Helen Xiong
For the past 10 years, our district has had a strong connection with the School Leaders Advancing Technology in Education (SLATE) Conference. We have not only been consistently sending teachers to learn and grow in their technology advancements at this conference but have also had the opportunity to be consistently chosen to lead and present there as well. At SLATE, our educators are able to share and network with other professionals the great things that our district is doing to move our students and the world of education with the use of technology forward. This year, the team of presenters were Heather Stanley, Caitlyn Kiefer & Helen Xiong. #BrookwoodsBest #slatewi
about 9 hours ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
We are so excited to announce that Marguerite Preston has joined our Brookwood Family as a student teacher school counselor at both the elementary school and the middle school. She was born and raised in McHenry, Illinois. She graduated from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale with a Bachelor's Degree of Liberal Arts with a major in Sociology and a minor in Psychology. She is currently completing her Master's Degree at Concordia University in School Counseling. Preston enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, and traveling to new places. Please give a warm Mustang welcome to Ms. Preston in the comments below! You'll see her around both buildings working with not just our students but Mrs. Obry and Mrs. Fitzsimmons as well! #BrookwoodsBest
2 days ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Students in Ms. Lind and Mr. Herman’s classrooms were challenged to solve a string of lights problem after studying series and parallel circuits. Students were to design a string of lights to solve a company’s customer issue to use the least amount of wire and the least amount of energy sources, so it would be the most profitable to manufacture. Teams were to simulate a burned out bulb and design and test different circuit designs that would make the customers happy with the company’s product. Here are some pictures of what the design teams came up with. #BrookwoodsBest
3 days ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Math here…..math there….math everywhere!!! Students in Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Bush’s 4/5 math class worked on a division scavenger hunt to review division strategies after their multiplication warm up for the day. #BrookwoodsBest *more pictures on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GenoaCitySchools/
4 days ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
How did you spend your Friday night? These 8th graders spent last Friday packing meals for Children’s World Impact. In a little over an hour, they worked together to package 504 meals that provided 3,024 servings of food for children around the world. We are so proud of them for spending time helping others! #BrookwoodsBest *more pictures on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GenoaCitySchools
4 days ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
BES Families: We will be holding our annual winter extravaganza on Friday, December 20th. In the morning, Kindergarten – 3rd grade will rotate through cookie decorating (our teachers will be busy baking) and a craft station followed by a story walk - classes will use clues to find 3 different guest readers around the building who, together, will read them a complete story. In the afternoon, the students in 1st – 3rd grade have voted for their favorite movies and once the winning movies are announced, they will get to choose what movie they want to watch for part of the afternoon – complete with juice and popcorn! Don’t forget to wear your PJ’s!! 4K students will be doing the similar activities within their classrooms. We would like to ask for your help in donating juice, plates, frosting, sprinkles, bowls, spoons, knives, napkins and volunteers You can do that by simply going to the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C44AFA82EA2FE3-winter2 Select the item(s) you’d like to donate, shop for the item(s) and then send the item(s) with your child to school before December 17th. Thank you in advance for your help in making this day extra fun! Sincerely, Mrs. Fitzsimmons, Mrs. Goggin and all of the Brookwood Elementary Staff #BrookwoodsBest
4 days ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
What an awesome night of singing!!!!! Thank you to everyone that was able to make it to cheer on our 4K and Kindergarten students!! They were amazing!!! #BrookwoodsBest *more pictures on Facebook!
7 days ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Are you ready for our 4K/5K concert tonight?!?! We are!!! We hope to see you at the elementary school. Singing starts at 5:45 pm. #BrookwoodsBest
8 days ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Over the past of couple weeks, third grade students in Mrs. Arshem’s class have been working hard on their region projects. Each group was responsible for researching to find out their region’s climate, landmarks, vegetation, fun facts and more! #BrookwoodsBest *more pictures on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GenoaCitySchools/
9 days ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
6th grade had a great time at the Milwaukee Art Museum today. Check out more pictures on Facebook! #BrookwoodsBest
9 days ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Interested in helping shop for Brookwood's Families In Need Program? This program helps our district's children in providing them with some needed/fun items for Christmas. If you are interested, please click on the link below to choose an item to purchase. Once purchased, please label the item with child letter and number and drop off to the Elementary School by Thursday, Dec. 12th. If you have any questions please contact April Fitzsimmons at 262-279-6496 or Kayln Obry at 262-279-1053. Thank you, your generosity is greatly appreciated! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d48afa623abfc1-holiday #BrookwoodsBest
10 days ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Are you a BMS student and are interested in being a part of our middle school musical production? Make sure you make it to this meeting to hear about the musical for this year: Willy Wonka Jr.
