Brown School News

  • K-2 Teacher Requests

    According to SBDM policy:

    "Requests for K-2 classroom teachers must be made in writing or emailed to the principal during the month of May. Requests should include specific academic or behavioral rationale. The school administration will determine placement based on their discretion."

    You may email requests to angela.parsons@jefferson.kyschools.us. Requests received before May 1st or after May 31st will not be considered.

    If you have questions about this policy, please see Angela or Shawn. Thanks!

    Brown School Principal
  • Brown Weekly Message #34

    April 27, 2017

    Dear Brown School Family,

    We will have a film crew in the school all day tomorrow to create a video about our school that will be available on the JCPS website. The purpose of the video is to provide information about our school family to prospective families and students who are contemplating applying to attend our school. You may recall the Showcase of Schools, which for many, many years provided an opportunity for families to “shop” several schools in one location. This past Showcase was the last one for JCPS, and it is the district’s hope that creating a video for each school will make it easier for families to find out information about schools. The film crew will be visiting all classrooms in the school and common areas, and will be spending an extended amount of time in 12 classrooms. They also plan to interview four of our students. When the finished video is available for viewing, I’ll share the link with you.

    Sincerely,

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

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    It’s Testing Time!
    The following is a basic testing schedule for our school for the upcoming weeks. Please make sure your child gets a good night sleep and had a healthy breakfast on testing days! Also, please do not schedule appointments on the morning that your child is testing so that they are able to test with their class. Students in the middle of a test will not be able to sign out until that test section is completed.

    Monday May 1st –               AP Environmental Science (High School)

                                                          AP Psychology (High School)

    Tuesday May 2nd -               US History End of Course Exam (High School Seniors)

                                                          Biology End of Course Exam (High School Sophomores)

                                                          AP Spanish (High School)

    Wednesday May 3rd -        Algebra II End of Course Exam (High School Sophomores & Juniors)

                                                          AP English Literature (High School)

    Thursday May 4th -              AP Government & Politics (High School)

    Monday May 8th -                KPREP Reading (3rd through 8th grades)

                                                          English II End of Course Exam (High School Sophomores)

    Tuesday May 9th -                KPREP Reading (3rd through 8th grades)

                                                          KPREP Math (5th and 8th grades)

                                                          AP Calculus (High School)

    Wednesday May 10th -     KPREP Math (3rd through 8th grades)

                                                          KPREP Social Studies (5th and 8th grades)

                                                          AP English Language (High School) 

    Thursday May 11th -           KPREP Math (3rd, 4th, 6th, and 7th grades)

                                                          KPREP Language Mechanics (4th and 6th grades)

                                                          KPREP Social Studies (5th and 8th grades)

                                                          KPREP On-Demand Writing (11th grade)

                                                          AP Statistics (High School)

    Friday May 12th -                 KPREP On-Demand Writing (5th and 8th grades)

                                                          AP Human Geography (High School)

                                                          AP European History (High School)

    Wednesday May 17th -     AP US History (High School)          

     

    8th Annual Lock-In
    The 6th-12th grade lock-in will be held May 4th, the same day as the Pegasus Parade. It will begin at 7:00 PM and will end at 7:00 AM on May 5th The cost is $20 per person and the concession stand will be open for snack and drink purchases. Permission slips are available in the office and from Justin and Tom.

     

    Free Audio Books
    Check out audiobooksync.com! This program offers 2 free audio book downloads per week for teens all summer- one a classic and the other something newer (from April 27-August 16). During the summer of 2016 they gave away 172,000 downloads to 31,000 participants!

     

    Athletics
    There will be a high school volleyball interest/parent meeting on May 10th from 6:00 to 6:45 PM.

    Tennis, softball, baseball, middle school soccer, and track & field are now in season! 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 on Thursday, May 18th at 4:30 PM 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.

    Did you know that you can view all our SBDM policies online? Visit www.mybrownschool.org and scroll to the bottom of the page. There are links for all our current policies. New policies and revisions are updated on the website within 24 hours following a meeting.



