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, 2 Guidance Counselors, 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, Funds for the Future, 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.

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, Bellevue Marquette, Calamus-Wheatland, Cedar Valley Christian, Central City, Easton Valley, Edgewood-Colesburg, Lisbon, Maquoketa Valley, Midland, North Cedar, North Cedar, North Linn, Prince of Peace, Springville, and Starmont,   


Technology

East Buchanan students enjoy technology that serves their real world needs for today and tomorrow. The 2nd through 12th students utilize Chromebooks daily as part of a 1:1 initative.  The Prek - 1 classrooms utilize Kindles.  The district maintains a robust wireless network supported by a 110 Meg internet connection.   

District Address

East Buchanan Community School District 414 5th Street North  Winthrop, Iowa 50682-9344

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District Phone Numbers

 

SiteTelephone NumberFax
Superintendent's/Elementary/Business Office319-935-3660   319-935-4575
High School/Middle School Office319-935-3367319-935-4575
Transportation Office319-935-3369319-935-4575





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School Closings, Late Arrivals and Early Dismissals

In the event school is cancelled or delayed due to bad weather or other conditions, the announcement will be made over the three television stations: KWWL (Channel 7), KCRG (Channel 9), and KGAN (channel 2) and the following radio station: KMCH Manchester (94.7 FM). 

You may also sign up for GovDelivery.  This is a system that will post announcements via email, text, twitter, and Facebook.  The link is  https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/IAEDU1963/subscriber/new?topic_id=IAEDU1963_1