Submitted by rukamau on June 7, 2012 - 3:33pm
The School District of Black River Falls is committed to creating a learner-responsive environment that ensures educational excellence and life-long learning.
…to ALL of our coaches and extra-curricular advisors for successful seasons and programs throughout the 2011-2012 school year! Your time, energy, and efforts to work with students in this capacity are greatly appreciated. In fact, we hope to have a special appreciation week for these individuals in September.
…to ALL of our cooks, custodians, bus drivers, aides, secretaries, non-represented staff, teachers, and board members for another year of hard work and dedication to the Black River Falls School District and our students.
Brian Stemper's 8th grade manufacturing class finished up their projects: 3rd hour produced "pig-shaped" candy dispensing machines and 4th hour made miniature foosball tables. Great job kids!
The sixth grade held their annual High Quiz Bowl competitions on May 30 with each In-House having a team of four students competing in a "round-robin-type" tournament. Christy Roush read the questions for the tournament with various students helping with the timer and scoreboard. The two winning teams, Andrea Rockney's and Mike Downie's class teams, advanced to the championship round during In-House with Dave Roou reading the questions to determine the 2012 Champions. Andrea's team got to "take home the trophy" for this year's event. The team names will be engraved on the High Quiz Bowl plaque that will be on display in the trophy case. Congrats to all the sixth grade teams for a job well done!
The middle school's last day ended with the annual "Last Day Awards Assembly" in the theater where students were recognized for participation in extracurricular activities such as band, tennis, track and field, creative writing and art awards, and many others. Students then went to the Lunda Park and Hoffman Aquatic Center for a morning of (chilly!) swimming and other informal sports and activities.
Students in 6th grade enjoyed a great trip to Wisconsin Dells. The trip consisted of a ride on the famous "Wisconsin Ducks" and a stop at a local restaurant to enjoy lunch together. Chip Elliot, middle school head custodian, took a vacation day so that he could help provide supervision. Can you imagine? A custodian taking a personal day so he could chaperone a field trip for students!! Wow! What a great way to make connections and get involved with the kids. Thanks Chip!
Students in Shawn Moretti's Health class were visited by Julie Meyer from Western Dairyland. Julie provided a very informative and interactive presentation on health issues involving sexuality and safe and responsible behaviors, which include abstinence, contraception, and STD prevention.
We are still looking for the following coaches:
- High School Assistant Volleyball Coach
- High School C-Team Girls Basketball Coach
- Middle School Boys Basketball Head Interscholastic Coach
- Middle School 7th/8th Tennis Coach