    REPEAT ITEMS

    End of Year Ceremonies
    High School Commencement Ceremony – May 25th at noon

    Eighth Grade Promotion Ceremony – May 24th at 8:30 AM

    Fifth Grade Promotion Ceremony – May 23rd at 9:00 AM

    Mayra’s Fireflies Celebration – May 23rd at 1:00 PM

    Maria’s Fireflies Celebration – May 23rd at 12:10 PM

     
    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 #33

    April 17, 2017

    Dear Brown School Family,

    I’m very excited to announce that we have a record number of students who were accepted to one of the three Governor’s Schools! Congratulations to Nora Alshimary, Makda Araya, Marissa Barton, Julie Nguyen, Tryphena Sithu, Alexis Washburn, Sovann Chang, and Joseph Wynn for being admitted to the Governor’s Scholars Program. Congratulations to Noah Bunch (Drama) and Dannae Ryan-Kessler (Instrumental Music) for gaining acceptance to the Governor’s School for the Arts. Congratulations to Morgan Early, Tryphena Sithu, and Makda Araya for being admitted to the Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs. I would also like to extend my appreciation to Robin Cash, our College Access Resource Teacher, for coordinating the application process for our students.

    Sincerely,

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

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

     

    Panera Bread Night!
    Help support the Brown PTSA by eating a yummy dinner at the Panera Bread on Poplar Level Road! Bring the flyer on the last page of this message with you on April 19th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM and our PTSA will receive a portion of the proceeds from your purchase.

     

    Absence Notes
    There is an unusually high number of students with recent unexcused absences. Be sure to continue to turn in excuse notes immediately upon returning to school following an absence.

     

    Athletics
    Tennis, softball, baseball, middle school soccer, and track & field are now in season! 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 on Thursday, April 20th at 4:30 PM 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.

    Did you know that you can view all our SBDM policies online? Visit www.mybrownschool.org and scroll to the bottom of the page. There are links for all our current policies. New policies and revisions are updated on the website within 24 hours following a meeting.




    PTSA

    The next PTSA general meeting is scheduled for 6:00 PM on April 18th in the auditorium.

    PTSA General Membership Meeting: April 18th @ 6pm (School auditorium)  There are still lots of important issues to be discussed in our final two PTSA meetings of the school year, such as approving expenditure of PTSA funds and discussion of how the recent school legislation could affect The Brown School.  Be sure to attend!

    PTSA Officer Opening for Ways and Means:   Only one elected officer position is expiring at the end of this school year.   We are looking for a Brown School PTSA member (i.e., parent, teacher, grandparent, staff, etc…) interested in serving as the Ways and Means VP.   There will be a lot of experience remaining on the board next school year, so don’t be shy!  Ways and Means (along with the Special Events Committee) manages established fundraising efforts and seeks out new fundraising ideas.   Contact our Membership VP for more information. brownptsa.membership@gmail.com              

    PTSA Minutes and Agendas:  For transparency and the benefit of those who can’t attend the PTSA meetings, you can now find view-only meeting agendas and minutes by following the quick links on our website.    http://www.mybrownschool.org/groups/27041

    Read-a-Thon:  Thank you to the K-5 parents, teachers and staff who participated in and supported the Read-a-thon.  We are still tallying the results, but are estimating we approximately $2,500!

    Spring Merchandise  Everyone should have received their orders by now.  Thank you for all of your support!   If you have not, please contact Ashley Ford at brownptsa.secretary@gmail.com.

    Didn't order and bitterly regret your decision?  We'll have new merchandise available in the Fall, but still have water bottles and car magnets for sale now.

    Box Tops:   Thank you for clipping, tearing, gluing, pasting, and whatever else you did to bring us your family's Box Tops. The Brown School will receive around $150 from our Spring drive, and Ms. Lisa and Ms. Niecie's classes won the pizza parties with a tie for most Box Tops collected! Keep saving your Box Tops to bring them in the fall year.

