Buchanan Community Schools

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Month: March 2017

Buchanan Board hosts finalist in search for Superintendent

Contact:  Gary Rider, Regional President, Michigan Leadership Institute, 616-901-3738 or gridermli@gmail.com Buchanan Board hosts finalist in search for Superintendent The Buchanan Community School District and Board will host a series of day long meetings with Finalist Timothy Donahue on Tuesday, April 11.  Mr. Donahue will meet with several focus groups during the day, to be followed by a community open house at 6:15 in the Middle School Media Center. Finalist Ryan Sines withdrew from the process Wednesday.  Search consultant Gary Rider said, “I received a call from Mr. Sines early Wednesday morning letting me know he needed to withdraw from the search.  He expressed his regrets for doing so after […]

District Paid Association Dues

Annual amount spent of dues paid to Associations  2016-17 VENDOR                                                                                                                         AMOUNT Association of School Business Officials (ASBO)                                                           $       225 Berrien/Cass/VanBuren School Business Officials (BCVSBO)                                      $         25 Buchanan Area Chamber of Commerce                                                                         $       750 Hospital Purchasing Service (HPS)                                                                                $     3,150 BCS Conference                                                                                                             $     1,000 MAS/FPS                                                                                                                        $           85 MEMSPA                                                                                                                         $     1,665 MIAAA                                                                                                                             $        170 Michigan Association of Pupil Transportation (MAPT)                                                    $        140 Michigan Association of School Administrators (MASA)                                                 $       1510 Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB)                                                             $      3,877 Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP)                                    $      1,430 Michigan School Business Officials (MSBO)                                                                   $         270 MIEM                                                                                                                               $         260 MIVCA                                                                                                                              $          50 MSBOA                                                                                                                            $     1,799 NASSP                                                                                                                             $        385 […]

Buchanan Board sets first round interviews for new Superintendent

March 23, 2017 Contact:  Gary Rider, Regional President, Michigan Leadership Institute, 616-901-3738 or gridermli@gmail.com   The Buchanan School Board will interview three candidates for the position of Superintendent. The invitations to interview were extended near the end of a special board meeting Tuesday night with consultant Gary Rider. Rider is the Regional President of the Michigan Leadership Institute who was selected by the Board to lead the search effort.  A fourth candidate had been invited to interview, but withdrew after being offered a position late Wednesday night. During the meeting, Rider presented 29 applicants to the Board.  The Board reviewed their resumes, and then Rider facilitated the process to narrow […]

MOCCASIN IS STEPPING IT UP FOR WELLNESS

Moccasin’s Coordinated Health and Wellness Committee received the 2016-2017 Building Health Communities Grant. Ask a Moccasin student about the exciting changes with this grant… Fruit Infused Water Go Noodle Plus Active Recess Cart Daily Wellness Announcements from Students Look for more information on other wellness activities coming soon.

3-20-2017 Board Minutes

BUCHANAN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, BERRIEN COUNTY, MICHIGAN   MARCH 20, 2017               REGULAR MEETING                BUCHANAN HIGH SCHOOL   CALL TO ORDER   President, Dr. Harvey Burnett, opened the meeting at 6:03 pm   ROLL CALL PRESENT: K. Laesch (4 minutes tardy), R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, D. Wentworth, C. Lee, S. Tobler & H. Burnett   ABSENT: None     OTHERS PRESENT : Dr. Andrea van der Laan   ADOPTION OF AGENDA   MOTION BY Member S. Tobler, SECONDED BY Member R. Writer the agenda for the regular meeting of March 20, 2017 be adopted as written.  ROLL CALL VOTE:  R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, D. Wentworth, C. Lee, S. Tobler & H. […]

Great Things are Happening in Buchanan

Great things are happening in Buchanan! Our Senior Class has been applying for scholarships through the Gateway Foundation. Sixty of our seniors have already applied and have been accepted for the Buchanan Promise Scholarship! Thank you Mr. Schirmer! Our Board of Education approved the Capital Committee’s recommendation to repair, upgrade or replace the following during the 2017 – 2018 school year:  high school parking lots, windows, facia, fire panel, security system, garage doors with keyless entries;  Moccasin HVAC controls, security system upgrades; Ottawa HVAC controls. Thank you to our community members for supporting our sinking fund and for helping us make improvements to our schools. On another note, we are […]

Preschool/Kindergarten Roundup 2017

FREE* PRESCHOOL-KINDERGARTEN (* for qualifying families) ROUNDUP When: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Where: Ottawa Elementary School – 109 Ottawa Street (turn right off Front Street driving west from downtown Buchanan) Preschool registration use the north parking lot doors Kindergarten registration use the main entrance doors Come anytime between 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (Paperwork takes about 20-25 minutes to complete) Please bring the following items with you to Round-Up: *Proof of income for parents of preschoolers only (2016 tax return, 2016 W-2, or 2 months of current pay stubs) Child’s legal birth certificate (not the hospital one) Child’s immunization record Proof of Buchanan residency (driver’s license) All students who will be 5 years […]

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