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Upcoming Events
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Repeating Event - Summer School
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- DCR1 Board of Education
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District Announcements
Jr. High Football Camp July 11-16
The Bison Football program will be holding a junior high football camp Monday, July 11 through Saturday, July 16 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the high school practice field. There is no fee or registration for the camp. The bison football program will be looking forward to seeing your junior high athlete at the camp.
Summer School Stop Schedule
BHS Offers Summer School Courses
BHS will offer summer school courses for enrichment and remediation.  Summer School will begin June 1 and continue through June 28 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free meals will be provided to all summer school students, as well as any student living within the school district. Breakfast will be served at 7:45 a.m. and lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. See the SUMMER SCHOOL HANDBOOK for courses and more information.
BPMS Summer School Classes
BPMS will hold Summer School from June 1-June 28 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Meals, breakfast and lunch, will be free to summer school students, as well as any child living within the school district. Click here to access the SUMMER SCHOOL HANDBOOK. Registration will be open through the first day of summer school.
Recognizing Retirements
The Dallas County School District recognized 10 employees who are retiring this year, including Matt Frantz, 30 years; Marty Gauthier, 11 years; Dan McCorkendale, 17 years; Dalla Coursen, 19 years; Robin Wheeler, 13 years; Rhonda Shockley, 22 years; Cynthia Luttrell, 21 years; Linda Frazier, 20 years; and Diane Moyle, 30 years. Not pictured was Dorothy Anderson, 13 years. We appreciate their years of dedicated service. Each received a retirement gift.
Teacher of the Year
Miss Joy Grabeel was recognized as the Teacher of the Year.  Miss Grabeel has been teaching in the Dallas County School District for 17 years, teaching special education and English Language Arts at Buffalo High School.  She was nominated by student Paige Garrett who wrote, “Miss Grabeel has been my speech coach for three years, and I couldn't have asked for a better one. She always takes care of her kids and watches out for them. She listens to them and takes their opinions seriously. I'm a senior this year, so this is my last year to have her as a teacher. That makes me sad, but I will never forget Miss Grabeel, the best teacher and coach I've ever had.” Miss Grabeel was also honored with a plaque and gift card.
Staff Member of the Year
The Dallas County School District recognized Nurse Linda Frazier as the Staff Member of the Year, Thursday, May 19 at the Teacher Work Day Celebration. Nurse Frazier has worked at the Buffalo High School nurse for 20 years. She was nominated by Principal Teresa Mabary who wrote, “Nurse Frazier is the consummate professional. She is dedicated to her profession but more than that, she is dedicated to the children and staff of Buffalo HS. She has overcome cancer and serves as an inspiration and role model for all who know her. She truly exemplifies Bison Pride.” Nurse Frazier was honored with a plaque and gift card.
Bright Smiles
D.A. Mallory Elementary students participate in the Bright Smiles program which is a partnership between the Dallas County Health Department and Mallory Elementary. The program is operated by volunteers. The organization recently created a Public Service Announcement.  You can see the announcement HERE.   Thank you to the Health Department and the Volunteers who make this healthy program possible for our students.
Sports Physicals
MSHSAA requires athletes to have a current (annual) sports physical on file with the school athletic office to be eligible to practice and compete in athletics. The first day of fall practice will be August 1, 2016. Be sure your child has a current physical prior to their first day of practice. If you are looking for a clinic to complete a sports physical, the Dallas County Family Medical Center and Walk In Clinic in Buffalo is offering $15 sports physicals June 17 and July 15 at the Walk In Clinic from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. No appointment is necessary, just walk in.  Use this link for a PHYSICAL FORM.
Mallory Welcomes New Principal
Dallas County R-1 schools is pleased to announce that Cheryl Knox has been hired as the Elementary Principal effective August 1, 2016.  Cheryl has been with the district for two years as the Early Childhood Parent Liaison.  Her position has included working closely with teachers to provide opportunities for family education and involvement. Please plan to meet her, Tuesday, May 17 at a Meet and Greet in the Mallory Library at 3:30 p.m.

