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Mini Pow Wow

Posted by on May 30, 2014 in News | 0 comments

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Students were mesmerized by the beautiful dancing of their classmates in the annual Mini Pow Wow .  Pictured is  Oliver Cleveland is a “fancy” dancer.   He  has been dancing since he was “about three” according to Ollie.    The Mini Pow Wow is a wonderful  tradition for our elementary schools.



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Posted by on May 20, 2014 in News | 0 comments

What is Writer’s Workshop?

This is the third installment of what Literacy Collaborative looks like in the School District of Black River Falls. Writer’s Workshop is one of the three blocks in the Literacy Collaborative framework.

The goal of this block for primary students (K-2nd) is for students to make connections between oral and written language, to understand and use the punctuation of written language, to explore and experiment with a variety of writing styles, and to grow as writers. A transitional language and literacy framework is often implemented part way through grade two in order to transition the students to experiences that will enable them to transition to the intermediate framework in grade 3.

The goal of this block for intermediate students (3rd-5th) is for students to develop writing strategies and skills, learn about the writer’s craft, and use writing as a tool for learning and communication. Writing for sustained periods, they explore different genres and formats for a wide range of purposes and for a variety of audiences.

Watch for more exciting literacy information to come!

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Posted by on May 5, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Fine Arts Night & Bookfair

Third Street Elementary presents their annual Fine Arts Night  on Thursday May 8 from 3:00/5:30.   Students will have their artwork & stories displayed as well as a music presentation at 5:00 .     Cookies & juice will be served.  The Scholastic Bookfair will be on display on the stage.     The spring Bookfair is Buy One Get One Free, so be sure to stop by to see all the great books Scholastic has to offer.      The Bookfair is open Wed, May 7 from 8:00/3:00 , Thursday May 8 from 8:00/5:30 and Friday from 9:45/3:00.   Students will be attending the Bookfair with their classrooms as well.



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Ronald McDonald visits Third Street

Posted by on Apr 30, 2014 in News | 0 comments

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Third Street Elementary had a very special guest this afternoon, Ronald McDonald.   The famous red head was welcomed by the children with cheers & laughter.    Ronald McDonald  spoke to the children about friendships, cooperating with others & bullying.



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National Library Week

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in News | 0 comments

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The Third Street Elementary LMC kicked off National Library Week,

on April 14th. with several Guest Readers,

One of the guest readers, that the kids really enjoyed listening to was

Nathan Barnes, a Black River Falls fireman.

Students made bookmarks, to be shared at browse time, with their peers.

The bookmarks went along with this years theme—-Lives Change @ your Library.


The most creative bookmark artists received a prize.

The winners are as follows:

Kylene Cloud   McClintock Room

Kylie Ramirez  Jessie’s Room

Liv Hanson  Hammond’s Room

Molly Janke  Dahlke’s Room

Avory Gazdecki  Epps Room

Izabella Pitan

Lilli Wirtz  (NOT PICTURED)


Thank you to all the Guest Readers for making

National Library Week so special!


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Student Teacher Profile: Scott Janke

Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 in News | 0 comments


My name is Scott Janke, and I am from Alma Center, Wisconsin. I am a student teacher working in Kathy Hanson’s third grade classroom at Third Street Elementary School. As  a 20-year veteran of the United States Air Force, I served in all capacities of the Air Transportation  field for most of my career. I also taught at the Non-Commissioned Officer Academy where I gave instruction in leadership, management, communications, and profession of arms.  Throughout my time in the service, I was stationed and deployed all over the world, including such places as California, Texas, South Carolina, Germany, Japan, Korea, and Antarctica just to name a few.

I am married to my wonderful wife Shelley and have two boys.  Gavin is a 7th grader at Lincoln Jr. High and Riley attends Lincoln Elementary in 6th grade. As a family, we enjoy hiking, boating, bicycling, and camping. We also love to travel and have gone together to South Dakota, Colorado, Chicago, Wisconsin Dells, and Madeline Island.

I will be at Third Street until April 3rd. My program requires that I teach in a middle school placement as well; therefore I will begin in a 7th and 8th grade social studies classroom at Osseo Middle School beginning April 7th.

It has been an honor to work with all the faculty and staff at Third Street, and I am extremely grateful for the education I have received at this placement. Most of all, I have loved working with the students and watching them grow over the third quarter of this school year!

  • Name: Scott Janke
  • School: Third Street Elementary, Black River Falls, WI
  • Position: Student Teacher
  • Grade: Third
  • Cooperating Teacher: Kathy Hanson
  • University: UW-Eau Claire
  • Major: Middle Childhood / Early Adolescence
  • Minor: Social Studies
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    March 28, 2014–full day of school

    Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 in News | 0 comments

    We will have a full day of school on Friday, March 28, 2014.   Originally scheduled for an early release, due to our snow days, we will be in session all day on Friday.


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    More about Third Street Elementary

    Third Street Elementary, which houses the district's second and third grades, is located at 206 N. 3rd Street in Black River Falls, Wisconsin. Our office can be reached by phone at 715-284-7155.

    Breakfast is available starting at 7:30 a.m.

    School Schedule

    7:45 - 1st whistle
    7:55 - All students in their classrooms
    2:41 - Dismissal


    The Tiger Way

    The Tiger Way is an approach to teaching and supporting positive behaviors that the School District of Black River Falls is implementing. Read more. See the expectations rubric.