Brown County Schools
357 East Main Street   P.O. Box 38    Nashville, Indiana  47448    (812) 988.6601

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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Superintendent: Dr. Laura Hammack

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Brown County High School Engineering Program Open House - Room 408
Tuesday February 28th and Thursday March 2nd from 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Do you have any interest in becoming an engineer? Do you like solving problems? Do you want to work with 3D Printers, Robotics, CNC Machines, and much more? Then please join us for our Engineering Open House from 5:30pm - 7:00pm on February 28th and March 2nd. Those who are interested in Engineering or want to take our Engineering courses at the High School are encouraged to come visit our labs and learn about our Engineering courses offered at the High School. All of our Engineering Labs will be open for short tours, questions, and viewing machines in action. All students, parents, staff, and community members are welcome. Please contact Mr. Townsend at the High School if you have any questions.

Best Regards,

Chris Townsend
PLTW Instructor
Brown County High School
235 S School House Ln
Nashville, IN 47448
(812) 988-6601 

  Post Date: 02-17-2017

BCS Media Students from Brown County Junior High School Release New Video

"Welcome to Brown County Schools by BCS Superintendent, Dr. Laura Hammack."

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  Post Date: 02-17-2017

BCS Media Students from Brown County Junior High School Release New Video

"Getting to know BCS Superintendent, Dr. Laura Hammack"

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  Post Date: 02-17-2017

BCS Media Students from Brown County Junior High School Release New Video

"Getting to know BCJHS Principal Mr. Brian Garman"

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  Post Date: 02-17-2017

BCS Media Students from Brown County Junior High School Release New Video

"Getting to know BCJHS Assistant Principal and Athletic Director, Mr. Gavin Steele"

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  Post Date: 02-17-2017

Brown County Intermediate School

The sixth-grade science team won the Indiana State Science Bowl competing against 22 other schools !!!

Congratulations science students and science teacher Mr. Jeff Lepore !!!

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  Post Date: 02-17-2017

      Brown County Junior High School February Student of the Month - Abigail Huber

  Post Date: 02-17-2017

       Brown County High School February Athlete of the Month - Evan Bullock

  Post Date: 02-17-2017

         Brown County High School January Athlete of the Month - Josh Cochran

  Post Date: 02-08-2017

Congratulations to the new inductees of the National Junior Honor Society. 

  Post Date: 02-08-2017

Students at Van Buren Elementary learn coding to develop their own video games.

  Post Date: 01-27-2017

Congratulations to the Helmsburg Elementary School Science Bowl team!  They are the STATE RUNNER UP for their division!  Many thanks to Coach Ely for her leadership.  Congratulations!

  Post Date: 01-25-2017

We are SO PROUD of our Brown County Intermediate School 6th Grade Science Bowl Team. They WON the STATE competition!  Many thanks to Coach Lepore for his leadership.  Congratulations!

  Post Date: 01-23-2017

BCIS students win Robotics Competition in their division!  Great job students!

  Post Date: 01-22-2017

Brown County Junior High School
January Student of the Month: Jake Huddleston
Nominated by: Ms. Payton Goett

"Jake always comes to class with the best attitude. I can sit him next to any student and count on him to stay focused and to encourage his partner to try their best. He is not afraid of making mistakes and learning from failed attempts, a trait that is rare in middle-school math class. He is self-motivated, persistent, and determined. I think his strong character makes him a great candidate!"

The Student of the Month Award is sponsored by Waltman Construction. 

  Post Date: 01-18-2017

Congratulations to these incredible students for being named "Rising Stars" in the state of Indiana!

The Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP) is proud to present the 2017 Rising Stars of Indiana program. Each Indiana high school was invited to recognize up to four students currently in the 11th grade, based on their academic achievement.

BCHS is proud to honor Solei Garland, Bethany Barngrover, Cannon Kelp, and Abe Oliver as our rising stars!! We are so proud of you!

  Post Date: 01-17-2017

Our technology team is hard at work at Brown County High School helping with the Chromebook deployment!

