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Congratulations to Madeline Powers!

Madeline Powers was chosen by her classmates to be Black River's Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen for this year. Voting was completed last week by the BRPS faculty and a list of staff nominees was given to the Class of 2018 seniors to vote. The qualities they were looking for are Dependability, Service, Leadership and Patriotism. Madeline, and the other area winners, will be honored in a reception later this year. She will also have the opportunity to participate in an essay contest to earn scholarship money and a trip to Washington D.C. Congratulations! 

Homecoming Tailgating, Powder Puff Game and More!

Come help us celebrate Black River's 2017 Homecoming and cheer on the Varsity Boys Soccer Team as they take on Potter's House on Friday, September 29th at the Hope's Van Andel Soccer Stadium.

Homecoming Week Spirit Days - GO RATS!

Homecoming Week is almost here! Spirit Week begins on Monday, September 25, 2017

Below is the spirit week schedule for the MS/HS building:

Monday - Pajama Day
Tuesday - Hawaiian Day
Wednesday - Holiday Day
Thursday - Class Color Day
Friday - Black River Spirit Day

Below is the spirit week schedule for the EL building:

Monday- Pajama Day
Tuesday-Beach/Hawaiian Day
Wednesday- Formal/Fancy Day
Thursday- Patriotic Day--Wear Red, White, and Blue
Friday- Black River Spirit Day


Travel to Australia/New Zealand for Project Term 2018

Students in grades 8-12 and their parent/guardian are invited to attend an informational meeting about the Project Term 2018 trip to Australia/New Zealand onSeptember 26 at 6:30pm in room 321. Please contact Marguerite Stephens, trip leader, at stephensm@brpsk12.org if you have questions or cannot attend.  

MS/HS Students: Japan Club starts Monday, October 2

The Japan Club will resume Monday, October 2, 2017 from 3:00-4:00pm in room 321.  This will be a place for students to come and talk about anime, draw, read manga, or learn more about Japan. If there are any questions, contact Mrs. Stephens at stephenm@brpsk12.org.

Drop-Off, Pick-up and Parking Lot Safety Reminders

Student safety is always our first priority. Please read below for some important reminders to make our school drop-off and pick-up times as safe and time efficient as possible. 

Senior Year Information Packet

Senior year is an exciting and busy time! Check-out the Senior Information Packet that was mailed to each senior in September. This packet was designed to assist you in planning for the upcoming year.  


We are looking for a few good sponsors to help make the Black River Fun Walk a success.  Please consider becoming a sponsor for this awesome community event.  Click here for a printable version of the form: https://goo.gl/24qMwn

Join the BRPO: Connect with your School and Community!

If you'd like to get more involved at school, we would love to hear from you!  The BR Parent Organization is all about making a difference.

HS Students: Be Nice. is more than a phrase. It's an Action Plan!

Are you a high school student interested in promoting a positive school climate and encouraging your fellow classmates? Then fill out an application to be part of the be nice. leadership group at Black River.  Please pick-up an application in the main office or see Mrs. Schrotenboer, Room 127 or Mrs. Miskelley, Room 602. Applications are due no later than Friday, September 29th


Travel to Spain for Project Term 2018

It's never too early to start thinking about Project Term 2018. If you are an 8th grader or a high school student and are interested in traveling to Madrid, Spain, contact Senora Gaffney (gaffneys@brpsk12.org) or visit the following link for more information: www.explorica.com/Gaffney-7980


8th Grade Field Trip Information

The 8th Grade Field Trip to GVSU for The Tempest (Shakespeare) Performance is on Tuesday, October 3rd. The field trip permission form and performance details have been sent home with your student. Forms need to be returned with $5.00 to the main office by Wednesday, September 27.

Join United Way Club!

Students in grades 9-12 can join the United Way Club. Meetings are held during HS CAP in Mrs. Stephens Room, 321. Meeting dates are:

9/17/2017 - Beach Sweep
9/21/2017 - Day of Caring at Adams Street Landing

Contact Mrs. Stephens at stephensm@brpsk12.org if you have questions. 

Join the Black River High School Sailing Club!

Students in grades 9-12 interested in joining the BRPS Sailing Club can contact Karen Rowe at rowek@brpsk12.org or BRPS sailing parent liasion, Matt Hemmelgarn, at matthew@jesco-llc.com.   

2017-2018 Back-to-School Information Back-to-School Information

It might be summer, but here at Black River we're getting ready for the students to arrive. The first day of school for all students is Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Check out the 2017-18 Back-to-School Information Packet.

Get the BR Mobile App

Staying connected is even easier with our new mobile app.  Just access the web site through your mobile device and you'll be offered a link to download the app. If you are not offered a link, download the "Schoolpointe Stay Connected" app in the App Store. News, calendar, directory and more - plus push notifications for important items like weather closings or delays.  Download today!

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