11 days ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Don’t forget: all Brookwood Swag orders are due tomorrow! Here is the direct link to order: https://tinyurl.com/r29g9z5
12 days ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Need a recharge for this upcoming week? Don’t forget about these two great events that are happening TOMORROW! *Mindful Mondays & Community Yoga!* See you there!! #BrookwoodsBest Check out the app or Facebook for more details.
12 days ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
We are grateful, thankful & blessed....for YOU! Thank you for your continued support in our school district. Share in the comments what you are grateful, thankful, and/or blessed with or for.... We hope that during this break you are able to unplug, unwind and spend time with those you love most. #BrookwoodsBest
15 days ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
BROOKWOOD FOR THE WINNNNNN!!! Last night, the Brookwood girls basketball team beat a conference powerhouse, Yorkville, 21 to 20 in the first round of the playoffs. Our girls will now be advancing to the final four of the playoffs. The Brookwood defense held Yorkville to 4 points in the 1st half! The scoring was spread out amongst the girls in a tremendous team effort. Taylor Palazzo made a 3 pointer to get the team started, and Tessa Coari beat the buzzer at the end of the first half with a basket. Lilly Villareal and Natalie Porras led the charge with aggressive defense and offense. Lilly Butinas sealed the victory by making a free throw with seconds remaining in the game. Congrats to ALL our girls on on huge playoff victory! We hope to see you at Yorkville on 12/3 for our next game to determine who heads to the championship game on 12/5! #BrookwoodsBest
17 days ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Ms. Amelse's science class has been exploring light and sound. Students have investigated light through shadows, flashlights and reflections. They have also explored different types of sounds through hands on experiments. Students work through all experiments in partner pairs or small groups to learn how to effectively communicate their science findings with peers. Check out the pictures on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GenoaCitySchools/ #BrookwoodsBest
18 days ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
The past few weeks, 7th grade scientists have been learning about the properties of water. We learned water particles are attracted to one another and resist being separated. We dropped water on pennies, trying to determine how many drops would stack up on a penny. How many drops of water to you think can stay on a penny? The students are also learning about chemical formulas, and that each substance can be made of different types of atoms in different arrangements. We used marshmallows and toothpicks to build molecules of water, carbon dioxide, fructose (sugar), and caffeine - all ingredients found in soda. We were able to separate the water from the soda, using a process called distillation. The scientific principles of evaporation and condensation were used to explain how the water was removed from the soda. 7th grade science is awesome! #BrookwoodsBest
20 days ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
November is Native American Heritage Month and the students in Mrs. Powers and Mrs. Kanthack’s classes are learning all about Wisconsin and how we are connected to many Native American tribes. This week the students had Navite American stories told around a campfire, looked at artifacts from different tribes from around WI, and identified six different types of Native American’s that have lived in Wisconsin for thousands of years. Later in the unit, students will learn how to speak and write the Ojibwa language and hear the story, “We are Grateful” by Traci Sorell and Frane Lessac which is a cultural Native American book teaching us how to express gratitude. #BrookwoodsBest
21 days ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Employment Opportunities: *ALL inquiries, questions, and/or applications must be directed and submitted to Kellie Bohn at the District Office at Brookwood Middle School (1020 Hunter's Ridge / Genoa City, WI 53128) 262-279-1053 X1108 -Kellie.Bohn@gcj2.k12.wi.us The Genoa City Jt. 2 School District is an equal opportunity employer and organization who fully and actively supports equal access for all people, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information or testing and sexual orientation. *Please see uploaded files for more information. Additional forms can be found on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/GenoaCitySchools/photos/?tab=album&album_id=471410803419112
21 days ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Our FREE Family Resource Fair has started!!! Soooo many great offerings for all families. We will be at the middle school until 7:30 so there’s still plenty of time to come out and share some time with us! A HUGE shout out to all of our vendors that were able to take time out of their nights to be with us. #BrookwoodsBest #GCJ2Events
22 days ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Just a quick reminder about our Family Resource Fair tonight from 6:00-7:30 at Brookwood Middle School. We will have almost twenty different local agencies coming to share with you their services and programs for children and families. You can come and go as you like! We also have a free raffle and a one-month family membership to the Y in Lake Geneva to give away. Hope to see you there! #BrookwoodsBest #GCJ2Events
22 days ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Check out this week's Be Brookwood winners! Congratulations to our students who were recognized for Being Kind, Being Safe, and Being Responsible. Great job Being Brookwood! #BrookwoodsBest
