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NHS Blood Drive

National Honor Society will be hosting its first blood drive at Buckley Community Schools on Wednesday, October 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Anyone that is over 17 can participate, including student, parents, and community members. If you are […]

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Parent Notifications from Teachers

Buckley Community Schools is happy to announce a new feature available to teachers, parent contact through PowerSchool! Teacher now have the ability to contact parents through PowerSchool for all student within their class. They can contact you by phone, email, […]

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Elementary Cross Country Runners Shine at Kinglsey Invite!!

Last night was our first Elementary Cross Country meet. Buckley had 30 runners kindergarten through 5th grade that represented our school! Everyone completed the mile race, with the exception of one student who went two miles!! The sportsmanship award for […]

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Another Great Finish for Harris

By MCC Head Coach: Dan Fishel  The MCC women’s cross country team traveled to Forest Akers East Golf Course on Friday for the Auto Owners Spartan Invitational hosted by Michigan State University.  Temperatures were in the mid- to upper- 50′s at race […]

 

Harris Running Strong

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Bear Alumni Marlee Harris making an impact at MCC!

By MCC Coach Dan Fishel

WOMEN’S RACE STORY
The 20th-ranked MCC women’s cross country team had an impressive race Friday at the Brissman-Lundeen Invitational on Friday hosted by Augustana College at Saukie Golf Course in Rock Island, Illinois.  Despite the race time temperature close to 80 degrees, the Lady Jayhawks took home the community college division championship!  Leading the way was freshman Deanna Near (Montague High School) breaking her own 6k school record in 23:46 for 6k finishing 54th of 498 runners.  Rounding out the top 7 in order were sophomore Andrea Lavigne (Mason County Central HS) in a season best 6k time, freshman Andie Young (Grand Haven HS), freshman Marlee Harris (Buckley HS), freshman Sabrina Smith (Hart HS), freshman Raquel Zavala (Muskegon HS) in a personal best time, and sophomore Brielle Johnson (North Muskegon HS) in a season best time.  “The women did what they needed to do today,” said Coach Dan Fishel.  “This is the 2nd year in a row the women have won the community college division of this massive race, but this year we had to run better to win because the field was much tougher than last year.  In the process we beat the 25th-ranked team in the country (Moraine Valley Community College) along with other schools.  We had 2 personal best times and 2 season best times on the team, but I was most impressed with the way we competed after suffering through injuries and illness the past 2 weeks.  I know we will continue to get better, and now the women will be running 5k’s the rest of the season and are pretty happy about that!”  The Jayhawks run next at the Lansing Community College Invitational at Grand Woods Park on Friday, October 3rd.  Go Jayhawks!

NHS Blood Drive

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National Honor Society will be hosting its first blood drive at Buckley Community Schools on Wednesday, October 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Anyone that is over 17 can participate, including student, parents, and community members. If you are 16, you can also participate by filling out a parent consent form. Please join us in giving blood and saving lives!

Parent Notifications from Teachers

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Buckley Community Schools is happy to announce a new feature available to teachers, parent contact through PowerSchool! Teacher now have the ability to contact parents through PowerSchool for all student within their class. They can contact you by phone, email, and even texting. There may be a few questions that arise as more teachers begin to utilize this feature. We hope to answer some of those questions.

1. I received a strange message from the school. It was some strange robot voice reading a message. What is that about?

The system is built in a way that the teacher simply types in their message to the system and the text is converted to speech when it is sent. The upside is that it is very easy and quick for teachers to send messages. The downside is the robot voice you are asking about. While it may be jarring at first to hear it, we assure you that the entire message is read with accuracy at a pace that is understandable. Please be patient with the system during this time.

2. How do we receive emails?

Emailing is built into the system as a way to communicate with you. All we need is your email address in the system and it will work. If the teacher chooses to send an email as part of the message, it will arrive in your inbox and you can read it at your leisure. If you reply to the email, you will be replying directly to the teacher.

3. Did I read it right in the first paragraph that I can also receive texts from the teacher?

You did read that right. Just like emailing and voice calls, the system is built with the ability to text any contacts in the system. We need your permission to text you plus a phone number that can receive text messaging. Keep in mind that these texts do count against any monthly allotment you have for texting.

 

We appreciate your patience during this transition time. The system has already been successful for Friday Bear-Newsessities, sports changes, and school closings. We know that the teacher side of parent contacts will be a great addition to our continued goal of communication with all parents and community members.

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