Category: Middle School


Please donate these items for the Veteran’s Hospital and Homeless Outreach New men’s t-shirts, boxers, briefs and socks (all sizes) New coats/jackets New sweats/sweat shirts (L-XL) New men’s tennis shoes/boots (size 10-13) Flip flops Gift cards for Wendy’s, Burger King, McDonald’s, Subway, or Pizza Hut Gas cards Magazines and books DVD movies Music CDs (all varieties of music) Relaxation CDs Composition notebooks Decaffeinated coffee, sweetener, and creamer for coffee programs Individually wrapped cookies, granola bars and snack items, i.e. snack size chips, pretzels, or Cheez-its, single serve Crystal Light or other drink products Microwave popcorn Toothpaste and toothbrushes Deodorant Ethnic hair products Body wash Shaving cream Shampoo/conditioner Gently used or […]

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, […]

Buchanan Promise Press Release

Press Release August 10, 2016 For Immediate Release Contact: Robert N. Habicht Phone:  269-695-3521 Email: Web: Michigan Gateway Community Foundation Reveals Buchanan Promise Scholarship Program   BUCHANAN – Michigan Gateway Community Foundation is pleased to announce a new innovative education program for Buchanan, called the Buchanan Promise.  The Promise is a place based scholarship program tied to residency within a defined geographic area. Unlike typical scholarships that include merit based, need, or achievement criteria for eligibility, the Buchanan Promise sole eligibility measurement is residence within the Buchanan Community School District. Scholarship amounts are determined by the length of that residency. Beginning with the Class of 2017, every Buchanan […]

Vote August 2nd Non-Homestead Millage Renewal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ______________________________________________________________________________ DATE: July 1, 2016   FROM: Dr. Andrea van der Laan Superintendent of Schools Buchanan Community Schools 269-695-8401 RE:      August 2nd election information _____________________________________________________________  Non-Homestead Millage Renewal What is the issue?On August 2, 2016, voters in the Buchanan Community School District will be asked to renew the current 18.5 mill Non-Homestead millage. This proposal will allow the district to levy the statutory rate of 18 mills on non-homestead properties within the district. Approval or disapproval will NOT result in a change to the taxes you pay on primary residences. By law, the non-homestead millage is only levied against commercial property, rental property, second homes, and […]