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School News

At West Brook, we appreciate our involved parents and community members. We also enjoy broadcasting our latest news and information here on our News page, where we will chronicle school activities and student achievements and publish announcements. We’ll also offer helpful resources and information. So check back often; we’ll update it regularly.

Hoops for Heart

photos from our Hoops for Heart eventEvery year, West Brook participates in Hoops for Heart. This fundraiser for the American Heart Association promotes research and development toward preventing heart disease. In addition, they share information with the public and teach lifesaving CPR courses. This year, we had a heart disease survivor, Kaitlyn Farrell, come and share with our fifth and eighth-grade students her experience with the American Heart Association. She answered questions about her life and the steps you need to take to have a healthy heart. 

West Brook physical education classes will be reinforcing what steps to take through diet and exercise to maintain good heart health. This year, our event will be taking place on February 13 and 14. Students will be receiving information regarding this upcoming event in their homerooms.

Gingerbread Houses

The West Brook 8th grade German class spent a fun afternoon with Frau McCormick making and decorating gingerbread houses, a traditional German holiday treat. Students displayed their gingerbread houses throughout the school in order to share this German tradition with others. What a fun way to celebrate the holidays together!

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Congratulations, Mrs. Nimmo

Person playing a violinFor two decades, School Band and Orchestra Magazine's “50 Directors Who Make a Difference” focused the spotlight on outstanding music educators from each state. This year, the organization reviewed 880 nominations. It gives us great pleasure to announce that for the 2018–2019 school year, School Band and Orchestra Magazine selected Mrs. Kim Nimmo as one of the 50 directors who make a difference. This is quite an honor for Mrs. Nimmo and for our school district. Please see the article on Mrs. Nimmo (scroll down to New Jersey). Congratulations, Mrs. Nimmo! 

Mrs. Nimmo says, "Music is an important part of your life, but orchestra teaches more important life lessons such as responsibility, being accountable for your actions, and being an integral part of a community."