22 days ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Did you know that the Wisconsin Early Autism Project (WEAP) provides a Diagnostic Evaluation to review your child’s medical and developmental history and a thorough parent interview to address your concerns about your child’s development as well as your child’s skills and strengths? Come to Brookwood's FREE Family Resource Fair this Thursday, November 21st (TOMORROW!) from 6:00-7:30 pm @BMS to learn more about WEAP and other local agencies that help children. #BrookwoodsBest #GCJ2Events
22 days ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
WOW! Thank YOU to everyone that came out to our first PTO meeting! It’s not too late to join in and it will never be too late to join in!! We ALWAYS need your help, support, and input in making our schools the best it can be! #BrookwoodsBest
23 days ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
HELP! We are still looking for a few more volunteers for our Grandparent's/VIP Day on Nov. 26th! Interested in helping? Please contact Heather Hoerth - heather.hoerth@gcj2.k12.wi.us or call 262-279-1053 #BrookwoodsBest
24 days ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Get your Brookwood swag before the holidays! Thank you to PFI Fashions for setting us up with an on-line store! Order deadline is December 2nd! Please feel free to contact PFI with additional questions: info@pfifashions.com Click here to enter our online store: https://tinyurl.com/r29g9z5 #BrookwoodsBest
24 days ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Students in Mrs. Goggin's second grade class have been geologists in science. After studying types earth materials in the last investigation students learned how earth materials are used this week. The second graders became engineers to investigate how to best mix sand and matrix (a cornstarch and water mixture that acts like a glue) to make a permanent sand sculpture. They then used the properties of clay to design a bead. Those beads were painted and turned into a necklace or bracelet for them to keep. The students had fun learning how earth materials are used in construction materials such as bricks, asphalt and concrete! #BrookwoodsBest
25 days ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Did you know that Early Head Start is a free, federally funded preschool/family program operated in almost every county in the country? EHS supports pregnant women and families in their journey of educating and parenting their children during the infant and toddler stages of development (ages 0-3). Come to Brookwood's Family Resource Fair this Thursday, November 21st from 6:00-7:30 pm at BMS to learn more about Early Head Start and other agencies that help women and children in our community! #BrookwoodsBest
25 days ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
This past week was the Fuel Up to Play 60 kick off at the middle school during the 4th-8th grade lunches. Student learned about healthy nutrition and how they should get at least 60 minutes of physical of activity a day. Students were also given the opportunity to try out some new foods—-a variety of cheeses! #BrookwoodsBest
26 days ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Brookwood’s Family Engagement Group is excited to announce they will be at the Family Resource Fair on November 21st from 6-7:30 pm at the middle school. They will be providing free resources and modeling effective reading strategies to use at home. Come join in on the fun and learning! #BrookwoodsBest
27 days ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
We hope you will join us ‪on Thursday, November 21st from 6:00-7:30‬ pm at BMS for our first ever FREE Family Resource Fair!  We have over 15 community organizations coming that will share information about their services, classes, programs, etc. There will also be a FREE raffle w/prizes, free family resource take-aways and a raffle for a FREE one-month family membership to the YMCA in Lake Geneva! Want FREE childcare for this event? Contact: Kristen.Monday@gcj2.k12.wi.us
28 days ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Our Author-of-the-Month at the Elementary school for November is Lois Ehlert. She was born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin and now lives in Milwaukee. She creates her pictures using many different objects, fabrics and wood. Here are some students enjoying her books at one of the collaboration stations in library this week. #BrookwoodsBest
28 days ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
A day of teachers being taught....challenged....and moved to helping all children to grow into greatness. #BrookwoodsBest
28 days ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Way to go, Mustangs!! For our annual Gold Walk, Brookwood was able to raise $726.90 to donate to the Kisses From Keegan and Friends foundation to support families with children fighting childhood cancer. This week, our BMS Student Council was able to present the check to our Brookwood students that are a part of the junior board for Kisses From Keegan and Friends. #BrookwoodsBest
30 days ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Brookwood Families! Our test text message has been sent out. If you did not get it, please contact either the elementary or middle school office to get your information updated. Thank you for your continued support in our District and being a part of the Brookwood Family! #BrookwoodsBest
30 days ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Families! Here is information in regards to our TEST MESSAGE that will be sent out on Wednesday, November 13th to test our messaging system to all of our Brookwood families. If you need your information updated, please contact either the middle school or elementary school office. https://tinyurl.com/v2xnz39
about 1 month ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Don't forget those cold weather items during this chilly season! It's better to be prepared and bring them to school than to leave them and need them. #BrookwoodsBest
about 1 month ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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
