It is with deepest appreciation and respect that we celebrate the successful referendum vote. The number of hours that were dedicated to researching and communicating about the issues surrounding the referendum is amazing. A simple thank-you hardly covers the work done on behalf of our students of today and our students yet to come.
Although the outcome is important, I also need tell you how inspired I am by the collaborative, respectful and positive communications that have been had throughout our community over these last months. A referendum can be very emotional, but together we connected the corners of our community and showed everyone that we can unite together for a common purpose in spite of our differences.
Great things are truly happening in the School District of Black River Falls. Tiger Pride is running rampant and will continue! So many people from the community became ambassadors for the referendum information. Thank you for the role you played in this incredible journey, for we wouldn’t be celebrating if it wasn’t for each one of you coming together to help carry the load.
As a community, we have a lot of work ahead of us. Input from the staff and community, as well as the guidance of industry professionals, will lead us to the best outcomes! That work is on the forefront for sure, but right now we celebrate a turning of the page in the Black River Falls story and an affirmation of our mission to “Inspire Excellence” in all we do! Thank you so much for your trust and faith that we will continue to make decisions that reflect our community values and will serve our students for generations to come!
Your partner in education,
Dr. Shelly Severson
The Marching Tigers and BRFHS cheerleaders were invited to perform at the Wal-Mart Re-Grand Opening ceremony on Friday, September 19. The band played several pep band tunes and led the National Anthem and the cheerleaders performed rousers and helped lead the Wal-Mart cheer.
Brad Markhardt and the FFA leadership group received a board commendation for being named as the Outstanding Agriculture Education program. Outstanding leadership and community outreach are hallmarks of this quality program!
Watch Markhardt and his team accept their commendations from the school board!
Congratulations to Joel Kinder, who is a recipient of a $1,000.00 scholarship from the SCTP (Scholastic Clay Target Program) for participating in the shooting sports. Joel met the many qualifications for this scholarship, and will be attending UW Oshkosh in the fall.
Each Friday during the school year, staff members from the School District of Black River Falls raise money to support local organizations and charities through their “donations for denim” contributions.
During the month of April, employees raised $497.00, for the Strengthening Families program of Jackson County. Lisa Listle, Strengthening Families Grant Coordinator, accepted the check from Sherry Holt, Director of Special Education and Pupil Services. Ms. Listle stated the money will be used toward the cost of providing families with a meal and travel assistance during weekly sessions of the program.