BHM News from 2012

BCMS is a Toys for Tots drop off site until December 20.
Thursday Dec 6, 12

Toys for Tots

BCMS is a drop off site for Toys for Tots this year until December 20.  Please help support this worthwhile program by dropping off a new toy.

Monday Dec 3, 12

AI Foundations showcase performance

6:30 pm January 17, Performance Arts Center, BHS

Blizzard! Join us for a performance by the AI Foundations students on January 17th at 6:30 (This is a change of time from the calendar).  The storiy of the great schoolhouse blizzard of 1888 is retold by today's students with original sketches, music, puppetry, visual art and dance.

Refreshments will be available before and during intermission.

Monday Nov 26, 12

Discovery Food Drive

Discovery Elementary Students help load the truck that will deliver the donations to the Food Shelf. Truck donated by Wright Lumber and Millwork Inc. of Buffalo.

Thursday Nov 15, 12

One Cause

College Building
Friday Nov 9, 12

Minnesota College Application Week

November 12-16, 2012

November 12-16, 2012 is MN College Application Week.  BHS Seniors interested in finding MN Colleges that will be participating and and waiving their application fee during this week, should stop by the counseling office.  Counselors will be available before and after school, and during all lunches to help students apply.

Tuesday Nov 6, 12

General Mills Box Tops

Get 10 Bonus eBoxtops when you purchase any 10 General Mills Box Tops for Education Products at Cub Foods!

Friday Oct 26, 12

Student Enrollment Holds Steady

Official October 1 Enrollment Numbers

The official October 1 enrollment for BHM Schools is 5,742 students. This is only an increase of about eight students from last year at this time. This year's enrollment number is very close to the projections made last fall for the 2012-13 school year of about 5,739 students.

Tuesday Oct 16, 12

BCMS Fundraiser

The Buffalo Community Middle School fundraiser is now taking place from October 15 - October 31, 2012.

Monday Oct 8, 12

BHS Sophomores to take PLAN Test

October 15 and 16, 2012

The PLAN test helps 10th graders with future academic and career planning. PLAN test has two main components.  A practice ACT test adjusted for 10th grade content with a predicative score for the ACT, and the second component is a career interest inventory. We use both pieces of information during registration with 10th graders.

Testing will take place on Monday, October 15 and Tuesday, October 16 beginning at 7:45 a.m. and ending at approximately 11 a.m.  On Monday, students with last names A-K will test, and then students with last names L-Z will test on Tuesday.

We Want YOU to Serve BHM Schools
Thursday Sep 20, 12

We Want YOU to Serve BHM Schools

BHM Seeks District/Community Teaching and Learning Council Members

Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools (BHM) is seeking both parent and community representatives to serve on the District/Community Teaching & Learning Council (D/CTLC) for the 2012-13 school year.  Meetings will be held the first Friday of the month from October through April, from 7-8:30 a.m. at the Discovery Center (please note morning meeting time).

Monday May 21, 12

Whooping Cough Outbreak in Wright County

Wright County is experiencing a growing number of pertussis (commonly known as whooping cough) cases -- 77 lab confirmed cases so far in 2012.  Attached is a news release from Wright County Human Services along with a Pertussis Fact Sheet from the Minnesota Department of Health.

Thursday Mar 29, 12

Pork Chop Feed

The 18th Annual Scholarship Pork Chop Feed will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2012 from 4:00-7 p.m. at BCMS. A pork chop meal ticket is $10 and a kids' hot dog meal ticket is $5. Both meals include beans, applesauce, chips, dessert, coffee and a cold drink. An extra pork chop can be purchased for $2. Tickets can be purchased at school offices around the district, at the Community Education office (301 2nd Ave NE, Buffalo) and at the event. All proceeds support Buffalo High School scholarships.

Dawn Wiegand
Tuesday Mar 27, 12

Dawn Wiegand Appointed as Northwinds Elementary Principal

Dawn Wiegand, current principal at Oak Park Elementary in Stillwater, MN, was offered and accepted the Northwinds Elementary Principal position.  Ms. Wiegand will replace Gail Feneis, who will end her 39-year career with BHM schools this year. 

Tony Steffes
Tuesday Mar 27, 12

Tony Steffes Appointed as Montrose Elementary Principal

Tony Steffes will replace Gary Theis, who will end his 41-year career with BHM Schools this year.  Tony is currently serving as the Intermediate Elementary Principal and High School Activities Director for the Montgomery-Lonsdale Public schools.  

Spring Fundraiser
Monday Mar 26, 12

Spring Fundraiser

PTO is doing our annual Chip Shoppe spring fundraiser. Money raised from this fundraiser will be used to purchase new risers for school programs and for technology upgrades at HES. Each student will be bringing home a fundraiser packet with product information and order forms. Please collect checks and money as you take the orders. Do NOT collect sales tax. Checks should be made payable to Hanover PTO. Order forms & money are due Monday, April 16. Product delivery date is Tuesday, May 8 between 3:30 - 7 p.m. No products will be sent home with students.

You can also order online by logging on to  Click on "register here". School ID is 2410. Follow instructions to email family and friends. Create and verify your own password. Products ordered online will be shipped directly to the customers. Students will receive credit for all online sales. Free shipping for all orders over $60.

Refunding Bond Sale will Save BHM Schools Over $5 Million
Tuesday Mar 13, 12

Refunding Bond Sale will Save BHM Schools Over $5 Million

On Thursday, February 23, 2012, Ehlers, the district's financial advisor, took bids for the sale of general obligation refunding bonds for BHM Schools. The bonds will refund 2014-24 maturities of the $42.4 million General Obligation School Building Bonds, Series 2003B, dated November 1, 2003; and the 2014-18 maturities of the $9.1 million General Obligation Alternative Facilities Bonds, Series 2005A, dated December 1, 2005. The first bond issue was for the construction of Northwinds Elementary School (2003). The second bond issue was for alternative facilities projects completed at Tatanka, Hanover, Discovery, and Montrose elementary schools (2005).

Campus Mobile Portal App
Monday Mar 5, 12

BHM Introduces Campus Mobile Portal

Available on Apple iOS Devices and Android Smartphones

Go mobile. Anytime, anywhere access. Infinite Campus has gone mobile.  Parents and students can access grades, attendance and schedule information virtually anywhere.  It's a free app for BOTH an IOS platform, such as iPhones and iPads, and Android smartphone users!  You need an active Campus Portal account to access the data.      Read on for additional information.