The Mustang Minute

Week of January 10th

FROM THE PRINCIPALS' OFFICES



Have a wonderful weekend, Mustangs!


Mr. Braden and Mrs. Franz

UPCOMING EVENTS


  • 1/17 - No School
  • 1/26 - PSG Parent Presentation, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
  • 2/4 - Picture Day (optional)
  • 2/5 - Mustang Muffins, 9:00am - 10:30am @BMS
  • 2/5 - Science on Saturday, 10:30 - 12:00 @BMS
  • 2/19 - Science on Saturday, 10:30 - 12:00 @ @ BMS

From the Classroom...

What's Happening in Mr. Guth's Class?

Students in Mr. Guth's Personal Wellness classes are on a "roll"...literally! The BMS gym has been transformed into a spacious roller rink for all to enjoy! Each student brought in their own helmet and rental skates were provided to all. Students learned the mechanics or how to gain momentum, glide, and stop...and without needing to fall over (FYI...this took some time to master!) Pictured below is Mr. Herman's class making the most of this special Personal Wellness unit!
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What's Happening in Mrs. Bobula's Science Classes?

Kindergarten scientists are learning about forces and motion. After some background building using videos, legos and an app, each student was given a set of building materials to use for building a ramp. The goal was to move a ball as far as possible using only the ramp. The creativity and perseverance was amazing! Afterwards the class had a discussion of “what worked and didn’t work.” This reflection is an important part of the engineering process. The students were able to talk about both parts and what they learned from both. I think BES has some future engineers in our midst!


Second-grade scientists are currently learning about rocks and soils. They will be creating poster around the theme “Healthy Soil – Healthy Life,” which will be entered into a contest sponsored by the Wisconsin DPI, National Association of Conservation Districts and Wisconsin Land/Water Conservation. One of the ways they are building their background information is a discussion with Mr. Erickson, our head of Maintenance, who is also a farmer. The students listened to Mr. Erickson share the importance of healthy soil to farming here in Wisconsin, as well as our home lawns and gardens. The students enjoyed seeing Mr. Erickson in a different way and had wonderful discussion about our soil!

Mental Health and the Holidays

Making resolutions with your children or as a family can be a fun time for growth and change, and an opportunity for family bonding! A resolution can include new opportunities or help positive behaviors become a habit. It is also a great way to help children and teens learn about goal setting, which is a lifelong skill. Not sure if you want to do a family New Year's Resolution or individual New Year's Resolutions? No problem...do both! Click the links below to learn more about how to help your child and/or family make and stick to a New Year's Resolution.

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The "Golden Horseshoe" Moves On...

This week the Golden Horseshoe moves on to Mr. Gunnip! He has stepped into a substitute role at both our Elementary and Middle School and for the past several weeks has subbed fro Mrs. Tadlock's Science and Empowered classes! You can see his newfound passion for teaching shine through with the strong relationships he has already built with students. Students absolutely love having Mr. Gunnip in their classroom. What an awesome addition to our Brookwood family. Congratulations, Mr. Gunnip, on an amazing start to your teaching career!
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Students of Greatness

7th and 8th grade schedule changes

Academic Lab revamp at BMS

Red Ribbon Week

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PSG Parent Presentation

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Be Brookwood Expectations Reset at BMS

This week our BMS students participated in a "Reset" where we reviewed and practiced our "Be Brookwood" expectations. Homeroom classrooms discussed what it means to Be Kind and Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Safe at BMS and what this looks like in various areas of our school. Students also had fun practicing some of the expectations and engaging in culture building activities in their homerooms.


Enhancing the quality of our school's culture is always a focus at BMS, where we strive to empower our students as much as possible as they grow into their greatness! In February, Mrs. Franz will be hosting listening sessions with all interested students in grades 4-8 to get their ideas and perspectives for how to continue to grow into our greatness as a school community moving forward. Looking forward to see what we all come up with!

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Science on Saturday

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Mustang Muffins!

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From the AD's Office...

What a great first week back after break! The Mustangs played hard Tuesday, defeating Lakewood in both the A and B games! It was exciting to see the teams working together, playing tough, and being successful!


Keep your eyes peeled for an upcoming announcement regarding Saturday Morning Basketball, which will start at the end of January. This is an exciting opportunity for our younger Mustangs, grades K - 5th, to get involved and start learning the game!


Remember to sign up for Friday Morning Basketball in the office! Friday Morning Basketball runs from 6:00am - 7:30am. Members of the boys basketball team - you SHOULD be there! Please drop your students off at Door 5.


Go Mustangs!


Coach Metcalf

Old News, but Good News!

Forensics Coach Needed

Forensics is an extracurricular activity offered to students in 5th- 8th grade. The purpose of middle school forensics is to build self-confidence and oral competency by developing and practicing fundamental public speaking skills. We are currently in need of a Forensics coach at BMS. Meets are typically Saturday mornings in February. This is a paid position. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Mrs. Franz at: tori.franz@gcj2.k12.wi.us.

Don't Forget about Guth's Games!

Guth Games are BACK!!! 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, NOW until March 24th, 7:00 - 7:30am

WHERE: BMS GYM (enter building in FRONT doors)

WHO:


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


Questions? Contact Mr. Guth at: matt.guth@gcj2.k12.wi.us. Looking forward to seeing our BMS students there!