Ms. Gardner - high school english, theater and humanities teacher

It hardly seems possible that the leaves are getting that crispy, about-to-turn look already. Yet here we are, about to begin our 8oth year in this building.

Eighty years.

The high school students who entered Black River in 1938 graduated in the Spring of 1942, a mere six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Those young men and women left this building in a time of great turmoil and uncertainty. Many served their country at home or overseas. Some did not return.

When you enter this building, pause for a moment. See the woodwork grown smooth by the touch of many hands. Note the art deco tile work in the halls, handmade and set by local craftsmen. Observe the memorials of those who gave their full measure of duty and devotion. Take pride in the trophies, medals, and banners on display. Linger over the great book in which each Senior has inscribed his or her name since the very beginning of our school.

This is us.

This is who we are.

This is who we will be.

We are all part of something greater. We are part of a great and proud tradition.

We are community.

We are family.

We are BR.

Anne Gardner


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Headed to the bench at Josh Cole Memorial Tournament 2017

An intense coaching moment - Josh

Cole Memorial Tournament 2017

Black River October 2017 Newsletter

Black River September 2017 Newsletter

Check out Black River Middle School Student Work featured in VERMONT HUMANITIES COUNCIL 2015 RPEORT

VHC's 2015 Annual Report features a lead story on the work of BRMS 8th grade students in the winter and spring of 2014/2015. The Vermont Read Book was Haroun and the Sea of Stories Salman Rushdie. Students read, discussed and analyzed the text using the Facilitative Leadership model. They then wrote and published a book of stories (written by students in 7-9) and hosted a Community Night in which they facilitated discussions with community members on the novel and issues related to it. Many thanks to the Vermont Humanities Council and Ryan Newswanger (VHC Director of Communications) for their continued support.

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