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.
Dr. Robert Downs