Brookwood Jr/Sr High Newsletter



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


Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

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Lunch Menu for next week, December 2nd-6th:

*Salad, Fresh Veggies, Fruit, and Milk is offered with all lunches*

Monday: Chicken Sandwich or Pizza Burger, Sidewinder Fries

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

Wednesday: Chicken Stir-Fry, Rice or Lasagna Roll Up, Green Beans

Thursday: Meatballs & Gravy or Turkey Pot Roast, Whipped Potato, Roasted Squash, Cranberry Sauce, Dinner Roll

Friday: Quesadilla or Pizza, Steamed Broccoli, Caesar Salad



Auditions for the Theatre Program’s spring production of "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe” will be Sunday, December 15th from 1:00 - 5:00 P.M. Students in grades 7 - 12 may audition for the 16 roles in this show. Students needing to schedule an alternative time to audition may do so by contacting the director. This new dramatization of C.S. Lewis' classic, set in the land of Narnia, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. Copies of the play script are available in the HS LMC. They may be taken out for 24 hours.


The holidays are coming up soon and we have an exciting program coming back to our school! We’ll be hosting the Penguin Patch Holiday Shop so that our younger students can buy special gifts for their families and friends. They’ll be able to shop at school and keep it a surprise until Christmas! The kids should start asking for ways to earn spending money at home so they can secretly shop at school!


We are only about a week away from our Penguin Patch holiday shop! Our holiday shop will have gifts that cost as little as $.25 and up to $12 so you’ll be able to find something for everyone!





  • Upcoming College Representative Visits:

                Wednesday, Dec. 4th @ 9:00am:  UW-La Crosse

                Wednesday, Dec. 4th @ Lunch:  Army table set-up

                Wednesday, Dec. 18th 8-10am:  Western Technical College

  • New at UW-Platteville for Fall 2020, they are excited to announce the Pioneer Pledge! This scholarship program will cover the cost of tuition and fees for all new freshmen who are Pell eligible (main campus NF only).  Requirements:  Be a new freshmen admitted to UW-Platteville by May 1, submit a FAFSA and be Pell eligible, be a resident of WI for tuition purposes, and enroll as a full-time student in Fall 2020.



                                           Upcoming Events: 

                             Tuesday, Nov. 26th                           Early Release @ 1:30 p.m.

                             Wednesday, Nov. 27th                    NO SCHOOL – teacher in-service

                             Thursday, Nov. 28th                         NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving

                             Friday, Nov. 29th                               NO SCHOOL – vacation day

                             Thursday, Dec. 12th                          Elementary Winter Concert @ 7:00 p.m. (grades 3-6)

                             Monday, Dec. 16th                            Jr & Sr High Band & Choir Winter Concert @ 7:30 p.m.

                             Friday, Dec. 20th                                Early Release @ 1:00 p.m.

                             Dec. 21st-Jan. 1st                                NO SCHOOL – winter break 

                             Thursday, Jan. 2nd                             School resumes



In the Community!

  • Santa claus will be at the Wilton Public Library on Wednesday, Dec. 18th from 4-6 p.m.
  • Santa Claus is coming to Norwalk! On Saturday, Dec. 7th, 2019, Santa will be at the Norwalk Village Hall at 1:00 p.m. All children will get a goodie bag.
  • It’s your last chance to order delicious home-made holiday cookies! The Norwalk Lionesses will no longer take orders after Dec. 3rd. The cookies will be delivered around Dec. 13th. For only $4.00 you receive a dozen homemade cookies and an extra piece of fudge to supply the holidays with cheer. If you haven’t paid yet, the money is due upon delivery. All proceeds support local programs and scholarships.
  • Practice for the Community Choir started on Wednesday, Oct. 16th! WE ARE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO LOVE TO SING!! Practices are held at the Faith Congregational Church in Wilton @ 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday night until the concert on Sunday, Dec. 15th at the Wilton Community Center. For more information, please contact Debbie Anderson @ 608-633-2116 or Hope to see you there for great music & fun!
  • Vernon County Crime Stoppers Board of Directors made the decision to increase all cash rewards for tips leading to an arrest or charge of a law violator. The maximum reward limit has now been raised to $3,000, which is a substantial increase from the previous maximum amount of $1,000. All cash rewards have now increased and will range from $30 to $3,000! And always remember, you will remain anonymous! If you have information about a crime, please submit a tip at or or just pick up the phone and call 608-637-8477. We won’t ask your name or phone number…it’s all about keeping you anonymous!

