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:
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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.
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" 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.
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.
This unique application allows you to locate addresses, street intersections, schools, parks, lakes, golf courses and many other features. Parents and new residents will find this tool helpful in figuring out what school your child(ren) will attend based on your street address.