     

    REPEAT ITEMS

     

    End of Year Ceremonies
    High School Commencement Ceremony – May 25th at noon

    Eighth Grade Promotion Ceremony – May 24th at 8:30 AM

    Fifth Grade Promotion Ceremony – May 23rd at 9:00 AM

    Mayra’s Fireflies Celebration – May 23rd at 1:00 PM

    Maria’s Fireflies Celebration – May 23rd at 12:10 PM

     

    Blankets

    We are having an influx of students bringing blankets to school. Please make sure your student is leaving their blanket at home each day. These are not allowed at school.

     

    Parking

    A new police station is opening up at 400 S. 1st Street in the old Wellness Center location. As a result, the city will be removing all the parking meters on the west side of that block of 1st Street; there will be no parking allowed after that occurs. If you routinely park there when visiting our school, you’ll want to be on the lookout for a different parking location in the future.

     As always, please do not park in the private parking lots behind our school building.

     

    Yearbooks

    Yearbooks are on sale for $46.00! Go to yearbookforever.com and type in Brown High School.

     

    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
  • Help Tryphena Sithu win $5000 in national contest!

    Tryphena Sithu, a Brown School junior is one of 10 finalists in the Toyota TeenDrive365 contest this year! (Over 1700 teens entered.) Help her win $5000 by voting for her everyday between now until April 18th. Visit http://www.teendrive365inschool.com/vote to vote for Tryphena S. from Louisville, KY!

    J. Graham Brown School
  • Brown Weekly Message #32

    March 31, 2017

    Dear Brown School Family,

    More of our staff are being recognized for the wonderful work they are doing at Brown! Mary Frances Landenwich, our goal clarity coach, has won a Goal Clarity Coach Excellence Award from Hilliard Lyons and $1000! Terrilyn Fleming, our drama teacher, has won the KEA Teaching Excellence Award, which also comes with $1000! Kayla Keller, our athletic trainer, won a Safe Sports School Award – 2nd Team, through the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. I am so proud of the hard work of our teachers and staff!

    Next week I will not send out a weekly message. However, our office will be open with a minimal number of staff here from 7:00 to 3:00 each day during the break. Our teachers, assistant principals, and counselors are off during the break and might not be checking email.

    I hope each one of you has a fun yet productive spring break with your family and friends.

    Sincerely,

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

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

     

    End of Year Ceremonies
    High School Commencement Ceremony – May 25th at noon
    Eighth Grade Promotion Ceremony – May 24th at 8:30 AM
    Fifth Grade Promotion Ceremony – May 23rd at 9:00 AM
    Mayra’s Fireflies Celebration – May 23rd at 1:00 PM
    Maria’s Fireflies Celebration – May 23rd at 12:10 PM

     

    Panera Bread Night!
    Help support the Brown PTSA by eating a yummy dinner at the Panera Bread on Poplar Level Road! Bring the flyer on the last page of this message with you on April 19th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM and our PTSA will receive a portion of the proceeds from your purchase.

     

    Athletics
    Softball and baseball both started the season with a win. Softball 18-1 over Waggener and baseball with a 10-4 win over St. Francis.

    Tennis started the season 2-0

    HS Track had a big first meet at the Lenny Lyles meet at Central this past Saturday. 
    Miguel Castro threw a personal best of 38'2 in shot
    Christian Jones had a personal best of 92' in discus
    Montez Moore jumped 19' and came in 7th in the long jump
    Sydney Houseal came in 2nd in discus

    Former Brown School student athlete John Kolb is having a great track season at UL. He is ranked 3rd in the ACC and 12th in the nation in discus. He has already qualified for nationals and is on the brink of setting a UL freshman record in discus.

    Tennis, softball, baseball, middle school soccer, and track & field are now in season! 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 on Thursday, April 20th at 4:30 PM 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.

    Did you know that you can view all our SBDM policies online? Visit www.mybrownschool.org and scroll to the bottom of the page. There are links for all our current policies. New policies and revisions are updated on the website within 24 hours following a meeting.


