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  • Congressman Yarmuth will host College Prep and Financial Aid Workshop

    Congressman John Yarmuth will host a college prep and financial aid workshop on Tuesday, August 29th from 6:30 to 8:30 in Male's Gheens Auditorium. The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) will provide detailed information. To RSVP click link. https://yarmuth.house.gov/rsvp

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  • IMPORTANT Senior Memo!

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  • Brown Weekly Message #5

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  • Black Achievers Registration

    2017-2018 Black Achievers and Youth Achievers

    Opening Session/Orientation

    Saturday, August 12 @9:00 a.m. in Chestnut Street YMCA Gym

    930 West Chestnut Street

    A Great and Exciting New Program is Being Planned Just For You!

    Register today to receive a free discount.

    See attached for program calendar and registration form.

    All are welcome!!!

     

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  • Back to School Festivals

    Aug. 3, Back To School Festival at the Academy at Shawnee, 1 – 4 p.m.
    Located at 4018 West Market St. For more information call 485-7230.  This annual event is open to families with children in kindergarten through high school.  School supplies and backpacks will be provided while supplies last.  JCPS Family Youth Resource Center Coordinators will complete CAP referrals for families needing clothing and uniform assistance.  This event is sponsored in collaboration with the ESL Newcomer Academy, The Kidz Club, Service for Peace, Jefferson County Public Schools Family Youth Service Centers, KentuckyOne Health, Northwest Neighborhood Place and Louisville Metro Department of Resilience and Community Services.

    August 4, Back to School Festival at Cochran Elementary School, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Located at 500 West Gaulbert Ave.  For more information call 634-6050.  This annual event is open to families with children in kindergarten through high school.  School supplies and backpacks will be provided while supplies last to families that visit at least 10 vendor booths.  The Smile Academy of Kentucky will provide cleanings, fluoride treatments, and sealants for children 2-18 years of age.  Walgreens will be administering flu shots for children 9 years and older and limited immunizations for children 14 and over.  Also Quality Care for Kids will provide on-site vision and hearing exams.   Sponsored by Bridges of Hope, Neighborhood Place, Louisville Metro Department of Resilience and Community Services, JCPS, and Bridges of Hope Community Council.

    Aug 5, Back to School Event at Meyzeek Middle School, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
    Located at 828 S. Jackson St.  Call 574-6638 for more information. Open to students kindergarten through high school.  Free backpacks with essential school supplies for the coming year will be distributed while supplies last.  Your child must be present to receive school supplies.  Smile Academy will provide free dental screenings.   Many other local community venders and agencies will be in the gym to provide information for families.  Families may complete a CAP referral during the event as well for clothing and uniform assistance.  Sponsored by Charmoli Center Neighborhood Place, Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services and area JCPS schools.

    August 5, Back to School Distribution at Southwick Community Center, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Located at 3621 Southern Ave.  Call 485-6710 for more information.  The annual event is open to families with children in kindergarten through high school. JCPS Family Youth Resource Center Coordinators will complete CAP referrals for families needing clothing and uniform assistance.  School supplies will be distributed (while supplies last) and other helpful resources will be available. Sponsored in part by Ujima Neighborhood Place and Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services, JCPS’ Family Youth Service Centers and several community collaborative partners.

    Aug. 10, Back to School Festival at Olmsted Academy North, 1 – 7 p.m.
    Located at 4530 Bellevue Ave. Call 313-4089 for more information. Open to all students in grades Kindergarten through high school. Free backpacks, school supplies and health and hygiene products will be provided while supplies last. Educational and community resources will be available to help offer a strong start to the new school year. The festival will also include vision and hearing screenings, blood pressure and diabetes checks, clothing assistance referrals and more. Lunch will be provided for children and adults. Sponsored by South Central Neighborhood Place, Diamond Cluster MC, Olmsted Academy North and South YSC, Kenwood Elementary FRC, Hazelwood Elementary FRC,  Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services, and Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital. 

    Aug 12, Back to School Festival at Thomas Jefferson Middle School, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Located at 1501 Rangeland Rd.  Call 313-4498 or 313-4700 for more information. This annual event is open to families with children in kindergarten through high school. Free backpacks and grade-appropriate school supplies (while supplies last) will be provided. Free lunches will be served to kids by JCPS Nutrition Services. Your child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. A Community Resource Fair will include diabetes and blood pressure checks, YMCA program, voter registration, library services and lots of fun and music.  Event sponsored in part by First Neighborhood Place, area JCPS schools, and Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services.

