Brookwood Jr/Sr High Newsletter

 

BROOKWOOD JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL NEWSLETTER

P.O. Box 130 Ontario, WI 54651 – 337-4401/fax 337-4759

 

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

If you are interested in seeing the Brookwood Morning announcements, please go to our web site, www.now.k12.wi.us, click on BHS Daily Announcements.

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Lunch Menu for February 24th-28th:

*Salad, Fresh Veggies, Fruit, and Milk is offered with all lunches*

Monday: Chicken Strips OR Meatball Sub, Roasted Baby Bakers

Tuesday: Hot Dog OR Brat, Sidewinder Fries, Baked Beans

Wednesday: Cheese Quesadilla OR Chicken Stir-Fry, Rice, Sauteed Zucchini

Thursday: Meatballs & Gravy OR Pot Roast, Whipped Potato, Carrots, Cranberry Sauce, Dinner Roll

Friday: Mini Pizzas OR Fish Sandwich, Corn

 

 

Mark your calendars! On Thursday, March 5th, Brookwood Special Olympics will host the Viroqua Sparks in basketball. It’s usually a very fun experience! We will play two games, the first one stating at 6:15 pm, and the second game to follow. We hope you can make it and cheer on these awesome athletes!

 

The School District of Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton, in cooperation with surrounding communities and agencies that provide services to families with young children, will host the 2020 Child Development Day on April 7th from 3:30-6:30 P.M. in the Elementary Gym. This will include a booth for registration for 4K (Your child needs to be 4 years old before September 1st, 2020 to register). Families that have already contacted the school about registering their child will receive a letter toward the end of March with more information. If would like to be added to the list or if you’re not sure if you’re on the list, please call Kathy Jones at 337-4420.

 

Families with children between the ages of 2 years 10 months to 4 years are invited to celebrate their child’s development. This informal screening allows your child to play with others while observers complete a developmental checklist which is shared with parents. The process only takes about a half an hour. Agencies from the community will offer a wealth of materials to inform you of resources available in this area. Car seat safety information will be available, as well as, an onsite car seat inspection at your request.

 

We also need your support to assist with our Child Find Program. If you are aware of any children within the above ages living within the Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton School District, please contact Kathy Jones at 337-4401 extension 378 or email kjones@now.k12.wi.us. Thanks for your support!

 

The Brookwood Theatre Program will present “The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe” as their spring production on Friday, March 13th and Saturday, March 14th at 7:00 P.M. and on Sunday, March 15th at 2:00 P.M. in the school’s Classic Gym. The Saturday evening performance will be presented as a dinner theatre and will require advance purchase of the thickets from cast members or through the high school office. This performance will serve as a fundraiser for the Brookwood Theatre program and will be catered by the Rockton Bar. Seating is limited

 

Tickets for Friday and Sunday will be $3 and will be available at the door 30 minutes before each performance. Saturday’s admission for the dinner theatre fundraiser is $15.

 

Kids Night Out:  The Brookwood 8th Grade Leadership team will be hosting an activity night (games, movie, open gym) for grades 6-8 on Friday, February 28, 2020 from 6-9pm.  There will be a $2 admission, with $1 popcorn, $1 soda, and $0.50 baked goods.  All proceeds will be donated to Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep.  The Mission of NILMDTS offers the gift of healing, hope and honor to parents experiencing the death of a baby through the overwhelming power of a free gift of professional remembrance portraits. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Nemec at hnemec@now.k12.wi.us.

 

The Junior Class has scheduled this year’s prom for Saturday, April 18th, 2020! The Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Association (AODAPA), along with parents and community support, is again hosting a post prom party! These post prom parties would not be possible without the help from parents and the community. The AODAPA is always looking for donations of any kind to make this a fun and safe night for our students. If you can help with activities, set-up, food, refreshments, or cash donations, it would be greatly appreciated. Also, if anyone would like to help plan the event, please contact Heather Stebbins at 608-343-4525 or Theresa Rogalla at 608-343-9479. Thank you in advance for all your help!

