School meals are delicious, nutritious and convenient ALL school meals are FREE for all - ages 18 and under! Why are school meals free? To make sure kids have access to healthy meals as the country recovers from the pandemic. How does this benefit our school? More meals served = more school funding! How does this benefit our families? Spend less at the grocery store Stress less and enjoy the convenience of not having to prepare meals Research shows that kids who eat school meals consume more milk, fruit, and vegetables at meal time.
Good afternoon, Dr. Greg Mosley, the former yearbook advisor for Brown County High School, has resigned from his employment with Brown County Schools. While the incident involving our student and the ensuing process has been extraordinarily difficult, we hope it is clear that disrespectful acts and attitudes such as these are not tolerated. I am extremely proud of both Brown County Schools and the larger Brown County community regarding how we have come together to affirm this is neither who we are nor who we want to be. Moving forward, let’s please all work to overcome the unprecedented challenges we are facing to make this the best possible school year. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Sincerely, Dr. Laura Hammack, Superintendent of Schools Mr. Matthew Stark, Principal of Brown County High School
October 23, 2020 Internal Investigation Update from Brown County Schools We have investigated how the 2020 Brown County High School Yearbook was written. We are grateful for your input and patience as we worked through a challenging week for our educational community. Our investigation did not identify any students (currently enrolled or graduated) who were involved in the creation of the offensive content. We believe the content was created by the faculty advisor for the yearbook; he will no longer serve in that role. Additionally, this same faculty member is being suspended without pay for two weeks. Both the family of the student and the former faculty advisor involved have committed to a restorative conference where the harm that was caused is acknowledged, the individual causing the harm is held accountable, and an honest discussion about the harm caused by this inexcusable act is conducted. Brown County Schools is committed to continuing its non-discrimination practices that were initiated before the 2020 Yearbook was distributed. These practices include, but are not limited to: ongoing engagement with the district’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consultant, ongoing convening of the Brown County Schools Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, the delivery of focused professional development regarding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for all faculty and staff, and the continued advancement and engagement of the Brown County High School Students for Equity Committee. We also understand this discussion will and needs to continue. We are having meaningful conversations with students, families, and members of the larger Brown County community to help ensure an incident of this type will never happen again. We will continue to keep you informed of our efforts. We remain deeply grateful for the ongoing engagement of the student and family involved in being a collaborative partner in rejecting discrimination of all types and against anyone. We will not waver in our commitment to treating all our students with the respect and dignity they deserve. We absolutely and unreservedly reject the use of any pejorative term to describe anyone—especially those who are a member of the Brown County Schools family. As we heal from this unfortunate and disheartening incident, our optimism lies in the strong display of commitment, by students, staff, and the community, to fight against discrimination and create a safe and welcoming environment for everyone. Respectfully, Dr. Laura Hammack, Superintendent of Brown County Schools Mr. Matthew Stark, Principal of Brown County High School MEDIA CONTACT: Robert Vane firstname.lastname@example.org 317.696.9443
This message is from our friends at God's Grace. They will be hosting a clothing distribution at Parkview Church of the Nazarene in the Family Life Center on Saturday, October 24 from 9am-1pm. This event will offer free coats, shoes, underwear, and socks. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to use Old 46 to avoid as much traffic as possible. And, you are asked to park in the Parkview Nazarene Church Parking Lot. God's Grace is available for other clothing needs, but this event is specific to the distribution of shoes, socks, underwear, and coats. The traditional event at BCHS is expected to return in July, 2021. Parkview Church of the Nazarene address: 1750 State Rd 46, Nashville, IN 47448 THANK YOU to this incredible team of volunteers for making this event happen.
