Category: Ottawa

Watch D.O.G.S. at Ottawa

Congratulations to our Ottawa Early Childhood Center for their WATCH D.O.G.S. at Ottawa Program.  WATCH D.O.G.S is a program designed to bring positive male role models into the school. Check out the video from abc57! ABC57 News – See the Difference Michiana If you have trouble seeing or playing the video, please use the link below: http://www.abc57.com/story/35401716/cool-schools-watch-dogs-program-brings-male-role-models-to-ottawa-elementary

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 […]

Buchanan Promise Press Release

Press Release August 10, 2016 For Immediate Release Contact: Robert N. Habicht Phone:  269-695-3521 Email: info@buchananpromise.com Web: http://buchananpromise.com 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 […]

Preschool/Kindergarten Roundup 2016

FREE* PRESCHOOL-KINDERGARTEN (* for qualifying families) ROUNDUP Tuesday, March 15, 2016 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 (2015 tax return, 2015 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 […]