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Principal's Message

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Hello Bear Nation,
My name is Omar Hemaidan, and I am proud to be joining this incredible staff as principal for the upcoming school year. As a community member for over 26 years, the Buchanan Area is a special place my family calls home. With two Buchanan graduates and one incoming senior, my wife and I have appreciated our kids' excellent education at Buchanan. This comprehensive site truly values ALL students in Mind, Body & Spirit.
In the Fall of 1996, I was fortunate to have started my teaching career at Buchanan High School. At that time, peach orchards and an occasional country home surrounded BHS. Although some orchards remain, this community has grown, and Buchanan has become one of the most respected schools in California. Its rich history and success encompass not only academics but a wide range of programs, including athletics, visual and performing arts, and Career Technical Educational programs. After 26 years in education, I am honored to be part of the BHS family as a staff member. 
In Bear Nation, we value the community and look at parent/guardian involvement as a true partnership that is necessary for student success. As an educational team, we are honored to work with you and are committed to ensuring your students feel valued and supported throughout their educational journey.
We are excited to start the upcoming school year and encourage all parents to stay informed by visiting our website, the CUSD App, and Parent Connect. These helpful tools will provide you with valuable information throughout the year. We look forward to a wonderful 2022-23 school year. Go Bears!
Omar Hemaidan
Clovis Unified School District: Be the best you can be in mind, body, and spirit
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