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Upcoming Events
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7/3/2016
Repeating Event - Girls Bskb practice
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
7/5/2016
Repeating Event - Band Leaders
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
- JH VB Off Season
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Repeating Event - Project Grad Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
District Announcements
Recognizing Retirements
The Dallas County School District recognized 10 employees who are retiring this year, including Matt Frantz, 30 years; Marty Gauthier, 11 years; Dan McCorkendale, 17 years; Dalla Coursen, 19 years; Robin Wheeler, 13 years; Rhonda Shockley, 22 years; Cynthia Luttrell, 21 years; Linda Frazier, 20 years; and Diane Moyle, 30 years. Not pictured was Dorothy Anderson, 13 years. We appreciate their years of dedicated service. Each received a retirement gift.
Teacher of the Year
Miss Joy Grabeel was recognized as the Teacher of the Year.  Miss Grabeel has been teaching in the Dallas County School District for 17 years, teaching special education and English Language Arts at Buffalo High School.  She was nominated by student Paige Garrett who wrote, “Miss Grabeel has been my speech coach for three years, and I couldn't have asked for a better one. She always takes care of her kids and watches out for them. She listens to them and takes their opinions seriously. I'm a senior this year, so this is my last year to have her as a teacher. That makes me sad, but I will never forget Miss Grabeel, the best teacher and coach I've ever had.” Miss Grabeel was also honored with a plaque and gift card.
Staff Member of the Year
The Dallas County School District recognized Nurse Linda Frazier as the Staff Member of the Year, Thursday, May 19 at the Teacher Work Day Celebration. Nurse Frazier has worked at the Buffalo High School nurse for 20 years. She was nominated by Principal Teresa Mabary who wrote, “Nurse Frazier is the consummate professional. She is dedicated to her profession but more than that, she is dedicated to the children and staff of Buffalo HS. She has overcome cancer and serves as an inspiration and role model for all who know her. She truly exemplifies Bison Pride.” Nurse Frazier was honored with a plaque and gift card.
Sports Physicals
MSHSAA requires athletes to have a current (annual) sports physical on file with the school athletic office to be eligible to practice and compete in athletics. The first day of fall practice will be August 1, 2016. Be sure your child has a current physical prior to their first day of practice. If you are looking for a clinic to complete a sports physical, the Dallas County Family Medical Center and Walk In Clinic in Buffalo is offering $15 sports physicals June 17 and July 15 at the Walk In Clinic from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. No appointment is necessary, just walk in.  Use this link for a PHYSICAL FORM.
FBLA Headed to Atlanta!
Congratulations to Austin Williams, Colby Kramer, & Dylan Clemmons who took 2nd in Hospitality Management at FBLA State this weekend; they are now qualified for FBLA National Competition in Atlanta, Georgia in June! Also, congratulations to Chase Polston, Dylan Clemmons, & Bryan Valencia who took 4th in Entrepreneurship at FBLA State this weekend! We also had a couple other top 8 teams, but won't receive the specific results until later this week.
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. 
Mark Your Calendars!!
Mark your calendars!! Click Here to view the 2016-2017 School Calendar.
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.
 
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