Host Families Needed for 2014-15 Exchange Students!

Looking for a fun cultural experience for your family? We are in need of host families for high school exchange students to attend your local public or private high school (Private school students pay their own tuition, etc.) Please help […]

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Summer Reading Program

All of us at Buckley Community Schools are so excited to announce our first annual summer reading program. Our hope is to keep our students prepared for school in the fall by reading … at least every week — but […]


Free Summer Math Program

Research shows that most students lose 2-3 months of grade level math equivalency over the summer. We’re delighted to inform you about a free program offered by TenMarks Education that will provide your child with access to a powerful, personalized […]

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Summer Lunch Program Is Back

Every weekday of the summer, Buckley Community Schools will be providing a FREE lunch to everyone under the age of 18. Lunches will be available at the school cafeteria daily from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. The only days we […]

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Summer Play Groups

In conjunction with the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District and the Great Start Collaborative, Buckley Community Schools is excited to announce the return of Summer Play Groups. Please join us for play group, fun and discussion! Activities will focus […]


Sports Boosters Meeting

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There will be a sports boosters meeting on Tuesday July 15 at 6:00 pm.

Host Families Needed for 2014-15 Exchange Students!

Looking for a fun cultural experience for your family? We are in need of host families for high school exchange students to attend your local public or private high school (Private school students pay their own tuition, etc.) Please help by volunteering or by passing this to someone that may have an interest in this wonderful experience.
We are looking for volunteers who are interested in hosting an exchange student for the 14/15 school year. We have students 15-18 years old from around the world that will be arriving in late August for 5 or 10 months. We need host families for these students. We have students interested in a variety of activities including all kinds of sports, scouts, youth groups, piano, art, dance music, reading, math/science, skiing, baseball, soccer, volleyball, hiking/camping, basketball, choir, band, drawing and painting.
Host families provide a bed, meals at home and an inclusive family atmosphere. Students can share a room with a host sibling of the same sex and over the age of 13. Students take care of their own personal expenses and host families offer an opportunity to get to know the “real” Americans. Students would love to get to  know your community and become a part of your family.
We welcome all kinds of families; single parent, single person, couples with no kids, retirees and empty “nesters” ! Exchange students can be a great role model and mentor for young kids. Bring the world into your home and have a memorable experience in the process!
Host Families provide the following to host a student:
- A bed for the student (students can share a room)
- Meals at home
- Loving, caring, environment for the student
Students come with the following:
- Ability to speak English at a high school level
- Complete Health Insurance
- Spending money for their needs (hygiene items, school supplies, clothes, long distance phone calls, etc.)
- Open mind about their American experience
We have students from all over the world including: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam and many more.
Your interest is greatly appreciated, as we have students to place with good host families! Exchange students can be a positive influence on your family, school, and community! It’s so much fun to be a host family! If you would like more information, please contact your local coordinator as soon as possible so that we can give the exciting news to the student that their American dream is going to come true!
NOW HIRING: We are also looking for a few local coordinators as well. This is a paid, flexible part time position. Visit our website for details and to apply. www.chinet.org/ayp



Board of Education Seats — Deadline is July 22

Buckley Community Schools has six seats up this fall. The district has four regular seats up and two seats with expiration dates in 2016. The election will fall on Tuesday, November 4. Forms can be picked up at the school office but must be turned in to the County Clerk’s Office.

Anyone interested in running for school board positions must file an Affidavit of Identity and either circulate petitions or pay a filing fee of $100. Either one of these must be received by the County Clerk’s Office on or before July 22, 2014, at 4 p.m. If you circulate petitions you must collect between 6–20 signatures from qualified and registered electors within your district and the County Clerk’s Office will only certify the required amount. Remember that petitions are exclusive to each township/city within the school district.

Each candidate must complete an Affidavit of Identity along with their circulated petitions or their $100 filing fee. For those candidates that may spend or receive more than $1000 in campaign funds, you must complete a “Statement of Organization” and keep track of all your expenses and revenues. Further reporting requirements must be met by the candidate and the County Clerk’s Office has the correct forms and instructions.

Please call the County Clerk, Elaine L. Richardson, at (231) 779–9450, if you have any questions.

You can download the forms below, but please note that the nominating petition form is actually a legal sized document and must be filled out on a legal sized sheet.

NominatingPetition (this must be printed on legal sized paper)


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