The Blue Springs South Jaguars softball team wrapped up a historic season with a second-place finish in the Missouri Class 4 State Championship game. The Jaguars were the first girls team to advance to a Final Four in any sport in school history, ending a 27-5 season with a 4-3 loss to Troy Buchanan in the title game. The 27 wins were a Jaguars team record.
U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King, Jr., announced this week that Lucy Franklin Elementary and William Yates Elementary have been named 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools. LFE and WYE are two among 279 public and 50 private schools receiving this honor. Lucy Franklin Elementary and William Yates Elementary are two of eight schools in the state receiving this honor.
Blue Springs South High School Senior Elizabeth "Betsy" Klausen has been named a National Merit Semifinalist for 2017. She is one of 16,000 semifinalists named as part of the annual academic competition. The students were selected based on scores on a PSAT qualifying test and will compete for 7,500 scholarships worth about $33 million, to be awarded this spring.
Seniors in Blue Springs High School's Personal Finance class took part in interviews with members of the community business world Thursday. Students prepared resumes and interviewed one-on-one with representatives from many different professions - from business and entrepreneurial to education and law enforcement. The class includes a focus on resumes/cover letters/interviewing, banking, credit, insurance, taxes, budgets, etc. The concepts are important for students as they enter the “real world."
October 27 and 28
Tuesday, November 8
November 23 - 25
December 22 - January 2
School Resumes January 4