Per the IHSA & IESA, Winter Sports remain on hold based upon Tier 3 Mitigations. We are hopeful to offer these sports to our students at some point this year.
Based upon Illinois Tier 3 Mitigations, the IHSA has hit the pause button on winter sports. All practices and games are on hold for the time being. HS Girls Basketball games will be cancelled 2 weeks in advance if Mitigations aren't lifted. 11/30 and 12/3 HS Girls Basketball games have been cancelled.
Brownstown FFA will be having an FFA Meeting tonight at 6:00 pm!
The Brownstown FFA will be hosting a Veterans Day Drive Thru Dinner on November 11th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Pork burgers, potato salad, and dessert will be served. Veterans eat for free. $5.00 for all other meals.
Unfortunately, due to rain, the Red Ribbon Week family track event is canceled for today. (Tuesday, October 27th)
The Athletic Department is selling Bombers gear. Visit www.treignteamsales.com and enter code "brownstown" in the code box. Orders will be shipped directly to the customer. The online store is open now through Thursday, September 24th.
There will be a meeting for all boys interested in playing HS boys basketball on Monday, Sept. 14 at 6:00pm in the SEHS gym. Please arrange to attend this important meeting & bring a mask.
The IESA/IHSA have made yet another change to one of their policies. Schools were notified earlier this week that spectators attending outdoor games must wear face masks at all times. We were notified today that they went back on it. Spectators at outdoor games do NOT have to wear face masks IF they are social distancing.
7th-12 Grade PE for REMOTE LEARNERS! I have created our PE Google Classroom for Remote Learning this year. Students that have chosen remote learning instead of in-person have been invited via email to join my online class. Please check your email for details and accept the invite to log in. Remote Learners will join us live in class via google classroom. See you Thursday!
Click the link below. to view an important document regarding the plan to return to school for the 2020-2021 school year. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mvAwDb8ISPwYhrl5S3vF__vbkweN72MB/view?usp=sharing
Congratulations to Claire Wilhour and her basketball accomplishments for the 2019-20 Season. Among many other accolades, Claire was named to the IBCA 1A/2A Girls All-Star Team as well as Associated Press IHSA All-State Honorable Mention.
Due to continuing health concerns and for the safety of our students, BHS Prom 2020 has been cancelled.
District personnel are in the process of collecting and bagging each student's personal items from their lockers. On Tuesday, May 19th from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm a drive-thru type system will be utilized to drop-off and pick-up supplies. Families will stay in their cars as school personnel will deliver personal items as well as accept school issued items for return. (textbooks, library books, chromebooks, etc...) This is also the last day homework will be accepted. It is very important that during this process families stay in their cars. The distribution of school materials is considered essential which allows us to do this. Walk-up drop-offs will not be accepted. If your family is unable to partake in the drive-thru process on the 19th, please contact the office and other arrangements will be made. Also, anyone who owes money needs to get in touch with Brittany or Jacy to get your balance paid off. If you have questions whether you owe anything, feel free to reach out to Brittany or Jacy. Our office hours are from 8:00 to 1:00 everyday except Friday. Please call with questions
Brownstown HS is still accepting applications for summer help. The ideal candidate is a BHS student between the ages of 16-18. Interested individuals can email their letter of interest to Mr. Shackelford at: firstname.lastname@example.org We plan to hire the positions at the May Board of Eduaction meeting.
Need help buying food for your school aged children? If you have children in Brownstown Schools you automatically qualify for this benefit! Click on the link to learn more: http://www.dhs.state.il.us/OneNetLibrary/27897/documents/Brochures/4980.pdf
Due to the Governors orders to extend school closing and the IHSA's decision to cancel the State Series, all Brownstown hosted sports will be cancelled for Spring 2020. The IHSA has also put Summer workouts, practices, open gyms, and games/tournaments on hold at this time.
Don’t forget! BHS/BJHS yearbook orders are due tomorrow! Mail your order form to the school today!
It is with a heavy heart to announce that due to the IESA's ruling to cancel all Spring State Series (Sectionals & State Final's), and the current Health Concerns, the JH Track Season has been cancelled.
Unfortunately, due to the circumstances, Prom will be cancelled for May 2nd. Alternative plans are in the works pending the Governors Orders for May.
All Athletic games/practices are cancelled through April 30th. For the love of sports, please be safe and do your part to help us get through this tough time. We are all looking forward to having our kids back.
