Amazing night of beautiful music by both our 3rd and 4th grade students! Special shoutout to our rockstar music teacher, Mrs. Swenson! 💜
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This week’s Staff Spotlight: Ann Swenson- Music Teacher What are your hobbies and interests? Spending time with family, traveling, quilting How long have you been teaching? 16 years Where did you grow up? New Hampton, Iowa Tell us about your family: My husband Jason works at Athene, my son Nolan, is a 3rd grader at Walnut Hills Elementary. We also have a dog named Ally. If you could share a meal with any individual, living or dead, who it be? Why? My grandparents. I wish I could ask them more questions about their lives. I also wish they could meet and know Nolan. Where is the best place you’ve ever visited? Switzerland. I love the mountains! What's the most daring thing you've ever done? Paragliding in Jackson, Wyoming Where did you go to college? Simpson College for BM and Viterbo University for MA Why did you get into teaching? I wanted to share my love of music with as many young people as possible! My mom was also a music teacher, and my dad taught biology.
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So much love at our “Give Love” parties today! The acts of service and care for others were just amazing — plus we had lots of fun (and sugar)!
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So much love at our “Give Love” parties today! The acts of service and care for others were just amazing — plus we had lots of fun (and sugar)!
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This week’s Staff Spotlight: Traci Bryant- 1st Grade Teacher What are your hobbies and interests? My family enjoys traveling and doing things outside. I also enjoy going to my kids activities. We get to watch a lot of baseball games and dance competitions. When I have some time to myself, I enjoy exercising and reading. How long have you been teaching? I have been teaching 20 some years. I have lost track :) I taught in Johnston for two years after college and have been in Waukee in first grade since the 2000-2001 school year. Where did you grow up? I grew up in Urbandale. I went to Urbandale schools from Kindergarten through high school. My parents lived in Urbandale until last year when they moved to Waukee. Tell us about your family: My husband, Paul and our 2 kids live in the Brookview neighborhood. Our kids loved going to Brookview with me. Colin is now a 10th grader at Waukee High School and Ella is a 7th grader at South Middle School. Paul is an accountant at a firm in West Des Moines. Paul and I both grew up in the Des Moines area and still love having our families here close to our family. My parents live in Waukee and have a house at the Lake of the Ozarks. We love spending time together at the Ozarks. Where is the best place you’ve ever visited? I love going to any of the Virgin Islands - or really any island! My family enjoys going on vacations to the Caribbean. One of our favorite trips was chartering a catamaran boat with family and friends and sailing to different islands in the USVI and the BVI! The most adventurous trip and wonderful sight-seeing trip we have gone on is hiking and exploring in Canadian Rocky Mountains. Where did you go to college? I went to the University of Northern Iowa. What is the best part of teaching? The best part of teaching is getting hugs everyday ( first graders give the best hugs) and seeing the growth all of my students make throughout the year!
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So proud of our amazing BV Leaders at the LIM Symposium this morning!
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BV Field House Basketball Night! So proud of these amazing 5th Grade music leaders! 💜💛
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This week’s Staff Spotlight: Linda Warman- Kindergarten teacher What are your hobbies and interests? I enjoy spending time with family, reading/learning, taking pictures, traveling, hiking, and knitting. How long have you been teaching? Yikes! This will be my 40th year teaching! Where did you grow up? I grew up in Maryville, Missouri. Tell us about your family: Tom and I will be celebrating our 40th anniversary this year! We have 3 sons. Our twins, Brad and Wade, are 34 and live in Pleasant Hill. Our 24 year old, Reed, lives less than two minutes from us:) Tom and Reed are both in the golf course business. Tom is the superintendent at Copper Creek and Woodland Hills. Reed is an assistant superintendent at Glen Oaks Country Club. Where did you go to college? Northwest Missouri State University Why did you get into teaching? I got into teaching because my dad was in education. He was a teacher, coach, principal, superintendent and college professor. What is the best part of teaching? I think one of the best parts of teaching is that kindergartners LOVE school. They are so excited about learning, being around their friends and they love me no matter what:) Kindergarten is also a year of tremendous growth and I get to be a part of the academic/social changes that happen for each student.
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Family Leadership Night was a success! So wonderful to welcome so many families into our school to learn about the 7 Habits and work on acts of service to make a positive impact on the world around us!
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This year, we will be highlighting staff members from Brookview so you can get to know us a little more OUTSIDE of the classroom. This week’s Staff Spotlight: Valori Bross- Special Education Associate What are your hobbies and interests? Singing, piano, entertaining, eating out with friends and family. How long have you been teaching? 6 years Where did you grow up? On a farm by Fort Dodge (Badger, Iowa) What is a little known fact about yourself? I used to back up sing in Branson, Missouri Tell us about your family: I’m married to Brad, we have 2 kids: Allyna is in 8th grade and Valdon 7th. We are so thankful they spent all their elementary years at Brookview! Where did you go to college? University of Northern Iowa What is the best part of teaching? When a child is proud of their work. Especially if it’s hard for them. If you could share a meal with any individual, living or dead, who would it be? Why? Wish I could eat with my dad again. I’d love to talk to him, and share everything about great life. We’d definitely have dessert too!
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School Information

Address

Brookview Elementary
8000 EP True Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Contact

Phone: 515.987.5166
Attendance: 515.987.2744
Fax: 515.225.4578

School Time

Regular: 8:50 - 3:40
Early Dismissal: 1:40

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Facts at a Glance

656

Number of students enrolled at Brookview

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District elementary science proficiency

2004

Year Brookview was remodeled

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