    PTSA
    The next PTSA general meeting is scheduled for 6:00 PM on April 18th in the auditorium.

     

    NDignite Connection
    The University of Notre Dame offers a national online enrichment program called NDignite Connection. The program, provided at no cost to admitted students, helps high-achieving seventh and eighth graders better understand their gifts, talents, and interests while giving them valuable insight into life at a highly-selective university.

    Applicant Eligibility Guidelines

    • Applicant should be in the 6th or 7th grade as of May 1, 2017.
    • Applicant should be in the top 5% of his or her class and exhibit exceptional leadership characteristics.
    • Qualified applicants must be self-motivated and self-disciplined.
    • Applicant should be willing to dedicate 6-7 hours per semester to NDignite Connection programming starting in September 2017.

    Our application for the 2017-18 school year is now available. Please click here to access. Once the student has submitted an online application, an email will be sent to the student's guidance counselor or principal requesting that an NDignite Connection Recommendation Form and transcript be submitted on the student's behalf. The application deadline is May 12, 2017.

     

    College Fair
    The River City Drum Corp is hosting a college fair on Friday, April 28, 2017.  This event is an official part of the Kentucky Derby Festivities. More information is on the last page of this document.


    Commonwealth Theatre Center
    Commonwealth Theatre Center is now enrolling for our 2017 Summer Academy. In this theatre program for ages 8 to 13, campers spend three weeks working under the direction and attention of experienced instructor/directors on the production of a thrilling play. This year’s offering is Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Diana Grisanti based on the book by Lewis Carroll—a beloved classic that’s sure to delight actors and audiences alike! Please visithttp://www.waldentheatre.org/summer/ for more details.

     

    REPEAT ITEMS

    Blankets
    We are having an influx of students bringing blankets to school. Please make sure your student is leaving their blanket at home each day. These are not allowed at school.

     

    Parking
    A new police station is opening up at 400 S. 1st Street in the old Wellness Center location. As a result, the city will be removing all the parking meters on the west side of that block of 1st Street; there will be no parking allowed after that occurs. If you routinely park there when visiting our school, you’ll want to be on the lookout for a different parking location in the future.

     As always, please do not park in the private parking lots behind our school building.

     

    Yearbooks
    Yearbooks are on sale for $46.00! Go to yearbookforever.com and type in Brown High School.

     

    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 #31

    March 21, 2017

    Dear Brown School Family,

    You may have seen a puzzling story in the media regarding our school community requesting that the official name of our school be recognized as the J. Graham Brown School. This proposal is being presented to the JCPS Board of Education at tonight’s meeting. I was puzzled as well when I recently learned that our district had our officially recorded name as Brown School – not even The Brown School. (My thought was, “we don’t even have our The?”) I even went home and dug out my son’s diploma and prominently on the front it listed “J. Graham Brown High School”.

    I brought up this issue at a recent meeting of the J. Graham Brown School Alumni Association meeting; they were shocked as well. Jamie McMillin, retired Brown teacher, had been working at the school from the beginning in 1972. He asked how this had happened. Jamie shared that the official name of the school should be J. Graham Brown School, and that the school’s nickname is The Brown School. Jamie said that both references are used in the original working papers. Even the yearbooks dating back to the 1970’s that line the alumni association’s archives have J. Graham Brown School inscribed down the spine. Upon asking alumni who graduated from different decades and eras, all agreed that J. Graham Brown School is what they thought to be our official name.

    Our SBDM, PTSA, FRYSC office, and Principal’s Advisory Board are all in agreement with our alumni association and support the official name change. In essence, nothing around here will change. J. Graham Brown School will continue to be imprinted on our letterhead, it will continue to be displayed on the outside of our building, and it will continue to be etched across our hearts.

    Sincerely,

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

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Panera Bread Night!
    Help support the Brown PTSA by eating a yummy dinner at the Panera Bread on Poplar Level Road! Bring the flyer on the last page of this message (in the attachment) with you on April 19th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM and our PTSA will receive a portion of the proceeds from your purchase.

