Buffalo High School National Honor Society members donned their metaphorical elf shoes and santa hats as they participated in our annual Stockings for Santa campaign. These Buffalo NHS member-elves purchased Christmas stockings and filled them with various items such as coloring books and markers, toys, gloves, toothpaste and brushes, and, of course, candy. Around 25 filled Christmas stockings went to foster kids in and around Dallas County.
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.
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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.
11 members placed first in rounds.
8 BHS Speechies advanced to finals.
- In Extemp Michael Jenks took 1st place.
- In Original Oratory Nat Smoot placed 2nd.
- Alexis Campbell took 2nd place and Danielle Jenks placed 3rd in Storytelling.
- In Humorous Interpretation Danielle Jenks took 5th place.
- Dramatic Interpretation was won by Erin Hicks.
- In Duet Acting Velvet Clay and Stephanie Orrell took 1st place.
Statistically speaking the Bison should have only been able to take 5th place so this was a great victory!
Thank you for supporting the Buffalo High Speech Team.
Middle school and high school teachers participated in Systems Thinking presented by Dr. Suzy Cutbirth, Southwest Regional Professional Development Center and Mrs. Mabary, HS principal based on Peter Senge's book The Fifth Discipline. Teachers applied systems thinking to the new concepts in Missouri education including Student Growth Model, Collaborative Work, Teacher Evaluation Model, Missouri School Improvement Program 5, Missouri Assessment Program, and Missouri Learning Standards. In the afternoon, HS and MS teachers had the opportunity to work in vertical teams within their content teams. For example, math teachers grades 7-12 worked together to determine their scope and sequence of Missouri Learning Standards, as well as align their curriculum to the ACT Standards. Missouri juniors will begin taking the ACT this spring as a measure of college and career readiness.