Brookwood Jr/Sr High Newsletter



P.O. Box 130 Ontario, WI 54651 – 337-4401/fax 337-4759


Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

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Lunch Menu for Mar. 26th-30th:

Monday: Chicken Nugget, Diner Roll or Pulled Pork Sandwich, Sweet Tots, Milk

Tuesday: Fiestada or Corndog, Calico Beans, Cottage Cheese, Milk

Wednesday: Hamburger or Mashed Potato Bowl, Dinner Roll, Corn, Milk

Thursday: Barbecue Sandwich or Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza, Steamed Broccoli, Milk



Wisconsin Law (Act 455) requires any child under the age of 16 and minimum 12 who operates a farm tractor on a highway (public road) to be certified as having successfully completed a tractor and machinery safety course.  There are no family or relative exemptions.  See Mr. Von Ruden for the necessary paperwork and more detailed information.  Tractor and Machinery Safety Certification will be June 18-20th in Sparta.

We will be offering Driver’s Education Class at Brookwood this summer.  Students interested in signing up may do so in the HS Office at this time.  The classroom hours will be held during summer school (July 9th-26th) & the behind the wheel w/ Driving Stars LLC will start next fall when school resumes.  Cost is $300.  Students have to be at least 14 & ½ at the time of the class in order to participate.  Class size is limited to 25 students (oldest to youngest).  

The Class of 2019 will be hosting “Rustic Romance Prom” for all students in grades 9-12 on April 7th, from 8:00-11:45pm.  The public is invited to watch The Grand March @ 8:45. Students must have a permission slip turned in to the HS office before they may purchase a ticket.  Tickets are $5 per person.  The Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Association (AODAPA) once again is hosting a Post Prom Party from 12am-5am.  A permission slip must be turned in to attend.  Cost is $3 per person.

Our Spring fundraiser has begun and will run until April 6th.  Students in grades 8-11 will be selling Butter Braids to raise money for clubs, activities and their classes.  Start making room in your freezers!  The delivery date will be April 18th. 

There is still room on the European tour to Greece and there is still time to sign up.  EF Tours is offering the $100 discount to anyone who signs up between now and March 30th.  If interested, please see Mr. Menn.  Also, feel free to go to to check out the trip.  At, select “Parents & students, enroll on your teacher’s tour” and enter tour number 2002281ea for all the information concerning the trip.  This chance of a lifetime is still available to you.  Hope you can join us!

The Wilton Legion Auxiliary will host an Easter Egg Hunt at the Wilton Village Park (Lions Shelter) on Saturday, March 31st, starting at 10am.  The Easter Bunny will be there to take pictures with the kids, as well!  Make sure you don’t forget your basket or something to carry your Easter eggs in.

The Norwalk Lioness regrets that the Easter Egg hunt will be cancelled this year in Norwalk.  Easter is very early this year which means the park will be too muddy and the Lioness District Convention is the following week.  The Norwalk Lioness plan on having the hunt next year. 


The Child Development Day and 4K registration has been scheduled for April 10th, 2018.  If you have a child or children that will be between the ages of 2 years 10 months and 5 years old at that time, please contact Kathy Jones at 337-4420 so that she can add you to the list.  A flyer has been attached.


                                           Upcoming Events:

             Friday, Mar. 30th                               NO SCHOOL – Good Friday

             Monday, Apr. 2nd                              NO SCHOOL – Vacation Day

             Saturday, Apr. 7th                              HS Prom Dance – 8:00-11:45pm

             Sunday, Apr. 8th                                 Post Prom – 12:00am-5:00am

             Wednesday, April 11th                     EARLY RELEASE @ 1:00 for students

Ontario Public Library NewsLaurie Erickson – Library Director – 337-4651

  • & The Book Group will discuss A Distant View of Everything, by Alexander McCall Smith, on Wednesday, April 11th, at 2pm.Stop by the library for a copy if you would like to join the discussion.
  • & The next Play Group will be Wednesday, April 25th, at 10am.The NOW Preschool Options program provides the program.Play Groups are for children ages 3-5 years old and promote school readiness.
  • & The library will be open Friday, March 30th, from 10am-1pm ONLY.
  • & Raffle tickets are on sale now.The Ontario Knit Wits are having a raffle to support the library.There are 8 themed prizes including a signed Green Bay Packers football and a handmade quilt.Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 and can be purchased at the library or from a Knit Wits member.The drawing will be Friday, July 6th, at 11am at the library.(Raffle license:R0033220A-93906)

