Brookwood Jr/Sr High Newsletter



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


Thursday, October 12th, 2017

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Lunch Menu for Oct. 16th-20th:

Monday: Barbecue Pork Rib Sandwich or Lasagna Roll Up, Garlic Bread, Roasted Cabbage, Milk

Tuesday: Schwan’s Pizza or Mushroom & Swiss Burger, Baked Beans, Milk

Wednesday: Build Your Own Chicken Wrap or Chef Salad, Dinner Roll, Juice Bar, Milk

Thursday: Hot Turkey Sandwich or Turkey Sandwich, Potato Wedge, Macaroni Salad, Milk

Friday: Ham, Dinner Roll or Quesadilla, Baked Potato, Baked Sweet Potato, Steamed Broccoli, Milk



The Brookwood FFA will be having a blood drive with the Blood Center of Wisconsin.  The drive will be held on Wednesday, October 18th, from 10:30am-3:30pm, in the High School Gym.  You can call Mrs. Watters in the High School Office at 337-4401 to schedule an appointment or walk-ins are welcome (donors walking in @ 3:30 can still give).  The blood collected by the Blood Center of Wisconsin stays in our area!  Students that are 16 years old can give as long as they have a signed permission slip at the time of scheduling their appointment.  Permission slips may be picked up from Mr. Von Ruden.  Thank you in advance for your donation. ~ The Brookwood FFA~


UW-La Crosse is having an ARTS Day on Friday, Nov. 3rd so Juniors & Seniors can explore the available visual art, music, dance, and drama majors.  You will meet current UWL students and faculty in the arts.  Register at by Oct. 20th.


COMMUNITY DANCE!  Here is your chance to enjoy some of the diverse culture of our Hispanic-Latino community!  There will be traditional music to enjoy & food to try.  I guarantee this is the event you want to put on your calendar!  This event will help raise funds for our friends and family in Puerto Rico.  The dance will be held on Saturday, Oct. 21st, from 6-11pm, at the Wilton Community Center.  This is a family friendly event for all ages with a free-will donation for admission & food.  Hope to see you there!  (Sponsored by:  Well Youth Ministry, Brookwood Diversity Club, & Nidia Alcantar)

  • Grab your dancing shoes & get to Wilton for their Lions Club Polkafest on Oct. 22nd, at the Wilton Community Center.  Gary’s Ridgeland Dutchman & Leather N Lace Bands will play from Noon-5:30pm.  There will be food, fun, prizes, and best of all it’s FREE.  You don’t have to dance, just come to listen!
  • NORWALK LIONS COSTUME PARTY!!!  October 31st, 7pm, at the Norwalk Community Center.  All ages are welcome.  CASH PRIZES!  Will be serving hot dogs, chips, and apples.
  • The Village of Wilton Trick or Treating will be on Oct. 31st, from 4-6pm.  Kids are welcome to trick or treat at homes with an orange paper pumpkin displayed on their front door.
  • Norwalk Lioness will be taking your orders for our home-made holiday cookies until Dec. 4th.  A dozen delicious cookies are only $4.00.  Contact any Norwalk Lioness member to place your order and, in turn, help support our local community and school.
  • Friends of the Community will hold their annual Thanksgiving Dinner at the Norwalk Community Center on Sunday, Nov. 12th, from 4-6pm.  Bring a dish to pass & enjoy dining with your Norwalk neighbors!
  • CHRISTMAS COMMUNITY CHOIR:  It’s that time of year again.  We are looking for a few good folks in the area with a little extra time, talent and the willingness to learn new and some old Christmas music.  If you are interested, please call Deb Anderson @ (608)633-2116 for more information.  You  may also email her at  We will be starting up NEXT Wednesday, Oct. 18th @ 6:30 pm at the Faith Congregational Church in Wilton!  This is a great way of getting into the spirit of Christmas & maybe meet some new people!  Hope to hear from you!

