Mustang Minute

Friday, January 13th

From the Principals' Offices

Greetings Mustangs!

It's hard to believe but we are officially midway through the school year! Semester II begins next Tuesday, January 17th at both BES and BMS. Teachers are currently working on final grades, and report cards will be sent home with students on Friday, January 20th. As a reminder, there is NO SCHOOL for students on Monday, January 16th, Martin Luther King Day.

Lastly, Mrs. Nast has been working hard to assist our students in producing news-style morning shows for both BES and BMS. This is a GREAT way for our kids to practice their tech and public speaking skills through making something creative that benefits our schools. Thank you, Mrs. Nast, for your leadership! Click the button below to view the very first "Brookwood Bulletin."

Have a great weekend, Mustangs!

Mr. Braden

Principal, BES &

Mrs. Franz

Principal, BMS


  • 1/13 - Last Day of Semester 1

  • 1/13 - Mustangs Playgroup ages 3-4 @ BES, 8:30-10:00am

  • 1/13 - Ski Club: 4th - 8th grade @ Grand Geneva, 2:40-8:00pm

  • 1/13 - Yearbook Club Planning Meeting: 6th - 8th grade, 2:45-4:15pm @ BES

  • 1/16 - NO SCHOOL - Professional Development

  • 1/16 - School Board Meeting @ BMS, 6:00-8:00pm

  • 1/17 - First Day of Semester 2

  • 1/17 - Boys Basketball HOME game VS. Wheatland, 4:00-6:00pm ( Cheerleaders)

  • 1/17 - Community GCJ2 Fitness Room @ BMS, 6:00-8:00pm

  • 1/18 - Mustangs Playgroup ages 3-4 @ BES, 8:30-10:00am

  • 1/18 - BMS Morning Show@ BMS,7:10 - 7:40am

  • 1/18 - Forensics Practice @ BMS, 2:45 - 4:25pm

  • 1/18 - Boys’ Basketball Practice @ BMS, 2:50-4:15pm

  • 1/18 - Cheerleading Practice @ BMS, 3:00-4:30pm

  • 1/19 - BMS Morning Show@ BMS,7:10 - 7:40am

  • 1/19 - BFO Food Night @ Broken Spoke, 4:00 - 8:00pm

  • 1/19 - BES Makerspace Evening @ BES Multipurpose Room, 5:30 - 6:30pm

  • 1/19 - Boys’ Basketball HOME game vs. Union Grove, 4:00-6:00pm (Cheerleaders)

  • 1/19 - Community GCJ2 Fitness Room @ BMS, 6:00 - 8:00pm

  • 1/20 - Mustangs Playgroup ages 3-4 @ BES, 8:30-10:00am

  • 1/20 - Ski Club: 4th - 8th grade @ Grand Geneva, 2:40-8:00pm

  • 1/21 - Doughnuts with Grownups@ BMS, 8:00-10:00am

  • 1/23 - Boys’ Basketball Practice @ BMS, 2:50-4:15pm

  • 1/23 - Cheerleading Practice @ BMS, 3:00-4:30 pm

  • 1/23 - Community Yoga @ BES, 6:00pm

  • 1/23 - Community - Men’s Basketball @ BMS,7-9pm

  • 1/24 - Boys’ Basketball game @ Raymond, 4:00-6:00pm (Cheerleaders)

  • 1/24 - Community - GCJ2 Fitness Room @ BMS, 6:00-8:00pm

  • 1/24 - Community - Lions Club Meeting @ BMS, 7:00-8:30pm

  • 1/25 - Mustangs Playgroup ages 3-4 @ BES, 8:30-10:00am

  • 1/25 - BMS Morning Show@ BMS,7:10-7:40am

  • 1/25 - Forensics Practice @ BMS, 2:45-4:25pm

  • 1/25 - Boys’ Basketball Practice @ BMS, 2:50-4:15pm

  • 1/25 - Cheerleading Practice @ BMS, 3:00-4:30pm

  • 1/26 - BMS Morning Show@ BMS,7:10-7:40am

  • 1/26 - Boys’ Basketball HOME game vs.Trevor-Wilmot (Cheerleaders)

