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Upcoming Events
7/30/2015
7/31/2015
8/6/2015
- New Teacher Orientation
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8/7/2015
- New Teacher Orientation
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8/10/2015
- Teacher PD/Work Day
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 
District Announcements
Welcome Dr. Tim Ryan
The Dallas County R-I School District Board of Education has named Dr. Tim Ryan as the Superintendent of Schools.
 
Dr. Ryan has served as the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources and Operations In the Harrisonville Cass R-IX School District since 2010. In February of this year he was name as Interim Superintendent through the end of June.
 
He earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Rockhurst University in 1993 a Master’s in Secondary School Administration from the University of Central Missouri in 2001, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Saint Louis University in 2005.
 
He began his education career as a Biology and Chemistry teacher and was a swimming coach at Lee's Summit North High School. His administrative experience includes four years as assistant principal at Lee’s Summit North High School; five years as high school principal at Pleasant Hill High School; and five years as assistant superintendent in Harrisonville.
 
He is a member of the Missouri Association of School Business Officials, the Missouri School Administrators Association, and the American Association of School Administrators.  In Harrisonville he serves on the board of CassConnect and is a member of the Harrisonville Kiwanis Club. He has taught School Law at the University of Central Missouri since 2011.
 
Dr. Ryan and his wife Melanie have two high school age sons, Nathan and Nicholas. Melanie is the Health Sciences at the Cass Career Center in Harrisonville. Tim and his family are extremely excited to relocate to the Dallas County School district and cannot wait to begin meeting students, staff, and patrons. 
Bid Invitation
The Dallas County R-1 School District is accepting bids for the 2015-2016 school year for the following products:  bread, miscellaneous food service products, oil and lubricant products, tires, bread products, dairy products and propane.
 
Bid sheets may be picked up in the superintendent’s office at 309 West Commercial Street, Buffalo, MO  65622.
 
Bids must be returned to the superintendent’s office in a sealed envelope marked “Bid Enclosed” by 10:00 AM, Thursday, July 9, 2015 and will be opened at that time.  Bids will be awarded after review.
 
The Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids received.
 
Support Bison Baseball and Softball
Support Bison Baseball & Lady Bison Softball with an outfield fence advertising banner!
Buffalo High School is offering outfield fence advertising banners to area businesses. The proceed from the banner sales will support improvements to baseball and softball fields and grounds.
Year 1 Cost: $225 (Includes sign printing & 1st year)
Years 2-5 Cost: $100 per Year (Payments due August 1st of each year)
Softball Field Ad Size: 3-foot tall by 4-foot wide
Baseball Field Ad Size: 4-foot tall by 8-foot wide
*Please make checks payable to Buffalo High School Softball or Buffalo High School Baseball (checks will be deposited into either/or the BHS Softball Field Maintenance or BHS Baseball Field Maintenance SA Account)
**Signs will be maintained and posted by the Softball/Baseball Coaches and/or school maintenance for their respective seasons (softball ads will be posted during HS softball in the fall and JH softball in the spring, and baseball ads will be posted during HS Baseball in the spring). Also, signs will be posted during the summer baseball leagues (through the end of June).

View the contract.
Congratulations to DCR1 Retirees
Retiring DCR1 teachers and staff were honored May 20 by Superintendent, Robin Ritchie. Information was shared about the retirees, and each received a gift from the school district for their dedicated services. Pictured are: Larry Cline, 44 years with the district; Ron Williams 10 years with the district,; Beverly Bram, 15 years with the district, 30 total; Charlie Carlson, 10 years with the district, 24 total; Gloria Auberry, 21 years with the district, 22 total; Deena DeMuri, 25 years with the district; Peggy Gibbs, 12 years with the district, 25 total; Patty Campbell, 27 years with the district; John Luke, 13 years with the district. Other retirees not pictured include Lester Abel, 7 years with the district, 43 total; Barbara Crites, 21 years with the district; Darlene Dufeck, 7 years with the district; Bob Payne, seven years with the district; Pat Payne, five years with the district; Lorraine Skinner, seven years with the district; Myles Yates, 24 years with the district; and Brigitte Channel, 20 years with the district.
Science Night at Mallory
Please click HERE to view Science Family Night video.
 
BPMS Awards Ceremony
Please click HERE to view the schedule of the BPMS Awards Ceremony on 5/21/15
DCR1 Spring Report
The Dallas County R-1 Schools Spring Report has been issued. The newsletter is filled with information from Buffalo High School, Buffalo Prairie Middle School, Mallory Elementary, Long Lane Elementary, and the Dallas County Technical Center. View the article and catch up on the news in Bison Country!
2015-2016 School Calendar
The 2014-2015 school year has been a great one for Dallas County R-1 Schools, but it is never to early to prepare for next year! View the Calendar for 2015-2016.
School District Levy vs. Bond
Do you know the difference in a school tax operational levy and a school bond (debt service) levy? What can a school do with operating levy funds vs. debt service levy funds? You can read the difference in the two, as well as see why the DCR1 Board of Education chose an operating levy for April 7, in this NEWSLETTER.
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.
After a Suicide: Helping Students Cope
It is with great sadness that we have lost a student at Buffalo High School who died at his home.  Our thoughts and sympathies are with his family and friends.  The cause of death was suicide. We want to take the opportunity to remind our community that suicide is a very complicated act. Some information is included that may be helpful to you in discussing suicide with your child. Members of our Crisis Response Team are available to meet with students individually and in groups today, as well as days and weeks to come. Please contact the school office is you feel your child is in need of additional assistance. 
Please access this link for information on After Suicide: Helping Students Cope

Helpful Resources:
School counselors in all buildings are a great resource 345-2222
Dallas County Health Department, access to trained counselors 345-2332
1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
1-800-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
1-877-542-SAFE  (Safe2Tell encourages students to voice their concerns and take responsibility for keeping themselves and others safe.)
National Suicide Prevention Life Line website www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org




 
School Improvement Survey Results
Thank you to the 792 community members, parents, students, and staff who completed the school improvement survey. We also received many valuable comments.  Use the links below to view the results of the survey.  The steering committee will meet one more time November 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the high school to complete the new School Improvement Plan. The new plan will be presented for approval by the DCR1 Board of Education at the December 15 meeting.

Survey Results     Survey Comments
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!
Buffalo Prairie Facebook page
  Buffalo Prairie Middle School recently added a facebook page.  We ask you to join our page to see updates and some exciting activities and pictures of our students.  
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