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March 21, 2023

Sometimes a small act can make a big difference, and setting aside time to donate blood is certainly one of those situations.

The Buffalo High School National Honor Society organized the school’s second blood drive of the year – one that welcomed both students and community members – on Friday, March 17. When all was said and done, 121 total donors donated 107 units of blood, which according to the Red Cross has the potential to save up to 299 lives. The day’s goal was to collect 90 units, so the overall effort was a resounding success.

March 20, 2023

The 12th annual Transition Trek+ event, featuring a vendor fair, speakers and more, will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, at the Discovery Center in Buffalo (214 1st Ave. NE).

March 9, 2023

Young historians presented the fruits of their scholastic labors during a History Day showcase at Buffalo Community Middle School on Wednesday, March 1.

Sixth- and seventh-graders in the Quest program addressed the theme “Frontiers in History: People, Places and Ideas,” as part of the National History Day in Minnesota event, organized by the Minnesota Historical Society. Students were challenged to choose a topic related to that broad theme, to conduct extensive research, and then to present their findings via exhibit, documentary or website.

March 8, 2023

Hanover Elementary students heading outdoors to the school forest now pass under a unique stained-glass window that beckons them on with a preview of what they can find among the trees.

The eye-catching piece is the work of Mary Ellen Gutknecht of Buffalo, who has served as an artist-in-residence at Hanover Elementary for the past 24 years. The content was chosen by students and features birds and animals revealed by the school's trail cameras.

March 7, 2023

For the third time in as many years, Buffalo High School Mock Trial students matched wits with some of the sharpest minds in Minnesota at the state mock trial tournament.

The tournament was held Thursday and Friday, March 2-3, at the Federal Courthouse in St. Paul. Buffalo finished 15th out of 16 teams, but just making it to the final competition was a significant accomplishment for a group that was short on experience.

February 17, 2023

Buffalo High School’s actors left a strong impression on judges at the 2023 State One Act Play Festival last week.

“Good job with a very powerful and stylistically tricky show,” wrote one judge. “I could tell everyone was in it together – working honestly to tell an important story.”

February 15, 2023

Sometimes the student becomes the teacher, but in the case of Danielle Olinger, the student has become the expert outside consultant.

The 2005 graduate of Buffalo High School, now a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Denver, Colorado, returned to Buffalo Community Middle School on Tuesday, Feb. 14, to guide eighth-grade Quest students through a challenging simulated field geology activity.

February 10, 2023

When searching for a classroom that could challenge her own children beyond the advanced programming offered by their home district, Danielle Kelm found what she was looking for in Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools.

She also found a new professional destination, and in her third year of teaching English and Quest students at Buffalo Community Middle School has been nominated for 2023 Minnesota Teacher of the Year.

February 9, 2023

Over her 32-year teaching career, Jenny Boldt has been sustained by the same enthusiasm for exploration that led her to the classroom in the first place.

“I have always loved learning new things,” she said. “I’m curious about everything, all the time. My brain doesn’t shut off. So I thought I might as well make a job out of that, teaching younger students a love for learning, just like I had.”

A measure of her success in that regard came at the end of January, when Education Minnesota announced that Boldt is among just 131 teachers statewide who have been nominated for Minnesota Teacher of the Year.

February 6, 2023

The Buffalo High School One-Act Play, "Bury the Dead," took first place in the Section 5AA finals over the weekend, receiving No. 1 rankings from all three judges. Andover took second place.

The Class AA state one-act festival is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 9, at St. Catherine University's O'Shaughnessy Auditorium in St. Paul, with Buffalo performing at 11:45 a.m.

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