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BHM Schools: The Place to Dream, Believe and Achieve

Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools unite the communities of Buffalo, Hanover, Montrose and the surrounding townships in Minnesota. Here, students dream, believe and achieve in their unique talents. Ten schools serve over 5,700 students in a district known for its high academic standards, exceptional learning and extracurricular options, and caring teachers and staff. Annually, BHM students score significantly higher than state averages in reading and math. 2016 marked the second time in a row that BHM Schools ranked in the top 30 for large organizations as a "Top Workplace" by the Star Tribune. Feel free to contact any one of our schools for more specific information or contact the BHM Communications Office for more information about the district.

Coming Soon: Kindergarten Registration Nights
Friday Feb 16, 18

Coming Soon: Kindergarten Registration Nights

Let's get ready for kindergarten! If your child will be 5 by September 1, 2018 you can enroll your child for the 2018-19 school year in BHM Schools. All incoming kindergarten students need to complete ECFE screening- call 763.682.8408 for more information. Watch a short video to see what Kindergarten is all about in BHM Schools and find your child's registration night.

NEXT School Year: 2018-19 School District Calendar At-a-Glance
Tuesday Jan 23, 18

NEXT School Year: 2018-19 School District Calendar At-a-Glance (PDF - 84.2 KB)

Already looking ahead for planning next school year? Find out when students are in school and on break for the 2018-19 school year.

BHM Seeks Parents/Guardians of American Indian students for American Indian Advisory Committee
Thursday Jan 4, 18

BHM Seeks Parents/Guardians of American Indian students for American Indian Advisory Committee

If you are a parent or guardian of an American Indian student attending BHM Schools, we would like to invite you to be a part of our American Indian Advisory Committee.  We want to ensure that we hear all voices as we seek to best meet the needs of our American Indian students.  We will be holding a meeting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23rd in the District Office Conference Room located at the BHM District Office building. The address is 214 1st Ave NE, Buffalo.  During this meeting, we will discuss our current American Indian Program Plan and solicit input for future plans. If you are able to attend, please let us know by Wednesday, January 10th by calling Nancy at 763.682.8767 or via email at neiynck@bhmschools.org. We look forward to meeting with you!

Enroll in One of Two BHM Magnet Schools
Tuesday Jan 2, 18

Enroll in One of Two BHM Magnet Schools

Application Process Opens January 16 for STEM and Arts Magnet

Tatanka Elementary STEM School (TESS) and the Buffalo High School Arts Magnet Programs will accept applications for enrollment beginning Tuesday, January 16.

Quest Program Assessment

Quest Program Assessment

Quest - Requests to assess for 2018-19 school year are due January 25, 2018


The Quest program services highly gifted students (top two to three percent in class) in grades 2-9 and is a tuition-free school within a school located at Parkside Elementary (grades 2-5), Buffalo Community Middle School (grades 6-8), and at Buffalo High School (grade 9). If you think your child might qualify for the program, you are encouraged to request assessment. 

 

World's Best Workforce 2016-2019
Friday Dec 15, 17

World's Best Workforce 2016-2019 (PDF - 189.2 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 goals from the Minnesota Department of Education:

 

  • 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.

Food Service Meal Account Changes
Wednesday Dec 20, 17

Food Service Meal Account Changes

On December 27, 2017, BHM Schools Food Service Department will switch from PayPams to Campus Online Payments through the Parent Portal (https://campus.bhmschools.org/campus/portal/buffalo.jsp). Other changes to meal accounts will also go into effect. Read the article for more information.

BHM 2017-18 District Calendar
Monday Aug 7, 17

BHM 2017-18 District Calendar (PDF - 2.76 MB)

The 2017-18 BHM District Calendars are here! The calendar is produced annually and is mailed to all district residents. Calendars should have appeared in mailboxes during the first week of August 2017 (or shortly after). If you do not receive your 2017-18 calendar in the mail, contact the Communications Office for a copy: email or call 763.682.8783.

BHS Annual Night Out for Music
Saturday Mar 24, 18

BHS Annual Night Out for Music

Annual Night Out For Music "Under the Boardwalk" Saturday, March 24, 2018
Buffalo High School Performing Arts Center

6:00 p.m. Check In/Silent Auction begins
7:00 p.m. Entertainment

The Buffalo High School Music Dept. invites you to attend their annual Night Out For Music Jazz Concert and Silent Auction on Saturday, March 24. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with the Silent Auction items on display. Entertainment will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center and will be provided by Jazz Ensemble I, BHS Singers, Chamber Strings I and Treble Singers. During intermission, guests will enjoy a variety of decadent, gourmet desserts while being serenaded by various musicians. Read on for more details!

The Bison Shop

The Bison Shop

Get stocked up on Bison spirit wear. Check out The Bison Shop for some great gifts or gear for yourself.