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Walk To School 2018

Walk To School

Walk to School Day!

What: Brookville Elementary Walk to School Day

When: Friday, September 14th

Where: Westbrook Soccer Park

Time: Meet at 8:30 AM and Leave at 8:35 AM

Book Fair!


The Enchanted Forest Book Fair will be in our library October 29- November 2, 2018! 

Brookville Local Schools November 6, Permanent Improvement Levy

Please watch this video for information about the November 6, Permanent Improvement Levy by Brookville Local Schools.  This is a 2 mill levy that, if passed, will not increase your school tax rate.  Learn how here:



District Goals Set for 2018-19

2019 District Goals

Having a vision of where we want to be provides us the framework to develop goals. In turn, that vision creates a shared purpose.  Once a team, or in this case our staff, understands our vision and goals, it allows us to work collaboratively with purpose.  And, working with purpose can be energizing.

At Brookville Schools, we divide these annual goals into three very distinct categories; 1) Student Success, 2) Instructional Practices and 3) Staff Wellness Goals.  Therefore, we work daily at student achievement, personal professional development and role modeling strong social and physical practices.

2021 Vision and Strategy Establishes District Initiatives

2021 Vision and Strategy

 At the June, 2018 Brookville Board of Education Meeting, a document titled Brookville Local Schools 2021 Vision and Strategy was adopted.  This document was the product of significant input last winter from district stakeholders.  The school district sought out feedback from staff, parents and community members to identify our strengths and weaknesses, external threats, future opportunities and finally, recommendations.

Brookville Local Schools Upcoming Dates Upcoming Dates

The 2018-19 school year is quickly approaching.  Here are some important upcoming dates.


Art Show/PBL Showcase Art show

I am so excited about the upcoming art show that will take place Friday, May 4, 2018, from 4-6 p.m. at Brookville Elementary. Samples of student artwork will be displayed throughout our school.  New this year, classroom teachers will also be highlighting various Project Based Learning initiatives (PBL) they have been working on in class.  We will have STEM information in the gym along with face painting and refreshments in the cafeteria.  

I am looking for volunteers again this year that would be willing to assist.   We have always had great volunteers in the past and I am so thankful for that. I need volunteers to help hang artwork before the show and taking it down after the show. I am also in need of volunteers for the night of the show.  There is a sign-up sheet below with the different areas of help requested. Please sign and return by Friday, April 27 if you are willing to help.  Below is the planned week of activities for the week prior to the show, to help celebrate!

Monday-April 30th- Exercise your creativity! (Sportswear)

Tuesday-May 1-Primary Color Day- Wear Red, Blue, OR Yellow

Wednesday-May 2-Hat Day!

Thursday-May 3- Wear your favorite sports team jersey or shirt!

Friday-May 4- Brookville Blue Day

If you have any questions please call me at 833-6796 or e-mail me at  Looking forward to seeing you there!

Thanks so much! Mrs. Dunn

BHS Band Skate Party K-6



The Brookville HS Band is sponsoring a Skating Party for grades K-6 

Right to Read Book

Right to Read Week is going on now, February 26-March 2!!  Students and staff are enjoying the exploration of new books!!!  Our theme is Snuggle Up and Read S’more Books!!  We invite students participate.


Monday ~ Exercise your Brain-Wear workout gear!

Tuesday ~ Camp out with a good Book-Bring a stuffed animal to read to

Wednesday ~ Get snuggly with your favorite book-PJ day!

Thursday ~ Dress like your favorite book character

Friday ~ Blue Devils are Champion Readers-Brookville Spirit attire

Preschool Literacy Night Trolls

Brookville Elementary is hosting the sixth annual Preschool Literacy Night on Tuesday, March 6 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  Area preschools in coordination with Brookville Local Schools have put together an evening of learning, fun, food, and prizes!  If you have a child who will be attending Brookville Schools as a kindergartener this fall, please plan to attend.  Each parent-child team will participate in hands-on learning activities centered on the theme Trolls.

Kindergarten screenings will be April 9, 10 and 11.  Please contact the office at 833-6796 to schedule an appointment.  Packets are available in the office from 8-4, Monday-Friday.  

