Brown School News

  • Brown Weekly Message #23

    January 19, 2017

    Dear Brown School Family,

    As Brown School has done every four years, students will have the opportunity to watch part of the presidential inauguration ceremony in class. Teachers will be able to stream it in classrooms and it will also be airing in our school library.

    Liz Byron, our upper school Social Studies department chairman shared with our staff yesterday, “No matter your opinion on the election, we need to share these momentous points in history with our students to inspire them to be active citizens. The United States is one of the few places in the world that witnesses a peaceful transfer of power every four years. Please allow your students the opportunity to witness this event. This will hopefully open the door to discussions in your classroom about the traditions of U.S. inaugurations, who is present at the inauguration, and what the inauguration means.”

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Angela, Principal
    Angela.parsons@jefferson.kyschools.us

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

     

    College Week

    Our second annual College Week will be held next week – January 23rd through the 27th! We would love to have as many students in all grades participating as possible.

    Monday = College Hat Day

    Tuesday = Dress Like Your Favorite College Mascot Day

    Wednesday = College Sweatshirt Day

    Thursday = College Cheer Day (be ready to cheer at any minute!)

    Friday = My Career Day (dress as a doctor, lawyer, etc..........)

    Our counselors and college access resource teacher will be visiting classrooms all week!

     

    Advance Program Update

    The first round of letters has been mailed to students who have qualified for the advance program for next school year.  Please fully complete and check the appropriate box on the enclosed permission form and return it to Shawn Wilson by Friday, January 27, 2017.  For approximately the next 2-3 weeks, additional letters will be mailed to parents for students who have qualified for the advance program and those who are eligible to appeal to be placed in the advance program.  If you have any questions, please contact Shawn Wilson at shawn.wilson@jefferson.kyschools.us.

     

    Snow Ball

    Attention all middle schoolers, get ready to dance the night away! The Snow Ball is this Friday, January 20th from 7:00 to 9:30 PM. Tickets are $15 and include a pasta dinner, drinks, and desserts. Attire should be dressy. Tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the dance.

     

     

    Athletics

    Any middle school girl interested in playing soccer this spring should plan to attend an informational meeting on Tuesday, January 24th at 5:30 PM in the school lobby.

    There are a lot of athletics tournaments coming up! Check our athletic calendar at http://www.mybrownschool.org/groups/15319/calendar?blockId=275234 for a complete schedule. Go Bears!

     

     

    SBDM

    The SBDM Council will be meeting at today in the main office conference room. Meetings are open to the public. To enter the building, ring the bell at the main door on 1st Street near Muhammad Ali Blvd. and you will be buzzed in. Then proceed to the main office. The tentative agenda and other items are located at www.mybrownschool.org/sbdm.

     


    PTSA

    Plan to attend the Brown PTSA Spirit Night at House of Boom on January 26th from 6pm to 8pm.  $12 for one hour of jumping, and $20 for two hours. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the PTSA.    House of Boom is located at 100 Urton Ln, Ste 101, Louisville, Kentucky 40223.

     

    Box Tops! Box Tops! Box Tops! Don't forget to send in your non-expired Box Tops to your child's teacher by Friday, January 20th. The class in Grades K-5 that brings in the most Box Tops wins a pizza party!

     

     

    Alumni Association

    The next Alumni Association meeting is today at 6:30 PM in the main office conference room. Our alumni association is involved in some very exciting projects to support our school! Alumni Association involvement is a great way to help our school while celebrating our history! More information about our Alumni Association can be found at www.mybrownschool.org/alumni_association

     

    REPEAT ITEMS

     

    Europe Trip Meeting

    There will be a trip meeting for those signed up to tour France, England, the Netherlands, and Belgium at 6:00 PM in room 319. We will be talking about various things including the itinerary and tip money. If there is other information you would like Alice to address please send her an email at Alice.Stevenson@jefferson.kyschools.us. We will be having other meetings in March and May as well. If you haven't yet, you need to get your passports and/or verify the passport information for EF Tours. We don't have airline information yet but we should receive it shortly. 

    See you January 30th!

