“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 May:
 It's the Brown Deer Way to Have a Positive Mindset and to Follow the BD Way at all times...even when no one is watching! 



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

Brown Deer Way Community Service
8th Grade Boys Collect $175 through a bake sale for the Brown Deer Police Dept's "Shop With A Hero" event.

Students tend to the Little Libraries around campus
Items are collected to donate to the Wisconsin Humane Society

Brown Deer Middle/High School


Huge thanks to the students at Brown Deer Middle/High School 
for the generous donations of items from our wish list and a cash contribution. It will go a long way to help animals in care at WHS. We are truly grateful. 

Students write notes and cards to patients at Children't Hospital, the VA, and the elderly
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The District, Administration, and Students Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week!
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May 22nd Video
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April 10th Video

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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!

2017-18 General Theme:  Positive Thinking

Themes of the Month 2017-18

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

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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May Daily Quotes:  

Demonstrating the Brown Deer Way through Positive Mindset & being the best you can be - ALWAYS 

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

1
Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. 

Og Mandino

2
Always Do Your Best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.

Don Miguel Ruiz

3
Every job is good if you do your best and work hard. A man who works hard stinks only to the ones that have nothing to do but smell.

Laura Ingalls Wilder




4
But one of the things I learned is that when you fight for something you believe in and you tell the truth and you do your best, you can always hold your head up high and no one can take that away from you.

Vanessa Kerry

5

Success has a simple formula: do your best, and people may like it. 

Sam Ewing


8

Do your best when no one is looking. If you do that, then you can be successful in anything that you put your mind to. Bob Cousy

9

A problem is a chance for you to do your best. 

Duke Ellington


10

Do right. Do your best. Treat others as you want to be treated. 

Lou Holtz

11

My mother told me, 'Always do your best,' and my dad says, 'It's important to be humble. That's the key. They're not there for you. You're there for them.'

 Luke Benward


12

In every aspect of life, have a game plan, and then do your best to achieve it. 

Alan Kulwicki






 15

My parents are very competitive, so we are very competitive as kids. But it's a good kind of competition; it's not a jealousy. You always want to do your best, and if it can't be you, you want it to be your brother or your sister, you know what I mean? Janet Jackson


16

“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” – Napoleon Hill
17
“If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” – Bruce Lee

18

“Everyone can be great because everyone can serve.” – Martin Luther King




19

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t — you are right.” – Henry Ford

22

“We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle
23
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi
24
“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

25
“I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.” – Diane Ackerman
26

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NO SCHOOL

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“It is not enough that we do our best; sometimes we must do what is required.” 
― Winston S. Churchill
31
“Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.” 
― Marvin J. Ashton
June 1
"if you hear a voice inside you say you can't paint, then by all means paint and silence that voice"  -Van Gough
2
Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don't give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself with happy, warm and genuine people. Tena Desae



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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

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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

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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

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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.