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Discovery Elementary Grades 1-2 Teacher Rissa Schrick was honored on Monday, April 21, 2014 by KS95 as their Teacher of the Week. Schrick, who has taught at Discovery for the last nine years, was nominated for the award by a parent of one of her current students. The letter of nomination highlighted Schrick's ability to communicate with the students, provide one-on-one attention, how admired she is and how the students want to do their best to make her proud. Students in her class say she is funny, nice, super kind, makes things fun and interesting, creative, hilarious and brightens your day when you are sad.
Each week during the school year, Minneapolis based radio station KS95 FM honors a Teacher of the Week. KS95's Ryan and Shannon interview the winning teacher on their morning show and one of the radio personalities visits the classroom to present a plaque to the teacher and the class. The winning teacher is also invited to a dinner (this year at the Radisson Blu at the Mall of America) on May 29 where one teacher's name will be randomly drawn to win $1,000 cash for him/herself and $1,000 for their school. Out of the hundreds of nominations they receive, only 35 are selected and recognized for the honor. Schrick is the 27th teacher to be recognized.
Radio personality Shannon came to Schrick class to present the award, talk to the students about their teacher, field questions about working at a radio station and passed out treats for the kids.
The Bison Open Golf Tournament returns to Buffalo's Wild Marsh on Thursday, June 26, 2014. You may register your team online with the attached forms. All proceeds will benefit the Buffalo High School Activities Department. Register today! Read on for additional information.
This issue of the Insider includes: Superintendent's article--following a child through school; String Peace helps boys in Afghanistan; technology core updates; Community Education summer programs; reducing the achievment gap through MCA testing and testing tips; food service à la carte changes; pork chop dinner; PRIDE Transition Trek Seminar; Board Bit--importance of volunteering; and Proud Of.
Beginning with the 2014-15 school year, only "smart snacks" will be sold in schools during the school day (from midnight to 30 minutes past the end of the school day). This change will affect vending machines, school stores, and breakfast and lunch à la carte items (some changes will be seen at the middle school, but the majority will be at the high school). Read more and view "Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in Schools" and "Smart Snacks in School" charts.
At this point, students will still NOT have to make up any days/time missed so far from school. We realize there could be more weather related delays or cancellations to school that could affect future decisions. The school board and district administration will continue to monitor the number of student days and will make decisions as the situation presents itself. If more school is cancelled and a decision is made to make up the time, parents will be notified as soon as possible. This has been an unseasonably harsh winter, and we appreciate the parent support even though the decisions that have been made have impacted family schedules.
The Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School District (BHM) is pleased to announce that Northwinds Elementary, Parkside Elementary, Discovery Elementary and Tatanka Elementary have been invited to participate in the Minnesota Reading Corps (MRC) program for the 2014-2015 school year. MRC is a statewide initiative to help every Minnesota child become a successful reader by the end of 3rd grade. MRC tutors work one-on-one with K-3rd grade students who are just below proficiency in reading. Tatanka has a half-time tutor position open this fall, and Northwinds and Parkside will each have one full-time tutor position available. Beginning in August, recruited members will receive training and serve for 11 months. In exchange for their service, members will receive a modest living allowance and may be eligible for an education award to use towards college tuition or to pay back federal student loans. Find out how to apply to be a tutor.
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