“Within the character of the citizens lies the welfare of the Republic” – Cicero

"Intelligence is not enough, intelligence plus character - that is the true goal of education" - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Brown Deer Middle High School and 

The Brown 
Deer Community 

Celebrate 
Being Designated as a

 Wisconsin School of 
Character 

and NOW a 

NATIONAL SCHOOL OF CHARACTER! 



                                                                     
            
       


We ARE the Brown Deer Way!

2017 State Education Convention - It Starts With Us - "Got Character"


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Produce by Kathleen Dimmer

Students Spread the BD Way with the Brown Deer community this Summer:

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2016-17 Theme:

Reach For The Stars

Theme for March:
Taking Care of Each Other Through Community Service is What We Do - It's the Brown Deer Way 



District Staff Participate in a Professional
Development Day Activity Demonstrating Togetherness and Acts of Helping Others


The School District of Brown Deer Shows Support for Breast Cancer Patients on the All-Campus Pink-Out Day 2016



Feb 27th Video

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Jan 20th Video

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Dec 5th Video

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Nov 28th Video

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Oct 24 Video for High School

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Oct 24 Video for Middle School

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Oct 17 Video for High School

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Oct 3 Video for Middle School

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Oct 3 Video for High School

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THIS IS WHO WE ARE!


BROWN DEER MH SCHOOL CHARACTERS IN ACTION



At Brown Deer Middle High School, we follow the Brown Deer Way!

Themes of the Month 2016-17
September:  The Brown Deer Way Touchstone          
October:  Respect & Responsibility                                   
November:  Gratitude                       
December:  Empathy                       
January:  Honesty/Integrity  
February:  Caring                       
March:  March Madness of Community Service
April:  Positive Mindset
May:  Being the Best I Can Be, ALWAYS

Even though a theme is assigned to each month of the school year, we practice these traits all the time, everywhere - even when no one is watching.




The Brown Deer Way students, staff, and community would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to the Brown Deer businesses for their contributions to, and support of, the Brown Deer Way.

THANK YOU!
Walmart
McDonald's
Schlotzsky's Deli
Cousin's Subs
Larry's Market
The Brown Deer Police Department

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March Daily Quotes:  

Taking Care of Each Other Through Community Service is What We Do - It's The Brown Deer Way 

Quotes are like road signs.  They give you directions for your journey, and provide inspiration along the way. 

AP 3
"If at first you don't succeed...YOU'RE NORMAL!"
Kid President
4
"A bad attitude is like a flat tire, you can't go anywhere until you change it"
5
"Don't wait until you reach your goal to be proud of yourself.  Be proud of every step you take."




6

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.” 
― Alphonse Karr



7

“Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough” 
― Oprah Winfrey


10

Virtually nothing is impossible in this world if you just put your mind to it and maintain a positive attitude.

Lou Holtz


11

A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes.  It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.

Wade Boggs



12

“The only time you fail is when you fall down and stay down.” 
― Stephen Richards

13

“When your back is to the wall and you are facing fear head on, the only way is forward and through it.” 
― Stephen Richards



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Always render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be. 
Og Mandino


21
The most important service to others is service to those who are not like yourself. J. Irwin Miller

22
I wish to be useful, and every kind of service necessary to the public good becomes honorable by being necessary. 
Nathan Hale


23
Start where you are. Distant fields always look greener, but opportunity lies right where you are. Take advantage of every opportunity of service. 
Robert Collier

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NO CLASSES

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SPRING
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BREAK
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2015-16 School Year Accomplishments
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Brown Deer Middle/High School

Receives the

Wisconsin 2015 Promising Practices Award


Brown Deer Middle/High School 

Designated As A Wisconsin State School of

Character


Brown Deer Middle/High School 

Designated As A National School of 

Character


WELCOME BACK FALCONS!

7th & 9th Grade & New Student Orientation


NOVEMBER CLOTHES DRIVE    

A TOTAL OF 2138 PIECES OF CLOTHING

 COLLECTED FOR OTHERS IN NEED!

THANK YOU STUDENTS, FAMILIES, AND

STAFF.

The BD Falcons Show Support For Breast 

Cancer Awareness!


