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Upcoming Events
- Teacher PD Day
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
- Teacher PD/Work Day
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Repeating Event - Summer School
8:00 AM - 2:45 PM
Repeating Event - Summer School
8:00 AM - 2:45 PM
Repeating Event - Summer School
8:00 AM - 2:45 PM
District Announcements
Science Night at Mallory
Please click HERE to view Science Family Night video.
Field Day 2015
FBLA Records Public Service Announcment
Members of the Buffalo FBLA Youth Advocacy Team visited KTTS studio where they recorded a public service announcement that will air 15 times on the local radio station. They also met members of the KTTS broadcasting crew and learned about the technical and radio side of broadcast journalism. Click here to listen the announcement.
Superintendent Search Survey
The DCR1 Board of Education has started the search to select a district superintendent. DCR1 would like your input áto determine the most important characteristics of our district superintendent. Please complete the survey linked below by Friday, May 29. The survey data will be compiled, reviewed and utilized by the Board of Education in making its selection. Thank you for taking time to participate.
Dallas Co. R-I Superintendent Search Priorities Survey:
Summer 2015 21st Century
Summer is right around the corner and that means new 21st Century classes! There is a variety of classes to choose from and loads of fun to be had! To sign up for and see a brochure for Summer School 21st Century classes click here.
BPMS Awards Ceremony
Please click HERE to view the schedule of the BPMS Awards Ceremony on 5/21/15
Summer School
With the end of the school year quickly approaching, it is time to begin thinking about summer school! The BHS Summer School Course Handbook will help you decide what class to enroll in this summer.á
2015 track results
áPlease click on the link HERE to view the results of the 2015 MS track season. á
Language Arts Fair Competition
Saturday, May 2nd, some of Dallas County's best traveled to Humansville to take on the Language Arts Fair Competitions. 5th grader Kylee Deckard won 1st place in the Spelling Bee as did 6thágrader Abigail Nothnagel. Also, the Literature Bowl Team placed 3rd in their competition. Way to go Bison!á
Job Olympics
The 2nd Annual Job Olympics were held Friday, May 1st, in the Buffalo High Shewmaker Center. The event was a fun learning experience for students who were able to compete in a wide variety of events and enjoy many games.
Thank you to all who helped make Job Olympics such a success.
Earth Day
On Earth Day, April 22nd, Mrs. Wolf's kindergarten classes celebrated by making dirt cups with worms! But don't worry, these cups were all edible and the kids had a blast eating the gummy worms!á
BPMS Band Concert
The BPMS bands performed a wonderful concert April 30. A good job by the bands and Ms. Buxton, band director.
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!
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.
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:
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.
Summer School classes
á Please click HERE to see the BPMS summer school brochure. á
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

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.
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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