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District Announcements
Special Board of Education Meeting Scheduled
There will be a special meeting of the DCR1 Board of Education, Monday, May 4, 2015 at Mallory Elementary at 6:30 p.m. áAGENDA
BPMS Band Concert
The BPMS bands performed a wonderful concert April 30. A good job by the bands and Ms. Buxton, band director.
Bids Accepted
The Dallas Co R-1 School district has the following for sale by sealed bid:

Bus Brake Pads
10 pair of Bendix brake pads #225
New, still in boxes, we have no use for them any longer.
If you would like to bid for these brake pads, please submit the bids to the address below by May 6th.

School Buses/Vehicles

2005 61 passenger INTL School Bus 126730 miles
2006 61 passenger INTL School Bus/with wheelchair lift 147437 miles
2006 53 passenger INTL School Bus/with wheelchair lift 128873
2000 Chevy Malibu 4 door V6 207500 miles
1995 Chevy Suburban V8 250228 miles
Specific vehicle information


Please submit a sealed bid for the buses or vehicles by 11 a.m., May 8th, and send to:

Robin Ritchie
309 W. Commercial
Buffalo, Mo 65622

Bids will be opened at 11 a.m., May 8th, 2015. Contact Dianna Cowden with questions, at 345-2899.
PTO Carnival
Climate Survey
Students at Dallas County R-1 were recently surveyed about the climate of the school. Results were taken from 4-12 graders and can be seen HERE
DCR1 Spring Report
The Dallas County R-1 Schools Spring Report has been issued. The newsletter is filled with information from Buffalo High School, Buffalo Prairie Middle School, Mallory Elementary, Long Lane Elementary, and the Dallas County Technical Center. View the article and catch up on the news in Bison Country!
Vote Dallas County Technical Center
Dallas County Technical Center has entered a contest to receive a $10,000 grant from Midwest Technical Institute. Please vote for DCR1 here.
Vote For Cole
One of Buffalo High School's students, ColeáVillines, has entered a scholarship contest to get into the welding program at Midwest Tech. Please click here and vote for Cole!
2015-2016 School Calendar
The 2014-2015 school year has been a great one for Dallas County R-1 Schools, but it is never to early to prepare for next year! View the Calendar for 2015-2016.
Bison Youth Wrestling
Last weekend the Bison Youth Wrestling Club wrestled for glory at the USA State tournament in St. Louis, Missouri.á Tristan Muller from Long Lane dominated the competition and became the first State Champion in Dallas County School history! He scored an amazing 12 team points at state placing Bison Youth Wrestling 48th out of 168 schools.á Blake Dahr from Buffalo Prairie Middle School placed 5th in his 16 man bracket give him his first state finish in his already outstanding career.á Blake also scored 2 team points for our hometown team.á These young men are on the right track for greatness.á This weekend our group of grapplers will travel to Kansas City for the Brute National Tournament.á Please support your wrestlers in their continuing success.
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Archery Team
The Buffalo Archery Team attended State competition March 28th at Tan Tar A. At the high school level we had three students make it to the state level. They are Dalton Beamon, Julia Brotherton, and Dominique Wong. Dominique placed 14th out of 160 high school ágirls with a score of 280 out of 300 possible points, putting her just four away from qualifying for Nationals. Overall she placed 21st out of 597 competing at the high school level. Julia Brotherton also finished in the top 50, at 34th position out of 160 high school girls with a score of 274. Dalton Beamon finished with a score of 257.áThe BPMS Archery Team consisted of twelve students. Individually the state has broken the categories as the Elementary Division consisting of 4th and 5th grade students and the Middle School Division comprised of 6th - 8th grade students. Our team scored 2766 collectively. Bodie Jasper was high scorer for the team with a 277 out of 300, placing him 21 out of 332 students in the Middle School Boys Division. Bodie's first two rounds were perfect 50's. Ethan Casteel scored a 264, placing him 85 out of 332 middle school boys. Lane Ash finished the season scoring a 222.áAnastasia Price was our top middle school female shooter. She scored a 247, placing 139 out of 259 middle school girls. Mikala Crites scored a 223 to finish the season. áKaine Zentner placed 28th out of 243 in the Elementary Boys Division with a score of 262, and Kendrick Jackson placed 38th with a score of 247. Coltin Medcalf was close behind with a score of 245, ranking 73rd. Corbin Jasper finished the season with a 191.áThere were three 5th grade girls competing in the Elementary Girls Division. Madison Eckenrod finished 84th our of 178 competing with a score of 229. Allyson Sawyer scored a 221, and Emma Rabas a 128.áThis was the fourth year for our Bison Archery program to compete at the state level. The Bison Archery students are coached by Jarod Campbell and Kim Jackson.
2015 MAP video
Please click on the link below to view the 2015 BPMS MAP video. áParents, you may view the MAP schedule for April by clicking on the link HERE or in the calendar. áVideo:
/modules/podcast/showOrgPodcast.phtml?podcast_id=167923
HS Yearbook
Capture your 2014-2015 year memories by purchasing a BHS YEARBOOK! Time is running out!
Senior/Graduation Ads:
  • Payment and pictures must be submitted byáFriday, May 1, 2015áorder formá
​If​ you have any questions, contacts Mrs. Ingram atá(417)345-2223 ext. 3156áor atáshaundra.ingram@bisonpride.us
School District Levy vs. Bond
Do you know the difference in a school tax operational levy and a school bond (debt service) levy? What can a school do with operating levy funds vs. debt service levy funds? You can read the difference in the two, as well as see why the DCR1áBoard of Education chose an operating levy for April 7, in this NEWSLETTER.
DCR1 Audit Report FY14
Each July, DCR1 is audited by an outside company. áSchool districts are required to be audited at least every two years but most districts have one conducted each year, as DCR1 does. The most recent audit report for FY14 has been added to our district website under the Board of Education tab. The file can be accessed at the bottom of the page. áA copy is also available at the Dallas County Library. Past annual audits are available upon request. Contact Mrs. Robin Ritchie, 417-345-2222. You can also access the document with this LINK.
Lady Bison on the Ozone Sports
Click this link to view the interview with the Lady Bison on the Ozone Sports. Go Bison!
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Summer School classes
á Please click HERE to see the BPMS summer school brochure. á
Lady Bison defeat St. James
On Saturday, March 7, the Lady Bison basketball team competed in Quarterfinals of the State Tournament at Drury University. They took onáSt. James and defeated them by a score of 66-53. This victory advanced the Lady Bison into the Final Four and they will play Thursday, March 12, at 6:40 in the Hearnes Center on the campus of Missouri Universityáin Columbia, MO. Way to go Lady Bison!
Coach of the Year and All Stars Selected
Congratulations to Taylor Faulkner and Morgan Henderson being recognized as KJEL radio All-Stars.á KJEL radio recognizes a number ofá area outstanding male and female basketball athletes each year.á They were honored March 9th with a banquet for players and their families, as well as their coaches. Another congratulations to Coach Stokes, as he was selected as the KJEL Coach of the Year.

