Brookwood Jr/Sr High Newsletter



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


Thursday, January 11th, 2018

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Lunch Menu for Jan. 15th-19th:

Monday: Chicken Nugget, Dinner 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 Schwan’s Pizza, Steamed Broccoli, Milk

Friday: Ham & Cheese Sandwich or Walking Taco, Green Beans, Milk


Congratulations to Alana Los, Ashly Megonigle, & Dorothy McLendon for being selected to attend the Dorian Festival at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa on January 14th-16th.  Select juniors and seniors from choirs in six states will be participating.  The combined choir of over 600 singers will work with guest conductors on Sunday and Monday to perfect the music, ending the evening with an outstanding concert.  The Luther College Nordic Choir will also perform.  The concert will be broadcast live on Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. on the Luther College website.

ALL JH & HS STUDENTS SHOULD BE WEARING A COAT TO SCHOOL EVERY DAY!!  With the temperatures so low, vehicles & busses can break down & help may not get there right away.  So please, dress accordingly & wear a coat when outside.

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.  Thank you

The Brookwood Theatre Program is in need of solid colored cotton or flannel sheets to use in making costumes.  If anyone has some to donate, they may drop them off at the school or at Barb Ornes’ shop in Norwalk.  Sheets are needed by January 19th.  Thank you in advance.

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.

                                           Upcoming Events:

             Friday, Jan. 19th                               End of 2nd Quarter/End of 1st Semester

             Monday, Jan. 22nd                            NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS/teacher workday

             Wednesday, Feb. 7th                        Early Release for students @ 1:33

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

  • & The time of the PBS Vietnam War series at the library has changed to 3:00pm on Wednesdays.  We will continue to watch and discuss each of the 10-parts in this important series.
  • & The Book Group will discuss As Good as Gone by Larry Watson on Wednesday, Feb. 14th, at 2pm.
  • & The next Play Group will be Wed. Jan. 24th, 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 Media Conversion Lab is coming back by popular demand.  The Kits to convert VHS tapes into DVDs and audiocassettes into CDs will be returning on Jan. 8th.  If you are interested in converting your old tapes that do not have copyrights, you can call to reserve a time or stop in and see if the kits are free.  This is a project of the Winding Rivers Library System and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  There is no charge to use the kits, but you do need to provide blank CDs or DVDs to transfer your tapes onto.
  • & Hot Reads for Cold Nights is our reading promotion for adults this winter.  Carol Buchholz is the first winner.  She won a Hot Reads for Cold Nights mug.  Read or listen to a book, complete a review form and return it to the library to enter your name in a drawing for a weekly prize.  The more you read, the better your chance of winning.  The first drawing will be Monday, January 8th.
  • & We’re having a Paint Party Fundraiser for the library on Saturday, Jan. 27th, from 1-4 pm, at the library!  The cost is $35 and you will have your choice of two canvases to pick from.  Patti Holte, Brookwood art teacher, will lead you step by step to create the painting of your choice.  All supplies and refreshments are included in the charge.  The event is limited to 30 people, so get your name on the list.  Enjoy the afternoon & support the library.
  • & Sock ‘em (a knitting group) will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 7th at 8:30 am to start a new sock pattern.  Not interested in knitting socks?  Bring any knitting or handwork and join the Knit Wits each Friday from 10am-12pm.  Get help with knitting questions or just enjoy the conversation.
  • & 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

  • & New DVDs:  Dunkirk; Despicable Me & Despicable Me 2; Minions
  • & New Fiction:  The Late Show, Renee Ballard novels, 1, by Michael Connelly
  • & The Mystery Book Group will meet Friday, Friday, Feb. 2nd, from 1:30-2:30, and will discuss Unlucky 13, 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:  Jan. 17th, Feb. 14th, Mar. 14th, and 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 prize mugs & book bags are here!  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 and a book bag.  Anyone of any age can participate.  The book reports will be in a three-ring binder at the desk.