about 1 month ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Get ready....it's going to be good! #BrookwoodsBest
about 1 month ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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
about 1 month ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Don't forget those cold weather items during this chilly season! It's better to be prepared and bring them to school than to leave them and need them. #BrookwoodsBest
about 1 month ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Check out this week's Be Brookwood winners at the elementary school! Congratulations to our students who were recognized for Being Kind, Being Safe, and Being Responsible. Great job Being Brookwood! #BrookwoodsBest
about 1 month ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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/
about 1 month ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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
about 1 month ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
The students in the Photography Class at the middle school are clearly focused!!! Can you guess what kind of camera/devices our students are using to get these amazing pictures?! Way to go, kids!! #BrookwoodsBest
about 1 month ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
HUGE thank YOU from the GC Junior Girl Scout Troop #7046 for all those that were able to donate candy to Operation Gratitude for our soldiers!! With your help, they were able to collect 68 pounds of candy! THANK YOU!! #BrookwoodsBest
about 1 month ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
We hope you're ready for a busy week....because we are!! Check out these events! #BrookwoodsBest
about 1 month ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Don’t forget that it is daylight savings at 2 a.m. Any device that does not have a smart clock needs to be manually changed. It’s also recommended to change your batteries to all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in your home as well! #BrookwoodsBest
about 1 month ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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
about 1 month ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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
about 1 month ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Middle school families: there will be no after school activities today 10/31/19
about 1 month ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
It’s chilly outside but we are keeping it warm and festive at the elementary school! #BrookwoodsBest
about 1 month ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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
about 1 month ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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
about 1 month ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Save your candy for a cause! Thanks to our Genoa City Junior Girl Scout Troop 7046 for collecting candy to send to our troops with Operations Gratitude! There are boxes at each building and we will be accepting donations until Nov. 4th #BrookwoodsBest
about 1 month ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
They’re here! They’re here! Thanks to Kohl's : Wild Theater for taking their morning to spend it with us!! #BrookwoodsBest
about 1 month ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
We can't wait for both schools to be filled with students before the official school day starts. Both programs start TOMORROW! (BES: Morning Miles // BMS: Guth’s Games) Check our the image for more details! See you then!! #BrookwoodsBest #GCJ2Events
about 1 month ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Before the cold hits.......we’re over here thinking about palm trees, beautiful sunsets, and warmer days! #BrookwoodsBest Great job to our 7/8th grade elective painting course!
about 1 month ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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 @kim.nousaine@gcj2.k12.wi.us or call the middle school office. #GCJ2Events
about 1 month ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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!
about 1 month ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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!
about 1 month ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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
about 1 month ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Reminder: No 4K Programming Tomorrow! 10/24/19
about 1 month ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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
about 1 month ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
The Blacklight Art Show is underway at the elementary school! We hope you all can take the time to stop by and visit our art room to check out the amazing artwork our elementary students have done! Here’s a sneak peek! #BrookwoodsBest
about 1 month ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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!
about 1 month ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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
about 1 month ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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
about 1 month ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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
about 1 month ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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
about 1 month ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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
about 1 month ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
See you in two hours at our Fall Fest Fundraiser at the middle school. It’s bound to be a great time with the trunk or treat, hay ride, chili cook off, fun run, inflatables, arts and crafts, dinner, raffle baskets and so much more!!!
