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Elementary News

Current Openings in Middle and High School - Apply Today!

We are excited to announce that we have several openings in some of our middle school and high school classes! As families begin the back to school preparations we have seen movement on our waitlist and new families have the opportunity to apply for the spaces still available. Pass this great news on to friends! Please contact Brenda Seymour, Director of Enrollment, at or 616-355-0055, ext. 116 to arrange a tour or for more information.  

Elementary Summer Reading Chain

Hello Elementary Parents! We hope that everyone has had an enjoyable and relaxing summer.  Believe it or not, school starts in less than a week!  This is just a quick reminder to keep filling out those reading links that were sent home in June.  We plan to hold a Reading Celebration during the first week of school where we will link ALL of our summer reading hours together and recognize the students' achievements. Does your student need extra links? Click here.

Back-to-School Information - Important Dates and Helpful Reminders

Welcome back!  The 2019-2020 school year starts on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. Listed below is the back-to-school information page with helpful dates and reminders to get you ready for the new school year. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Back-to-School Information - 2019-2020

BRPS in the News
Save the Date: All Orchestra Concert on October 9, 2019

Please join all of the Black River Orchestras for our first concert of the 2019-2020 school year. The theme is "alternative styles", which includes a unique variety of music such as fiddle, rock, and jazz. All orchestra concerts are free of charge.

Black River Student Paper Cranes Added to Hiroshima Peace Park, Japan

Black River students in Mrs. Marguerite Stephens' History class made hundreds of paper cranes that were strung together and sent to Hiroshima to be added to the other cranes in the Hiroshima Peace Park, Japan. The cranes arrived safely and are now hanging at the Children’s Peace Monument in a lasting effort to promote a peaceful world without nuclear weapons. 

Paper Crane Photo


TTQ Coach Recruitment

TTQ Coaches Needed

Summer Main Office Hours

Happy Summer! Our administrative staff will be on hand to serve your family over the summer break. The elementary and MS/HS main office will be open Monday-Thursday from 9:00am until 1:00pm. 

Black River Rat School Spirit Store - Order Online 24/7!

Check-out the new Black River School Spirit Store - Uniting Students, Parents and Fans through School Pride! We are very excited to announce our School Store with 24/7 online ordering and delivery straight to your home. The link can be found on the banner in the right hand corner of the Black River website or here. Watch for a $10 Gift Card, one promotion per household which will be sent home with the youngest child in each family this week. We hope you will consider the School Store when shopping for the holidays and stocking stuffers! Contact the MS/HS Main Office if you have any questions.

Meet your New 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


Download the District Mobile App Stay Connected App Logo

The Black River District website can also be via the SchoolPointe Stay Connected app which is available for both Apple and Android phones. Please click on the preferred link below to download the website application.

Download on the App Store
Click Here for Apple SchoolPointe Stay Connected App

Get it on Google Play
Click Here for Android SchoolPointe Stay Connected App

SchoolPointe's Stay Connected App features:

-Headline News and Information
-Calendar of Events
-School and Staff Directory
-School Notifications for Closings and Delays

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Please call in!
MS/HS = x228
Elementary = x328

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