BHM News from 2018

Thursday Jul 19, 18

Daily & Activity Announcements

What is happening at BCMS? Click more at the bottom of this page to find out.  Any sport or activities canceled will be posted here.  Please check back frequently, as times, dates and the news of BCMS may change at any time.
Sport game schedules can be found at
You may also call the Activities Hotline at 763.682.8221 for daily announcements.

Thursday Jul 19, 18

BCMS Open House

August 27, 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 27 from 4-8 p.m.

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.

Wednesday Jul 11, 18

Summer Office Hours

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

We will be closed on July 20, 25, 27 and August 1.

Tuesday Jun 26, 18

MCA Test Schedule 2018-19

Please see schedule of test days

MCA Testing begins April 23rd

Tuesday Jun 26, 18

Discovery Elementary Alumni

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

Tuesday Jun 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 Jun 26, 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.

Thursday Jun 14, 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!

Thursday Jun 14, 18

Family Fun Night

Family Fun Night November 2018

Family Fun Night is Friday, November 9th, from 5:30-8 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 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.

Quarter 4 Report Cards now available on the Parent Portal
Monday Jun 11, 18

Quarter 4 Report Cards now available on the Parent Portal

Quarter 4 Report Cards now available on the Parent Portal. These will only be available to print online until Monday June 18th.

Monday Jun 11, 18

BHS Summer Hours

Congratulations to the Class of 2018 and the success of all BHS students!

BHS Summer Office hours: 
June 11 through August 31, Monday - Friday    7 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Counseling Office Secretary hours will vary.


Counselors will not be in the office during June or July.  Counselors will return to the office for Walk-In schedule changes (no appointment necessary) August 16 from 7 am - 3 pm, August 20 from 8 am - 4 pm and August 21 from 11 am - 7 pm.  Please contact Emily Burrell at 763.682.8067 with any questions.

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.

school bus
Thursday May 31, 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...

Thursday May 24, 18

Literacy Tutor - Minnesota Reading Corps

K-3 Literacy Tutor
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!


Monday May 21, 18

Upcoming Events for HES

Here are some upcoming events for Hanover Elementary:

May 24: BOGO Book Fair in Lunchroom thru June 1st
May 24: All library books are due
May 25: 1st & 2nd Grade Track & Field, 11:45-2:00
May 25: 3rd & 4th Grade Track & Field, 8:45-11:00
May 28: No School, Memorial Day
May 30: 5th Grade DARE Graduation, 1:15pm in lunchroom
May 31: All School Picnic, 4:30-6:30pm
May 31: 3rd Grade Field Trip to MN Zoo
May 31: 2nd Grade Field Trip to MN Landscape Arboretum
May 31: 5th Grade Field Trip to Roller Garden

June 1: 5th Grade Track & Field Day at BCMS, 8:00-2:15
June 1: Last day of Book Fair
June 4: 1st & 2nd Grade Picnic at Settler's Park, 10-2
June 6: 4th Grade Field Trip to Science Museum
June 7: Dress Up Day - School Spirit
June 7: Last Day of School


book cover of The Gifts of Imperfection
Wednesday May 16, 18

The Gifts of Imperfection--A Revolutionary Community-Wide Book Read

It's not too late to join the conversation and connect with one of the many community book reads around the district. Once again we are reading the New York Times Best Seller, The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown. Brown is a research professor and thought leader on courage and connection. In the book she shares 10 Guideposts on the power of wholehearted living - a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness. Find out how to join the conversation...

Monday May 14, 18

BCMS Yearbooks Last Day 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.


Thursday May 10, 18

LAST CHANCE Yearbook Sales

Limited Copies - First Come First Serve - While Supplies Last
Monday Apr 30, 18

Hanover Spring Apparel Sale

Get Your Hanover SPRING Apparel Today!
Hanover gear is available to purchase online thru Wednesday​,​ May 9th.
Orders will be bagged and sent home with the oldest child the week of May 28th.
Please take a look at the Spring/Summer gear as we continue to celebrate our 125th year as Hanover Elementary. Adult and youth sizes are available. This year we are giving the option to ship to home, so if you have friends and family that are interested in purchasing, please feel free to share the link!

Order online at:

Sizing ​questions? Check out the display in the hallway opposite the staff lounge.

Other q​​ue​​stions? Contact Jenny Poser at or Mindy Day at

Note: We are not responsible for items ordered too large or too small. There ​are NO returns or exchanges on apparel.



Carmen Tubbs Photo
Wednesday Mar 28, 18

Northwinds Elementary Announces New Principal

Carmen Tubbs to Start July 1, 2018

Monday, March 26, the BHM School Board approved the appointment of Carmen Tubbs as the next Northwinds Elementary Principal. Tubbs will replace current principal Shawn Gombos who will retire at the end of this school year after having served the school for the last five years.