Brookwood Jr/Sr High Newsletter



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


Thursday, March 14th, 2019

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Lunch Menu for next week, Mar. 18th-22nd:

Monday: Lasagna, Dinner Roll or Meatball sub, Marinara Sauce, Rice Pilaf, Green Beans, Milk

Tuesday: Brat or Hot Dog, Baked Beans, Milk

Wednesday: Grilled Chicken Sandwich or Chili, Fruit Salad, Milk

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

Friday: Pulled Pork Sandwich or Cheese Bread, Peas & Carrots, Milk



It has been determined that March 21st, 22nd, 25th, 26th and June 7th will be added to the list of make-up days for the 2018-2019 school year.  Therefore, SCHOOL WILL BE IN SESSION the following dates:

  • March 21st
  • March 22nd
  • March 25th
  • March 26th
  • June 7th


Thank you all for your patience during this school year.


Dr. Kelly T. Burhop

District Administrator


If you couldn’t make it to one of Brookwood Theatre’s performances of, The Grimm Brothers Spectaculathon, here’s your chance to see one last performance!  Due to inclement weather on March 9th, the performance had to be cancelled & has been rescheduled for this Friday, March 15th @ 7:00 pm.


While traveling at a madcap pace, this show attempts to tell all 209 stories within its running time. It gives new insight on the such characters as Snow White and Rapunzel and simultaneously tries to correct some of the inaccurately told stories such as Red Cap. Needless to say, this reinterpretation will keep the audience intrigued with its numerous adventures and proves that fairy tales may not be just for children.


The cast brings over 40 characters to the stage through some inventive twists. For example, what happens when the entire cast gets food poisoning and it is up to one actor to bring all of the characters of Cinderella to the stage? Cast and crew members include Pablo Aguilar, Garrett Anderson, James Barlow, Gracie Brandau, Hanna Brey, Kane Collins, Kimberlee Downing, Lailah Eckes, Molly Gough, Skylar Hanson, Tyana Kaufmann, Dorothy McLendon, Suzi McLendon, Amelia Muellenberg, Serenity Pasch, Cassidy Peterson, Ethan Rolon, Maria Lupita Ruiz, Lainey Teynor, Franklin Wildes, and Daniel Wooten. The stage manager for these shows is Cassidy Peterson. The performance is directed by Kim Neal Nofsinger with costumes by Barb Ornes. Tickets are $3 and will be available 30 minutes before performances.


Viterbo dietetic students, Brittani Williams and Natalie Schmit, will be hosting a cooking demonstration on Monday, March 25th from 6:30-7:30pm in the high school cafeteria. The theme of the cooking demonstration is “Easy, No Worry Meals.” Ms. Williams and Ms. Schmit will be demonstrating how to properly use a crockpot and some of the items that can be cooked in one. After the demonstration, they will be conducting a nutrition related game that you and your children can participate in. It will be a fun way for the kids to learn about nutrition while being able to release some energy. Are you interested in learning a new way to cook? Are you looking for a fun activity for your children on a Monday night? Then the cooking demo is something you will want to check out! Finally, after Ms. Williams and Ms. Schmit get finished with the activity, everyone will be eating! If free food and fun hasn’t already sparked your interest, there will be a raffle for all cooking demo participants. If you foin us, your name will go in for a brand-new crockpot and a cookbook full of delicious recipes.


If you are interested in joining us, please contact Brittani Williams via email at with your name and the number of people attending by March 22nd. We would love to see you there!


 There will be post prom meeting on Sunday, March 31st, at 6pm, in the Falcon Mall. If you are a parent of a junior or someone that has great ideas & would like to help with post prom, please join us!


The School District of Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton, in cooperation with surrounding communities and agencies that provide services to families with young children, will host the 2019 Child Development Day on April 23rd from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in the Elementary Gymnasium. This will include a booth for registration for 4K.  To register for 4K, the children will need to be 4 years old before Sep. 1st. 2019. Families who have contacted the school in the past about their children will receive a letter towards the end of March with more information.  If you are not sure if you are on the list, please call Kathy Jones at 608-337-4420.  Families with children between the ages of 2 years 10 months to 4 years old will be invited to celebrate their children’s development.


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, March 20th                                 Early Release for students @ 1:30

             Thursday, March 21st                                      School day for everyone

             Friday, March 22nd                                           School day for everyone

             Monday, March 25th                                       School day for everyone

             Tuesday, March 26th                                        School day for everyone


Ontario Public Library News:  April Arndt – Library Director –

  • & Does your child want to learn how to cook in a fun and safe environment? We’re hosting our first Kids’ Kitchen program on March 26th from 4 to 6 pm. Participants will learn how to make homemade pasta with Chef Lauren West and decorate cupcakes with Crystal Winchell from The Sweet Treat Boutique! Registration required. Call 608-337-4651 or email
  • & Mark your calendars for a travel night to remember on Saturday, March 30th at 6:00 pm. This delicious and entertaining evening will include a dinner interspersed with tales of Kathy and Wayne Barrett’s trip to Costa Rica, Phyllis and Gary Winkler’s trip to Poland, and Mary Szepi and Cari Keith’s self-guided hiking adventures in Europe. Lauren West will be the chef for the evening. The cost is $20 per person and proceeds will benefit the Ontario Library. Please RSVP by Friday, March 22nd at 608-337-4651.
  • & The Wisconsin Frog and Toad Survey will be presenting “The Call of the Frog” on Tuesday, March 19th at 5 pm in the library basement. Participants will learn to “speak” like a frog and information to become a Citizen Scientist for the WI Frog and Toad Survey will be provided. Children are encouraged to attend.
  • & N-O-W teacher Ms. Drohman will be hosting Preschool Story Time on March 27th from 10am-12pm at the library. Activities are designed for children ages 3 to 5, but younger and older siblings are welcome to attend as well.

Norwalk Public Library News:  Ken Kittleson – Library Director – 823-7473

  • & Hot Reads for Cool Nights starts Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019. Read three books checked out from this library, write three book reports that are placed in a 3-ring binder at the circulation desk, and win a very cook Hot Reads for Cool Nights mug!Hot Reads ends when the ten mugs are given away, because I know you will really want that mug for your very own.Hot Reads is open to all ages, but the books checked out, read and reported on must be appropriate by the age of the reader.

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

  • & The Winding Rivers Library System is partnering with the Driftless Writing Center on a project to collect stories from the recent flooding in our area. Stories from the Flood seeks to preserve stories while they remain vivid in everyone’s minds while acknowledging the cathartic nature of storytelling. The Driftless Writing Center has set a goal of collecting 200 stories. It would be great for our community if the upper Kickapoo watershed were represented. If you have a personal story to tell related to the flooding last fall, please let us know at the library and we will facilitate a conversation. No writing is required, just a willingness to share your story.
  • & What languages interest you: English? Spanish? Pirate? Fill out our one question (What language would you like to learn?) survey for a chance to win swag from Mango Languages.
  • & Do you find it difficult to make it to the library because you have small children at home? Perhaps you are recovering from surgery? Are you chained to your small business? – Don’t let that keep you from using the library! We have volunteers willing to deliver library materials to your home. If you are stuck inside for any reason, please don’t hesitate to ask!
  • & Thank you to everyone who attended our successful program on radon last week. Hopefully, you are all utilizing the kits. The library would be interested in how your test results turn out, let us know! If you were unable to attend, but would like more information on radon, we have a handful of brochures available for you.
  • & Our Memory Connections groups have changed their meeting date to the fourth Tuesday of the month. We continue to offer opportunities for people to come together to share experiences, find support and learn about resources pertaining to memory loss and aging and will meet again on March 26th at 1pm.
  • & Our active homeschool group continues to meet on the 2nd and 4th Friday afternoons of the month from 2-4.Their next gathering is Mar. 22nd.The group has become so large that we will be offering a second chance for homeschoolers to gather on Wednesday morning, March 27th from 10-11:30. It is the intention that this Wednesday group would help support families with younger children. To join in this cooperative effort, please contact the library.
  • & The Wilton Public Writer’s Group will meet again from 9-11am on April 13th.This group is intended for those interested in productivity and perhaps even publication.


Monday, March 18

  • HS Baseball Practice Begins: 3:30 ( MS Gym )

    Tuesday, March 19

  • HS Softball hosts Mauston @ BHS: 4:30

    Saturday, March 23

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

    ( Steve Vieth / Ontario 6:30; Wilton 6:40; Norwalk 6:50; Return 3:00 )

    Monday, March 25

  • JH Track Practice Begins: 3:30 ( HS Commons )

    Tuesday, March 26

  • HS Baseball Scrimmage @ Sparta: 4:30

( Curt Brieske / DISMISS 2:35; BHS 2:50; Return 8:00 )



Jadin Atha, RJ Friske, Kate Hyatt, Jesse Rueckheim




As you may have guessed, the chances of having a spring sports season without weather issues are highly unlikely.  It’s quite possible that there will be multiple postponements, reschedules, or outright cancellations.  We will do all we can to ensure that we get the games and meets in, but patience is asked of everyone.  Thanks!