     

    Inclement Weather Information
    Due to inclement weather, there are times when the school district will adjust the school schedule, or cancel school completely. Because the school district has jurisdiction over the start and ending of the school day, the Brown School must adhere to official starting/ dismissal times.  Please refer to the listed directions in how Brown will respond to changes in school starting / dismissal times.
    School is Cancelled:  If the JCPS cancels school for the district, the Brown School will be closed as well.  All school activities and athletic events are cancelled. This includes practices as well as home and away athletic events
    Early Dismissal:  If the district chooses to dismiss school at any early time, this will be the official end of the instructional day. Brown follows the dismissal time given for middle/high schools.  High School students will be dismissed at the early dismissal time.  Middle and elementary school students will be dismissed at the early dismissal time with parent permission, or picked up by the parent.  No middle or elementary child will be dismissed from school early without proper transportation home. All parents are urged to pick up their child at the announced early dismissal time.  When school is dismissed early, all after school activities are cancelled.  Decisions on athletic events will be made by 2:00 pm. 
    Delayed Opening:  If the district chooses to begin the start of the school day at a later time, the official beginning of the instructional day will begin after the delay (ex: If on a two-hour delay, Brown will officially begin at 10:00 a.m. rather than 8:00 a.m.). Parents are advised not to drop off students until at most 30 minutes before the start of the delayed school day. (ex: If on a one hour delay, drop off students beginning at 8:30 a.m.)

     

    After School Student Supervision

    Our SBDM approved a new policy last year, the After School Supervision Policy, regarding students who are remaining after school unsupervised, who are not engaged in a supervised after school activity or who are not enrolled in the YMCA Childcare Enrichment Program (CEP). Instances of students being found after school unsupervised will be documented and reoccurrences may result in students being placed on probation at the school. Please make sure that your student is being picked up each day be 3:00 PM or is enrolled in CEP. To help with locating a carpool, our PTSA has set up a bulletin board on their page on our school website at http://www.mybrownschool.org/ptsa.


    Morning Drop Off
    Morning drop off begins each morning at 7:30 AM. Please do not drop off students prior to this time as there is not adult supervision in the building. Students cannot be left unsupervised at any time. No student should be waiting outside the cafeteria or library, as these locations do not open until 7:30.

    The doors to the school are locked until 7:00 AM.

    Brown School Principal
  • Brown Weekly Message #22

    January 11, 2017

    Dear Brown School Family,

    Good things are coming our way! Last night the JCPS Board of Education approved a new District Facilities Plan that includes a $48.8 million remodel of the J. Graham Brown School. I was informed earlier this school year that Brown would be receiving all new windows during the summer of 2018. The remainder of the remodel has yet to be scheduled but we are looking forward to the improvements to our facility.

    We are also making further progress in acquiring the Martha Ellison Peace Park, across the street from our school. Our district and city officials have a draft contract drawn and are working our the final details. Our goal is to have the park fenced in and a walking track poured by the end of 2017. Once we obtain the park, our PTSA will be engaging our entire school community in fundraising efforts to install playground equipment for various ages, raised planting beds, and true outdoor classroom space for upper school students. The park is going to be a wonderful addition to our school and will be used by all grade levels.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Angela, Principal
    Angela.parsons@jefferson.kyschools.us

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

     

    Drama Auditions

    Auditions for the spring play, A House Full of Letters, are today from 2:45 to 4:00 PM. Auditions are for students in 8th-12th grade only.

     

    Archery

    Anyone interested in archery should attend an interest meeting on Tuesday, January 17th at 2:45 in the auditorium. This is for students in grades 4 through 12.

     

    Athletics

    Middle and high school students interested in track and field should attend an interest meeting today in room 321 at 3:00.

    There are a lot of athletics tournaments coming up over the break! Check our athletic calendar at http://www.mybrownschool.org/groups/15319/calendar?blockId=275234 for a complete schedule. Go Bears!

     

    SBDM

    The SBDM Council will be meeting at 4:30 on January 19th in the main office conference room. Meetings are open to the public. To enter the building, ring the bell at the main door on 1st Street near Muhammad Ali Blvd. and you will be buzzed in. Then proceed to the main office. The tentative agenda and other items are located at www.mybrownschool.org/sbdm.

     


    PTSA

    A few quick reminders about upcoming events in January:

    1.  Parents are organizing to provide teachers/staff a variety of breakfast items on January 12th.  Click on the sign up to see  how you can pitch in! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4da5ae2ba1f49-winter

    2.  The next PTSA board member business meeting is January 17th at 6pm at the school.   All members are welcome to attend and participate or simply observe.  The meeting will wrap up by 8pm.

