The Mustang Minute

September 12th, 2021

From the Principals' Offices...

It's been another fabulous week at BES and BMS! Students and teachers are now officially back in the groove of school. It has been GREAT to get into classrooms and see all the learning that abounds. We are looking forward to several upcoming events to include 6th Grade Camp at Camp Wonderland on September 15th and 16th, the Pediatric Cancer Awareness Gold Walk on September 24th, and the Ready, Set, Glow Fall Fun Run on October 1st! Also, stay tuned next week for more information on Parent Teacher Conferences, which will be here before we know it!

Have a great rest of your weekend, Mustang Families!

Mr. Braden & Mrs. Franz

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  • 9/13 - Cross-Country Meet @ Union Grove, 4pm; Softball Game @ Home, 4pm
  • 9/15 & 9/16 - 6th Grade @ Camp Wonderland
  • 9/15- Cross-Country Meet @ Trevor, 4pm
  • 9/24 - Go Gold Walk For Pediatric Cancer (students only), during school day
  • 10/1 - BFO Glow Run
  • 10/11 - No school!
  • 10/12 - Picture Retakes
  • 10/23 - Fall Fest
  • 10/27 & 10/28 - Parent Teacher Conferences
  • 10/29 - No school


Middle School Parking Lot Safety

Couple of Reminders Regarding Parking Lot Safety in the AM and PM:

  • Doors to BMS open at 7:30am. Please plan on having your student arrive to school no sooner than 7:25am so that we can ensure that they are appropriately supervised until the doors open.
  • Walkers: Please be sure to stay on the sidewalks and to cross in the crosswalks only when crossing the parking lot. Crosswalks are located near the front doors and also near the 4/5 wing.
  • Bikers: Park your bike at the bike rack in the front of the school. Use the crosswalk near the bike rack to safely cross the parking lot. Do not ride your bike through the lot at any time.
  • Parents Dropping 4/5 Students Off: Plan on entering the building on the north side, near the 4/5 wing. Park in any vacant spot and hold your child in the car until all buses have safely exited the area.
  • Parents Dropping 6, 7, and 8 Students Off: Please line up in front of the building in a single file line to drop your child off. We thank you for not pulling around other cars to skip ahead in line, as this presents an added safety hazard for our kids.

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:

BMS Door Decorating Contest Results IN!

The results are in for the BMS Door Decorating Contest! It was a close call, but Mrs. Peters' 4th/5th Grade Class came out with the win with their awesome take on Growing Into Greatness! The tops three classrooms all enjoyed some delicious blue and white sprinkled doughnuts this past week to kick off their Monday morning. But it will be Mrs. Peters' class that gets to choose the music playlist for the remaining "Fiesta Fridays" in the month of September! For those not in the know, "Fiesta Fridays" begin when the final bell rings at 2:35pm - and we cue the music up to begin our weekend!
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We LOVE Hot Lunch!!

Fourth and fifth graders spread some love to our AMAZING lunchroom staff this week by thanking them for their delicious food. It's always a big thumbs up for Pizza Day! As a reminder, school lunches and breakfasts are FREE for all BES and BMS students.
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Perform with Newsies!

Badger High School is offering an exciting opportunity for 4th - 8th graders to sing and dance with the cast of Newsies. Auditions will be held at the Badger High School Auditorium on Monday, September 20th, 2021. Rehearsals and shows will take place Thursday, November 4th - Saturday, November 13th. Please contact Mrs. Bullock ( for more details.

From the Athletic Director's Office

What a great first week for Brookwood athletics! The Cross Country team had their first meet on Wednesday at Salem. All of our Mustang runners performed well, and congratulations to 8th grader, Autumn Carr, for placing second! Boys and Girls softball played their first games at Randall on Thursday. Each player battled hard and stayed positive, and the Boys B team won! Thanks to all of our Brookwood fans for coming out and encouraging our student-athletes!

I am looking for student volunteers who would like to take a leadership role in school spirit! If you are interested in planning pep rallies, participating in athletic announcements/game recaps, or creating locker decorations, please email me at or stop by my classroom.

Go Mustangs!

Coach Metcalf

From the Classroom...

Mr. Granahan's Basic Robotics Class

It's all hands on deck as students work together to organize, sort, and create a plan of attack for building their first LEGO robot in Mr. G's Basic Robotics class! Once the nitty gritty of getting all of the materials in place is done, students will work together in pairs to assemble and program their robots. Looking forward to seeing the finished products, Mustangs!

Old News, But Good News...

Spiritwear Store

It’s spirit wear order time! The online store will be open until September 19, 2021. All orders will be delivered at school unless USPS is selected during checkout. New this year: baseball hats and alumni gear!

Online Spiritwear Store

Click here to stock up on Brookwood gear!

Lunch Account Information

Beginning on Tuesday, September 7th, BMS students will be able to purchase both ala carte items as well as a second meal from the lunch line, if they have money in their lunch account.

All students will continue to receive free breakfasts and lunches.

Parents can check their child's lunch account balance in PowerSchool, and can send a cash or check deposit or make an electronic deposit via efunds.

Pediatric Cancer Awareness Gold Walk: September 24th

Read below for details!
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Badger High School Athletics Schedule

A great way to get your child involved in sports is to take them to observe others playing. For your convenience, here is the Lake Geneva Badger High School Athletics Schedule: