Today is: Sunday,01 February,2015 05:39:51 PM

Conference Time!

It's a studied fact: the more parents are involved in a child's education, the more successful the child is likely to be. That's why parent-teacher conferences are so important. 

The short meetings offer a great opportunity to talk with teachers and get a closer look at how your child is doing so far this year. Report Cards were issued after January 23rd.

In fact, we encourage you to keep an on-going conversation with your child's teacher(s).

Teachers gain a deeper understanding of how students learn and process information as they build relationships with parents and, in turn, are better able to meet the needs of their students. 

Parents and teachers can make a big impact by working together. Study after study shows, being actively involved in your child's education helps them:
Perform better in class
Attend school regularly
Score higher on assessments, tests and other diagnostics
Adapt to and excel in their school environment
Complete homework and other assignments at home
Graduate on time

Please contact Either the Elementary, Middle School, or High School Offices for available times. Conference dates are February 5th and 10th.

Market Day pick up has been rescheduled for Friday, January 30th from 5pm-6pm at The Black River Education Center.


One of the first signs that spring is near is the arrival of fresh, sweet, and juicy strawberries!
Fresh Florida strawberries!
1 Flat=$20.00
1 Flat contains 11-12 pounds of berries!
There are 12 pints to a flat, which yield approximately 6-7 quarts of berries.
Orders can be taken February 2-February 27th  
Strawberries will be delivered the week of March 16th.  If ordered by phone, you will be notified the week before the strawberries arrive to set up your pick up time!
Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the school and community in service-learning projects that are conducted by Black River FCCLA and Family and Consumer Sciences classes.
Some service learning projects that FCCLA fundraisers support include:
  • Activities and supplies for the Veterans Day Breakfast and Trick or Treat on the Track
  • Making blankets for Akron Children’s Hospital NICU
  • Providing childcare and educational opportunities to elementary school students
  • Collecting and donating items for the Battered Woman’s Shelter of Medina County
Jenny Demczyk
419-736-3303 ext. 521

PARCC Practice Test Link:

Beginning in February many of our students will be taking the PARCC Tests.  These tests are replacing the Achievement Tests and Ohio Graduation Tests.  Please go to the link and try your luck at the tests.  Since students will be taking these tests we want parents to understand the test format, what will be graded and how it is graded.  We will try to add different links below.        ENGLISH/MATHEMATICS         


District Testing Schedule
 Please review the testing schedule for the district. This will effect all of our students in grades 2nd through 12th grade.  If at all possible please make sure your child is aware of the dates, and if possible keep interruptions like Doctors visits and abscences to a minimum or scheduled outside of school hours.  Click on the link to see the full schedule.




Boys Hot Stove Baseball…….Girls OGSO Softball
2015 Season Registration
Open to all Black River School District Residents
Boys Class Fee Girls Class Fee
Ages: 5-6 Farm (tee ball) $ 50.00 Ages: 5-8 Farm $ 50.00
Ages: 7-8 Farm Major (no tee) $ 50.00 Ages: 9-10 Class A $ 70.00
Ages: 9-10 Class H $ 70.00 Ages: 11-12 Class B $ 70.00
Ages: 11-12 Class G $ 70.00 Ages: 13-14 Class C $ 70.00
Ages: 13-14 Class F $ 70.00 Ages: 15-18 Class D $ 125.00
Ages: 15-16 Class EE $ 125.00
Ages: 17-18 Class E $ 125.00
Fee includes: uniform shirt, pants, hats, and league fees.
All fees must be paid at registration. No uniforms will be ordered until fees have been paid.
Registration location: Spencer Village Municipal Building
109 North Main Street
Spencer, OH. 44275
Registration Dates: Sunday; February 8, 2015 1:00-3:00 pm
                             Sunday; February 22, 2015 1:00-3:00 pm

 NEW players need to bring a PHOTOCOPY of their birth certificate.

 We play against other communities that the Black River School District plays in the Patriot  
 Athletic Conference.
 Home games are played at Firestone Park in Spencer.

Away games played in communities of LaGrange, Wellington, Litchfield, Valley City, Belden, Grafton, North Ridgeville, Oberlin, and others.

We have carded umpires at our games and can provide clinics for those interested in becoming a carded umpire.

We need good coaches and other volunteers to make the season a success so please volunteer if you are able to help in some way.

Questions: Girls Personnel Director: Charlee Hendershot 330-416-1888

Boys Personnel Director: Matt Graves 330-749-9220

The Black River Athletic Boosters is sponsoring a Casino Night on Saturday, February 14th.  Please Contact the Athletic Department for all details.  The activities begin at 5:00 pm and will continue most of the night.  The Activity will be held in Wellington at the Eagles Club. The Athletic Department phone number is 419-736-3303 ext. 204

District Starting Times
  High School-First Bell-7:30 am-2:32pm (Grades 9-12)
  Middle School -First Bell 7:35 am-2:25 pm (Grades 6-8)
  Elementary School First Bell-9:00 am-3:40 pm (Grades K-5)

The state report card is out.  Go to the following link to obtain Black Rivers Results:

 Last Modified: 1 February,2015