Creative Writing

By Jamie Niman Our first writing exercise utilized story maps to organize key information from a music video we watched in class (Aha – Take on Me).  Students were given time to write using the story map and beginning/ending prompts. We also used character cards... read more

Culinary Class

By Kelly Vaughn This week in the Culinary elective, we continued our discussion of Lewis & Clark and the food they ate along their journey.  One of the foods we discussed were the vegetables they might find growing along the way. Since the local Southern Illinois... read more

Art Class

By Jamie Niman Art students were given sketchbooks to travel and draw in during the summer program.  We introduced materials (H and B pencils, charcoal, blenders, kneaded erasers, art pens, paints, mixed media resources), discussed how to use them, and looked at... read more

African Drumming

By Marian Appiah-Kubi On Monday’s session, campers got to read about and discuss the history of the djembe, the drum featured in this elective class; watch videos of drum circles in several countries, including Mali, Japan, and the U.S., that feature the djembe;... read more

Cache River Trip

By Nathan Talley What a trip down the Cache River this year!  Before heading out on the water we went to the Visitor Center to learn about the history of the Cache and some of its residents.  The students got to learn about, and see, local snakes and ways to identify... read more

Culinary Class

By Kelly Vaughn This week in Culinary, we learned about measurements.  In the first session, we learned about measuring spoons, dry measuring cups, a liquid measuring cup and what ingredients to use with them.  The students participated in a great discussion on what... read more

Media Memories

By Barbara Lawrence This week our explorers were introduced to several programs on their computers that can be used to create a visual journal: iMovie (movies), GarageBand (podcasts), Keynote (slide shows), iBook (booklets), and Storyboard That (comic books).  They... read more

Blueberry Picking

By Anna Milano What could have been seen as a challenge by some turned out to be a fun and relaxing late morning on a warm sunny Southern Illinois day. Students got the chance to pick blueberries and blackberries – an easier foraging endeavor than Lewis and... read more

2016 End of the Year

Thursday, June 2nd Southern Illinois Music Festival Soiree Brehm School Student Activities Center Hosted by The Brehm Foundation 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Chamber Music Soiree featuring outstanding musicians from across the U.S. and is directed by award winning maestro... read more

1000 Paper Cranes

Barb Lawrence’s Literature class and English class just finished reading “Sadako and the 1000 Paper Cranes.”  We have discussed the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II, watched videos about the effects of radiation on humans and... read more

Prom Update – Tux Rental

Mr. Tuxedo to be onsite to measure for tuxes Saturday night of Spring Family Weekend. They will be in the Cyber Café from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. If you would like your son to rent a tux they can measure him that evening! Below is a direct link to their website: Save &... read more

Career Exploration

Juniors and Seniors from Brehm Preparatory School signed up for career exploration sessions at John A. Logan community college.  They were split into two groups based on their interests: Health Careers Showcase or the Applied Technology Tour.  Students were introduced... read more