The Mustang Minute

Week of May 16th


Greetings Mustang families!

It's MAY-hem here at Brookwood...and in a GREAT way! Last evening, our BMS students shared their musical talents with us in another fabulous Spring Concert. HUGE thanks to all of the families who came out to support them and to Mrs. Collins and Ms. Bullock for their leadership. Ms. Skalecki and Mrs.Nast brought our 3rd Graders up to BMS for a visit on Friday. Students enjoyed a tour of the building with Mrs. Franz, meeting some of the staff, and Lunch/Recess with the 4th and 5th graders! Tonight is THE NIGHT - the BFO Family Fun Fair! We hope you'll all join us from 5-8 for some cotton candy, games, inflatables, and more! There are still MANY more exciting events up ahead in the coming weeks. Please read on for details.

Have a fabulous weekend, Mustangs!

Mr. Braden and Mrs. Franz

Upcoming Events

  • 5/16 - Zumba @BMS, 4:30pm
  • 5/16 - School Board Meeting, 6pm
  • 5/16 - Adult Yoga @BES, 6-7pm
  • 5/17 - Fitness Center Open @BMS, 5-7pm
  • 5/18 - Willy Wonka Jr. dress rehearsal performance (K-2), 1pm
  • 5/18 - 4th Grade Academy (for parents of current 3rd graders) @BMS, 6-7:15pm
  • 5/18 - Zumba @BMS, 6pm
  • 5/19 - 3rd Grade Shadow Day at BMS, 9:30am - 2pm
  • 5/19- Willy Wonka Jr. Performance, 7pm
  • 5/20- Willy Wonka Jr. Performance, 7pm
  • 5/23 - Adult Yoga @ BES, 6-7pm

  • 5/23 - Men's Basketball @BMS, 7pm

  • 5/24 - Fitness Center Open @ BMS, 5pm

  • 5/25 - Area Jazz Fest @Badger, 6pm

  • 5/25 - ZUMBA at BMS, 6pm

  • 5/26 - Fitness Center open @ BMS, 5pm

  • 5/30 - Memorial Day, NO SCHOOL

  • 5/30 - ZUMBA @ BMS, 4:30pm

  • 5.30 - Adult Yoga at BES, 6pm

  • 5/30 - Men's Basketball @ BMS, 7pm

  • 5/31 - BMS Fitness Center open, 5pm

  • 6-1 - 8th Grade Graduation Dance, 7pm

  • 6/2 - 1/2 Day for 8th Grade

  • 6/2 - 8th Grade Graduation, 6:30pm

  • 6/3 - Last Day of School, Early Release, 11:30am (BMS), 12:20 (BES)

Mustangs' Summer Countdown!

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Brookwood Yearbook Info

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Graduation Information

It's hard to believe, but it will soon be time to officially graduate our 8th Grade Class from Brookwood! The ceremony will take place outdoors at BMS, at 6:30pm, on Thursday, June 2nd. In the case of inclement weather, we will move into the gymnasium. There is NO LIMIT to spectators for this event, so please feel free to invite whomever you feel will help to make this day even more special for your BMS graduate. We can't wait to celebrate these amazing students and their accomplishments as we wish them luck in their future endeavors.

8th Grade Graduation Dance

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Graduation Dance Permission Slip

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Spring Concert - A Hit!

Our BMS Mustangs participated in another FANTASTIC Spring Concert this past Thursday. From ukuleles to beautiful singing to awesome performances by our 5th-8th grade band students - we had it all! Special thanks to all who came out to support our young musicians. We appreciate you! Rock on, Brookwood!

3rd Grade Tour Day at BMS

On Friday, our 3rd Grade students came for a visit to BMS. They got the "lay of the land", and got to meet some new staffers they'll be working with next school year. The day started off with an introduction of our 4th Grade Related Arts teachers and information about the specials students will be partaking in next year. Students then toured the building with Mrs. Franz and hung out in the 4-5 wing for a mini orientation. The day finished with lunch with the 4th and 5th graders and of course - recess! They'll be back again next week as well for an official "Shadow Day" experience and to enjoy a showing of our Willy Wonka play with our 4th and 5th graders. Our 3rd graders certainly seem to be fitting right in, and we can't wait to officially welcome them into the BMS family as 4th grade students next school year!

Golden Horse Shoe Award

The Golden Horseshoe Moves On...