     

    Blankets
    We are having an influx of students bringing blankets to school. Please make sure your student is leaving their blanket at home each day. These are not allowed at school.

     

    Parking
    A new police station is opening up at 400 S. 1st Street in the old Wellness Center location. As a result, the city will be removing all the parking meters on the west side of that block of 1st Street; there will be no parking allowed after that occurs. If you routinely park there when visiting our school, you’ll want to be on the lookout for a different parking location in the future.

     As always, please do not park in the private parking lots behind our school building.

     

    Athletics
    Tennis, softball, baseball, and track & field are now in season! 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 on Thursday, April 20th at 4:30 PM 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.

    Did you know that you can view all our SBDM policies online? Visit www.mybrownschool.org and scroll to the bottom of the page. There are links for all our current policies. New policies and revisions are updated on the website within 24 hours following a meeting.


    PTSA
    The next PTSA general meeting is scheduled for 6:00 PM on April 18th in the auditorium.

     

    REPEAT ITEMS

    Stock Epi-Pens at Brown School

    Jefferson County Public Schools will be keeping stock EpiPens at the Brown School!

     FAQ’s

    What is an EpiPen and what is it used for?
    An EpiPen is an emergency medication that contains epinephrine. Epinephrine is a medication that reverses the effects of an allergic reaction and can be lifesaving. It is safe and easy to use and can be administered through clothing in a person’s outer thigh.

    Why is it being stocked at the school?

    First time allergic reactions can happen anywhere and at anytime. This is a lifesaving medication that will be available at the school location during school hours.

    Do I still need to send in my own child’s prescribed Epinephrine?

    YES! This program is for those who have no prior history of allergic reactions. A child with a diagnosed allergy requires appropriate authorization forms and their own dose of epinephrine. These stock EpiPens will not be available on field trips or some after school activities.

    Who will be able to administer the EpiPen?
    School staff that has completed the yearly Health Services Medication Administration training.

    What happens if my child has a reaction and receives an EpiPen?
    This is considered an emergency and 911 will be called and the parent/guardian will be notified. Any student that receives an EpiPen cannot remain in school and needs to be evaluated by a medical provider.


    End of Year Ceremonies

    When we receive notification from the JCPS Board of Education as to when our high school commencement ceremony is scheduled, we will be able to notify you that date/time as well as the dates/times of our kindergarten celebration, fifth grade promotion ceremony, and eighth grade promotion ceremony. The JCPS Board of Education will vote on the graduation schedule at their March 21st meeting. The options for Brown that will be voted on are: Option #1: May 25th at noon; Option #2: May 26th at noon.

    Junior Ring Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, March 24th at 11:05 PM in our auditorium.


    Comprehensive School Survey

    JCPS will conduct its annual Comprehensive School Survey (CSS) from Feb. 1 to March 24, 2017. The CSS is provided annually to all staff, parents/guardians and students in grades 4 through 12 for the purpose of collecting data concerning academic indicators, school community, service, environment, safety and employee job satisfaction. All parents/guardians who have registered for Parent Portal will receive an email with a link directing them to the CSS online. Parents who do not have computer access or an email account will be provided with a paper-and-pencil survey. 

     

    Yearbooks

    Yearbooks are on sale for $46.00! Go to yearbookforever.com and type in Brown High School.

     

    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 #30

    March 15, 2017

    Dear Brown School Family,

    In conjunction with National Literacy Month, The PTSA is having a Read-A-Thon fundraiser for grades K-5.  The Read-A-Thon will kick off Tuesday, March 14 and end on Thursday March 30. All funds raised will go to the purchase of new library furniture.

    Parents, be looking for forms sent home with your student that will give instructions on how to set up a personalized page.  The website is easy, fun, and secure.  It will allow your student to track their reading at home, school, and they can see their progress on donations and reading sessions.  They can also buy prizes with a portion of the funds they raise!  Students will be reading at school but it's great if they can read at home as well. 

