The following message is from our friends at BETA: BETA programs this summer for Brown County students grades 6th through 12th #1 BETA is offering a program on Wednesday afternoons from 3-5pm at the 4-H building in collaboration with the Brown County 4-H. Katie Finney, the 4-H Youth Development Extension Educator, will lead this course. This is a seven-week course that guides participants through the service learning cycle. Teens will plan, implement, evaluate and celebrate a service learning project. Dates are June 2, 16, 23, 30, July 7,14, 21. There is no charge for this course. Contact BETA to register at BETATeen2011@gmail.com or 440 864 2345. On June 23rd there will be an all-day workshop (9am-3pm) which is part of the Indiana 4-H Road Show "Community Change Starts with Me" hosted at the Brown County Fairgrounds. There is no charge for this event if you register through BETA. There are limited spaces available and BETA will be filling them on a first come, first served basis. On July 28. BETA volunteers will be assisting the Extension Homemakers in the Exhibit Building from 6-10pm each night of fair week. Contact BETA to be added to the volunteer list. #2 BETA will be programming on Tuesdays at the old Parks and Rec office at Deer Run Park from noon until 6pm during the summer starting the first week of June and running until school starts in August. There will be music lessons (both keyboard and drums) from 3-5pm. Other programming will vary. Email BETA at BETATeen2011@gmail.com for details or to sign up, or if you have questions. #3 BETA field trips this summer; here is our proposed field trip schedule (all trips are on Thursdays): June 17th--roller skating in Bloomington; leave at noon, back at 5pm July 1st--Marengo Cave; leave at 10am, back at 5pm July 15th--hiking, rock hunting and picnicking at Yellowwood State Forest: leave at noon, back at 5pm July 29th--Holiday World; leave at 8am, back at 8pm These field trips are free to all students in Brown County in 6th through 12th grade. However space is limited. To sign up please contact BETA at BETATeen2011@gmail.com . #4 Guitar lessons led by Nathan Dillon at the Common Grounds Coffee Shop every Tuesday from 3-4pm starting June 15th. Space is limited. Classes are free but please contact BETA at BETATeen2011@gmail.com to reserve a spot. Permission slips are required for all BETA summer activities.
Brown County High School and Junior High Athletic Department 235 Schoolhouse Lane Nashville, IN 47448 812-988-6606 Mark Bruner - Athletic Director We are very excited to announce that the Brown County Schools Athletic Department has partnered with FinalForms, an online forms and data management service. FinalForms allows you to complete and sign athletic participation forms for your students. The most exciting news is that FinalForms saves data from season-to-season and year-to-year, meaning that you will never need to enter the same information twice! FinalForms also pre-populates information wherever possible, for each of your students, saving you time. You may review your data at any time to verify it is current. You will be required to sign your forms once per year and after any update. Click on the Parent Playbook (attached) to get started in FinalForms. If you require any support during the process, scroll to the page bottom and click “Use Support”. We are asking that ALL parents of athletes use FinalForms. Please register at: https://browncounty-in.finalforms.com/ and follow the prompts to create your account, create your students and sign your forms. Thank you for your assistance in streamlining our paperwork processes at Brown County Schools. Mark Bruner Athletic Director
Good morning, We received notification today, 5/20/21, that a student at Brown County Intermediate School tested positive for Covid-19. Close contacts were identified and all families of close contacts have been notified. All schools will be on the Green Level of the plan on Friday, May 21. As always, please be vigilant in monitoring your child for symptoms of Covid-19 before they attend school. If your child is symptomatic, please keep your child at home and call the school to receive further instructions. Sincerely, Dr. Laura Hammack, Superintendent Mrs. Holly Gordon, Corporation Nurse
NEW FROM THE INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH: Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for Ages 12+ The FDA has issued an extension of the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allowing use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 12 years of age and older. Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine here , and get the facts about the benefits of vaccination .
