Announcements

  • School Cancellation for May 22
    Due to the flash flooding and rural road conditions, school has been canceled for Wednesday, May 22 in Dallas County Schools. This inclement weather day does not have to be made up. The last day of school will still be an early dismissal Friday, May 24 at 1:15 p.m.

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  • After School Activities Cancellations
    Our students sheltered in place today, May 21, two times, once when the city sirens were activated and later for a tornado warning for Dallas County. We are continuing to monitor weather conditions as we don't believe the weather is over. We will keep you informed of additional changes. All Buffalo Prairie Middle School after school activities are cancelled this evening, including Bison Academy for MS and HS. There will be no after school activity bus running at 6 p.m.  Primetime will still be available at Mallory Elementary with no school provided transportation. Primetime would ask that parents pick up their children from after care as quickly as possible tonight. They are committed to providing care for their kiddos, but would also like for their staff to get home to their families as soon as possible. 

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  • Congratulations to Buffalo High School's 2019 Graduates
    Congratulations to Buffalo High School's 2019 graduates. We are BISON PROUD of you!  If you are attending tonight's graduation, the Fieldhouse doors will open at 7 p.m. You can watch the 2019 Graduation Ceremony tonight, May 17, at 8 p.m. on this live stream link: https://youtu.be/4lTDB8To-s0

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  • 2nd Annual Meet the Bison Block Party
    The second annual Meet the Bison will be held August 16, 2019, 7 p.m. at the BHS Football Field. The cost si $5 and will include hot dog or hamburger, chips, drink, and sides. Fall athletes will be free. The event will include games, fun, food, music, autographs, photo booth, bison store, introductions, and plenty of BISON SPIRIT. MEET THE BISON FLYER

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  • Cox CARE Mobile Consent Forms
    The Cox Care Mobile provides services to children in the Dallas County School District periodically. You can access a consent form here.  Cox CARE Mobile Forms

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  • Cox CARE Mobile to Offer Sports Physicals
    Cox CARE mobile will be coming to Buffalo June 4th, June 20th, and June 25th to assist with sports physicals and immunizations. Informational packets have been mailed out. PHYSICAL INFORMATION AND FORMS
     
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  • MDC Invites Kids to Free Fishing Day May 4 at Bennett Spring State Park

    Anglers ages 15 and under can fish for trout for free and enjoy a free lunch.

    Young anglers will have opportunities to experience the fun of catching fish and will also have chances to learn about the outdoors at Bennett Spring State Park’s Kids’ Fishing Day 6:30 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. on May 4. It’s sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Bennett Spring Park Store.

    Kids age 15 and under can pick up free trout tags at the park store on May 3 from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. or at the registration tent across from the park store on the day of the event. A section of Zone 2 and Zone 3 at the park will be reserved for the youth anglers. Volunteers will be on hand to help. Kids are encouraged to bring their own fishing equipment. Parents are welcome to help kids, but adults are also asked to let children fish by themselves as much as possible. Only one pole may be used between the helper and the child. Adults are not allowed to fish in the designated kids’ fishing zone. Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Educational events will also take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Volunteers are needed to help with this event. Individuals wishing to volunteer do not need to be experienced anglers. To help with Kids’ Fishing Day or for more information please call the Bennett Spring Hatchery at 417-532-4418 or e-mail Hatchery Manager Ben Havens Ben.Havens@mdc.mo.gov. Bennett Spring State Park is located approximately 12 miles west of Lebanon on Missouri Highway 64.

    Young anglers will have a chance to fish for trout for free on May 4 at Bennett Spring State Park's Kids' Fishing Day. This event, which is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and Bennett Spring Park Store; will be 6:30 a.m.-8:15 p.m.

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  • DCR1 Partners with CoxHealth to Provide Virtual Health Clinic
    We are pleased to announce that Dallas Co R-1 Schools has partnered with Cox Health, to provide Virtual Visit services for our staff and students.  This is made possible through grant funding from Missouri Foundation for Health and Children’s Miracle Network. Each school building will have access to the virtual clinic through a virtual health cart provided by the Missouri Foundation for Health and Children's Miracle Network funding. MORE INFORMATION
    INFORMATIONAL VIDEO

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  • Missouri Career and Technical Education Needs Your Input 
    Governor Mike Parson has indicated that preparing students for Missouri’s 21st century workforce is a top priority in the state. Opportunities abound in today’s economy for students who attain some type of specialized technical skill, an industry recognized credential or post-secondary training. All of these can be accomplished by attending Career and Technical Education Programs (CTE) around the state.

    The CTE Advisory Council, established in Section 178.550.1, RSMO, has developed a survey to gather feedback of how our current CTE programming is perceived by students, parents and guardians, business leaders, school counselors and other educators as school districts consider adding courses in CTE and encouraging more students to enroll in these programs.

    The short survey can be found at this link:
    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CTE-DESE

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  • Thank You So Much To Our Voters
    Thank you so much to our voters. Over 59% approval for our bond issue.

    Our district has a very bright future and our students will benefit from the continued progress in DCR1.  The progress that has occurred over the last few years can now continue and we will be able to address our facility needs to give our students the best possible start on their futures. Many of the decision for next budget year have yet to be made, but Dr. Ryan is optimistic about continuing to improve our student achievement, our continued improvements in staff pay, and our continued facility improvements. Thank you voters of the Dallas County R-1 School District.

    The district will begin working with the architects on building plans, specifications and plan to bid Project DCTC late fall, 2019. Project DCTC is planned to open for students for the 2021-22 school year.

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  • 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 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.  REGISTER HERE

     

    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)
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  • 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.

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  • KY3 Shares Information on Dallas County R-1 School District Question
    KY3 reporter, Braden Berg shares information on the April 2, the Dallas County R-1 School District Question. KY3 NEWS STORY

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  • CoxHealth Partners with DCR1 to Offer Virtual Service CoxHealth expands telemedicin clinics for students to 20+ districts including the Dallas County School District. COX HEALTH OFFERS TELEMEDICINE

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  • 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)
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  • DCR1 Approves 2019-20 School District Calendar
    The DCR1 Board of Education approved the 2019-20 school district calendar at the February 25 meeting. 2019-20 DCR1 CALENDAR

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  • Board of Education Meets February 25
    The Dallas County Schools Board of Education will meet for its regularly monthly meeting, Monday, February 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the board room at the District Administration Building, 1323 S. Ash Street, Buffalo, MO. AGENDA

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • DCR1 Launches District Newsletter
    The Dallas County School District Newsletter has hit the mailboxes of most Dallas County residents. Watch for you issue. This project will be a quarterly informational newsletter.  Access it here, too.  OCTOBER 2018 NEWSLETTER

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  • 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!  

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  • 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.

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  • 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. 

    RETURNING STUDENT REGISTRATION

    NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION-QUICK REGISTRATION FORM 

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  • 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.

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