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

book cover of The Gifts of Imperfection
Tuesday Apr 3, 18

The Gifts of Imperfection--A Revolutionary Community-Wide Book Read

It's not too late to join the conversation and connect with one of the many community book reads around the district. Once again we are reading the New York Times Best Seller, The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown. Brown is a research professor and thought leader on courage and connection. In the book she shares 10 Guideposts on the power of wholehearted living - a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness. Find out how to join the conversation...

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Wednesday Mar 28, 18

Northwinds Elementary Announces New Principal

Carmen Tubbs to Start July 1, 2018

Monday, March 26, the BHM School Board approved the appointment of Carmen Tubbs as the next Northwinds Elementary Principal. Tubbs will replace current principal Shawn Gombos who will retire at the end of this school year after having served the school for the last five years.

Safety. Voice. Connection.--BHS Students Raise their Voices about School Safety

SAFETY. VOICE. CONNECTION. Those were the three points BHS administration stressed with students during the week of March 11-16 at school. While students on Wednesday, March 13 around the country walked out of schools to have their voices be heard, most BHS students walked into an assembly where Principal Mischke addressed students about school safety. Students also were able to as questions of BHM School Board members, the BHM Superintendent, Buffalo and Montrose Mayors, City of Buffalo Cheif of Police, Wright County Sheriff and the district's Minnesota State Representative.

hand writing reschedule
Wednesday Mar 7, 18

March 5 Snow Day Event Updates

HES Kindgarten Registration and MESI Conferences Rescheduled

Because of the snow day on Monday, March 5 the following events have been rescheduled:

Montrose Elementary School of Innovation Parent/Teacher Conferences
Tuesday, March 13 from 3:30-7 p.m.

Hanover Elementary Kindergarten Registration Night
Tuesday, March 13 at 6 p.m.

BHS Spring Sports Meeting was cancelled. Individual sports teams will have their own pre-season meetings in the near future. Information about those meeting dates will be announced to students in school and sent out over social media on Twitter (@BHSBison) and the BHS Facebook page.

kindergarten girl drawing a picture
Friday Feb 16, 18

Kindergarten Registration in BHM Schools

Let's get ready for kindergarten! If your child will be 5 by September 1, 2018 you can enroll your child for the 2018-19 school year in BHM Schools. All incoming kindergarten students need to complete ECFE screening- call 763.682.8408 for more information. Watch a short video to see what Kindergarten is all about in BHM Schools and find your child's registration night.

Wednesday Dec 20, 17

Food Service Meal Account Changes

On December 27, 2017, BHM Schools Food Service Department will switch from PayPams to Campus Online Payments through the Parent Portal (https://campus.bhmschools.org/campus/portal/buffalo.jsp). Other changes to meal accounts will also go into effect. Read the article for more information.

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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!