Buchanan Community Schools

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Month: April 2017

From the Superintendent April 2017

Dear Community Members, Many of the parents of our seniors are asking questions about the Buchanan Promise, specifically on when they will be notified as to whether their child will be receiving the Buchanan Promise Scholarship. Earlier this month, a message was sent via the e-mail listed on your Buchanan Promise account. This was to let you know the application was received.  If this is your son or daughter’s e-mail, please ask them if he or she has received this message.  A letter will be mailed directly to your home from the Buchanan Promise office AFTER the high school principal has notified the Superintendent’s office that seniors have met their […]

4-17-17 Board Minutes

BUCHANAN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, BERRIEN COUNTY, MICHIGAN   APRIL 17, 2017                   REGULAR MEETING                        BUCHANAN MIDDLE SCHOOL   CALL TO ORDER President, Dr. Harvey Burnett, opened the meeting at 6:05 pm   ROLL CALL PRESENT: R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, D. Wentworth, C. Lee, S. Tobler & H. Burnett     ABSENT: K. Laesch     OTHERS PRESENT : Dr. Andrea van der Laan & Tricia Lowery   ADOPTION OF AGENDA   MOTION BY Member J. DeVlaminck, SECONDED BY Member R. Writer the agenda for the regular meeting of April 17, 2017 be adopted as written.  ROLL CALL VOTE:  R. Writer, J. DeVlaminck, D. Wentworth, C. Lee, S. Tobler & H. Burnett […]

Old Fashioned Plow Day & Pancake Breakfast

Come One, Come All, to our 21st Annual Old Fashioned Plow Day & Pancake Breakfast Buchanan School Farm —Located at 3588 Andrews Road—- Buchanan, Michigan Saturday, April 22, 2017 Annual Plow Day featuring: ANTIQUE TRACTORS and Plowing (For plowing info contact:  Mark Nixon at 269-266-2823) Local Area Draft Horseman Come see these amazing early tractors and Gentle Giants in action. Plowing from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Youth Pedal Pull Sign-up 9:30-11:00 a.m. Pull Starts at 11am Visit historic Gardner School & School Farm Open House Enjoy the Farm Animal Petting Zoo Exhibit Modern Farm Equipment Display provided by Masten Farms Plow Day “Barn Quilt” Shirts Available to Order Pancake Breakfast available […]

Buchanan selects Timothy Donahue as next Superintendent

Contacts:  Gary Rider, Regional President, Michigan Leadership Institute, 616-901-3738 or gridermli@gmail.com Mr. Timothy Donahue, Superintendent, Potterville Public Schools, 517-645-2662 Buchanan selects Timothy Donahue as next Superintendent The Buchanan Board of Education has extended an offer to current Potterville Superintendent, Mr. Timothy Donahue to serve as their new Superintendent. The board voted unanimously to offer Donahue the position and enter contract negotiations Tuesday night.  The offer followed a series of day-long meetings Donahue attended with focus groups and a community open house in the evening.  The Personnel Committee of the Board hopes to meet with Mr. Donahue within a week to begin contract discussions. Board President Harvey Burnett called Donahue during […]

Links to Plans and Coverages

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MegaHurtz is Presented Judges Award

MegaHurtz Competes in Kentwood District FRC Event – Returns with Judges Award The Kentwood District event was held March 30 – April 1, 2017 at East Kentwood High School. During the course of the competition, the judging panel encounters teams whose unique efforts, performance, or dynamics merit recognition yet do not fit into any of the existing award categories. The judges have defined the following special award as a STEM Punk Award for one such deserving team: “[As announced at the event] This team carried the Steam Punk theme to the design of their robot, just as they have carried the values of FIRST to their community through outreach programs […]

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