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BHS Students Compete in Science and Engineering Competition

posted Feb 13, 2019, 12:28 PM by Mike Shackelford

Back Row Left to Right: Lane Himes, Bryton Pruett, & Bradley Schwarm

Front Row Left to Right:  Joel Bloemker, Cassie Payne, Makenzie Walk

Brownstown High School had the privilege of participating in the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) competition for the first time this year.  The WYSE competition is a series of test that covers topics in the areas of science and engineering. The competition is held at Lake Land College in Mattoon, IL.  Winners of the regionals advance to sectional competition. Unfortunately, none of the Brownstown students advanced this year, however, this year served as a learning year and there is always next year.

Reporting: Joel Bloemker

Morgan Pals takes reins of BSE Jr. High Scholar Bowl

posted Feb 7, 2019, 11:57 AM by Mike Shackelford

BSE Junior High Scholar Bowl is under the leadership of HS Science teacher, Mrs. Morgan Pals.  Any Jr. High students interested in participating should have their paperwork in by Monday, February 11th and the first practice is February 25th. There is still time to join the team!  Please contact Mrs. Pals if you are interested.

8th Graders Recognized for Achievements

posted Feb 4, 2019, 2:10 PM by Mike Shackelford

Each year the junior high students take the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC).  Sixteen eighth graders were rewarded January 18 for meeting and exceeding their grade level the previous year. They enjoyed an hour of games as a reward for their achievement.

Yearbooks on Sale Now!

posted Feb 4, 2019, 12:32 PM by Mike Shackelford

The BHS Yearbook Staff is now taking orders for the 2018-2019 edition of the Yearbook.  Yearbooks will be on sale during the month of February.  Return order forms and payment to Mrs Seidel by March 1st. 

Local VFW Post #9770 Recognizes Brownstown Students

posted Jan 24, 2019, 12:45 PM by Mike Shackelford   [ updated Jan 25, 2019, 9:29 AM ]


The local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post (VFW) holds an essay competition every year in order to foster patriotism in today’s youth.  Ms. Alstat's Jr. High and Mrs. Boaz's High School English classes once again participated in this esteemed program. The high school students wrote essays describing “Why My Vote Matters” and the eighth graders wrote essays about “Why I Honor the American Flag.”  The 2018-2019 winners are Senior Lane Himes and eighth-grader Parker Sidwell.

Both students said they were happy and honored to win because they knew the competition was pretty tough.  They are also proud to represent Brownstown Jr./Sr. High School.

Homecoming Brings New Royalty to BHS

posted Dec 11, 2018, 1:17 PM by Mike Shackelford

New Royalty was crowned on December 1, 2018 at the Brownstown high school Coronation and Homecoming dance.  Retiring king Dalton Lawson and queen Makenzie Parkison were on hand to pass on the reign to a new king and queen. The newly elected royalty was accompanied to the stage by Freshmen attendants Nora Reese & Lukas Miller; Sophomore attendants Andi Chandler & Nate Centeno; Junior attendants Elizabeth Austin & Jacob Baron; and Senior candidates Amber Sarchet,escorted by Dalton Grams, Hailey Rush escorted by Braden Sidwell, and Kailey Rush escorted by Bradley Schwarm. The newly crowned, 2018 Brownstown High School homecoming king and queen are Hailey Rush and Bradley Schwarm. May they reign with grace and honor!

Reporting by Amanda Koehler

Help Wanted: Subsitute Custodians

posted Oct 22, 2018, 2:16 PM by Mike Shackelford   [ updated Oct 22, 2018, 2:17 PM ]

The District is accepting applications for Substitute Custodians for the day and evening shifts.  Interested parties can apply in person  in the District office or click here to access position details and an application.

Welcome to Brownstown, Ms. Feezel!

posted Oct 22, 2018, 2:05 PM by Mike Shackelford


Put your hands together for Miss Savannah Feezel, Brownstown Elementary’s new third grade teacher. BES welcomes Miss Feezel to her first teaching job. Miss Feezel is from St. Elmo and had attended St. Elmo school. She attended college at Kaskaskia, Lakeland and then graduated from Eastern Illinois University. Her degree is early childhood and elementary education. Which means she can teach her little itty bitty babies to all the way to the sixth graders. Miss Feezel has a cat named Lou, wwho is very fluffy. She also has a puppy named Piper. Piper is a Border Collie with Blue Heeler. She loves listening to music, reading, playing with her puppy, and helping out with her church. Fun fact about herself: in college she had taught second grade in the Bahamas! Miss Feezel’s goal this year is to establish herself in her teaching, learn much as possible about her students, and progressing through the year along with them. Ms. Feezel likes the small town atmosphere and feels Brownstown is a great place for her to start her career.

By Elizabeth Austin

Health class gets CPR training.

posted Oct 9, 2018, 10:37 AM by Mike Shackelford

Mrs. Sefton's HS Health class got the opportunity to work with the CPR Manikins in Health Class on Tuesday, October 9.  Mrs. Sefton discussed the importance of awareness and talked the class through the process of performing CPR as the students practiced with the manikins.  

PWE Beatdown in Brownstown IV tickets on sale October 2

posted Oct 1, 2018, 7:51 AM by Mike Shackelford

Professional Wresting Epic presents-  THE BEATDOWN IN BROWNSTOWN IV !
Pro wrestling comes to Brownstown High School on Friday, November 2nd, 2018. The tickets go on sale Tuesday October 2, 2018. Pro Wrestling Epic (PWE) is a professional wrestling company based out of the St. Louis Metropolitan area. The tickets for the event are $12 for floor seats, $10 for bleacher seats, and kids 12 and under are $5 for either seating option. The proceeds will go to the Brownstown/St. Elmo Bombers Athletic Fund. Tickets can be purchased in the high school office, or can be purchased at the door the night of the event."

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