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

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.

girl with painting
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.

paper people cutouts holding hands
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.

Photo of 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...)

photo of Dave Wilson
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...

BHS Lunch Ladies
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.

BHM Teachers Chad Anderson and Cassie Knutson
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.