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Early Out December 19 at 1:15 p.m. Christmas Vacation is December 22-January 2
 
District Announcements
Special Board of Education Meeting
A special board of education meeting for the Dallas County Schools has been scheduled for Monday, January 5, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at Buffalo Prairie Middle School, Room 210. AGENDA
Cox Care Mobile-January 15
The Cox CARE Mobile returns to Mallory Elementary on January 15, 2015. The Cox CARE Mobile offers FREE basic health services for children from age 2 months through the age of 18 by a nurse practitioner partnering with local physicians.á Appointment scheduling begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 11:30 a.m. Choices of appointment times are not available. Appointments are necessary to insure the return of services offered. To schedule an appointment and obtain patient forms, contact Teresa Coltrin at 417-345-2222 ext. 2035 any day school is in session.
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BHS NHS Stockings for Santa

Buffalo High School National Honor Society members donned their metaphorical elf shoes and santa hats as they participated in our annual Stockings for Santa campaign. áThese Buffalo NHS member-elves purchased Christmas stockings and filled them with various items such as coloring books and markers, toys, gloves, toothpaste and brushes, and, of course, candy. áAround 25 filled Christmas stockings went to foster kids in and around Dallas County.á

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Buffalo FBLA Operation Candyland
​Buffalo FBLA students completed Operation Candyland (a lesson and project about free enterprise) at the Buffalo Elementary School on Thursday, December 11th, 2014. Thirty-Four FBLA students educated every 4th grade student at DA Mallory about the principles of free enterprise. The students were given a Candyland simulation where they created their own candy store and sold candy to customers in a free enterprise system. The students learned how to count change, calculate profit margin, profits, and the importance of free enterprise in our American economy!
Band Concert 12/12/14
Another short piece from the concert.
Band Concert 12/12/14
Another short snippet of the band concert
Band Concert 12/12/14
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Band Concert - December 12
High School Yearbooks
Yearbooks will be sold during lunch or may be purchased online atá áwww.yearbooksforever.comáuntil Christmas break for $40. After break, yearbook prices will increase to $45, so order early and save money!
Students Help Toys For Tots
The GOLD/Missouri Options program had an awesome time helping Mrs. Berry with the Toys For Tots program located in Buffalo. The students started out at the Dallas County Court House loading all of the boxes of toys in a trailer. When that was completed, they went to the Disabled Veterans building on 73 highway, unloaded the trailer, and organized all of the toys by age and gender. The students did an excellent job; it was a very good experience and they had a great time. The students who helped wereáDalton Sherman,áKaylee Damm,áTabitha Wendt, Miai Cote,áKellsey Hefner, Jordon Raue, Tyler Dallas, and Devin Kramer.
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Finals Schedule
With the end of the semester approaching quickly, it's time to start preparing for final exams! View the Finals Schedule here.
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Thanksgiving Food Drive
November 17thá- 25th Buffalo High School Student Council organized a Thanksgiving Food Drive. Students at Buffalo High had the opportunity to donate items that were then placed in baskets and given to community families.áEach basket included: one turkey, one box of stuffing, one box of instant potatoes, one can of corn, one can of green beans, a can of cranberry sauce, a package of gravy, and a pumpkin or apple pie. There were five families with five people or more that were given almost double the food of the other baskets. 30 families received the baskets. Buffalo High School did a wonderful job giving to our community!á
Mrs. Brownfield's Technology

Kylie Brownfield teaches ELA at the high school. Mrs. Brownfield is very excited about integrating technology in her classroom and has implemented Google Classroom into her curriculum. Here are some the innovations Mrs. Brownfield has implemented so far this year:

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Google Classroom - Creating an online environment, like blackboard. Teachers can leave feedback and grade assignments through this avenue.
Google Drive - Students are typing using a word processor. They are becoming familiar with the tools to use to format their papers.
Timer - An online timer is used to give students a visual display of how much time they have remaining on an assignment.
YouTube - Mrs. Brownfield uploads videos with information relevant to assignments.á
November Board of Education Meeting
The Dallas County R-I School Board of Education will meet Monday, November 17 for its regular monthly meeting at Mallory Elementary School. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. The board will be available at 6 p.m. for community dialogue. Click HERE to see the agenda.
FFA National Convention

This past week Buffalo FFA members and officers traveled to Louisville, Kentucky for the 87th National FFA Convention and Exposition. The students left the morning of October 29th and returned the evening of November 1st. Attending students were Hannah Rumfelt, Becca Simon, Morgan Wall, John Stobb, Spencer Ashworth, Rylee Deckard, Logan Reeves, Kyle Klapp, Lauren Stewart, Jaime Slack, Kaden Hendricks, Katelin Truster, Emily Potter, and Sharon Daves. Many activities were planned for the attending students with some of the highlights being the Justin Moore and Easton Corbin concert, the career show, touring the KESMARC Equine Rehab Center, watching races at the Churchill Downs, and the Convention Sessions where the American Degree recipients were presented with their awards. Heather Deckard and Brittany Eagleburger, graduates of Buffalo High two years ago, were awarded with their American Degrees during those sessions. The American Degree is the highest degree an individual can obtain in FFA.

