Black River Elementary, a part of the Carthage School District, offers classes from grades kindergarten through five. It serves more than 450 students and offers a wide range of learning opportunities. It also provides a continuum of special education services through consultant teachers and support services, including counseling, social work and therapies. The school s facility includes a library, gymnasium, bookstore, cafeteria, computer lab, playing fields and modern classrooms. Its curriculum emphasizes the development of basic literacy skills, including reading, writing, listening, speaking, math, social studies and science. The school s parent-teacher organization holds fundraisers to support the bookstore, school assemblies, field trips, book author visits and performing arts programs. It also provides educational programs for parents and roller skating parties and movie nights for students. The school is located in Black River, N.Y.