Community Page

At Black River we understand that bringing school and community assets together will help our young people succeed. Below are opportunities that are emailed to the school by outside organizations wishing to keep students and families in the community informed. Please feel free to see if any of these opportunities would be helpful for your student.


Downtown Holland Job Fair

Downtown Holland will be hosting a fall job fair and has invited Black River students to attend! Representatives from the restaurant, retail, hospitality and senior living fields will be looking to fill part-time positions for this fall and the upcoming holiday season.

The job fair will be held Monday, August 27 from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the Haworth Inn and Conference Center.  Please visit the link to the Facebook event page below for more information.


Outdoor Community Service Opportunity!

Cherry Lane Preschool is looking for a few students interested in earning service hours by helping clean the playground for the fall. Cleaning would be mostly raking and picking up trash on Sept. 1, 2018 mid morning. Contact Amy Goddard at 616-638-2797 if interested or if you have any questions.


Eat Up and Meet Up: Summer Meals for Kids Information

Meet Up and Eat Up is a fun reason to get out of the house and get outside! Activities like: games, sports, water activities, books and crafts provide exercise and fun with friends.
Meals are provided for everyone 18 and under.

Get Holland Township details here!

Get Ottawa County details here!


Ottawa County Health Department Local Resources List

Call 2-1-1 or visit for information about resources closest to where you live. 24 hours a day 7 days a week. For questions or changes, contact Kristina Wieghmink at 616-494-5597 or (Updated June 25, 2018)

Local Resources List - English
Local Resources List - Spanish


Holland Area Arts Council Fall Class Schedule

The Holland Area Arts Council is offering some fun classes this fall for kids K-12, and we are hoping to spread the word to your students! Please go to for a list of classes.

Kailey Schroeder
Phone: 616-396-3278


2018 Drive Academy Registration is Open

Camp details and pricing are here. Visit to sign-up.


Volunteer at the Zeeland Historical Society

A BRPS student has been volunteering this summer with the Zeeland Historical Society as a junior docent. She has enjoyed this experience and ZHS has enjoyed having her as a volunteer. ZHS would like to have a few more students train as junior docents. Students should enjoy history and like meeting new people. For more information, please contact Arlene Steenwyk at 616-340-5369 or


Does your Child Need Dental Services? Mile of Smiles Can Help!

Miles of Smiles (MOS) mobile dental unit is scheduled to be in Holland throughout the school year. Our mobile dental unit provides free, preventive and restorative dental services for financially-qualifying children. Please read the 2017-2018 school year Parent Letter for more information. 


Recruiting for Adelante LAUP Youth Organization - Student Opportunity

My name is Karen and I am the coordinator for the Adelante Group. We are a group comprised of majority 9th and 10th graders who meet with the mindset to excel academically and individually, learn about different career opportunities and invest in the local community through volunteering. We typically meet Wednesday from 6:00pm to 8:30pm, with the last hour focused on tackling homework (and receiving assistance). Excelling individually, in this case, means that every first Wednesday of the month we take the time to highlight one of the seven habits from "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens" by Sean Covey, complete fun activities and apply it to our life. Please contact me at for more information.

Karen Moreno
Adelante Coordinator 


491 Columbia Avenue
Holland, MI 49423
Phone: (616) 355-0055

Fax: (616) 355-0057