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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."

Welcome to Brownstown, Ms. Disch!

posted Sep 24, 2018, 7:36 AM by Mike Shackelford

Brownstown Elementary School is pleased to welcome Ms. Amy Disch as their new 4th grade teacher.  Let’s take a look at how she came about to teach here at Brownstown.

Ms. Disch became interested in teaching when she was in 3rd grade.  Her mom was a teacher and she greatly influenced Ms. Disch’s career choice in becoming a teacher herself.  When Ms. Disch graduated from school, she went to Greenville College (now Greenville University) and received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. This year is Ms. Disch’s first year ever of teaching.  Ms. Disch says, “The best part about teaching is seeing when a student understands what is being talked about.”

Welcome to BES, Mrs. Carson!

posted Sep 20, 2018, 11:58 AM by Mike Shackelford

One of the many new teachers Brownstown has the privilege of welcoming this year is Mrs. Carson, the new kindergarten teacher at Brownstown Elementary School.  Let’s take a look at the events leading up to her teaching here at Brownstown.

Mrs. Carson is a Brownstown alumni.  She became interested in teaching when she was in 6th grade.  Mrs. Carson’s 6th grade teacher was Ms. Lloyd. Mrs. Carson said, “Ms. Lloyd just had a way of bringing things to life!”  After Mrs. Carson graduated from Brownstown Jr/Sr High School, she earned her Associate of Science at Lake Land. Mrs. Carson then went on to earn her Bachelor of Science at Greenville University.

Mrs. Carson’s favorite part of teaching is the adventure of it.  “You never know what each day will bring,” Mrs. Carson says. This is Mrs. Carson’s second year in her teaching career, but it is her first year of teaching at Brownstown Elementary.  Mrs. Carson says, “I would like to create an environment to help the kids to socially adapt to a classroom environment.”

Article by Joel Bloemker

Welcome to Brownstown, Ms. Imig!

posted Sep 20, 2018, 11:55 AM by Mike Shackelford

Brownstown Elementary School would like to welcome Ms. Imig as our new second grade teacher. Ms. Imig used to teach kindergarten in Windsor, IL. She has taught for 5 years now, and she is still just as excited about teaching as she was her first year. Ms. Imig graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She was excited to apply at Brownstown Elementary school because it was close to her hometown of St. Elmo and she was so glad to be back in the small community that she loves. She likes teaching second grade because there is a lot more content to it and more fun things to do with the class. Outside of teaching she likes to go camping, do Pinterest projects, and bake things.  

Reporting by Amanda Koehler

Welcome to Brownstown, Ms. Malone!

posted Sep 12, 2018, 7:39 AM by Mike Shackelford   [ updated Oct 1, 2018, 1:14 PM ]

Ms. Malone teaches junior high math and science which are her favorite subjects to teach. She loves teaching at BHS, she likes the small school, so she can get more involved with the students, but the one thing that she would like more of is, school spirit. Ms. Malone graduated for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a, bachelor’s degree in elementary school teaching, with an emphasis in math and a minor in business. Her biggest pet peeve is students being disrespectful in her classroom. Ms. Malone loves this community because it feels like one big family. On her off days of teaching she likes to go to the lake, travel and of course stay fit and workout.

by: Amanda Koehler

Welcome to Browstown. Mrs. Pals!

posted Sep 12, 2018, 7:31 AM by Mike Shackelford

Brownstown High School would like to welcome Mrs. Morgan Pals as our High School science teacher. Mrs. Pals graduated from Lake Land College with an Associates degree, Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelors degree, and  University of Illinois with a Masters degree. Mrs. Pals likes this school district, because it is a “small school”, so she can get to know her students more and help them individually. She also wanted to teach at BHS because she likes the environment of a smaller class size, she is able to teach a variety of science classes. Finally, Mrs. Pals enjoys all the other staff members at Brownstown High School, and is looking forward to a fantastic year!

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