    Any questions, contact brownptsa.fundraising@gmail.com

    Sincerely,

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

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS


    Stock Epi-Pens at Brown School

    Jefferson County Public Schools will be keeping stock EpiPens at the Brown School!

    FAQ’s

    What is an EpiPen and what is it used for?
    An EpiPen is an emergency medication that contains epinephrine. Epinephrine is a medication that reverses the effects of an allergic reaction and can be lifesaving. It is safe and easy to use and can be administered through clothing in a person’s outer thigh.

    Why is it being stocked at the school?

    First time allergic reactions can happen anywhere and at anytime. This is a lifesaving medication that will be available at the school location during school hours.

    Do I still need to send in my own child’s prescribed Epinephrine?
    YES! This program is for those who have no prior history of allergic reactions. A child with a diagnosed allergy requires appropriate authorization forms and their own dose of epinephrine. These stock EpiPens will not be available on field trips or some after school activities.

    Who will be able to administer the EpiPen?
    School staff that has completed the yearly Health Services Medication Administration training.

    What happens if my child has a reaction and receives an EpiPen?
    This is considered an emergency and 911 will be called and the parent/guardian will be notified. Any student that receives an EpiPen cannot remain in school and needs to be evaluated by a medical provider.

     

    Athletics
    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 on Thursday, April 20th at 4:30 PM 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.

    Did you know that you can view all our SBDM policies online? Visit www.mybrownschool.org and scroll to the bottom of the page. There are links for all our current policies. New policies and revisions are updated on the website within 24 hours following a meeting.


    PTSA

    The next PTSA general meeting is scheduled for 6:00 PM on April 18th in the auditorium.

     

    Alumni Association

    The alumni association is offering a scholarship to one or two parents who would like to attend this workshop through PeaceEd:

    Prejudice Reduction Workshop  

    Tuesday, April 18 8:30am - 4:00pm and
    Wednesday, April 19 9:00 am - 12:00pm 

    318 West Kentucky Street, 40203

    Interested parties can email jjmcmillin45@gmail.com for information.

     

    The next Alumni Association meeting is Thursday, March 23rd 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

    ACT Testing
    All juniors will be taking the ACT on March 21st. Please make sure your junior gets a good night’s sleep, has a healthy breakfast, and arrives at school early. Students will need #2 pencils and a calculator.

    End of Year Ceremonies
    When we receive notification from the JCPS Board of Education as to when our high school commencement ceremony is scheduled, we will be able to notify you that date/time as well as the dates/times of our kindergarten celebration, fifth grade promotion ceremony, and eighth grade promotion ceremony. The JCPS Board of Education will vote on the graduation schedule at their March 21st meeting. The options for Brown that will be voted on are: Option #1: May 25th at noon; Option #2: May 26th at noon.

    Junior Ring Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, March 24th at 11:05 PM in our auditorium.

    Comprehensive School Survey
    JCPS will conduct its annual Comprehensive School Survey (CSS) from Feb. 1 to March 24, 2017. The CSS is provided annually to all staff, parents/guardians and students in grades 4 through 12 for the purpose of collecting data concerning academic indicators, school community, service, environment, safety and employee job satisfaction. All parents/guardians who have registered for Parent Portal will receive an email with a link directing them to the CSS online. Parents who do not have computer access or an email account will be provided with a paper-and-pencil survey. 

     

    Yearbooks
    Yearbooks are on sale for $46.00! Go to yearbookforever.com and type in Brown High School.

     

    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 #29

    March 8, 2017

    Dear Brown School Family,

    Two of our amazing teachers are being recognized as winners of the Hilliard Lyons Teacher Excellence Award! Allana Thompkins and Tamika Carr are receiving this honor due to their innovation in the classroom via the district’s strategic plan Vision 2020. Each teacher will receive $500 to spend on professional materials and a plaque at the annual awards banquet. If you see these teachers, be sure to congratulate them on their accomplishments! We are so proud of them!

    Sincerely,

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

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS


    ACT Testing

    All juniors will be taking the ACT on March 21st. Please make sure your junior gets a good night’s sleep, has a healthy breakfast, and arrives at school early. Students will need #2 pencils and a calculator.

