Brookwood Jr/Sr High Newsletter



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


Thursday, October 19th, 2017

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Lunch Menu for Oct. 23rd-27th:

Monday: Popcorn Chicken, Dinner Roll or Pizza Dipper, French Fry, Marinara Sauce, Milk

Tuesday: Fish, Garlic Bread or Stroganoff, Cole Slaw, Milk

Wednesday: Hard or Soft Shell Taco or Burrito, Carrot Cake, Refried Beans, Milk

Thursday: Roast Turkey or Meatballs & Gravy, Whipped Potato, Carrots, Cranberry Sauce, Dinner, Roll, Milk

Friday: Chicken Stir-Fry, Rice or Rigatoni, Bosco Stick, Peas, Milk



Brookwood’s Drama Program presented “Beyond the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There” on Monday, Oct. 16th, for One Act Play competition.  They received excellent feedback and constructive criticism and have been selected to advance to the next level of competition on November 4th at Waunakee High School.  Cast & crew members include:  Garrett Anderson, Jimmy Barlow, Hanna Brey, Emma Felland, Serenity Halverson, Ellen Marriott, Dorothy McLendon, Suzi McLendon, Derek Myers, Jennifer Ramirez, McKenzi Rogalla, Amber Rynes, Uziel Sanchez, and Alyx Thomas.  The cast would like to thank faculty for their cooperation in this effort especially Ms. Buckbee, Miss Holte, & Ms. Moore.


On behalf of the FFA, we want to thank the community and N.O.W. School Distirct for the opportunity to collect socks and sentiments for the Houston area following hurricane Harvey.  Your donations as a community, administration, staff at N.O.W., and students made it a successful community project. 


Mr. Von Ruden’s Leadership Class counted and boxed up almost 700 pairs of new socks.  With the help of the Houston Health Department we were able to get them to the people that can most use them.  Thanks again for your donations and kindness.  ~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)


  • Deb Anderson is once again heading up a non-profit Christmas Community Choir.  If you have a little extra time, talent and/or willingness to learn new & old Christmas songs, please contact Deb at 633-2116 or  Rehearsals are being held on Wednesdays, at 6:30pm, at the Faith Congregational Church in Wilton. 
  • 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!

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

  • & Trick or Treaters are invited to stop at the library on Halloween for a treat.  No tricks, please!
  • & 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 Nonfiction:  Grant, by Ron Chernow.
  • & An Autumn Harvest Coloring Contest started Oct. 14th, for children in Kindergarten to 8th grade.  More details to follow next week.
  • & 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.
  • & We hope to see you at the Hispanic Latino Heritage Community Dance on October 21st from 6-11 in the Wilton Community Center.  Rigo Campos will DJ, providing traditional dance presentations, there will be food, and piñatas for the kids.  A free will donation will be accepted at the door with all proceeds going to Mexico and Puerto Rican disaster relief.
  • & Plans are underway for our second Christmas Community Choir.  If you have a little extra time, talent and/or willingness to learn new and old Christmas songs, please contact Deb Anderson at 633-2116 or  Rehearsals will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 18th @ 6:30 pm, at the Faith Congregational Church in Wilton. 
  • & Our homeschool group will meet at the library for their Halloween party on October 27th 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 Nov. 7th, 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 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.


                                           Upcoming Events:

                             Thursday, Oct. 26th          Picture Retakes

                             Friday, Nov. 3rd                  End of 1st quarter

                             Thursday, Nov. 9th            Veteran’s Day program @ 10:30 am

                             Thursday, Nov. 9th            Parent/Teacher Conferences 4-8pm (supper break 6-6:30)

                             Friday, Nov. 10th               Parent/Teacher Conferences 8am- 12pm – NO SCHOOL

                             Friday, Nov. 10th               School Play “The Little Prince” & “The Chair Play” @ 7pm

                             Saturday, Nov. 11th          School Play “The Little Prince” & “The Chair Play” @ 7pm

                             Sunday, Nov. 12th             School Play “The Little Prince” & “The Chair Play” @ 2pm

                             Tuesday, Nov. 21st           Early Release for students @ 1:30

                             Wednesday, Nov. 22nd   No School for students – Teacher in- service

                             Thursday, Nov. 23rd & 24th – No School

BROOKWOOD ATHLETICS October 20 – November 4, 2017

Thursday, October 19

  • WIAA Volleyball Regionals @ Regis: 7:00

( Steve Vieth / BHS 4:00; Return 11:30 )

Friday, October 20

  • WIAA Football Playoff @ Mineral Point ( @ Dodgeville ): 7:00

( Charlie Neumann / BHS 3:45 / Return 11:30 )

Saturday, October 21

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

( Greg Stedman / Norwalk 7:15; Ontario 7:30; Wilton 7:40; Return 5:00 )

  • WIAA Regional Volleyball @ TBA: 7:00


Friday, October 27

  • WIAA Football Playoff @ TBA: 7:00

Saturday, October 28

  • WIAA State Cross Country @ Wisconsin Rapids: Girls 12:40; Boys 2:35


Thursday, November 2

  • JH Boys Basketball hosts Triangular ( New Lisbon & Royall ): 5:30; 7:10

Friday, November 3

  • WIAA Football Playoff @ TBA: 7:00

Saturday, November 4

  • JH Boys Basketball @ DeSoto Tourney: 9:00

( Curt Brieske / Norwalk 7:00; Wilton 7:10; Ontario 7:20; Return 3:00 )


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.