Brookwood Middle School
Brookwood Middle School is located in the village of Genoa City. Our staff provides a safe, welcoming learning environment for our district’s fourth through eighth graders. A balanced, rigorous and relevant curriculum is offered that focuses on 21st-century learning and life skills. Students use the latest technology to enhance their learning and engage in personalized learning focused on their individual learning needs and/or interests.
Brookwood Middle School is a learning community of 300 students. High academic and behavioral expectations are present for all learners. A balance of core academic classes and related arts classes is available for our students. Related arts classes available to students include the following: 2-D Art, 3-D Art, Printmaking Methods, Creative Crafting, Advanced Art, Band, Jazz Band, Music Composition, World Music, Music History, Choir, Show Choir, Book Club, Creative Writing, Leadership 7, Leadership 8, Spanish I, Spanish II, World Language Lab, Beginning Game Design, Beginning Robot Programming, Advanced Game Design, Advanced Robotics, and 3-D Printing. Academic Target sessions in math and reading are available as well as a study hall for those students who want a jumpstart on their homework and/or needs assistance in completing assigned classwork. Our staff strives to know students and their families on an individual level, which is achievable due to the size of our middle school.
A variety of extracurricular activities is offered to complement the daily curriculum and extend students’ learning beyond the classroom. Basketball, Softball, Cross Country, Track, and Volleyball are available to both boys and girls. Beyond sports, students may participate in Cheerleading, Student Council, Spelling Bee, Geography Bee, Battle of the Books, Forensics, Yearbook, and the annual Musical. Enrichment opportunities are provided that include but are not limited to, various sports, crafts, science activities, and cooking. Grade level after school guided study halls are provided Tuesday through Thursday.
Parents and teachers engage in meaningful conversations, as needed, to guide students to proficiency in each of the curricular area content standards. In order to assist these purposeful conversations, parents have immediate access to their child’s grades, attendance, and lunch account balances through PowerSchool. Both parents and their children are encouraged to check regularly their student’s progress.
Sarah Erickson grew up on a family farm in Burlington, WI. After high school, she attended UW- LaCrosse where she earned a degree in Marketing and Communications with a minor in English. She then went on to work at Hi-Liter Graphics in Burlington, WI as a sales representative, but she knew that wasn’t her passion.
In 2003, Sarah went back to school and decided to pursue her dream of becoming a teacher. She graduated from UW-Parkside with her teaching degree in 2004. She then accepted a long-term substitute position at Wilmot Grade School where she had completed her student teaching!
It was in 2005 when she began her teaching career at Brookwood Middle School. She taught 7th grade Language Arts for five years, 5th grade for one year, 8th grade Language Arts for eight years, 4-5 Multiage for one year, and now she has transitioned to be the interim principal. She loves teaching, loves Brookwood, and loves this community. She is excited to take on this new role and work with students, families, and the community.
Sarah is married to Bill Erickson, the Facilities Manager for Genoa City School District, and her two children, Isaac and Emily, attend Brookwood Middle School as well. GO MUSTANGS!!