Feb. 7 is a big day at Brookfield High School, because it’s senior night for the boys basketball team.
School officials hope people will be able to come a little early for a family trivia night they are calling “Are You Smarter Than a High Schooler.”
Doors open at 4 p.m., and the trivia questions start flying at 4:30 p.m. The junior varsity plays at 5:30 p.m. and the varsity at 7 p.m.
Parents, students and teachers will be put into groups for questions created by the students. Prizes such as basketball admission, concession stand vouchers and gift cards will be awarded.
Each academic department will set up displays about what they are doing, the guidance office will have scholarship information and the Maker Space also will have a table.
Principal Kristin Foster said the success of Santa’s Breakfast, which was put on by the senior class during Warrior Winterfest in December, prompted her to look for other ways to bring the community into the school.
“People want to come in, they want something to do, and this is a great facility. Why not use it for family engagement?” Foster said. “It’s easy to have (literacy) nights in the middle school and the elementary and reading and things like that. At the high school level, it’s a little bit harder to get – we’re not gonna have story time.”
She put the question of what kind of event could be held to the teachers, and the idea of a trivia night emerged, she said.
“The staff is 100 percent responsible for this,” Foster said. “Everyone has a job that they’re doing for the night.”
The Brookfield Federation of Teachers is providing some of the prizes.
Retired teacher Bob Kozar will take over halftime at the basketball game to ask trivia questions that test the crowd’s Warrior knowledge and award prizes, Foster said.