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Student Survey

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Link to Student Survey (Updated on May 7, 2015)

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We are looking for YOUR help!

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in News | 0 comments

The BRF PTO is looking for volunteers to help with events throughout the school year! By completing this form, you are adding your name to our list of volunteers. We appreciate any help that you are able to provide.

PTO Volunteer Sign Up
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Summer Exporations 2015

Posted by on Apr 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Summer Explorations 2015 Flyer

Please return the enrollment form to school by April 15th!

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Teacher Requests

Posted by on Feb 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Elementary Teacher Request Form 2015-2016

Requests are due April 2, 2015!

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2014-15 Student Supply Lists

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 in News | 0 comments

5th Grade Supply List

4th Grade Supply List

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What is Reader’s Workshop?

Posted by on Feb 22, 2014 in News | 0 comments

IMG_0552.JPG - guided reading - CookThis is the second installment of what Literacy Collaborative looks like in the School District of Black River Falls. Reader’s Workshop is one of the three blocks in the Literacy Collaborative framework.

The goal of this block for primary students (K-2nd) is for students to gain knowledge of the reading process through guided reading where students in small groups read texts selected to meet their specific needs and through independent reading where they read a variety of self-selected and teacher-selected texts. Students engage in conversation about literature and activities that support comprehension of texts. Other students at this time, when not receiving direct instruction, are actively engaged in independent reading, writing, and word study centers.

The goal of this block for intermediate students (3rd-5th) is for students to read for extended periods a variety of self-selected and teacher-selected texts at their instructional levels. They construct meaning through personal and textual connections demonstrated in weekly reading journal letters between students and teachers, regular meetings in guided reading groups, and literature study groups. Students internalize effective comprehension strategies that they apply to fiction and nonfiction texts.

Watch for more exciting literacy information to come!

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Literacy Collaborative, Explained

Posted by on Jan 19, 2014 in News | 0 comments

What is Literacy Collaborative?

Literacy Collaborative is a school structure designed to support teacher instruction to improve reading, writing, and language skills of students from 4K through eighth grade.

How Does Literacy Collaborative Work?

sarahstaff1At its heart Literacy Collaborative is a professional development framework for teachers to increase literacy learning. The model helps schools and teachers develop exemplary literacy programs by:

  • Implementing proven teaching methods that are student-centered, language-based, and process oriented.
  • Establishing in-district and school-based literacy leadership teams and literacy coaches who monitor the framework’s implementation and train classroom teachers in literacy.
  • Providing in-depth professional development on-site for every member of a school’s literacy team.
  • Assessing student and teacher progress and delivering on-going professional development.
  • Providing consistent language and instructional methods 4K-grade 8 that are designed to meet the needs of individual students.

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More about Gebhardt Elementary

Gebhardt Elementary, which is home to the district's fourth and fifth grade classes, is located at 411 Gebhardt Road in Black River Falls, Wisconsin.

Our office, which is open from 7:20 a.m. to 3:20 p.m., can be reached by phone at 715-284-5125.

Our Pledge

I am respectful and responsible every day.
I do not bully when I play.
Learning is something I should do at school.
It makes me smart, and it's our rule.
I'm always respectful, honest, and kind, so our school is awesome, and it will shine!

School Schedule

7:45 - 1st bell rings
7:55 - 2nd bell all students should be in their classrooms
2:55 - end-of-day dismissal


Mike Lichucki, Principal
Jennifer Guenther, Secretary