Buchanan 5th graders participated in a pen pal letter exchange with teacher education majors from St. Ambrose University. The students exchanged hand written letters with their pen pals to meet writing and language state standards. Students were able to meet their pen pals face to face on the University campus at a lunch hosted by Dr. Tom Carpenter, Department Chair of the Teacher Education Program at St. Ambrose. Teacher education majors guided our 5th graders on a tour of the campus where the students learned some of the history and information about St. Ambrose University, and participated in a college class. Dr. Carpenter spoke to our Buchanan Bulldogs about becoming St. Ambrose Bees in the future!
News, Events, and Announcements
The last day of school this year will be Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Students will be dismissed at 12:25.
This year we built extra time into the school calendar to ensure we met the minimum of 1080 instructional hours for our students. We do not have to make up any snow/inclement weather days which will allow our students to finish their school year a day earlier.
MyON Reader is a reading program used districtwide. Students can select books and read them (or have them read to them) and take comprehension quizzes at the end of the book.
Diego, a 3rd grader, has read over 100 hours THIS YEAR using MyON reader. He is the only student that will achieve that level at Buchanan. Congratulations!
Students with internet at home can do MyON Reader at home and their minutes will count at school.
The Young Artists at the Figge representatives have been chosen for this year. They are fourth graders Alex McPherson, Stoyota Nguyen, Autumn Reeser, and third grader Melanie Castillo. Their artwork will be on display in the Community Gallery of the Figge Art Museum from April 16-April 24, with a ceremony honoring their work on Sunday April 24 at 12:30 pm. They will each receive a certificate and three lucky students from the Davenport Elementary schools will be chosen to receive a scholarship to attend Young Artists Day this summer. Admission to the museum is free that day!
April 28 Kindergarten and First Grade Chorus Concert 12:30 in the gym
April 28 Multicultural Night 5:30-7:30 Davenport Hotel
Appropriate Voice Tone
1. Listen to the level of the voices around you.
2. Change your voice to match.
3. Watch and listen for visual or verbal cues and adjust your voice as needed.
Dear parents and guardians of students at Buchanan School,
Our school has partnered with BrightBytes – an educational research organization – to explore our use of technology for learning.
We invite you to answer a few questions about your technology use. It should take less than 5 minutes to complete on any device with internet access.
Follow this link to participate:
Thank you for taking part in this important initiative!
February Students of the Month are students who consistently make good choices and do the right thing. They are the leaders of our school. Congratulations.
During the week of February 8-12, Student Council sponsored a 25 cent Valentine sale and raised $125. Proceeds will be donated to Kings Harvest in Davenport. Thank you Buchanan students for supporting our community!!