"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!
Produce by Kathleen Dimmer
Students Spread the BD Way with the Brown Deer community this Summer:
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
Jan 20th Video
Dec 5th Video
Nov 28th Video
Oct 24 Video for High School
Oct 24 Video for Middle School
Oct 17 Video for High School
Oct 3 Video for Middle School
Oct 3 Video for High School
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
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.
The Brown Deer Police Department
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.
2015-16 School Year Accomplishments
Brown Deer Middle/High School
Wisconsin 2015 Promising Practices Award
Brown Deer Middle/High School
Designated As A Wisconsin State School of
Brown Deer Middle/High School
Designated As A National School of
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
The BD Falcons Show Support For Breast
WE ARE GRATEFUL TO LEROY BUTLER
FOR HIS MESSAGE ON ANTI- BULLYING!
Brown Deer March Madness
Ms. Fazer/Ms. Mortellaro 7th Grade Boys
Mrs. Kumar 10th Grade Girls
NJHS Collects School-wide Donations for the
Students' Promises Planted With Each Bulb Start to Bloom!
Video for September 14, 2015
Video for October 19, 2015
Video for November 9, 2015
Video for November 16, 2015
Video for November 30, 2015
Video for January 4, 2016 - Honesty
Video for February 8, 2016
Caring: "If we could see inside others'
Video #1 for April 11, 2016
Video #2 for April 11, 2016
Video for May 2, 2016
Video for May 9, 2016
2014-15 School Year Accomplishments
Brown Deer Middle High School shows support for Breast Cancer Awareness month 2014
BROWN DEER MIDDLE/HIGH
SCHOOL STUDENTS OVERWHELMINGLY
TO NEEDS IN THE
BROWN DEER COMMUNITY! THANK YOU!
Over 1,400 items donated
Video for May 27, 2015
Video for May 13, 2015 OR
Alternative video for May 13, 2015
Video for April 22, 2015
Video for April 8, 2015
Video for February 25, 2015
Video for February 4, 2015
Videos for January 14, 2015
Video for December 17, 2014
Clouds by Zach Sobiech for Oct 29th
"Hear Our Stories, share yours" Breast Cancer Awareness for Oct 29th
Respect Video for October 8, 2014
Bullying Awareness Day for Sept 24, 2014
We Are Glad You Are Here Video for Sept 10, 2014
Character A Worthy Focus For Schools
Google Doc Address for Tupac Poem, "The Rose in the Concrete"
Video Parts 1 & 2 for April 29, 2014
To This Day Project video for Anti-bullying Jan 14, 2014
Dress Code Video for December 3, 2013
Malala video for November 19, 2013
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
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.