    3.  Plan to attend the Brown PTSA Spirit Night at House of Boom on January 26th from 6pm to 8pm.  $12 for one hour of jumping, and $20 for two hours. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the PTSA.    House of Boom is located at 100 Urton Ln, Ste 101, Louisville, Kentucky 40223.

    4. Box Tops! Box Tops! Box Tops! Don't forget to send in your non-expired Box Tops to your child's teacher by Friday, January 20th. The class in Grades K-5 that brings in the most Box Tops wins a pizza party!

     

    Alumni Association

    The next Alumni Association meeting is scheduled for January 19th 6:30 PM in the main office conference room. Our alumni association is involved in some very exciting projects to support our school! Alumni Association involvement is a great way to help our school while celebrating our history! More information about our Alumni Association can be found at www.mybrownschool.org/alumni_association

     

    REPEAT ITEMS

    Europe Trip Meeting

    There will be a trip meeting for those signed up to tour France, England, the Netherlands, and Belgium at 6:00 PM in room 319. We will be talking about various things including the itinerary and tip money. If there is other information you would like Alice to address please send her an email at Alice.Stevenson@jefferson.kyschools.us. We will be having other meetings in March and May as well. If you haven't yet, you need to get your passports and/or verify the passport information for EF Tours. We don't have airline information yet but we should receive it shortly. 

    See you January 30th!

     

    Inclement Weather Information
    Due to inclement weather, there are times when the school district will adjust the school schedule, or cancel school completely. Because the school district has jurisdiction over the start and ending of the school day, the Brown School must adhere to official starting/ dismissal times.  Please refer to the listed directions in how Brown will respond to changes in school starting / dismissal times.
    School is Cancelled:  If the JCPS cancels school for the district, the Brown School will be closed as well.  All school activities and athletic events are cancelled. This includes practices as well as home and away athletic events
    Early Dismissal:  If the district chooses to dismiss school at any early time, this will be the official end of the instructional day. Brown follows the dismissal time given for middle/high schools.  High School students will be dismissed at the early dismissal time.  Middle and elementary school students will be dismissed at the early dismissal time with parent permission, or picked up by the parent.  No middle or elementary child will be dismissed from school early without proper transportation home. All parents are urged to pick up their child at the announced early dismissal time.  When school is dismissed early, all after school activities are cancelled.  Decisions on athletic events will be made by 2:00 pm. 
    Delayed Opening:  If the district chooses to begin the start of the school day at a later time, the official beginning of the instructional day will begin after the delay (ex: If on a two-hour delay, Brown will officially begin at 10:00 a.m. rather than 8:00 a.m.). Parents are advised not to drop off students until at most 30 minutes before the start of the delayed school day. (ex: If on a one hour delay, drop off students beginning at 8:30 a.m.)

     

    After School Student Supervision

    Our SBDM approved a new policy last year, the After School Supervision Policy, regarding students who are remaining after school unsupervised, who are not engaged in a supervised after school activity or who are not enrolled in the YMCA Childcare Enrichment Program (CEP). Instances of students being found after school unsupervised will be documented and reoccurrences may result in students being placed on probation at the school. Please make sure that your student is being picked up each day be 3:00 PM or is enrolled in CEP. To help with locating a carpool, our PTSA has set up a bulletin board on their page on our school website at http://www.mybrownschool.org/ptsa.


    Morning Drop Off
    Morning drop off begins each morning at 7:30 AM. Please do not drop off students prior to this time as there is not adult supervision in the building. Students cannot be left unsupervised at any time. No student should be waiting outside the cafeteria or library, as these locations do not open until 7:30.

    The doors to the school are locked until 7:00 AM.

    Brown School Principal
  • Brown Weekly Message #21

    January 5, 2017

    Dear Brown School Family,

    Today is a quiet snow day at the Brown School without our students filling our halls and classrooms. Our custodians have been busy clearing our sidewalks and spreading salt in anticipation of school tomorrow. If we have a snow day tomorrow, you won’t need to worry about our classroom pets. I always make sure that they have enough food and water for the weekend and that they are in a warm location. I do know that our pets miss the faces and sounds of the students on these very quiet days.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Angela, Principal
    Angela.parsons@jefferson.kyschools.us

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Inclement Weather Information

