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What's happening around the Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School District? Continue reading and you will find out!

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Wednesday Nov 8, 17

BHM School Board Election Results

Two Incumbents Reelected, One New Member Joins the Board

The results are in and two incumbents, Ken Odgen and Bob Sansevere, will return to the school board to serve a four year term. Candidate Amanda Reineck won by 13 votes over incumbent Stan Vander Kooi. Click on the story for all the details of the election results.

2017 Outstanding Educational Professional Support Staff Award Winners
Wednesday Oct 18, 17

2017 Outstanding Educational Professional Support Staff

Congratulations to this year's Resource Training and Solutions Outstanding Educational Support Staff Award Winners! They are pictured, left to right, with Superintendent Scott Thielman: Sheila Johnson, Community Education Adult Enrichment, Adults with Disabilities, Aquatics and Facilities Use Coordinator; Becky Braith, ESP at Montrose Elementary School of Innovation; Shelley Fadden, ESP at Discovery Elementary; and (not pictured) Tami Johnson, former Secretary to the Director of Finance and Operations.

These four individuals will be recognized for their hard work and dedication at an awards ceremony on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at the River's Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud.

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Monday Oct 9, 17

Emergency TEST Message

Postponed to Tuesday, October 31

Because of some issues that we ran into with the Emergency TEST Message on Thursday, October 12, we will TEST the system again on Tuesday, October 31 (it was rescheduled for today, October 27, but because of the weather we didn't want to create any confusion). This message will go out once again to all parents, guardians and staff in the district from our parent/staff notification system.

You should get a call on your cell phone, home phone, work phone, an email and a text to the numbers you have on file with the district. Remember, if you press 0 at the end of your call to confirm it, it will cancel any other phone calls and text message to the numbers associated with your name. Also know that email messages go out first followed by phone and text. If you get an email message and haven't received a phone call or text, please wait a little while before you contact your child's school; calls and texts take longer to get out. If your contact information has changed, please update it in the Parent Portal or contact you child's school. Remember this is ONLY a TEST and NO action will likely be necessary.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but we appreciate your help with this important process to make sure our system is operating effectively in emergency situations.

2017-18 New Teachers
Tuesday Sep 5, 17

New Teachers Start the New School Year

BHM Schools welcomes EVERYONE back to school! The year is off to a great start with first day enrollment numbers coming in higher than projected. There are new faces all over the district from administration, to staff, to new students to new teachers. Over the summer the district hired over 70 new employees which includes 35 new teachers (pictured here). They all participated in New Teacher Week the week of August 21-25. Please help us wecome them into their respective schools and into the district!

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Thursday Aug 17, 17

Nick Guida Rounds Out the BHS Assistant Principal Team

During a special school board meeting prior to the board workshop on Monday, August 14, the board approved the appointment of Nick Guida as a Buffalo High School (BHS) Assistant Principal. Guida replaces Katie Gohl who accepted an assistant principal position at Buffalo Community Middle School.

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Thursday Aug 17, 17

New Leadership in BHM Early Childhood Family Education

District Welcomes Barbara Eckberg

The Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School District Community Education program has recently hired Barbara Eckberg as the new Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) Coordinator. Eckberg replaces Devonna Tierney who was in the position for the last 32 years.

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Tuesday Aug 1, 17

Kyle Resler Hired as the Next BHS/PLC Assistant Principal

During the school board meeting on Monday, July 31, the board approved the appointment of Kyle Resler as the next Buffalo High School (BHS) and Phoenix Learning Center (PLC) Assistant Principal. Resler will replace Kris Thompson who stepped into the dual BHS/PLC position last school year. Thompson will continue to serve as a BHS Assistant Principal.

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Wednesday Jul 5, 17

Montrose Elementary Named a Reward School

Montrose Elementary School (MES) has a lot to celebrate this year-the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) named Montrose Elementary a 2015-16 Reward School for having demonstrated exceptional student outcomes and success in closing achievement gaps.

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Tuesday Jun 27, 17

Brad Koltes Moves Up as the New Hanover Elementary Principal

On Monday, June 26, the board approved the appointment of Brad Koltes as the new Hanover Elementary Principal. Koltes has been the Buffalo High School Assistant Principal since 2014. He will replace Jeff Olson who is retiring after 23 years of service to the district.

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Tuesday Jun 27, 17

Penny Hoops Jumps into the Director of Food Service Position

Penny Hoops will serve as the next BHM Food Service Director. Hoops will replace Marilyn Splinter who is retiring from the position after 28 years.