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Spanish Club
On Tuesday April 8th, students in Señora Smith's Spanish classes traveled to Missouri Southern State University's Foreign Language Field Day.  Over 1000 students from four states participated in events in Spanish, French, and German.   Ryan Jackson and Brandon Valencia won 5th high individual in Culture Bowl.  Ryan Jackson won 4th in Geography, Brandon Valencia 5th, and Elise Quisenberry 6th.  Chloe Francis won 3rd place in level I reading comprehension.  Charlee Hodge won 5th in level II reading comprehension.  Taylor Stanton, Gabriel Meraz, Dakota Thompson and Amanda Huntley won 4th place in Spanish skits.  Savannah Zumwalt won 2nd in level 3 vocab recognition.  Congratulations to all!
BHS Band

Our high school band went to All-State Music Festival on April 4th and received a "I" rating.  The band earned straight "I's" from each judge on their prepared material.

We also had 28 solo and ensemble events perform at All-District Music Festival.  We came home with 8 - ones; 11 - twos; and 8 - threes.

Our events that received a one rating will advance to the State Music Festival on May 3.

Our events that received a 3 rating are:
Grace Darrow - Clarinet solo
Ethan Lynch - Trombone solo
Charli Wilson - Trumpet solo
Thomas Johnson - Trumpet solo
Evan Ramsey - Snare Drum solo
Joanna Brown - French Horn solo
Mixed Woodwind Quartet - Maria Arnold, Grace Darrow, Amanda Salmon, and Dylan Clemmons
Mixed Brass Quartet - Thomas Johnson, Julia Brotherton, Joanna Brown, and Mark Holm
Mehala Keller - French Horn solo

2 rating:
Clarinet Quartet - Amanda Salmon, Danielle Jenks, Kahl Gillispie, Chelsea Fiedler
Philip Canole - Violin Solo
Micayla Sanderson - Alto Sax solo
Maria Arnold - Flute solo
Jessica Rochefort - Clarinet solo
Danielle Jenks - Clarinet solo
Mark Holm - Baritone solo
Cody Crisp - Trombone solo
Percussion Quartet - Jessica York, Megan Swanigan, Kaitlyn Manary, and Blake Moore
Trombone Quartet - Lucas Stidham, Elise Quisenberry, Cody Crisp, Ethan Lynch
Low Brass Quartet - Lucas Stidham, Elise Quisenberry, Tyler Hutson
Low Brass Quartet is Lucas Stidham, Elise Quisenberry, Tyler Hutson and Austin Hicks

our 1 ratings (advancing to State)
Kim Morrison - Clarinet solo
Mixed Woodwind Quartet - Holly Sharp, Taylor Stanton, Kim Morrison, Charlee Hodge
Taylor Stanton - Flute solo
Mixed Clarinet Quartet - Kim Morrison, Grace Darrow, Charlee Hodge, Dakota Lorenz
Kaitlyn Manary - Piano solo
Austin Hicks- Tuba solo
Tyler Hutson - Tuba solo

Our Spring Concert will be on Sunday, May 4th.
Celebrating 50 Years Since the Graduation of 1964
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!
Powers to Join School Board
Final but unofficial results from the April 8 School Board election show that Suzanne Powers will be joining the Dallas County R-I School Board of Education at their next meeting on April 21.  Along with Powers, two current school board members were re-elected, David Beltz and Kirby Vest.  Powers will be returning to familiar territory as she taught for over 30 years at Buffalo High School as a vocal music teacher.  School board terms are for three years.
2013-2014 Yearbook
Last day to order a high school 2014 yearbook is April 25th!  Yearbook staff members will be collecting orders at lunch April 21st-25th, or you may bring your order to the high school ofice.  The cost is $45, but you may make a minimum deposit of $20 and pay the remaining balance by the end of the year.  We do not order extras, so don't miss your chance!
For Seniors, The Countdown Has Begun!
Bison Win Duet Acting District Title
Congratulations to Buffalo High School's own Gabe Meraz and Tyler Middleton for winning the Missouri State High School Activities Association District Duet Acting Championship at Missouri State University March 1.  Unlike other MSHSAA events, all students, no matter what the size of their schools, compete together for the district championship.  Gabe and Tyler beat out all the other actors from Springfield area schools and will represent our region at the state Speech and Debate tournament to be held at the University of Missouri-Columbia on April 25-26.  Our own Benjamin Walters also made it to finals in Poetry and is 6th in our district.  Great job Bison----you've made us proud!!!
School Calendar 2014-2015
The school calendar for the 2014-2015 school year is now available.  You can download a copy by clicking here.  First day of school will be Thursday, August 14.
Summer School June 4 - 27
Due to all the winter weather this year, summer school will get a late start this June. Summer School in DCR1 will run from Wednesday, June 4- Friday, June 27.  Due to the calendar crunch, Summer School will only be 18 days this year and each day will be a little longer in order to meet the time requirements.  A reminder that during Summer School students from any school district may attend (you do not have to be a DCR1 resident-so students from other schools may attend) and lunch and breakfast are free to all students!

Last Day of School-June 2
We have reached the maximum number of days that must be "made up" due to snow days.  Therefore, you can mark your calendars that the last day of school in DCR1 will be June 2, with an early release at 1:15 p.m.  In addition, there have been changes made to the calendar in relation to end of quarter and progress reports.  Due to snow days, end of 3rd quarter has been moved back to March 14. 4th quarter will now begin when we return from Spring Break on March 24.
Youth Sports Brain Injury Report
MSHSAA has released the first annual Interscholastic Youth Sports Brain Injury Report regarding the impact of student athlete concussions and head injuries and the efforts that have been made to minimize damages from school sports injuries on the MSHSAA website.  This report is located by going to www.mshsaa.org and then going to the SPORTS MEDICINE TAB.
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