New Protocol for Dropping Off and Picking Up Students

Buckley Community Schools is introducing a new protocol for parents dropping off and picking up their children. The new procedures will be put into effect on Monday, March 2. These changes are being put into place to further ensure the […]

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Four Upcoming Events

We have four upcoming events we would like to remind you about. First, next week we will be going to a new system for children who are either dropped off or picked up from school by their parents or guardians. Mr. […]

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Lunch Program Changes

Buckley Community Schools is undergoing some changes to the way we service our students at lunch. We have recently upgraded our lunch server to take advantage of some new features that will better serve parents and students. Some of the […]

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NHS Blood Drive

The morning of Wednesday March 25th the National Honor Society and Michigan Blood will have a Blood Drive at Buckley School from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Please note this on your calendar.  Give blood on Wednesday March 25th and save a life.

Lockdown Drill #2

Buckley Community Schools had Lockdown Drill #2 for the 2014-2015 school year. Lockdown Drill #2 was performed with K-12th Grades at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014. The drill leader was Mr. Kulawiak and Lockdown Drill #2 lasted until […]

 

Busing March 9-10-11 (PLEASE READ)

Next week (March 9 through 11) due to a bus driver shortage, we will continue with our morning pick–up routine we started this week. Please read the information carefully so you are aware of these changes. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

Students who ride bus #2: Will continue to be picked up about 10-15 minutes EARLIER than usual — Except for students in the Woodmeadows neighborhood, on 17 Rd., and Wexford Ave. who will be picked up by a different bus at approximately their normal time.

Students who ride bus #3: Will continue to be picked up approximately 10 to 15 minutes LATER than usual, except for students in town who will be picked up approximately on time by a different bus.

Students who ride bus #1 and #4: Will continue to be picked up approximately five minutes earlier than NORMAL.

Afternoon transportation will be back to normal.

Our hope is to have all students to school ON TIME. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you would prefer to avoid this and just bring your child(ren) into school, that is okay too. If you plan to do that, please let the office know at (231) 269–3325.

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Sixth Grade Mini Society

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In December, Mrs. Carrie Schichtel and her class hosted mini society which is usually held right before Christmas Break.

Every year, the students choose a new society with a new name, flag, and currency. Mini society gives her students a chance to experience being a small business owner and teaches them what is needed to be successful in managing their money wisely.

Mini society is meant to build the children’s knowledge on entrepreneurship and key economic ideas. The lesson discusses the differences in demand, market, and traditional economic systems. The whole point of this lesson is to allow students to experience a market economy system first–hand and to know what it’s like to own a business.

“This is something that has been happening before I became a sixth grade teacher. This is personally my seventh year,” said Schichtel.

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Rules regarding high school graduation altered by legislative action last summer

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Parents should pay close attention to students’ high school plan

Graduation requirements have again changed for graduating seniors in Michigan. Though the majority of the changes are small, they will have an impact on the courses students take when entering secondary school.

English/Language Arts requirements will remain the same. High school students are required to take English 9, 10, 11, and 12. Students must complete four English credits to graduate.

There are a few changes to the math requirements. Students are still required to complete four credits to graduate but how they get them has changed. Students are required to take Algebra 1, geometry and a credit of math their final year of high school. Algebra 2 must be taken, but that credit can be earned in a variety of ways including taking a college prep class or CTE class with Algebra 2 tested benchmarks.

Students must still earn three credits in social studies. Those credits must come from US History/Geography, world history, and a half credit of economics. These credits must include civics requirements.

Science credit requirements have remained the same at three, but the way students earn them has changed. Students must take biology, but after that they have many possibilities to earn the two remaining credits. Students may earn these credits by taking chemistry, anatomy, physics, or agri–science. A student’s third credit may also be earned through taking a computer science class.

There has been a slight change to the physical education graduation requirements. Students are still required to earn a half credit in health, but the half credit of physical education can be earned through taking a physical education class OR by participating in extracurricular athletics or related activities. How many and what types of athletics and related activities will be determined by individual school districts.

World language credits for students graduating in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 have changed. Students are required to complete one credit of a foreign language and then may partially or fully fulfill the second credit by completing a department approved formal CTE program or may partially or fully fulfill the credit by taking a visual or performing arts class that is in addition to the existing visual or performing arts requirement. Students may also take a second foreign language to earn this credit.

For students to earn the required one credit of Visual, Performing, or Applied Arts, they must complete a class such as band, art, publications, yearbook, choir, etc.

These materials with the new requirements will be made available to students and families. Buckley Community Schools will hosting a secondary school orientation in the spring to assist in the understanding of the new requirements.

Written by Mr. Kile Charnes, Dean of Students

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