustangs! #BrookwoodsBest
Come cheer on our Brookwood Girl's Softball team at their first play off game on MONDAY!!! 9/30/19 at Salem (8828 Antioch Rd, Salem, WI 53168) Game starts at 3:30!
Gold Walk Update: The Gold Walk will still take place from 1-2 today! Due to the weather, elementary students will be staying at the elementary building and middle school students will be staying at the middle school building. Family members are still welcome to attend. Questions? Contact your child’s respective school office. #BrookwoodsBest
Due to possible poor weather tomorrow, we will be posting around noon with the finalized Gold Walk plan/location. Thanks for your patience and support and we hope you will be able to make it out to this great community and district event to help us Raise Awareness for Pediatric Cancer. #BrookwoodsBest
Breaking News: Girls softball playoff game is at 4pm today at Riverview School. Bus leaves at 3:15pm. Good luck Mustangs!
Don't forget to wear yellow/gold tomorrow to help us Raise Awareness for Pediatric Cancer at our Gold Walk! Both our elementary and middle school students will be walking together at the middle school. Donations are still being accepted to help support families who are affected by childhood cancer. For more information, please contact your child's respective school's secretary. #BrookwoodsBest
Join us for some FREE Awesomely Messy Outdoor Fun TOMORROW for all students that are 3-5 years old!! This Brookwood Early Childhood Night full of fine & gross motor activities (full-body & hand-eye coordination movements). Children will play & interact with others around their age. Parents will learn about developmental milestones in these areas. This night will happen rain or shine, but the types of activities will be dependent on the weather. Dress for the mess! A snack will be provided for the children. Register before the event to receive free fine & gross motor activity ideas for home. But feel free to just show up as well! *This community event is open to ALL children in & outside of our district.
See you tonight!!! Parents & community members are invited to attend a FREE informational presentation & learning activity about the school safety approach called ALICE TONIGHT from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Brookwood Middle School. Presented by ALICE certified instructors, Principal Luke Braden & Chief Joseph Balog, the presentation will go over the active shooter survival techniques that the staff at our school district have been training on for the last two years. The second half of the evening will provide parents with an opportunity to participate in a hands on demonstration of ALICE. Families wishing to attend that did not sign up on Back to School Night can RSVP to Colleen Gallo anytime today at email@example.com // 262-279-1053 Ext. 1110.
Last spring, both Brookwood Schools received the official designation as “ALICE certified” schools. This certification came a little over a year after the first staff training in the district and about two years after the initial conversations with Chief Balog, who is a certified ALICE trainer. This fall, the district will continue their implementation by providing classroom training to all students in grades K-8, as well as offering an evening training session for parents. ALICE is an acronym for: Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate. The ALICE approach to school safety centers around providing preparation for schools on how to proactively handle the threat of an active shooter situation, unlike the traditional “lockdown only” approach. While the information shared via ALICE training is consistently focused on awareness and options, presentations to students vary dependent on age. In addition to ALICE, our school district has upgraded both camera systems, changed door security hardware and processes, installed exterior window markers and interior window blinds, and purchased BleedStop kits for all district classrooms and main areas. Many of these changes have been done as a part of a Safety Grant that the district acquired through the Office of School Safety and Department of Public Instruction. We are SO LUCKY as a district to have a strong partnership with our local police department! School Administrators meet regularly with Chief Balog and members of his department who provide advice on facility safety, assist with training for staff and students, and who are always willing to be involved in daily school activities. #BrookwoodsBest
Thank you to all the students, families, and teachers that came out to support our Pediatric Cancer Awareness Blanket Making Event. We had a great turn out at both buildings!! Thank you to Kisses From Keegan and Friends for donating the supplies and being willing to deliver the completed blankets to Children’s Hospital of Milwaukee to children fighting cancer. We hope that you and your family can join us on September 27th in our District’s Gold Walk Event at 1:00 pm at the middle school. #BrookwoodsBest
Our Brookwood Schools' Fall Fest is coming up!! We hope that you and your family can join us for this fun filled event. Please click on the link below to let us know if you will be in attendance or not and if you can help us with some of the happenings on this special day. https://tinyurl.com/y2b4s4lv If you have any question, please feel free to contact Tina Mohr directly: Tina.Mohr@gcj2.k12.wi.us #BrookwoodsBest #GCJ2Events
What a GREAT night of free Family Yoga! We had a great turn out and hope to see some of you all at our upcoming Community Yoga events! Thank YOU for taking the time out of your night to join us for this special event! #BrookwoodsBest More information about our Community Yoga events can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/552341708904445/
