Brookwood Jr/Sr High Newsletter



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


Thursday, April 19th, 2018

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Lunch Menu for April 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


NOW School District Notice

Change in School Day Hours

Starting Monday, April 23rd, the Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton School District will extend the school day by 15 minutes to make up lost instructional time due to inclement weather over the course of the 2017-18 school year.  This is being done to successfully meet the required hours of instruction established by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.  The Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton Board of Education determined this at the regular meeting on April 16, 2018.  The decision to add minutes onto the school day instead of adding days on to the end of the year is due to a high school out-of-state field trip scheduled to depart on June 4.  The school start time will remain at 8:00 a.m., but the elementary school will be dismissed at 3:20 p.m. and the high school will be dismissed at 3:30 p.m.  The school buses will depart school grounds at approximately 3:35 p.m.  With this change there will be enough hours accumulated to account for a few late starts and/or early dismissals.  Any additional full days of school missed will be added on to the end of the school year.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Burhop at (608)337-4403 or email at 

The Brokwood FFA along with the American Red Cross will be having a blood drive on Wednesday, May 2nd, from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.  Students 16 years of age will need a parental permission slip signed before they can be put on the schedule.  They can get the slip from Mr. Von Ruden.  Students 17 years old or older do not need parental permission.  Students should sign up to give blood during their study halls and may sign up with Mrs. Watters in the HS office.  We encourage community members and staff to also give so more can live.  Remember one unit of blood will save the life of three people.  Thank You.

The Wilton Public Library is hosting a theatre workshop in July!  The workshop is designed for students entering grades 3 through 7 and enrollments will be limited to twelve participants.  Students will engage daily in the developments of acting skills, creative drama, and rehearsals.  Participants will create a performance centered on a retelling of fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm.  This production will provide humorous twists on these classic tales.  There will also be two positions open for volunteers to assist with the workshop.  Volunteers must be at least 15 years old.  Dates for the workshop will be July 9th-14th and July 16th-20th from 8:30-11:00am, also July 20th from 4-7pm.  Participants must attend all days.  This workshop will be facilitated by Kim Neal Nofsinger.  The workshop will conclude with a performance on Friday, July 20th, at 6pm.  Applications are available at the library or on the library’s website  Applications must be submitted to the Wilton Library by May 11th.  For additional info on applying, please contact the Wilton Library at or by calling the library at 435-6710.

Community Night 2018!  Please meet with us on a cheerful night of entertainment and fun on Friday, May 4th, 2018, in the Classic Gym (middle school), at Brookwood.  The supper will start at 5:30pm.  Please bring a dish to pass, if you can.  Plates, napkins, juice, cups, etc. will be provided.  After the supper, the children will be dancing, singing, and there will be several presentations from the Ho-Chunk Dancers form Tomah, WI and many kids around the world.  To finish off the night, we will have some piñatas and candies for the kids.

Wisconsin Law (Act 455) requires any child under the age of 16 and minimum 12 who operates a farm tractor on a highway (public road) to be certified as having successfully completed a tractor and machinery safety course.  There are no family or relative exemptions.  See Mr. Von Ruden for the necessary paperwork and more detailed information.  Tractor and Machinery Safety Certification will be June 18-20th in Sparta.


We will be offering Driver’s Education Class at Brookwood this summer.  Students interested in signing up may do so in the HS Office at this time.  The classroom hours will be held during summer school (July 9th-26th, 8-11:30am) & the behind the wheel w/ Driving Stars LLC will start next fall when school resumes.  Cost is $300.  Students have to be at least 14 & ½ at the time of the class in order to participate.  Class size is limited to 25 students (oldest to youngest).  