Good morning, Last night, I was live on Facebook/YouTube to provide updates to the community and answer questions. If you are interested in viewing the presentation, you can find it on FB or here: https://youtu.be/KG70jk2jcnk Covid-19 Reminders Our goal is to remain on the Green Level of our plan for the remainder of this school year. In order to do that, we need to keep following the strategies that proved to be successful from August 5 until now. If you have a child in your home who has any symptoms of Covid-19, please keep your child home from school. This is critical to assist with the contact tracing process and to help us not have to move to the Yellow Level of our plan. Symptoms of Covid-19 include: Fever of at least 100.4 or chills, sore throat, cough (especially new onset/uncontrolled cough) or shortness of breath, Diarrhea/Nausea/Vomiting/Abdominal Pain, Headache (particularly new onset of severe headache, especially with fever), New loss of taste or smell Please remember to call the Covid-19 if you have a student or you are an employee who tested positive for Covid-19: 812-988-3477 Don't forget that ALL of the BCS related Covid-19 resources are housed on a page on our website: http://www.browncountyschools.com/covid-19-updates/ Pop Up Pantry - Helmsburg The next pop up pantry will be at Helmsburg on October 21 from 5pm - 7pm!! Thanksgiving Dinner at Mother's Cupboard From 11am-1pm on Thanksgiving, stop by Mother's Cupboard for a free dinner - no questions asked! FREE FLU SHOTS - TODAY! Flu shots are being given TODAY at Mother's Cupboard from 4pm-6pm. THANK YOU to IU Health for making this event happen for our community. All shots are free and there is no need for evidence of insurance. Red for Ed Merchandise on Sale until Thursday! The Brown County Educators' Association is selling official 2020-2021 "Red for Ed" merchandise! Wearing/using one of these items is a GREAT way to show your support for our teachers and public schools! The order form is here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdcoD_dir1B0FUxqDOcry-Y1TTU7643pKt7sPoHgGli2-UWBA/viewform?gxids=7628 Orders must be submitted by October 15. If you have any questions about ordering, please contact Rebekah Bryan, BCEA Red for Ed Coordinator, at email@example.com Homecoming! Homecoming is this week! MANY thanks to the BCHS Student Council for making this year's celebration so much fun for the entire district. Check out the attached for information on theme days! Veterans Day Unfortunately, we won't be hosting an in-person Veterans Day program this year due to implications from Covid-19. We ARE going to have a virtual event and appreciate the BCHS History Club for helping make this happen. More to come... BC Career Resource Center Check out the BC Career Resource Center for some great upcoming classes! http://www.browncountyschools.com/school/career-resource-center/ I hope you and your family had a wonderful Fall Break! Sincerely, Dr. Laura Hammack, Superintendent
The Brown County Career Resource Center is holding a special course on American Sign Language for caregivers and their preschoolers who are under the age of 5. Check out the flyer for more information:
The Brown County Educators' Association is selling official 2020-2021 "Red for Ed" merchandise! Wearing/using one of these items is a GREAT way to show your support for our teachers and public schools! The order form is here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdcoD_dir1B0FUxqDOcry-Y1TTU7643pKt7sPoHgGli2-UWBA/viewform?gxids=7628 Orders must be submitted by October 15. If you have any questions about ordering, please contact Rebekah Bryan, BCEA Red for Ed Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
We want to keep students safe online so we are expanding our security! Having a device in a teenager's hands can be daunting but we want to help. Along with real-time filtering, activity audits, and 24/7 monitoring, parents can now have control in the palm of their hand with the Securly Home app. Parents can: Check online activity Customize rules for home Pause internet access Opt-in for notifications Download the app! iOS | Android Check out more information on Securly Home . Make sure the school has your email address on file if you want access to your student's web activity!
Good afternoon, Traditionally, Brown County Schools holds a large Veterans Day program to honor our extraordinary Brown County Veterans. Because of concerns related to Covid-19, Brown County Schools will not hold an in-person Veterans Day program this year. Rather, this year's program will be held in a "virtual" format. A component of the virtual program will include students from Brown County Schools who are willing to be interviewed on camera by a member of the Brown County High School History Club. The History Club members will ask the students a few questions about a special active duty service member or Veteran in their life. Parts of the video recording will be shared during the virtual program. To do this, we need Parent/Guardian permission. If you are interested in having your child participate, please fill out this form by clicking on the link: https://forms.gle/axjsEhbd743eJzCV9 Please submit this form by Friday, October 16. If you have any questions about this project, please contact Alecia Adams (email@example.com) or Emily Lewellen (firstname.lastname@example.org) at Brown County High School. We are SO grateful to Mrs. Adams and Mrs. Lewellen and the Brown County High School History Club student members for leading this incredible project. Sincerely, Dr. Laura Hammack, Superintendent