about 1 month ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
At the elementary school, "Red Ribbon Week" will look a little different as we spend the week focusing on the building blocks of a healthy, drug free lifestyle - developing kindness/empathy, teaching tolerance, encouraging acceptance and inclusion and promoting positive character. October 21st – Be your own super hero – you don’t need a cape to be a hero, you just need to be kind. (Super hero day) October 22nd – 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 October 23 – Unity Day - Together against bullying. UNITED for kindness, acceptance and inclusion. (Wear Orange). https://www.pacer.org/bullying/nbpm/unity-day.asp October 24th – 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. #BrookwoodsBest
about 1 month ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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
about 1 month ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
If you didn’t make it out to our first home girl’s basketball game....you missed out! Way to go, Brookwood! #BrookwoodsBest
about 1 month ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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
about 1 month ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
How can you show kindness at school and at home? Remember to be the "I" in KIND! #BrookwoodsBest
about 1 month ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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
about 1 month ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Don’t forget! Students are not to report to school on Oct 14. This day is scheduled as a professional development day for staff. Enjoy the long weekend.
2 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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
2 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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 amanda.springer@gcj2.k12.wi.us Thursday volunteer link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0F4CA8AE23A0FD0-muffins1 Friday volunteer link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0F4CA8AE23A0FD0-muffins #BrookwoodsBest #GCJ2Events
2 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
It's School Board Week! Here is some School Board Trivia: Which Board Member has been on the Board the longest? Comment on our Facebook post with your answer! #BrookwoodsBest
2 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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
2 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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
2 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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
2 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Have you had the chance to sign up to donate blood at the middle school? If not, no big deal....just come to the middle school and we can get you all set up as a walk-in donor! Blood donations are open from 2:30-6:00 today!! #BrookwoodsBest
2 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
We had some VERY special visitors at lunch today! Thank you again Bloomfield Genoa City Fire and Rescue Association for all that you do and spending your day with our elementary students!!! #BrookwoodsBest
2 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Make sure to stop and smell the flowers before the super chilly weather is upon us. Love these beautiful Van Gogh inspired Sun Flowers made by our 2nd grade art students located at our elementary school!! Way to make us #MustangProud ! #BrookwoodsBest
2 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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
2 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Make sure to stop and smell the flowers before the super chilly weather is upon us. Love these beautiful Van Goggin inspired Sun Flowers made by our 2nd grade art students located at our elementary school!! Way to make us #MustangProud ! #BrookwoodsBest
2 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
It's School Board Week! Here is some School Board Trivia: All of the current Board members have or had children who have attended Brookwood Schools! Comment below with how many Board members have children who are currently enrolled in our schools! #BrookwoodsBest
2 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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
2 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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/
2 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Thanks to Meemic Foundation Grants, Ms. Skalecki was able to get supplies for her classroom. The Meemic Foundation is dedicated to advancing and improving education by providing grants for teachers, educators and schools. Ms. Skalecki cannot wait to share her supplies with her students! #BrookwoodsBest
2 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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
2 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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 colleen.gallo@gcj2.k12.wi.us or at 262-279-1053 Ext. 1110 #BrookwoodsBest
2 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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
2 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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 april.fitzsimmons@gcj2.k12.wi.us #BrookwoodsBest
2 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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
2 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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*
2 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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 april.fitzsimmons@gcj2.k12.wi.us #BrookwoodsBest
2 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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
2 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Congratulations  to this week's BES Be Brookwood winners! These students were recognized for demonstrating what it means to Be Kind. Be Safe. Be Responsible. Great job! #BrookwoodsBest
2 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
We are #MustangProud of the BMS Boy's Softball Team and their hard work and dedication to this sport this season! #BrookwoodsBest **More pictures on Facebook**
2 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Our Community Yoga Class are back in session starting Monday, October 7th from 6-6:45 pm at BES in the multipurpose room. Classes are $5 each and we hope you can make it. Please see the attached flier for more information. #BrookwoodsBest
2 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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
2 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
At recess today, Grade 4-5 helped at the community garden to pick ripe tomatoes, tomatillos, eggplant, beets, leek and both green and yellow beans! Is it really September 30th??? #BrookwoodsBest
2 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Not only does teaching happen within the classrooms with our students but it happens among teachers as well! #BrookwoodsBest
2 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
We’ve got some pretty amazing artists in our district!! Check out these Image Overlays that are displayed in our middle school hallway. #BrookwoodsBest *more on our Facebook page*
2 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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
2 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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!