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  • The Ultimate Guide to College Campus Visits from ACT

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  • Brown Weekly Message #3

    The Brown Weekly Message #3 is attached!

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  • Schedules!

    Schedules will be viewable on Parent Portal on August 15th. Be sure to pick up a fresh paper copy in the lobby on the first day of school, as schedules change at the last minute!

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Dr. Angela shares The Night Before Kindergarten with incoming Brown School kindergarteners

Principal's Messages

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    Brown Weekly Message #6

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  • Brown Weekly Message #3

    The Brown Weekly Message #3 is attached!

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  • Brown Weekly Message #1

    Brown School Weekly Message #1 is attached! Happy summer!

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  • Volunteers Needed!

    Please sign up to help with student registration! We have several dates to choose from. Click HERE for more information and to sign up.

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Angela Parsons, Ph.D., Principal

Dear Brown School Family,  

As principal of the J. Graham Brown School, I am energized and deeply committed to making a positive difference in the lives of your children. I'm honored and thrilled to lead a dynamic school community where teachers and staff cultivate an atmosphere where students achieve and believe in themselves, and family members are actively engaged! Your input, feedback, and support are critical to my leadership of the teaching and learning environment, and above all to the success of your child in our school.

My excitement comes from working with young people and their families for the past 18 years. I've been a part of the Brown School family for two years as its principal, seven years as assistant principal, and six years as a proud parent. As an instructional leader, my vision involves building a positive school culture where shared leadership and decision making are valued, while honoring the legacy and spirit of Brown's history. Without a doubt, I believe that all students will learn and perform at high levels when given an effective, nurturing learning environment; teachers are provided equitable resources and support systems; and parents are embraced as school community members.

At the Brown, the focus of our Self-Directed Learning environment is two-fold. First, we provide an academically rigorous curriculum where students are expected to perform at a level that may seem to be beyond their limits. However, we do so in a environment in which it's okay to not be perfect the first time you try something. Sometimes, students are afraid to take risks for fear of failure; we teach students that learning happens through perseverance, self-responsibility, constructive criticism, and work ethic. Secondly, we understand that ultimately we want all our students to contribute to the greater good. For that reason, our value system is based on a culture of tolerance, compassion, and mutual respect. Graduates of the Brown School are college-bound young people who will go on to make a positive impact on our global society. Our hope is that all Brown School students forge "reasoned minds and educated hearts" of self-directed life-long learners.

Our academic performance is impressive. All three levels of our school are consistently ranked among the top schools in our district, state, and nation. The Kentucky Department of Education gave all levels of our school a distinguished rating, and labeled us a School of Distinction. We have been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a gold and silver level school numerous times. Each year we produce a high percentage of Governor's Scholars, and participants in both the Governor's School for the Arts and Governor's School for Entrepreneurs. We have National Merit Semi-Finalists. Our students competed in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, attended the Gatton Academy and the Craft Academy, served as student interns at the Brown Cancer Center, and three of our students earned over $1 million in scholarships each! Brown School students consistently win state and national level writing and visual art contests, and earn distinguished ratings for their musical performances. Athletically, we bring home trophies and titles in several sports and have student athletes each year go on to compete at the collegiate level. However, our greatest strength lies in the Brown School's unique culture and size, which make it possible for students to feel welcomed and valued as members of the school family.

We embrace the challenges of the future while we continue to cherish and celebrate the traditions of the past. Our remarkable staff, involved parents, and committed students come together to make the J. Graham Brown School a wonderful and unique place. I'm looking forward to working with all Brown School family members as we advance through an academically successful school year.

Very truly yours,

Dr. Angela

Principal's Advisory Board

4th grade                                   Wynter Reynolds                                  Henry Grieshop-Goodwin

5th grade                                   Kileah Cooper                                         Aiden Burke

6th grade                                   Kristina Nguyen                                     Rose Mattingly

7th grade                                   Reese Garrett                                          Connor Kurtz

8th grade                                   Isa Jetter                                                    Alexis Doe                              

9th grade                                   Leigh Henry                                              William Dolan

10th grade                                Maddie Winspare                                   Anthony Riley

11th grade                                Nora Alshimary                                       Nora Miodrag

12th grade                                Molly Abate                                             Matthew Sato

 

12th grade                                Molly Abate                                             Matthew Sato

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