Programs

 

School Based Health Care (SBHC)

We are proud to be one of the first schools in KUSD to  implement School Based Health Centers.  Our SBHC is operated within our school and has been made availalbe as a result of a partnership between the Kenosha Community Health Center and Kenosha Unified School District.  Better yet, this service has been established at no cost to the district.

Students attending Brass Community School, with parent permission and proper forms on file, can been see by our nurse practitioner on site without missing extensive school time.  The primary goal of this center is to provide greater access to health care and health education by our students and their families.  We know that healthier children do better in school both academically and socially.  We look forward to this amazing partnership!

School Based Health Center Hours:

  • Monday:          12:30-4 p.m.
  • Tuesday:          8-11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday:    Closed
  • Thursday:        12:30-4 p.m.
  • Friday:              Closed

Note:  The SBHC is operating at Curtis Strange Elementary on Monday morning, Tuesday afternoon, and Thursday morning.  Wednesdays are set aside for Chavez Learning Station all day.  On Fridays, parents may bring their children to the Community Health Center located at 6226 14th Avenue.

Even Start Program

Brass Community School is home to an outstanding parent literacy program called Even Start.  Even Start provides an opportunity for non-English speaking adults to learn how to speak English.  Our Director, Mr. Juan Torres, does a phenomenal job help parents feel comfortable as they learn English as a second language and culture.  Classes meet during the school day here at Brass Community School and child care is available.

For more information about Even Start, please contact Mr. Juan Torres, Even Start Director, at jtorres@kusd.edu or call our main office at 262-359-8000. 

Early Childhood/Head Start Program

Brass Community School is home to a group of phenomenal pre-school staff in Mrs. Dornack, Mrs. Marran, and Mrs. Jahnke.  Together, these teachers provide a highly structure and fun experience for our youngest students (ages 3, 4, and 5).  If you have a child who has turned 3 by September 4th, please contact our main office at 262.359.8000 for more information about pre-school programming.  Every child deserves an opportunity to be kindergarten ready and pre-school is one of the best ways to ensure that this will happen.

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (FFV) Program

Thanks to a state grant, all of our students recieve a health fruit or vegetable snack at least three times per week and no cost to the family.  This program is not only designed to offer healthy snacks, but also to expose chidlren to the educational conversations surrounding healthy eating habits and the value of fruits and vegetables to the human body.  Children will read and write about the different fruits and vegetables they experience and learn about where the food is from.   Fruits and vegetables served include a variety, but these are the most common:  cherry tomatoes, grapes, cauliflower, broccoli, green pepper, hikama, carrots, celery, and more.

School-wide Breakfast Program

While most schools serve breakfast to their students in a cafeteria setting, we have decided to structure our breakfast in a way that gets students in the classroom quicker and allows them to start their day in a more organized fashion without being hungry.  Every morning, students come to school and go right to their classroom to pick up their cereal, milk, and healthy side item.  They move to their seats and start working on a