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School is in session Tuesday, November 18 at DCR1
Upcoming Events
11/24/2014
- GBB @ Willard
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11/25/2014
- Wyldlife
3:00 PM - 4:10 PM
- BBB @ Lebanon
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
District Announcements
All district band competition
Congrats to our 7/8th band students for doing so well at the all-district band competition in Marshfield. á á Makenzie Jasper 1st chair clarinet; Grace Canole 9th chair clarinet; Leann Weisbeck 2nd chair trumpet; Yolanda Rodreguiez 1st chair Bass Clarinet. á Dirk Arnold 7th chair trombone, Madison Robertson 7th chair French Horn and Courtney Presley 19 chair clarinet!
BPMS Veteran's Day Celebration.
On November 11, BPMS students led the celebration of our local heroes by hosting an assembly for the local veterans. á
November Board of Education Meeting
The Dallas County R-I School Board of Education will meet Monday, November 17 for its regular monthly meeting at Mallory Elementary School. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. The board will be available at 6 p.m. for community dialogue. Click HERE to see the agenda.
Basketball Program
Dallas County R-1 Schools are offering a basketball program for students in 2nd through 6thágrade. The focus of the program will be on learning the FUNdamentals of basketball.áThis is an instructional league that will not only include shaping the skills of all students, but also emphasizing the importance of sportsmanship.á This program will begin November 11th and continue through December 18th. Practices and games will be held in the Buffalo High School FEMA gym. To register click here, fill out the form, and return it to your child's school by November 7th.
Students Attend Transition Summit
Dallas County R-1 had 16 middle school and high school transition students attend the 6th Annual Transition Summit in Jefferson City last week. The students had the opportunity to learn about Self-Determination, Career-Preparation, Bullying, Independent Living, and an employer's perspective on how to get a job. Lauren Zeliff, the keynote speaker, spoke to the students about self-determination, leadership, and self-advocacy. The students had an enjoyable time, many won great door prizes, and most importantly they were able to learn life skills to help them in the future.
Expanding your horizons
Mrs. Wallace took some students to the Expanding Your Horizons workshop for girls to the MSU campus,
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November calendar and newsletter
áTo view the November calendar click HERE and for the Parent Newsletter, please click HERE.
Red Ribbon Door Decorating Contest
For Red Ribbon week, teachers had a door decorating contest.

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1st quarter honor roll
áá Please click HERE to view the 1st quarter honor roll for BPMS. á
BPMS 20 year Anniversary t-shirts
BPMS is selling their building t-shirts to students, parents, staff, and community members. áIf you would like to purchase a t-shirt, you may contact the school or fill out the order form by clicking áHEREáand then printing it and bringing it to the MS office. á
Great American Shakeout

October 16, 2014 Dallas County R-1 Students will participate in the "Central U.S. Great American Shakeout". This event will teach students what to do before, during, and afteráa major earthquake. All community members are encouraged to participate. To learn more visitáhttp://www.shakeout.org/centralus/faq/áoráhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6Rjyt7XAZrA
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
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
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