NEW FROM THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION: Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Now Open The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) officially opened the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB Program) to qualified applicants. The program offers: Up to $50/month discount on service and associated equipment Up to $75/month discount on for households on Tribal lands A one-time discount of up to $100 on a tablet, laptop, or desktop computer Those eligible for the EBB Program include anyone who experienced a substantial loss of income in 2020, those who qualify for SNAP benefits or the free and reduced school lunch programs , and households with incomes at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines. Internet Service Providers must opt-in to provide the discounts. HOW TO APPLY Apply online or by mail through USAC at getemergencybroadband.org/how-to-apply/ Get a printable English language application by clicking here Get a printable Spanish language application by clicking here Get more instructions on applying here: getemergencybroadband.org/how-to-apply/show-you-qualify/ Apply directly through a local provider. (Please note that not all providers are offering the benefit.) Find a broadband company near you at getemergencybroadband.org/companies-near-me/ See a list of participating providers by state: www.fcc.gov/emergency-broadband-benefit-providers Note: providers looking to opt in to the program need to apply through the FCC via this web page IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a temporary program. It will end when the funds run out or six months after the Department of Health and Human Services ends the COVID-19 health emergency.
Brown County Schools, in partnership with Happy Hollow Children’s Camp, is pleased to offer a free overnight camping experience for 110 students in Brown County! This 4-night, 5-day outdoor learning experience will begin Monday, July 5th and end on Friday, July 9th. Happy Hollow Camp is a 900-acre Brown County camp serving children and youth of all ages. This summer, Happy Hollow has reserved one special week just for Brown County Schools: Helmsburg Tigers, Sprunica Eagles, Van Buren Wildcats, and students attending Brown County Middle School in August 2021. Eligible students: Brown County Students entering grades 2-8 for the 2021-22 school year!! Check out this page on our website for more information: http://www.browncountyschools.com/go-to-camp/ Registration information is included in the attached document. This week of summer camp is all being paid for with BCS federal stimulus funding - THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO COST TO YOU!! (and no income restrictions!) Summer camp changes lives! Join the fun!! Sincerely, Dr. Laura Hammack, Superintendent Mrs. Debbie Harman, Director of Student Learning
Our friends from Centerstone warmly welcome all BCS Students (ages 14 and up), Staff, and Parent/Guardians to attend the "Talk Saves Lives - An Introduction to Suicide Prevention" Zoom Event. See flyer for more!
Good evening, We received notification today, 5/11/21, that two students at Brown County High School tested positive for Covid-19. Close contacts were identified and families of close contacts have been notified. All schools will be on the Green Level of the plan on Wednesday, May 12. As always, please be vigilant in monitoring your child for symptoms of Covid-19 before they attend school. If your child is symptomatic, please keep your child at home and call the school to receive further instructions. Sincerely, Dr. Laura Hammack, Superintendent Mrs. Holly Gordon, Corporation Nurse
FROM THE INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH: COVID-19 Vaccines for Students Individuals 16+ are currently eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Those who are 16 or 17 years old are eligible to receive the two-dose Pfizer vaccine. The Indiana Department of Health anticipates that the FDA will provide emergency use authorization for individuals 12 to 15 years old next week. As a reminder, when an individual of any age is fully vaccinated (two weeks after the second shot of a two-dose vaccine, or two weeks after a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine), they no longer must quarantine even if they are considered a close contact as long as they remain asymptomatic. FROM THE IU RICHARD M. FAIRBANKS SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH: Vaccine Survey The IU Fairbanks School of Public Health, in partnership with the Indiana Department of Health, is gathering information from parents regarding attitudes and COVID-19 vaccine intentions for school age children. The survey is anonymous and will gather valuable information that will assist in planning efforts for the upcoming school year. Click this survey link to participate!
Good afternoon, We received notification today, 5/6/21, that a student at Brown County High School tested positive for Covid-19. Close contacts were identified and families of close contacts have been notified. All schools will be on the Green Level of the plan on Friday, May 7. Please be vigilant in monitoring your child for symptoms of Covid-19 before they attend school. If your child is symptomatic, please keep your child at home and call the school to receive further instructions. Sincerely, Dr. Laura Hammack, Superintendent Mrs. Holly Gordon, Corporation Nurse