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Black River Falls High School
715-284-4324 [phone]
715-284-7626 [fax]
1200 Pierce Street
Black River Falls, WI 54615

Tom Chambers, Principal
Lisa McCullough, Assistant Principal
Jim Rufsholm, Activities Director
Marilyn Grace, Secretary
Ruth Casper, Secretary
Karen Kutcher, Counseling Secretary

Athletics and Other Co-Curricular Activities

Co-Curricular Handbook Find out about the guidelines and principles that give direction to the activities that take place in our high school.

WIAA Athletic Physical Form Every other year, students who participate in athletics are required to submit this WIAA physical form before the begin practice.

Alternate Year Card On the year that the physical form does not need to be completed by a doctor, athletes must file this form.

ImPACT Testing Parent Letter ImPACT is a computerized exam developed by concussion experts at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and used in many professional, collegiate, and high school sports programs across the country to assist with the diagnosis and management of head injuries. Complete the permission form.

Student Senate Student Senate was established in 2005 with the goal of providing a voice for students within our school.

General Information


Canvas [info] This site contains class information and content as well as grades.

Career Cruising This website gives students personalized access to career profiles and exploration.

Skyward Family Access Find your child's attendance, health information, lunch account and contact information.


Student Registration Form [info] If you'd like to enroll your child at the School District of Black River Falls, use this form.

Transportation Contract [info] Fill out this form for district transportation.

Immunization Record You may view your child’s immunization record from your computer on the Wisconsin Immunization Registry (WIR). You can submit a printout of this form to the district or you can obtain a copy from your medical provider’s office. If you'd like you can also print and fill out an immunization record.

Free and Reduced Meal Applications [info] Find out meal costs as well as how to apply for the program. Applications can be submitted at any time.

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Upcoming Events

2:30 pm District-Wide Open House
District-Wide Open House
Aug 30 @ 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Instead of trying to juggle several different visits spread throughout the week, you can come to any of the schools to drop off supplies, meet [...]
7:00 pm Band @ Lunda Park Band Shell
Band @ Lunda Park Band Shell
Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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7:00 pm Marching Tigers Concert in the Park @ Lunda Park
Marching Tigers Concert in the Park @ Lunda Park
Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marching Tigers perform at Lunda Park. Students meet at bandshell at 6:30pm.
all-day Begin Senate Nomination Period @ BRFHS
Begin Senate Nomination Period @ BRFHS
Sep 1 – Sep 16 all-day
Students who are interested in running for a seat on Student Senate will need to complete nomination forms by 16 September.

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Registration for 2016-17 is open!

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Please register all your children for the new school year!

Here is the link to Skyward’s Family Access.

Here is a link to videos and resources for getting the most out of your Family Access portal.

Online registration video and directions to print

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Picture Day – Friday, September 2nd

Posted by on Aug 12, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Students be ready! On Friday, September 2nd we have picture day!


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Laptop Handout – Open House

Posted by on Aug 12, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Just a reminder that this year’s laptop handout and open house is scheduled as follows:

Tuesday, August 30th – 2:30 – 5:30 – all returning HS students (Sophomores – Seniors) – come any time before 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 30th – 5:30 – 6:30 – all freshmen and new students – please be in the commons promptly by 5:30 p.m.

Please remember that a parent or guardian must accompany each student.


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Advanced Placement – College Credit and Excellent Preparation

Posted by on Jul 14, 2016 in News | 0 comments

At Black River Falls High School, we offer a wide variety of educational opportunities for all students.  For our college-bound students, we are able to offer Advanced Placement (AP) coursework which allows students in high school to learn college-level material and then have an opportunity to take a national test to earn college credit for mastery of their subject matter.

For a smaller rural school, we offer 6 different AP courses, including:

  • AP Psychology,
  • AP US History,
  • AP Biology,
  • AP English Literature and Composition,
  • AP Calculus, and
  • AP Spanish.  

This year, we are also adding a new course,

  • AP Environmental Science.

Our students have benefited greatly from these courses as they are introduced to challenging college-level reading and writing expectations as well as the possibility to earn credit at a reduced cost before entering their freshmen year.  It is both a time and a cost savings for our students.

In May of 2016, we had 53 students take 76 AP Exams.  Of those 53 students, 24 earned college credit by scoring a 3, 4, or 5 (on a 5 point scale) on the national exams.  College Board exams are extremely difficult and although not all students will earn credit, our school equally values the experience as well as the credit earning option.

We also had numerous students earn special recognition through the AP program by achieving above average excellence.

AP Scholar with Distinction:  This award is granted to students who score a 3 or higher on FIVE or more AP Exams.  This means these students will earn a minimum of 15 college credits before walking on their college campus.  

Bradley Bluedorn

Bradley Bluedorn

Nikolas Pardoe

Nikolas Pardoe







AP Scholar with Honor:  This award is granted to students who score a 3 or higher on FOUR or more AP Exams.  This means these students will earn a minimum of 12 college credits before walking on their college campus.

  • Matt Bronsdon
  • Kacey Koenigs

AP Scholar: This award is granted to students who score a 3 or higher on THREE or more AP Exams.  This means these students will earn a minimum of 9 college credits before walking on their college campus.

  • Keoinia Dobson
  • Daniel Forman
  • Mariah Gaier
  • Tyler Leadholm
  • Noah Matousek
We are very proud of our students and also appreciative of the extra time and hard work our AP teachers give to offer these challenging courses.  Many AP teachers provide extra study sessions, tutoring, and additional course activities to prepare these students for the exams.  Obviously, our teachers and students are working hard and we honor all of them!
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Rykken participates in AP program reading

Posted by on Jul 10, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Social studies teacher Paul Rykken was selected to participate in the College Board’s Annual AP Reading in AP US History. Each June, AP teachers and college faculty members from around the world gather in the United States to evaluate and score the free-response sections of the AP Exams.

AP Readers are high school and college educators who represent many of the world’s leading academic institutions. The AP Reading is a unique forum in which an academic dialogue between educators is both fostered and encouraged. “The Reading draws upon the talents of some of the finest teachers and professors that the world has to offer,” said Trevor Packer, Senior Vice President, AP and Instruction at the College Board. “It fosters professionalism, allows for the exchange of ideas, and strengthens the commitment to students and to teaching. We are very grateful for the contributions of talented educators like Paul Rykken.”

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Laptop Bag/Backpack notice! HS open house and laptop handout at the high school is this Tuesday, August 30th. Sophomores – seniors from 2:30..

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Good luck to our girls swimmers at they compete at Eau Claire North today!

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We’re hosting a volleyball invitational at the field house! It starts at 9 am today. Good luck, girls! #tiGRRpride

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Boys varsity football kicks off at 7 p.m. tonight in Tomah. Go get ’em! #tiGRRpride

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Black River Falls High School is a Gilder Lehrman affiliate school.  Gilder Lehrman named BRFHS teacher Paul Rykken 2014 Wisconsin History Teacher of the Year.

Untitled-1Black River Falls High School is the site of a PBS News Hour Student Reporting Lab.

Falls History Project

Since 2000, we have been exploring and documenting the history of our region with the goal of establishing a research archive for future students and community members. We have compiled more than 600 pages of material through our annual projects, including 42 interviews with local residents on a variety of topics. Read more...

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Black River Falls HS is located at 1200 Pierce Street in Black River Falls, Wisconsin. Our office can be reached by phone at 715-284-4324. Our fax number is 715-284-7626.