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Your Next Step
 
Beginning November 26th, Thom Miller will be leading a 4-week community course that will help you 
Design Your Life, Make Daily Progress, and Enjoy the Process.
 
He will use research-proven strategies and tools to help you create and live an intentional, optimized, and compelling life.
All ages 16 and older are encouraged to register.  
Check out our posting on the CRC website or the attached flyer.BCCRC Next Step Course Flyer (1)  We hope you can join us!


Toy (NEW) Drive and Donations for Holidays



Toy (NEW) Drive and Donations for Holidays
Interact Club is collecting monetary and toy donations for the Light Parade and families in need during the holidays.  Look for the Interact table during lunch to donate or drop off toys or donations in the front office.


Veterans Day Program



Veterans Day Program
Brown County Schools invites you to our annual Veterans Day Program.  Join us in the Larry C. Banks Memorial Gymnasium at Brown County High School on Friday, November 9th at 9:30AM.  We'll be streaming LIVE as well.  The link to the stream will be posted closer to program day.   Guest Speaker: CDR Keith Baker Veterans Social Hour - 8:30AM Doors open to public - 9:00AM Students/staff assemble - 9:15AM Program begins - 9:30AM Luncheon for Veterans and their families to follow the program.   2018 Invitation


Planned Electrical Outage



Planned Electrical Outage
Brown County Schools was made aware that the Town of Nashville and some surrounding areas in Brown County will experience a planned electrical outage on Sunday, November 18 from 10:00 p.m. until approximately 5:30 a.m. on Monday, November 19. Duke Energy is leading this process as they switch out seven failing electrical wooden poles with new metal poles along Clay Lick Road. In order to be proactive, the Board of School Trustees agreed during last evening's Board meeting to call a planned 2-Hour Delay for Monday, November 19.  By having a 2 hour delay, we will have an opportunity to have our buildings with full power for enough time to get them heated and for our kitchens to be able to prepare breakfast.  Additionally, our buses will be able to use Clay Lick Road which will be shut down entirely during the power outage. We sincerely appreciate the proactive way that Duke Energy has alerted the community and schools regarding this planned electrical outage.  I understand they are in the process of alerting their customers who will be affected.  By having 2 months to plan for this outage, we hope that our families will be able to have enough time to plan for this 2-Hour delay.


Eagle Manufacturing GRAND OPENING



Eagle Manufacturing GRAND OPENING
Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 5PM - 7PM Refreshments - Tours - Demonstrations Meet and Greet with students and advisors Program Overview Presentations at 5:30 and 6:30  

What is Eagle Manufacturing?

Eagle Manufacturing is a student-run business that resides at Brown County High School in Nashville, Indiana. Students learn and work in a real-world manufacturing and business environment where they engage in problem solving, business management, professional career roles, employability skills, and much more. The mission of Eagle Manufacturing is to prepare students for their future after graduation, through learning technical and employability skills, while providing high quality product and services for industry, the community, and Brown County Schools.

Why attend the Grand Opening?

Attending the grand opening of Eagle Manufacturing will provide you with a first look as we work to build our business as well as learn about the benefits our program provides for students. There is currently a problem in our region, and beyond, with finding skilled workers that also possess the intangible employability skills such as punctuality, work ethic, collaboration, and positive attitude. You will learn about how Eagle Manufacturing is addressing these issues, how you can get involved, and how this program will benefit our community and region. All attendees will receive one free raffle ticket for a chance to win Eagle Manufacturing shirts and other prizes!
  

Brown County Health and Wellness Center



Brown County Health and Wellness Center

Community Events

Monday, January 29th - Direct Primary Care introduction Tuesday, February 6th - Open House
For more information visit BC Health and Wellness or our direct page at http://www.bcsc.healthcare-redefined.com

Monday, January 29th

Any community members who might like to join the BC Health and Wellness Center as a Direct Primary Care member, please come to the Community Event on Monday, January 29 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. This meeting will take place in The Goldberg Room at BCHS and is an opportunity to learn more about the facility and its services.  Employers wishing to provide a benefit to employees are also welcome to learn more about the Direct Primary Care model.

Tuesday, February 6th

Members, please join us for our Open House at the BC Health and Wellness Center on Tuesday, February 6 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  The providers who work in the clinic will be on hand for tours and to answer any questions that you might have.  You can also see the beautiful new space!!
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BCS named to AP District Honor Roll



BCS named to AP District Honor Roll
We are very excited to share the news that BCS has been named to the AP District Honor Roll!
We are one of only 19 districts in Indiana to be given this honor - and one of only 447 in the United States/Canada!  Congratulations to all involved.  We are so proud of you and all of our amazing AP students!
Read more from College Board below...
Brown County Schools Placed on the College Board’s 8th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for Significant Gains in Student Access and Success
 
447 School Districts Across the U.S. and Canada Are Honored
Nashville, Indiana  — Brown County Schools is one of 447 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 8th Annual AP® District Honor Roll.  To be included on the 8th Annual Honor Roll, Brown County Schools had to, since 2015, increase the number of students participating in AP while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher. Reaching these goals shows that this district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for AP.
Superintendent Dr. Laura Hammack shared, “We are thrilled to be awarded this distinction and are committed to continuing to add value to our student experience by enhancing AP opportunities for our students. Brown County High School has worked very hard to achieve this designation and we are very proud to witness their efforts translate in this capacity.”
National data from 2017 show that among American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students with a high degree of readiness for AP, only about half are participating. The first step to getting more of these students to participate is to give them access. Courses must be made available, gatekeeping must stop, and doors must be equitably opened. Brown County Schools is committed to expanding the availability of AP courses among prepared and motivated students of all backgrounds.
“Congratulations to all the educators and administrators in this district who have worked to clear a path for more students of all backgrounds to participate and succeed in AP,” said Trevor Packer, head of AP and Instruction. “These educators and administrators are fostering a culture in their schools and classrooms that allows students to face new challenges and build the confidence to succeed.”
Helping more students learn at a higher level and earn higher AP scores is an objective of all members of the AP community, from AP teachers to district and school administrators to college professors. Many districts are experimenting with initiatives and strategies to see how they can expand access and improve student performance at the same time.
In 2017, more than 4,000 colleges and universities around the world received AP scores for college credit, advanced placement, or both, and/or consideration in the admissions process. Inclusion in the 8th Annual AP District Honor Roll is based on a review of three years of AP data, from 2015 to 2017, looking across 38 AP Exams, including world language and culture. The following criteria were used.
Districts must:
• Increase participation/access to AP by at least 4% in large districts, at least 6% in medium districts, and at least 11% in small districts;
• Increased or maintained the percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students taking exams and increased or maintained the percentage of American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students scoring 3+ on at least one AP Exam; and
• Improve or maintain performance levels when comparing the 2017 percentage of students scoring a 3 or higher to the 2015 percentage, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70% of its AP students earn a 3 or higher.
When these outcomes have been achieved among an AP student population in which 30% or more are underrepresented minority students (American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander) and/or 30% or more are low-income students (students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch), a symbol has been affixed to the district name to highlight this work.
The complete 8th Annual AP District Honor Roll can be found here:  https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/score-reports-data/awards/honor-roll