2018-2019 Kindergarten Parent Meeting


If you reside in the Brookville Local School District and have a child who will be five on or before August 1, 2018, you are invited to attend a kindergarten orientation/informational meeting. This meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 20, at 6:30 p.m. 

100th Day of School!! 100th day

On Monday, January 29th,  first graders in Mrs. Dobberstein, Mrs. Randall and Mrs. Walz room will present a special program for parents.  The show will be in the BHS Auditorium from 10-10:30 and will feature songs, poems and instruments.  Please park in the high school parking lot and enter through the Brookville B doors.  

A school-wide celebration will take place on Tuesday, January 30th.  It is hard to believe we have reached this point in the school year already.  I'm very excited to enjoy this special day with our students. 

School Building Phone Line Issues Phone Line Issues

The school buildings are currently experiencing phone line issues.  If you are unable to reach the building direct, please contact the Board of Education Office @ 833-2181.  We apologize for any inconvenience and are currently working to fix the issue.

Phones are down

The elementary phones are not working for incoming calls.  Please contact through email your child's teacher or our building secretary.

You may also call the board office at 937-833-2181

PTA meeting

The meeting for today has been cancelled.  We will meet on FEB. 6.  Thank you!

Cincinnati Children's Theater Seasons

Holiday traditions are almost as old as the holidays themselves. Brookville Elementary will welcome CCT actors to school on Friday, December 15.  Students will be able to explore the history and festivities surrounding our favorite time of the year. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or a different holiday during the season, students will gain a newfound respect for the traditions that bind this magical season together through the song and dance.

Second Grade Musical Muscial

Our second graders will be performing the musical, How to Train Your Reindeer.  We will have two shows this year at BHS.  A Grandparent Show on Tuesday, November 28 at 2:15 and Thursday, November 30 at 6:30. This delightful musical tells the tale of reindeer who are frustrated by their inability to simply take off.  They wonder why they can't just get up and go.  As the tale unfolds, it is revealed that it is the kindness in a reindeer's heart that renders flight possible.  An inspiring message for us all!!  

DVD's are on sale for $5.  Please turn in your order to the office by December 20.  


Momentum Award Granted to Brookville Local Momentum Award

The Ohio State Board of Education notified Brookville Schools today that we have earned the 2016-2017 Momentum Award.  Brookville was one of only 11 area districts and part of just 10% of school districts statewide to earn this award.  

PTA Sportswear is in!

The shirts from the PTA fundrasier arrived today, one week ahead of schedule.  Those who marked the box for pick-up may come on Monday, November 13 from 3:30-5:30 to get them from the cafeteria. Otherwise, the students are bringing them home today.  Thank you to all who supported this fundraiser.

Star Day! Star

Thursday, May 10,  is our last STAR day.  We will dismiss Brookville Elementary students at 2:00 p.m. If your child rides a bus, transportation will be provided just as it would on a regular school day- just an earlier dismissal.  Please talk with your children so they know what to do when we have a STAR day and make sure to communicate with your child’s teacher. Latchkey is available for registered students. 

Cup Stacking Cup stacking

Brookville Elementary will host our second annual Cup Stacking tournament.  The competition, November 9, is open to students in grades 1-2(5:30-6:30) & 3-4 (6-7).  The students will compete against other children in their own grade for prizes.  This is a drop in event where students are timed in three events and scores recorded.  Winners will be announced at school the following Monday.  The cost is $5 per child and proceeds will benefit our school and help provide the prizes.

New this year, teachers and staff will compete at a school assembly on Nov 9.


If you have questions, please contact Mr. Arnett.

Brookville Elementary Completes Required Drills
Tyke Shop Tyke Shop

Each year, the PTA sponsors a Tyke Shop.  This is an opportunity for students K-3rd grade to get some practice with money skills and shop for secret gifts for family and friends.  Items cost anywhere from $.50-$10.  For our youngest students, we invite them to shop afterschool and at Breakfast with Santa.  Please see the schedule below.


