Winter Walking Opportunities begin December 1!
Brandywine Middle/Senior High School will be releasing at 2:10 p.m. today to allow additional time for buses to get back to the elementary buildings for a regular release time. All afternoon events are taking place as planned, with the exception of MS Basketball, which Dowagiac has canceled. Stay warm and drive safe, Bobcats!
No School for Students on November 16!
We are pleased to begin offering Chromebook insurance.
The new nationwide 988 three-digit dialing code will route callers to the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, previously known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL). Michigan residents in crisis or distress can connect via phone, text, or chat with suicide prevention, mental health, and substance misuse support specialists using a nationwide, easier-to-dial phone number – 988. Calls to 988 are routed to Michigan 988 Centers. Like 911 and other national 3-digit phone numbers, 988 was created to be easier to remember and make crisis care easier to access. We need you here!
Congratulations to Merritt Elementary on earning statewide recognition on their efforts in Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), which focuses on what it means to behave like a Brandywine Bobcat! "I really want to acknowledge the energy and the time and the commitment that the entire building puts into PBIS to make sure it's successful. It's really the work of our teachers and staff." Principal Matt Severin said.
Attention Middle School Boys! Basketball tryouts are THIS week!
Thank you to Anthony Ianni, Youth Academy Liaison for the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, for coming to talk to students at the middle/senior high school today about bullying. His message says it all. “Be careful what you say and do to others, because you never know who that person might become in the future." And most importantly, “Don’t just go out and be the change, but go out and MAKE that change.” Be kind, Bobcats!
We won $1,000! Great news! We won 2nd Place in the Johnny's Markets School Spirit Extravaganza! Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for Brandywine! Go Bobcats!
Brandywine is proud to hold its first ever Veterans Day event on November 11 in honor of community members who have served in the military. In addition to breakfast served by the district’s Food Services department, the Brandywine High School Band will play the Armed Forces Medley and district staff will be in attendance to speak with and welcome Veterans. If you are a Veteran interested in attending, or know someone who is, please share the link to RSVP or call Sue Kruck, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent at 269-684-7150 ext. 4209. Please RSVP by November 9. We are excited to celebrate our Veterans! https://bit.ly/BrandywineVet2022
At last night's board meeting, Superintendent Travis Walker recognized our wonderful building principals in honor of National Principals Month! We are so grateful for our principals and all they they do to keep our schools running smoothly! Left to right: Matt Severin, Merritt Elementary Principal James Boger, Brandywine Elementary Principal Evan Winkler, Brandywine Middle/Senior High School Principal Josh Hood, Brandywine Middle/Senior High School Assistant Principal Not pictured: Elise Sorensen, Principal and Director of Alternative, Adult, and Special Education
A week from today at 7 pm in the high school gym!
Marching Band season is officially over! Congratulations to the high school band for winning 2nd place at the Lakeshore Band Competition on Saturday!
We're celebrating National School Lunch Week! Thank you to the crews that keep our students healthy and well fed! We appreciate all that you do. #NSLW22 #peaceloveschoollunch
Last night, the Brandywine High School Band received a Division 1 rating at the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) Marching Band Festival! We are so proud of you all! Congratulations!
Today is #worldmentalhealthday! Brandywine Community Schools is dedicated to the mental health and wellbeing of all of our students! Our counselors and social worker are always available to help. We got you.
Filling out the Free Application for Student AID (FAFSA) can be a daunting task for students looking to enter college or trade school. The good news is, we are here to help! Brandywine High School will be holding a FAFSA Workshop this Wednesday, October 12 at 6 p.m. at the Brandywine High School Media Center to help students and parents fill out the application. Find out more about the FAFSA at fafsa.gov.
A special thanks to Brandywine students Elisa, Kiersten, Danielle, and Mari for showing up to create and clean up the woodland area at Merritt Elementary! The volunteers are helping to flatten out the pathway, pick up trash and are making the trail safer for the younger students to use during science, STEM, and teaching time. Thank you for helping out!
Don't forget! Count day is tomorrow, October 5th!
We are excited for your student to attend the 9th/10th Grade Career Pathway Day on Friday, October 28 (free event). This event is hosted at The Mendel Center on the Lake Michigan College main campus. Brandywine Freshmen & Sophomores will leave our campus at 7:45 am and return before 10:30 am. This is a scheduled half-day for the Brandywine MSHS. Check out this video of the last Career Pathway Day that happened in 2019. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1i1zCfs2l2DGpDTlsL5R-GwozcsFLf03Z/view?ts=633c1cc7