Press Releases

Newspapers

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!

District/Community Teaching & Learning Council
Friday Sep 23, 11

Volunteers Wanted

The District/Community Teaching & Learning Council Seeks New Members

The BHM School District is seeking both parent and community representatives to serve on the District/Community Teaching & Learning Council for the 2011-12 school year.  Meetings will be held the first Friday of the month from October through April, from 7-8:30 a.m. at the Discovery Center (please note morning meeting time).

PRIDE Qwest Grant
Wednesday Jul 20, 11

PRIDE Awarded Qwest Grant for New Technology

PRIDE Transitions received a $7,500 Qwest Teachers & Technology grant to purchase new technology.

Phoenix Green Sneakers Project
Wednesday Jun 8, 11

Phoenix Learning Center Wins $5,000 from Green Sneakers

Phoenix Learning Center was awarded $5,000 for their 3rd place finish in the Green Sneakers contest by collecting 340 pounds of used tennis shoes for people in third-world countries.

Jeff Erickson
Thursday May 12, 11

BCMS Assistant Principal Hired

Buffalo Community Middle School (BCMS) just announced their new assistant principal is Jeff Erickson who is currently serving as Dean of Students/Science Teacher at Annandale Middle School. Erickson will replace Matt Lubben who will be the new BCMS Principal. Both positions begin on July 1.

Matt Lubben
Friday Mar 11, 11

Matt Lubben Named Next BCMS Principal

Current Buffalo Community Middle School (BCMS) Assistant Principal Matt Lubben has been selected as the next BCMS Principal to replace Julie Swaggert who will retire at the end of this school year.

Scott Thielman
Monday Apr 26, 10

Dr. Scott Thielman named Superintendent of BHM

Superintendent contract negotiations went quicker than expected and at a special board meeting following the June 14 workshop, the school board approved the appointment of Dr. Scott Thielman as the next superintendent for Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools.

Gary Kawlewski, Director of Finance and Operations
Monday Apr 26, 10

New Director of Finance and Operations

Becker's Gary Kawlewski to Replace Chuck Klaassen July 1, 2010

Out of a list of impressive candidates, Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools (BHM) chose a 23-year veteran in school finances to take over the position as the district's director of finance and operations. Gary Kawlewski, who is currently serving as the director of business services in the Becker Public Schools, will replace current BHM director of finance and operations Chuck Klaassen on July 1.

Wage Freeze
Friday Oct 30, 09

Frigid Fall Freezes Wages

Teachers and Other District Staff Agree to a Pay Freeze

At the Monday, October 26 school board meeting, the board took action to approve a one year pay freeze for the teachers' and other district employees' contracts for the 2009-10 school year.

BHS Principal Mark Mischke hands a diploma to Laura Louise (Klemz) Schut
Friday Oct 2, 09

Pomp and Circumstance at 98 (PDF - 379.63 KB)

Imagine after only five years of school, your dad tells you that you have to quit in order to stay home and help your mom with chores and your two younger sisters. In just five years of school, you achieved the equivalent of an 8th grade education, but you would live on to be 98 years old and always regret never having earned that high school diploma.

Kris Thompson, Buffalo High School Assistant Principal
Friday Oct 2, 09

Former Physical Education Teacher Back as BHS Assistant Principal (PDF - 291.56 KB)

Fresh out of college in 1993 from Minnesota State University - Moorhead, Kris Thompson was hired to teach physical education at Buffalo High School (BHS). After being gone for two years, BHM has hired her back to serve as an assistant principal for BHS.

Matt Lubben, Buffalo Community Middle School Assistant Principal
Friday Oct 2, 09

New Faces at Buffalo Community Middle School and Parkside Elementary (PDF - 290.17 KB)

Buffalo High School Assistant Principal Matt Lubben transferred to the open assistant principal position at Buffalo Community Middle School (BCMS). That position was made vacant by Shane Thielke who was set to move, as a part of budget reductions, from his position as Parkside Elementary Principal. Over the summer Thielke accepted another opportunity outside the district. 

 

Friday Oct 2, 09

Teaching & Learning Wants Members for Committee (PDF - 316.02 KB)

The Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School District (BHM) is seeking both parent and community representatives to serve on the District/Community Teaching & Learning Council (D/CTLC) for the 2009-10 school year.  Meetings will be held the first Friday of the month from October through May, from 7-8:30 a.m. at Discovery Center (please note the morning meeting time).

Girl testing
Friday Oct 2, 09

Students Improve on Graduation Tests (PDF - 291.61 KB)

Students at Buffalo High School (BHS) outperformed the Minnesota average on graduation tests that were administered this spring. BHS sophomores (83 percent) met the state's reading requirement on their first attempt by earning a proficient score on MCA-II (Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments) or by earning a passing score on the GRAD (Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma).  

Joy Kieffer, Special Education Services Director
Friday Oct 2, 09

New Special Education Services Director (PDF - 148.53 KB)

The BHM School Board approved the appointment of Joy Kieffer as the new Special Education Services Director at the Monday, June 22 school board meeting.  Kieffer replaces Judy Coley who retired June 30 after a 30-year career with the district.