  • 1/26 - Community - GCJ2 Fitness Room @ BMS, 6:00-8:00pm

  • 1/27 - Mustangs Playgroup ages 3-4 @ BES, 8:30-10:00am

  • 1/27 - Ski Club: 4th - 8th grade @ Grand Geneva, 2:40-8:00pm

  • 1/27 - Yearbook Club Planning Meeting: 6th - 8th grade, 2:45-4:15 pm @BES

  • 1/28 - Forensics Meet, 8:30 am-12:00pm

  • 1/30 - BES Kids Heart Challenge Kickoff

  • 1/30 - Boys’ Basketball game @ Williams Bay, 4:00-6:00pm

  • 1/30 - Becoming a Badger @ Badger High School - 8th Graders

  • 1/30 - Community Yoga @ BES, 6:00pm

  • 1/30 - Community - Men’s Basketball @ BMS,7-9

  • 1/31 - 8th grade Badger Tour @ Badger High School - 8th Graders

  • 1/31 - Becoming a Badger @ Badger High School - 8th Graders

  • 1/31 - Community - GCJ2 Fitness Room @ BMS, 6:00-8:00pm

BMS Color Wars!

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Little Caesars Fundraising Account

Sign your child up for their fundraising account here!

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SAVE THE DATE! Feb 24th 5-7pm at BES! Stay tuned for RSVPs that will be coming home soon!

The Brookwood Family Engagement Team invites you to Read S'more Books Night! Families are invited to come in and visit various classrooms where teachers will host different reading strategies. As you visit rooms you will have to check off your "Bingo" sheet so you can then be admitted to the gym where we will have lights dimmed and families can come in with their sleeping bags, tents, and pillows to read s'more books together while enjoying yummy s'mores!

Join in the fun with community guest speakers and a free book exchange (bring a gently used book exchange for another book to bring home)

Questions or interested in being a guest speaker? email:
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BMS Forensics: Grades 5-8

LAST CALL for any 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th grade students interested in joining Forensics Club. See Mrs. Garrett for more information!

The Golden Horseshoe Moves On!

Mrs. Brunning has passed the Golden Horseshoe along to...Mrs. Hughes! According to Mrs. Brunning, Mrs. Hughes has been an amazing member of the SPED team. She is always willing to lend a hand and help out wherever needed. She is able to transition into any role or classroom that is asked of her in order to adapt and respond to student needs. What's more, she always has a smile on her face and students seek her out to talk and give her a big hug. Congratulations, Mrs. Hughes!
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BES: Be Brookwood

Congratulations to the following students for going above and beyond in Being Brookwood:

4K- Leonardo

K- Anica, Scarlett, Asher, Haydon, Graham, Jett, Payton, Benjamin

1st- Kollin, Jessica, Broderick, Liam, Nolan, Grace, Violet, Josalyn, Nico

2nd- Connor, Stella

3rd- Jay'vion, Alex, Eve, Cameron, Brea, Sawyer


What's Happening in Kindergarten?

Did you know that our kindergarteners are scientists? Zoologists to be exact! All year, they have been studying different types of animal groups such as mammals, birds, and reptiles. They learn the characteristics of each animal group, all about their life cycles, and about what they need to survive. Up next are the amphibian and fish groups. Hats off to our budding scientists!

What's Happening with the BMS Spelling Bee?

Do you know why wizards and witches always do well in English class?

It’s because they are good at SPELLING!

Spelling, although it may seem dated with technology such as spell check and autocorrect, is still such a critical component to reading and communication. Spelling helps with the connection between letters and sounds and supports reading development, which can have an impact on overall literacy. These last few weeks, students at BMS have been putting their spelling skills to the test. The top spellers in each grade level will advance to the schoolwide spelling bee. The school bee will be held Wednesday, January 25, at 9:30 in the middle school gym. Family and friends of participant spellers are welcome to attend the bee!

Musical, Cheerleading, Basketball, Morning Show...Oh My!

It has been BUSY at BMS these days with several winter activities in full swing! Here are some pictures of the action. We'll be adding Ski Club to mix of fun things to do as well starting tonight when our Mustang Ski Clubbers hit the slopes for the first time at the Grand Geneva Resort. It's so GREAT to see our kids involved and thriving at BMS!


From the Athletic Director...