Join us for some Awesomely Messy Outdoor Fun!! This Brookwood Early Childhood Night full of fine and gross motor activities (full-body and hand-eye coordination movements). Children will play and interact with others around their age. *Open to children ages 3-5 years old -including 4K and 5K students* Parents will learn about developmental milestones in these areas. This night will happen rain or shine, but the types of activities will be dependent on the weather. Dress for the mess! A snack will be provided for the children. Register before the event to receive free fine and gross motor activity ideas for home. For questions, concerns, and/or to sign up: Kylie Warner Early Childhood Special Education Teacher Kylie.Warner@gcj2.k12.wi.us 262-279-6496 #BrookwoodsBest
FREE Family Yoga is THIS WEEK and we hope to see you ALL there! Wednesday, September 18th from 5:30-6:15 pm @BES Multipurpose Room. Check out this short video of our yoga instructor Molly Amelse leading staff through a yoga flow during our Staff Inservice’s active start. https://tinyurl.com/y2c5agj5 For more information, check out our Facebook link to this event: https://www.facebook.com/events/885682095139103/ #BrookwoodsBest
Our 1st through 3rd grade art students worked on a collaborative project inspired by quilter Corrine Sovey. Corrine is a quilter from Texas who is known for her vibrant colors and geometric shapes in her quilts. Every art student made a square for the "Community Quilt" using brightly colored triangles, rectangles, squares and 1/4 circles. Way to go, Mustangs! #BrookwoodsBest
Did you know that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month?! Check out this message on Facebook from our very own Keegan Denecke and what she has to say and the events our District has planned! We are SO happy to say that Keegan is a childhood cancer survivor! #BrookwoodsBest https://www.facebook.com/GenoaCitySchools/videos/1306835079523115/
Friday morning basketball begins tomorrow! Door 5 opens at 6am. Coach Highland will be there! This is the first group to play ball on our new floor!
The softball game at Riverview scheduled for today is canceled due to rain and wet fields.
Come join in on our FREE Family Yoga Class (ages 5 and up)! This class will take place at Brookwood Elementary and is FREE to all families! September 18 / 5:30pm-6:15pm. For more information, please contact Molly Amelse: Molly.Amelse@gcj2.k12.wi.us
Our Brookwood Community Garden is coming full circle to compliment our middle school lunch program. The beans & tomatoes were sweet and our tomatillos added to our nacho/baked potato menu yesterday. Look at the beautiful fresh food we provide! Thank you to all the families who gave up time to help weed, water, and pick at the community garden. Eating well rocks! #BrookwoodsBest
The softball game for tonight against Wheatland is canceled. There will be practice until 4pm.
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
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
Are you a 6th grader or a parent of a 6th grader? Make sure you come out to our Outdoor Education Meeting on September 9th // 4:00-5:00 pm. During this meeting you will hear about the camp schedule, things to pack, medical information, and be a part of a question and answer forum. (Outdoor Education Dates: September 18-20th) For additional questions, please contact your child's 6th grade homeroom teacher. firstname.lastname@example.org // email@example.com // firstname.lastname@example.org
We had a great first week of school! Be on the lookout for the BMS Student Handbook and Code of Conduct. We sent a copy home with every student today. Please review this document with your child and send the signature page back to the Main Office by Friday, September 13.
ED Clark will be at BMS Friday at 7:45am on the stage to take pictures for students that were not at Back to School Night. Expect your child to bring order forms home if they get their picture taken tomorrow. This is NOT picture retakes. Retakes are scheduled for November 5.
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!! https://www.facebook.com/GenoaCitySchools/ #BrookwoodsBest #GCJ2Events
We had a great first day of school! Lots of excitement in the halls and several positive relationships formed or reconnected. I wanted to share the planned change for morning drop off that goes into effect Wednesday. Supervision is in place at 7:20am. Doors open at 7:30am. Students in grades 4/5 enter Door 5. Students in grades 6, 7, 8 enter the Main Doors.
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: https://www.facebook.com/events/376855052888946/ #BrookwoodsBest
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
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 Molly.Amelse@gcj2.k12.wi.us Check out her Community Yoga events and dates by click on the links below: FREE Family Yoga 9.18: https://www.facebook.com/events/885682095139103/ Community Yoga: https://www.facebook.com/events/552341708904445/ #BrookwoodsBest
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! https://www.facebook.com/GenoaCitySchools/
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
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
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.)
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.
The Genoa City Joint 2 School District is a 4K-8 school district that provides students with personalized learning experiences in a small school atmosphere. We believe in the importance of educating the whole child through a balanced program of academics and the arts in a technology-rich learning environment. Our schools are the center of the Village of Genoa City and we have a long tradition of parent involvement and community support.