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Welcome to Brookwood Elementary

Dear Brookwood Families and Community,

As principal of Brookwood Elementary, it is my pleasure to welcome everyone back for another exceptional year.  We are excited to have the students back in our classrooms and hallways filling them with energy and enthusiasm for learning.  It is our mission to help every child feel welcomed, connected, and a part of the Brookwood family.

Additionally, we strive to challenge each student to grow by cultivating a "growth mindset" to endure the challenges of a rigorous curriculum.  At Brookwood we have dedicated teachers who spend hours planning, collaborating and creating classroom activities that extends beyond the brick and mortar of our wonderful building to ensure high student engagement in the learning process.  Our staff is committed to researched based best educational practices and analyzing academic data to determine current skill level and to set goals for growth and improvement.   We believe in capitalizing on very minute to ensure each student maximizes to their fullest potential.

Families, you are the most vital component of this process.  Research confirms and statistics support that when schools and families partner, students are more successful and productive.  We eagerly welcome your support. We have one of the finest Parent Teacher Councils in the State of Michigan. Our parents and staff are united in supporting all students and the Brookwood family.  Teachers also welcome classroom volunteers and your gifts, talents, resources and expertise to support.

I am honored to serve as the principal of Brookwood.  It is truly a privilege to be a part of a community where parents, teachers, and students care for each other and strive to build positive relationships that support academic and social growth.  Please feel free to contact me at 616-455-0030 or [email protected].

Once again, welcome back!  Let's make it another great year at Brookwood together.


Lorenzo Bradshaw, Principal

Information Regarding Snow Days

Snow Day Infomation PDF

Please take a look at this PDF if you have any questions or concerns about the recent snow days.


School Supply List

2021-2022 School Supply List

Brookwood News 2021

Upcoming dates of no school:

Friday September 3rd (Labor Day)

Monday September 6th (Labor Day)

Brookwood Picture Day

Wednesday September 22nd is Brookwood's picture day.

Brookwood News 2020

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PEAKS (Gifted and Talented) program and application process for 2022-2023

Important details regarding the PEAKS (Gifted and Talented) program and application process for the 2022-2023 school year can be found here:


Mayor Kepley Read to our K-2 Classes


Mayor Stephen Kepley, who serves the City of Kentwood, came to Brookwood Elementary to read to students in Kindergarten through Second Grade. The students were very engaged and enjoyed the stories! 


Thank you, Mayor Kepley!



A Tale of American History Through the Lens of African Americans


The 3rd grade students at Brookwood put their research, writing, presentation and speaking standards/skills on display. They created monologues to share the contributions of African Americans to American History for families, staff, students and community. Over 650 stakeholders took a walk through the African American exhibit. 


In addition, our 3rd grade students prepared homemade peach cobbler and banana pudding to accompany the “ taste of soul”, featuring: macaroni & cheese, yams, collard greens/ cornbread, fried chicken, etc. 


All Brookwood 3rd grade students were included in this display of African American figures... including our students with Autism. We are so proud of our students.


Thank you Martin Garay, Leah Slot, Jordan Cross, Betsy Peterson, Meredith Greengard-Johnson support staff and families for creating memories for our Brookwood community.


It was an amazing day to be a Brookwood Bobcat! 





Fourth Grade Blogging: Tom the Turkey

"To Blog = To Share + To Connect + To Create + To Inspire!"


Today, Mr. Jongekrijg's 4th grade class blogged about a turkey named Tom. This tasked challenged students to  write, read, revise, and respond to one another's blog. You may determine Tom the Turkey's fate this Thursday. Enjoy your Thanksgiving.



Healthy Disagreement


Friday, November 15, 2019, Brookwood was a school divided.  We strongly disagreed but we are never disagreeable. “Go Green, Go White” VS “Go Blue” was a highly contested subject matter in BW Bobcat Territory. However, a tailgate comprised of delicious food and treats coupled with fun banter made it a great day to be a Brookwood Bobcat.