Brookwood Jr/Sr High Newsletter


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


Thursday, May 13th, 2021

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

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Lunch Menu for May 17th-21st:

All lunches are served with the option of fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, salad, milk

Monday: Pepperoni Calzone or Macaroni & Cheese

Tuesday: Pizza Dipper or Philly Steak Sandwich, Curly Fries

Wednesday: Baked Chicken Drummies or Sliced Ham, Vegetable Choice, Carrots, Pretzel Bites

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

Friday: Popcorn Chicken or Pepperoni Cheese Bread Pizza, French Fries



The 2021 Graduation Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 28th, at 7 pm, on the football field with unlimited guests. The inclement weather (rain) alternate is May 28th, 7 pm, with each student receiving 10 tickets for the Varsity Gym and 6 tickets for the Classic Gym (the ceremony will be live-streamed in the Classic Gym). If any family should need more tickets, they should contact Mr. Anderson ( or Mrs. Funk ( via email.


Tickets will be distributed to senior students next week, and, if students’ families don’t use all of their tickets, students should turn extra tickets into the High School office by Wednesday, May 26th at noon. Then, we will redistribute the tickets to those who need them.


We are excited about giving our seniors a celebration to start the next chapters of their lives!

Brookwood High School Artists of the Month for April are Kaylee Leis, Autumn Coleman, Morgan Speicher, and AJ Cunitz. Kaylee used acrylic paint to paint her chicken; Autumn used tempera to make her agamograph or 2-sided painting of a jay and cardinal; Morgan used mixed media to create his moon silhouette; AJ printed, tore paper and used fabric to make his blue birds.



From the Nurse:  For anyone who is interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, a helpful resource for locating them is at Pfizer’s COVID vaccine has now also been authorized for 12-15 year olds. Covid-19 vaccinations will keep people who are a close contact to a positive case from having to quarantine, according to the guidelines, but the Covid vaccine is not required.


Last Call for Yearbook Orders! If you students have not reserved their copy of the 2021 Falcon Yearbook, they have until Friday, May 21st to do so. The cost $50. You may order by going to or from Mrs. Ferries. There is no guarantee that extra copies will be available. Due to the changes to our school year caused by COVID-19, this year’s Falcons Yearbook will arrive sometime in August. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Ferries, or 608-337-4401 X 263.


The Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton School District will now be utilizing SchoolMessenger to provide notifications to parents in the District. The system will allow District Administrators to rapidly notify those who “Opt-In” to receive text messages. Other messages can be send via recorded phone message or emails. Some of the notifications that will be sent are weather cancellations, school event reminders, food service balances, school emergencies or incidents. To “Opt-In”, please text “Y” or “Yes” to our school’s short code number, 67587. Also, please log into your Skyward Family Access Account and make sure your information is up to date. If you do not have access to your Skyward Family Access Account or need your password reset, please email or call one of our school offices at 608-337-4420 (Elementary) or 608-337-4401 (Jr./Sr. High).


If you are interested in seeing the latest Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton School District Covid-19 data, feel free to go to our school website ( and click on “Covid-19 Information from the School Nurse” (


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 School District Facebook page, Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton School District 


                                           Upcoming Events:  

        Wednesday, May 26th                   *Tentative* Senior Parade in all 3 villages time TBA

        Friday, May 28th                          Graduation Ceremony @ 7 pm on the football field

        Monday, May 31st                        NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day

        Tuesday, June 1st                         8th Grade Celebration time TBA

        Wednesday, June 2nd                    Last Day of School (full day)


Brookwood Student of the week is KIMBERLEE DOWNING!


Kimmie is a hard-working, driven student who is involved in many facets of our school community. Not only does she maintain high grades, she works in the school kitchen in the morning, participates in Theatre, and excels in Cross Country. Her “hellos” do not go unnoticed. Especially neat was seeing her excitement when she scored well in a certain section of the ACT. Keep up the good work, Kimmie!