 

The closing of school because of emergency conditions will be announced on the following radio and television stations:  Radio-WCOW 97.1 FM, WIZM 93.3 FM, WBOG 94.5 FM, WVRO 102 FM Television-WKBT La Crosse Channel 8, WXOW La Crosse Channel 19.  It will also be posted on our School District Facebook page, Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton School District 

 

 

FROM THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR

 

  • The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is excited to host Latinx Visit Day & Parent College on SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2020. This day is designed to give students and their families a chance to learn about the opportunities and services at UWL as well as empower parents by giving them knowledge of the entire U.S. educational system and what they need to know to prepare students for future college and university careers.  Presentations will be in Spanish. Translators will be available. Lunch and transportation will be provided!  RSVP to Nidia Alcantar at 608.633.5682
  • Attention-Seniors & Parents of Seniors! Graduation cap/gown/announcements will be delivered at school on Thursday, Feb. 27th @ 8:07-8:30am. Please make arrangements to pick up your items on delivery day. If you have a payment due, please either go online at Jostens or call 1-800-567-8367 to pay BEFORE Feb. 26th. CASH ONLY will be accepted on delivery day. Questions – please contact Jostens at 1-800-567-8367
  • Healthcare Career Camps:Students 16 and older can apply to attend a Healthcare Career Camp this summer at La Crosse or Platteville. Fee is $95. Visit http://www.scenicriversahec.org/ for details and how to apply. Students need to apply by March 31st, 2020.
  • Seniors that will be attending a University of Wisconsin School (2 year or 4 year) in the fall of 2020 will need to take a placement test this spring. Registration for this opens February 1st. You will need to complete your placement test at least 1-2 weeks prior to registering for college classes. You may get more information and register at https://exams.wisc.edu/placement/regionaltesting/information.php. See Mrs. Nemec if you need help or have questions.
  • It is Scholarship Season!Please remind your senior students that there are many scholarships out there and they just need to complete and turn in the applications.Please see Mrs. Pasch or Mrs. Nemec if you have any questions.
  • New at UW-Platteville for Fall 2020, they are excited to announce the Pioneer Pledge! This scholarship program will cover the cost of tuition and fees for all new freshmen who are Pell eligible (main campus NF only).  Requirements:  Be a new freshmen admitted to UW-Platteville by May 1, submit a FAFSA and be Pell eligible, be a resident of WI for tuition purposes, and enroll as a full-time student in Fall 2020.

 

 

                                           Upcoming Events: 

 

                             Wednesday, March 11th                 Early Release @ 1:30 

 

 

In the Community!

 


Ontario Public Library News:  April Arndt – Library Director – ontlibr@wrlsweb.org

  • & Join us for Friday Movie Night on Friday, Feb. 21st at 5:30 pm. We’ll be showing A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (PG), where Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism. This movie is based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. Free admission, popcorn, and pop!
  • & The Ontario Writers’ Group will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 26th at 2 pm. All ages are welcome. Make sure to bring a piece of work to share. If you have questions, please call us at 608-337-4651.
  • & Join us for Family Movie Night on Friday, Feb. 28th at 5:30 pm. We’ll be showing Frozen 2 (PG). Free admission, popcorn, and pop!
  • & We’re seeking applicants for the position of library assistant. 15 hours a week including some evening and Saturday hours. You may contact the library for a complete job description. Resumes and cover letters can be emailed to the library at ontlibr@wrlsweb.org. The position will remain open until filled.

Norwalk Public Library News:  Ken Kittleson – Library Director – norwalkpl@wrlsweb.org 823-7473

  • & Upcoming March activities at the Norwalk Library include:

                                *Mystery book group – March 6th @ 1:30 m. The group is reading James Patterson’s “Alert”. Copies are                        available at the circulation desk.

                                *Preschool story time – March 11th @ 10am-12pm

                                *Family game night – March 17th @ 5-7 pm

                                *Winter reading program “Hot Reads for Cold Nights” started Jan. 1st. Read tree books, write a short                             review, and receive a travel mug after the third book. This year we are allowing audio books to count as a                     read book. There are travel mugs still available, and the program ends when the travel mugs are gone, or                        on March 31st.

                                *Upcoming summer activities include a bike rodeo on May 30th, and an astronomy presentation by John                       Heasley on June 17th entitled “Sky Heroes”, about creating constellations. More details to follow this                             spring.