    Due to inclement weather, there are times when the school district will adjust the school schedule, or cancel school completely. Because the school district has jurisdiction over the start and ending of the school day, the Brown School must adhere to official starting/ dismissal times.  Please refer to the listed directions in how Brown will respond to changes in school starting / dismissal times.
    School is Cancelled:  If the JCPS cancels school for the district, the Brown School will be closed as well.  All school activities and athletic events are cancelled. This includes practices as well as home and away athletic events
    Early Dismissal:  If the district chooses to dismiss school at any early time, this will be the official end of the instructional day. Brown follows the dismissal time given for middle/high schools.  High School students will be dismissed at the early dismissal time.  Middle and elementary school students will be dismissed at the early dismissal time with parent permission, or picked up by the parent.  No middle or elementary child will be dismissed from school early without proper transportation home. All parents are urged to pick up their child at the announced early dismissal time.  When school is dismissed early, all after school activities are cancelled.  Decisions on athletic events will be made by 2:00 pm. 
    Delayed Opening:  If the district chooses to begin the start of the school day at a later time, the official beginning of the instructional day will begin after the delay (ex: If on a two-hour delay, Brown will officially begin at 10:00 a.m. rather than 8:00 a.m.). Parents are advised not to drop off students until at most 30 minutes before the start of the delayed school day. (ex: If on a one hour delay, drop off students beginning at 8:30 a.m.)

     

    New School Records Clerk

    We are happy to announce that Stacey Powell has accepted the position as our school’s bookkeeper. Stacey was serving as Brown’s floating Instructional Assistant, and has three students currently attending our school! We look forward to working with her in her new role.


    Admissions for the 2017-18 School Year
    Admissions information for next school year is available on our website at www.mybrownschool.org/admissions. Families of applicants must attend either the Open House or a scheduled building tour. Tomorrow is the last scheduled date for building tours; see our website for more information. All application materials are due to the school by 4:00 PM on Friday, January 6th.

    If your child has a sibling that is applying to a level of our school that you’ve had a child attend (i.e., a kindergartener is applying and you’ve had a child attend Brown Elementary), then the building tour or Open House is not required. However, you have to tell us! Please send an email to Shawn.Wilson@jefferson.kyschools.us to make him aware that you have a sibling applying that meets this criteria. If your child is applying to a level of our school that you’ve not had a child attend (i.e., a 9th grader is applying and you’ve had children attend Brown Middle), then you must complete the building tour or Open House.

    Siblings of current Brown School students are not given preference in the admissions process.

    Current Brown School students do not reapply to attend Brown School for the following year! Students are automatically re-enrolled.

     

    Caps and Gowns

    Seniors need to order caps and gowns right away! The price is currently $50 and it will increase by $5 each month that your student’s cap and gown goes unordered.

     

    Absence Notes

    If your child had an excused absence the week prior to winter break, please email Renee.Beard@jefferson.kyschools.us with the excuse note by January 6th.

     

    Europe Trip Meeting

    There will be a trip meeting for those signed up to tour France, England, the Netherlands, and Belgium at 6:00 PM in room 319. We will be talking about various things including the itinerary and tip money. If there is other information you would like Alice to address please send her an email at Alice.Stevenson@jefferson.kyschools.us. We will be having other meetings in March and May as well. If you haven't yet, you need to get your passports and/or verify the passport information for EF Tours. We don't have airline information yet but we should receive it shortly. 

    See you January 30th!

     

    Athletics

    There are a lot of athletics tournaments coming up over the break! Check our athletic calendar at http://www.mybrownschool.org/groups/15319/calendar?blockId=275234 for a complete schedule. Go Bears!

     

    SBDM

    The SBDM Council will be meeting at 4:30 on January 19th in the main office conference room. Meetings are open to the public. To enter the building, ring the bell at the main door on 1st Street near Muhammad Ali Blvd. and you will be buzzed in. Then proceed to the main office. The tentative agenda and other items are located at www.mybrownschool.org/sbdm.

     

    PTSA

    The PTSA will hold their next general meeting at 6:00 PM on January 17th in the school auditorium. Please attend!

     

    Alumni Association

    The next Alumni Association meeting is scheduled for January 19th 6:30 PM in the main office conference room. Our alumni association is involved in some very exciting projects to support our school! Alumni Association involvement is a great way to help our school while celebrating our history! More information about our Alumni Association can be found at www.mybrownschool.org/alumni_association

     

    REPEAT ITEMS

    After School Student Supervision

    Our SBDM approved a new policy last year, the After School Supervision Policy, regarding students who are remaining after school unsupervised, who are not engaged in a supervised after school activity or who are not enrolled in the YMCA Childcare Enrichment Program (CEP). Instances of students being found after school unsupervised will be documented and reoccurrences may result in students being placed on probation at the school. Please make sure that your student is being picked up each day be 3:00 PM or is enrolled in CEP. To help with locating a carpool, our PTSA has set up a bulletin board on their page on our school website at http://www.mybrownschool.org/ptsa.


