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District Announcements
21st Century Community Learning Centers Begins Monday
21st Century Community Learning Centers, after school programming at BPMS and BHS will begin Monday, August 17. Transportation to designated stops will also begin Monday, August 17.
Transportation "Need to Know"
1.  The transportation handbook is in every child's handbook/planner, as well as on the transportation department webpage.
2.  A home address and one alternate address is all that is allowed. Bus passes for the alternate address must be requested through the child's school office by noon.
3.  All children, 2nd grade and younger must have a parent/guardian visible at the bus stop at drop off time. After three times of not having a parent visible, the child will lose bus riding privileges.
4.  If you live in town, check the new bus stop map. Bus stops have been reduced but not eliminated.

City Bus Stop Map
DCR1 Board of Education Meeting
The regular August meeting for the DCT1 Board of Education is scheduled for Monday, August 17, 2015 in the Shewmaker Auditorium on the high school campus. Tax Rate Hearing will begin at 6:15 p.m., public dialog at 6:30 p.m., and the regular meeting will begin at 7 p.m. AGENDA
Athletic Booster Club Volunteers
We would like to invite local businesses to donate their time to work a concession stand for the following Fall Activities/dates:

Football VS. Fair Grove - August 21st (Game starts at 7:00 p.m.)
Football VS. Pleasant Hope - August 28th (Game starts at 7:00 p.m.)
Football VS. Hollister - September 4th (Homecoming game starts at 7:00)
Football VS. Bolivar - September 25th (Game starts at 7:00 p.m.)
Football VS. Marshfield - October 9th (Game starts at 7:00 p.m.)

Softball VS. Hollister - September 22nd (Game starts at 5:00 p.m.)

Volleyball VS. Osage - September 14th (Game starts at 6:00 p.m.)

Businesses should contact Shaundra Ingram, BHS Booster Sponsor at 417.345.2223 ext. 3156, if they would like to sign up to work a concession stand. 
DCR1 Welcomes New Staff Members
DCR1 welcomes several new teachers, counselors, custodial staff, bus drivers, and administrators this year. Pictured below are the new staff members that attended their first day of professional development August 6th.

Front row: Ron Imler, 6th grade; Angela Catron, 6th grade; Wendi Stallcup, 6th grade; Kristen Gautier, MS Counselor; Ida Marie Piper, MS Counselor; Tara Akins, HS Special Education; Tyler Boggs, Technology Director; Nona Stegall, Bus Driver.
Middle row: Brittany Franse, 7-8th grade Reading; Faithe Schaeffer, 5th grade; Lillian Owings, 2nd grade; Andrea McNutt, Kindergarten; Colinna Trout, 4th grade; Ashley Akins, Special Education Paraprofessional; Rebecca McInnish, 3rd grade.
Back row: Carlie Frye, MS Special Education; Buck Shockley, HS Assistant Principal; Jessica Champion, 6th grade; Mariah Wellman, Elementary Speech Pathologist; Mark Jackson, HS Physical Education; Steven Cole, MS ISS;  Michael Morris, 5th grade; Bill Duensing, Bus Driver.
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. 
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
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.
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.  
Follow DCR1 on Twitter
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