Brookwood Jr/Sr High Newsletter



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


Thursday, February 15th, 2018

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

Text Box: IMPORTANT NOTICE CHANGE IN FEBRUARY SCHOOL CALENDAR The WWEC Teacher’s Convention has been changed from February 16 to February 9. So school district Teachers may attend the WWEC Convention, the Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton School District will not have school on Friday, February 9, and will have school on Friday, February 16. I apologize for any inconvenience this brings. If appointments or plans have already been made for your child on February 16, your child will be excused from school that day. Dr. Kelly T. Burhop District Administrator Like us on Facebook:  Brookwood Junior/Senior High School


Lunch Menu for Feb. 19th-23rd:

Monday: Chicken Nugget, Cornbread or Pulled Pork Sandwich, Sweet Tots, Milk

Tuesday: Fiestada or Corndog, Calico Beans, Cottage Cheese, Milk

Wednesday: Hamburger or Mashed Potato Bowl, Dinner Roll, Corn on the Cob, Milk

Thursday: Ham & Cheese Sandwich or Walking Taco, Green Beans, Milk

Friday: Barbecue Sandwich or Cheese Pizza, Steamed Broccoli, Milk



If you are planning on showing beef at the Monroe County Fair, you will need to have them tagged and the paper work needs to be sent in by Thursday, March 1st, 2018.  This is for all FFA members as well as 4-H members.  See Mr. Von Ruden if you have any questions.

Brookwood Theatre Program will present “The Birds” on March 9th and 10th at 7:00 p.m. and on March 11th at 2:00 p.m.  This comic play is an adaptation of a work from the Greek playwright Aristophanes and is a parody of humans struggle for power and control.

In this version of this historic work, three children run away from home and opt to live among the birds.  Once they arrive among their new feathered acquaintances, the youth attempt to gain control of the world by pitting the birds against the other humans.  The plan backfires as the birds begin to replicate human action:  establishing bureaucracy, devising systems of government, and creating systems of class warfare.

To bring “The Birds” to life, the director, Kim Neal Nofsinger, has teamed with costumer Barb Ornes (local designer and seamstress), and Patti Holte (BHS Art Instructor).  The costumes and masks were designed and developed through numerous hours of work with the aid of numerous community volunteers.  The goal was to make the birds come to life in a way that captures the audience’s imagination.

Tickets will be sold at the door starting 30 minutes prior to the performance.

Any 10th or 11th grade student interested in “Start College Now” (formerly known as “Youth Options”):  Application packets can be picked up in the Guidance Office and are due to Ms. Cwiak by Mach 1st.  If you have any questions, please stop in and see her.  Because of the state deadline NO late applications will be accepted.

Also, any 10th grader interested in taking “Start College Now” next year must take the Accuplacer exam before you can enroll in a course.  This is a placements exam to make sure you are meeting the reading, writing, and math levels for college level courses.  Dave Fish will be here on March 5th to administer the assessment.  The cost is $25 and must be paid PRIOR to the test (by Mar. 2nd) or you will not be allowed to test.  Please sign up with Ms. Cwiak ASAP.

There is a School of Education Open House at UWL on March 2nd.  Students in grades 10-12 who are interested in the education field will have an opportunity to experience the teacher education majors offered at UW-La Crosse.  During this interactive day, students will engage in conversations with faculty, current students, academic and admissions staff.  In addition, students will receive a campus tour, enjoy lunch and an ice cream social on campus.  Minority students and male students are strongly encouraged to attend!  If any students are interested, please see Ms. Cwiak by February 13th.

                                                                                                                                                                                   The Child Development Day and 4K registration has been scheduled for April 10th, 2018.  If you have a child or children that will be between the ages of 2 years 10 months and 5 years old at that time, please contact Kathy Jones at 337-4420 so that she can add you to the list.  A flyer has been attached.

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 Facebook page.

                                           Upcoming Events:

             Friday, Feb. 16th                                STUDENTS HAVE SCHOOL

             Wednesday, Mar. 7th                       Early Release for Students @ 1:30

             Friday, Mar. 30th                               NO SCHOOL – Good Friday

             Monday, Apr. 2nd                              NO SCHOOL – Vacation Day

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

  • & Mark your calendars now for a travel night to remember on Saturday, Mar. 24th, at 6pm.This event will explore the Best of the British Isles with tales of England by Wayne Barrett, Scotland by Gina Rae and Ireland by Julie Hoel.Lauren West will be the chef for the evening with dishes inspired by the Isles.The cost is $20 per person and proceeds will benefit the Ontario Library.Please RSVP by Friday, Mar. 16th at 337-4651.
  • & Hot Reads for Cold Nights is our reading promotion for adults this winter.This week’s winner is Connie Meyer, who won some candy and a travel mug.Read or listen to a book, complete a review form and return it to the library to enter your name in a drawing for a weekly prize.The more you read, the better your chance of winning.Drawings will be held each Monday through Feb. 28th.
  • & The Media Conversion Lab will be at the library through February.The Kits convert VHS tapes into DVDs and audiocassettes or vinyl into CDs.
  • & The next Play Group will be Wednesday, Feb. 21st, at 10am.The NOW Preschool Options program provides the program.Play Groups are for children ages 3-5 years old and promote school readiness.
  • & Knit a Cowlette Class on Friday, Mar. 16th, at 12:30pm.Karen Austad will lead us in starting a small cowl, which is a shawl that is closed in front.The class will learn a Garter Tab Cast-On, how to read a chart and how to knit lace.There is no charge but bring 1 skein (300 yd.) of DK yarn and size 5 circular needle 24” long.
  • & Raffle tickets are on sale now.The Ontario Knit Wits are having a raffle to support the library.There are 8 themed prizes including a signed Green Bay Packers football and a handmade quilt.Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 and can be purchased at the library or from a Knit Wits member.The drawing will be Friday, July 6th, at 11am at the library.(Raffle license:R0033220A-93906)

