The Mustang Minute

Week of October 4th

From the Principals' Offices...

Hello Mustang Families,

Another great week at Brookwood. Looking forward to wrapping it up with the BFO Glow Run this evening. This is an event for all of the Genoa City Community and Brookwood Families. Everyone is welcome to join us for the fun as we run (or walk) the Glow Run Course. Registration begins at 6:30pm and the walk/run officially kicks off at 7:00pm. The cost is $5 per person or $10 for the whole family. Hope to see you there!!

Students are wrapping up their STAR and MAP tests. The information gathered from these assessments help our teachers drive the classroom instruction. We are proud of the effort put forth by our students and look forward to seeing the academic growth over the school year.

Lastly, the month of October is Bullying Prevention Month. We will be hosting a number of activities throughout the month and beyond to nurture a culture of acceptance and inclusivity in our buildings. To kick things off, we will be encouraging all students and staff to wear BLUE to show their support for Bullying Prevention. Please read on for more details regarding additional information.

Enjoy your weekend, Mustangs, and let's make it a great week!!!

Mr. Braden & Mrs. Franz


  • 10/5 - Bullying Prevention Month - WEAR BLUE to school to show your support!
  • 10/11 - NO SCHOOL (Staff Inservice)
  • 10/12 - Picture Retakes
  • 10/15 - BMS Band @ Badger Homecoming Parade
  • 10/20 - Unity Day - WEAR ORANGE to school!
  • 10/23 - Fall Fest, 12-3pm, BMS
  • 10/27 & 10/28 - Parent Teacher Conferences
  • 10/29 - NO SCHOOL


Parent/Teacher Conferences

A strong Home-School partnership is essential to your student's success. Educational research abundantly shows that strong collaboration leads to improved student achievement, better behavior, better attendance, higher self-concept and more positive attitudes toward school and learning. That being said, we would like to invite you all to attend our first round of Parent/Teacher Conferences at your child's school for the evenings of October 27th and 28th. Please sign up for a conference slot by October 20th. Teachers will be contacting families who have not signed up by this date to choose from a remaining time slot. Conferences can be scheduled to be face to face, virtual, or over the phone -- please be aware of the times and dates that are available for all of your child’s teacher(s) you wish to see.

Upon selecting a time slot, you will be prompted to leave a public comment stating whether you are signing up for a face to face, virtual, or phone conference. If you sign up for a virtual meeting, your teacher(s) will be reaching out to you with the meeting link.

Click the BUTTON below for your school to sign up for your conference appointment(s)!

October is Bullying Prevention Month!

October is World Bullying Prevention Month!

During this month students, schools, and communities all over the world go BLUE together to show their support for standing up against bullying. Here are some of the activities that we will be doing at BOTH BES and BMS this week as a part of this important event:


  • Wear BLUE on Tuesday, October 5th to show your support for STOMPING OUT BULLYING!

  • Greatness Task: Make friends with someone you don't know, or don't know that well, at school: Start with "Hello."

  • Parent/Child Bullying Conversation Sheets will be sent home with your student on Monday, October 4th. Talk with your student, sign, and return bottom of form to the office at your child's school for a chance to win prizes. Due: Friday, October 15th.

Stay tuned for more Bullying Prevention Month announcements in the Mustang Minute for the weeks ahead!

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Picture Retake Day

Your picture Absentee/ Retake day will be October 12th. Please click the link below to place your order before 8am on October 12th:

Brookwood Elementary School BE BROOKWOOk!!!

Brookwood Elementary School. BE BROOKWOOD!!!

Students observed going above and beyond being kind, being safe, and/or being responsible are issued “BE BROOKWOOD” tickets throughout their school week. Each week we randomly select students from this groups and acknowledge them in our morning announcements and in the weekly MUSTANG MINUTE. This week’s drawing winners are:

Kindergarten: Gunner Grace, Avery, Olli, Vanessa, Logan and Payton

1st: Levi, Gage, Miller

2nd: Jaxson

3rd: Mason, Gabe, Caiden, Brody, Talon, Frank

Congratulations to all of our BE BROOKWOOD ticket earners and keep up the great work!

From the Athletic Director...

Happy October, Mustangs! Get excited - Girls Basketball season begins next week! Tryouts will be held Monday, October 4th, and Tuesday, October 5th, from 2:45 - 4:30pm. If you want to play basketball, please meet in the gym at 2:35pm both days.

Any girls interested in playing must have a current concussion form on file for this year. They can be picked up in and returned to the office. Coach Metcalf will provide a schedule and an info packet to families the first day of tryouts.

Boys Basketball season will begin mid-December.

Friday Morning Basketball will be starting in a few weeks now that basketball season has begun. Boys and girls are welcome to participate in Friday Morning Basketball. Please stay tuned for more information about that!

Go Mustangs!

Coach Metcalf

From the Classroom...

What's going on in Mrs. Garrett's and Mrs. Horak's Art Classes?

Mrs. Horak's 4/5 art classes and Mrs. Garrett's 6th, 7th and 8th grade art classes collaborated to create a beautiful "Drip Art" mural outside of the art classroom at BMS. The beautiful painting mural was inspired by contemporary artist Jen Statk. Artists were able to choose to use black and white, a warm, cool or rainbow color palette for their individually created drips. What a gorgeous representation of the beauty that can come from unity and togetherness as a BMS community!
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What's Going on in 4 Year Old Kindergarten?

4K students learned all about apples through play, math, experiments, stories, songs, videos and a trip to the orchard! They started the unit by taste testing three different colored apples and graphing their results. Students measured how many apples tall they are, and created patterns with red, green and yellow apples. They also learned that apples float through a "sink or float?" experiment. They set up apple orchards in their classrooms for dramatic play as well. Students could even purchase apples, pies and hot apple cider! They ended the unit with making applesauce in their classrooms. Students helped to peel and core apples and add ingredients to the pot. They enjoyed their applesauce the next day in class. The excitement continued with our final activity- our field trip to the apple orchard on Sept. 30!

Old News, But Good News...

Guth Games Coming Soon to BMS!

Mr. Guth is excited to bring back "Guth Games" to the students of BMS! For those not in the "know", Guth Games are fun exercise activities, sports, and games hosted by Personal Wellness teacher, Mr. Guth, in the gym during the colder months of the school year. This is a GREAT way to get students moving right away in the morning to kickstart their day!

WHEN: (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, November 2nd - March 24th, 7:00 - 7:30am

WHERE: BMS GYM (enter building in FRONT doors)


  • Tuesdays: 4th & 5th Graders
  • Wednesday: 6th, 7th & 8th Graders
  • Thursdays: 4th & 5th Graders

Questions? Contact Mr. Guth at: Looking forward to seeing our BMS students there!

Academic Lab & Late Bus for BMS Students

Starting this Monday, September 13th, BMS will begin offering after school academic help for any interested students in grades 4-8. The "Academic Lab" will take place on Mondays-Thursdays from 2:40pm- 4:30pm. Students can report to the "lab" (i.e. the BMS library) right after school or at any time before 4:30pm for help. This is a great option for students who might not finish independent work during the school day. They will benefit from a quiet and supportive environment, with a licensed teacher present to assist with questions.

The "Late Bus" will also be running to drop off students at home. The late bus will cover the entire district, so the ride home will be a little longer than normal, but it will provide a transportation option for students who have not been able to stay after school for activities or extra help because they didn’t have a ride home. The late bus will be available to all students, grades 4-8, on Mondays-Thursdays, and departs from BMS promptly at 4:30pm.

Please feel free to reach out to Mrs. Franz for questions: