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Dear Parents and Community,

           Welcome to the 2013 – 2014 school year. I am very excited to have the opportunity to serve as the principal here at Brodhead High School.  This will be my 17th year at BHS and every year I am amazed at the accomplishments of our students and staff. Our school has a tremendous record of success and achievement. This has been accomplished through the hard work of our students, staff and parents. The great support of our community has also played a large role in the success of our school.

          We are coming off another very successful year. Our test scores remain very solid and we continue to achieve our goals.  Our graduation rate remains one of the highest in the state at 98%.  Almost 70% of our student body participates in some form of activity in the school and 58% are on our honor roll.  Senior Projects once again had a tremendous year as the class of 2013 was able to raise over $30,550 for different groups and organizations.  Over the last six years we have raised over $106,000 and helped over 100 different organizations.

BHS also had another terrific year in sports. We won conference titles in Girls Basketball, (three in a row) and Wrestling (Two in a row).  We came in second in five other sports.  The Football team qualified for the playoffs for the 22nd year in a row.  We also had two people qualify for state in Track.

The High School has experienced several years of increased success rates in many areas.  Although we remain very strong academically, we are working on methods to take the next step to a higher level of success.  We will be implementing new intervention plans and behavioral plans to help take this next step.  This system, known as RTI, will help us identify student weaknesses and develop strategies to address these areas.  We will also be implementing a new character education program in which our student council and teachers will work together to promote a positive school climate.  This is a proactive approach that stresses respect, responsibility, and trust.  By stressing these expectations to students we hope they will graduate as better citizens and people.  Although education continues to change, we will continue to grow and improve with this ever changing scenery.  Our goal is to move Brodhead High School forward and be one of the best schools in the area.

 *** Please remember that there is a freshmen orientation on August 13 at 6:00 p.m. and students will pick up schedules and student handbooks.  A parent meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., followed by the Co-curricular meeting at 7:30 p.m. 

I would like to see all freshmen at the orientation; many things will be covered that they will need to know for the school year.

 Yours in education,

 Jim Matthys



·        320 students [Approx.]

·        Class sizes of 15-28

·        Pupil/teacher ratio of 1:17

·        Daily attendance rate of 96%

·        98% graduation rate

·        58% of student body on Honor Roll

·        95% of students had zero F’s




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