The EV-68 virus has been all over the news lately with children landing in hospitals in Minnesota and across the country with respiratory issues. Families here in our own district have concerns about the virus and have asked our schools about the reports. Read more about what the EV-68 virus is and what schools and you can do to prevent it from spreading.
The 2014-15 school year has kicked off and there are many new faces teaching around the district. Many of them replace those who have retired and those who have moved on to other opportunities. Maybe you have seen a few of these new faces...
The new 2014-15 BHM School District Calendar has arrived and should have been in most mailboxes. Since this publication is bulk mailed, it may take a few extra days to get out to everyone in the district. So please be patient. However, if your neighbors have one and you think you were missed, you can pick up a copy from any of the schools in the district, the BHM District Office or Community Education. You can also contact Laura (Barta) Lindquist at 763-682-8783 or email@example.com to have one mailed to you.
Let's get movin' Buffalo! Join the community this Saturday, July 12 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for the second annual Open Streets event in downtown Buffalo. Streets will be blocked off for the big event. Ride your bike, walk, run, roller blade, (drive).....just get on down to the event. There will be lots of fun activites to get you moving! Click on the story to see a list of activities and the event sponsors....
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.
The Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School District (BHM) is pleased to announce that Northwinds Elementary, Parkside Elementary, Discovery Elementary and Tatanka Elementary have been invited to participate in the Minnesota Reading Corps (MRC) program for the 2014-2015 school year. MRC is a statewide initiative to help every Minnesota child become a successful reader by the end of 3rd grade. MRC tutors work one-on-one with K-3rd grade students who are just below proficiency in reading. Tatanka has a half-time tutor position open this fall, and Northwinds and Parkside will each have one full-time tutor position available. Beginning in August, recruited members will receive training and serve for 11 months. In exchange for their service, members will receive a modest living allowance and may be eligible for an education award to use towards college tuition or to pay back federal student loans. Find out how to apply to be a tutor.