Accent on Academics Week celebrates students, freshman through senior, who have excelled academically throughout their high school careers. Students are recognized for maintaining at least a cumulative 3.5 grade point average in high school. Ceremonies are held at the Blue Springs Freshman Center and at Blue Springs and Blue Springs South High Schools. The District will honor 1,636 high school students during Accent on Academics celebrations this week.
Mrs. Alexander’s freshman Principles of Biomedical Science class had the opportunity to use virtual reality headsets to explore the anatomy and blood flow of the human heart. Mrs. Alexander was able to purchase the headsets from the grant she wrote “Healthcare Enhancement using Virtual Reality.” Students really enjoyed exploring the heart. Principal Dr. Brandon Martin stopped by to try them out as well. Freshman Lauren Hendrix said, “I enjoyed using the virtual reality goggles because they really helped me get a better understanding of the anatomy of the heart and how blood flows through it.”
To celebrate National School Breakfast Week, members of the Central Jackson County Fire Protection District visited BSSD schools this week to help hand out Grab 'N' Go Breakfast options to students. Offering Grab 'N' Go breakfast from mobile carts allows schools to serve breakfast quickly, efficiently and conveniently to more students and has been very popular with students, staff and parents.
William Bryant and William Yates Elementary schools welcomed visitors from across the state this week at their annual Leadership Day symposiums highlighting the Leader in Me Program. Visitors were treated to student speakers, performances, videos made by students and activities related to Leader in Me traits and practices. Visitors took tours of classrooms, talked with students about their leadership roles and engaged in question-and-answer panels.
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