BHM News from 2017

Health and Accident Coverage
Wednesday Jul 5, 17

Student Accident Insurance and Family Health Insurance

Find out how you can purchase affordable health and accident coverage.

Reward School Logo
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.

Brad Koltes Photo
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.

Penny Hoops Photo
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.

Zipped binder
Thursday Jun 22, 17

Back to School Shopping Made Easy

School-wide organizational binders are back! Complete binder and supplies available for purchase at BCMS now.

sold home for sale
Tuesday Jun 20, 17

Moving this summer?

If you plan to move or transfer schools this summer, please contact the office at 763.682.8207 or email as soon as possible. Thank you!

Tuesday Jun 20, 17

Summer Hours

BCMS summer hours are typically Monday thru Thursday, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Fridays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you need to visit the school outside of these hours, please call 763.682.8200 to schedule a time.

Wednesday Jun 14, 17

DES Open House & Ice Cream Social

DES Open House Tuesday, August 29th  5:00- 7:00

Ice Cream Social Tuesday, August 29th, 5:00-6:30 Read more!

Wednesday Jun 14, 17

Family Fun Night

Family Fun Night November 2017

Family Fun Night is Friday, November 3rd, from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at the Discovery Elementary School. This is a community-wide event(all families are welcome to attend)sponsored by Discovery Elementary School and parents to promote family time.

Wednesday Jun 14, 17

MCA Test Schedule 2017-18

Please see schedule of test days

MCA Testing begins April 17th

Wednesday Jun 14, 17

Discovery Elementary Alumni

Discovery Elementary Alumni were invited back to sing "Stand Together" by Jim Papoulis.

Monday Jun 12, 17

2016-2017 School Year Information available until June 26th on Parent Portal

Student data for the 2016-2017 school year will be available on the portal through June 26th.

Tuesday Jun 6, 17

Generic School Supply List for K-5 2018-19

And Art Class Supplies for Kindergarten thru Grade 5
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Tuesday Jun 6, 17

Graduation Week in BHM Schools

Celebrate the accomplishments this week of our BHM Schools graduates. Graduation ceremonies include Adult Basic Education, PRIDE Transitions, Phoenix Learning Center and Buffalo High School. Click for more details.

2017 BHM Retirees
Tuesday Jun 6, 17

Retirees Allow Students to Dream, Believe and Achieve

This year, 21 individuals, from all areas of the district, have already or will retire from BHM Schools. Combined, they have provided over 541 years of service to the district. Congratulations to all of our retirees and best of luck. Click to read more about them.

Tuesday Jun 6, 17

FREE Summer Meals

FREE breakfast and lunch will once again be served for all children ages 1-18 beginning in June at Parkside Elementary, Montrose Elementary and Buffalo Community Middle School. FREE entertainment is also planned. Click the story for more details and an event schedule.

Friday May 26, 17

BOGO Book Fair

The HES Media Center is hosting their annual Scholastic BOGO (buy one, get one free) Book Fair from May 26-June 2 in the lunchroom gym. It will be open during the evening at our school picnic on June 1.

clip art of picnic basket
Friday May 26, 17

All School Picnic June 1

HES Annual All School Picnic is on Thursday, June 1st from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Food & beverages provided and include: hotdogs, buns, potato salad, chips, watermelon, cookies, juice, sno-cones, plates, napkins, cups and utensils! Families only need to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. In case of rain the event will be held indoors.

New this year: There will be an exhibit of selected pencil drawings from the art residency that was held this school year (the 17th year!!) in January and February with local Artist Mary Ellen Gutknecht, which is made possible through the strong support of the Staff and Hanover PTO. While it was not possible to select and display a drawing from each student for the exhibit, many students will recognize drawings similar to the drawings that they completed in class. There will be over 100 drawings representing students from all grades.


Evan Ronken Photo
Monday May 1, 17

Evan Ronken to Serve as Next Director of Human Resources

Evan Ronken is the new Director of Human Resources for BHM Schools. This is a replacement for Moreen Orr who retired from the district after 15 years of service.

Friday Mar 17, 17

Make an impact on Northwinds Elementary in 2017-18 as a Literacy Tutor with Minnesota Reading Corps!

Would you love to help children grow their reading skills and succeed in school? If your answer is yes, you can serve as a tutor with Minnesota Reading Corps at Northwinds Elementary!

As a Literacy Tutor, you'll use research-proven strategies to help Northwinds students gain the reading skills they need to thrive in school and in life.

Tutors come from many backgrounds and include recent high school and college grads, career changers, stay-at-home parents, and retirees. With extensive training, support from onsite coaches, and evidence-based strategies, Reading Corps tutors are well-equipped to change lives. Additionally, Reading Corps tutors may earn a living allowance, education award, and federal student loan forbearance for their service.

Last year, Minnesota Reading Corps provided direct services to more than 30,000 children in more than 700 sites across the state. To learn how you, too, can make a difference as a Minnesota Reading Corps tutor at Northwinds Elementary, visit or apply directly at

Questions? Contact or 866-859-2825.

Monday Mar 13, 17

Moving This Summer?

If you plan to move or transfer schools this summer, please contact the office at 763.682.0824 or email as soon as possible. Thank you!

Tuesday Feb 28, 17

School Start and Stop Time

Students cannot be dropped off before 7:25 a.m.  Students must be in the classroom at 7:45 a.m. to not be counted absent or tardy. Classroom teachers take attendance at that time.  The school day ends at 2:25 p.m.  The shuttle bus bell rings at 2:10 p.m. and  leave at 2:15 p.m. to go to Parkside or Northwinds.  All other students are dismissed at 2:25 p.m.

kindergarten student reading a book
Thursday Feb 23, 17

Welcome Class of 2030!

Kindergarten Registration Nights

Kindergarten 2017-18 is right around the corner. See when your child's school has its registration night and WATCH a short video about what your child can expect in kindergarten from our own BHM expert first grader!

Tuesday Feb 21, 17

MCA Testing for BCMS

Please find the dates for your child's testing below. Please refrain from scheduling appointments during these testing times. More details to come!

Yearbooks on sale now!!
Tuesday Feb 21, 17

Yearbooks on sale now!

All students should have brought home information regarding ordering yearbooks. They can be ordered at by using code 8699717. There are several options available including the yearbook for $13.00 and other packages ranging in price from $14.75-$22.00. Yearbooks will be delivered the last week of school.

If you are unable to place a credit card order on-line, have your child stop by the Office for an envelope. These need to be turned into the Office with payment.

Deadline for ordering is February 28. Prices will increase on orders placed after that date.