The School District of Black River Falls is committed to creating a learner-responsive environment that ensures educational excellence and life-long learning.
Exciting News! from Connie Seiber
The Nutrition Department was randomly selected for a validation review on the new regulations that were put in place in July of 2012 from the USDA. The Department of Public Instruction was scheduled to review the program from Monday, May 20 through Wednesday, May 22; however, the review turned out to be completed a day and half early. According to the consultants, “Since you are so organized and have everything in order, we will be leaving early.” During the exit interview, the Child Nutrition Program Consultants commented on how well trained the nutrition department is, spoke on how impressed they were with the students’ knowledge of the new regulations, and stated it was one of the best reviews they have seen. Their final words of recommendation included: “You need to find a way to showcase the great things you are doing here. Toot your horn.”
There is no school on Monday, May 27 due to the Memorial Day holiday; the District Office will be closed.
Forrest Street News from Mike Lichucki
Special thanks to Sarah Larkin. We have had a number of staffing issues down in EC/4K and she has done whatever it takes for the school, students, and families. We are extremely fortunate to have her. Many thanks to Sarah for everything she does!
Here is a link to the kindergarten field trip that was presented on WEAU:
Last Monday was our volunteer recognition ceremony. Thanks to Kalen Leque and Karen Haaglund for their organization.
The first grade was touring the public library this past week to find out more about summer reading programs.
Early Childhood and 4K had a fun day at the park this week.
Middle School News from Dave Roou
Students in Mike Downie’s and Allison Boerger’s social studies classes showcased Middle Ages projects this week. Students were given five project choices. While castle construction seems to be a popular choice, students also constructed dioramas, dressed in medieval costumes, created invention booklets, and wrote papers on Middle Ages personalities. What a creative group of students!
Mike Shepard's 8th grade social studies classes presented their annual "Decades Fair" on Thursday. Each group researched a decade's politics, sports, economy, and other items and then presented their findings on tri-fold boards set up in the commons. Students could also dress the part in order to add authenticity to their projects. Great job, Mike, and students on this hands-on project!
High School News from Tom Chambers
Nineteen Tiger Track and Field team members qualified to compete in the WIAA Division 2 Sectional Meet in Boscobel on Thursday night, including 10 individual qualifiers and 4 relay teams. Congratulations to Miranda Jessie who took first place in the triple jump to advance to the State Meet at UW-LaCrosse on May 31 and June 1. She will be joined by Jacob Gerzsik who took 4th place in the 100 meter dash to advance.
Congrats to Matt LaFaunge as he advanced to the Sectional round of golf at the Turtleback golf course next Wednesday.
Girls softball lost in their Regional Semi-Final game to West Salem 1-2 on Tuesday of this week to end their season.
The Baseball team played a great game this afternoon against Bloomer in the first round of baseball playoffs and came away with a 4-1 win. They will be in second round action next Tuesday.