The NOW Summer Rec Program is taking applications for an assistant.  The position will involve coaching and supervising youth baseball or softball.  The applicant must be available Monday & Wednesday afternoons or Wednesday & Friday mornings and some evenings.  The position is approximately 15-20 hours/week beginning June 6th through July 28th.  $8.25/hour.  Applicants must be at least 16 years old.  Please fill out an application by May 1st and return to Mr. John Hansen or to the Elementary Office.  Applications are on the school website


Certified Lifeguarding Class:  Anyone 15 years old or older may take the class to become certified but may not guard alone until age 16.  The class is Lifeguarding-First Aid-CPR/AED.  If interested, please contact Nate Beier at (608)769-2776 or email at GX3FILMS@HOTMAIL.COM

Due to inclement weather on to original delivery day, the Butter Braids delivery will be on Wednesday, April 25th, at 2:30.  The money raised will go toward, but not limited to:  Band, Choir, prom costs, yearbook, FCCLA, NHS, Diversity Club, Forensics, Drama Club.


                                           Upcoming Events:

Monday, April 23rd                       Extended School Day Schedule Starts (8:00-3:30)

Monday, April 23rd                       Jr & Sr High Band & Choir Spring Concert @ 7:30 pm

Tuesday, May 8th                          HS Choir Pops Concert @ 7:30 pm

Wednesday, May 9th                   Senior Scholarship Night @ 7pm

Wednesday, May 23rd                Baccalaureate Ceremony @ 7pm

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

  • & The Media Conversion Lab will be coming back on April 23rd.Dig out those family VHS tapes and convert them to DVD’s.We will also have the machine to convert audiocassettes and vinyl to CD’s.There is no charge, but you do need to bring your own blank CDs and DVDs.The Lab will be here until June 28th.
  • & Watch for a new look on our website.Lauren has been working hard on the site and we are ready to roll it out.The web address will be the same at website will have links to access our catalog, Overdrive and Wiscat, as well as news on upcoming events at the library.
  • & The Book Group will discuss The Cuban Affair, by Nelson DeMille, on Wednesday, May 9th, at 2pm.Stop by the library for a copy if you would like to join the discussion.
  • & The next Play Group will be Wednesday, April 25th, at 10am.The NOW Preschool Options program provides the program.Play Groups are for children ages 3-5 years old and promote school readiness.
  • & Gale Courses are now available online for free.Go to to check out the many courses that are available and to register.These courses are provided by a grant through the Winding Rivers Library System.
  • & A Cookie Sale just in time for Mother’s Day will be offered on Friday, May 11th, at 10am until gone.Buy the mother in your family a sweet treat and support the library.
  • & 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 Fiction:The Ice Twins, by S. K. Tremayne; Promise Not to Tell, by Jayne Ann Krentz; Red Alert, An NYPD Red Mystery, by James Patterson & Marshall Karp; Though Hell Should Bar the Way, by David Drake.
  • & The Mystery Book Group’s next meeting is Friday, May 4th, from 1:30-2:30, and will discuss 16th Seduction, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro.
  • & Hot Reads for Cold Nights 2018 started January 2nd, and the prizes are Hot Reads mugs and book bags!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 or a book bag.Anyone of any age can participate.The book reports will be in a three-ring binder at the desk.Fifteen book reports have been written.Plenty of mugs are left so the program will continue until they are gone!

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

  • & The Wilton Public Library is now accepting application for our theatre workshop in July.The workshop is designed for students entering grades 3 through 7 and enrollment will be limited to twelve participants.Students will engage daily in the development of acting skills, creative drama, and rehearsals.Participants will create a performance centered on a retelling of fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm.This production will provide humorous twists on these classic tales.There will also be two positions open for volunteers to assist with the workshop.Volunteers must be at least 15 years old.Dates for the workshop will be Monday, July 9th-14th and again July 16th-20th from 8:30-11:00am & Friday, July 20th from 4-7pm.Participants must attend all days.This workshop will be facilitated by Kim Neal Nofsinger.The workshop will conclude with a performance on Friday, July 20th at 6pm.Applications are available at the library or on the library’s website must be submitted to the Wilton Library by May 11th.
  • & Did you know you can take FREE online courses simply by logging in with your library card?Gale Courses are now available through the Wilton Public Library.Courses such as:Start Your Own Edible Garden, Introduction to Quickbooks, Drawing for the Absolute Beginner.Six week classes, on your own time, a new session is starting soon.
  • & The Check Mates meet the first and third Tuesday of every month; our next meeting is May 1st, at 4pm.This group has really grown in number with many new players learning the game.It is never too late to begin.Players of all levels of experience are invited to attend.

