Brookwood Jr/Sr High Newsletter



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


Thursday, December 7th, 2017

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Lunch Menu for Dec. 11th-15th:

Monday: Chicken Sandwich or Pizza Burger, Tater Tots, Milk

Tuesday: Spaghetti or Tangerine Chicken, Rice, Corn, Milk

Wednesday: Sub Sandwich or Peanut Butter Uncrustable, Chips, Potato Salad, Milk

Thursday: Taco Salad or Chicken Fajitas, Refried Beans, Sherbet, Milk

Friday: Macaroni & Cheese or Philly Steak Sandwich, Sauteed Zucchini, Milk


Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the JH/HS Band & Choir Winter Concert on Monday, December 18th, 2017, starting at 7 pm.  Everyone is welcome to come early for a Soup Supper to help raise funds for their trip to Florida in June.  The supper will be held in the High School Commons starting at 5 pm.  The supper is free but donations are greatly appreciated!

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.  Thank you

The NOWEA is again offering a scholarship this year worth $500 to be given to a candidate that graduated from Brookwood HS and is at least a full-time junior at a university.  Interested individuals should contact Pam Campos at or (608) 337-4401.  The application deadline is December 12th, at 3:15pm.

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.


                                           Upcoming Events:

                             Monday, Dec. 18th                            JH/HS Band & Choir Winter Concert @ 7 pm  (Soup supper starting @ 5 pm)

                             Friday, Dec. 22nd                               Early Release for students @ 1:00

                             Dec. 25th-Jan. 1st                               No School

                             Tuesday, Jan. 2nd                               School Resumes


  • Deb Anderson has once again organized a “Community Christmas Concert” that will be held on Sunday, December 17th, at 3 p.m., in the Wilton Community Center.  The concert is free but any donations are greatly appreciated and will go to our local food pantries (Wilton, Ontario, and NOW School District).  Last year’s concert was able to give each pantry over $130.00 each - THANK YOU to our community for making that possible!!  Sweet treats will be available during intermission along with fellowship with friends.  Hope to see you all there.  

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 Wednesdays, at 3pm, beginning Nov. 1st through Jan. 3rd.
  • & The Knit Wits will be offering their annual Cookie and Holiday Treats Sale on Friday, Dec. 8th, at 10am until sold out.  Cookies are $4.00 a dozen and proceeds will benefit the library.  If you would like to donate cookies to the sale, give the library a call.
  • & The Santa Shop will be open at the Old-Fashioned Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 9th.  The Knit Wits will again be selling small items for children to purchase for family members.  Each item is $0.25 and proceeds will benefit the library.
  • & The Book Group will discuss The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty on Wednesday, Dec. 13th, at 2pm.
  • & Play groups are offered each Wednesday at 10am through Dec. 20th.  Join us for stories, activities and crafts that are fun and promote school readiness.  Beginning in January we will only have Play Groups when the NOW school staff bring the program.  They come approximately once a month and will come again on Wed., Jan. 24th, at 10am.
  • & The Media Conversion Lab will leave the library after Dec. 16th, so there’s not much time left for you to get your VHS tapes and audiocassettes converted.  So, sort through those old tapes now and plan to get them converted to today’s formats.  The tapes cannot have a copyright, but those old family videos or recordings can be converted.  There will be instructions that you can use to convert your audiocassettes, vinyl records or VHS tapes.  Call the library to sign up for a time that is convenient for you. 
  • & We’re having a Paint Party Fundraiser for the library on Saturday, Jan. 27th, from 1-4 pm, at the library!  The cost is $35 and you will have your choice of two canvases to pick from.  Patti Holte, Brookwood art teacher, will lead you step by step to create the painting of your choice.  All supplies and refreshments are included in the charge.  The event is limited to 30 people, so get your name on the list.  Enjoy the afternoon & support the library.

