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District Announcements
Job Olympic Winners!
Congratulations to the students that placed at the 2016 Job Olympics! 
Child Care Level 2: Hope Carrier (Bolivar), Child Care Level 3: Kyndra Summers(Buffalo), Retail Services Level 1: Josef Horch(Bolivar), Retail Services Level 2: Derrick Smith (Buffalo), Manicure: Kyndra Summers (Buffalo), Animal Care Level 1:   William McKee (Bolivar), Animal Care Level 2: Marissa Carter (Bolivar), Animal Care Level 3:  Dustin Parker (Bolivar), Food Services Level 1:  Marissa Carter (Bolivar), Food Services Level 2: Doug Cochran (Bolivar), Electrical wiring:   JC McKlemurry( Buffalo), Clerical Level 2:  Leutrime Zendeli (Bolivar), Clerical Level 3:  Hope Carrier (Bolivar), Food Service Level 3:  Dustin Parker (Bolivar), Vacuuming:  Daniel Richardson (Buffalo), Assembling:  Jacob Harris (Bolivar), Construction:  Ethan Bartel (Buffalo), Car Detailing:  Josef Horch (Bolivar), Graphic Arts:  Allen Rogers (Buffalo), Professional Dress and Resume Level 1: Daniel Richardson (Buffalo), Professional Dress and Resume Level 2: Marissa Carter (Bolivar), Professional Dress and Resume Level 3: Marissa Carter (Bolivar), Interview Level 3: Elijah Garcia (Buffalo), Interview Level 1: William McKee (Bolivar), Interview Level 2: Abigail Duskin (Buffalo)
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
The Youth Mental Health First Aid Training will take place on May 4th, 2016 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at Dallas County R-1 Alumni Building. This training is free of charge and is open to anyone.  We have to have a minimum 30 registered participants for the Community Partnership to justify traveling to our community to host. Contact Rachel Shoemaker at 417.345-2332 to learn more details. 
Multi-Industry Hiring Event
The Buffalo Area Chamber of Commerce and Missouri Job Center- Ozark Region is hosting a Multi-Industry  hiring event on Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Buffalo High School Field House. There are many businesses attending. Click here to see flyer. 
BPMS Volleyball Bjerrin Tournament
BPMS Volleyball will be hosting a Bjerring Tournament on Satuday, April 30th! Winners will be awarded in three age brackets: 5th/6th grade, 7th/8th grade, and 9-12th grade. Click here  to find out more information. Contact Coach Angie Smith with any questions at angela.smith@bisonpride.org.
National Speech & Debate Association Award
The National Speech & Debate Association is proud to announce the most recent winners of the Diamond Coach Award! Fifteen speech and debate coaches have earned this prestigious award in the National Speech & Debate Association’s Honor Society. Because of these coaches, thousands of students have access to the life changing benefits of speech and debate. BHS teacher/coach Joy Grabeel recently received this award.
The National Speech & Debate Association’s Honor Society has been recognizing student and coach achievements in speech and debate since 1925. The prestigious diamond award recognizes a professional career that combines excellence and longevity in speech and debate.
Mark Your Calendars!!
Mark your calendars!! Click Here to view the 2016-2017 School Calendar.
Great Job Men's Choir!
Congratulations to Buffalo High School Men's Choir! They received a I rating at District Music Festival!
Great Job Women's Choir!
Congratulations to Buffalo High Schools Women's Choir. They received a I ratings at District Music Festival. 
Congratulations Chamber Choir!
Buffalo High School Chamber Choir received a  I ratings at District Music Festival! Great Job!
Congratulations Mixed Choir!
Buffalo High School Mixed Choir received a I rating at District Music Festival! Congratulations!
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
“The National Child Abuse Prevention Month is a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families. During the month of April and throughout the year, communities are encouraged to share child abuse and neglect prevention awareness strategies and activities and promote prevention across the country.” (Source)
 
Child abuse and neglect is a serious crime, impacting children’s lives and their families, as well as, affecting community and society. We all have a responsibility to help keep our most vulnerable population, our children, safe and cared for. To report child abuse and neglect call the hotline at 1-800-392-3738, TDD: 1-800-669-8689.
School Farm Welcomes New Animals
The Buffalo High School agriculture program's school farm welcomes new animals. Five agriculture students each purchased a crossbred market hog to raise and exhibit at the Dallas County Livestock Show Thursday, June 23, 2016.  Ag construction students built the floors and pens that house the pigs inside the barn.  The students also replumbed water lines to the waterers. 

The students' hogs weigh approximately 85 pounds right now. They will be weighed in for the fair April 23 and again June 23 for the market hog show.  The finish show weight should be about 260 pounds. The pigs will be judged on rate of gain and muscle mass. They will also be judged in an on-foot class with other market hogs comparable to their weight. The show is a terminal show in which the pigs will be sold after the show in an auction. The pigs will be purchased by local businesses and individuals that come to bid on the hogs and support the students in their agriculture projects. Other businesses and family members may also support the students with added money to the hogs.

The agriculture program and students would like to thank show pig producer, Joe Roberts of Fair Grove, for selling them pigs for a fair market value to help the students sell their pigs for a profit.
 
Caring For Kids After Trauma and Death
Dear Parents,
I have shared information entitled:  Caring For Kids After Trauma and Death which is published by the Institute for Trauma and Stress at the NYU Child Study Center. A "Parent's Guide" begins on page 16 of the document. It provides information on how children react, what they know and what to say and is presented for different age groups as they process death differently according to their age. Other information includes helping children cope with death, bereavement coping tasks and when to get help: general warning signs. This guide is intended to help parents and school personnel respond to the needs of students after a death. It is not intended to serve as a guide to clinical care or bereavement counseling. The Crisis Response Team is currently available to work with students individually and in small groups and will continue to be available as long as necessary.

 
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