Ontario Public Library News:  April Arndt – Library Director – 337-4651

  • & We had a great turn out at our Book & Bake Sale last weekend! Thank you for supporting the Ontario Public Library. The winner of the Mother’s Day Basket giveaway is Russ Daines. Congratulations!
  • & Stop by Palen Park on Wednesdays at 5 pm for story time! Children and caregivers are invited to join us for stories and activities. We’ll be hosting story time on May 19 and May 26. We’ll practice social distancing. We recommend families bring chairs or blankets to sit on. We’ll post on our Facebook page ( and on the front door of the library if we must cancel due to bad weather. If you have questions about this event, please call 608-337-4651.
  • & Help up celebrate #makermay by signing up for a FREE Creativebug account during the month of May! Go to and click on the Creativebug logo on the home page to get started. Sign up in May and be entered in a drawing from an amazing kit that contains a variety of art supplies, including a dot journal and embroidery hoop!
  • & We’re seeking applicants for the position of library assistant. 15 hours a week including some evening and Saturday hours. You may contact the library for a complete job description. Resumes and cover letters can be emailed to the library at The position will remain open until filled.

Wilton Public Library News:  Rachel Conner – Library Director –  435-6710

  • & Wilton Library is giving away a Creativity Kit this May! How do you enter? Share with us in person or online a photo of a creative project that you have been working on with Creativebug. By signing up for Creativebug for free with your library card, you can enjoy unlimited access to over 1,000 online art and craft classes, plus patterns, templates, and recipes. Topics include art & design, sewing, quilting, papercrafts, knitting, crochet, food & home, jewelry, holiday & party, and classes for kids. Watch classes anytime, anywhere – classes never expire, so you can start and stop projects at your own pace. Getting started handouts are available at the library!
  • & Summer Reading will be here before you know it! This year’s theme is Tales & Tails! Join us for animal themed fun each Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am from Jun 9th to June 30th. A magician, a storyteller, and an astronomer will perform in the park outside the library and there will be animal themed craft kits to take home! Mark your calendars. More details to come.
  • & Beginning in May, Wilton Library will be open to a maximum of 10 patrons at a time during regular hours. Masks will still be required in the library. Short library appointments will continue to be offered between the hours of 9:00am and 10:00am on Saturday mornings. Curb-side pick-up will also still be available. If you have questions, call the library at 608-435-6710. Thank you for your continued support of the Wilton Public Library!

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

  • & No news at this time.


Thursday, May 13

  • Baseball @ Hillsboro ( DH ): 4:00

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

  • Softball @ Bangor: 5:00

( Charlie Neumann / BHS 3:15 )

Friday, May 14

  • JH Track @ Cashton: 4:00

( Curt Brieske / DISMISS 2:20; BHS 2:35 )

Saturday, May 15

  • Softball @ Viroqua: 10:00

( Curt Brieske / Norwalk 7:55; Wilton 8:05: BHS: 8:10; Ontario 8:15 )

  • HS Track @ New Lisbon: 9:00

( Rob Ross / Ontario 6:40 AM; Norwalk 6:55 AM; Wilton 7:05 AM ) ( NOTE TIME CHANGES! )

Monday, May 17

  • JH TRACK @ NORTH Crawford: 4:00

( Lee Stenerson / DISMISS 1:55; BHS 2:10 )

  • Baseball hosts Necedah: 5:00
  • Softball @ Wonewoc Center ( DH ): 4:00

( Charlie Neumann / DISMISS 2:05; BHS 2:20 )

Tuesday, May 18

  • HS Track @ Aquinas ( meet at LaCrosse Central ): 4:00

( Jim Kuderer / DISMISS 1:50; BHS 2:05 )

Thursday, May 20

  • Baseball hosts Bamgor ( DH ): 4:00
  • Softball hosts Hillsboro: 5:00
  • HS Track @ Sparta: 4:00

( Curt Brieske / DISMISS 2:05; BHS 2:20 )

  • JH Track @ Bangor: 4:00

( VAN / DISMISS 2:00; BHS 2:15 )

Saturday, May 22

  • HS Track @ Cashton: 10:00

( Rob Ross / Norwalk 8:10 AM; Wilton 8:20 AM; Ontario 8:30 AM ) ( NOTE TIME CHANGES! )


Athletes of the Month!!

Congratulations to our April Athletes of the Month:

FOOTBALL:  Frank Wildes

VOLLEYBALL:  Vanessa Anderson

BASEBALL:  Garrett Anderson

SOFTBALL:  Abby Barry

BOYS TRACK:  Cristian Barrientos

GIRLS TRACK:  Kimberlee Downing


Maria Gonzalez & Hayden Thompson



The NOW Safety Patrol will again be hosting a drive-up meal!  The date will be SUNDAY, MAY 16th, from NOON – 2:00 PM. We will likely have some extra meals, so feel free to stop by.