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School is in session Tuesday, November 18 at DCR1
District Announcements
Attendance Review Committee
The ARC will meet on Wednesday December 3, from 3:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. áStudents with at least 10 absences in any given class are required to bring a parent and meet with the committee to appeal the loss of credit. á

If you have not been contacted either by phone or by letter, this does NOT apply to you.

More information about the ARC can be found in the HS student handbook.
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:

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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Veteran's Assembly
Buffalo High School Student Council will be hosting their annual Veteran's Day Assembly November 11th, 2014. The Council invites all who have served or who are currently serving in any branch of the military to join them on Tuesday morning for a Veteran's Breakfast beginning at 8:15 a.m. in the BHS Cafeteria followed by the Assembly which will start at 9:15áin the BHS Field House. Buffalo High would love to have you there to show you their gratitude!á
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
FFA Blood Drive
The FFA blood drive was held in the High School Field House on October 9th. Students were allowed to donate their time and blood to save three lives! 71 students attempted to donate and 51 were able to give their blood. Way to go Bison!á
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.

Senior, Amber Austin Recognized as Top Player
Amber Austin, senior at Buffalo HS, was recognized on Ozarks Sports Zone website as an area top softball player.áá Click this link to see the story.
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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