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Donate School Supplies for Students in Need
Tuesday Jul 1, 14

Donate School Supplies for Students in Need

Wright County and Love INC Facilitating School Supply Collection Programs

It seems like school just got out for summer, but many people are already planning for students coming back to school in the fall! Wright County has "Project Pencils" and Love INC-Big Woods is working with the Buffalo Food Shelf to collect school supplies for students in need. Here is what you need to know about the two different programs:

Kris Thompson Named Central Division Assistant Principal of the Year
Monday Jun 30, 14

Kris Thompson Named Central Division Assistant Principal of the Year

Buffalo High School (BHS) Assistant Principal Kris Thompson has been named the Central Division Assistant Principal of the Year by the Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP). Colleagues from the division nominate candidates. Thompson worked at BHS for 14 years as a physical education teacher, before leaving to gain administrative experience at Becker High School for two years. She returned to BHS in 2009 and has been in her current position as assistant principal for the last five years.

BCMS Girls Place 2nd at State History Day Contest
Friday Jun 27, 14

BCMS Girls Place 2nd at State History Day Contest

Advance to Nationals and Place 10th

Sydney Mischke and Jordan McGinty, Buffalo Community Middle School 7th grade girls, are both part of the Quest program for highly gifted students. As a part of their Quest Social Studies class, they completed a history project that was a part of a National History Day competition.

Dedicated Staff will be Missed
Thursday Jun 26, 14

Dedicated Staff will be Missed

BHM Honors Retirees

This year, 15 individuals, from all areas of the district, will retire from BHM Schools. Combined, they have provided over 400 years of service to the district.

Dean Perry Resigns from the School Board Effective June 30
Wednesday Jun 25, 14

Dean Perry Resigns from the School Board Effective June 30

School Board Seeks a Replacement

School Board Acting Clerk/Treasurer Dean Perry announced that he is resigning from the board effective June 30, 2014. He noted that it's been a challenge for him to make the commitment that is necessary to be on the board. Perry said that he is going to miss working with the board but will continue to stay as involved as possible. Superintendent Scott Thielman and the board thanked Perry for his years of service, noting that his leadership will be missed.

The school board is accepting letters of interest and will interview potential candidates for the open seat. The appointment to fill the vacancy will be effective through December 31, 2015 and the seat would be up for election in November 2015. Letters of intereste can be sent to: BHM Board of Education, c/o Anita Underberg, 214 - 1st Ave NE, Buffalo, MN 55313 or emailed to aunderbe@bhmschools.org. The deadline for letters is Friday, July 11, 2014 by 4 p.m. Questions may be directed to Anita Underberg, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent and Board of Education, by email or by calling 763-682-8706.

Interviews will take place once the letters have been reviewed. The new board member will be appointed at a special school board meeting on Monday, August 11, 2014.

BHM Schools Named Top 100 Places to Work by Star Tribune for 2014
Friday Jun 20, 14

BHM Schools Named Top 100 Places to Work by Star Tribune for 2014

Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools (BHM) has been named one of the Top 100 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune. The Top Workplaces special section was published in the Star Tribune on Sunday, June 15. The report can also be found at StarTribune.com/topworkplaces2014.

Brad Koltes Hired as the New Buffalo High School Assistant Principal
Friday Jun 20, 14

Brad Koltes Hired as the New Buffalo High School Assistant Principal

During a special school board meeting on Monday, June 9, the board approved the appointment of Brad Koltes as the new Buffalo High School (BHS) Assistant Principal. Koltes will replace Brandon Prell who was in the position for the last seven years.  

BHS Graduates a National Merit Scholar
Thursday Jun 19, 14

BHS Graduates a National Merit Scholar

Aaron Hamann Earns Highest Honor

The National Merit Scholarship Program has named 2014 Buffalo High School graduate Aaron Hamann a National Merit Scholar. He will receive a National Merit University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) Scholarship in the amount of $4,000 over four years ($1,000 each year). He plans to major in materials science or engineering. Hamann is the son of William and Ann Hamann of Hanover.

The HERD
Monday Jun 9, 14

The HERD

BHS Marching Band

"The HERD" is the Summer Marching Band at Buffalo Senior High School.  They travel throughout Minnesota competing in parades against bands from other schools.  They are judged on how well they play, how well they march and manage their equipment (flags, rifles, instruments), and how well their show matches the music.      Read on for additional information and a tentative schedule.

 

Insider--May/June 2014
Monday May 26, 14

Insider--May/June 2014 (PDF - 4.03 MB)

This issue of the Insider includes: staff retirements, free and reduced meals--free, district strategic plan, graduations, Community Ed summer programming, student slump bowl project, "board bit", Proud Of, facility needs, and a teacher fellowship program.

2014 State Tournament Team Champions
Tuesday Jun 17, 14

2014 State Tournament Team Champions

BHS Clay Target League

BHS takes the Team State Title in its first year participating in the MSHSL Clay Target League!     Read on for additional information.

2014-15 BHM School District Calendar At-A-Glance
Friday Jan 31, 14

2014-15 BHM School District Calendar At-A-Glance (PDF - 140.97 KB)

Already interested in knowing when spring break is in 2015? Here is a year at-a-glance for the 2014-15 BHM school year.