District 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 seymourb@brpsk12.org or 616-355-0055, ext. 116 to arrange a tour or for more information.  

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 Sailing Team Information (Grades 7-12)

Summer is winding down and we are ready for the 2019 Fall Sailing Season.  Last Fall, the Black River Sailing Team was ranked 12th out of 64 Teams in the Midwest and had two Michigan State Champions.  From returning racers to those who are newer to sailing, our high school team is the place to be this Fall! Sailors in grades 7th-12th, are welcome to join the fun!  If you have any questions before the season begins, please give me a call to talk.  Blair Nykamp 616-566-4665blairnykamp@gmail.com —Parent Liaison.

First practice Tuesday, September 3, 3:30-6:30.
Sailing Team Kick Off Meeting at the MBJA September 3, from 6:30-7:00pm (immediately following practice) for parents and sailors.

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.

A Note from Mr. Brunink Regarding CAP Changes

Middle School and High School Families - Mr. Brunink is sharing some important news regarding changes to CAP class for the 2019-2020 school year. Please read his message here.

Middle School & High School New Student Orientation

Are you a student that is new to BRPS or new to the MS/HS main building? Come on over to campus on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 9:00am-10:00am to meet your CAP teacher, tour the school, find your classrooms and locker. Parents are invited to attend a Q&A session in the Lyceum building during this time. Please be on-time as students will break up in to CAP rooms to tour as a group. Students meet in the main building lobby and parents can go straight to the Large Ensemble Room in the Lyceum building.

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. 

Freshman Rat Camp is Coming!

Ninth Grade Parents/Guardians: Black River Rat Camp information was mailed out yesterday! Please watch for the letter and turn in your students permission form by August 8, 2019. Thank you!

Rat Camp Information Letter

Rat Camp Permission Form

BRPS in the News
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


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.

TTQ Coach Recruitment

TTQ Coaches Needed

High School English Summer Reading Info - 2019/20 School Year

It's never too early to think about the assigned summer reading for your high school student! The English Department has released the High School English Summer Reading Packet for the 2019-2020 school year. This packet explains all the summer reading requirements and where you can find the books on the reading list.  

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.

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

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


High School Students: Interested in Going to Vietnam?

Are you a high school student interested in traveling to Vietnam with Black River English teacher, Bridget Pyle during the summer of 2020? Please attend an informational meeting for students with their parent or guardian on Wednesday, February 20 at 5:00pm in Room 420, Main Building. Can't make the meeting but want more information? Please contact Bridget Pyle at pyleb@brpsk12.org. You can also RSVP through the tour link at https://rsvp.eftours.com/b8hgghp

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