Welcome to Brownell

Brownell Elementary School named after the Herbert Brownell family, was dedicated in 1965.  The K-5th grade elementary school is located at 60th and Aylesworth Avenue in northeast Lincoln.  Brownell Elementary School became a Title I Targeted Assisted school in 2008 and became a Title Wide school in 2012.  Also, in 2008 Brownell became a Community Learning Center site with the support of The Northeast Family Center.  Students at Brownell are fortunate to have Physical Education, Music, Art, Technology and Media as part of their weekly rotation schedule.  For the 2014-15 school year there will be three sections of kindergarten, first, third and fourth grade and two sections for second and fifth grade.

Message From the Principal

Chris Schefdore, Principal

Welcome to the Brownell Elementary School website.  I am honored to be the principal at Brownell Elementary School, working with a caring, dedicated staff to our students.  Our priority is student achievement.  Our Mission Statement says it all – Becoming your BEST in the Brownell Learning Community:  Believe, Excel, Succeed Together.  Brownell Elementary School is home to the Buffalo.

Brownell follows the principals of B.I.S.T (Behavior Intervention Support Team).  B.I.S.T is a school-wide behavior management plan that increases student learning time, stops disruptive/hurtful behavior, and teaches skills that will lead to life success.  Brownell Staff will partner with your child to develop skills to reach these goals.

B.I.S.T. Helps Students Work on These Life Goals:

  1. I can take good care of myself, even if I am mad.
  2. I can be productive and follow directions even if I don’t want to.
  3. I can be okay when others are not okay.

The Two Basic Rules of B.I.S.T. are:

  1. It is never okay to be disruptive!
  2. It is never okay to be hurtful!

You can see more information on B.I.S.T. by clicking our the BIST tab.

Working Together We Can Make a Difference!

Chris Schefdore