The Minnesota Department of Education suspended MCA testing starting Tuesday (4/22) until the vendor (Pearson) resolved the technical problems that have plagued their system since testing began. Problems experienced in BHM were less severe than in many districts, but all schools have experienced some problems. MDE announced Tuesday afternoon that they were satisfied with Pearson's remedies and that testing could begin again on Wednesday (4/23). The district's testing calendar will be updated as soon reflecting scheduling adjustments as a result of Tuesday's disruption.
Most MCA testing in math, reading and science is scheduled for April-May. However, BHS high school students who completed Biology during 1st term during 2014-15 were tested in science during March. This document will be updated weekly to provide parents with an overview of when their students are scheduled to be tested in reading, math and science.
The Buffalo High School Theatre Arts Department presents their spring musical, Children of Eden, April 23-25, beginning at 7:30 p.m. and April 26 at 2 p.m. in the BHS Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available in advance at Buffalo Gartner's Hallmark and the BHS Activities Office Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., one week prior to the show. Tickets will also be available at the door. Ticket prices are $3 for students/senior citizens and $5 for adults. Click on the story for additional information.
The BHS Theatre department earned a 'Starred Performance" while at the One-Act Play State Festival, with their amazing performance of, Goldstar, Ohio! They are the State One-Act Champions! Read on for additional information.
The district is currently researching changing school start times. Read more about the research and findings that the BHM School Start Times Task Force used to help make a recommendation to the school board. You can also find more information about the research used on the Teaching and Learning website.
Are you a parent of a child who will be in kindergarten next fall? Kindergarten registration nights begin in February. All-day, every day kindergarten is available and FREE to all families. Also, all kindergarten students in the district receive FREE breakfast!
This issue of the Insider includes: School Start Times; 2015-16 District-Wide Calendar; Pre-school to Postsecondary Opportunities; Bond Sale; Kindergarten Registration and Screening; Pre-school Open House; Students as Skilled Workers and more.
In accordance with 2013 Minnesota statutes, section 120B.11, the BHM School Board at their December 8th meeting adopted a comprehensive, long-term strategic plan to support and improve teaching and learning that is aligned with creating the world's best workforce. The Local World's Best Workforce Plan is intended to serve as a foundational document aligning all educational initiatives serving students from pre-kindergarten through high school. BHM's World's Best Workforce Plan will serve 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. For a copy of the full report click on "download" below.
Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools (BHM) has been named one of the Top 100 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune. The Top Workplaces special section was published in the Star Tribune on Sunday, June 15. The report can also be found at StarTribune.com/topworkplaces2014.
BHM Schools request proposals for group insurance coverage for the health plan year beginning October 1, 2015. Sealed proposals will be accepted in paper form until 3:00 p.m. central time on Friday, April 24, 2015 at ISD 877 Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools, Gary Kawlewski, Director of Finance and Operations, 214 1st Ave NE, Buffalo, MN 55313. Copies of the request for proposal and exhibits may be requested from Gary Kawlewski at email@example.com and will be sent electronically at no charge. District reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive informalities. District reserves the right to select the proposal it determines to be in the best interest of the District.
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.