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Class of 2017, have you scheduled your senior portraits?

Posted by on May 20, 2016 in News | 0 comments

BRFHS Yearbook Senior Portrait Deadline: October 26, 2016

The Breeze staff is beginning to plan the Black River Falls High School 2017 Breeze yearbook. In order to help students and parents make plans for senior portrait sessions and keep hassles to a minimum, the Breeze staff would like to share its senior portrait policy.

All photos submitted must meet the following requirements:

  • wallet-sized
  • color
  • vertical, head and shoulder shots
  • no name stamps, borders or obvious photo alteration (changes made to colors, content, etc. in Photoshop)
  • no pets, cars, props, etc.
  • one person per photo
  • all student attire must conform to the school dress code

Students are NOT required to use a professional photographer; however, if they do choose to have a friend or relative take their photos, they should keep the above rules in mind. Also, photos taken outdoors on cloudy days are often best, as the lighting isn’t too harsh.

To ensure the highest quality printing, please ask your photographer to submit your photo digitally, if possible. Photographers should send a 2×3, 300 DPI image on a CD to Breeze, Black River Falls High School, 1200 Pierce Street, Black River Falls, WI 54615 OR upload your photo to our Jostens website. We will post the link to that site on the high school website this summer when we know what it is. Please, do not send photos over email.

When submitting a photo via print or CD, please write the student’s full name clearly on the CD or back of the print.

Please check with your studio a few weeks before the deadline to make sure the photo was sent to our office. Make sure you have your photos in on time! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Breeze staff at julie.tiedens@brf.org.

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Important Upcoming Events!

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

Here is a long list of upcoming events. First things coming up for everyone and then items by grade level. Check them all out and schedule them into your calendar. It’s a busy time of the year!

Seniors

  • Any and all seniors who have completed their graduation requirements and would like to participate in the ceremony on Sunday, June 5th at 1:00 p.m. at Tiger Stadiummust attend the graduation practice at 12:05 p.m. on Friday, June 3rd at the high school.

Juniors, sophomores and freshmen

  • Check Skyward to be sure your schedule is complete for next year. If you need changes, please make a plan and schedule an appointment with a counselor before school is out.

All (or most) students

  • BAND AND CHOIR CONCERT – Tuesday, May 24 at 7:00 p.m. we welcome you all to come and listen to and enjoy the final band and choir concert of the year along with their awards ceremony. UPDATE: Please note that the High School Band and Choir Spring Awards Concert date has changed. It will be on Tuesday, May 17 at 7:30pm at the Lunda Theater.  The Middle School Choir Concert will be at 7:00pm on Tuesday, May 24.
  • ROTARY SPONSORED ATHLETIC BANQUET – Also, Wednesday, May 18 at 6:00 p.m. The BRF Rotary Club will again sponsor the annual Athletic Banquet. We encourage and welcome any and all student athletes from all sports to attend with their parents, again now in the new High School Commons for a great meal and celebration of Tiger Athletics.
  • TIGER INVESTMENT CLUB BANQUET – Wednesday, May 18 Thursday,  May 19 at 11:00 a.m. the Tiger Investment Club (TIC), which invests a portfolio of over $80,000 of real money annually and spends any profit on needs for students and teachers, will be holding their annual meeting and luncheon. If you are interested in finding out more about the club or the luncheon, contact Mr. Wrobel at extension 2250.
  • BRFHS SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS CEREMONY – Wednesday, May 25 at 7:00 p.m. we invite many of our senior students to come and be awarded with literally a total of 10s of thousands of dollars in scholarships from our many generous local families and businesses. This ceremony will be held at the Lunda Theater and is by invitation only with a reception to follow.
  • FINAL EXAMS – This year exams will be held on Wednesday – Friday, June 1-3. Click here for the schedule It is absolutely essential that all students are in school on those days to complete their exams. Please do not plan any absences, appointments or vacations for those three days.
  • SUMMER SCHOOL – From June 6 – June 10 we will be holding our first week of summer school and June 13 – 17 will be our second week. For more information on this, contact the counseling office at 715-284-4324 ext 2020.
  • SUMMER COMPUTER CODING CAMP -It’s never too early to learn to code. Black River Falls Middle School and High School students will have the opportunity to attend a two day (afternoon) computer coding camp this summer. The camp will be held June 13th and 14th from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Black River Falls Middle School. The camp will feature Gerald Bauer from JB Systems in Eau Claire as its guest speaker. Gerald has been involved in a collaborative IT project with the Black River Falls High School The camp includes lunch, followed by several STEM technology related sessions students will have the opportunity to choose from. Sessions include activities in photo editing, drag and drop coding, and robotics. Participants will receive a free USB flash drive containing camp resource they will take home with them. There is no cost for the camp. It is being run by a group of Black River Falls High School students who are participating in a NTO/STEM Grant funded by the Department of Public Instruction. The grant’s purpose is to introduce and encourage students to consider STEM occupations, especially females who make up only 26% of the computing workforce. Register here
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2016-17 Student Schedule Matrix Available!

Posted by on Apr 20, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Find your 2016-17 student matrix here.

 

 

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Wisconsin Consent Laws and Mandatory Reporters

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

This week, senior Kyla Rave spoke with school social worker about Wisconsin’s consent laws and mandatory reporters. See the video here.

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What do the grade marks in Canvas mean?

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

Take a look at this great resource from Canvas.

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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.

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