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Black River Elementary Spirit Week

Get in the spirit of Homecoming Week!!

Monday - PJ Day

Tuesday - Sports/Clubs Jersey Day

Wednesday - Inside Out Day

Thursday - College Day

Friday - Black River Spirit Day

Cap the week off by coming to cheer on the Varsity Soccer Team at 7:30pm at the Hope College Soccer Stadium!

Tailgating and music begin at 6 in the grassy field across the street!

Keep the celebration going by coming to the RATRAISER on Saturday afternoon--11am-3pm right here in the back parking lot and Lyceum!!

Fine Arts Boosters Looking for Help

Dear Black River Community,

     The Fine Arts Department is on the search for community members who would like to take on the role of a Fine Arts Booster leader. Ideally, the Fine Arts Department would love two co-chairs and a treasurer. 


Homecoming & RatRaiser Weekend!

Friday Night, 9/29, is Homecoming 2023!
Game at 7:30
Hope College

Saturday, 9/30, is the BRPS RatRaiser
11am - 3pm, Black River Public School Lyceum Building and Back Lot

Saturday Night, 9/30, is the Homecoming Dance
Dance at 7:00pm

Please support the RatRaiser! Volunteer and participate!

Here is a link to the volunteer signup and available times for helpingVOLUNTEER

Vision and Hearing Testing

Black River will be hosting the Health Department for our yearly vision and hearing screenings over the next few weeks and the dates are included below. Parents that would like to exempt their students from this year's screening should turn in the completed form linked below to the main office by Monday, September 11th. 

Vision/Hearing Screening Exemption Form

This year the technicians will not be able to accommodate testing outside of the scheduled grade level. If you have vision or hearing concerns for a student that will not be tested for that this year you are welcome to call 616-396-5266 to schedule an appointment at an upcoming Health Department clinic.

Thursday, September 14
Hearing screenings for Kindergarten, 2nd grade, and 4th grade.

Friday, September 15
Vision screenings for 1st grade, 3rd grade, and 5th grade.

Friday, September 22 
Vision screenings for 7th grade and 9th grade.

Thursday, October 12
Vision and hearing RE-screens for those that missed, failed, or forgot their glasses for the Kindergarten - 5th grade dates. 

Food Service Help

Black River contracts our food service program through Aramark and they are looking to fill a full time opening in their kitchen staff. The position is full time, Monday through Friday, starting at 6:30am. Interested applicants should call Kathleen at 616-510-0200. 

Parents & Students: Meet your Infinite Campus Apps

Infinite Campus has released two new and improved mobile apps: Campus Student (for students) and Campus Parent (for parents). Download your free app for real-time access to grades, assignments, schedules, announcements and more. 

School Code: 231963
District ID: PWHTPS

meet your new infinite campus apps


Download on the App Store

Get it on Google Play


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If school is to be closed or delayed, Black River Public School will make the announcement via web, voicemail and media outlets (WHTC 1450 AMWOOD TV8) prior to 6:30 a.m.  

NON DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT  Black River Public School admits students of any race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, athletic programs and other school-administered programs. 

513 Columbia Avenue
Holland, MI 49423
Phone: 616.355.0055 x302