KJEL broadcasts many area basketball games. They will be broadcasting the girls state tournament games this week. KJEL is located at 103.7 fm. Go Bison!
Adjusted School Calendar
Our adjusted, last day of school is now Friday, May 22. We will also be in session May 16-20, which was originally scheduled as Spring Break but will be used for snow make up days. Teachers will work Tuesday, May 26.
End of 3rd Quarter Adjusted
The last day of 3rd quarter has been moved to March 19. It was originally scheduled for March 12 but due to last week's snow days, it has been adjusted.
After a Suicide: Helping Students Cope
It is with great sadness that we have lost a student at Buffalo High School who died at his home.á Our thoughts and sympathies are with his family and friends.á The cause of death was suicide. We want to take the opportunity to remind our community that suicide is a very complicated act. Some information is included that may be helpful to you in discussing suicide with your child. Members of our Crisis Response Team are available to meet with students individually and in groups today, as well as days and weeks to come. Please contact the school office is you feel your child is in need of additional assistance.á
Please access this link for information on After Suicide: Helping Students Cope

Helpful Resources:
School counselors in all buildings are a great resource 345-2222
Dallas County Health Department, access to trained counselors 345-2332
1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
1-800-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
1-877-542-SAFEá (Safe2Tell encourages students to voice their concerns and take responsibility for keeping themselves and others safe.)
National Suicide Prevention Life Line website www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org




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Austin Signs to Play Softball
Buffalo High Senior Amber Austin signedáto play college softball at North Central Missouri College, Trenton, MO on Friday, January 16th. Austin has been a four year starter at 1stábase for the Bison softball program. Congratulations Amber!
Karen Kjar Parent Resource Cabin
Parents of elementary students are encouraged to check out the Resource Cabin located in front of D.A. Mallory Elementary.á Parent workshops will be offeredáon Mondayáevenings atá6:00, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays at bothá10:00 and 11:15 a.m.á Workshops will focus onáEstablishing Home Study Habits, The School and Home Connection, Building Reading Skills, Building Math SkillsáandáUsing Technology. áCall Cheryl Knox atá417.345.2350á(1069) if you have additional questions.
Cox CARE Mobile
The Cox CARE Mobile returns to Mallory Elementary on Friday, May 1, 2015. The Cox CARE Mobile offers FREE basic health services for children from age 2 months through the age of 18 by a nurse practitioner partnering with local physicians.á Appointment scheduling begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 11:30 a.m. Choices of appointment times are not available. Appointments are necessary to insure the return of services offered. To schedule an appointment and obtain patient forms, contact Teresa Coltrin at 417-345-2222 ext. 2035 any day school is in session.
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Box Tops
This year Mallory Elementary has earned about $1,200.00 just by collecting and turning in Box Tops. Much more can be earned by turning in Box Tops that are on hundreds of products! Click to learn more about the Box Tops Project and ways that Mallory Elementary can benefit.
School Improvement Survey Results
Thank you to the 792 community members, parents, students, and staff who completed the school improvement survey. We also received many valuable comments.á Use the links below to view the results of the survey.á The steering committee will meet one more time November 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the high school to complete the new School Improvement Plan. The new plan will be presented for approval by the DCR1 Board of Education at the December 15 meeting.

Survey Resultsáááá Survey Comments
Buffalo High Goes Facebook Official
A new Facebook page has been created for Buffalo High School.áTheáBuffalo High School Facebook page is designed to give up-to-date information about all of the positive things happening with our students and staff. Head on over toáhttps://www.facebook.com/BuffaloHighSchooláand "like" the page to stay in the loop!
Buffalo Prairie Facebook page
á Buffalo Prairie Middle School recently added a facebook page. áWe ask you to join our page to see updates and some exciting activities and pictures of our students. á
School Calendar 2014-2015
The school calendar for the 2014-2015 school year is now available.á You can download a copy by clicking here.á School will be in session January 19 as a snow day, make-up day.
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