Van Buren School News

School Counselors Office Updates:

posted Aug 1, 2018, 4:51 PM by Curt Majors

August 7th- SENIORS may make schedule changes as well as ADD/DROP dual credit classes. 

August 8th- JUNIORS may make schedule changes as well as ADD/DROP dual credit classes.  

August 9th- SOPHOMORES may make schedule changes.

August 10th-FRESHMAN may make schedule changes. 

Students who wish to take a dual credit class may still enroll at this time but must have a qualifying test score.

All schedules may be picked up during Open House on August 14th.  If you do not attend Open House you may pick up your schedule on the first day of school.  Schedules will not be printed until that date.  

Community Survey

posted Oct 2, 2017, 10:09 AM by Curt Majors

The Van Buren R-1 Board of Education is beginning the important process of employing the next Superintendent of Schools.  This task will take place over the next two months.  This is a very important responsibility.  The board’s goal is to locate and employ the very best available and well qualified candidate to lead our district.  The board of education is seeking input from the school staff, parents, and members of the community to guide the efforts.  

Therefore; the board of education asks the school staff/parents/patrons to obtain a copy of the questionnaire survey from central office at 906 Broadway Street, and when completed you may either mail or return the survey back to central office by Friday, October 20, 2017.  Please provide us with your ideas on the characteristics and qualifications for applicants you feel would be the best fit for our school and community.  Your input is voluntary and will be kept anonymous.  Your input is very important and welcomed.


Van Buren R-1 School District Board of Education

Cross Country Schedule

posted Sep 5, 2017, 1:51 PM by Curt Majors

K-12 Student Accident Insurance Available

posted Jul 26, 2017, 8:25 AM by Curt Majors

Optional K-12 Student Accident insurance is available to purchase. Check out the attachments or go to to enroll online.  

2017 BRL JV Boys Bracket

posted Jan 16, 2017, 1:01 PM by Paul Jarrell

2016 Class 2, District 2 Tournament Bracket

posted Feb 11, 2016, 1:09 PM by Mrs. Brandy Tripp   [ updated Feb 11, 2016, 1:10 PM ]

16 Dictrict @ VBSD

Great News, We have been selected for the Kinsa FLUency Program! Each Van Buren R-1 Family is eligible for a FREE Smart Thermometer

posted Jan 5, 2016, 8:48 AM by Mrs. Brandy Tripp   [ updated Jan 5, 2016, 9:23 AM ]

Kinsa Thermometer
Very exciting news for our school — We’ve been selected as one of only 80 schools selected to participate in the Kinsa FLUency program, out of over 1060 applicants so far! 

Through the FLUency program, Kinsa will provide each family at our school with ONE of their award-winning Smart Thermometer for FREE ($30 value, sells at 7,000 retail stores nationwide, including Apple stores & Target) and create a school group for us where parents can anonymously share information related to illness and symptoms. This smart technology provides a better view into “what’s going around” our school so we can keep our students and our community healthier, reduce costly and disruptive sick days and fight bugs before they hit us hard. 

Please watch this short 3 minute video on the Kinsa FLUency program at one of their pilot schools from last year, Travis Heights Elementary in Austin, TX. Kinsa recently heard from Travis Heights that they had their highest attendance rate last year! You can also see this piece on Fox4KC on another FLUency school in Smithville, MO.

Feel free to view the Kinsa website for more information on the company – Kinsa has received tremendous press coverage, including on Good Morning America, the TODAY Show, USA Today, and others, and was recently featured in the Journal of the American Medical Association (Sept. 8, 2015). 

We will send home brochures soon and will let each and every one of our families know of the program's start so we can all jump in and get great participation. 

We are very excited and proud to have been chosen as one of the first FLUency schools for the year, and we look forward to a great, healthy school year!

Get started now by downloading the App from Google Play for Android or App Store for Apple phones HERE!

Spirit Week -- January 5-8, 2015

posted Dec 18, 2015, 8:34 AM by Mrs. Brandy Tripp   [ updated Jan 5, 2016, 9:38 AM ]

Monday - No school!

Tuesday - Tacky Twin Tuesday

Wednesday - Warm Pajama/Warm Camo Wednesday 

Thursday - Throwback Thursday

Friday - Black and Gold Day - Celebrate our 100 years of basketball, find OLD black and gold!

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