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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.

BHS Sounds of the Season Concert
Friday Dec 7, 18

BHS Sounds of the Season Concert

December 14 and 15, 2018

Due to the popularity of the Sounds of the Season concert, there will be two performances of the concert at BHS in the Performing Arts Center on Friday, December 14 and Saturday, December 15 at 7:30 pm. Read on for more information.

World's Best Workforce 2016-2019
Tuesday Dec 4, 18

World's Best Workforce 2016-2019 (PDF - 267.27 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.

Early Open Enrollment for District's Three Magnet Schools, Now through December 31
Wednesday Nov 28, 18

Early Open Enrollment for District's Three Magnet Schools, Now through December 31

Montrose Elementary School of Innovation STEAM School NEW for 2018-19 School Year

Early application for open enrollment into the district's three magnet schools is open until December 31, 2018. Those schools include: Montrose Elementary School of Innovation STEAM Magnet (NEW for the 2018-19 school year), Tatanka Elementary STEM School and Buffalo High School Arts Magnet. Students who live in BHM Schools, but not the attendance boundary of the two elementary schools must open enroll through NWSISD. All students who would like to enroll in the Arts Magnet Program must also go through NWSISD. Apply today!

BHM Support Staff Honored
Thursday Nov 15, 18

BHM Support Staff Honored

On Wednesday, November 14, Resource Training & Solutions honored school district educational support staff, who are often considered the heart and soul of the educational system. Staff from Resource Training & Solutions' member districts were recognized, including four BHM Schools representatives (left to right): Brett Mackereth-Technology Senior Technician; Melissa Steward-Hanover Principal's Secretary; Dorothy Valentine-Montrose Elementary School of Innovation Custodian; and Todd Owens-Special Education Educational Support Professional. Read more...

Leaders in Educational Excellence (LEEA) Award Winners
Thursday Nov 15, 18

Leaders in Educational Excellence (LEEA) Award Winners

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." -Benjamin Franklin

Four BHM School District teachers were recognized on October 24, 2018 by Resource Training and Solutions as Leadership in Educational Excellence Award (LEEA) recipients. Nicole Meints-Hanover Elementary Grades 1-2 Teacher; Linda Robeck-Parkside Elementary Kindergarten Teacher; Michelle Koren-Buffalo Community Middle School Science Teacher; and Scott Rabehl-Buffalo High School Band Teacher were recognized as outstanding educational leaders in our schools. Read more...

2018 Operating Referendum Results

2018 Operating Referendum Results

Results are in and the final total is: Yes--5,011 and No--9,478. District administration will now assess the budget issues and determine next steps. Look for more information to be communicated here on the website, future Insider newsletters, on Facebook and in the local news papers.

2018-19 School District Calendar At-a-Glance
Thursday Aug 23, 18

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

At a glance, find out when students are in school and on break for the 2018-19 school year.

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.