Spotlight On Education

Monthly newsletter from Brownsburg Schools - December 2022

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Learning is fun at BCSC!

Redistricting Community Meeting Materials

The progress of the BCSC Restricting Committee* of 110 parent volunteers and administrators was presented at a community meeting November 28th. This group continues its work toward a recommendation while working with neighborhood data in an anonymous format to balance enrollment between eight elementary schools when Crossroads Elementary opens in July 2023. If you weren't able to attend the community meeting, you can still see previous presentations from committee meetings on the Parent Resources page:

https://www.brownsburg.k12.in.us/parent-resources


*The Redistricting Committee is made up of parents and guardians who responded to a call for volunteers in the Spring of 2022 and committed to attend all of the work sessions this fall.

Work to Relocate Ditch at BHS Begins

An upcoming project to relocate the county ditch that crosses the BHS property between Odell Street and Grant Street is scheduled to occur between now and June 2023. The relocation of the ditch is needed to free space for future site development, including the expansion of parking at BHS.

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Sound of Brownsburg Finishes 8th in Nation

The Sound of Brownsburg received 8th place at Bands of America (BOA) Grand National Championships in their first ever trip to the national finals. They were one of 12 bands to qualify for finals (out of 100 bands.)

Other 2022 accomplishments:


  • 2022 Bands of America Louisville Regional - 2nd place out of 30 bands
  • 2022 Bands of America Indianapolis - Super Regional Finalist - 6th place out of 84 bands, tying highest finish ever at a BOA Super Regional
  • 2022 ISSMA Open Class A State Finalist – 4th place, highest placement ever
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Vision BCSC Graduates + Applications Open for 2023 (with THREE class options - including evenings!)

The outstanding community members, parents, grandparents, and friends of Brownsburg Schools above just completed their time in the Vision BCSC program. This group started their class in January 2020 and when the class was paused in March of that year, they remained engaged and returned to finish the class in 2022. We appreciate their participation in this program that gives the community a behind-the-scenes look into our exceptional schools.


The next Vision BCSC class will begin in January 2023. There are still a few slots available. If you are interested, please complete the Interest Inventory here:


https://www.brownsburg.k12.in.us/vision-interest


BIG NEWS - The next Vision class will run from January through November (taking July off), and THEN the Vision program will shift to a school year program in August of 2023. In addition to meeting during the school day from 8:30am-10:30am, starting in August there will also be an evening program that meets on Thursdays from 6:30pm - 8pm. (Dates TBD). If you'd like to get your name on the list for the August 2023 start date, please complete the form at this link:


https://www.brownsburg.k12.in.us/future-vision

Visitor and Volunteer Background Check

Must be renewed every 3 years. CLICK HERE and take a moment to fill it out today!

BCSC Inclement Weather/Snow Day Procedures

Last month we shared our inclement weather procedures. It never hurts to send a reminder! CLICK HERE to read this year's letter with details on snow days, two-hour delays, and how these decisions are made.

Middle School All-Region Honors Orchestra & Junior All-State Band (grades 7-9)

Congratulations to BHS freshman Elliot Smith for earning a spot in the 2022-2023 Junior All-State Band. She joins East's Clayton Leming and Rebecca Allen and West's Alex Clayton and Noah Weidner.


We also celebrate these middle school students for their participation in the All-Region Honors Orchestra last month (pictured below):


  • BEMS: Alina Rentsch, Olin Zemke, Landen Mayes, Madelyn Braunecker, Alexandria Cates, Caleb Harral, Naomi Oniyide, Emerson Chin, Riley O’Keefe, Jade Cline, Samantha Pepmeir, Carolyn Kopeschka

    • BWMS: Luke Moneymaker, Remy Rhoads, Emma Charles, Lea Curry, Natalie Weidner, Ella Barnes, Anna Yang, Graham Gustrowsky, Jose Porcayo-Olascoaga
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    Subscribe to the Bulldog Bulletin

    Need more information about what's happening with BHS Athletics? Subscribe to their email newsletter - The Bulldog Bulletin. CLICK HERE to sign up.

    CLICK HERE to purchase $5 tickets for the BHS Choir's Madrigal Singers Community Celebration Concert on Thursday, December 8th at 7pm.

    BCSC Flyer Folder

    We collect flyers from local non-profits and put them all in one place for you - the Flyer Folder! Check back for frequent updates or click the button and bookmark the page.

    Helpful Health Information from our partners at Hendricks Regional Health

    This month, HRH tackles the topic of "Health and Safety for the Holidays." CLICK HERE for the December newsletter.
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    BCSC Food and Clothing Pantry

    The pantry will serve families again THURSDAY, 12/15 from 3pm-5:30pm and always on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursdays of the month. Visitors can pull up to door #7 at the ALPHA/Harris Academy building, 725 C South Green Street.


    Thanks to the hard work of community and staff volunteers and Applied Skills students in the Collaborators for Success program at BHS, the BCSC Food and Clothing Pantry continues to serve many families in Brownsburg through a partnership with Gleaners Food Bank. BCSC families have also contributed donations to help make the pantry a great resource for our community.


    If you have questions about the pantry, please contact Tracy Damone at tdamone@brownsburg.k12.in.us.

    From the Brownsburg Education Foundation

    HOLIDAY BRICK SPECIAL

    From December 1st through the 15th, you can get Graduate Walk bricks for ALUMNI at the rate of a CURRENT STUDENT! PLUS, every additional brick you get will be $10 off, with your 6TH BRICK FREE!

    Brick #1 = $100

    Brick #2 = $90

    Brick #3 = $80

    Brick #4 = $70

    Brick #5 = $60

    Brick #6 = FREE!

    CLICK HERE for more information or to order bricks.

    CLICK HERE for more.

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    BCSC Board of School Trustees

    Eric Hylton, President

    Dr. Matt Freije, Vice President

    Jessica Heffernan, Secretary

    Tiffany Dearman, Member

    Mike Wells, Member


    BCSC Administration

    Dr. Jim Snapp, Superintendent

    Dr. Kat Jessup, Assistant Superintendent

    John Voigt, Chief Operating Officer

    Shane Hacker, Chief Financial Officer

    Jodi Gordon, Director of Human Resources

    Jennifer Dezarn-Lynch, Director of Special Education

    Editor: Vicki Murphy, Communications Coordinator

    310 Stadium Drive, Brownsburg, IN 46112

    317-852-5726

    www.brownsburg.k12.in.us