    Morning Drop Off
    Morning drop off begins each morning at 7:30 AM. Please do not drop off students prior to this time as there is not adult supervision in the building. Students cannot be left unsupervised at any time. No student should be waiting outside the cafeteria or library, as these locations do not open until 7:30.

    The doors to the school are locked until 7:00 AM.

    Brown School Principal
  • Brown Weekly Message #20

    December 16, 2016

     Dear Brown School Family,

    It's hard to believe that the first semester is drawing to a close! It's been such a busy week for our younger students with pajama day, field trips, and classroom celebrations. It's been an even busier week for our older students with long term projects due and final semester exams. I hope that everyone can enjoy a relaxing winter break!

    The Brown School office will be open over winter break from 7:00 to 3:00 each day. We will close early (noon) on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, and will be closed on Christmas and New Year's Day. There will be no weekly emails over the next two weeks. Keep in mind that the majority of our teachers and staff, including assistant principals and guidance counselors, will not return to work until January 3rd and might not have access to email.

    If your elementary student has brought home a star student certificate or a student of the month certificate, their photograph is on our website! Visit www.mybrownschool.org/bears_month to check it out.

    Have a terrific holiday season!

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Angela, Principal
    Angela.parsons@jefferson.kyschools.us

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    New Teacher for 6th & 7th Grades

    We are very excited to welcome Alex Murphy to our Brown School family as our new 6th and 7th grade Social Studies teacher! Alex is a December graduate of the University of Louisville’s Master of Arts in Teaching program and he earned his bachelor’s degree from EKU. His first day will be January 3rd.

     

    New School Bookkeeper

    We are happy to announce that Kathy Wynn has accepted the position as our school’s bookkeeper. Kathy is currently serving as Brown’s Records Clerk, and is a Brown School parent three times over! We look forward to working with her in her new role.

     

    Athletics

    There are a lot of athletics tournaments coming up over the break! Check our athletic calendar at http://www.mybrownschool.org/groups/15319/calendar?blockId=275234 for a complete schedule. Go Bears!

     

    SBDM

    The SBDM Council will be meeting at 4:30 on January 19th in the main office conference room. Meetings are open to the public. To enter the building, ring the bell at the main door on 1st Street near Muhammad Ali Blvd. and you will be buzzed in. Then proceed to the main office. The tentative agenda and other items are located at www.mybrownschool.org/sbdm.

     

    PTSA

    The PTSA will hold their next general meeting at 6:00 PM on January 17th in the school auditorium. Please attend!

     

    Alumni Association

    The next Alumni Association meeting is scheduled for January 19th 6:30 PM in the main office conference room. Our alumni association is involved in some very exciting projects to support our school! Alumni Association involvement is a great way to help our school while celebrating our history! More information about our Alumni Association can be found at www.mybrownschool.org/alumni_association

     

    REPEAT ITEMS

    Admissions for the 2017-18 School Year
    Admissions information for next school year is available on our website at www.mybrownschool.org/admissions. Families of applicants must attend either the Open House or a scheduled building tour. Building tour information can be found on our website.

    If your child has a sibling that is applying to a level of our school that you’ve had a child attend (i.e., a kindergartener is applying and you’ve had a child attend Brown Elementary), then the building tour or Open House is not required. However, you have to tell us! Please send an email to Shawn.Wilson@jefferson.kyschools.us to make him aware that you have a sibling applying that meets this criteria. If your child is applying to a level of our school that you’ve not had a child attend (i.e., a 9th grader is applying and you’ve had children attend Brown Middle), then you must complete the building tour or Open House.

    Siblings of current Brown School students are not given preference in the admissions process.

    Current Brown School students do not reapply to attend Brown School for the following year! Students are automatically re-enrolled.