BROOKWOOOD ATHLETICS April 19 - 28, 2018

Thursday, April 19

  • Baseball / Softball @ Cashton: 5:00 - POSTPONED

    ( Steve Vieth / BHS 3:35; Return 8:00 )

  • HS Track @ Sparta: 4:00 - CANCELLED

    ( Jim Kuderer / DISMISS 1:55; BHS 2:10; Return 9:30 )

    Friday, April 13

  • Baseball @ Westby: 5:00 POSTPONED DATE TBA

    ( Charlie Neumann / DISMISS 3:05; BHS 3:20; Return 9:00 )

  • JV Baseball @ Westby: 5:00 - CANCELLED
  • JH Track @ Cashton: 4:30​ POSTPONED TO MAY 4

    ( Jim Summerfield / DISMISS 2:50; BHS 3:05; Return 9:00 )

    Saturday, April 21

  • Softball hosts Invite @ BHS: 9:30 - CANCELLED
  • HS Track @ Cashton: 10:00

    ( Rob Ross / Norwalk 8:20; Wilton 8:30; Ontario 8:40; Return 4:00 )

  • JV Baseball Triangular @ Cashton: 10:45 - CANCELLED

    ( Jim Kuderer / Norwalk 9:00; Wilton 9:10; Ontario 9:20; Return 3:00 )

    Monday, April 23

  • Baseball hosts Hillsboro @ Wilton: 4:00
  • Softball hosts Hillsboro @ BHS: 4:00

    Tuesday, April 24

  • Baseball hosts Sparta: 5:00

    ( JV Baseball CANCELLED )

  • HS Track @ Necedah: 4:00

    ( Steve Vieth / DISMISS 2:15; BHS 2:30; Return 9:30 )

    Thursday, April 26

  • Baseball / Softball @ New Lisbon ( Doubleheader ): 4:00

    ( Kelly Wallace / DISMISS 2:00; BHS 2:15; Return 9:00 )

  • HS Track @ Royall: 4:00

    ( Steve Vieth / DISMISS 2:25; BHS 2:40; Return 9:00 )

  • JH Track @ Viroqua: 4:15

    ( Curt Brieske / DISMISS 2:30; BHS 2:45; Return 9:00 )

    Friday, April 27

  • JV Baseball hosts Sparta: 4:30
  • JH Track @ Necedah: 4:00

( Jim Kuderer / DISMISS 2:15; BHS 2:30; Return 9:00 )

Saturday, April 28

  • HS Track @ UW-L ( Aquinas ): 10:00

( Jim Kuderer / Ontario 7:40; Wilton 7:50; Norwalk 8:00; Return 4:00 )


Thursday, April 26:  Baseball / Softball @ New Lisbon ( DH ): 4:00

Thursday, May 3:  Softball hosts Doubleheader vs Necedah: 4:00

Thursday, May 3:  Baseball hosts Necedah: Time Changed to 4:30

Friday, May 4:  Softball / Baseball hosts Bangor: 5:00

Wednesday, May 9:  Baseball / Softball @ Royall: 5:00

Tuesday, May 15:  Baseball hosts Cashton: 5:00

Wednesday, May 16:  Baseball / Softball @ Cashton: 5:00

Friday, May 18:  JV Baseball vs Hillsboro:  CANCELLED

With the large amount of postponements that we are dealing with, and the current uncertain weather pattern, it will take some time before we figure out rescheduling for events.  When events are rescheduled, it will be announced.  Thanks for your patience.