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Thanks to the leadership of our local school board members, DCR1students have a path to success. School Board Recognition Week-January 25-31.
 
District Announcements
NAEP testing
 Buffalo Prairie Middle School 8th graders were randomly selected to participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) test.  This test measures student progress in math, reading and science.  The test will be issued on February 12.  
Buffalo Youth Wrestling Club
This weekend the Buffalo Youth Wrestling Club traveled to MSU to compete in the Eagles Lair wrestling tournament.  It was a day of triumph as our hometown heroes place highly in the tournament.  Keyonia Morton won first place achieving the first female from D.A. Mallory Elementary to win a wrestling tournament. Tristan Mueller won first place as well becoming the first male of the year from D.A. Mallory to win a tournament this year. Blake Daher, Ashton Vogler, and Tanner Mueller won first place as well bringing gold back to Buffalo Prairie Middle School. Levi Kenady, Silas Mabary, and  Nikko Pettis  brought second place finishes back home. Daniel Mabary, Adam Mabary, Roxlyn Taylor, Dominic Famiano, and Brett Bilyeu brought home third place finishes. With this many victories on the mat this USA Wrestling season should be a stand out year for our Bison Wrestlers.
 
Keyonia getting her hand raised in victory
Keyonia gets her hand raised in victory.
Classroom
Mrs. Barnhouse's 4th grade classroom has begun using a new way to practice their arithmetic skills. They use dry erase markers on desktops which work wonderfully as a dry erase board. The students love this simple, different way of learning. Who knew? Kleenex will wipe it off.
BHS Trip to Costa Rica
Don't miss the chance of a lifetime!  February 10th is the deadline to sign up for this summer's trip to Costa Rica.  Buffalo High School teacher Angie Smith will be leading the tour through EF Educational Tours.  The enrollment fee is $95, and although this is not a school sponsored trip, multiple payment plans are available.  All Buffalo High School students and their family members are eligible to enroll!  Visit http://www.eftours.com/tour-website/1598898TE to find out more information about the trip!
8th grade boys COC bracket
 Please click HERE to view the 8th grade boys basketball bracket for the COC tournament held at Buffalo MS.  
DCR1 Hall of Fame
The Dallas County R-1 School District seeks nomination from individuals or organizations for the Dallas county R-1 Hall of Fame. The district will advertise for nominations during January of each year.  All nominations must be submitted in written form and be signed by the nominator or representative of nomination organization.  Nominations may be submitted in person or mailed to the Superintendent’s Office, Dallas County R-1 School District, 309 W. Commercial, Buffalo, MO  65622 no later than Friday, January 30, 2015.  The nominee must meet the following criteria:
 
  1. Be a graduate, former employee or community supporter of the district.  The person must be separated from the school for at least 5 years.
  2. The person must have contributed to the welfare of humanity to an unusual degree, brought unusually positive attention to the Dallas County R-1 School District, or former employees who modeled the highest personal and professional qualities for students.
  3. Award winners will be honored and formally inducted into the Dallas County R-1 Hall of Fame each spring in conjunction with Graduation.
Austin Signs to Play Softball
Buffalo High Senior Amber Austin signed to play college softball at North Central Missouri College, Trenton, MO on Friday, January 16th. Austin has been a four year starter at 1st base for the Bison softball program. Congratulations Amber!
Scholar Bowl Competes
Scholar Bowl traveled to Webb City last night to participate in their Varsity Only Scholar Bowl team.  The team played three preliminary rounds and won all three.  They then played Branson for first place and were neck and neck through first quarter.  They were unable to keep up but finished in second place out of the sixteen teams that participated.  The varsity team members were Grace Darrow – captain, Elise Quisenberry, John Morrison, Ethan Lynch, and Philip Canole.
 
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.  Parent workshops will be offered on Monday evenings at 6:00, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays at both 10:00 and 11:15 a.m.  Workshops will focus on Establishing Home Study Habits, The School and Home Connection, Building Reading Skills, Building Math Skills and Using Technology.  Call Cheryl Knox at 417.345.2350 (1069) if you have additional questions.
Buffalo Boys Basketball Tournament
Click HERE to view the brackets
for the junior high boys basketball
tournament being held at Buffalo
High School January 19-23.  
Eye Can Learn
First Grade and Kindergarten Parents!!! There will be a presentation on "Eye Can Learn", at Mallory Elementary School on Thursday, January 22 Information and fun eye exercises will be presented to enhance children's visual processing to improve school performance.  A light dinner and children's activities will be provided.  5:30 for Kindergarten families and 6:00 for First Grade families. 
 
Cox Care Mobile
The Cox CARE Mobile returns to Mallory Elementary on February 3, 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.  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.
 
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.
Long Lane Newsletter
Click on the newspaper to read the Long Lane Newsletter,
BPMS Second Quarter Honor Roll
To view the second quarter honor roll, please click HERE!  
BPMS Boys Basketball
Buffalo FBLA Operation Candyland

Buffalo FBLA students completed Operation Candyland (a lesson and project about free enterprise) at the Buffalo Elementary School on Thursday, December 11th, 2014. Thirty-Four FBLA students educated every 4th grade student at DA Mallory about the principles of free enterprise. The students were given a Candyland simulation where they created their own candy store and sold candy to customers in a free enterprise system. The students learned how to count change, calculate profit margin, profits, and the importance of free enterprise in our American economy!
Band Concert 12/12/14
Another short piece from the concert.
Band Concert 12/12/14
Another short snippet of the band concert
Band Concert 12/12/14
A short snippet of the band concert last Friday.  
Students Help Toys For Tots

The GOLD/Missouri Options program had an awesome time helping Mrs. Berry with the Toys For Tots program located in Buffalo. The students started out at the Dallas County Court House loading all of the boxes of toys in a trailer. When that was completed, they went to the Disabled Veterans building on 73 highway, unloaded the trailer, and organized all of the toys by age and gender. The students did an excellent job; it was a very good experience and they had a great time. The students who helped were Dalton Sherman, Kaylee Damm, Tabitha Wendt, Miai Cote, Kellsey Hefner, Jordon Raue, Tyler Dallas, and Devin Kramer.
 
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.  Use the links below to view the results of the survey.  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 Results     Survey Comments
Buffalo High Goes Facebook Official
A new Facebook page has been created for Buffalo High School. The Buffalo 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 to https://www.facebook.com/BuffaloHighSchool and "like" the page to stay in the loop!
Buffalo Prairie Facebook page
  Buffalo Prairie Middle School recently added a facebook page.  We ask you to join our page to see updates and some exciting activities and pictures of our students.  
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.  Follow this link to read the health alert.
School Calendar 2014-2015
The school calendar for the 2014-2015 school year is now available.  You can download a copy by clicking here.  School will be in session January 19 as a snow day, make-up day.
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