BHM News from 2017

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 ( Other changes to meal accounts will also go into effect. Read the article for more information.

April 24
Thursday Dec 7, 17

ACT Testing at BHS

April 24, 2018

Information has been emailed or mailed to all BHS parents and guardians regarding upcoming key testing dates in 2018. Read on for more details.

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Friday Dec 1, 17

Upcoming Events for HES

Here are some upcoming events for Hanover Elementary:

January 15: No School, MLK Jr Day
January 19: Vikings Day! Wear Vikings apparel or anything purple!
January 25: Hat Day!
January 26: No School, Teacher Workshop
January 30: Report Cards sent home & on Parent Portal
January 31: 1st & 2nd Grade field trip to Stages Theatre

February 1, 5, 8: Conferences
February 2: PTO Movie Night, 6pm


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Monday Nov 20, 17

Giving Tree Thru December 14

From November 27 to December 14, we will collect donations of unwrapped toys, hats, mittens, gloves, scarves, new clothing, non-perishable food items and cash donations. The gift items are given to St.Paul's Church to host a "shopping day" for parents in need that live in the NW Hennepin and Wright County area. The non-perishables are for the Hanover Area Food Shelf.

Scholastic Book Fair
Friday Nov 17, 17

Scholastic Book Fair

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings to school the books kids want to read. It's a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair or order online, and be involved in shaping your child's reading habits!

Mid-Quarter Report Cards now available on the Parent Portal
Tuesday Nov 14, 17

Mid-Quarter Report Cards now available on the Parent Portal

Mid-Quarter Report Cards now available on the Parent Portal

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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.

Happy Thanksgiving
Tuesday Oct 31, 17

5th Graders collecting donations for the Buffalo Food Shelf

Mr. Carlson's 5th Grade Class is collecting food items (boxes of jello, canned fruit cocktail, and bags of mini-marshmallows) for the Buffalo Food Shelf from October 30 - November 9. Click here for more information. 

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Wednesday Oct 25, 17

American Education Lunch on November 17

In recognition of American Education Week, parents are invited to have lunch with their child (ren) on Friday, November 17th. Please return the RSVP form by Thursday, November 9th so we can plan on enough extra lunches, tables and chairs. Adult AND extra student lunches are $3.70 each. You can use your child's PIN number or bring money on the 17th. Lunch will include chicken & gravy, potatoes, peas, roll, berries and cookie. No alternate.
Kindergarten @ 10:30
1st Grade @ 10:45
2nd Grade @ 10:55
3rd Grade @ 11:40
4th Grade @ 11:35
5th Grade @ 12:05

Tuesday Oct 24, 17

PTO Bingo Night

PTO is sponsoring Bingo Night at HES on Friday, November 3. Doors open at 6pm, games begin at 6:30pm. Cost is $3 per card. Concessions will be available for purchase. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Bring the whole family for a fun-filled night with prizes for adults and students!

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Tuesday Oct 24, 17

Winter Recess

Winter is in the air! Students should come to school dressed for outdoor recess. Once snow falls, this includes a jacket, snow pants, boots, mittens or gloves and a hat or hood.

Students go outdoors for recess unless the temperature and/or wind chill are below 0 degrees.

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.

Thursday Oct 12, 17

Bison Bucks

BCMS has our Bison Bucks program. We believe it's important to recognize students doing positive things to make our school a great place.

Ms. Deb Volkenant
Wednesday Oct 11, 17

Deb Volkenant selected to attend event sponsored by the MN Historical Society

The MN Historical Society selected and sponsored 20 teachers to attend a weekend Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute in Williamsburg, VA. Deb Volkenant, 5th Grade teacher at NES applied and was selected to attend the Institute Oct 7-8th.

Deb attended The My Life, My Work, My Home workshop. Colonial Williamsburg is a living history museum and open to the public. The city has been restored to look as it did in the 1700's.

Prominent figures from history such as Thomas Jefferson, Martha Washington and James Madison were seen, as well as shop owners, townspeople and the like.

District 5th grade social studies curriculum covers life in Colonial Williamsburg. Deb is looking forward to using what she learned in Williamsburg and bringing it alive in her classroom.

Congratulations to Deb for being selected to attend the institute and for her commitment to life long learning.


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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.

Monday Oct 9, 17

HES Book Fair

Visit Hanover's Scholastic Book Fair Tuesday, October 10 through Tuesday, October 17 in the HES Media Center during school hours and during conferences on October 12, 16 and 17.
You can also visit the Book Fair online at thru October 18.
Thank you for your support!

Sumo Wrestlers
Friday Sep 29, 17

NES Fall Fundraiser

It's time for our Fall Fundraiser. 100% of the donations collected will benefit the entire Northwinds school community and are tax deductible! This year we have only 1 week to fundraise (compared to two weeks last year). Students need to bring in their donation envelope NO LATER than Monday, October 9th. There will be incentive prizes each day of the collection. If we meet our school wide goal of $20,000, Mrs. G will sumo wrestle!

Monday Sep 25, 17

BCMS Yearbooks Are Now On Sale

There's nothing like getting your copy of the Buffalo Commuity Middle School official yearbook.  It's the limited edition collection of our school's stories for this year.  Don't let your student miss out on sharing and reliving the big events that will make this year special.


Tuesday Sep 19, 17

School Pictures

School picture day is Friday, September 22. You can order prints at Picture day ID is MI217124Y0.

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Thursday Sep 14, 17

BCMS Fall Conferences

Now open for registration

Our Fall Conferences will be on November 16th & November 20th from 4-8 p.m.

You can sign up for conferences by clicking on the following link:


Friday Sep 8, 17

Tatanka Picture Day Information

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 and Retake Day October 17, 2017
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!

Monday Aug 28, 17

BCMS Open House is August 28, 4-8 p.m.

Come meet your teachers, buy locks, sign-up for the parent portal, get your picture taken and get to know us on Monday, August 28 from 4-8 p.m.

Thursday Aug 24, 17

WEB Orientation for Incoming 6th Grade Students

6th Grade WEB Orientation is Thursday, August 24 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at BCMS. Future 6th grade parents, please mark this very important date on your calendars.

Tuesday Aug 22, 17

Summer Office Hours

The school office is open Monday thru Friday from 8am-3pm during the summer.
Office closed on Wednesday, August 30.