Spring sports practices/games will be postponed through April 7th. Practices will resume on April 8th. Track Meets will resume as scheduled starting April 8th. HS Baseball games will be cancelled through April 11th and resume on April 14th. (All barring Governors future orders)
Coach Rohr's PE Google Classroom is being updated daily. Please check it out if you haven't already for idea's on how to help keep yourself active at home. Go to Google Classroom and use your student email address, and class code 7a7jlik to log in.
Athletic Practices for Monday 3/16 have been cancelled. All Athletic practices, games/meets, & events will be cancelled from 3/16-3/30. As of now, Athletics will resume on Tuesday, 3/31.
Charleston HS has cancelled HS Girls Track @ EIU on 3/14 and HS Boys Track on 3/21.
Reminder: HS Track, HS Baseball, HS Softball & JH Track all start Monday, March 2nd. All athletes need to have their athletic fee paid and physicals updated.
Congratulations to Claire Wilhour, Olivia Campbell, and Natalie Oberlink for making the NTC All-Conference Basketball Team. Claire was also named NTC MVP.
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SAVE THE DATE: Daddy/Daughter Dance is going to be Friday, March 20th @ BHS gym. This is the BSE Track Team fundraiser. Look for more information soon!
Spring Sports (HS Track, HS Baseball, & JH Track) start March 2nd. Please be sure to have your physical on file and athletic fee's paid before the first practice. Athletes who do not have both taken care will be required to attend practice but will not be allowed to participate.
Mrs.Hingson’s PreK classes have been learning about the letter Qq this week and talking about quilts. If you have a quilt you would be willing to let the students look at, please send it in today or tomorrow. We would love to see the shapes, colors, patterns, and materials used to make it!
We have over half of the entire third grade out with sickness today! Please please please! Wash book bags at home tonight, drink lots of water, and go to bed early! Let’s kill these germs and get these kiddos healthy again!
BES met their goal for collecting Box Tops for the month of November. Thanks to all who collect, send in, and use the Box Tops app to help our school earn $$. BES will be having a Christmas themed dress-up day on Friday, December 20th. Can’t wait to see all the Christmas attire staff and students will wear 🎄
HS Girls Basketball @ Casey Westfield is cancelled for tonight due to snow & road conditions.
The 2020 Eagles Basketball Camp Dates are set for students in grades 1-4. Camp will be hosted by Greg Feezel & the HS Boys Basketball Team @ St. Elmo on Jan. 8, 11, 15 & 22. See the Elementary Office for camp forms.
Miss Jo from the U of I Extension Office came to see K-2nd grade PE classes today. She talked about germs and the proper way to wash your hands. The kids put magic lotion on their hands and looked at them under a black light. They washed their hands and then checked under the light again to see if they did a good job.
BSE Girls Basketball had a succesful night! The JH Girls advanced to the 2nd Round of Regionals with a win against Neoga. The HS Girls defeated South Central 61-28. Claire Wilhour led all scorers with 25 points and Natalie Oberlink grabbed 14 rebounds.
Monday's 11/25 HS Girls Basketball game will be VARSITY ONLY at 6:00, it will be played @ StewStras High School.
Tuesdays JH Girls Basketball game that was postponed due to weather has been re-scheduled for Wednesday, November 20th @ Sigel. JH Girls Basketball @ Vandalia on Friday, November 22nd has been cancelled.
Don and Jacob Bloemker brought their semi tractor trailer in for my Driver Education class. A presentation was given that dealt with sharing the road with large trucks and understanding their blind spots. Students were given the opportunity to get in their rig and physically see the blind spots. They also were given the chance to see and feel the size of the tires on the rigs and trailers.
Brownstown 5th/6th Grade Basketball will be starting in December. Games will be held in January & February. Sign Up Sheets will be released soon. We currently have openings for both the Head & Assistant Coaching Positions.
LAST CHANCE!!! BES Square 1 Art Orders are due Tomorrow!!! Use this link to order, or turn in the paper form to the BES office. http://www.square1art.com/shop
The EIC All-Conference Baseball Team has been released. Congratulations to Bryton Pruett (MVP), Caleb Atwood, & Dalton Myers!
Thank you BES parents, grandparents, and students! Our Scholastic book fair was a HUGE success. We were able to purchase almost $1000.00 worth of books for the classrooms! It warmed our hearts to see the students so excited about their new books!