Ms. Springer has received the Golden Horseshoe! Mrs. Hoerth passed it along to her for her flexibility in taking on other roles when needed, for being friendly, and for always being a contributor to our Brookwood schools. Thank you, Ms. Springer for your hard work and dedication to our students and to making our schools GREAT!
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WSMA State Solo and Ensemble

Congratulations to 8th grade student, Myles Derickson for receiving a "Superior" rating on his classical guitar solo at the WSMA State Solo and Ensemble festival at UW-Parkside on Saturday. Myles has been playing guitar for many years, but became more serious about practicing in 5th grade. For the competition, he played Capricho árabe by Francisco Tárrega, and it was a phenomenal performance! Congratulations, Myles! We are so proud of you!

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Students observed going above and beyond in 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 group and acknowledge them in our morning announcements and in the weekly MUSTANG MINUTE. Help us congratulate the students that were selected this week:

KG- Logan, Kollin, Vanessa, Jarrett, Avery, Dominic, Arley, Michael K., Josaly

1st- Logan, Dylan, Graham, Sophiah, Sawyer, Bella, Madox, Miller, Lilly

2nd- Wyatt, Zach, Hailee, Nora, Brantley, Kaidyn

3rd- Jionni, Tristan, Sam, Sophia L, Shawn, Adalynn

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

From the Athletic Director's Desk

Congratulations to all of the Mustangs who won or placed in their events at the track meet on Wednesday! It was another great day! Myles Derickson deserves a special shout-out for setting a new school record in the long jump. Way to go, Myles!

As a reminder - be sure to check out the summer sports camps offered in the month of June! There are a variety of options for all athletes and age groups.

Go Mustangs!

Coach Metcalf

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From the Classroom...

What's Happening in Mrs. Horak's Art Classes?

It’s clay time for 3rd grade in the BES art room as well as the 4/5th graders in Mrs. Horak’s BMS art class! Third grade artists made a turtle sculpture out of red clay, pressed pencil holes on top of the shell and created their own clay turtle pencil holders! It has been a fan favorite for 3rd grade artists. Fourth & fifth grade artists put their sculpting skills to work creating a pinch pot monster. Each student began by making a pinch pot. After learning to slip and score to attach clay pieces together, their imaginations went wild creating fun monsters out of clay. They added crazy hair, eyeballs, horns, hats, and one artist even put braces on her monster’s teeth! As their art teacher, I have to say this is one of the most creative batches of clay monsters to have come out of the BMS art room! Brookwood artists love working with clay!

What's Happening in Mrs. Tadlock's 7th Grade Science Class?

Over the past month, 7th grade students have been learning about various body systems and how they work together. The final lab was a classic...frog dissection! This hands-on learning experience enabled students to see how all the various systems connect with one another. Students were also able to compare and contrast the organ systems of a Frog to a Human. Students who opted out of the dissection were given a paper option, where they colored and constructed a paper version of a frog’s internal anatomy. This provided them with a similar experience within their comfort level. Either way, our Mustangs learned so much from this hands-on approach!

Old News, but Good News!

Brookwood Bundles School Supplies 2022-2023

Greetings Brookwood Families!

We are excited to once again offer our school supply program, Brookwood Bundles. The teachers have thoughtfully prepared a school supply list for the 2022-2023 school year, and we are pleased to offer an opportunity to purchase these supplies right here from your school!

The grade level supplies will be gathered into convenient and easy-to-use bundles. They will include all of the supplies needed for the school year and will be ready and waiting for your child in their classroom on Open House Night in August. There is no need to brave the busy stores and worry if you’ll find all of the items on the list. Our team will take care of all the details so that you may enjoy your precious summer days!

The end of the school year is fast approaching and schedules are filling up quickly. Please take a moment out of your busy schedule to consider this opportunity. Each bundle purchased will help support our Families in Need school supply program. Thank you for your support!

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BES Field Day Volunteers Needed!

Thursday, June 2nd is Field Day at BES! This annual event is one that all students and staff look forward to each year! Because it is a school wide event, we are in need of parent volunteers to help run the exciting field day stations that our students will rotate through. If you are interested in volunteering (morning, afternoon or both), please click the link to fill out the form for more information and to sign up: If you are unable to access the form, please feel free to reach out to to get set up with a volunteer spot. We are looking forward to a great day!

Summer Enrichment and Fun in June!

Looking to keep your Mustang busy in June? We've got you covered! From STEAM to SPORTS CAMPS, our June summer offerings have it all. Click the button below for details!

8th Grade Graduation Pictures

We have exciting news, Brookwood Graduation picture day is: June 2nd. Please click here to pre-order your Graduation Portrait package today:

Heads up: Ordering closes at 8am on the 2nd!

If you are having issues with the link copy and paste this into your browser:

**If you do not pre-order portraits, no individual picture will be taken.

We look forward to photographing your child on their special day,

E.D. Clark Photography

Academic Support at BMS

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