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What's happening around the Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School District? Continue reading and you will find out!

2016 Outstanding Educational Professional Support Staff
Monday Oct 10, 16

Four Outstanding Educational Support Staff Recognized for their Work

Resource Training and Solutions recognized four Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School District (BHM) employees as the 2016 Outstanding Educational Support Staff. They are pictured left to right with Superintendent Scott Thielman, April Schmidt--Parkside Elementary School Secretary; Marie Jacobs--Buffalo Community Middle School Senior Technician; Sandy Weldele- Buffalo Community Middle School Media Center/Supervisory ESP (Educational Support Professional) and Bill Jordan--District-Wide Grounds/Maintenance. They were honored at a banquet hosted by Resource Training and Solutions at River's Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud on Wednesday, September 28.

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Monday Oct 10, 16

Montrose and Northwinds Earn Reward School Designation

Montrose School of Innovation Earns the Award Two Years in a Row

The Minnesota Department of Eduction (MDE) has named Montrose Elementary School of Innovation (MESI) and Northwinds (NES) Elementary School 2015-16 Reward Schools for having demonstrated exceptional student outcomes and success in closing achievement gaps. While NES is celebrating for the first time, MESI is celebrating for the second year in a row.

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Monday Oct 10, 16

District-Wide Emergency TEST Message

Message to be Sent Wednesday, October 12, 2016

BHM Schools wants to ensure that we are communicating with parents in the most effective way possible. On Wednesday, October 12, 2016, mid-morning, the district will send out a district-wide emergency test message to parents and guardians from our parent notification system. You should receive a call, email and/or text messages (whatever information you have on file with your child's school). Especially with the upcoming winter months, we want to be sure parents/guardians don't miss any important messages from the school or the district about cancellations or delays. Remember this is ONLY a TEST and NO action will likely be necessary.

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Friday Sep 2, 16

Remember to be on time!

New School Start Times for 2016-17 School Year

The BHM School District's new school start times will go into effect on Tuesday, September 6. 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/Phoenix Learning Center-8:50 a.m.-3:25 p.m.
PRIDE Transitions-9 a.m.-3:15 p.m.

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


2016 BHM Retirees
Thursday Jun 9, 16

BHM Retirements

Decades of Leadership will be Missed

This year, 16 individuals, from all areas of the district, have already or will retire from BHM Schools. Combined, they have provided over 392 years of service to the district.

school buses lined up
Monday Mar 14, 16

Preliminary Bus Route Information Postcards

​Información preliminar sobre las rutas de autobuses

This week, Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose (BHM) School District parents can expect to receive a postcard from our bus company, Vision Transportation, with preliminary bus route information. Read for more information.

Esta semana, los padres de los alumnos del Distrito Escolar de Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose (BHM) recibirán una postal de nuestra compañía de autobuses, Vision Transportation, con información preliminar sobre las rutas de los autobuses.

Community of People
Thursday Mar 10, 16

Join the Conversation about Your Community's Health (PDF - 2.43 MB)

On Monday, March 21 (8-10 a.m./breakfast provided) and Tuesday, March 22 (5-7 p.m./dinner provided) Buffalo Hospital is hosting a community health dialogue at the Buffalo Hospital Conference Center (303 Catlin St, Buffalo) to gather your ideas about what Allina Health can do to address your community's health needs. Participants will receive a $10 gift card as a token of their appreciation. Click on this link to see the flyer. Contact the Buffalo Hospital Community Engagement and Wellness Services at 763-684-7025. Registration is required for this event.

1st grader with iPad using learning apps
Tuesday Mar 1, 16

Montrose Elementary School of Innovation

Just 10 years ago, the world didn't have app designers or social media managers. Who created and filled those jobs-students. Montrose Elementary Principal Tony Steffes and his staff have started to challenge the "traditional" educational experience. They have found new ways to engage students in learning that is relevant for today's world and the unknown future to come. Little by little they are infusing more and more technology into the classes, which has allowed kids to be more creative.

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Monday Feb 22, 16

Kindergarten Registration Nights and Preschool Open House

It's just two months into 2016 and it's already time to start thinking about this fall! Kindergarten registration nights are happening in February and March along with preschool open house nights for Early Childhood Family Education. Be sure your child has also been through screening. This is a FREE service to families and ideally should be done by the time your child is 3.5-4 years old. Read on for more information and dates.

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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.