Donations are Needed for the Event Service Project
On Friday, February 26 at 7 p.m. in the Buffalo High School Performing Arts Center, Kristan Clow, from HOPE 4 Youth, will speak homeless youth, and Dr. Corey Martin from the Bounce Back project will speak about their work with gratitude. The night will end with an opportunity to package hygiene product bags to be distributed to those in need around the community. Donations are needed for the bags. Find out more information in this article.
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...)
Awards Presented by the Humphrey School and the Association of Minnesota Counties
Just three short years ago, Buffalo High School and Wright County Court Services teamed together to start a program called "wRight Choice," an alternative to out-of-school suspension. Just this month (December 2015), wRight Choice was recognized for two prestigious awards-one from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota and the other from the Association of Minnesota Counties.
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.
In November, Resource Training and Solutions recognized the 2015 Leadership in Education Excellence Awards from BHM Schools at their annual LEEA Banquet in St. Cloud, MN. Click on the story to read the names of the honorees and to see a larger image of the recipients.
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 beliefs:
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.
For a copy of the full BHM report click on this article.
On November 4, 2014 BHM District residents approved a $33 million bond referendum to address the issues of: safety and security; technology; deferred maintenance; building additions; and activity venues. Work began on the list of projects in early May 2015 and some projects have been completed--the Hanover Elementary Entrance and kindergarten classroom; Parkside Elementary parking lot; Discovery Elementary gym floor; asphault and sidewalk work; security cameras; Buffalo High School roof and classrooms/offices; and work continues on the ECFE playground at Discovery and the Buffalo High School activity fields. Click to see what projects are going on and NEW photos from the various construction sites.
This unique application allows you to locate addresses, street intersections, schools, parks, lakes, golf courses and many other features. Parents and new residents will find this tool helpful in figuring out what school your child(ren) will attend based on your street address.
BHM Schools food service department maintains an Angel Account funded by donations. The Angel Account is used to cover temporary shortfalls in student meal account funds. Find out how you can make a donation today.