BHM News from 2016

Katie Steege and Robin Nyquist
Thursday Dec 22, 16

BHM Teachers Katie Steege and Robin Nyquist Named TIES Exceptional Teachers

Katie Steege and Robin Nyquist of Buffalo Hanover Montrose Schools were recognized as TIES Exceptional Teachers. They are among 77 teachers from 48 districts honored at the TIES 2016 Education Technology Conference on December 13 at the Minneapolis Hyatt Regency.

Wednesday Dec 7, 16

Engineering Curriculum and Value Added Projects

Here you will find information on how we implement our engineering curriculum
Wednesday Dec 7, 16

Tatanka STEM School 4 C's Rubrics

Students use this rubric to build upon the 4 C's skills they are learning
Wednesday Dec 7, 16

Tatanka's 4 C's

Watch this promotional video to learn about our 4 C's from some of our Tatanka STEM Students
Tuesday Dec 6, 16

Open Enrollment Now Open for Tatanka Elementary STEM School and Buffalo High School Arts Magnet

Looking for other educational opportunities within BHM Schools? Applications are being accepted for Tatanka Elementary STEM School and the Buffalo High School Arts Magnet program now through March 10, 2017 through the Northwest Suburban Integration School District (NWSISD). Read on for more information...

American Red Cross
Monday Dec 5, 16

BHS Blood Drive, December 9, 2016

Sponsored by NHS

The BHS National Honor Society will be hosting a blood drive on Friday, December 9, in the gym area at BHS. If our goal is met, our students will earn scholarship money from the American Red Cross.    Read on for additional information.

Wednesday Nov 16, 16

Quarter 1 Grades Now available on Parent Portal

If you are the parent of a middle school student and have not yet signed up for the Parent Portal, you may do so by bringing a Photo I.D. of yourself to the middle school front desk. The Buffalo Community Middle School post grades on the portal and does not mail out a paper report card unless you request one. If you would like to request a paper copy please contact the office.

2016 Outstanding Educational Professional Support Staff
Monday Oct 10, 16

Four Outstanding Educational Support Staff Recognized for their Work

Resource Training and Solutions recognized four Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School District (BHM) employees as the 2016 Outstanding Educational Support Staff. They are pictured left to right with Superintendent Scott Thielman, April Schmidt--Parkside Elementary School Secretary; Marie Jacobs--Buffalo Community Middle School Senior Technician; Sandy Weldele- Buffalo Community Middle School Media Center/Supervisory ESP (Educational Support Professional) and Bill Jordan--District-Wide Grounds/Maintenance. They were honored at a banquet hosted by Resource Training and Solutions at River's Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud on Wednesday, September 28.

reward school logo
Monday Oct 10, 16

Montrose and Northwinds Earn Reward School Designation

Montrose School of Innovation Earns the Award Two Years in a Row

The Minnesota Department of Eduction (MDE) has named Montrose Elementary School of Innovation (MESI) and Northwinds (NES) Elementary School 2015-16 Reward Schools for having demonstrated exceptional student outcomes and success in closing achievement gaps. While NES is celebrating for the first time, MESI is celebrating for the second year in a row.

phone, email, texting test message
Monday Oct 10, 16

District-Wide Emergency TEST Message

Message to be Sent Wednesday, October 12, 2016

BHM Schools wants to ensure that we are communicating with parents in the most effective way possible. On Wednesday, October 12, 2016, mid-morning, the district will send out a district-wide emergency test message to parents and guardians from our parent notification system. You should receive a call, email and/or text messages (whatever information you have on file with your child's school). Especially with the upcoming winter months, we want to be sure parents/guardians don't miss any important messages from the school or the district about cancellations or delays. Remember this is ONLY a TEST and NO action will likely be necessary.

Friday Oct 7, 16

BCMS Picture Day & Retakes

Last chance for BCMS Picture Day and Retake day!