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Students Attend Transition Summit
Dallas County R-1 had 16 middle school and high school transition students attend the 6th Annual Transition Summit in Jefferson City last week. The students had the opportunity to learn about Self-Determination, Career-Preparation, Bullying, Independent Living, and an employer's perspective on how to get a job. Lauren Zeliff, the keynote speaker, spoke to the students about self-determination, leadership, and self-advocacy. The students had an enjoyable time, many won great door prizes, and most importantly they were able to learn life skills to help them in the future.
FBLA "Adopts a Grandparent"
Thursday, October 30tháthe Buffalo HS FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) Chapter started their "Adopt a Grandparent" Community Service Project. They visited Buffalo Prairie Nursing Home and each student was given a "grandparent." They introduced themselves, and gave them a Halloween card and candy. Then, students spent time visiting with their "grandparents." The FBLA students will continue to visit their adopted grandparents throughout the year at Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine's, Easter, and in May as a "goodbye" time. Several students were nervous, but said afterward how much they really enjoyed visiting with their grandparent!á
Cross Country Ends Season Well
The Bison's Cross Country season is over for all the runners except junior Shelby Jackson who qualified for the State Meet being held this Saturday, November 8th. Shelby placed 5th overall and established a new personal best! Close to all of the Bison runners posted their personal best times and with no seniors on the roster, the future is looking bright for Bison Cross Country!á
HS Speech Does It Again
November 1st the BHS Speech Team traveled to School of the Osage to participate in a speech tournament and they swept up again!
11 members placed firstáin rounds.
8 BHS Speechies advanced to finals.
  • In Extemp Michael Jenks took 1stáplace.
  • In Original Oratory Nat Smoot placedá2nd.
  • Alexis Campbell took 2ndáplace and Danielle Jenks placed 3rdáin Storytelling.
  • In Humorous Interpretation Danielle Jenks took 5tháplace.
  • Dramatic Interpretation was won by Erin Hicks.
  • In Duet Acting Velvet Clay and Stephanie Orrell took 1stáplace.
As a team the BHS Speechies finishedáin 2ndáplace.
Statistically speaking the Bison should have only been able to take 5tháplace so this was a great victory!
Thank you for supporting the Buffalo High Speech Team.á
HS Bullying Assembly
On Wednesday, our HS students were blessed to hear author and motivational speaker Tom Krause give a presentation on bullying and self worth. "You Matter." We have a great student body at Buffalo HS. They were so respectful and receptive. Lives were touched today.
Buffalo High Band
The Buffalo High School band went to competition at Reed's Spring on Saturday, October 18th, and excelled!áThe band placedá4th in Preliminaries, which sent them to Finals. In Finals, the Color Guard came in 2nd, the Drum Majors came in 2nd, and the Drum Line came in 3rd.á The band came in 5th overall! Way to go!
BHS Band Fundraiser
The Buffalo High School band is trying to raise money for a new trailer to haul their equipment to competitions.á The band boosters are doing a fundraiser by collecting unwanted clothes. áThey have lots of money to raise and would love to have any help.á All you have to do is clean out your closet! Click here to get more information
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!
FBLA Participates in STL Cardinals Career Day
Buffalo FBLA students attended the STL Cardinals Career Day on September 3rd, 2014. They attended a panel discussion with the Cardinals Assistant GM, Cardinals front office staff, and news media where they learned about the sports management, entertainment, and media industries. Then, they visited a college fair on the mezzanine where they received information about the variety of career paths in the sports industry. Sr. VP of Sales and Marketing encouraged students to do what they are passionate about because "there are pathways that you may not think about." He gave the example of closed captioning that is an essential part of sports media. FBLA is sponsored by Mrs. Ingram and Mrs. DeMuri.

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High School Assistant Principal
Dallas County Schools welcomes Mr. Jeremie Akins to the high school assistant principal position.  Mr. Akins has been the middle school principal at Houston, Missouri for the past two years.  He has taught and coached 11 years, including one year at Buffalo High School in 2005-06. Mr. Akins is a graduate of Skyline High School in Urbana.  He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in physical education at Southwest Baptist University, his Masters degree at Missouri State University, and his Specialist degree at SBU. He is currently working toward his Doctorate degree at Southwest Baptist University in Educational Leadership.
High School Choir
Congratulations to the Buffalo High School Choir that competed at State Contest on Saturday, April 5th. Vocal music history was made for BHS: it was the first time that BHS was represented with all four competing choirs. The first ever Men's Choir received perfect "1" ratings from all the judges. Women's Choir received a "1" overall, Mixed Chorus received a "2" overall with a "1" in sightreading, and Chamber Choir also received all "1" ratings. The students have been working extremely hard all year long and their dedication certainly paid off. Go singing Bison!
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