Buchanan Community Schools

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Month: January 2017

Books for Bikes

The Buchanan Middle School, in cooperation with the Local Masonic Lodge is sponsoring a new program to encourage our students in grades five through seven to read. This program is called, BIKES FOR BOOKS!  The program requirements are simple; read five “grade appropriate” books approved by an ELA or grade level teacher from January 27th through April 10th. On April 14th, we will hold a school assembly to acknowledge all the students who participated and announce the winners. Each grade level will win one bike for a female student and one bike for a male student. Students will be asked to keep track of each title on the entry form […]

Buchanan Middle School Released from Focus School Status

Kudos to our Middle School! On Friday, January 20, the Michigan Department of Education released our Middle School from Focus School status. We want to thank our staff for their tremendous effort in making sure our students were supported in their learning. Over the past couple of years, we noticed that students made tremendous gains from 5th grade to 7th grade. By the time they leave the Middle School, our students were scoring above the state and county on state assessments. Well done! On another note, our Buchanan Promise Night for our senior class was a huge success! We had several students with parents in attendance. While in the audience, […]

1-16-2017 Board Minutes

BUCHANAN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, BERRIEN COUNTY, MICHIGAN   JANUARY 16, 2017           REGULAR MEETING                        BUCHANAN MIDDLE SCHOOL   CALL TO ORDER President, Dr. Harvey Burnett opened the meeting at 6:00 pm   ROLL CALL PRESENT: K. Laesch, R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, D. Wentworth, C. Lee,  S. Tobler & H. Burnett   ABSENT: None     OTHERS PRESENT : Dr. Andrea van der Laan & Tricia Lowery   ADOPTION OF AGENDA   MOTION BY Member S. Tobler, SECONDED BY Member D. Wentworth the agenda for the regular meeting of January 16, 2017 be adopted as written.  ROLL CALL VOTE:  K. Laesch, R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, D. Wentworth, C. Lee,  S. Tobler & […]

01-09-2017 Re-organizational Minutes

BUCHANAN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, BERRIEN COUNTY, MICHIGAN   JANUARY 9, 2017         REORGANIZATIONAL MEETING                     BUCHANAN HIGH SCHOOL     CALL TO ORDER OPENING OF MEETING BY: Dr. Andrea van der Laan, 6:07 pm   ROLL CALL PRESENT: R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, D. Wentworth, C. Lee,  S. Tobler & H. Burnett (arrived at 6:15 pm)     ABSENT: K. Laesch     OTHERS PRESENT : Dr. Andrea van der Laan     PRESIDENT Nomination by member R. Writer seconded by S. Tobler for member H. Burnett as President of the Buchanan Community Schools Board of Education for the 2017 Calendar Year.  ROLL CALL VOTE: R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, D. Wentworth, C. Lee,  S. […]

Ottawa Elementary Network Infrastructure Upgrade

Buchanan Community Schools is currently accepting proposals to provide and install network cabling infrastructure at our Ottawa Elementary School building. It has been close to twenty years since the current cabling infrastructure was installed. We have determined a full removal of existing cabling and installation of faster cabling is required along with additional access to classrooms and key areas. Interested bidders should download the RFP document below. RFP Ottawa Cabling Project

Buchanan Promise Holds First Senior Information Night

BUCHANAN – The Buchanan Promise, a place-based educational scholarship available only to eligible graduates of Buchanan High School starting with the Class of 2017, will hold an information meeting at 6 pm on Thursday, January 19, 2017, in the Buchanan High School Auditorium, 401 West Chicago Street. The meeting is primarily for members of the Class of 2017 and their parents or guardians, but any current Buchanan family or those interested in residing in Buchanan and attending Buchanan Schools may attend. Eligible students will receive information about the scholarship, have their individual questions regarding the scholarship answered, meet with college and community representatives and have the opportunity to complete a […]

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