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District Announcements
Nominate a Staff Member of the Year
DCR1 is accepting nominations for Staff Member of the Year. Staff members include administrative professionals, bus drivers/mechanics, custodians/maintenance, food service workers, nurses, paraprofessionals, or social worker. Take a few minutes to recognize a staff member for his or her outstanding service. Nominations are due by March 31. Use the link below to submit your nomination. 
Nominate a Teacher of the Year
DCR1 is accepting nominations for Teacher of the Year. Take a moment to nominate a teacher you feel deserves the recognition for their outstanding service. Nominations are due March 31. A selection committee will interview the candidates and recommend a selection. Use the link below to complete a nomination.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8N62WV2
Tobacco Free Missouri Youth Participate in Youth Rally
Megan Swanigan received the Tobacco Free Missouri Youth Outstanding Individual Award on Wednesday, March 15th in Jefferson City, Missouri. FBLA Youth Advocates participated in the youth rally for and visited with Representative Crawford about a smoke-free Missouri.
Choir District Music Results
At Choir Districts, 10 events earned an Exemplary -Division One rating at District Music Festival and will move on to State Festival April 29th at the University of MO- Columbia. Cicily Moriarty- Piano Solo, Josh Schmied- Vocal Solo, Nicole Zouck- Vocal Solo, Hailey Carter- Vocal Solo, Kahl Gillispie- Vocal Solo, Emily Richardson - Vocal Solo, Chris Moore- Vocal Solo, James Smith- Vocal Solo, Senior Mixed Double Quartet (Emily Gilpin, Kayleigh Cook, Danielle Jenks, Emily Richardson, Kahl Gillispie, Jeremy Schmied, Ethan Lynch, and Josh Schmied), and Women's Sextet (Natalie Gilpin, Erin Hicks, Lauren Maddux, Cheyenne Wagner, Charlie Crane and Britney Flores.)
12 events earned Outstanding- Division Two ratings, 3 events earned Satisfactory- Division Three ratings, demonstrating accomplishment and marked promise.
Band Members Make It To State!
On March 18, ​10 events earned an Exemplary -Division One Rating at District Music Festival and will move on to State Music Festival, April 29th at Mizzou.  Those events are:
Dani Jenks - Clarinet Solo
Grace Canole - Clarinet solo
Philip Canole - Tenor Sax solo
Trenton Wells - Bari Sax solo
Dominique Wong - French Horn solo
Clarissa Moyer - Marimba Solo
Dani Jenks, Robert Stewart, Kahl Gillespie, Grace Canole - Clarinet quartet
Katie Bilas,Kenzie Jasper, Kirsten Halbert, Yolanda Rodriguez- Clarinet quartet
Geneva McDaniel, Philip Canole, Trenton Wells - Sax Trio
Blake Moore, Taylor Holman, Dallas Riggs, Tyler Crane - Percussion Ensemble
This is the first time in over 13 years that a percussion event from Buffalo has made it to the All-State level!
12 events earned Outstanding Division Two Ratings, 3 events earned Satisfactory Division Three.
Father Daughter Dance
Buffalo Band PTO and Bison Pride Band will host the annual Father Daughter Dance for students pre-K through 6th grade. The dance will be held Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 6-9  p.m. at the Buffalo Prairie Middle School. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased from Melissa Duskin at BPMS. You can contact her by email melissa.duskin@bisonpride.org.
Summer School Dates Set
DCR1 has scheduled summer school from May 31 to June 27. Mallory Elementary, Buffalo Prairie Middle School and Buffalo High School will each offer remediation and enrichment programming from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The district will provide transportation to the usual summer school bus stops. All students living in the district can take advantage of the free summer meals program for breakfast and lunch during summer school. Breakfast is served at 7:45 a.m. ant lunch at 11:30 a.m. Each building will be making their summer school information available in the next few months. Summer school information will be included on our website.
Ms. Clark Receives Award
We are excited to share that Ms. Abby Clark, one of our new 4th grade teachers, is being recognized as MSTA's Southwest Region Rookie Teacher of the Year.  She will receive her award at the Spring TEPS meeting/dinner on April 3 at 4:30 at the Oasis Convention Center in Springfield. Go Bison!
Transportation Department Receives 97% Rating
The DCR1 transportation department completed its annual inspection with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Wednesday, March 1.  The department operates 26 buses on daily routes and 4 buses on sub routes and trips.  The department received an outstanding rating of 97%. Congratulations to the department for their hard work and dedication to student safety.
2017 JH Flag Football League
A flag football league is opening up to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders in the Middle School! Practice will begin on April 4th and games begin on April 8th. The cost is $10. For more information contact Mr. Cole at steven.cole@bisonpride.org or by phone at 417-651-0384!