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

  • & New Nonfiction:Beyond Beautiful, Using the Power of Your Mind and Aesthetic Breakthroughs to Look Naturally Young and Radiant, by Doris Day, MD; Stylish Wraps Sewing Book, by Yoshiko Tsukiori
  • & New Fiction:City of Endless Night, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child; The Color of Love, by Sharon Sala; A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles
  • & The Mystery Book Group will meet Friday, Friday, Mar. 2nd, from 1:30-2:30, and will discuss 14th Deadly Sin, 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: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 2018 started January 2nd, and the prize mugs & book bags are here!Check out a book from Norwalk Public Library, read it, write a brief book report using the form you can pick up at the desk, and win a mug and a book bag.Anyone of any age can participate.The book reports will be in a three-ring binder at the desk.

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

  • & Since the beginning of the new year we have received several fantastic DV donations.If you are clearing away the clutter at your house, consider donating your DVDs to the library.We have almost 2000 DVDs available for checkout at the library.Our DVD loans are for seven days and, as always, this is a free service of your library!
  • & The winners of our Valentine coloring contest are as follows:Rose Rukiewicz (Ages 0-4), Sophia Erdman (Ages 5-8), Thor Gough (Ages 9-12), and Alexis Smith (ages 13 & up).All entries are posted in the hallway and prizes are available at the circulation desk.
  • & We are continuing to give out prizes in our annual Hot Reads for Cold Nights adult reading program.Use our simple form to review two books that you’ve read to receive a magnet.Review two more to receive a coffee mug and review two more for a book bag.Our graphics this year are particularly cute; we know that you will love the prizes!Read six books before Feb. 28th to earn all three incentives.
  • & Tax time is in full swing and our public computers are busier than usual, but don’t let that stop you from getting the help you need.We can print out forms for you or you can use our public computers to fill out your returns.
  • & Or homeschool group will meet at the library for their Valentine’s party on Feb. 23rd 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:On Feb. 17th the Check Mates will be competing in the Scholastic Chess Tournament in Baraboo.The tournament is open to all students in grades K-12.Registration forms are available at the library.The Check Mates meet the first and third Tuesday of every month; our next meeting is February 20th at 4pm.Plyers of all levels of experience are invited to attend.
  • & 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 sound 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 February 15 - 24, 2018

Thursday, February 15

  • JH Girls Basketball hosts Triangular ( Cashton & Royall ): 5:30; 7:10
  • HS Boys Basketball @ Royall: C 4:45; JV 6:00; Varsity 7:30

( Steve Vieth / BHS 3:40; Return 9:45 )

Friday, February 16

  • HS Girls Basketball @ Hillsboro ( VARSITY ONLY ): 7:00

( Curt Brieske / BHS 5:30; Return 9:45 )

  • 7th Girls Basketball @ Royall: 6:20; 7:10

( Jim Summerfield / BHS 5:15; Return 9:00 )

Saturday, February 17

  • HS Wrestling @ Sectionals @ Mineral Point: 10:00

( Jim Kuderer / Norwalk 5:25; Wilton 5:35; Ontario 5:45; Return 8:00 )

  • JH Girls Basketball @ Kickapoo Tourney: 9:00
  • ( Rob Ross / Norwalk 7:30; Wilton 7:40; Ontario 7:50; Return 3:00 )

Monday, February 19

  • HS Boy Basketball hosts Hillsboro: JV / C 6:00; Varsity 7:30

Thursday, February 22

  • JH Girls Basketball hosts Triangular ( Bangor & Hillsboro ): 5:30; 7:10


  • HS Boys Basketball @ Bangor: C / JV 6:00; Varsity 7:30

( Charlie Neumann / BHS 4:30; Return 10:30 )  

Friday, February 23


( DRIVER TBA / DISMISS 3:00; BHS 3:15; Return 11:30 )


HS Boys Basketball hosts Hillsboro: C / JV 6:00; Varsity 7:30
Saturday, February 24


( DRIVER TBA / Ontario 4:55; Wilton 5:05; Norwalk 5:15; Return 10:30 )



There has been an increase in inappropriate fan behavior at our home basketball games.  Yelling at officials, screaming at coaches, and making demeaning, derogatory comments about and towards student-athletes is simply unacceptable.  The job of a fan is to SUPPORT the student-athletes, and to set a good example for our kids!  If someone feels that they can do a better job officiating, than please contact the athletic department for the necessary paperwork and we will get you registered.  We are always looking for more officials.

If your intent when coming to our contests is to yell, scream, and criticize, then we ask that you consider not attending our events.  We want only a positive environment for our students and our fans.


Congrats to our SECTIONAL QUALIFIERS: Jacob Green ( 106 ); Jadin Atha ( 113 ); Jimmy Barlow ( 126 ); James Gjefle ( 138 ); Ben DeWitt ( 160 ); Garret Atteln ( 195 ); Dylan DeWitt ( 220 ), Trey Kaiser ( 285 ).  Jadin, James, Ben, Dylan, and Trey are all Regional Champs!




WRESTLING CHAMPIONS T-SHIRTS:  Orders for T-shirts recognizing our wrestling team’s Conference & Regional Championships are being accepted until Tuesday 2/20.  Forms are available in the HS Office.


We are selling suckers / lollipops at our home events, and in Mr. Clinton’s room.  The cost is $1.00, and you will also get a free entry into our end of season drawing for the team banners on display in the HS gym.  The last chance to get entries will be Monday 2/19 at the Boys Basketball game.