The high school social studies department is working with students on a the MEMORIES OF NOVEMBER 22, 1963 project.
50 years ago this November President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas. His death marked a pivotal moment in American history and the media coverage of the event and its aftermath forever changed our national landscape.
The department is asking students and and staff members to interview a family member of another adult that has a living memory of that day.
The Falls History Project was established in 2000 as a way of documenting and preserving local history for the benefit of future students of BRFHS.
Each Friday, the School District of Black River Falls supports local charities through a $1 donation. Staff members turn their denim into dollars as they dress down and pay up to help support local charities and build community connections! The September donations were presented to Karen Foust and Jan Eckles of Interfaith Caregivers by Sherry Holt.
The Jackson County Health Department has received 40 additional doses of flu vaccine after running out at the Middle School Flu Shot Clinic. These are free to any child 18 years or younger. If you would like to take advantage of these free shots or have questions, please call Chelsey Yeskie at (715) 284-4301 ext. 385 or Tammy Danielson at (715) 284-4301 ext. 452.
The Black River Falls School District is participating in the Speak Up National Research Project. The online surveys are open now through December 20.
The Speak Up National Research project annually polls K-12 students, parents and educators about the role of technology for learning in and out of school. Survey access is available to participating schools and districts free of charge. All information is 100% confidential and there is no limit to the number of surveys you can submit. Every participating school and district receives free online access to your own participant data in February 2014 including the national and state data for comparison.
In general, the Speak Up survey has three primary objectives:
1. To provide a means for local schools and districts to easily and effectively listen to and act upon the ideas of their stakeholders.
2. To provide a conduit for the voices of education stakeholders, most notably students, to inform national and/or state/provincial policies and programs.
3. To stimulate new local discussions around the use of technology within education.We would like to encourage all staff, students, parents, and community member s to take the survey to help provide us with information as we continue to assess our current technology and our future technology needs.
To complete the survey:
- Go to this link: www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2013
- Click on the appropriate survey (Student, Educator, Parent).
- Follow the given instructions to access the survey. Begin by clicking on the drop down button and select your state, then go to the next line and type in your school name to find your school.
- Choose a State – Wisconsin – from the drop down list
- School Name – Forrest, Gebhardt, Third, Black Riv for the high school, middle school, and BRAGS. Then choose the correct school from the resulting list.
- Students will choose their grade level and enter the password: black
- Parents and educators will choose and click the appropriate survey (no password needed)
- Complete the survey
To learn more about Speak Up, please visit www.tomorrow.org/speakup
This year marked the 40th season of Cross Country at Black River Falls High School. Cross Country is a distance running sport in which athletes train to run 5000 meters (boys) or 4000 meters (girls). This year’s teams recently ran in sectional competition to complete their season. Steve Markee and Paul Rykken coach our high school teams.