BRFHS baseball coaches and players will be hosting a father/son baseball clinic for 1st-8th graders on Saturday, April 12. There will be two sessions: 1st-3rd grade from 10:00am-12:00pm and 4th-8th grade from 12:15pm-2:15pm. The cost is $10.
This clinic offers dads a chance to spend time with their sons while learning drills and proper fundamentals for improving their baseball skills. If dad is not able to make it, feel free to have a grandpa, uncle, cousin, older brother or any other adult participate with your son.
If no one is able to join your child, we will have plenty of high school players to pair up with him. Please do not let this discourage your child from participating in the clinic. All participants should come prepared to run, throw, catch, hit and have fun.
*If there is inclement weather, the clinic will take place in the Sam Young gym. For registration forms or more information, email Coach Dahlke (firstname.lastname@example.org) or go to the BRF Baseball Facebook page (facebook.com/brftigersbaseball)
On February 12 Black River Falls High School students traveled to La Crosse to attend Regional Competition held at Western Technical College. Students participated in opening and closing ceremonies and competed in Students Taking Action with Recognition (STAR) competitions. Over 200 students competing in La Crosse. Black River Falls had a very successful showing with 24 members receiving 85 points or more in competition and earning the right to advance to the state competition, which will be held March 31-April 2 in Wisconsin Dells.
Students had the opportunity to compete in various categories focusing on community, family, careers or school. Events are both individual and team orientated. Below is a list of students advancing in competition to the state level. Students who earn top gold at the state competition will represent the state of Wisconsin at national competition in San Antonio this July.
- Parliamentary Procedure Senior: Haley Beams, Hailey Collins, Ashley Derus, Alisanne Dunneisen, Megan Engebretson, Lauren Helstad, Kristine Johnson, Kacey Koenigs
- Life Event Planning Junior: Grace Simonson
- Promote and Publicize FCCLA!: Amara Baker
- Life Event Planning Senior: Brian Gulbronson, Nicholas Hagenbrock
- Advocacy: Kristen Johnson, Sabrina Gunning
- Career Investigations: Devin Newby
- Chapter Service Project Display: Jessica Gjerseth
- Illustrated Talk: Emily Stewart
- Parliamentary Procedure Occupational: Mitchel Gjerseth, Matt LaFaunge, Jacky Lin, Ryan Millis, John Roou, Jessica Valentino
- Recycle and Redesign: Madelyn Hoffman
- Fashion Construction: Taylor Inches
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a dynamic student organization whose members become leaders and address personal, family, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences Education.
FCCLA is the only Career and Technical Student Organization with the focus on family.
Black River Falls Middle School FCCLA members Olivia Hefty and Sunny Rufsholm recently presented their FCCLA STAR project to the Jackson County Humane Society. Olivia and Sunny collected approximately $600.00 in donations from local businesses and individuals for the purchase of cat trees for the animal shelter. We are proud of these two students and their eagerness to help our community.
Justice Broker and Shawn Moretti were selected as recipients of the Teacher Technology Award for February. Students were asked for their input and had this to say about their teachers use of technology in the classroom:
“Ms. Broker does a nice job integrating computers into the curriculum. She has a great balance of discussion and activities without the computer along with tasks that require use of the laptops. She puts multiple resources in a shared Google Drive folder to help students learn and to provide clarification on questions She is very good about sending emails to remind us about important happenings not only in our individual classes and clubs, but really important general heads ups notifications about things going on at BRFHS. Technology is being used to keep us organized and help us learn. She knows when to use technology and how to use it.”
“Mr. Moretti finds great websites that are really fun to use in class. He uses the Internet for online surveys and is really good with technology. He is so caring and nice; he understands students and can teach using fun and interesting techniques. Hands-on learning activities are used in his classroom along with videos and interactive websites that we learn a lot from. There are also many SmartBoard activities that are very fun to work with. That is why Mr. Moretti deserves this award.”
Congratulations, Justice and Shawn!
Burnstad’s grocery store manager Dennis Swigart presented middle school principal Dave Roou with a check for $945. Burnstad’s wanted to give something back to the schools, so for every case of Burnstad’s 24-pack water sold, Burnstad’s donated $.25 of that to the middle school.
“The money will be deposited into the student activity accounts to be used for mini-courses, the new middle school Roar Store, fun nights, and other student-related activities.”
Thanks, Burnstad’s. We really appreciate your donation!