    End of Year Ceremonies
    When we receive notification from the JCPS Board of Education as to when our high school commencement ceremony is scheduled, we will be able to notify you that date/time as well as the dates/times of our kindergarten celebration, fifth grade promotion ceremony, and eighth grade promotion ceremony. The JCPS Board of Education will vote on the graduation schedule at their March 21st meeting. The options for Brown that will be voted on are: Option #1: May 25th at noon; Option #2: May 26th at noon.

    Junior Ring Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, March 24th at 11:05 PM in our auditorium.


    Science Field Test
    Brown School students, along with all other students across the commonwealth, will be taking part in the state-mandated science field test. These students will be testing in the morning on the following dates.

    • 4th and 7th graders – March 14th
    • 11th graders – March 15th

    Please make sure your student is present in school that day and has had a healthy breakfast!

    Professional Development Day
    There’s no school on Monday, March 13th due to a professional development day. The school office will be open that day from 7:00 to 3:00 but the teaching staff will have a day off.

    Athletics
    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 on Thursday, April 20th at 4:30 PM 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.

    Did you know that you can view all our SBDM policies online? Visit www.mybrownschool.org and scroll to the bottom of the page. There are links for all our current policies. New policies and revisions are updated on the website within 24 hours following a meeting.


    PTSA
    The next PTSA meeting is scheduled for 6:00 PM on March 14th.

     

    Alumni Association
    The alumni association is offering a scholarship to one or two parents who would like to attend this workshop through PeaceEd:

    Prejudice Reduction Workshop
    Tuesday, April 18 8:30am - 4:00pm and
    Wednesday, April 19 9:00 am - 12:00pm 
    318 West Kentucky Street, 40203

    Interested parties can email jjmcmillin45@gmail.com for information.

    The next Alumni Association meeting is Thursday, March 23rd 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

    Comprehensive School Survey
    JCPS will conduct its annual Comprehensive School Survey (CSS) from Feb. 1 to March 24, 2017. The CSS is provided annually to all staff, parents/guardians and students in grades 4 through 12 for the purpose of collecting data concerning academic indicators, school community, service, environment, safety and employee job satisfaction. All parents/guardians who have registered for Parent Portal will receive an email with a link directing them to the CSS online. Parents who do not have computer access or an email account will be provided with a paper-and-pencil survey. 

     

    Yearbooks
    Yearbooks are on sale for $46.00! Go to yearbookforever.com and type in Brown High School.

     

    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 #28

    February 28, 2017

     

    Dear Brown School Family,

    We are hiring! Due to the increased sales of school lunches (the school lunch menu has really improved!) in the Brown cafeteria, we are adding an additional position to our cafeteria staff. As a Nutrition Services Assistant at the Brown, you’d be working with the best students and staff in the multiverse! More information about the position can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/gvey63g. The position will close on March 7th.

    Sincerely,

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

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

     

    College Now!
    The University of Louisville is hosting an event for 9th-11th graders interested in their programs. It’s free to attend and lunch is provided. Visit this link for more information: https://tinyurl.com/jcc3u29

    Athletics
    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 on Thursday, March 2nd at 4:30 PM 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 next PTSA meeting is scheduled for 6:00 PM on March 14th.

     

    Alumni Association

    The next Alumni Association meeting is Thursday, March 23rd 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

    Comprehensive School Survey

    JCPS will conduct its annual Comprehensive School Survey (CSS) from Feb. 1 to March 24, 2017. The CSS is provided annually to all staff, parents/guardians and students in grades 4 through 12 for the purpose of collecting data concerning academic indicators, school community, service, environment, safety and employee job satisfaction. All parents/guardians who have registered for Parent Portal will receive an email with a link directing them to the CSS online. Parents who do not have computer access or an email account will be provided with a paper-and-pencil survey. 

