Brookwood Jr/Sr High Newsletter



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


Thursday, October 18th, 2018

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Lunch Menu for Oct. 22nd-26th:

Monday: Lasagna or Baked Chicken, Rice Pilaf, Green Beans, Dinner Roll, Milk

Tuesday: Brat or Hot Dog, Baked Beans, Milk

Wednesday: Grilled Chicken Sandwich or Pepperoni Calzone, Fruit Salad, Milk

Thursday: Fish Sandwich or Teriyaki Chicken Sub, Roasted Potatoes, Milk

Friday: Fettuccine or Cheese Bread, Peas & Carrots, Milk



Parents – Remember to check your Skyward Family Access often for important reminders and information.  Family Access is a great tool to stay current on your student’s grades, food service balance and attendance.  And please remember, if your child is absent from school due to illness, they are not allowed to attend any after school activities. 


The Brookwood FFA Fruit Sale has started!  Look up your favorite FFA member to get some excellent fruit just in time for the Holiday!  If you don’t know a current FFA member, feel free to call the school & we can get someone to take your order.


If your family was affected by the floods and are still in need of help, please contact either Nidia Alcantar at or Patti Holte at


There will be an “Old Fashioned BARN DANCE” on Saturday, Oct. 20th, in the Brookwood Classic Gym!  A meal will be served from 5-6 pm, music w/ Tor & Friends from 6-7, and from 7-10 pm a dance with caller Sue Hulsether!  All kinds of dances will be taught, including squares, contras and reels.  No experience, partners, or costumes needed!  All is FREE but donations to go towards flood relief are appreciated.  Hope to see y’all there!


The Falcon Booster Club will be sponsoring a Flag Football Tournament at the Wilton Community Center on October 20th, for kids in grades 1-6.  Help is needed in the concession area, referees and donation of baked goods.  Forms will be available in the Elementary School to sign teams up.  Any questions, call Lori Brueggen at (608)435-6512.  Let us know where you can help out!


The Wilton Lion’s Club will have its annual Oktoberfest on Sunday, October 21st.  Admission is FREE!  There will be music by Gary’s Ridgeland Dutchmen and Leather & Lace from noon to 5, food, beverages and raffles.  The Wilton Lions Club will be serving Chicken dinners from 11:30-5 (includes mac salad, bun, beans) for $9.00 each (must reserve in advance) or BBQ and chips for $4.00.  You can reserve your chicken dinners by going to the Wilton Lions Club facebook page or Kari Leis, Mike O’Rourke, Lori Brueggen, or Nick-Reina Coleman. 


If you are interested in joining a Community Christmas Choir, please contact Deb Anderson at (608) 633-2116 or  The choir meets at the Faith Congregational Church in Wilton on Wednesday nights @ 6:30 p.m.  They’re always looking for people who love to sing and have a good time doing it!  She has some new and exciting music this year!  Hope to see you all there!

The closing of school because of emergency conditions will be announced on the following radio and television stations:  Radio-WCOW 97.1 FM, WIZM 93.3 FM, WBOG 94.5 FM, WVRO 102 FM Television-WKBT La Crosse Channel 8, WXOW La Crosse Channel 19.  It will also be posted on our Facebook page.

                                           Upcoming Events:

             Wednesday, October 24th                             Early Release for students

             Thursday, October 25th                                  Picture re-takes – order forms in the office

Ontario Public Library News:  April Arndt – Library Director –

  • & Pick up a coloring sheet for our Halloween Coloring Contest!The contest is open to children ages 12 and under.One entry per child.Entries must be dropped off at the library by 7 p.m. on 10/31/18.Judging will take place on 11/02/2018.Winners will be notified by phone and will receive a spooky prize!
  • & Trick or Treaters are invited to stop by the library on Halloween for a treat.We will be open until 7 p.m.
  • & Join us for our first ever Family Movie Night on Friday, Oct. 19th at 7 pm in the library basement!We will be showing Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation.FREE admission and popcorn!All ages welcome.Soda available for purchase.
  • & N-O-W teacher Ms. Drohman will be hosting Preschool Story Time on October 31 from 10-12 pm at the library.Activities are designed for children ages 3 to 5, but younger and older siblings are welcome to attend as well.Halloween costumes encouraged!
  • & The next book group selection is Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich.This book centers on a young woman, her unborn child, and the reversal of evolution.The book group will meet to discuss the book on Wednesday, Nov. 14th, at 2:00 pm.Copies are available at the circulation desk.New members are always welcome!
  • & Can you help us?We are looking for people to share their time and talents at the library.If you are interested in volunteering, give us a call at 608-337-4651.

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

  • & New Fiction:River of Bones, Destroyermen, by Taylor Anderson
  • & We have free books set out on a table for people to browse.There are some children’s books and a few music CDs, some nonfiction, mostly fiction.People are welcome to take any number of items, and what hasn’t been taken will be cleared off Saturday, Oct. 20th and brought to Goodwill.
  • & Join us for open play, story time, crafts or activities, and parent resource sharing at Preschool Story Time with Ms. Drohman on Wednesday, October 24th from 10am-Noon.The activities are designed from children ages 3-5.Younger and older siblings are welcome to attend as well.Children must be accompanied by an adult.From 10-10:30 is open play, 10:30-11 is story time, 11-11:30 is craft/activities, 11:30-12 is parent resource sharing.
  • & The Mystery Book Group will meet Friday, Nov. 2nd from 1:30-2:30 to discuss Mrs. Pollifax on the China Station, by Dorothy Gilman.