After graduating from Southwest Missouri State University in 1995, Mrs. Knox began her career in education at Buffalo High School.  She taught Freshman and Advanced Physical Education.  She served as Physical Education Department Head and also assisted in the coaching of the Lady Bison Softball Team. Following her time at Buffalo, Cheryl taught for the Pleasant Hope School District.  After securing a Safe Schools Grant, she worked as the High School and Middle School At-Risk Coordinator.   She served in this role from 1998 – 2002. Mrs. Knox has held various roles in Springfield Catholic schools as a Kindergarten and First Grade teacher, a Physical Education teacher, a Junior High Cheer Coach and as an After School Program Director.  In 2014 Cheryl obtained a Master’s Degree from Southwest Baptist University in Educational Administration.  She holds a current Missouri Principal Certificate for K-th, and 9-12th.  Mrs. Knox has spent the last two years establishing relationships within the elementary building as well as in the Buffalo community.  She has worked with the Dallas County Resource Group, the Foster Parent Support Group, the Buffalo YMCA and other organizations to provide opportunities for community education.  She recently organized and facilitated the Elementary Parent Retreat at D.A. Mallory.
We look forward to her continuing to foster relationships with the families of Dallas County R-1. 
BHS Class of 2016 Visits Mallory!
Congrats to the Buffalo High School Class of 2016, from your friends at D.A. Mallory Elementary School.  Spread your wings and fly high!  We're proud of you!
Bright Smiles at Mallory
Some of the students at D.A. Mallory are participants in the Bright Smiles Program.  This program is in cooperation with the Dallas County Health Department.  Check out this video with some of Mallory's Bright Smiles kids from the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services!  You can find the video HERE.
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
The Youth Mental Health First Aid Training will take place on May 4th, 2016 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at Dallas County R-1 Alumni Building. This training is free of charge and is open to anyone.  We have to have a minimum 30 registered participants for the Community Partnership to justify traveling to our community to host. Contact Rachel Shoemaker at 417.345-2332 to learn more details. 
Mark Your Calendars!!
Mark your calendars!! Click Here to view the 2016-2017 School Calendar.
School Farm Welcomes New Animals
The Buffalo High School agriculture program's school farm welcomes new animals. Five agriculture students each purchased a crossbred market hog to raise and exhibit at the Dallas County Livestock Show Thursday, June 23, 2016.  Ag construction students built the floors and pens that house the pigs inside the barn.  The students also replumbed water lines to the waterers. 

The students' hogs weigh approximately 85 pounds right now. They will be weighed in for the fair April 23 and again June 23 for the market hog show.  The finish show weight should be about 260 pounds. The pigs will be judged on rate of gain and muscle mass. They will also be judged in an on-foot class with other market hogs comparable to their weight. The show is a terminal show in which the pigs will be sold after the show in an auction. The pigs will be purchased by local businesses and individuals that come to bid on the hogs and support the students in their agriculture projects. Other businesses and family members may also support the students with added money to the hogs.

The agriculture program and students would like to thank show pig producer, Joe Roberts of Fair Grove, for selling them pigs for a fair market value to help the students sell their pigs for a profit.
 
Horses of Hope Visits Kindergarten
Horses of Hope paid a visit to some of Mallory's Kindergarten classes on Thursday.  Shannon Stewart, from Horses of Hope, and a couple of volunteers brought a pony named "Little Black" to meet the children. After the children had gotten a chance to pet (and hug) Little Black, Shannon announced to the classes that each student would be receiving a copy of the book "Little Black, a Pony" by Walter Farley, the same author that wrote the best selling novel "The Black Stallion".  The books are being presented to Mallory's Kindergartners courtesy of Horses of Hope and Dollar General.  What a special time our little bison had!  Little Black shared many hugs with our kids, and Miss Lenz even stood still long enough to do an interview with KOLR 10.  Learning is a lot of fun at Mallory!  
"Millionaires" at Mallory
Mallory Elementary has it's first two "millionaires" for the 2015-2016 School Year.  Kimberly Evans from Mrs. Duskin's fourth grade and Sophia Jason from Mrs. Quigley's fourth grade have each read over ONE MILLION words this school year.  WOW!!!  Way to go girls!  We're very proud of you.  
Thank You Buffalo Wal-Mart!
This morning, the Buffalo Wal-Mart presented TEN Mallory Teachers with $50 gift cards!  Thank You Wal-Mart for your continued support of Mallory and our little Bison!  
Pre-K Bison Visit the Pumpkin Patch!
Our youngest Bison recently visited the pumpkin patch.From the looks of things, they had a wonderful time!  We're proud of our youngest Bison! 
Kindergartners and Apples!
To celebrate the end of their apples unit and their study of the fall season,  Mallory's Kindergarten classes recently visited Sunshine Valley Farm in Rogersville.  While there, they learned about the many different varieties of apples, learned how to properly pick apples, and then were allowed to pick some to bring back to school, where they made home-made apple sauce!    
Title I Explained

Mallory Elementary is a School-Wide, Title I School.  For more information on what that means, you can view a short video by clicking HERE!
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