The Genoa City Joint 2 School District is proud of its partnerships with our community and is excited to offer community personal wellness gatherings for our community members at our Brookwood Elementary School (BES) and Brookwood Middle School (BMS). These classes are led by independent wellness leaders but are held onsite in our facilities. For more information, please find the contact information on each post.
Here's your Mustang Minute from the Principals' Offices! Have a great weekend, Mustangs! https://www.smore.com/z0cgfb
SAVE THE DATE!! Fall is approaching and our Fall Fest will be here before you can say jack-o-lantern backwards! Save this date, October 22. It will be a ghoulishly good time.
Brookwood BFO presents: GLOW RUN!!! (Run/Walk) *Registration forms coming home next week** (9/12-13) Friday, September 23rd Registration starts at 6:30pm Run starts at 7 pm Run ends at 8:30pm Get your glow on! Top 3 glowing outfits will win a special prize!! Walk ups welcome but pre-register for a glow goodie bag! $5 Individuals $10 Family Glow Run held at BMS
To celebrate Family P.E. Week, you are invited to join your students on Monday, October 3rd and Tuesday, October 4th during their scheduled Physical Education (BES) and Personal Wellness (BMS) classes! If you would like to know when your child has class, please email the following teachers: BES: Mrs. Brenek firstname.lastname@example.org BMS: Mr. Guth email@example.com
Outdoor education has been a part of Brookwood’s curriculum for over 30 years. Outdoor education is taught at Camp Wonderland in Salem, WI. While at Camp Wonderland students get to learn through activities such as fishing, dissecting owl pellets, and hiking through nature. Students also get to participate in some adventurous activities including boating, rock climbing, ziplining, and archery. Camp is a great experience for our 6th grade students. Parents: Morning drop off is regular time. On Wednesday, pick-up is at 6:30pm and on Thursday, pick-up is at 9:30pm at BMS. There is no school for 6th graders on Friday.
Hello Brookwood Families! The BFO online school spirit wear store is officially open! The online store will be open until September 18th, 2022. All orders will be delivered to The BFO for distribution . Orders will be ready 2-3 weeks after store closes. USPS Shipping option available at check out as well. https://pfi-fashions.printavo.com/merch/brookwood-bfos-piritwear
Brookwood Family Bike Ride Saturday September 17 from 9am-12pm Trail Ride at 9 Hunters Ridge Ride at 10 Come support the fight to cure Juvenile Diabetes! Learn about safety, WI trails, and bike maintenance.
Here's your Mustang Minute from the Principals' Offices! Have a great long weekend, Mustangs! https://www.smore.com/g4fnt
Happy first day of school, Mustangs!! It is SO good to have you all back!! Here's to a great school year!!
Please help us welcome Amy Hughes to our Brookwood Family! Hughes may look familiar to you because she subbed throughout the school year last school year at both of our buildings. We are so excited to have her as a part of our full time teaching staff this year in working in our 4K classes. Hughes graduated from Ashworth University in Norcross, Georgia with a degree in Early Childhood Education. Her career field prior to education was Animal Sciences. Hughes worked for a zoo and was sent to venues to talk about and show animals. One time, she was sent to a school, the children were so curious and inquisitive asking questions and she was having so much fun interacting with them that she went home from there and told her husband that she was going to go back to school and become a teacher. For the past twenty years, Hughes has been teaching 3K and 4K in Illinois. She feels that she has been so blessed over the years to meet so many wonderful families. She believes that it is in the faces of the children and parents that encourage and drive her to begin each day with hope and excitement because every day is a new adventure waiting to happen. You can usually find Hughes on the trails riding her horse, working in her garden, or shooting archery. She enjoys watching College football (Go Notre Dame!!) cooking, baking, knitting, and being outdoors! She enjoys watching children develop and gain confidence in their abilities. She believes that when you are given the opportunity to work with young children, we as adults also grow. Being in an educational setting allows all to see that the future is bright and allows all to see that with a group of energetic children that truly nothing seems impossible. Hughes chose Brookwood because for many years she had heard such wonderful things about Brookwood. This past year, she personally found out by working here as a substitute teacher. The staff was so welcoming and helpful throughout the school year. She can see that the staff is very passionate about their teaching and she wanted to be a part of our fantastic, outgoing, and caring team. Hughes is so excited about this school year! She loves seeing a child with a smile on their face when they are learning. She can't wait to have fun and play with the children while they are growing and excelling. Hughes says, "Children are amazing just the way they are. To me, the best sound in the world is a child laughing. I know we will be doing a lot of that this year!" Welcome to the official Brookwood staff, Amy!!
Please welcome to the Brookwood Family Hannah Johnson who will be joining our teaching staff as a 2nd great teacher. Johnson has a bachelors in Early Childhood/Special Education from UW-Whitewater. She chose this career because she had some pretty amazing educators growing up and wanted to leave the same impact on her own students. She leads by example by stepping out of her own comfort zone and model for her students that trying and failing just means that you are learning something new! She has two kiddos at home keeping her life pretty busy but loves reading (psychological thrillers), DIY-ing things around her house, and going on any adventure her and her family can find. She loves learning and trying new things. Johnson grew up in Union Grove and loves the small town feel of Genoa City. She has heard great things about the staff and community here and is so excited to be a part of it. She is looking forward to taking on this adventure and is so excited to get to know all of her students and families. Welcome to the Brookwood Family, Hannah!!