See the flyer here!
FBLA Attend Fashion Market
The Buffalo High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter adviser and seven FBLA members attended Fashion Market in Las Vegas, Nevada from February 18th through 23rd, 2017. The members served as intern buyers, and participated in the buying process for multiple boutiques at Fashion Market. The Buffalo members include Seniors Austin Williams, Colby Kramer, Federico Poli, Austin Starkey, and Shayla Blake, Junior Taryn Elia, and Sophomore Aiden Mitchell, along with adviser, Shaundra Ingram.
See the News Release Here.
HS Exterior Rendering

During the regularly scheduled Board meeting for the Dallas County R-I School District the Board of Education awarded the contract for the repair and upgrade of the HS exterior to Westport Construction.  The Board and the District Administration have developed this project over the last six months with assistance from their architectural firm, Dake-Wells of Springfield.  This project will begin in early February 2017 and is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2017.  The scope of the project is to replace the failing exterior in all areas with the exception of the West side of the building.  The district did not want to complete the West side with a more durable surface at this time because that area has been identified for further expansion of facilities.  The district did not want to spend tax dollars on an upgrade in an area where the work could need to be undone in the near future.  The new exterior will include removal of the current exterior down to the masonry block walls, new footings on the exterior to allow for brick with metal accents to be used on the final finish.  This plan includes new windows in the areas being replaced and new signage.  One sign will state BISON on the NE corner of the building at Locust and Commercial and the other sign will state FIELDHOUSE over the lobby of the Fieldhouse.  This project is to be funded with monies that have been transferred over the last two years to the district’s Capital Projects fund for this exact purpose.

Robin Wheeler Receives Literacy Award
Mrs. Robin Wheeler was awarded the Lakes Country Council Literacy Award presented by the International Reading Association, March 1, 2017 at Smith' s Restaurant in Bolivar. ​Each year the association recognizes an educator for his/her commitment to literacy. Mrs. Wheeler is an outstanding educator and has exceled as the Reading Recovery teacher at Mallory Elementary. Go Bison!
Kindergarten screening

Kindergarten Screening
D. A. Mallory Elementary will be screening students for the 2017-2018 Kindergarten class on April 24-25.  Screenings will take place in the FEMA.  All families must pre-register by calling the school office at 417-345-2350 to reserve your spot.  Students must be five years of age by July 31, 2017.  A parent or guardian must accompany their student to the screening.  Screenings will last about one hour. 

Please bring the following:
  • Birth Certificate/Proof of Age
  • Shot Record
  • Proof of Residency
  • Insurance Card
  • Custody Papers (if applicable)
(Preschool student screenings will begin on Wednesdays May 3 – 17, 2017.  Appointments will be taken after April 1st)

What A Shot!
Our Archery teams recently competed. Our placers are as follows:

1st Place Elementary Girls Division (4th and 5th Grade) with a score of 159: Zoie Souza
4th Place Middle School Girls Division with a score of 257: Mikala Crites
3rd Place Middle School Girls Division with a score of 258: Allyson Sawyer
1st Place Middle School Girls Division with a score of 275: Madison Eckenrod (State Qualifying)
1st Place Middle School Boys Division with a score of 271: Allen Reeves (State Qualifying)
The Buffalo Prairie Middle School Archery team won 1st Place in the Team Division with a STATE QUALIFYING SCORE of 3,083! We're going to state!!!​

2nd Place High School Girls Division with a score of 274: Dominque Wong (State Qualifying)
1st Place High School Girls Division with a score of 277: Abigail Stark (State Qualifying)
1st Place High School Boys Division with a score of 281 Dalton Beamon (State Qualifying)
Kindergarten Prep for Preschool Families
Will your child be attending Dallas County Kindergarten in the fall of 2017?  Then this is for you!
Parents and children are invited to the Dallas County Early Childhood Center, 818 W. Main, Buffalo for Kindergarten Prep for Pre-Kindergarteners (children born August 1, 2011-July 31, 2012).  All meetings will be on Wednesdays and will last about 75 minutes.
Choose from two sessions each date - 9 a.m. or 1 p.m.
February 1 - Early Literacy for you Child
February 15 - The Numbers Game
March 1 - Motor Skills and Games
March 15 - Book Building
March 29 - My Growing Body
Each family will leave with a game, ideas, and resources every week.  Kindergarten Jamboree will be Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 5:30 p.m to 7 p.m. at Mallory Elementary during "Movin' on Up Family Night."
Promotional Video
The Graphic Arts students created a promotional video for the Dallas County Technical Center. The school will use for recruitment purposes.View the Video.
Guidance Survey
The DCR1 Guidance team would appreciate your input on the school district's guidance program.  Your thoughts and opinions are very important.  Your time is very much appreciated.  Thank You for your help.
Mark Your Calendars!!
Mark your calendars!! Click Here to view the 2016-2017 School Calendar.
School Announcements
Mallory is turning 50!!
Save the Date, April 7, 2017  D.A. Mallory Elementary will be celebrating 50 wonderful years.  Activities will be planned for students, alumni and the community.  Please watch for details.
Student Supply List
The first day of school will be August 17th.  Click here for the new Student Supply List.
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