     

    After School Student Supervision

    Our SBDM approved a new policy last year, the After School Supervision Policy, regarding students who are remaining after school unsupervised, who are not engaged in a supervised after school activity or who are not enrolled in the YMCA Childcare Enrichment Program (CEP). Instances of students being found after school unsupervised will be documented and reoccurrences may result in students being placed on probation at the school. Please make sure that your student is being picked up each day be 3:00 PM or is enrolled in CEP. To help with locating a carpool, our PTSA has set up a bulletin board on their page on our school website at http://www.mybrownschool.org/ptsa.


    Morning Drop Off
    Morning drop off begins each morning at 7:30 AM. Please do not drop off students prior to this time as there is not adult supervision in the building. Students cannot be left unsupervised at any time. No student should be waiting outside the cafeteria or library, as these locations do not open until 7:30.

    The doors to the school are locked until 7:00 AM.

    Brown School Principal
  • UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES

    Guidance Program
  • SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

    See the attached documents for individual scholarship opportunities!

    Guidance Program
  • Brown Weekly Message #19

    December 7, 2016

    Dear Brown School Family,

    Take a moment and watch this story about Brown School that aired on last night’s WHAS11 newscast. This is just one example of what we mean when we say we forge “educated hearts” in our wonderful, compassionate students.

    http://www.whas11.com/mb/news/local/stolen-basketball-jerseys-reveals-heart-of-champions/364411745

    I also want to thank those who donated to replace our new basketball uniforms. Some of them that were found are salvageable, but we are still missing many of the shorts and jerseys, and some of the recovered jerseys still need replacing due to staining. It’s amazing to think that the GoFundMe request was fully funded in only 17 minutes. We truly are blessed with supportive school family members, faculty, and alumni.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Angela, Principal
    Angela.parsons@jefferson.kyschools.us

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Please Help Our Classrooms!

    We have great news! Randy Cox’s project on DonorsChoose.org was fully funded! Four iPads and cases are on the way to our 4th and 5th grade students. Thank you so much to those who donated.

    Maria Schrenger’s project was fully funded as well on DonorsChoose.org! A wonderful new classroom rug is on the way to our kindergarteners. We greatly appreciate those who donated to the project.

    If you have any old iPads – either full sized or minis – which you’d like to donate, we’d be glad to put them to use. Just send an email to Amy.Thornton@jefferson.kyschools.us to get the ball rolling.

     

    Upcoming Events

    Dec. 7th – Elementary Beta Club Induction at 6:30 PM in the auditorium

    Dec. 8th – HS Orchestra Holiday Concert at 7:00 PM in the auditorium

    Dec. 13th – School-wide ugly holiday attire day!

    Dec. 13th – HS Band and Choir Holiday Concert at 7:00 PM in the auditorium

    Dec. 15th – MS Band and Choir Holiday Concert at 7:00 PM in the auditorium

    Dec. 15th – PTSA Board Meeting (everyone welcome) at 7:00 in the main office conference room

     

    Drama News
    Most of this semester, middle and high school drama classes have been working on writing and producing original 10-minute plays. Parents and family members are welcome to attend any of the below performances.

    Wednesday, December 14.  1:45-2:40

    ·       Pizza Delivery (written and directed by Lily Billings)--a pizza man finds himself in a quandary when delivering to a house with a possible kidnapping and murder.

    ·       Late (written and directed by William Dolan)--an absurdist look at one student's attempt to beat the clock before his assignment is due.

    ·       The Suckiest Salesman (written and directed by Tristan Garrett)--a comedy about what happens when two vacuum cleaner salesman simultaneously turn up at the same house.

    Thursday, December 15, 1:45-2:40

    ·       Sugar (written and directed by Victoria Priest)--a young girl shares a final memory with her grandmother.

    ·       Graveyard Rest (written and directed by Hannah Abdur-Rahman)--a recent widower and a ghost team up to find her murderer.

    ·       Fire & Ice (written and directed by Noah Bunch)--A mafia don plots the destruction of the Irish mob.

    Friday, December 16, 9:15-10 AM

    ·       Suspects & Slayers (written and directed by Reece Garrett)--an interactive Clue-type murder mystery.

    ·       Safe (written and directed by Ivy Shepherd Clarkson)--a girl is plagued by a ghost who wants the girl to kill the girl's brother.

    ·       Cells (written and directed by Kyla Martin)--a madman kidnaps 3 women and plays mind games with them (think Saw).

    ·       Marshmallow Madness (written and directed by Jade Podbelsek)--a comedy about Matt the marshmallow and what happens when the package is opened.

