“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 National Forum on Character Education - It Starts With Us - "Got Character"



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Produce by Kathleen Dimmer


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2017-18 Theme:

Thinking Positively

Theme for October:
 Tolerance/acceptance is the Brown Deer Way 






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

Brown Deer Middle High School Tree of GRIT
Video for October 16th

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Video for October 9th

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2017-18 General Theme:  Positive Thinking

Themes of the Month 2017-18

September:  GRIT        
October:  Tolerance                                            
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.







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2016-17 School Year Accomplishments
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Students Spread the BD Way with the Brown Deer community this Summer:

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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!





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

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October Daily Quotes:  

Tolerance is the Brown Deer Way  

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

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  • “We all live with the objective of being happy: our lives are all different and yet the same.” – Anne Frank
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  • “We have become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.” – Jimmy Carter
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  • “United we stand, divided we fall.” – Aesop (620 -560 B.C.)

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  • “We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.” – Kofi Annan


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  • “Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?” – Henry David Thoreau

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  • “When I see you through my eyes, I think that we are different. When I see you through my heart, I know we are the same.” – Doe Zantamata

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  • “We are of course a nation of differences. Those differences don’t make us weak. They’re the source of our strength.” – Jimmy Carter

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  • “Peace is not unity in similarity but unity in diversity, in the comparison and conciliation of differences.” – Mikhail Gorbachev

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In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher. 

Dalai Lama

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Acceptance and tolerance and forgiveness, those are life-altering lessons.
Jessica Lange

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Tolerance is giving to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself.
Robert Green Ingersoll

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“Think for yourself and let others enjoy the privilege of doing so too.” 
― Voltaire

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“The highest result of education is tolerance” 
― Helen Keller

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“Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.” 
― Albert Einstein
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“Don't be in a hurry to condemn because he doesn't do what you do or think as you think or as fast. There was a time when you didn't know what you know today.” 
― Malcolm X
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“Never judge someone 
By the way he looks 
Or a book by the way it's covered; 
For inside those tattered pages, 
There's a lot to be discovered” 
― Stephen Cosgrove
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“If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.

― John F. Kennedy
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NO CLASSES

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“Tolerance isn't about not having beliefs. It's about how your beliefs lead you to treat people who disagree with you.” 
― Timothy J. Keller
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  • “The things that we share in our world are far more valuable that those which divide us.” – Donald Williams






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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

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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.