  Post Date: 01-06-2017

Superintendent Dr. Laura Hammack asks for legislative support regarding our declining school population in Brown County Schools. Indiana House Bill SB 30, authored by Senator Eric Koch, is an important bill that will be of great benefit to public schools across the state. Many thanks to Senator Koch for listening and the opportunity to testify regarding this legislation. 

  Post Date: 12-18-2016

WOW! It was a very special morning (Friday, December 16th) for Pre-K in Brown County Schools. Our district was awarded $100,000 in grant funds for supplies, equipment, and capital improvements for the Pre-K programs at Helmsburg, Sprunica, and Van Buren Elementary Schools. MANY THANKS to Early Learning Indiana/All IN 4PreK for this incredible honor! This is a game changer for our Pre-K programming!

~ BCS Superintendent, Dr. Laura Hammack

  Post Date: 12-14-2016

Brown County Junior High School "We the People" team places second in state! Congratulations to Mr. Potts and the 2016 WTP team!  We are proud of you!

  Post Date: 12-13-2016

 Brown County High School - December Athlete of the Month

Vanessa Hoskins - Girls Basketball

Nominated by: Coach Matt Roberts

First 5 Game Averages:

7.6 points
4.6 rebounds
4 assists (leads team in assists)
3 steals (leads team in steals)
3 deflections (leads team in deflections)
68% Free Throws (leads team in free throws)

Vanessa has stepped up and been a consistent leader in games and practices with her work ethic and encouragement.

The Athlete of the Month Award is sponsored by Waltman Construction. 

  Post Date: 12-12-2016

Brown County Junior High School

December Student of the Month: Landon Sallee

Nominated by: Mrs. Sarah Cochran

"Landon is a positive role model, he is a hard worker, he participates in class, and is very respectful. Landon exemplifies all of the BCJHS character traits and it is my pleasure to have him as a student."

The Student of the Month Award is sponsored by Waltman Construction.

  Post Date: 11-23-2016

Congratulations to Brown County Junior High School teachers Mrs. Hardy, Mrs. Sumner, and Mrs. Denton for being awarded the 2016 MAC Grant. The money will be used to purchase audio books for students. A special thanks to our local McDonald's Owners Gerry and Mike Stiglitz for supporting this award and for taking time from their busy schedules to present it to our teachers!

  Post Date: 11-20-2016

BCIS 6th grade team placed 11th in state at Spell Bowl 2016.

Great job students!

  Post Date: 11-19-2016

Congratulations to the BCIS students who participated in Spell Bowl 2016. The 5th and 6th graders took first place in their divisions and the 6th grade team finished 11th in the state. Great job students!

  Post Date: 11-18-2016

Congratulations to all elementary students who participated in Spell Bowl 2016.  All teams were outstanding and Sprunica Elementary School took place first place in their division. Great job students!

  Post Date: 11-16-2016

Brown County Junior High School "We the People" team won the WTP Regional competition in Evansville and are headed to the state competition in December.

Congratulations team and good luck at state!

  Post Date: 11-11-2016

Thank you for supporting our Brown County Schools Veterans Day Program 2016.

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See full recorded streaming video by BCS Tech Department and tech students

  Post Date: 11-09-2016

November Student of the Month: Josh Taylor

Nominated by: Mr. Erich Nolan

"Josh is consistently one of my most positive, engaged, and hard-working students. He is kind and helpful to his peers and also has a great sense of humor that he loves to share at appropriate times."

The Student of the Month Award is sponsored by Waltman Construction.

  Post Date: 11-09-2016

BCHS November Athlete of the Month: Wyatt Wyman - Cross Country

Nominated by: Coach Rob Abraham

Wyatt finished the 2016 Cross Country season with many accomplishments: 

Semi State Qualifier
Regional Qualifier
2nd in WIC
2nd at Culver
6th at Silver Creek
3rd at Eagle Classic
2nd at Terre Haute

The Athlete of the Month Award is sponsored by Waltman Construction.

  Post Date: 10-26-2016

Brown County High School

Mr. Townsend (BCHS Engineering Teacher) took this incredible group of young women to Purdue last weekend. The WOWiT (Windows of Opportunity for Women in Technology) is a single day event put on by Purdue to expose female students to different career pathways and areas of interest in the world of Technology and Engineering. They attended sessions put on by each of the majors of study in the Purdue Polytechnic college. They also get a campus tour, a nice lunch, and listen to a presentation about admissions at Purdue. The young women really enjoyed it this year and last year. Mr. Townsend plans on taking a group each year as long as it is offered. The students in the photo are as follows (left to right): Brittany Miller (Senior), Solei Garland (Junior), Gabrielle Bethards (Sophomore), Shelby York (Sophomore), and Chloee Robison (Freshman).

  Post Date: 10-20-2016

Brown County Junior High School News

BCJHS is participating in an energy conservation program from Duke Energy, and through this program, our families and staff can request a FREE Energy Kit to be delivered to their homes. For every 100 kit requests from our school, we’ll automatically win $250, and the school that requests the most kits will win $2,500! Please help us out and request your FREE kit! Go to or call 1-855-386-9548.

  Post Date: 10-17-2016

Brown County Junior High School October Student of the Month: Mattie Satter
Nominated by: Mr. Davis, Mr. Oliver, and Mrs. Sumner

"Mattie works very hard in class and always has a great attitude. Her behavior is outstanding every day. She is always prepared for class and it is evident she is working outside of class to get her tasks done. Mattie is happy to help others when possible and always has a positive outlook!"

The Student of the Month Award is sponsored by Waltman Construction.

  Post Date: 10-17-2016

Brown County High School October Athlete of the Month: Colten Harper - Football
Nominated by: Coach Minniear

Colten was Hudl's #1 defensive play of the week with a tremendous 85 yard touchdown interception. He is the leading rusher for the football team and second year team captain who shows great leadership both on and off the field at all times.

The Athlete of the Month Award is sponsored by Waltman Construction.

  Post Date: 10-07-2016

The 2016 Elementary Cross Country All County Meet was held Wednesday, October 5th at Eagle Park.  A special thanks to all elementary schools, runners, and coaches for participating in this great event.

Congratulations to our 2016 All County Cross Country Champions - Van Buren Elementary School! The Van Buren Elementary Cross-Country Team picked up their 2nd championship title for both the boys' and girls' teams. Van Buren Principal, Christy Wrightsman is very proud of all these students and their amazing coaches. A big thank you to Coaches: Chasity and Dan Smith, Angel Deckard, and Amanda Eddins.  We also thank the BCHS Athletic Department and BCHS Coach, Kirk Wrightsman for planning and hosting this wonderful event. The individual first place winners were Case Smith and Addison Young.

  Post Date: 10-01-2016

Homecoming 2016 video highlights by BCHS student Caleb Best.

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  Post Date: 09-28-2016

Helmsburg Elementary Science teacher, Mrs. Brenda Ely, was selected as one of the top four Academic Coaches in the STATE!  Brenda was honored at a statewide luncheon in Indianapolis. Congratulations Mrs. Ely!  We are proud of you!
In the photo: Helmsburg Principal, Mrs. Kelli Bruner and Mrs. Brenda Ely.

  Post Date: 09-26-2016

Brown County High School

Congratulations to Emma Bawinkel and Ashley Masteller for an outstanding job at the Girls' Golf Sectional!

Emma will be moving on to the State competition.

We are proud of you!

  Post Date: 09-26-2016

Brown County Junior High School

Mr. Dan Lewellen is named the Indiana Engineering & Technology Middle School Teacher of the Year for 2015 - 2016.

Congratulations Mr. Lewellen!

  Post Date: 09-26-2016

Brown County Junior High School

Mr. Michael Potts, Social Studies teacher and "We the People" coach, is named the Caleb Mills Indiana History Teacher of the Year for 2015 - 2016.

