DCR1 Proposes Lease Purchase Bond for New Technical Center and Ag Facility on April 2 Ballot
On April 2, 2019, the Dallas County R-I School District will be asking voters to approve a Lease Purchase Bond Issue. This issue will be to fund the construction of a new Dallas County Technical Center (DCTC) which will include Agriculture classrooms and shop spaces. If the voters approve this 46 cent per $100 of assessed value 25-year levy it will allow the district to construct, acquire, furnish, and equip this new facility on our high school campus. If approved by the voters, these monies can only be used for the new Technical Center and cannot be used for any other district purpose, and this levy would expire in 25 years or whenever this building is paid off (whichever comes first). For more information, click the LEASE BOND PURCHASE PROPOSAL channel above.
Gearing Up For Kindergarten
Dallas County Schools will host an event for all incoming Kindergarten students for the 2019-2020 school year. The event will be at Mallory Elementary on April 2. This is a drop in event from 5:00 - 6:30. Families will meet the Kindergarten teachers, tour the building, enjoy a school bus ride, receive a FREE backpack, play in a bounce house, and shop at the Scholastic Book Fair. This is a great opportunity for families to introduce their new kindergartener to the school staff and facilities.
Kindergarten and Preschool Registration and Screenings
Dallas County Schools will open registration for 2019-2020 Kindergarten and Preschool students on April 2. Families will complete an online registration by going to www.bisonpride.org and following the registration steps. 24-48 hours after the registration has been submitted a school employee will contact the family to set up a screening appointment for the students. Kindergarten Screenings will take place at Mallory on April 15 & 16th, Preschool Screenings will take place at the Dallas County R-1 Early Childhood Center on April 26th, May 3, and May 10th.
Incoming Kindergarten students must be five years old before August 1, 2019. Incoming preschool students must be four years old before August 1, 2019.
All screenings are by appointment only.
Families will need to bring the following information to the screening:
- Birth Certificate/Proof of Age
- Shot Record
- Proof of Residency
- Insurance Card
- Custody Papers (if applicable)
Don't Miss the Alumni Buffalo Gals
Don't miss your chance to see the Alumni Buffalo Gals perform. You can see them perform Tuesday, February 5 at the boys basketball game vs. Fair Grove at the Buffalo High School Fieldhouse. Game time is 6 p.m. They will also perform at the Southwest Baptist University women's game, Saturday, February 23. Game time is 1:30 p.m.
Dallas County Courthouse Tour with Officer G
Check out Officer Garner's latest educational video. You will learn about the history of the Dallas County Courthouse and our Dallas County officials and their duties. You can find more videos created by Officer Garner under the Departments Channel and the School Safety Section on this bisonpride.org website. COURT HOUSE TOUR WITH OFFICER GARNER
Camp Kesem Available to Kids Affected by Parents' Cancer
Hello from Camp Kesem. We just wanted to reach out and let you know that camper applications are now open for Camp Kesem at Saint Louis University. This year, camp will be at Camp Manitowa in Benton, IL from July 22nd-28th. We would love to be an extra resource for those you work with, so let us know how we can best help you in recruiting campers.
A little bit about us:Camp Kesem is a national non-profit organization that provides a one-week summer camp, completely free to families, for children ages 6-16 who have been affected by a parent's cancer. We have kids all across the board: some have lost a parent, some parents are currently in treatment, and others are in remission. It's a week of fun for the kids, just to get away from the stress of home and meet kids who can relate to their situation. We also do year-round programming to provide support to our families even when they're not at camp.
Feel free to forward our application and flyer on to any potential families or contacts who may know of families who could benefit from Camp Kesem. Please also feel free to send us the contact information for families we can personally reach out to. Our camper goal is 125, and we have about 40 more spots left to fill. Linked below is a document that outlines directions for our new camper applications that can be found at kesem.force.com.
We are working to get a pdf brochure out to you. If you would like hard copy brochures, please let us know if those would be helpful and let us know how many you would like. Thank you so much for continually supporting Camp Kesem. As always, please reach out if you have any questions!!