3 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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
3 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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
3 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
WAY TO GO MUSTANGSSSSSS! Our girl’s softball team had a double header tonight and won BOTH games!!! Andddddd they’re off to the playoffs!!!! #BrookwoodsBest
3 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Our FREE Early Childhood Event was a hit tonight!! Thank you to everyone that attended! We hope to see you and your family at our next one. Stay tuned for the date!! #BrookwoodsBest
3 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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
3 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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.
3 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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 colleen.gallo@gcj2.k12.wi.us // 262-279-1053 Ext. 1110.
3 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
The middle school’s Mustang Market has been out and about! Ask your middle school child about the goodies that are out at lunch time for purchase! #BrookwoodsBest
3 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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
3 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
‪Make sure you check out our Facebook page to see a video on what some of our 6th graders said about camp!! #BrookwodsBest‬
3 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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
3 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Don’t forget this starts on Monday! Contact Mr. Guth (BMS) Matt.Guth@gcj2.k12.wi.us Or Mrs. Brenek (BES) Briana.Brenek@gcj2.k12.wi.us for the time(s) your child has PE next week! #BrookwoodsBest
3 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
6th Grade Camp Wonderland Night Hike. A fan favorite activity that is a memory that’s never forgotten. #BrookwoodsBest
3 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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
3 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Day 1 at Camp Wonderland with great weather! Students participated in activities that included boating, owl pellets and fire building. Large group activities included the chip game, 9 square and rock climbing! #BrookwoodsBest
3 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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/
3 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Camp Wonderland round up onto the buses this morning!!! We know our 6th graders are going to have a GREAT time at our annual 6th Grade Camp Wonderland trip! #BrookwoodsBest
3 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Any guesses with what’s going on at the middle school today?! #BrookwoodsBest
3 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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
3 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Congratulations to this week's Be Brookwood winners at the elementary school! Check out the post here: https://www.facebook.com/GenoaCitySchools/ These students were chosen for demonstrating what it means to: Be Kind. Be Safe. Be Responsible. Be Brookwood! #BrookwoodsBest
3 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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
3 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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
3 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Elementary School Families! Stay tuned for a special announcement tomorrow! We will be drawing names of our first group of students who demonstrated what it means to Be Brookwood! Don't forget to Be Kind. Be Safe. Be Responsible. Be Brookwood! #BrookwoodsBest
3 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Did you know that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month?! Check out this message from our very own Keegan Denecke on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GenoaCitySchools/videos/1306835079523115/ 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
3 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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
3 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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
3 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
9:03 am 9/10/19 Phone and internet services are back up and running at both buildings.
3 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
9/10/19 Due to early morning storms, internet and phone service is down at both buildings—-power at both buildings is working. *only phone and internet service is down*
3 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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
3 months ago, Helen Xiong
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
3 months ago, Helen Xiong
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
3 months ago, Helen Xiong
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: https://typetastic.blog/2019/08/13/teaching-early-elementary-tech-with-games-and-creativity/ #BrookwoodsBest
3 months ago, Helen Xiong
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
3 months ago, Helen Xiong
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
3 months ago, Helen Xiong
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!! https://www.facebook.com/GenoaCitySchools/ #BrookwoodsBest #GCJ2Events‬
3 months ago, Helen Xiong
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
3 months ago, Helen Xiong
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: https://www.facebook.com/events/376855052888946/ #BrookwoodsBest
3 months ago, Helen Xiong
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
4 months ago, Helen Xiong
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
4 months ago, Helen Xiong
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
4 months ago, Helen Xiong
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
4 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Tonight is the night and we CANNOT wait to see you all! #BrookwoodsBest
4 months ago, Helen Xiong
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 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
4 months ago, Helen Xiong
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
4 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
Professional Development Day 2!! Not only is our training centered around or teaching staff but also our administrative staff! #BrookwoodsBest
4 months ago, Helen Xiong
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! https://www.facebook.com/GenoaCitySchools/
4 months ago, Helen Xiong
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
4 months ago, Helen Xiong
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
4 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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
4 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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
4 months ago, Helen Xiong
Helen Xiong
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.
5 months ago, Helen Xiong