     

    Animal Shelter Angel Tree
    Do you LOVE animals? Do you need a jump start to get in the Christmas spirit? If you answered YES to any of these questions, then you should head on down to the Brown School lobby and pick out an angel (OR THREE!) from our Animal Shelter Angel Tree. You may drop-off all purchased items, along with the angel, in the office; there is a box in front of the counter, or in Christi’s room.

    Please Help Us Help Louisville’s Homeless Animals!

     

    MS/HS Movie Night
    Students in grades 6-12 are invited to attend our movie night, sponsored by KUNA. From 3:00 to 10:00 on December 9th, your evening will be filled with tasty treats, movies, and a talent show. Look for more information on flyers around the school and pick up a permission slip in Liz Byron’s room 324. The cost is $15 per person, or $20 if the student would like two slices of pizza.

     

    Elementary Movie Night
    Elementary students are invited to a movie night, sponsored by our Black Student Union. The event will be held from 3:00 to 7:00 on December 16th. The cost is $15 per student.

     

    Athletics

    Our boys varsity basketball team is 3-1 so far this season! They will be playing next at St. Francis on December 8th at 4:30 (JV) and 7:30 (V). Come out and cheer the Bears on to victory!

    Our girls varsity basketball team is 2-0! Get ready to yell for our Lady Bears on December 9th at 6:30 (V) at Whitefield Academy.

    Our bowling teams will be facing St. Francis on December 8th. The boys and girls teams will both play at 3:30 at Ten Pin Lanes. Go Bears and Lady Bears!

    The middle school basketball teams will take on Lassiter at home on December 8th. The Bears play at 3:30 and the Lady Bears play at 4:45.

    Good luck to our middle school swim team as they compete in the championships this Saturday at the University of Louisville!

    There are a lot of athletics events coming up! Check our athletic calendar at http://www.mybrownschool.org/groups/15319/calendar?blockId=275234 for a complete schedule.

     

    SBDM

    The SBDM Council will be meeting at 4:30 on December 15th in the main office conference room. Meetings are open to the public. We will be accepting public feedback of our Comprehensive School Improvement Plan and will be approving it at that meeting. To enter the building, ring the bell at the main door on 1st Street near Muhammad Ali Blvd. and you will be buzzed in. Then proceed to the main office. The tentative agenda and other items are located at www.mybrownschool.org/sbdm.

     

    Alumni Association

    The next Alumni Association meeting is scheduled for January 19th 6:30 PM in the main office conference room. Our alumni association is involved in some very exciting projects to support our school! Alumni Association involvement is a great way to help our school while celebrating our history! More information about our Alumni Association can be found at www.mybrownschool.org/alumni_association

     

    Break A Leg!

    Good luck to these talented Brown School students who are performing in the Brown Forman Nutcracker at the Kentucky Center for the Arts: Cora Henry, Elizabeth Radcliffe, and Kyla Martin.

     

    Jr. Beta Club

    Our Jr. Beta Club members have just finished making their first mat for the homeless from your donated plastic grocery bags! Great job students and sponsor Paula Broyles. (Picture of the mat and students included in the PDF attachment.)

     

    REPEAT ITEMS

    NAEP Testing
    Randomly selected 4th and 8th grade students will be participating in the NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) assessment this school year.  NAEP is the largest continuing and nationally representative assessment of what our nation’s students know and can do in core subjects.  The results of NAEP are released on The Nation’s Report Card.  NAEP is congressionally mandated and was first administered in 1969 to measure student achievement nationally.  Some Brown parents may have received a letter from NAEP informing them that their child had been selected to participate in this assessment in the areas of reading and mathematics.  Randomly selected 4th grade students will be given the NAEP on February 1, 2017, and randomly selected 8th grade students will be given the NAEP on February 2, 2017.  It will take approximately 120 minutes to complete this assessment.  Teachers and parents do NOT need to prepare students to take the NAEP, but should encourage students to do their best.  This assessment will not affect your child’s grade.  NAEP does not calculate scores for individual students.  So, neither the government nor your child’s school or teacher will ever know how your child performed on NAEP.  NAEP results are used to assess progress and develop ways to improve education in the United States.  For more information about NAEP, contact Christy Teague at christy.teague@jefferson.kyschools.us or call her at 485-8216.  Additional information is also available at http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard

     

    Admissions for the 2017-18 School Year
    Admissions information for next school year is available on our website at www.mybrownschool.org/admissions. Families of applicants must attend either the Open House or a scheduled building tour. Building tour information can be found on our website.