BASKETBALL PLAYERS: OPTIONAL practice on Monday, January 16th from 3-5pm. We do not have school on Monday, so there is no transportation provided, but coaches will be on-site for any players who can attend and put in some extra work before Tuesday’s game.

Next week, the Mustangs have two home games on Tuesday and Thursday. Come out and support our athletes!

Saturday Morning Basketball will begin on February 4th! Please use this link to sign up your child(ren)! If you have any questions, contact Jess Metcalf: Can’t wait to see you in the gym!

Link to sign up for Saturday Morning Basketball:

Go Mustangs!

Coach Metcalf


4K Programming - Feedback Needed

We need YOUR help to help us continue to Grow into our Greatness!!

Do you or anyone you know have a child 4 years old or younger?? We are looking for YOUR feedback in growing our programming at Genoa City Schools.

Please fill out the following survey OR help us by sharing this survey with others! We are investigating on providing a full day 4K option as early as the fall of 2023. Click the button below to access the survey! If you wish to pass it along, here is the direct link:

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Ski Club

We are SO excited to announce our first ever Ski Club at Grand Geneva!! This event is open to not only students but family members as well!! Are you an advanced skier or a beginner? It doesn't matter!! This is a steal of a deal and is open to all levels of skiers! Please fill out the following form if you are interested:

This event is open to students but also open to family members. If there are children outside of the grade levels of 4th-8th grade attending, it is asked that parents oversee those other children.

$39.58/per person/per date: this payment of registration includes a 90 minute ski lesson, ski/snowboard rental and lift ticket!!

OR through the registration link from Mrs. Horak you can specify exactly what package you would like to order:

$15.83/lift ticket and/or

$10/ski/snowboard rental

and/or $13.75 per week

**There are no snowboarding lessons available for this event**

Come one week or all six weeks!!

Our Dates: Jan 13, Jan 20, Jan 27, Feb 3, Feb 10, and/or Feb 17

ALL STUDENTS that rode the bus MUST check out with Mrs. Horak with their parents between 7:30pm-8:00pm at Grand Geneva. The homebase for check out will be decided upon the arrival at Grand Geneva.

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We need your help to get more families to support the Box Tops program. The more people that participate, the more our school can earn to help get the supplies it needs!

PLUS, you can earn a bonus for our school by inviting your friends, family, and other parents to sign up and participate in Box Tops.

To refer friends to sign up, go to the Invite Friends section of the Box Tops app. (You can get there by tapping on the person icon in the upper-right corner of the app home screen.) You'll get a referral code that you can send to a friend. You'll BOTH earn Bonus Box Tops for our school when they scan their first receipt — that's extra cash that counts towards our Box Tops earnings goal of $1,000 this year.

Thanks for your help!

Email the BFO at with any questions regarding box tops.

For Brookwood schools use referral code WY7S80A1

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Guth's Games is ON!

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Academic Lab at BMS

Academic Lab will be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays when school is in session.
  • Students will begin their study time with one of their teachers, right after school in that teacher’s classroom.

  • At 3:20pm, students will then report to the Academic Lab in the library. A team of Academic Lab teachers will continue to help students in working on the tasks of focus, as assigned by their teacher.

  • Academic Lab teachers will also assist students with putting any unfinished assignments needing to be completed into their assignment notebooks, so that families are in the loop of tasks that still need attention at home.

  • Academic Lab will end at 4:25pm. Students will not be allowed to leave early unless a parent needs to pick them up sooner.

  • The Late Bus will continue to be offered as afternoon transportation home from the Academic Lab, and will depart promptly at 4:30pm. (Note: The Late Bus will also still be available on Tuesdays for students in athletics).

Families: We need your help in giving our students the attention they need and deserve. We hope that you will take full advantage of this resource when your student is in need of additional support.

Gearing Up for Parent Volunteering

Throughout the school year Brookwood has many opportunities for parents to partner with the school through volunteering. Some of these will include, but not limited to, chaperoning field trips, assisting during classroom activities, large school or district wide events, etc. To ensure the safety of all our students, all volunteers need to submit and pass a background check. These forms can be completed ahead of time and individuals will be added to the approved volunteer list. This is good for the school year. If you intend to volunteer, feel free to complete the attached forms and send the forms to your child's school office. Thank you for your cooperation and involvement.

Get Connected!

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