Please welcome to our Brookwood Family as a staff member Tracy Derickson! Derickson joins our staff as a paraprofessional for our elementary school! Derickson spent time learning at the College of Lake County, IL and the University of Stevens Point. From there she pursued her certificate in Massage Therapy and was licensed for fifteen years. Around the same time she also received her Yoga Teaching Certification. She left the profession after her third child was born to be a stay at home mom. She decided to pursue a position at the schools because since having her own children, she realizes how exciting it is to see children learn new things everyday. Being able to assist them in any way is so rewarding and humbling to see their learning experience expand and grow. Derickson has most recently been teaching community yoga at Brookwood Elementary School. She loves being able to help all people tap into a mindful way of being and put more positive notes in the air. Derickson and her husband, Adam, along with their three children, have been members of Genoa City for fifteen years. Two of their children still attend Brookwood Schools while their eldest attends Badger High School. She lives in a musical home and is a positive person and tries to be open minded in all areas of life. During her free time, she loves staying busy focusing on yoga, hidking, biking, and nutrition. She also loves all things art, music, and plants! She is trying to have a green thumb with her indoor plants but most importantly she loves spending time with her friends and family. The reason she chose Brookwood is because of the sense of connection and strong bonds the schools have created in this community's culture which enhances all lives for our children and community. She is looking forward to building new relationships, learning from the awesome educators and strengthening bonds with the community as well as Growing into Greatness. Welcome to the staff, Tracy!
There’s still time to be a part of the BFO End of Summer Barnyard Bash at BMS. This event is for all Brookwood Families to be a part of.
Please help us welcome Liza Ibrahim to the Brookwood Family. She will be joining our middle school staff by being the BMS School Counselor. She graduated from Seton hall University in 2015 with a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling and School Counseling. She decided to pursue a position in a school setting because she loves making an impact on students. She strongly believes in implementing a school counseling program focused on academic-social-emotional development. This will be Ibrahim's eighth year as a school counselor and is also a Licensed Professional Counselor with a mental health background as well. Ibrahim's family relocated from New Jersey due to her husband's job. They have three children: ages 6, 2 1/2, and 4 months old. Both her and her husband grew up in Jersey City, NJ. Back home, they loved going down to the shore and eat on the boardwalk. Her hobbies include cooking new recipes, spending time with their family, and shopping at Target! She joined Broookwood because of the welcoming school community. She loves the feel of how there is a HUGE sense of community here at Brookwood. Ibrahim is looking forward to meeting the students and working with the school community as a whole. She is a strong believer in working collaboratively with parents, teachers, and administrators while putting students first. Welcome to the Brookwood Family, Liza!!
Welcome back, Mustangs! See you on Thursday---our first day of school. Student Hours: BMS 7:40 am - 2:40 pm BES 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Please welcome Ashley Morris to our Brookwood Family. Morris is joining our staff as our School Psychologist for both buildings. She received her undergraduate degree from UW-La Crosse where she majored in Psychology and then pursued her graduate studies there. She received a Masters in Education (MS Ed) and an Educational Specialist degree within her School Psychology graduate program. Morris was drawn to education because her mother worked in education as a Speech Pathologist and has always loved the idea of working with kids. She loves the sense of how educators have the potential to make such a positive impact on the lives of all children during such transformative years. She believes that in education, everyday, educators get to see the growth and potential that each and every child has and it's a powerful thing to be able to bring these to light and help every child grow and develop into great learners and people. Morris loves camping, walking her dog, kayaking, boating and working out. She grew up in the area and is very close to her family that also live in the area. While she never thought she would stay in this area, there is something wonderful about being in a small town and community that makes her want to stay and be a part of. This is where she grew up and where she feels the most at home personally and professionally. She is very excited to be starting at Brookwood. The pillar of her educational philosophies start with developing the whole-child. When the students leave our school buildings and become citizens and employees, it is vital that they have both the knowledge and people skills to be able to handle all the joys and setbacks their personal and professional lives may be a part of. She is very much looking forward to meeting all the students, parents, families, and staff of Brookwood, as the School Psychologist for the District. Welcome to the Brookwood Family, Ashley!
Please help us welcome Amanda Deephouse to our Brookwood Family! Deephouse will be joining our Kindergarten team at the elementary school. She graduated from UW-Parkside in 2002 with a degree in English along with her teaching certificate in PreK-Third Grade. This will be her 9th year of teaching and has always wanted to be a teacher growing up. Her greatest influence in becoming a teacher was her kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Hoffman. Each year she loves her job more and more because she loves watching her students grow throughout the school year. When Deephouse is not teaching, she loves spending time with her husband and two teenage children. She loves to swim, read books, and go on walks and hikes. The reason she chose Brookwood is because of the feel she got when she walked into the building, it was a sense that she was at home. She values the feel of working in a small town! Her experience in Sharon has taught her that her heart is fulfilled working for a smaller-tight knit community. Deephouse is really looking forward to meeting and getting to know all the wonderful Brookwood Families. Welcome to the Brookwood Family, Amanda!