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

  • & Our Memory Connections group meets the first Tuesday of every month.If you are experiencing memory loss or provide care for someone with memory loss, this group might interest you.Please join us November 6th at 1pm as we offer opportunities for people to come together to share experiences, find support and learn about resources.A dementia specialist will be available.
  • & The library is looking for your old fall photographs for the library system’s ECHO (Exploring Cultural History Online) Project.We would like to scan your pre-1974 (think black & white) images of fall harvest, hunting, leaf piles or Thanksgiving dinner.This will preserve your image and make it available to anyone via this project and Recollection Wisconsin.You will receive bragging rights and full recognition for your picture and we will return your image to you immediately upon scanning.Thanks for sharing!
  • & Larry Scheckel will be introducing his new book: Murder in Wisconsin:The Clara Olson Case at 10:30 on Halloween morning.Sound like a creepy way to celebrate the holiday?Perhaps.Clara was a pretty, devout Norwegian Lutheran farm girl when a smooth-talking college boy named Erdman Olson swept her off her feet.As the title suggests, things don’t exactly end well for our Clara.Scheckel spent three years researching this high-profile “Murder of the Century” and people in Vernon & Crawford Counties are still telling the story that happened a generation ago.
  • & On October 16th we will be starting with chess club at 4 and rolling into Ms. Drohman’s family game night from 5-7.All families of school age children are welcome and we especially encourage those families of 4K children to join us!
  • & Our homeschool group will meet on Oct. 26th from 2-4.Please contact the library if you are interested in joining this co-operative effort.


Thursday, October 18

  • JH Football hosts Aquinas: 5:00

Friday, October 19

  • WIAA Level 1 Football Playoff Game @ Lancaster: 7:00

( Jim Summerfield / BHS 3:40; Return 11:30 )

Saturday, October 20

  • WIAA Sectional Cross Country @ Durand: Boys 12:0; Girls 12:45

( Jim Kuderer / Ontario 7:15; Wilton 7:25; Norwalk 7:35; Return 6:00 )

Friday, October 26

  • WIAA Level 2 Football Playoff Game: 7:00

( Driver TBA / Times TBA )

Saturday, October 27

  • State Cross Country @ Wisconsin Rapids: Times TBA

( Driver TBA / Times TBA )


Junior High Basketball practice begins on Monday, October 22.  7th & 8th graders who plan to play, but did not participate in a fall sport, see Mr. Clinton right away!



October 22, 2018


Dear Parent or Guardian:


There have been two confirmed cases of pertussis (whooping cough) reported in your child’s school (Junior/Senior High). Although transmission of pertussis is not common in the school setting, we do want to call this to your attention and alert you to the signs and symptoms of pertussis.

Pertussis is easily spread from person to person by coughing or sneezing. Typically, signs of pertussis occur within 7-20 days after being exposed. Pertussis begins with cold like symptoms and a cough which becomes much worse over 1-2 weeks. The pertussis cough can be severe and last for weeks or months, sometimes leading to coughing fits (paroxysms) or vomiting. Between spells, the person may appear to be well and usually there is no fever. Anyone can get pertussis, but it can be very dangerous for infants and people with weakened immune systems.  Family members with pertussis, especially mothers, can spread pertussis to newborns.


  1. If your child has a cough and/or other symptoms of pertussis:
  • Make an appointment with your child’s doctor as soon as possible and tell the doctor that your child was exposed to pertussis. Your child may have to stay home from school and activities such as sports or play groups.


  1. If your child has been told by a doctor that he or she has a weakened immune system, please contact his/her healthcare provider as soon as possible regarding antibiotic treatment.


  2. If your child lives with (a) a pregnant woman, (b) an infant aged <1 year, or (c) anyone with a weakened immune system, ask your child’s doctor regarding the need for antibiotic treatment.


  3. If your child has been diagnosed with pertussis by his/her doctor:
    • Tell the school that your child has been diagnosed with pertussis.
    • Unless your child has been coughing for 21 days or more, you should keep your child home from school and activities (such as sports or play groups) until your child has been on an appropriate antibiotic for five days to treat pertussis.
    • Ask your child’s doctor for a note that states your child has pertussis.
    • The health department will be contacting you for additional information.


  4. If your child’s doctor says your child does NOT have pertussis:
    • Ask for a note from the doctor telling the school that your child’s cough is NOT pertussis and that your child can return to school and other activities at any time.


Please make sure your family members are up-to-date with pertussis vaccinations. Pertussis vaccines are recommended and available for children, adolescents, and adults.


If you have questions, please call the Monroe County Health Department at (608) 269-8666.


Thank you for your cooperation.