CK RECRUITMENT FLYER CK SLU KESEM CENTRAL INSTRUCTIONS
DCR1 is Accepting Applications for Full Time and Substitute Bus Drivers
Dallas County R-1 Schools is accepting applications for full time and substitute bus drivers. Applicant must have, or be willing to obtain, a Class B CDL driver's license. You will be trained, for this position, here at Dallas County Schools. Pre-employment drug test/physical/background check will be required. Driver salary schedule starts at $14.72 and includes a full benefit package including a health insurance contribution. Additional hours/pay are available for trips. Applications may be picked up at the administrative office at 1323 S. Ash, Buffalo, Mo. Please direct all questions to Dianna Cowden, Director of Transportation, www.dianna.cowden@bisonpride.
DCR1 Accepts Online Payments
DCR1 can now accept online payments for student meals. Parents can access the online payment method and instructions through the Parent Portal. This system will be expanded to accept staff payments and other school fees payments in the near future. INSTRUCTIONS FOR ONLINE MEAL PAYMENTS
DCR1 Focuses on New Technical and Agriculture Center
Read Superintendent, Dr. Ryan's final article of a six part series that has been published in the Buffalo Reflex and bisonpride website, as we begin the 2018-2019 school year. The focus of these articles has been our fiscal, infrastructure, and facility accomplishments, as well as our current status and future challenges. The six articles include: (part 1) f ocusing on our financial history over the past three years and the concept of financial rightsizing; Part 2 (changes in Career and Technical Education); Part 3 (the condition of our Technical Center and Agriculture facilities); Part 4 (the educational benefit of moving our Technical Center to Buffalo); Part 5 (educational facility funding and comparisons to other districts in our former and current conferences); Part 6 (our financial challenges and our district’s story). DCR1 FOCUSES ON NEW TECHNICAL AND AGRICULTURE CENTER
DCR1 Launches New Mobile App
The Dallas County School District's new mobile app will keep you connected with the school news you want and need. The app delivers real time school news to your smart-device for fast, up-to-date access. It's FREE . . . to download: from your smart-device, go to the ITUNES APPLE STORE or GOOGLE PLAY; search for Dallas County School District; then select the Dallas County School District app for free download. School news in the palm of your hand, your new Dallas County School District mobile app is just a few taps away. Download it today!
No Late Start Wednesday Schedule
The Dallas County School district will not longer be utilizing Late Start Wednesday schedules. Bus routes will run at their regular times on Wednesdays.
Back to School Registration
We are quickly approaching the start of a new school year. Exciting changes are coming to our family registration process. We will no longer be having the district wide registration at BPMS. All current student registration forms will now be accessed and completed online through the Parent Portal beginning August 1 at 8 a.m. These links are included below. If you do not have access to the parent portal, you can contact one of our school offices. For families that are enrolling for the first time, they will access a Quick Registration Form on our www.bisonpride.org website, beginning August 1. Once our office receives the completed Quick Registration Form, a district employee will contact the parents with their Parent Portal information so the family can complete the forms on the Parent Portal. If you do not have Internet access, there will be registration stations at each school building, August 2-3, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. You can also contact a building office if you need additional help. Our building offices are still closed for the summer but will reopen August 1.
Exciting Changes for Back to School Registration
We are quickly approaching the start of a new school year. Exciting changes are coming to our family registration process. We will no longer be having the district wide registration at BPMS. All current student registration forms will now be accessed and completed online through the Parent Portal beginning August 1. These links are on our bisonpride.org website. If you do not have access to the parent portal, you can contact one of our school offices. For families that are enrolling for the first time, they will access a Quick Registration Form on our www.bisonpride.org website, beginning August 1. Once our office receives the completed Quick Registration Form, a district employee will contact the parents with their Parent Portal information so the family can complete the forms on the Parent Portal. If you do not have Internet access, there will be registration stations at each school building, August 2-3, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. You can also contact a building office if you need additional help. Our building offices are still closed for the summer but will reopen August 1. You can check back here August 1 to find links to current student and new student registration.