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November 27, 2023

It takes a wide variety of skills and services to keep a school system running smoothly, and four Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose support staff members were recently honored as standout contributors to the school district’s mission.

Bethany Bienias (special education support professional at Hanover Elementary), Ryan Lindenfelser (district technology coordinator), Katie Lohse (nutrition services manager at Montrose Elementary School of Innovation) and Dean Milner (educational support paraprofessional at Buffalo Community Middle School) each received Educational Support Staff Awards during a ceremony at Resource Training & Solutions in St. Cloud on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

November 7, 2023

Nearly 100 Buffalo High School students are hard at work preparing their fall musical, “The Wind in the Willows.”

Four performances will be held in the BHS Performing Arts Center, with 7:30 p.m. shows scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 16-18, and a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Nov. 19.

November 2, 2023

Tom Bauman never sought attention for his military service, so when he was asked to be the keynote speaker at Buffalo High School’s Veterans Day Program this year his initial impulse was to decline.

Though Bauman had been the school’s activities director from 2003 through his retirement in 2021, and even though he served 21 years in the Army National Guard from 1986 through 2007, finishing with the rank of sergeant first class, he felt like the honor should go to someone else.

“At first I was thinking, ‘No, you’ve got to get someone with merit, somebody more heroic, someone who has done bigger and better things,’” Bauman said.

October 30, 2023

Thanks to the initiative of one student, and the input of many others, Tatanka Elementary STEM School has a fun new playground feature this school year.

It all started in 2021 when a student wrote a letter to the Tatanka Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) requesting that the school’s tire swing be repaired, or a second tire swing added.

October 24, 2023

Four teachers have been recognized as exemplary educators and leaders among their peers by the Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School District.

Each will receive a Leadership in Educational Excellence Award at the annual LEEA Banquet and Award Ceremony hosted by Resource Training and Solutions in St. Cloud on Oct. 25.

October 6, 2023

At 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11, the district will send out a district-wide emergency test message from our parent notification system. Depending on your contact preferences recorded in our student information system, you will receive a call, email and text message. If you wish to adjust your preferences before or after the test, log into Parent Portal and from the User Menu select Settings, then Contact Preferences.

We are conducting this test to ensure effective communication with our families, and so that important messages regarding cancellations or delays are not missed in the upcoming winter months. 

September 22, 2023

Fewer than 1% of high school seniors nationwide have become National Merit Scholarship semifinalists this year, but one of those standout students hails from Buffalo High School.

Yiqian “Lexi” Zheng is among roughly 16,000 semifinalists who qualified for the distinction through exceptional performance on the 2022 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. More than 1.3 million students from 21,000 schools took the test.

September 20, 2023

Coming from the smallest school in the mighty Lake Conference, Buffalo High School student-athletes are no strangers to an underdog role in competition.

In the classroom, however, the opportunities available to them rival any in the state thanks to a unique focus on dual enrollment courses that deftly balance career as well as college preparation.

“My impression is that we are an anomaly, a standout in that area,” said BHS Principal Mark Mischke. 

August 8, 2023

No fewer than 11 Buffalo High School musicians earned a place in All-State ensembles that convened for summer camps last week.

“To be selected is a tremendous honor,” said BHS band director Scott Rabehl. “Most schools in Minnesota do not get any students in these groups because of the rigor of the audition process.”

July 31, 2023

Orchestra students from BCMS and BHS gathered for the second annual Summer Orchestra Camp from July 10-14.

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