Egyptian Illini Athletic Conference 50/50 raffle tickets are available. The winner is guaranteed to win $1,750! Only 350 tickets will be sold throughout the Conference. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at home events and from Athletic Director, Vince Rohr.
Welcome to our Scholastic Book Fair homepage. By clicking the following link, you may begin shopping the book fair. https://www.scholastic.com/bf/brownstownelemschool
Reminder, BSE Bombers Youth Basketball Camp forms are due this Friday.
Mondays, 10/21 JH Girls Basketball game @ South Central start time has been changed to 5:00.
1st and 4th grade PE classes learned about how to be prepared in emergency situations from the Red Cross. 4th grade participated in the “Pillowcase Project” and learned about fire, earthquake, and tornado safety. They were also given a pillowcase to decorate and fill with items for a survival kit. 1st grade learned about fire safety from Pedro the penguin. Thanks to the Red Cross for donating their time to better our students.
BSE Bombers HS Baseball ends the Fall Season with a 9-2 win over CORL. They finish with a record of 12-9. They will be back in action in the Spring.
Hey All! Donations for Friday are coming in but still need pumpkins, 20 empty 2 liter bottles or plastic bowling pins, and 8 potato sacks for our Fall Olympics ! Please let me know if you can help! Thanks a bunch!
BES Breakfast Swap Today 10.2 will be Mini Chocolate Donuts Friday 10.4 will be Cinnamon Rolls
Our JH/HS will have their 1st PBIS Acknowledement Day this Friday, October 4 from 1:00- 3:15 pm. We will be competing in teams for our "Fall Olympics!" We are asking for donations of the following items: 70 rolls of regular toilet paper (not double rolls) , 48 sandwich cookies (like oreos, but off brand is great), 20 empty 2 liter bottles, 10 potato sacks, 4 straw bales, 2 plastic swim pools, 4 medium size pumpkins, and 6 large pumpkins with tall stems. If you have any of these items or are willing to donate, please contact Ms. Alstat at the school! Thank you!!
Please remember to have your athletes physical updated and athletic fee paid before their 1st official practice of the season for their upcoming sport. Physicals are good for 395 days. Athletic fee's are $50 for the 1st sport and $25 each for their 2nd and 3rd sport.
BSE HS Baseball claimed the #1 seed in this years EIC Baseball Tournament! They defeated Ramsey 10-0 in the opening round of the tournament today.
The BSE 7th Grade Girls Basketball team picks up 2 wins tonight at the Vandalia Old Capitol Classic! They will play for the Championship on Thursday night, game time is TBA.
ALL of the 6th graders earned an A or B on their spelling test last week! Way to go!!
The 5th and 6th grade music classes used Chrome Music Lab to write songs. Follow the links below to listen to some of the class favorites by Danika, Gwen, and Zekiah. https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Song-Maker/song/5060545612873728 https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Song-Maker/song/6190465609105408 https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Song-Maker/song/5052131436396544
Seniors: The yearbook staff needs your senior pictures emailed to Mrs. Seidel by December 1st. If you have not taken senior pictures yet, get it scheduled soon. If you do not send your senior pic to Mrs. Seidel by December 1st, your lifetouch picture will be used.
Todays JH Baseball game @ Mulberry Grove has been cancelled for today. It will be made up tomorrow, Wednesday, August 28th @ BROWNSTOWN.
JH Baseball @ Dieterich is cancelled for today. No practice.
JH Baseball & JH Softball games have been cancelled for today. No practice for either team.
JH Softball has been cancelled for today due to rain.
The JH Baseball Tournament @ Altamont has been cancelled for today due to rain.
BSE/SEB Treign apparel is available online until August 28th. Place your order online at www.treignteamsales.com. Use Code bse-seb to access the Bombers/Eagles Store.
Our seniors organized a very nice ceremony for baccalaureate this evening. Thank you very much to Jason Einhorn for the beautiful music and to Kyle Anderson for the inspiring message.
Congratulations to our new Brownstown Board of Education officers. Don Bloemker, President; John Schaub, Vice President; and Laura Willms, Secretary. I look forward to continuing my work with all of you.
Enjoy the break and have a happy and blessed Easter. See everyone on Tuesday, April 23.
Each year the junior high students take the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers. Sixteen eighth graders were rewarded for meeting and exceeding their grade level the previous year. They enjoyed an hour of games as a reward for their achievement.
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!