BHM News from 2018

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Tuesday Nov 20, 18

Giving Tree thru December 13

From November 26 to December 13, we are collecting donations of unwrapped toys, hats, mittens, gloves, scarves, new clothing (newborn to 18 years), non-perishable food items and cash donations. The gift items are given to St.Paul's Lutheran Church in Hanover to host a "holiday gift shopping day" for parents in need that live in the area. The non-perishables are given to the Hanover Area Food Shelf.

Friday Nov 16, 18

Northwinds Thankful Tree

This year Northwinds students were given a leaf to write what they are thankful for and add it to our Thankful Tree!

bhm support staff
Thursday Nov 15, 18

BHM Support Staff Honored

On Wednesday, November 14, Resource Training & Solutions honored school district educational support staff, who are often considered the heart and soul of the educational system. Staff from Resource Training & Solutions' member districts were recognized, including four BHM Schools representatives (left to right): Brett Mackereth-Technology Senior Technician; Melissa Steward-Hanover Principal's Secretary; Dorothy Valentine-Montrose Elementary School of Innovation Custodian; and Todd Owens-Special Education Educational Support Professional. Read more...

LEEA Award Winners
Thursday Nov 15, 18

Leaders in Educational Excellence (LEEA) Award Winners

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." -Benjamin Franklin

Four BHM School District teachers were recognized on October 24, 2018 by Resource Training and Solutions as Leadership in Educational Excellence Award (LEEA) recipients. Nicole Meints-Hanover Elementary Grades 1-2 Teacher; Linda Robeck-Parkside Elementary Kindergarten Teacher; Michelle Koren-Buffalo Community Middle School Science Teacher; and Scott Rabehl-Buffalo High School Band Teacher were recognized as outstanding educational leaders in our schools. Read more...

Tuesday Oct 30, 18

PTO Bingo Night November 2

PTO is sponsoring Bingo Night at HES on Friday, November 2. 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! SEATS ARE LIMITED!

turkey clip art
Tuesday Oct 30, 18

American Education Lunch on November 16

In recognition of American Education Week, parents are invited to have lunch with their child (ren) on Friday, November 16th. Please return the RSVP form by Thursday, November 8th so we can plan on enough extra lunches, tables and chairs. Adult AND extra student lunches are $3.75 each. You can use your child's PIN number or bring money on the 16th. Lunch will include turkey & gravy, potatoes, peas, roll, berries and cookie. No alternate.
Kindergarten @ 10:35
1st Grade @ 11:05
2nd Grade @ 11:25
3rd Grade @ 12:00
4th Grade @ 11:45
5th Grade @ 12:20

Monday Oct 1, 18

wRight Choice Protocol

The Protocol includes a generic breakdown of what to expect during a day at wRight Choice as well as information for those arriving to wRight Choice on their own.     Read on for additional information.

Wednesday Sep 26, 18

MCA Test Schedule 2018-19

Please see schedule of test days

MCA Testing begins April 23rd

Wednesday Sep 26, 18

DES Enjoy Lunch Program

DES Students enjoy the colorful array of foods from our lunch buffet. You are always welcome to join your child for lunch!

Discovery Entrance
Tuesday Sep 25, 18

Discovery Elementary Kindergarten Lottery 2019

Discovery Elementary School's (DES) Kindergarten Registration Lottery is scheduled for Tuesday, February 5th, at 2:30 p.m.

If your child is registered in the Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose school district and his/her birth date indicates eligiblity to start kindergarten in September 2019, you will receive a mailing of information regarding the DES Kindergarten Lottery. Information and application forms will be mailed out early in January. Applications, for DES kindergarten, are due back to the DES office by Friday, February 1, 2019.  If you need more information please call the DES Office 763.682.8400.

Friday Sep 21, 18

BCMS Yearbooks Arriving June 4th

There's nothing like getting your copy of the Buffalo Community 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.


Friday Sep 14, 18

Family Fun Night

Family Fun Night November 2018

Family Fun Night is Friday, November 9th, from 5:30-7:30 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.

Tuesday Sep 11, 18

BCMS Spring Conferences

Now open for registration

BCMS Spring Conferences is coming up on Thursday, March 7th from 4:00 - 8:00 pm. Conferences are optional, as you can also use the Parent Portal, teacher websites, and Google Classroom to keep updated on your child's progress. We have made a few changes to our building conferences, moving us closer to a system that works for all.

school bus
Wednesday Aug 29, 18

New Staggered Start Days for Grades 6-12

Beginning this fall, to help with student transitions, students in ALL elementary schools and only students in grades 6 and 9 will begin on the first day of school--Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Students in grades 7-8, 10-12, Phoenix Learning Center and PRIDE Transitions will now begin on the second day of school--Wednesday, September 5, 2018. Read more...

Monday Aug 27, 18

DES Open House & Ice Cream Social

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

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

Tuesday Aug 21, 18

Generic School Supply List for K-5 2018-19

And Art Class Supplies for Kindergarten thru Grade 5
Photo of Clock
Tuesday Aug 21, 18

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.

elections 2018 sign
Wednesday Aug 1, 18

BHM School Board Approves Levy Referendum for Election Day November 6, 2018

After a couple years of discussion, the BHM School Board approved a resolution to go out for a levy referendum during the general election this fall. Read the article for more details.

Tuesday Jul 31, 18

Summer Office Hours

The school office is open most days during the summer from 8am-3pm.

We will be closed on August 1, 7, morning of 8, afternoon of 15.

Wednesday Jul 18, 18

Back to School Shopping Made Easy

School-wide organizational binders are back! Complete binder and supplies are available for purchase August 13 from 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

Health and Accident Coverage
Tuesday Jul 17, 18

Student Accident Insurance and Family Health Insurance 2018.2019

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

Tuesday Jun 12, 18

Alternate Destination/Address Change

Minnesota Law states the school district must have a written agreement with parents of a student to allow the district to pick up or deliver a child to a destination other than the parents' legal residence. Please return the completed form to Vision of Buffalo at 1111 Bison Blvd, Buffalo, MN 55313.  Please call 763.682.3232 if you have any questions. Continue to the form and more information.

photo of BHM retirees
Friday Jun 1, 18

Class of 2018 BHM Retirees

This year, 10 employees, from around the district, have already or will retire from BHM Schools. Combined, they have provided 246 years of service to the district. Click to read more.

Friday Jun 1, 18

FREE Summer Meals

FREE breakfast and lunch will once again be served for all children ages 18 and under beginning in June at Discovery Elementary and Montrose Elementary School of Innovation. Click the story for more details.

clip art of picnic basket
Tuesday May 22, 18

All School Picnic May 31

The HES Annual All School Picnic is on Thursday, May 31 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: PTO is hosting a "photo booth area" with fun props! For the 2nd year, there will be an exhibit of selected student art from the art residency that was held this school year with local Artist Mary Ellen Gutknecht. 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. Again, the Scholastic BOGO book fair will be held in the lunchroom gym.

We hope you can join us!