What the Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School District considers to be newsworthy for the local and surrounding area newspapers. BHM submits press releases to the Wright County Journal-Press, North Crow River River and The Delano Herald Journal. Hurry, hurry and read all about it!
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.
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.
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 StarTribune.com/topworkplaces2016.
The BHM Board of Education approved the appointment of Amy Green as Special Education Director at their April 27th meeting. Amy is currently the Assistant Director for the Sherburne Northern Wright Special Education Cooperative. Amy will begin in the district on July 1, 2015.
The Minnesota Department of Education recently released results from the 2014 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA-III). When compared to 2013, scores across the state are slightly higher in all subjects (mathematics, reading and science). BHM students continued to score above state averages at most grades and subjects.
At a special board meeting on Monday, August 11, the Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose (BHM) School Board announced their decision to place a bond question on the November 4, 2014 general election ballot. This decision came after months and months of research and discussions with staff and district administrators.
Using an application and interview process, the BHM School Board selected Stan Vander Kooi to replace outgoing board member Dean Perry. Perry announced in June his decision to step-down from the board stating that he wasn't able to dedicate as much time as he felt was needed to serve on the board.
Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools (BHM) has been named one of the Top 100 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune. The Top Workplaces special section was published in the Star Tribune on Sunday, June 15. The report can also be found at StarTribune.com/topworkplaces2014.
During a special school board meeting on Monday, June 9, the board approved the appointment of Brad Koltes as the new Buffalo High School (BHS) Assistant Principal. Koltes will replace Brandon Prell who was in the position for the last seven years.
The 2013 Legislature has now authorized school boards the ability to convert up to $300 per adjusted pupil unit (APU) of voter approved referendum authority to board approved authority for fiscal 2015 and beyond. This authority can be applicable for up to five years and would begin with taxes payable in calendar 2014.
School is just a couple weeks away from starting and John Heltunen has just been named the new BHM Buildings and Grounds Director. The school board approved his appointment at their Monday, August 12 board meeting. He replaces Eric Hamilton, who has worked in the district for the past 15 years, who took a buildings and grounds director position in the Edina Public Schools. Hamilton will continue to oversee summer projects as they come to an end to help with the transition. Heltunen starts in BHM Schools on Thursday, August 29.
This year, 15 individuals, from all areas of the district, will retire from BHM Schools. Combined, they have provided over 440 years of service to the district. Click to read more and to see the full photo.
In an announcement at the May 28 school board meeting, the board will spend $1 million from the general fund balance, over the next three years, to primarily help reduce class sizes and solidify additional mental health services for students. This comes at a time when the board believes they are in a good financial position to make some changes. Click to read more....
Superintendent Scott Thielman had a discussion with the school board at their regular board meeting on Monday, May 28, about the possibility of offering all-day, every day kindergarten (ADEDK) free to parents for the 2013-14 school year. Click to read more...
Mat Nelson is Hired as the Next Discovery Elementary Principal and BHM Technology Director
Mat Nelson will hit the ground running on July 1, 2013 as he takes on the new position of Discovery Elementary Principal and District Technology Director. Nelson replaces Rick Toso who has been serving as the Discovery administrator for the last two years and Ed Cox who has been serving as the interim technology director since September 2012.
Using an application and interview process, the BHM School Board selected Ken Ogden to replace outgoing board member Dave Wilson. Wilson announced in February of his decision to step-down from the board stating that he wanted to focus more on work and family.
Dawn Wiegand, current principal at Oak Park Elementary in Stillwater, MN, was offered and accepted the Northwinds Elementary Principal position. Ms. Wiegand will replace Gail Feneis, who will end her 39-year career with BHM schools this year.
Tony Steffes will replace Gary Theis, who will end his 41-year career with BHM Schools this year. Tony is currently serving as the Intermediate Elementary Principal and High School Activities Director for the Montgomery-Lonsdale Public schools.
The release of property tax statements (Truth in Taxation Statement) and the approval of the Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School District (BHM) levy renewal on Election Day November 8, 2011, are causing some confusion among school district residents. And for good reason, it's confusing! School finances and taxes are never an easy topic to explain.