November 2021
A letter from Dr. Downs
Welcome to November, Wolves!
October is always a busy month, and October 2021 was certainly no different. Students and staff enjoyed homecoming festivities, Red Ribbon Week,  National School Lunch Week, School Bus Safety Week, athletic competitions, performing arts events, and even a few fall holidays. 
October has been not only exciting with our many homecoming celebrations and traditions but a testament to our commitment to excellence in academics, athletics, and the arts.
 I am happy to share just a few October news/highlights:
  • Buford High School’s 2021 graduation rate was 95.88 percent--the highest graduation rate for BHS to date.
  • BHS One Act Players won the Region Competition and will advance to State.
  • The Lady Wolves Softball team made it to the Final Four and completed a stellar season.
  • The Varsity Volleyball team advanced to the State Championships and will compete on November 6.
  • The Varsity boys and girls Cross Country teams will compete at the State Championships on November 6.
  • The Competition Cheer team finished the region competition with an undefeated regular season and will advance to the sectional competitions on Saturday, November 13 at the Buford Arena.
  • The Marching Band of Wolves competed at the Lafayette Marching Classic and placed first in our class in band, color guard, and percussion.
October’s accomplishments in academics, athletics, and the arts without a doubt support Buford's Triple-A excellence mantra.
Tuesday, November 2,  is election day. Take the time to visit Buford City Hall on November 2, 2021, to cast your vote for Buford City Commission and school board member elections if you live within the city limits of Buford. 
On Thursday, November 18 at 11 a.m. the Red, Blue, and You community event at the arena will celebrate our community heroes and first responders. BMS chorus will be singing, and our own Mrs. Susan Lanza will be honored along with other teachers of the year from Gwinnett County.
October was fast-paced, followed by the overlap of fall and winter sports seasons in November, which can spread us all thin with late games and early morning classes. 
Make sure to take some time to rest and enjoy the week off at Thanksgiving and be ready to come back on Monday, November 29, 2021. 
Go Wolves,
Dr. Robert Downs
Our Schools
Upcoming Events
1-BMS Fall Chorus Concert @ Performing Arts Center/ 7:00 pm
1-Native American Heritage Month begins
2-Election Day
5-Football @ Dacula High School / 7:30 p.m.
5-State Cross Country Meet
6-BHS Marching Band Competition @ Milton High School
7-BHS Fall Musical @ Performing Arts Center/ 2-4 p.m.
7-Daylight Savings Time Ends at 2 a.m.
8-Board Meeting at 12:00 p.m. @ Central Office
8-BHS Fall Musical @ Performing Arts Center / 7 p.m.
9-All Pro Dads @ Arena / 7 a.m.
9-BHS Fall Musical @ Performing Arts Center / 7 p.m.
11- Veteran’s Day
13- All-State Chorus Auditions
13- BHS State One-Act Play @ Denmark High School
13-State Cheerleading Competition @ Buford Arena
13-Football First Round Playoffs / 7:30 pm @ Tom Riden Stadium
17- International Students Day
22-26 Thanksgiving Break
29-December 3, 2021- Stuff the Bus at BCSS
Stuff The Bus at BCSS
Transportation and Safety
Building Community, Serving Students
Holiday Greeting Card Contest at Buford City Schools

Buford City Schools is once again on the hunt for a piece of artwork that will become the holiday greeting card for 2021-2022.

The holiday greeting card contest is open to all students system-wide. This year each school will have a first-place winner and an honorable mention winner. The first-place winners will receive $25 gift cards to Hobby Lobby. Honorable mention winners will $15 gift cards to Hobby Lobby.

All students are encouraged to participate using their imagination and creativity.
  • Any medium may be used
  • No text is preferred
  • Incorporating elements of the BCSS mission, logo, and mascot are encouraged.

Entries are due to each school's art department by Friday, November 19, 2021, and winners will be announced on Friday, December 3, 2021.
COVID-19 Information
Buford City Schools continues to diligently monitor the health and safety of our school community. Throughout the school year, our district website's COVID-19 Information page will be updated every Friday to provide the updated total number of active COVID-19 positive cases in our BCS schools.
Buford City School System, established in 1872, is known for its tradition of excellence in academics, athletics, and the arts. Recently named #1 School District in Georgia for the seventh consecutive year by Niche, BCSS is committed to building community by serving students. Follow BCSS on Facebook @bufordcityschools to see what's happening in our schools.