WE ARE GRATEFUL TO LEROY BUTLER 

FOR HIS MESSAGE ON ANTI- BULLYING!


Brown Deer March Madness


WINNING HIPS:


Ms. Fazer/Ms. Mortellaro 7th Grade Boys


Mrs. Kumar 10th Grade Girls


CONGRATULATIONS!


NJHS Collects School-wide Donations for the

Joy House!


Students' Promises Planted With Each Bulb Start to Bloom!




Video for September 14, 2015

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Video for October 19, 2015

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Video for November 9, 2015

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Video for November 16, 2015

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Video for November 30, 2015

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Video for January 4, 2016 - Honesty


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Video for February 8, 2016

Caring: "If we could see inside others' 

hearts"

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Video #1 for April 11, 2016

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Video #2 for April 11, 2016

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Video for May 2, 2016

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Video for May 9, 2016

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Brown Deer Middle High School shows support for Breast Cancer Awareness month 2014

BROWN DEER MIDDLE/HIGH

 SCHOOL STUDENTS OVERWHELMINGLY 

RESPOND 

TO NEEDS IN THE

BROWN DEER COMMUNITY!  THANK YOU!

   
Over 1,400 items donated

Video for May 27, 2015

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Video for May 13, 2015  OR

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Alternative video for May 13, 2015

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Video for April 22, 2015

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Video for April 8, 2015

Video for April 8, 2015

Video for February 25, 2015

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Video for February 4, 2015

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Videos for January 14, 2015



and

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Video for December 17, 2014

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Clouds by Zach Sobiech for Oct 29th

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"Hear Our Stories, share yours" Breast Cancer Awareness for Oct 29th

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Respect Video for October 8, 2014

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Bullying Awareness Day for Sept 24, 2014

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We Are Glad You Are Here Video for Sept 10, 2014

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Character A Worthy Focus For Schools

Google Doc Address for Tupac Poem, "The Rose in the Concrete"

https://docs.google.com/a/browndeerschools.com/presentation/d/1DO6UxAHw21i7i0QpoKs01xmt6vKgnswlXDvIEsLAFA4/edit#slide=id.p
Video Parts 1 & 2 for April 29, 2014

YouTube Video pt 1


YouTube Video pt 2


To This Day Project video for Anti-bullying  Jan 14, 2014

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Dress Code Video for December 3, 2013

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Malala video for November 19, 2013

YouTube Video: Malala & the Daily Show





Thoughts From the Experts
This month: September, 2014
Dr. Philip Fitch Vincent
Character Development Group

Dr. Vincent has over 30 years of experience in schools on all levels and in all positions in a school district.  He has assisted school districts throughout the United States and Canada in the development of a comprehensive character education program.

Dr. Vincent looks at the development of a character education program and the restoring of school civility.  The school must look at habits, procedures, and leadership.  It isn't just bad behaviors that we experience in schools.  It is really bad habits that have developed over time.  We all have bad habits that we need to break.  This includes everyone in the school, not just the students.  As Dr. Vincent states in his book, "Civil schools allow the angels in us to rise."  As the school staffs break some bad habits and model civil behaviors, we must help our students develop civil habits and let go of the bad habits.  There must be a few clear procedures set up for everyone to follow.  It is important that everyone on staff follow these procedures consistently.  If students experience the consistent expectations from everyone in the school, they start to develop the traits needed for a civil school.  Some Specific strategies that Dr. Vincent suggests are:

*determine the habits you want students to develop
*be the moral compass
*teachers in the hall
*celebrate examples of civility toward others
*developing a mission statement on civility
*determine the moral and social concerns that arise in our literature, narratives, arts and physical education
*student government as civil facilitators
*recognize those that are contributing to the school and community by their service efforts
*expect sportsmanship in all school-sponsored activities
*develop a Thank You Tree or a Complement Board 



Remember:

The 7 E's of Teaching a Character Trait
By Dr. Thomas Lickona

1. Explain it - define it, illustrate it, and discuss its importance.

2. Examine it - in literature, history, and current events.

3. Exhibit it - through personal example.

4. Expect it - through codes, rules, contracts and consequences.

5. Experience it directly.

6. Encourage it - through goal-setting, practice and self-assessment.

7. Evaluate it - give feedback.