Little Tyke Shop Hours:

November 29-Preview day for PK-3


November 30-Shopping grades K-3 9:00-3


December 1– Shopping grades K-3 9:00-3 and then from 3:30-6.


December 2 – Shopping from 8:30-10 Rotary Breakfast with Santa

Watch Dog Program Watch Dog Logo

WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) is a K-5 safe school initiative which involves fathers and father figures in creating a more safe and secure learning environment in our schools.


Who are Watch DOGS?  Fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father figures who volunteer to serve one half-day each year in a variety of school activities.  Volunteers assist in classes, on the playground, and in the lunchroom.


On Wednesday, October 11th at 6:00 p.m. in the Brookville High School cafeteria Brookville Schools will host a pizza night for dads and their children.  During this program, volunteers will be able to sign up to serve as a Watch DOG.   

Brookville Local School District School Safety & Security Community Forum Brookville Local School District School Safety & Security Community Forum

Brookville Local School District is providing an opportunity for parents and community members to engage in a constructive conversation about school safety and security.  


Please join us on Monday, April 16, 2018 at 7p.m. in the High School Cafeteria.


If you have specific questions you hope to have answered, please submit them in advance using the following survey link ...

Thank you!! thank you
3rd Grade Clap Out!

Clap OutParents who are interested may join us on the last day of school for the 3rd grade Clap Out.  Please meet around 3:10 behind the school on the playground.  

BES Welcomes the Book Fair!



The book fair is coming November 6-10, 2017!  The theme this year is Wild West Book Fair!  Saddle Up and Ride!  


Donuts with Dads donut

We will have our Donuts with Dads program on Friday, April 13!  Students are encouraged to invite a special person to the breakfast which will be held in the Brookville High School cafeteria from 8:00-8:45.  Please enter through the back doors.  Donuts, milk, juice and coffee will be provided.  Special thanks to PTA for hosting this event!

2018 Blue Bandits

Blue Bandits


The Brookville Blue Bandit Running Club is on the move again.  Click READ MORE if you are interested in participating.   

Brookville Optimist Club Sponsored Tri-Star Basketball Competition Tri-Star Basketball Competition

The Brookville Optimist Club will once again be sponsoring the Tri-Star Basketball Competition.  The event will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Brookville HIgh School Gym.  Sign-up at 8:30am.  Competition begins at 9:00am.  

The Mobile Dentist is Coming



The mobile dentist is coming to Brookville Elementary School on Thursday, April 12, 2018.  It’s an opportunity for your child(ren), grades preschool through twelfth, to have clean and shiny teeth! 

Jump Rope for the Heart Jump Rope

Jump Rope for the Heart will take place on March 16!  Students in grades K-4 will participate.  This fun and exciting event features jumping games, stations and music!  This will be our 16th year participating and we thank Mr. Arnett for coordinating it all.   We have collected over $100,000!! Information will come home soon highlighting the program.  All money collected benefits the American Heart Association.  

Brookville Schools 2018-2019 Supply lists and School Fees

School Supplies


Elementary Talent Show

Our third annual Talent Show for students in grades 1-3 will be May 24th at 6pm in the in the High School Auditorium.  Students have submitted a registration sheet to Mrs. Nawroth. 

For further information, please contact Mrs. Nawroth at  We look forward to a great show!

Spring AIR Testing Schedule

2018 Testing Schedule



The 2018 Spring AIR Testing Schedule has been announced for all grades at Brookville Local Schools.

Safe Routes to School Program

Dear BLS Families,

As you may know, the district has been selected by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) to create a safe routes to school plan for the district. We’re asking parents to complete a Parent Survey about how students in Brookville Local Schools travel to and from school.

You can access the survey by clicking on READ MORE.... 

Field Day

Field Day


Brookville Elementary will enjoy Field Day on Friday, May 25.  Students will engage in multiple activities on our school campus.  We look forward to a fun filled day!

Picnic 5K Run

Picnic 5k

Registration is beginning for the Brookville picnic 5K run/walk and fun run on July 28th.  The entry fee for the race, with a t-shirt, is $25 if register before July 18, 2018.  The fun run is $15. Proceeds to benefit the Brookville Band Association.