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NO SCHOOL Friday, March 13 for Teacher PD.  School will be in session March 16-20.
 
District Announcements
BHS Girls Game Rescheduled

The BHS girls basketball district championship game scheduled at Strafford today has been canceled. It will be rescheduled for Monday at 6 p.m.

Special Board of Education Meeting Scheduled
The DCR1 Board of Education will meet in special session, Monday evening, March 2 at 8 p.m. at Long Lane Elementary School. AGENDA
Lady Bison District Championship Game
Game time for the Lady Bison in the Class 3, District 11, championship game has been moved to 1 p.m.  Saturday, February 28. They will take on Strafford, at Strafford. Support the LADY BISON!
End of 3rd Quarter Adjusted
The last day of 3rd quarter has been moved to March 19. It was originally scheduled for March 12 but due to last week's snow days, it has been adjusted.
FFA Pulled Pork Lunch
Buffalo High School Future Farmers of America's annual pulled pork lunch is this Friday, February 27, in the Buffalo High School Ag Building. The meal includes a pulled pork sandwich, potato salad, baked beans, dill pickle, chips and cookies. The cost of the meal is $9 and the Buffalo High FFA members will even deliver! Contact Mr. Phillips at the Buffalo High School for questions or to place an order at 417-848-1490 or email cody.phillips@bisonpride.org.
District Tournaments
Tomorrow Saturday, February 28, the Buffalo Lady Bison basketball team will be competing for a district championship. The game will begin at 1:00 p.m. at Strafford High School. To view the full bracket for the district tournament click here.
Bison Courtwarming
On Thursday and Friday, February 12 and 13, Buffalo High School held their annual Courtwarming festivities. The Buffalo High basketball teams faced Springfield Catholic in two tough battles. The Lady Bison defeated the Fighting Irish and the Bison lost to the visiting team. Gino Gallo and Taylor Stanton were elected Courtwarming King and Queen. The Courtwarming Dance scheduled for February 21 was postponed due to inclement weather and the date of the dance is TBD.
BHS Speech
Saturday, February 7th, the BHS speech team traveled to El Dorado Springs to compete.
Even though 8 of the 17 schools competed and made points both Friday and Saturday they were able to sweep up 5th place.
In Extemp all three advanced to semi-finals:  Michael Jenks, Brady Deckard, and Emily Richardson.
In Original Oratory two advanced to semis and finals:
                Nat Smoot took 3rd place overall
                Paige Garrett took 5th place overall
In Radio Speaking Trenton Wells advanced to semi-finals.
In Storytelling Alexis Campbell advanced to semis and finals and took 2nd place overall.
In Humorous Interpretation Danielle Jenks advanced to semifinals.
In Dramatic Interpretation Nat Smooth advanced to semis and finals and took 2nd place overall.
In Duet Improv Sky Sherman and Danielle Jenks advanced to semi-finals.
Thanks for continuing to support your BHS speech team.
The Buffalo Speechies will be traveling to Hillcrest this Saturday to do what they love on Valentine’s Day – compete.
Thundering Herd Tournament Champs
Saturday, January 31st, Buffalo High School hosted their own Thundering Herd Wrestling Tournament. The tournament was held in the Buffalo High Field House. The Bison wrestling team placed first overall and individual medalists are listed below:
120: Cody Gruber 2nd
126: Trenton Houston 1st
132: Marcus Autrey 1st
138: Justin Ruble 2nd
145: Blake Williamson 3rd
152: Austin Reid 4th
160: Colten Kenady 2nd
170: Ty Skarin 1st
195: Thomas Heipke 2nd
220: Shane Sisco 1st
285: Noah Mayton 4th

​Way to go Bison!
Influenza
The district health services department would like to share some information with you. Attached is a Flu Fact Sheet from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. As we are in the flu season, watch for flu symptoms including fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, may have vomiting and diarrhea, and feeling very tired. A person with the flu is contagious from 1 day before getting sick to 5-7 days after becoming sick.  The flu is spread mostly from person to person through coughs and sneezes of people who are sick; or by touching surfaces with the flu virus on it and then touching eyes, mouth or nose. To prevent the spread of viruses, wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, cover coughs and sneezes, and avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth.
School Attendance: Do not send you child to school if he/she is sick. Keep your child home from school for at least 24 hours after their fever is gone without having taken fever-reducing medication.
If you child gets flu-like symptoms, consult your doctor as needed, and make sure your child gets plenty of rest and drinks plenty of fluids. Children with chronic health conditions (like asthma or diabetes) may be more susceptible to the flu.
 
Austin Signs to Play Softball
Buffalo High Senior Amber Austin signed to play college softball at North Central Missouri College, Trenton, MO on Friday, January 16th. Austin has been a four year starter at 1st base for the Bison softball program. Congratulations Amber!
Scholar Bowl Competes
Scholar Bowl traveled to Webb City last night to participate in their Varsity Only Scholar Bowl team.  The team played three preliminary rounds and won all three.  They then played Branson for first place and were neck and neck through first quarter.  They were unable to keep up but finished in second place out of the sixteen teams that participated.  The varsity team members were Grace Darrow – captain, Elise Quisenberry, John Morrison, Ethan Lynch, and Philip Canole.
 
Buffalo High Goes Facebook Official
A new Facebook page has been created for Buffalo High School. The Buffalo 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 to https://www.facebook.com/BuffaloHighSchool and "like" the page to stay in the loop!
School Calendar 2014-2015
The school calendar for the 2014-2015 school year is now available.  You can download a copy by clicking here.  School will be in session January 19 as a snow day, make-up day.
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