Bob Sansevere
Tuesday Sep 27, 16

School Board Appoints Vacant Seat to Bob Sansevere

Using an application and interview process, the BHM School Board selected Bob Sansevere to replace outgoing board member Jeff Trout. Trout announced in August that he would be leaving the board because his family moved just outside the district boundary, thus making him ineligible to continue serving on the board. He did note however that his children will continue to attend BHM Schools through open enrollment.

Tuesday Sep 20, 16

Phoenix on Facebook

See what Phoenix is up to by checking us out on Facebook.

Wednesday Sep 14, 16

Fall Fundraiser

Our fall fundraiser kick-off took place on Tuesday, September 13th. Info packets were sent home with students.

Friday, 9/16: early bird donations due
Wednesday, 9/21: all donations due

100% of all donations will go towards supporting Hanover Elementary! For questions, please contact PTO President, Jaci Donlan at

Thank you!!


students with clocks
Friday Sep 2, 16

Remember to be on time!

New School Start Times for 2016-17 School Year

The BHM School District's new school start times will go into effect on Tuesday, September 6. The new school start times will be:

Elementary-7:45 a.m.-2:25 p.m.
Middle School-8:50 a.m.-3:25 p.m.
High School/Phoenix Learning Center-8:50 a.m.-3:25 p.m.
PRIDE Transitions-9 a.m.-3:15 p.m.

Read more about how the district came to the decision and the research behind it.


Katie Gohl
Tuesday Aug 9, 16

Katie Gohl is Named New BHS Assistant Principal

During a special school board meeting on Monday, August 8, the board approved the appointment of Katie Gohl as the new Buffalo High School (BHS) Assistant Principal. This is a new assistant principal position due to the reallocation of two positions-the Phoenix Learning Center (PLC) Coordinator and the administrative assistant position at BHS. The PLC Coordinator position is now part-time (BHS Assistant Principal Kris Thompson has taken on those new responsibilities) and the administrative assistant position now has assistant principal duties.

Thursday Jul 14, 16


Attention parents of 6th grade students for the 2016-17 school year.

What is WEB?

WEB stands for Where Everybody Belongs. It is a peer mentorship program that empowers 8th grade students to help 6th grade students through highly structured activities.

Thursday Jun 30, 16

BHM Schools Named a Star Tribune Top 150 Workplace in Minnesota

Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School District has been named one of the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune. The Top Workplaces special section was published in the Star Tribune on Sunday, June 26. The report can also be found at

2016 BHM Retirees
Thursday Jun 9, 16

BHM Retirements

Decades of Leadership will be Missed

This year, 16 individuals, from all areas of the district, have already or will retire from BHM Schools. Combined, they have provided over 392 years of service to the district.

Thursday Jun 9, 16

NES Office Summer Hours

Summer Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
(Closed on Friday)
Phone: 763-682-8800
Fax: 763-682-8805 

Thursday Apr 7, 16

Tatanka Launches School Newscast!

Tatanka Elementary STEM School has entered the digital age! We have started a weekly schoolwide broadcast with our 5th-grade students. Each week a different group of 5th-graders will report the news to the rest of our school. Mr. Kuklok, Curriculum Integration Coordinator at Tatanka Elementary, is working with fifth grade students on this project.  Check out this page for updated newscasts!

Monday Apr 4, 16

Arts Magnet Capstone

April 8,2016

Art Magnet Seniors Celebrate Final Art Inquiry Piece!

Thursday Mar 17, 16

Spring Sports at BCMS Information

If you are looking for information on spring sports at BCMS this is the place!  Click here to go to the FeePay online registration page.

school buses lined up
Monday Mar 14, 16

Preliminary Bus Route Information Postcards

​Información preliminar sobre las rutas de autobuses

This week, Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose (BHM) School District parents can expect to receive a postcard from our bus company, Vision Transportation, with preliminary bus route information. Read for more information.

Esta semana, los padres de los alumnos del Distrito Escolar de Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose (BHM) recibirán una postal de nuestra compañía de autobuses, Vision Transportation, con información preliminar sobre las rutas de los autobuses.