Congratulations Mr. Potts!

  Post Date: 09-17-2016

Brown County High School Homecoming 2016

Congratulations to the Homecoming King and Queen - Seniors Josh Cochran and Haylee DeWeerdt.

Congratulations to the Homecoming Prince and Princess - Freshman Noah Carter and Junior Madalyn Allen.

  Post Date: 09-09-2016

Brown County Junior High School
September Student of the Month: Abigail Neibert
Nominated by: Mrs. Amy Oliver

"Abigail has been a real leader in our class and has fit right in to our school, even though she is new to the corporation. She prepared and presented an excellent speech for student council elections in our homeroom. She has been an excellent example of all of the SOAR principles, and I can always count on her to show self-control, be on-task, be accountable, and be respectful".

The Student of the Month Award is sponsored by Waltman Construction.

  Post Date: 09-09-2016

Brown County High School
September Athlete of the Month: Emma Bawinkel - Girls' Golf
Nominated by: Coach Brad Baughman

Emma established a new school record with a one under 35 at the Legends in Franklin on August 8th. She also finished 2nd in the WIC, earning all-conference honors for the second consecutive year. She currently leads the team with a 9 hole stroke average of 41.1.

The Athlete of the Month Award is sponsored by Waltman Construction.

  Post Date: 08-18-2016

Mr. Jeff Lepore at Brown County Intermediate School leads a team of students who present the school news every day by video! These students do a fantastic job putting the news together. Thank you, Mr. Lepore, for leading this fun program for our students!

Photo and information provided by Superintendent, Laura Hammack, Ph.D.

  Post Date: 08-17-2016

BCIS Students Attend Big M Math Camp at Ball State

Four BCIS students were selected to be a part of the Big M Math camp at Ball State this past summer. Savannah Oden, Milly Patrick, Brock Bragg and Chase Austin were selected from fifth and sixth grade students all over the state of Indiana to attend the camp. Only 56 students were chosen and Brown County had 4 of them. These students were nominated by their math teachers Pam Lucas and Mitzi Garman. The students spent a week staying in a dorm and participating in some high level math activities. They also got to visit the planetarium, swim, and bowl. Way to go Savannah, Milly, Brock, and Chase! We are proud of you!

Photo and information provided by Superintendent, Laura Hammack, Ph.D.

  Post Date: 08-15-2016

BCHS Students Investigate Crime Scene

Brown County High School is offering a new course - Principles of Biomedical Science. This a course that allows students to engage in activities and projects that mirror the real-world experiences of biomedical professionals. Students attempt to solve the mysterious death of Anna Garcia by investigating and analyzing information regarding her health and family history to help them ultimately determine her cause of death. Students who wish to continue have the potential to take two more courses, Human Body Systems and Medical Interventions, in their high school career.

Photo and information provided by BCHS Science Teacher, Mr. Jim McFall

Brown County Schools
Weather Station Forecast and Weather Cam

Sprunica Elementary School

2014 National Blue Ribbon
Award Recipient from the
U.S. Department of Education

School Grades for
Brown County Schools
2014-2015    2015-2016

High School - Grade: A
Junior High School - Grade: A
Intermediate School - Grade: A
Helmsburg Elementary - Grade: A
Sprunica Elementary - Grade: A
Van Buren Elementary - Grade: A

We congratulate our Students, Teachers, Principals, Parents, Board Members, and Community Members on this major accomplishment for our District.

~ BCS Superintendent
Dr. Laura Hammack, Ph.D.

Brown County
Four Star Schools

Helmsburg Elementary
2013 - 2014

Sprunica Elementary
2012 - 2013
2013 - 2014
2014 - 2015


Brown County High School
Ranks in the Top 8% of all
Indiana High Schools for
2015 & 2016
See US News and World Report

Brown County
Junior High School
"We The People Teams"

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013,
2014, 2015, 2016
State Champions

2013 & 2014
National Champions

2015 & 2016 National Runner Up