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BSE Baseball Team to face Mulberry Grove at GCS Stadium!

posted Apr 16, 2019, 12:13 PM by Mike Shackelford

The Brownstown/St. Elmo Baseball team will be playing at GCS Stadium in Sauget, IL (Home of the Gateway Grizzlies) on Monday, May 6.  There will be a JV game at 4:30pm followed by a Varsity game vs. Mulberry Grove.

Tickets can be purchased for $4 each from any BSE baseball player or coach.

8th Grade Promotion/Academic Awards Night

posted Apr 15, 2019, 6:52 AM by Mike Shackelford   [ updated Apr 15, 2019, 6:53 AM ]


Brownstown Jr./Sr. HS will be hosting 8th Grade Promotion and and Academic Awards Night on Thursday May 2nd,  8th Grade promotion will begin at 6:00 pm and the High School Awards Ceremony is scheduled to start at 7:00 pm.

3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

posted Apr 4, 2019, 2:27 PM by Mike Shackelford


The Brownstown High School Class of 2020 is hosting a 3-on-3 basketball tournament Saturday, May 4.  There will be 4 age divisions with staggered start times   Third and fourth grade begins play at 10 am, fifth and sixth at 11:30 am, seventh & eighth at 1 pm and high school will play at 2:30 pm.  Get a team together and come out to support the Junior class.  Rules and registration form are on the school website - www.bcusd201.com


BHS Drama Club to Present, "THE EVER AFTER"

posted Apr 3, 2019, 8:02 AM by Mike Shackelford


This Friday, April 5, our BHS Drama Club will be presenting the play/musical " The Ever After." We will have two performances: 2 & 6 PM. It is $4 for adults $2 for students, and 4 and under are free. It's a light-hearted, comical talk show where fairy tale characters want to "reconcile" with people of their past. Many of our cast members are stepping out of their comfort zone to include music and singing! Please come out to watch all of their hard work pay off! Hope to see ya there!  

County wide 1 Cent School Facility Sales Tax on the Ballot for April 2

posted Mar 15, 2019, 9:25 AM by Mike Shackelford   [ updated Mar 15, 2019, 9:28 AM ]

Click on the Link Below to see the 
Brownstown CUSD 201 Informational Flyer

Smart Social offers this parent video to help deal with the MOMO Challenge.

posted Feb 28, 2019, 11:30 AM by Mike Shackelford   [ updated Feb 28, 2019, 11:32 AM ]

Questions about the MOMO Challenge? The video below might help.
Is the Momo Challenge A Hoax on Social Media? (Parent Video) (Safety Video)- Smart Social https://smartsocial.com/momo-challenge-safety-guide/  via


Early Dismissal Today, February 28, at 2:00 pm

posted Feb 28, 2019, 10:41 AM by Mike Shackelford

Due to a forecast of freezing rain this afternoon through 6:00 pm, Brownstown Schools will be dismissing at 2:00 today.  At this time, school will resume on a normal schedule on Friday, March 1.

New Illinois Assessment of Readiness coming in March-April

posted Feb 22, 2019, 1:51 PM by Mike Shackelford

The Illinois State Board of Education is poised to roll out its new annual mandated student assessment, the Illinois Assessment of Readines (IAR).  The IAR will replace the PARCC assessement students have taken over the past several years.  This year, all students in grades 3-8 must take the IAR.  Please see the attached letter below for information.  Parents/Guardians are encouraged to contact their building Principals with questions.

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.

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