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

  • & New Fiction:  The Midnight Line, Jack Reacher novels, 22, by Lee Child
  • & New Nonfiction:  Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War that Changed American History, by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yeager.
  • & The Mystery Book Group will meet Friday, Dec. 1st, to discuss 11th Hour, by James Patterson.
  • & The Mystery Book Group will meet Friday, Jan. 5th, 2018, to discuss 12th of Never, by James Patterson.
  • & The N-O-W’s Traveling Preschool Playgroup will be visiting Norwalk Public Library on the following dates from 10-11:30:  Dec. 13th, 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 2018 starts 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

  • & The library has a new daily subscription to the La Crosse Tribune.  Our mail arrives right around 10am, so if you’d like to read same-day news, we are happy to share.  This is a trial commitment from your library so please give us feedback and utilize this opportunity.
  • & Mark your calendars and make your lists!  Santa is coming to the library on December 20th from 4-6pm.  We will have crafts and cookies and Christmas music with our very own Frank Randle.
  • & Speaking of Christmas lists, we have Wilton Community Cookbooks on sale at the library for $10 each.  The cookbooks make a great gift or stocking stuffer.
  • & Our next movie event at the library will be Despicable Me 3, at 2pm, on Friday, Dec. 29th.  All ages are welcome and the event is free.
  • & 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 Dec. 19th, at 4pm.  Players of all levels of experience are invited to attend. 
  • & Our homeschool group will meet again on December 8th for Christmas caroling.  Please contact the library if you are interested in joining this co-operative effort.
  • & 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 for December 7 - 16, 2017

Thursday, December 7

  • HS Wrestling @ Mauston: JV 6:15; Varsity 7:30

( Jim Kuderer / BHS 4:30; Return 10:00 )

  • HS Girls Basketball @ New Lisbon ( C SQUAD CANCELLED ): JV 6:00; Varsity 7:30 (Charlie Neumann / BHS 4:25; Return 10:30                                                                                      
  • Elementary Concert ( HS Gym ): 7:00

Friday, December 8

  • HS Boys Basketball @ Necedah ( C SQUAD CANCELLED ): JV 6:00; Varsity 7:30 (Steve Vieth / BHS 4:20; Return 10:30)

  • JH Boys Basketball hosts Triangular ( Necedah & Cashton) 5:30; 7:10

Saturday, December 9

  • HS Wrestling @ LaCrosse Logan: 9:00

(Jim Kuderer / Ontario 6:25; Wilton 6:35; Norwalk 6:45; Return 8:00 

  • JH Boys Basketball @ LaFarge Tourney: 9:30

   (Rob Ross / Norwalk 8:00; Wilton 8:10; Ontario 8:20; Return 3:00 )     Tuesday, December 12

  • HS Girls Basketball @ Cashton: JV / C 6:00; Varsity 7:30

(Charlie Neumann / BHS 4:50; Return 9:45 )

Thursday, December 14

  • JH Boys Basketball @ Bangor: 6:20; 7:10

(Curt Brieske / BHS 5:00; Return 10:00)                                                                                              

Friday, December 15

  • HS Boys Basketball @ New Lisbon ( C SQUAD CANCELLED ): JV 6:00; Varsity 7:30

(Jim Summerfield / BHS 4:25; Return 10:30)

  • C Girls Basketball @ Mauston: 5:30

(Driver TBA / BHS 4:15; Return 8:00)

  • JV Wrestling @ Melrose-Mindoro: 5:30

(VANS / BHS 3:25; Return 10:30)

BROOKWOOD WINTER CLOTHING ORDERS!!                                                  Delivery of all clothing orders is expected before the holidays.

While our schedules say Varsity basketball games start at 7:30, conference rules require that warm ups begin after the JV contest.  Thus, Varsity games may begin early.  Please try to arrive early so you don’t miss watching our kids play.

NOTE FROM THE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT                                                      With many schools not having C squads for basketball this year, scheduling games for our teams has become, to say the least, interesting.  For us, this is actually a good problem to have: it means that we have strong participation!  Please check updates weekly to see where games have been added or cancelled.