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."
John Nowlin Elementary third grade teacher and 2015 Missouri Teacher of the year Linda Glasgow was recently named one of 43 public school educators to receive the California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence. The award recognizes outstanding educators through nomination of their peers in conjunction with the National Education Association (NEA). The Missouri NEA nominated Glasgow for the award and JNE was presented a $650 check in Linda’s name.
Students in Advanced Entrepreneurship from Blue Springs and Blue Springs South attended the weekly 1 Million Cups event at the Kauffman Foundation, then toured the Bloch School of Business at UMKC on Wednesday, September 8. The national program is designed to educate, engage and connect entrepreneurs. It was developed and hosted by the Kauffman Foundation. Every Wednesday morning, one or two early-stage startups present their companies to a diverse audience of their peers, mentors, educators, and advisors
William Bryant Elementary counselor Stacy Scalfaro has been named Elementary Level School Counselor of the Year for 2016-17 by the Missouri School Counselor Association. Scalfaro was selected for this recognition based upon the innovation she brings to her position, her leadership and service, and her use of data to provide an excellent school counseling program to the students of William Bryant Elementary School. Jennie Alderman, WBE Principal, said Stacy has been “the rock of many of the things done at William Bryant.” Scalfaro will be honored on November 6 at the fall conference of the Missouri School Counselor Association.
Tuesday, October 4
Friday, October 7
October 10, 6:30 p.m.
Location: Blue Springs High School