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Staff honored at 2016 spring banquet

Posted by on May 2, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Staff gathered April 27 to celebrate the careers of six school district staff members planning to retire at the end of the 2015-16 school year and to recognize other staff members for their years of service.

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Retirees

Lee Amborn

Lee returned to his hometown to teach here for 14 years following his “retirement” after 27 years in the military. He has earned degrees from UW-La Crosse, the University of Arkansas and Naval War College. Lee is a member of Wisconsin Art Education Association and the middle school art club.

Robert Brown

Bob attended both Cashton and Sparta schools. He has been employed as a custodian since April 2008. From 1969 to 2006, he worked at Burnstad’s; for 30 of those years he was a meat cutter. He also worked at Elco Janitorial Services from 2006 to 2007 where he continued to do floor care at Burnstads. He has lived in BRF for approximately 46 years.

Tom Epps

All of Tom’s 32 years of teaching have been in Black River Falls. He arrived from Rio, Wisconsin, after earning a degree from Oshkosh. Later he earned a master’s degree from La Crosse. Tom has coached every year. Past sports include basketball, cross country, and football. “I have had the pleasure of coaching with very dedicated coaches. They are genuinely concerned about doing what is right for the student athletes.” He also umpired softball.

Joy Hoffmann

Joy has taught 18 years in the Black River Falls School District—27 total. She graduated from Owen-Withee High School and currently lives near Strum. She has earned a BA in English and history from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and completed her EBD certification from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Sarah Strandberg Staff

For 15 years Sarah has been teaching in our district (31 in all). Alma Center was home from 1970-77, but she has lived in many places Sarah earned degrees from UWEC and Viterbo. At Blair-Taylor she was a drama adviser, basketball coach and PTO officer. She has been part of the BLAST program, the District Leadership Team, and an Educator Effectiveness Coach in Black River Falls.

Kris Wrobel

Kris graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (his hometown) before coming to Black River Falls. He has been here 27 years and earned a master’s degree from UWEC. He is most proud of advising the Tiger Investment Club, which has provided more than $50,000 to students over the years.

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Summer Explorations Registration Available

Posted by on Apr 13, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Summer school explorations in the Black River Falls School District are an excellent opportunity for elementary students to explore a new theme each week. More importantly, though, it will be a chance for students to strengthen their reading, writing, math and science skills while having fun.

Summer School Flyer 2016

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School Forrest 5K and Youth 1 Mile

Posted by on Mar 16, 2016 in News | 0 comments

It’s coming soon–the Black River Falls School Forest 5K Fun Run/Walk and Youth 1-Mile is happening on May 7, 2016. Register by April 13!

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4-Year-Old Kindergarten Enrollment

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Beginning February 1,  the School District of Black River Falls will be accepting registration forms for 2016-2017 Four-Year-Old Kindergarten. Any child who is 4 years old on or before September 1, 2016 and lives in the Black River Falls School District attendance area is eligible for the 4K program.  The 4K program is free to any eligible child.  

There will be a parent meeting for 4K on Thursday,  April 28 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at Forrest Street Early Learning Center.  In order to receive more information about these meetings, please register your child as soon as possible.  If you have any additional questions, please call Forrest Street Early Learning Center at (715) 284-9406.

When registering for 4K, you will need to complete two registration forms: the 4K registration form and the school district registration form. All forms can be turned in to Forrest Street Early Learning Center or the District Office.  Please be prepared to show your child’s birth certificate when registering your child for 4K.

4K Registration Form

Black River Falls School District Registration Form

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