    If your child has a sibling that is applying to a level of our school that you’ve had a child attend (i.e., a kindergartener is applying and you’ve had a child attend Brown Elementary), then the building tour or Open House is not required. However, you have to tell us! Please send an email to Shawn.Wilson@jefferson.kyschools.us to make him aware that you have a sibling applying that meets this criteria. If your child is applying to a level of our school that you’ve not had a child attend (i.e., a 9th grader is applying and you’ve had children attend Brown Middle), then you must complete the building tour or Open House.

    Siblings of current Brown School students are not given preference in the admissions process.

    Current Brown School students do not reapply to attend Brown School for the following year! Students are automatically re-enrolled.

     

    After School Student Supervision

    Our SBDM approved a new policy last year, the After School Supervision Policy, regarding students who are remaining after school unsupervised, who are not engaged in a supervised after school activity or who are not enrolled in the YMCA Childcare Enrichment Program (CEP). Instances of students being found after school unsupervised will be documented and reoccurrences may result in students being placed on probation at the school. Please make sure that your student is being picked up each day be 3:00 PM or is enrolled in CEP. To help with locating a carpool, our PTSA has set up a bulletin board on their page on our school website at http://www.mybrownschool.org/ptsa.


    Morning Drop Off
    Morning drop off begins each morning at 7:30 AM. Please do not drop off students prior to this time as there is not adult supervision in the building. Students cannot be left unsupervised at any time. No student should be waiting outside the cafeteria or library, as these locations do not open until 7:30.

    The doors to the school are locked until 7:00 AM.

    Brown School Principal
  • ACT for Juniors

    Juniors: Your ACT date is Tuesday, March 21, 2017. The make-up date is Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Free prep materials and practice tests can be found here: http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/test-preparation.html 

    And, don't forget to utilize your Method Test Prep account! It's worth the time to utilize these tools, I promise!

    Guidance Program
  • FAFSA info

    Seniors! If you haven't completed your FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, there is still a small window of opportunity. See the attached documents for instructions and best practices.

    Guidance Program
  • Important News from UofL!!

    Upcoming deadlines:

    · December 15 is the deadline to apply for mentored scholarships and guaranteed entrance programs, Trustees' and Porter scholarships, and the honors program.
    · Apply for UofL Housing by January 4 to be considered for the first round of room selection. You will receive an e-mail in January confirming the date on which you will select your room assignment.
    · On February 20, registration for freshman orientation will open. So, mark your calendar and plan on registering early to secure your desired orientation session date.
    SACSCOC notified the university that our accreditation continues but that a one-year probationary period will be imposed immediately with a potential extension of an additional year. It is important to note that this in no way reflects on the quality of our curriculum or our core academic strengths. The commission’s decision to impose probation will not affect your degrees, federal funding (including financial aid available to students), or research grants awarded to faculty. We promised you and your families that we would provide a high-quality educational experience, and that commitment continues. The probation focuses specifically on issues related to the Board of Trustees, including its membership, selection and evaluation of the university president, external influence and Board of Trustees dismissal.
    The University of Louisville continues to be accredited. We are a strong institution with a great track record of demonstrating compliance in all areas of review by our accrediting agency. We have much to be proud of, and we will do all that we can to meet the challenges set forth by SACSCOC.
    Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions. I wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season.

    Guidance Program

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Calendar of Events

  • Middle School Boys Basketball vs. Walden

    Varsity - 5:00p.m.
    Athletics
  • Blue Day

    J. Graham Brown School
  • Western MS

    MS Governor's Cup

    J. Graham Brown School
  • Brown School

    Elementary Basketball vs Cane Run 12:00pm

    Athletics
  • Girls Bowling City Tournament

    Athletics
  • Cafeteria

    Snowball Dance

    6th & 7th Grade - Cindy Garwood
    J. Graham Brown School
  • Boys Bowling City Tournament.

    Athletics
  • Gold Day

    J. Graham Brown School
  • 6th Grade Basketball at Carrithers (Boys only)

    Boys: 5:30
    Athletics
  • Room 324

    KUNA

    Liz Byron
    J. Graham Brown School
  • Rooms: 220, 221, & 222

    Governors Cup FPS Composition

    Norah W. & Mary T.
    J. Graham Brown School
  • auditorium

    Elem cheer practice

    Stephanie E
    J. Graham Brown School
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