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

  • & It’s time for our annual Hot Reads for Cold Nights adult reading program.  Use our simple form to review two books that you’ve read to receive a magnet.  Review two more to receive a coffee mug and review two more for a book bag.  Our graphics this year are particularly cute; we know that you will love the prizes!  Read six books before Feb. 28th to earn all three incentives.
  • & 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.
  • & The library’s chess club:  The Check Mates meet the first and third Tuesday of every month; our next meeting is Jan. 16th, at 4pm.  Players of all levels of experience are invited to attend.
  • & Our homeschool group will meet at the library on January 12th from 2-4 pm.  Please contact the library if you are interested in joining this co-operative effort.
  • & We have preschoolers checking in on their progress for 1000 books Before Kindergarten.  It is what it sounds like, a commitment to read one thousand books to your preschooler before they turn five years old.  1000 books sound like an ambitious goal, but by reading just 3 books a day you can read over 1000 books in just one year.  So pick out some books and start enjoying some productive lap time with your child.



BROOKWOOD ATHLETICS January 11 - 20, 2018


  • HS Wrestling hosts Cashton ( PARENTS NITE ): 7:00 – POSTPONED TO TUESDAY, JAN. 16
  • HS Girls Basketball @ Bangor: C 4:45; JV 6:00; Varsity 7:30

( Steve Vieth / DISMISS 3:15; BHS 3:30; Return 10:30 ) POSTPONED TO MONDAY, JAN. 29

  • C Boys Basketball @ Cashton: 6:00 - CANCELLED

( Charlie Neumann / BHS 5:00; Return 8:00 )

Friday, January 12

  • HS Boys Basketball hosts Royall: C 4:45; JV 6:00; Varsity 7:30

( Jim Summerfield / BHS 4:25; Return 10:30 )

  • JH Girls Basketball @ Necedah: 5:30; 6:20

( Jim Summerfield / BHS 4:05; Return 8:30 )

Saturday, January 13

  • HS Wrestling @ Westby: 9:00

( Rob Ross / Norwalk 6:50; Wilton 7:00; Ontario 7:10; Return 5:00 )

  • HS Girls Basketball hosts Blair – Taylor: JV 1:00; Varsity 2:30

HS Boys Basketball hosts Blair – Taylor: JV 1:00; Varsity 4:00

Monday, January 15

  • JH Wrestling @ Hillsboro: 5:30

( Charlie Neumann / BHS 4:20; Return 9:30 )

Tuesday, January 16

  • HS Girls Basketball hosts Hillsboro ( VARSITY ONLY ): 7:00
  • HS Wrestling hosts Cashton ( Parents’ Night ): 7:00  

Thursday, January 18

  • HS Wrestling hosts Necedah: 7:00
  • HS Boys Basketball @ Hillsboro: C / JV 6:00; Varsity 7:30

( Jim Summerfield / BHS 4:45; Return 10:30 )

  • JH Wrestling @ Kickapoo: 5:00

( Driver TBA / BHS 3:40; Return 9:00 )

Friday, January 19

  • HS Girls Basketball @ Necedah ( VARSITY ONLY ): 7:00

( Charlie Neumann / BHS 5:20 )

Saturday, January 20

  • HS Wrestling @ Arcadia: 9:15

( Jim Kuderer / Ontario 5:50; Wilton 6:00; Norwalk 6:10; Return 7:00 )

  • Youth Girls Basketball hosts Tourney ( All Gyms ): 8:00


While our schedules say Varsity basketball games start at 7:30, conference rules require that warm ups begin immediately after the JV contest.  Thus, Varsity games may begin early.  Please try to arrive early so you don’t miss watching our kids play.


As some of you may have heard, Brookwood will be hosting this year’s WIAA Regional Tourney on Saturday, February 10.  This is a big honor for our program, and as the defending regional champs, we hope to give area wrestlers and fans a first - class event.  We cannot do that without help.  We are in need of lots of help, most notably ticket – takers and concessions workers.  If you can help us in any way, please contact Mr. Clinton or Coach Ottum.  Your help will be appreciated!! 


Congratulations to our November / December Athletes of the Month:

Boys Basketball: Robert Cunitz

Girls Basketball:  Senior Captains

Wrestling: Ben DeWitt