Buffalo Prairie Middle School Home Page
« October 2014 »
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

 

Username:
Password:
**Parent-Teacher Conferences October 23, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. ** No School October 24**
Upcoming Events
 
District Announcements
Character Education
The Character Education word for October is Responsible. Being responsible is to take care of one's self and others. A responsible student carries out a duty or task carefully and thoroughly.
October newsletter and calendar

To access the October parent newsletter, please click HERE.
To access the October calendar, please click HERE
DCR1 Needs Community Input
The Dallas County School District is revising its school improvement plan formally called Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP). Each public school in Missouri is required to have a current improvement plan. This plan drives the decision making of the district as we strive to meet the goals set in the plan. Plans are written for five year periods. The last improvement plan was 2009-2014.á The district would like to gather input from the community about needed improvements in the district.á The district will hold a community meeting this week, Thursday, September 25 at 7 p.m. at Buffalo Prairie Middle School. áA survey has also been developed and will be distributed in a variety of ways. Residents of Buffalo will receive a survey with their city water bill next week.á Residents can complete the paper survey and return it with their water bill or drop it off at any school office, as well as the district office.á Residents can also complete the survey electronically below.á The survey will also be pushed out via email to parents who have an email address on file with the school. Other notices to access the survey on the school website will be sent via district Facebook page, Dallas County R-I Schools and district Twitter, @BisonPrideR1.

School Improvement Survey
á
DCR1 Adopts Resolution Opposing Amendment 3
Dallas County R-1, MO - The Dallas County R-1 Board of Education has passed a resolution to officially oppose Amendment 3 on the November ballot, which would take away local control of our schools.

David Beltzáof Dallas County R-1 had this to say about the board's resolution to oppose the amendment:

"Amendment 2 will take away local control of our schools, andáwe are fundamentally opposed to that. The fact is Amendment 3 would implement unfunded, state-mandated standardized tests that could cost upwards of $1 billion, which school districts and taxpayers would be forced to pay. Additionally, Amendment 3 would prevent school boards from hiring, promoting, compensating or dismissing teachers in accordance with board policy.

We believe that this amendment will have many unintended consequences for our school district. We know our schools and our students best, and it's important that our community maintain control of the schools in our district."

Resolution of Amendment 3
Dallas County R-1 Board of Education

WHEREAS, Amendment 3 on the November ballot is a state mandate that shifts local control for educational decisions away from parents, teachers, administrators and school boards; and

WHEREAS, Amendment 3 is a poorly drafted and deeply flawed proposal that has many unintendedáconsequences for teachers, administrators and school boards; andá

WHEREAS, Amendment 3 would prevent school boards from hiring, promoting, compensating or dismissing teachers in accordance with board policy; andá

WHEREAS, Amendment 3 would force taxpayers to pay for additional standardized tests at a time when our public schools remain significantly underfunded by the state; and

WHEREAS, Amendment 3 significantly changes teacher evaluations away from a tool to improve teacher performance;áá

Therefore be it RESOLVED, the Dallas Co R-1 Board of Education on this 15th day of September, hereby opposes Amendment 3 on the November ballot.á

David Beltz
BOARD PRESIDENT
2014 BPMS Fall PEP Assembly
Buffalo VB Tournament
áClick HERE to view the 7/8th grade Buffalo VB Tournament on October 11. á
Buffalo Prairie Facebook page
á Buffalo Prairie Middle School recently added a facebook page. áWe ask you to join our page to see updates and some exciting activities and pictures of our students. á
Box tops for education
áWe are asking all parents to save and collect the box tops from your food products and bring them into your child's teacher. áBox tops are collected to help pay for items to further education. á
Fall schedule
  The fall sports schedule can be accessed by clicking HERE
Transportation Handbook - 2014-2015
  The 2014-2015 transportation handbook has been released.  The transportation handbook can be found on each buildings' handbooks, but you can also access the handbook by clicking HERE
Site Map | Privacy Policy | View "printer-friendly" page | Login   In Japanese  In Korean  En français  Auf Deutsch  In italiano   No português  En español  In Russian  
Site powered by SchoolFusion.com © 2014 - Educational website content management