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District Announcements
Summer school brochure for BPMS
Please click HERE to get the BPMS summer school brochure. 
Mrs. Ann Francis
Mrs. Ann Francis is a teacher at Buffalo Prairie Middle School that wants to make a difference in her students lives and show them all the opportunities there are. She was recently featured on PBS for her great work that she does in her classroom. Click HERE to see the story. Click HERE to see the video that her and her students created! 
School Board to Meet April 21
The Dallas County R-I School Board of Education will meet in regular session on Monday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Buffalo High School library.  The meeting will include the swearing in of newly elected school board members Suzanne Powers, David Beltz, and Kirby Vest.  The school board will also elect officers for the next year.  To download a draft copy of the agenda, click here. 
3rd quarter honor roll
  Please click HERE to view the honor roll for our 5th-8th grade students for the 3rd quarter. 
Powers to Join School Board
Final but unofficial results from the April 8 School Board election show that Suzanne Powers will be joining the Dallas County R-I School Board of Education at their next meeting on April 21.  Along with Powers, two current school board members were re-elected, David Beltz and Kirby Vest.  Powers will be returning to familiar territory as she taught for over 30 years at Buffalo High School as a vocal music teacher.  School board terms are for three years.
BPMS Academic Bowl Team
Buffalo Prairie Middle School 7th and 8th grade academic bowl teams competed today at the Richland II tournament. There were eight teams in the 8th grade division and Buffalo finished third with a record of 4-2. The 7th grade had a field of 6 teams and Buffalo finished second with a record of 4-1. This was the first independent win by the 7th grade team. Both teams beat schools from Willard Clever, Pilot Grove, Richland and Fairview. In addition, Tanner Gustin was the second-highest individual of the day in a field  of about 100 students. We are very proud of how these students are representing our community. Go Bison!
The writing process

Ms. Huff's 8th grade ELA classes have been practicing writing to an authentic audience.  Students wrote an article discussing the steps and the noticeable improvements to their writing when using the writing process.    Gavin Beaman and Morgan Tedlock were chosen as the top two writers.  Gavin Beaman’s article will also appear in the Buffalo Reflex.  Click HERE to view Gavins article.  Click HERE to view Morgan's article. 
8th grade band - District competition
Congratulations to the 8th grade band and their success at the District band competition at Marshfield on March 8.  Evan Haney, Nora Clark, Abigail Todd, Jessica Vazquez, Trenton Wells, Destiny Allen, Levi Carl all recceived a 1 rating on their solos.  Levi Carl, Sidney Mauzey, and Evan Haney received a 1 rating on mixed brass.  Emma Wolf, and Laci Banks recieved a 2 rating on trumpet duet and Sidney Mauzey, Madison Turner, Jim Hoxie, and Amanda Adams received a 2 rating individually. 
BPMS Academic Team
BPMS Bison Academic Bowl Team brings home third team award and eighth Medal Award of the Season.
The BPMS Academic Bowl team placed second in the Richland Academic Bowl Tournament on Saturday, March 8, 2014.   The team record for the day was 6-1.  Also, Bradon Clay was the fourth high individual scorer of the day and Tanner Gustin was second high individual scorer of the day.  There were over 90 students and 14 teams entered in the Richland Tournament.  Eight individual medals and three team trophy finishes have been earned by these young people so far this season.

Officer Sharp (DARE Officer and SRO) brought over the DARE cars for the BPMS 5th graders and staff.  The kids and some teachers were able to drive the cars with special goggles that produced an impairment similar to driving intoxicated.  Kids also got to see how it affected other motor skills. 
School Calendar 2014-2015
The school calendar for the 2014-2015 school year is now available.  You can download a copy by clicking here.  First day of school will be Thursday, August 14.
Summer School June 4 - 27
Due to all the winter weather this year, summer school will get a late start this June. Summer School in DCR1 will run from Wednesday, June 4- Friday, June 27.  Due to the calendar crunch, Summer School will only be 18 days this year and each day will be a little longer in order to meet the time requirements.  A reminder that during Summer School students from any school district may attend (you do not have to be a DCR1 resident-so students from other schools may attend) and lunch and breakfast are free to all students!

Last Day of School-June 2
We have reached the maximum number of days that must be "made up" due to snow days.  Therefore, you can mark your calendars that the last day of school in DCR1 will be June 2, with an early release at 1:15 p.m.  In addition, there have been changes made to the calendar in relation to end of quarter and progress reports.  Due to snow days, end of 3rd quarter has been moved back to March 14. 4th quarter will now begin when we return from Spring Break on March 24.
Baketball make-ups
  Please look at the middle school calendar for all up dates on basketball make-ups.  All dates have been changed through Wednesday, January 8th. 
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