     

    Utensils Needed!
    Christi George’s students need your old flatware to use as tools in her ceramics class. If you have old forks, spoons, and butter knives that you no longer need, please bring them to the school office and ask for them to be placed in her mailbox.

     

    Unfinished Ambition Speaker Series
    Join us in the library reference room at 3:00 on Wednesday, March 3rd for our guest speaker, Dr. Faye Jones, M.D., Ph.D., University of Louisville School of Medicine. Cake and punch will be served.

     

    Yearbooks

    Yearbooks are on sale for $36.00! Go to yearbookforever.com and type in Brown High School. The price will change to $45.00 on March 1st. Get one today and save!

     

    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 #27

    February 23, 2017

     

    Dear Brown School Family,

    I’m very excited to share with you that we just received more of the Smart Board panels for our classrooms! These Smart Board panels are on carts and can be moved from classroom to classroom so that more students can have access to technology during the teaching and learning process. Currently, every elementary classroom has its own interactive panel except one; this classroom will be receiving one for the 2017-18 school year. In addition, several middle and high school classrooms have panels. The new panels will be shared by the following teachers:

    • Alice Stevenson and Stacy Pendleton
    • Mary Todd and Dr. Kat Mattingly
    • Alex Murphy and Valerie Jillson
    • Joel Prestigiacomo and Juanita Leksrisawat
    • Allana Thompkins and Jessie Magee

    Recently, our classrooms in grades 3rd – 5th received four iPads each! Furthermore, we are making plans to purchase an additional 12 iPads for upper school students to use during Study Skills classes.

    Sincerely,

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

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Black History Program

    Please join us tomorrow at 8:30 AM in the auditorium for our annual Black History Program. Our Men of Quality have planned a program featuring Brown School student performances.

     

    Comprehensive School Survey

    JCPS will conduct its annual Comprehensive School Survey (CSS) from Feb. 1 to March 24, 2017. The CSS is provided annually to all staff, parents/guardians and students in grades 4 through 12 for the purpose of collecting data concerning academic indicators, school community, service, environment, safety and employee job satisfaction. All parents/guardians who have registered for Parent Portal will receive an email with a link directing them to the CSS online. Parents who do not have computer access or an email account will be provided with a paper-and-pencil survey. 

     

    Parent Teacher Conference Day

    Don’t forget that there is no school this Monday due to Parent Teacher Conference Day. Teachers have contacted families of students who they most need to see. If you have concerns about your student’s progress, you can still request a conference. Just contact the teacher directly by email. Click here for a staff directory: http://www.mybrownschool.org/directory/faculty

     

    Utensils Needed!
    Christi George’s students need your old flatware to use as tools in her ceramics class. If you have old forks, spoons, and butter knives that you no longer need, please bring them to the school office and ask for them to be placed in her mailbox.

     

    Unfinished Ambition Speaker Series
    Join us in the library reference room at 3:00 on Wednesday, March 3rd for our guest speaker, Dr. Faye Jones, M.D., Ph.D., University of Louisville School of Medicine. Cake and punch will be served.

     

    Athletics
    Softball and baseball conditioning and practices have started! If you need more information, please send an email to Justin.Leonard@jefferson.kyschools.us.

    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 on Thursday, March 2nd at 4:30 PM 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 next PTSA meeting is scheduled for 6:00 PM on March 14th.

    Order forms for PTSA sponsored Brown School spirit wear, car magnets, and water bottles will be sent home to all students this week. The order forms need to be returned with payment to their homeroom teacher or in the PTSA's secure drop box located on the wall in the office next to the nurse's station. Order forms are due back Friday, February 24th. To see merchandise photos, please go to the Brown School PTSA webpage at: 

    http://www.mybrownschool.org/groups/27041

    If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Ford, PTSA Secretary, at brownptsa.secretary@gmail.com.

     

    Alumni Association

    The next Alumni Association meeting is Thursday, March 23rd 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

    Yearbooks

    Yearbooks are on sale for $35.00! Go to yearbookforever.com and type in Brown School. The price will change to $45.00 on March 1st. Get one today and save!

     

    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

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