Brookwood Jr/Sr High Newsletter


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


Thursday, May 12th, 2022

If you are interested in seeing the Brookwood Morning announcements, please go to our web site,, click on BHS Daily Announcements.

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Lunch Menu for May 16th-20th:

All lunches are served with the option of fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, salad, milk

Monday: Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza or Fish Sandwich

Tuesday: Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwich or Barbecue Sandwich, Potato Wedge, Cole Slaw

Wednesday: Walking Taco or Chicken Fajitas, Refried Beans

Thursday: Orange Chicken or Cook’s Choice, Steamed Broccoli, Rice

Friday: Chicken Strips or Chicken Enchiladas, Spanish Rice



As we get closer to the end of the school year, please make sure your student’s fines and fees are paid before the last day of school (June 2nd). Fines and fees can include art supplies, tech supplies (wood for projects), class dues, book damages, laptop damages, lunch balances, etc. Thanks for your cooperation!


The Jr./Sr. High Spring Band & Choir Concert will be on Sunday, May 22nd and 2:00 pm.


We will have a “Senior Parade” on Wednesday, May 25th! The parade will leave Brookwood campus at 6 pm, travel first through Ontario, then Norwalk, and finish with Wilton. Following the parade, students and families are welcome to attend Baccalaureate back at Brookwood in the Classic Gym. This is a religious ceremony and completely optional to attend.


The Brookwood Class of 2022 Graduation Ceremony will take place in the Varsity Gym on Friday, May 27th at 7:00 pm.


Make sure to plan on coming out for a “Fun Shoot” at the Wilton Sportsmen’s Club (27038 State Hwy 71 Wilton, WI) on May 22nd. The shoot will start at 4 pm. This will be for any Brookwood family, staff, students, etc. to come out to the club and shoot. Burger/Brat/Hot Dog baskets will be available to purchase with proceeds going to the trap club. 12-gauge shotgun ammo will be available at the rod and gun club. 


N-O-W is taking applications for a Summer Recreation baseball/softball assistant coach. Position will involve coaching and supervising youth baseball or softball. Must be available Monday-Friday mornings and some evenings. Approximately 10-15 hours per week beginning June 6th until July 24th. Pay is $9.00 per hour. Must be at least 16 years old. Ideal candidate is positive, energetic, organized, and truly enjoys helping participants learn the fundamentals of baseball and softball. Application deadline is Friday, May 6th. The N-O-W School District Employment Application can be found on our district webpage: or pick up a paper copy in the District Office. Please return your employment application to Mr. Joh Hansen or the District Office at the school.


The closing of school because of emergency conditions will be announced the following ways: On our School District Facebook page (; An email, text, and voice recording sent to families via SchoolMessenger; Annnouncements on the following radio and television stations:  Radio-WCOW 97.1 FM, WBOG 94.5 FM, WVRO 102 FM; Television-WKBT La Crosse Channel 8, WXOW La Crosse Channel 19.


                                           Upcoming Events:                 

                 Thursday, May 12th             Elementary Spring Concert (grades K-3) 6 pm

                 Friday, May 13th                 No School – teacher in-service

                  Sunday, May 22nd                JH/HS Spring Concert & All School Art Show 2 pm

                 Sunday, May 22nd               Family Fun Shoot for Outdoors Club 4 pm

                 Monday, May 23rd              Board of Education May Meeting @ 7pm

                 Wednesday, May 25th          Senior Parade (all 3 towns) / Baccalaureate

                 Friday, May 27th                 Graduation Ceremony @ 7 pm

                 Monday, May 30th              No School – Memorial Day

                 Thursday, June 2nd               Early Release @ 1:30 – Last day of school     


Brookwood Student of the week is GRACIE BRANDAU!

Gracie has shown great growth academically and has been a pleasure to work with this year! She has improved her attendance and stayed focused on graduating. She’s always so helpful without needing to be asked. It’s so great to see her with such a positive attitude. Way to go, Gracie!!


Announcements from School Counselor, Mrs. Nemec:

  • If your parents are a part of the Oakdale Electric Cooperative, this is an easy way to earn a scholarship! All you need to do is attend the program (July 12-14 @ UW-Stout) and write the essay. Three student at Brookwood are guaranteed money; 1st place-$1,500; 2nd place-$1,250; 3rd place-$1,000. If you are interested, please complete the Participation Form and give it to Mrs. Nemec by May 12th.


Ontario Public Library News:  April Arndt – Library Director – [email protected] 337-4651

  • & We’re hosting a Spring Sale on Friday, May 13th from 10am-5pm in the library basement. We’ll have a variety of baked goods, plants, books, and miscellaneous media for sale. All proceeds benefit the Ontario Public Library.
  • & Mark your calendars! This year’s Summer Reading Program will start on Wednesday, June 8th at 1 pm in the library basement. Ages 4 to 12 are welcome to attend. Our theme for the year is “Oceans of Possibilities”. We’ll have fun, ocean-themed activities planned for the children. We’re bringing back the Summer BINGO cards, so kids can spend the Summer completing fun challenges to earn cool prizes! Summer Reading Program dates:June 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th from 1:00-2:30.