Ontario Public Library NewsLaurie Erickson – Library Director – 337-4651

  • & Watch and discuss the PBS:  Ken Burns and Lynn Novick series:  The Vietnam War at the library.  On Wednesday, at 7pm, beginning Nov. 1st through Jan. 3rd, we will watch & discuss each of the 10-parts in this important series.  There is no single truth in war and each part explores the war from all sides.  The series takes an in-depth look at a controversial event in American history.  Join us for any or all the weeks.
  • & We have a Play Group that meets every Wednesday at 10am for children ages 3-5 years old.  We have stories, activities, and crafts that are fun and promote school readiness.
  • & The Book Group will discuss Reckless Creed by Alex Kava on Wednesday, Nov. 8th @ 2pm.
  • & Beginning Oct. 30th, the library will have equipment for patrons to use to convert audiocassettes to either CD’s or thumb drives.  We will also have equipment to convert VHS tapes to DVD’s.  So, sort through those old tapes now & plan to get them converted to today’s formats.  There will be instructions along with the equipment.  The equipment is part of the WRLS Media Conversion Lab & we will have the it through Dec. 16th.
  • & Sock’ Em will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 15th @ 8:30am to continue the mystery sock.  Join us if you love knitting socks.
  • & Knit Wits meet each Friday from 10am-12pm & welcomes anyone interested in knitting or other hand work.  Bring your project & join in the conversation.  We’re always willing to help new knitters get started!

Norwalk Public Library News:  Jeanne Rice – Library Director – 823-7473

  • & New DVD:  The Cardinal
  • & The Mystery Book Group will meet Friday, Nov. 3rd, to discuss 10th Anniversary, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro.
  • & The N-O-W’s Traveling Preschool Playgroup will be visiting Norwalk Public Library on the following dates from 10-11:30:  Nov. 8th, Jan. 17th, Feb. 14th, Mar. 14th, and Apr. 18th.  Bring your 3, 4, or 5 year olds for a chance to play, hear stories, and have a snack.  Please feel free to bring younger or older children.
  • & Hot Reads for Cold Nights started Monday, Sep. 18th.  Find a book, check it out, read it, write a brief book report about it, choose a prize, and you can do this three or more times.  The program will end December 30th or when the prizes run out, whichever happens first.  Anyone of any age can participate, and the book reports are in a three-ring binder at the desk.

Wilton Public Library News:  Gina Rae – Library Director –  435-6710

  • & Do you have memories trapped on old media and no way to play or share them?  During the month of October, the Wilton Public Library will have a VHS to DVD/Digital converter on hand for you to transfer your home movies to DVD.  Please contact the library to reserve a time on this equipment.
  • & Our homeschool group is back in the swing of things.  They will meet again at the library on Oct. 13th from 2-4pm.  Please contact the library if you are interested in joining this co-operative effort.
  • & We have a therapy dog that works in our building who would love to be read to by your child.  This dog is safe, certified, and insured for working with children or adults. Call the library for arrangements.
  • & The library’s chess club:  The Check Mates meet the first and third Tuesday of every month; our next meeting is Oct. 17th, at 4pm.  Players of all levels of experience are invited to attend.  The chess club has stirred an interest in other board games as well, so we have purchased some new ones.  The Forbidden Island, Settlers of Catan, Connect Four, and Sorry are now all available at the library.  Come in & check out our games cabinet!
  • & We have preschoolers checking in on their progress for 1000 books Before Kindergarten.  It is what it sounds like, a commitment to read one thousand books to your preschooler before they turn five years old.  1000 books sounds like an ambitious goal, but by reading just 3 books a day you can read over 1000 books in just one year.  So pick out some books and start enjoying some productive lap time with your child.

BROOKWOOD ATHLETICS October 12 – 21, 2017

Friday, October 13

  • Varsity Football hosts Royall: 7:00

Monday, October 16

  • JV Football hosts Bangor: 5:00

Tuesday, October 17

  • JH Football @ Holmen: 5:00

( Curt Brieske / DISMISS 2:45 BHS 3:00; Return 8:30 )

  • WIAA Volleyball Regionals @ Mondovi: 7:00

( Jim Summerfield / BHS 4:00; Return 11:00 )

Thursday, October 19

  • JH Basketball Begins: 3:30
  • WIAA Volleyball Regionals @ Regis: 7:00

( Driver TBA / Times TBA )

Friday, October 20

  • WIAA Football Playoff @ TBA: 7:00

Saturday, October 7

  • WIAA Sectional Cross Country @ Durand: Girls 12:00; Boys 12:45

( Greg Stedman / Times TBA )

  • WIAA Volleyball Regionals @ TBA: 7:00

( Driver TBA / Times TBA )


Students who plan to participate in winter athletics need to make certain that they have met all requirements, including a physical, online registration, online handbook, and concussion testing.  No participation is permitted unless these requirements are met.  Contact Mr. Clinton with questions.


Congratulations to September’s Athletes of the Month:

Robert Cunitz

Colten Green

Ellen Marriott

Jack Mulvaney

Shelly Powell