The event will take place at Prairie View High School and will follow the same schedule.
Please welcome Deb McLachlan to the front office staff at Brantner Elementary
Our Vision: Brantner is a collaborative community that intentionally empowers individuals to THINK and GROW through authentic, engaging learning.
At Brantner we work together to accomplish our goals and to problem solve. Everyone is equal and this equity allows us to build relationships, make difficult decisions, speak openly, share ideas and to think critically. Only together can we grow both as professionals and as human beings. Our collaborative community allows us to empower and support one another through any challenge we face.
Brantner’s tradition of a collaborative community is evident in our:
Here at Brantner EVERY MINUTE MATTERS! Everything we do as a building has a specific purpose. Our UIP goals, professional development, data collection, and learning logs are all aligned to model our intentionality. We expect the learning in every classroom to be intentional which is why we place so much importance on backwards planning, the workshop model, and thinking strategies. We have a very limited amount of time to spend with each other and our students, let’s make it count!
Every person that walks through our doors is expected to THINK! We believe that the amount of rich thinking opportunities we offer students has a direct correlation to students’ ability to achieve a deeper level of understanding and ability to transfer learning. Share and model your thinking with your students and teammates. Be open to new and creative ideas. We all bring different experiences and perspectives to Brantner. It is this diverse thinking that makes us successful.
Always assume that people have the best interest of our students, staff and community in mind at all times. Consciously choose to assume that the people you work with have good intentions, that they are operating to the best of their ability, and that they are trying as hard as they can at all times. Positive intent makes us better listeners, doers, and teammates.
School District 27J is pleased to announce that former student and current South Elementary Assistant Principal Kristen Puzio has been selected to take over as school Principal after Kay Collins retires at the end of the school year. Read more.
School District 27J is proud to announce that Brighton High alumna and current Assistant Principal Shelly L. Genereux has been selected, from a competitive pool of candidates, to serve as the next Principal of Brighton High School. Read more.
Board of Education recognizes Reaching Out "Apprentice" Award recipients
Everyone who has started a position or occupation begins as an Apprentice. That person usually has the knowledge of a subject, but actually learning the skills of the trade and the work environment is a new learning curve for that individual. Learning those subtle proficiencies that are needed to complete a project or interact with other people or students. The apprentice has learned from the master therefore can use those learned skills in other projects that will come in the future of the apprentice.
With 27J’s “construction” theme for this school-year’s Reaching Out Awards, the Board of Education recognized employees who are new to the district or new to a different job position since July 1, 2017.
27J celebrates Earth Day by announcing nearly 100 trees saved using Peachjar
School District 27J is committed to environmental conservation. In an effort to better serve the community while saving trees, 27J switched to digital flyer delivery with Peachjar in 2017. Since its inception, 27J has saved 799,917 sheets of paper and 96 trees! Read more.
South Elementary principal to retire and join 27J charter school
Kay Collins, South Elementary principal since 2000, will retire at the end of the school year. Ms. Collins has accepted an offer to serve as Principal at Foundations Academy, a 27J charter partner school in Brighton. Foundations Academy is operated by National Heritage Academies, an education management organization headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Read more.
27J announces Britt Travis has been selected to serve as principal of Brantner Elementary
27J Schools is pleased to announce that Britt Travis, current dean at Henderson Elementary School, has been selected to serve as the Principal at Brantner Elementary starting this July. Current Principal, Michele Saller recently accepted the position of principal at Vikan Middle. Read more.
To complete Volunteer Bootcamp please view the videos below, then review the STRIPE matrix document and the Volunteer Bootcamp informational document.
When you've completed the online training, please email Deb McLachlan at firstname.lastname@example.org.