Wilton Public Library News:  Kelly Lupton – Library Director – [email protected]  435-6710

  • & Wilton Summer Reading Program will take place June 6th-Aug. 19th. “Oceans of Possibility”. Registration starts May 23rd. Participation badges available to the first 30 people who sign up at the library. The program is open to anyone of any age! Prizes will be awarded throughout the program, criteria to be announced. Activities to be announced as well with a minimum of one each month. Details will be released as soon as possible!

                    Norwalk Public Library News:  Ken Kittleson – Library Director – [email protected] 823-7473

  • & Our Summer Reading Program theme this year is “Oceans of Possibilities”. Our program will be Wednesdays June 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th at 5 p.m. Each week we will have a presenter that is theme related. You will also be able to start your summer reading journey with the books you plan to read. Watch for posters about our presenters coming out soon.
  • & Mark your calendar for Sunday, June 5th at 12:00 p.m. for the 4th annual Norwalk Public Library Bike Rodeo. This year the Bike Rodeo will be at its new location - The Norwalk Village Hall! (Located at 208 Church St.)
  • & Norwalk Public Library Mystery Book Group meets the first Saturday of every month at 10:30 a.m. Copies of the book being read are available at the circulation desk. Everyone is welcome to join in.
  • & Chess Club will meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month at 3:30 p.m. The next meeting dates are May 12th & 26th. Any level of player is welcome. Just come and play.
  • & The library has a few new board members! Elizabeth Brown – President, Sharon Karis – Treasurer, Patti Holte – Secretary, Jessica Helgren – Village Representative. Thank you to Cindy Nofsinger for her years of service as a board member. Your time with us was much appreciated.
  • & Check out our web page at for all the new material added at the library and for all the library news.


Thursday, May 12

  • HS Track @ Boscobel: 3:30

    ( Jeff Shell / DISMISS 12:50; BHS 1:05 )

  • Baseball / Softball @ Hillsboro: 5:00

    ( Kelly Wallace / BHS 3:30 )

    Friday, May 13

  • Baseball / Softball @ Kickapoo: 4:30

    ( John Hansen / Norwalk 2:30; Wilton 2:40; BHS 2:45; Ontario 2:50 ) ( BUS TIME CHANGES! )

    Saturday, May 14

  • HS Softball @ Viroqua: 12:00 ( TIME CHANGES! )

    ( Rob Ross / Norwalk 9:50; Wilton 10:00; BHS 10:05; Ontario 10:10 )

  • JH Track @ Cashton: 10:00

    ( Lee Stenerson / Norwalk 8:45; Wilton 8:55; Ontario 9:05 )

    Monday, May 16

  • Baseball hosts Bangor @ Wilton: 5:00
  • Softball hosts Bangor @ BHS: 5:00
  • JH Track @ Mauston: 4:30

    ( Lee Stenerson / DISMISS 2:45; BHS 3:00 )

    Tuesday, May 17

  • Conference Track @ New Lisbon: 4:00

    ( Jim Kuderer / DISMISS 1:45; BHS 2:00 )

    Thursday, May 19

  • Baseball hosts LaFarge @ Wilton: 5:00
  • WIAA Softball Regionals @ Site TBA: 5:00
  • JH Track @ Bangor: 4:00

    ( Travis Taylor / Curt Brieske / TIMES TBA )

  • HS Track @ Sparta: 4:00

    ( Travis Taylor / Jeff Shell / TIMES TBA

    Friday, May 20

  • JV Baseball @ Bangor ( DH ): 4:00

( Curt Brieske / DISMISS 2:15; BHS 2:30 )


On Tuesday, the NOW Safety Patrol held its annual Belt & Awards Ceremony.  At that time, we welcomed in 30 5th graders as our newest patrol members.  We also announced this year’s BEST PATROL HONOREES: SALEEN FORD, SAMANTHA MARKEE, & AMARA MILLEMAN.  They have been exemplary patrol members and great role models.  We are very proud of them!


Congrats to the April Athletes of the Month:  Nate DeWitt ( Baseball ), Emily Cunitz ( Softball ), Dan Peterson ( Boys Track ), & Kimberlee Downing ( Girls Track ).


Since 2020, we have lost around 35% of WIAA officials.  More and more, we are faced with having to reschedule contests to different days or times just to ensure we have officials.  This is an alarming trend.  We are hoping to find additional officials for the following sports: football, volleyball, cross country, basketball, wrestling, baseball, softball, and track & Field.  You don’t have to be an expert; just someone who enjoys and understands the game and wants to help kids.  We will help you get registered, and we will find officials to help mentor you.  Plus, the money isn’t bad.  Contact Mr. Clinton here at school if you’re interested.


Scenic Bluffs Health Center will be running a SPORTS PHYSICALS CLINIC right here at Brookwood on JUNE 1.  Physicals cost just $40.  This is a terrific opportunity to get your physical for next year out of the way.  Contact the High School or Elementary offices to obtain registration info or go to Questions?  Call (608)654-5100.