Wilton Public Library News:  Rachel Conner – Library Director – wiltonlibrary@wrlsweb.org  435-6710

  • & Wilton Public Library hosts the Second Saturday Writers Group on the second Saturday of each month. This group is a hands-on work group intended for writers focused on productivity and possibly even publication. Next meeting is scheduled for March 14th.
  • & Wilton Library Book Group will next meet to discuss The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis at 10:30 a.m. on March 9th. Contact the Library if you would like to join.
  • & The Wilton Public Library Classic Book Club will discuss V.S. Naipaul’s A House for Mr. Biswas at 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 20th, and J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit at 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 15th. New members are always welcome. For more information, email sarahgparker@gmail.com.
  • & The Wilton Chess Club meets on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 4:00 pm. Stop in to watch a practice, ask the players about competition, or challenge them to a match. Upcoming meeting dates are February 18th and March 3rd.
  • & Wilton Public Library hosts the Second Saturday Writers Group on the second Saturday of each month. This group is a hands-on work group intended for writers focused on productivity and possibly even publication. Next meeting is scheduled for March 14th.

BROOKWOOD ATHLETICS FEBRUARY 20 - 29, 2020

Thursday, February 20

  • Boys Basketball hosts Royall: JV 6:00; Varsity 7:15

Friday, February 21

  • Girls Basketball @ Wonewoc Center: JV 6:00; Varsity 7:15

( Steve Vieth / BHS 4:35 )

Saturday, February 22

  • WIAA Sectional Wrestling @ Westby: 10:00

( Jim Kuderer / Norwalk 7:05; Wilton 7:15; Ontario 7:25 )

  • JH Girls Basketball @ Kickapoo: 9:00

( Rob Ross / Norwalk 7:30; Wilton 7:40; Ontario 7:50 )

Monday, February 24

  • Boys Basketball hosts Cashton: JV 6:00; Varsity 7:15
  • JH Girls Basketball @ Bangor: 6:20

( Charlie Neumann / BHS 5:00)

Tuesday, February 25

  • WIAA Girls Basketball Regional @ New Glarus: 7:00

( Jim Summerfield / DISMISS 2:45; BHS 3:00 )

Thursday, February 27

  • WIAA State Wrestling @ UW-Madison: Times TBA

( VAN / Times TBA )

  • Boys Basketball @ Hillsboro: JV 6:00; Varsity 7:15

( Steve Vieth / BHS 4:45 )

Friday, February 28

  • WIAA State Wrestling @ UW-Madison: Times TBA

( VAN / Times TBA )

  • WIAA Girls Basketball Regional @ Cuba City: 7:00

( Driver & Times TBA )

  • Boys Basketball @ Westby: JV 6:00; Varsity 7:30

( Charlie Neumann / BHS 4:40 )

Saturday, February 29

  • WIAA State Wrestling @ UW-Madison: Times TBA

( VAN / Times TBA )

  • WIAA Girls Basketball Regional @ TBA

( Driver & Times TBA )

 

RESCHEDULED EVENTS

Friday, February 28:  Boys Basketball @ Westby ( JV 6:00; Varsity 7:30 )

WRESTLING NEWS!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR BROOKWOOD WRESTLERS WHO HAVE QUALIFIED FOR SECTIONAL THIS SATURDAY AT WESTBY!!  DYLAN POWELL ( 2nd ), ALEX GUZMAN ( 2nd ), JACOB GREEN ( Regional Champ ), CHARLIE GUZMAN ( Regional Champ ), JADIN ATHA ( 2nd ), AND DYLAN DEWITT ( Regional Champ ) WILL ALL BE COMPETING FOR A CHANCE TO GO TO STATE!  WRESTLING STARTS AT 10:00 AM! THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED MAKE TUESDAY’S WIAA WRESTLING TEAM SECTIONAL A HUGE SUCCESS.  EVERYTHING WENT SMOOTHLY, AND THE VISITING TEAMS HAD ONLY COMPLIMENTS FOR BROOKWOOD!

SPRING SPORTS

Spring sports are only weeks away from beginning.  Sign-ups for HS Track, HS Softball, HS Baseball, and JH Track will be in the office shortly.  NOTE:  If you have not yet participated in athletics this school year, and you plan to participate in a spring sport, contact Mr. Clinton ASAP to make sure what you need to submit.