East Buchanan Community School District Facts

Mascot: Buccaneers

School Colors: Columbia Blue and Red

Activities Conference: Tri-Rivers Conference

School Song
Go East Buchanan, fight right down that line
With the colors flying we will cheer you all the time Rah-Rah-Rah
Go East Buchanan, fight for victory
Spread far the fame of our fair name and go East High lets win this game!
Go East Buchanan Go!
Go East Buchanan Go!
Shoot 'em high, pass 'em low, go East, go East, go, go, go!
Go East Buchanan, fight right down that line
With the colors flying we will cheer you all the time Rah-Rah-Rah
Go East Buchanan, fight for victory
Spread far the fame of our fair name and go East High lets win this game!
Rah, Yeah East, Fight, Fight, Fight!

Overview

The East Buchanan School District serves the communities of Aurora, Monti, Quasqueton, and Winthrop. The district covers 137 square miles and enrolls 550 students. The professional staff includes 1 superintendent/elementary principal in a combined position, 1 middle/high school principal, 1 part-time School Improvement Facilitator, 1 Technology Director, 1 Guidance Counselor, 45 teachers, and a 42-member support staff. All figures include AEA personnel housed in the district. Community support is provided by the PT0, Music Boosters, Buccaneer Boosters, Dollars for Scholars, Buccaneer Foundation, and an extensive volunteer/mentoring program.

History

The East Buchanan Community School District was formed as a result of a vote which took place on December 3, 1959. This vote involved 9 school districts (Aurora Independent, Buffalo Township, Byron Township, Jefferson Township, Middlefield Township, Quasqueton Consolidated, Richardson Township, Union Township and Winthrop Consolidated), 6 rural areas and 3 communities. The voters approved the formation of the new school district by a vote of 637 to 127.

When East Buchanan first became one school district, the 3 school buildings in Aurora, Quasqueton and Winthrop were used to hold the enrollment of 982 students. K-6 were housed in Aurora, K-8 in Quasqueton and K-12 in Winthrop. As enrollment has changed so has the building facilities. Today, district instructional programs are housed in a K-12 building located in Winthrop facility. In the fall of 2001, East Buchanan was awarded a "Vision Iowa" Grant. This grant was used for the construction of a new K-12 Library Media Center, an open access 30 station Computer Lab, a multipurpose room and an extensive renovation project designed to make the facility handicapped-acccessible.

Facilities and Services

The district food service serves an average 472 lunches per day. The district operates 6 regular bus routes. Shuttle bus routes are available after practices in the evening.

The East Buchanan District is affiliated with Area Education Agency 267 and the Tri-Rivers Conference. The latter is an activity conference comprised of nine member schools. Other Tri-Rivers schools include: Alburnett, Cascade, Central City, Edgewood-Colesburg, Maquoketa Valley , Monticello, North Linn, Springville and Starmont.

Technology

East Buchanan students enjoy technology that serves their real world needs for today and tomorrow. A student to computer ratio of 3 to 1 includes a combination of Macintosh and Windows platforms. We have 4 Open Access Labs, 2 Teaching Labs, an LMC equipped with 20 stations and all classrooms have network/internet access (many with multiple access points).

The District serves students and staff with a 3 Meg internet connect utilizing 5 servers. Students and staff are able to access the LAN from their homes over the Internet. In addition, EB supports an ICN (Iowa Communications Network) classroom where it delivers elementary, secondary and college programming. Software programs utilized by the district include: AppleWorks, MicroSoft Office, Corel Draw, Inspiration, Kidspiration, and VersaCAD.

An integral part of services provided for our staff and students is provided by a core of students (the Tech Team) enrolled in an Independent Study Program.

District Address

East Buchanan Community School District
414 5th Street North
P.O. Box 40
Winthrop, Iowa 50682-9344
District Web Site--http://www.east-buc.k12.ia.us



District Phone Numbers

Site Telephone Number Fax Site Telephone Number Fax
Superintendent's Office 319-935-3767 319-935-3749 High School Office 319-935-3367 319-935-3615
Middle School Office 319-935-3367 319-935-3615 Elementary Office 319-935-3660 319-935-3614
Business Office 319-935-3768 319-935-3749 Transportation Office 319-935-3369 ------------
Athletic Director's Office 319-935-3939 319-935-3615 Food Service Office 319-935-3660 ------------

School Closings, Late Arrivals and Early Dismissals

For all school closings, late arrivals and early dismissals due to inclement weather, listen to the following stations:

  • WMT: 600 AM and 96.5 FM
  • KOEL: 95 AM and 92.3 FM
  • KQMG: 1220 AM and 95.3 FM
  • KRNA: 94.1 FM
  • Cool 105.7: 105.7 FM
  • KFMW: 108 FM
  • KZIA: 102.9 FM
  • KMCH: 94.7 FM
  • KWWL: Channel 7
  • KCRG: Channel 9 and 1600 AM
  • KGAN: Channel 2

    If you call the school, please call the Central Elementary site @ 319-935-3660.


    Updated by Barbara Sabin and Kevin Hesner
    East Buchanan Community School Improvement Team
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