Ontario Public Library News:  April Arndt – Library Director –

  • & We are accepting winter clothing donations at the Ontario Public Library. Donations can be used, but we ask that they are clean. We are looking for coats, snow pants, boots, gloves, hats, and scarves. All items are FREE and will be available in the front entrance of the library any time of the day. If you are in need, please feel free to take what you need to stay warm this season. Questions? Call 608-337-4651. Help us share the warmth!
  • & N-O-W teacher Mrs. Pingel will be hosting Preschool Story Time on December 4th from 10am to 12pm at the library. Activities are designed for children ages 3 to 5, but younger and older siblings are welcome to attend as well.
  • & The Ontario Writers’ Group will meet at 2 pm on Wednesday, Dec. 4th. All ages are welcome!
  • & The next book group selection is Educated by Tara Westover. Copies of Educated can be checked out at the circ desk. The book group will meet Dec. 11th at 2 pm to discuss the selection. New members are always welcome!
  • & Let us do your holiday baking! Our annual Holiday Bake Sale is on Friday, Dec. 13th starting at 10 am. We’ll have cookies and other baked goods for sale. The sale is sponsored by the Ontario Knit Wits and proceeds benefit the Ontario Public Library.

Norwalk Public Library News:  Ken Kittleson – Library Director – 823-7473

  • & No updated information from the Norwalk Library at this time

Wilton Public Library News:   –  435-6710

  • & The Wilton Public Library will be hosting its Annual Holiday Open House on Wednesday, December 18th from 4-6 pm. Santa will be at the library along with having some holiday music, treats, and crafts!


Tuesday, November 26

  • HS Boys Basketball hosts North Crawford: JV 6:00; Varsity 7:30
  • HS Girls Basketball @ Viroqua: JV 6:00; Varsity 7:30

( Charlie Neumann / BHS 4:30 )

Monday, December 2

  • HS Girls Basketball hosts Westby:  JV 6:00; Varsity 7:30
  • JH Boys Basketball @ Mauston:  7th 4:30; 8th 5:30

( Curt Brieske / Dismiss 3:00; BHS 3:15 )

Tuesday, December 3

  • HS Boys Basketball hosts Alma Center Lincoln: JV 6:00; Varsity 7:30

Thursday, December 5

  • JH Boys Basketball @ Bangor ( Bangor & Cashton ): 5:30; 6:20

( Curt Brieske / BHS 4:15 )

  • HS Boys Basketball hosts Viroqua: JV 6:00; Varsity 7:30
  • HS Wrestling hosts Mauston: 7:00

Friday, December 6

  • Girls Basketball hosts Cashton: C Squad 4:45; JV 6:00; Varsity 7:30

Saturday, December 7

  • JV Wrestling @ Melrose-Mindoro: 9:30

( VANS / Ontario 6:30; Wilton 6:40; Norwalk 6:50 )


Fans are reminded that Varsity basketball games will begin 20 minutes after the end of the JV games.  This means that many Varsity contests will likely begin closer to 7:15, while some may start later.


  • Monday, 12/3:  JH Boys Basketball @ Mauston: 7th 4:30; 8th 5:30
  • Friday, 12/6:       C Girls Basketball hosts Cashton: 4:45
  • Friday, 12/20:    C Girls Basketball @ Sparta: 5:45


Fans are reminded that good sportsmanship IS EXPECTED of our players, coaches, and fans at all Brookwood athletic events.  Athletic contests MUST be a POSITIVE EXPERIENCE for our student-athletes, and that can’t happen when negative comments come from the stands.  Thanks for supporting our kids the RIGHT WAY!