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RAVE Week Community Event: Homelessness and Gratitude
Friday Feb 5, 16

RAVE Week Community Event: Homelessness and Gratitude

Donations are Needed for the Event Service Project

On Friday, February 26 at 7 p.m. in the Buffalo High School Performing Arts Center, Kristan Clow, from HOPE 4 Youth, will speak homeless youth, and Dr. Corey Martin from the Bounce Back project will speak about their work with gratitude. The night will end with an opportunity to package hygiene product bags to be distributed to those in need around the community. Donations are needed for the bags. Find out more information in this article.

2016-17 School District Calendar At-a-Glance
Tuesday Feb 2, 16

2016-17 School District Calendar At-a-Glance (PDF - 81.25 KB)

Start planning for NEXT school year with the BHM School District 2016-17 Calendar At-a-Glance.

New School Board Leadership for 2016
Wednesday Jan 13, 16

New School Board Leadership for 2016

Dave Wilson Elected as Board Chair

Newly elected Dave Wilson is no stranger to the board and was elected to serve 2016 as the board chairperson. See other elected positions...

Thank You Patti Pokorney
Wednesday Jan 13, 16

Thank You Patti Pokorney

Pokorney Leaves the Board After 12 Years of Service

The district would like to thank Patti Pokorney for the 12 years of service that she gave while serving on the school board. During that time she served in many leadership roles on the board, including the chairperson, and on countless committees. Some might remember Pokorney out there carrying a backpack and an instrument case to help determine walking distances when school attendance boundaries changed. She has been through the opening of a new elementary school, several referendums, contract negotiations, school start time changes and more. (Continued...)

Free Parent Seminars
Friday Feb 5, 16

Free Parent Seminars

United for Youth is sponsoring a FREE parent seminar. The next topic is: February 25, Sleep and Youth. Read for more information.

BHS "Lunch Ladies" Win Big!
Wednesday Jan 13, 16

BHS "Lunch Ladies" Win Big!

The Buffalo High School "lunch ladies" didn't win the big jackpot, but $50,000 isn't bad. Read more about their big experience and see thier interviews with the news media.

wRight Choice is Recognized as an Innovative Program
Tuesday Dec 15, 15

wRight Choice is Recognized as an Innovative Program

Awards Presented by the Humphrey School and the Association of Minnesota Counties

Just three short years ago, Buffalo High School and Wright County Court Services teamed together to start a program called "wRight Choice," an alternative to out-of-school suspension. Just this month (December 2015), wRight Choice was recognized for two prestigious awards-one from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota and the other from the Association of Minnesota Counties.

2015 TIES Exceptional Teachers
Wednesday Dec 23, 15

2015 TIES Exceptional Teachers

BHM Teachers Chad Anderson and Cassie Knutson Receive Awards

BHM Teachers Chad Anderson and Cassie Knutson were recognized as TIES Exceptional Teachers at the TIES 2015 Education Technology Conference at the Minneapolis Hyatt Regency on December 15, 2015. The award recognizes teachers who model the best practices in their classroom and engage students in learning with technology. The following provides more information about the exciting ways the two teachers are using technology in the classroom.

Leadership in Educational Excellence Award Winners
Wednesday Dec 23, 15

Leadership in Educational Excellence Award Winners

In November, Resource Training and Solutions recognized the 2015 Leadership in Education Excellence Awards from BHM Schools at their annual LEEA Banquet in St. Cloud, MN. Click on the story to read the names of the honorees and to see a larger image of the recipients.

World's Best Workforce 2015
Tuesday Dec 15, 15

World's Best Workforce 2015 (PDF - 378.3 KB)

The World's Best Workforce Plan (state statute, section 120B.11) is a comprehensive, long-term strategic plan to support and improve teaching and learning with the ultimate goal of creating the world's best workforce. It is intended to serve as a foundational document that aligns educational initiatives that serve students pre-k through high school. It is based on five beliefs:

  • All students are ready for kindergarten
  • Close the achievement gap
  • All students in third grade achieve grade level literacy
  • All students attain career and college readiness before graduating from high school
  • All students graduate from high school

BHM's World's Best Workforce Plan serves as a blueprint that demonstrates how current district initiatives and plans work together in a concerted effort to create a quality workforce equipped with the necessary skills for the 21st century. The plan must support and improve teaching and learning that is aligned to the World's Best Work Force. The plan replaces the state-mandated "Annual Report on Curriculum, Instruction, and Student Achievement."

Under the legislation, the district will publish a report on plan results each fall, hold an annual public meeting, periodically survey constituencies about their level of satisfaction with the school district, and submit an electronic summary of the report to the state commissioner of education.


For a copy of the full BHM report click on this article.

Bond Construction Projects Underway

Bond Construction Projects Underway

On November 4, 2014 BHM District residents approved a $33 million bond referendum to address the issues of: safety and security; technology; deferred maintenance; building additions; and activity venues. Work began on the list of projects in early May 2015 and some projects have been completed--the Hanover Elementary Entrance and kindergarten classroom; Parkside Elementary parking lot; Discovery Elementary gym floor; asphault and sidewalk work; security cameras; Buffalo High School roof and classrooms/offices; and work continues on the ECFE playground at Discovery and the Buffalo High School activity fields. Click to see what projects are going on and NEW photos from the various construction sites.

New School Start Times for 2016-17 School Year
Tuesday Nov 24, 15

New School Start Times for 2016-17 School Year

The BHM School Board unanimously voted to approve new school start times beginning with the 2016-17 school year. The new school start times will be:

Elementary-7:45 a.m.-2:25 p.m.
Middle School-8:50 a.m.-3:25 p.m.
High School-8:50 a.m.-3:25 p.m.

Read more about how the district came to the decision and the research behind it.