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Course Descriptions for 2015-16 Available

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in News | 0 comments

The course description book for the 2015-16 school year is now available online.

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Important Information for Juniors!

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Attention All Juniors!

On Tuesday, March 3rd all juniors need to come to school for the ACT test.
If you don’t take it that day, you will be required to complete the test on the make-up day.

Freshmen, Sophomores and Seniors – you do not need to come to school that day – March 3rd.

On Wednesday, March 4th all juniors need to come to school for the WorkKeys test.
Students will be transported to Castle Hill Supper Club for the test from 8:00 am – 12:30 pm.

If you don’t take it that day, you will be required to complete the test on the make-up day.

All other students come for a regular school day – March 4th.

What you need:

 

What you can’t have:

  • You may NOT have your PHONE in the testing room. Leave it at home, in your car, or at the very least – in your locker.
  • You may NOT have your book bag, laptop bag, or any other personal items in the testing room. Leave all items in your locker.
  • You may NOT wear a watch that beeps, have headphones or any other electronic device, or have any reading material or homework in the testing room. Leave all items in your locker.

To do your best:

  • Have a good night of sleep and be well-rested on Tuesday.
  • Do not get frustrated. If you do not know the answer or if you are short on time, it is to your advantage to guess.
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March 3rd – Juniors only at school for ACT testing

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in News | 0 comments

On Tuesday, March 3rd, all the high school juniors in the state of Wisconsin will be taking the ACT test.

At BRFHS, only the juniors need to come in for a special breakfast and the ACT test. Freshman, sophomore and senior students do not need to report to school that day (3/3/15).

On the morning of Wednesday, March 4th, Juniors will also be taking a state test, the WorkKeys , but ALL students need to report to school as normal for that day.

 

More information for Juniors

On Tuesday, March 3rd, all the high school juniors in the state of Wisconsin will be taking the ACT test. This test is the same ACT test that has been used as a college entrance exam for years.

For most of our students, the scores they earn on the test on March 3rd can be used for applying to college (whether technical, 2-year or 4-year). We encourage students to do their absolute best to help them earn their way into the college program of their choice.

In order to focus on the importance of this exam for our juniors, on March 3rd, all juniors will come to school and be served a special breakfast before they sit down to take the ACT exam, On that Tuesday, all other grades (freshmen, sophomores and seniors) do not need to attend school. Juniors will complete the ACT before noon and have the opportunity to eat lunch and are then free to go home.

During that afternoon on March 3rd, our staff will be receiving professional development learning as part of our ongoing training to improve our teaching craft.

On the following day, Wednesday, March 4th, all students will need to come to school, however, our juniors will be taking the WorkKeys exam. They will have breakfast here and then be taken by bus to Castle Hill where they will take the WorkKeys test. This will allow us to have the required testing setup and a quiet uninterrupted atmosphere there for the test. At the same time, it will allow us to continue running all our other classes at the high school. The WorkKeys test checks students’ preparedness for the work world. It tests them on applied math (that’s everyday math skills), locating information (mostly in technical and everyday documents) and thirdly, reading for information. Students who take this exam can earn what is called a National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC). This is a certificate that can become a part of their resume to show how well they are prepared for future jobs. We are beginning to work with local businesses to make them more aware of and to recognize the NCRC in their hiring practices.

 

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Black River Falls High School is a Gilder Lehrman affiliate school. Exploring History Through Images and Documents: Document of the Month. 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.

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.

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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