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**Parent-Teacher Conferences October 23, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. ** No School October 24**
Upcoming Events
 
District Announcements
CARE Mobile-September 25
The Dallas County School District is partnering with the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals CARE Mobile program to provide pediatric service. The CARE Mobile will be at Mallory Elementary September 25, 2014. Appointment scheduling will begin at 9 a.m. To schedule an appointment, contact Teresa Coltrin 417-345-2222, Ext. 2035.á Click here to view the flyer
Earth Worm vs. Gummy Worm
First Grade students worked on an exciting science experiment today. They compared earth worms to gummy worms. They measured each using paperclips. This was not easy to do with a live worm that wants to leave the table. They then wrote about what each type of worm did when it was touched. Students had to decide if each type of worm was living or non-living and explain their choice.

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Zombie Run
The youth wrestling program is sponsoring a Zombie Run to raise funds for the program.á The Bison Zombie Run is Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the DCR1 cross country course north of Buffalo on Hwy 65 behind the Shriner Building.á Entry fee is $15/person. See the FLYER and download the entry form. Forms can be mailed to D.A. Mallory Elementary, Attn. Shellie Fink, 315 W. Hickory, Buffalo, MOá 65622 See you there in your best zombie costume.
Open House at DCTC
The Dallas Countyá Technical Center would like to invite you to their annual open house. Join them for dinner and meet the program instructors, as well as see the facilities.á Open house is scheduled for Tuesday, September 16, 6-8 p.m. The technical center is located at 33 Votech Road in Louisburg,á MO. The Skills USA organization is sponsoring Taco Night with cookies, too. See their FLYER. You can contact them at 417-752-3491.
Spirit Week
áNext week, BPMS students will participate in Spirit week to coincide with the HS homecoming events. áThe themes for each day are below:
Monday - Farmer Day
Tuesday - Super Hero Day
Wednesday - Star Trek/Star Wars Day
Thursday - 80's Rock Day
Friday - SchooláColors Day
Give Your Input!
The Dallas County R1 School District needs community input! áPlease join us for a community meeting on September 25 @ 7:00 pm in the cafeteria at BPMS. áThe purpose of this meeting will be to gather valuable information from interested community members regarding identification of areas of improvement for our school district. áAreas of improvement will then be prioritized into a five year action plan to guide our district progress for the future. áAreas of focus will include the following: á(1) Student Performance; (2) Highly Qualified Staff; (3) Facilities, Instructional Programs, Support; (4)Parent and Community Involvement; and (5) Governance. áPlease come and share your ideas about how our school district can be improved.á See the 2009-2014 CSIP plan.
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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
Homecoming
September 19th Homecoming Festivities will be held at Buffalo High. The Bison football team will take on Central beginning at 7:00 p.m. with crowning of the queen preceding the game at 6:30 p.m. A dance will be held in the Buffalo High School Cafeteria starting at 10 p.m. and ending at 12 a.m. following the game. Dance Tickets canábe purchased this week at lunch. Single tickets areáfour dollars and couple tickets are six dollars.áPrior to these events students can show their Bison Pride by participating in Spirit Days. The Spirit Day themes are as follows: September 15th - Magic Monday, September 16th - Star Trek/Star Wars Tuesday, September 17th - 80s Workout Wednesday, September 18th - Fake-An-Injury Thursday, and finally Class Colors Friday (freshmen, white; sophomores, red; juniors, red, black & white; seniors, black).
September BOE Meeting Scheduled
The September BOE meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Buffalo Prairie Middle School, Room 210. The community is welcome to have dialog with the BOE beginning at 6 p.m. AGENDA
Respiratory Illnesses Due to Enterovirus in Missouri
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services issued a health alert concerning respiratory illnesses due to Enterovirus.á Follow this link to read the health alert.
FBLA Participates in STL Cardinals Career Day
Buffalo FBLA students attended the STL Cardinals Career Day on September 3rd, 2014. They attended a panel discussion with the Cardinals Assistant GM, Cardinals front office staff, and news media where they learned about the sports management, entertainment, and media industries. Then, they visited a college fair on the mezzanine where they received information about the variety of career paths in the sports industry. Sr. VP of Sales and Marketing encouraged students to do what they are passionate about because "there are pathways that you may not think about." He gave the example of closed captioning that is an essential part of sports media. FBLA is sponsored by Mrs. Ingram and Mrs. DeMuri.

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Grandparent's Day
áááOn September 19 and 26, BPMS will host their annual grandparent breakfast for the grandparents of our students. áOn September 19, grandparents of the 5/6th grade students are asked to come in and on September 26, the grandparents of the 7/8th graders are asked to come in. áThe time is from 7:30-8:30. áGrandparents will have an oportunity to visit their grandchild's classroom that morning. á
Senior, Amber Austin Recognized as Top Player
Amber Austin, senior at Buffalo HS, was recognized on Ozarks Sports Zone website as an area top softball player.áá Click this link to see the story.
Box tops for education
áWe are asking all parents to save and collect the box tops from your food products and bring them into your child's teacher. áBox tops are collected to help pay for items to further education. á
Transportation Handbook - 2014-2015
  The 2014-2015 transportation handbook has been released.  The transportation handbook can be found on each buildings' handbooks, but you can also access the handbook by clicking HERE
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