Norwalk Public Library News:  Jeanne Rice – Library Director – 823-7473

  • & Norwalk Public Library will only be open from 3-6 pm on Good Friday, March 30th, and will be open normal hours from 9am-1pm on Holy Saturday, March 31st.Happy Easter, everyone!
  • & The Mystery Book Group’s next meeting is Friday, April 6th, from 1:30-2:30, and will discuss 15th Affair, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro.
  • & The N-O-W’s Traveling Preschool Playgroup will be visiting Norwalk Public Library on the following dates from 10-11:30:Apr. 18th.Bring your 3, 4, or 5 year olds for a chance to play, hear stories, and have a snack.Please feel free to bring younger or older children.
  • & Hot Reads for Cold Nights 2018 started January 2nd, and the prizes are Hot Reads mugs and book bags!Check out a book from Norwalk Public Library, read it, write a brief book report using the form you can pick up at the desk, and win a mug or a book bag.Anyone of any age can participate.The book reports will be in a three-ring binder at the desk.Fifteen book reports have been written.Plenty of mugs are left so the program will continue until they are gone!

Wilton Public Library News:  Gina Rae – Library Director –  435-6710

  • & The library recently received a new gift subscription for Alaska Magazine.We’d like to thank this anonymous donor and take this opportunity to invite you to donate a subscription to our magazine collection.Contact us for details.
  • & Speaking of donations, the Wilton Legion Auxiliary is collecting donations for the Easter Egg Hunt on March 31st.Donations are being accepted at the library for this community event.
  • & The Check Mates meet the first and third Tuesday of every month; our next meeting is April 3rd, at 4pm.This group has really grown in number with many new players learning the game.It is never too late to begin.Players of all levels of experience are invited to attend.
  • & We have a therapy dog that works in our building who would love to be read to by your child.This dog is safe, certified, and insured for working with children or adults. Call the library for arrangements.

BROOKWOOD ATHLETICS March 22 - 31, 2018

Monday, March 19

  • HS Baseball Practice Begins: 3:30  

Saturday, March 24

  • HS Track @ UW-L ( Cashton Invite ): 9:00

( Steve Vieth / Ontario 6:25; Wilton 6:35; Norwalk 6:45; Return 4:00 )

Monday, March 26

  • JH Track Practice Begins: 3:30

Tuesday, March 27

  • Baseball Scrimmage @ Sparta: 4:30

( Curt Brieske / DISMISS 2:20; BHS 2:35; Return 8:00 )


The final chance to order from the Spring All School or Softball Clothing orders is nearly here!  Order deadlines:

SOFTBALL CLOTHING ORDER:  SUNDAY, MARCH 25                                                                          


Order forms are available on the FALCON SHOP page on the NOW Website


JH Track:             March 26th


Congratulations to the following Falcon student – athletes who participated in the 2018 Scenic Bluffs Conference Leadership Summit:  Samantha Atteln, Ingrid Ruiz, Daisy Hansen, Jacob Green, Dylan DeWitt, Noemi Nicolas, Roberto Mendoza, Nicholas Friske, Colten Green, and Jacklynn Downing.

High School Boys Basketball Summer League Sign-Up

Boys entering 9th-12th grades for the 2018-2019 school year can sign up to play summer league basketball in LaCrosse.  Summer league basketball games will be held every Tuesday night from June 5th-July 24th.  By signing up to play summer basketball on Tuesday nights, you are committing to being there at scheduled game times and getting your own transportation to the game each week.  This year each player will be required to pay $15 to help cover the cost of the league and everyone must have a black/white reversible jersey with a number on it.  (The entry fee money will be collected once we are officially signed up and incoming freshmen will get a reversible jersey order form soon).  YOU MUST BE SIGNED UP NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, APRIL 6THThe sign-up sheet is in the high school office.