The Blue Springs Education Foundation’s discount card sales program benefits schools and patrons alike. The Foundation, in conjunction with Major Saver, works with businesses throughout the district to offer a $15 discount card providing the customer with 19 local buy-one-get-one-free offers. In most cases, redeeming only two offers offsets the cost of the card. Proceeds from the card campaign go to the participating schools and the Blue Springs Education Foundation. Discount card sales occur in the elementary and middle schools starting Wednesday, January 4th thru Friday, January 20 or you may purchase them online by visiting https://www.majorsaver.com/cards.
Members of the Blue Springs Freshman Center Student Senate sorted through letters written by BSFC students to teachers and administrators throughout the district as part of the ThankfulProject. Students thanked BSSD staff for making a positive impact in their lives. Student Senate members sorted the letters and delivered them to their respective schools.
Members of three BSSD elementary school choirs entertained the crowds at the annual Blue Springs Mayor's Christmas Tree Lighting this week. Choirs from Cordill-Mason, Franklin Smith and Sunny Pointe elementaries performed a variety of traditional and new holiday songs and set the stage for the annual tree lighting, fireworks display and visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus.
The 2016 BSSD Boys Basketball Tournament tips off Thursday and features a strong field of local and regional teams. All games will be played at Blue Springs South and the field includes Blue Springs High School, BS South, local squads Lincoln Prep and Ruskin along with out of town squads St. Louis University High, Fort Smith (Ark.) Northside and Wooddale of Memphis (Tenn.).
Students in Eastern Jackson County are reaching for the sky thanks to the new Aviation class offered through the Blue Springs School District and the University of Central Missouri. The dual-enrollment program is year-long and includes content about Private Pilot Ground School, Aeronautics, Aircraft Systems/Components and Propulsion Systems. The class currently includes students from several high schools – Blue Springs, Blue Springs South, Grain Valley, Oak Grove and Truman. Participants in the program study the principles of flight, weather, aircraft systems, aircraft performance and the flight environment, the use of airplane performance charts and graphs and various types of airspace and ATC services available to general aviation. This semester, students have visited a local airport to conduct tests identifying airplane parts and instruments and studied airport safety.
Monday, February 20
The Blue Springs School District Parents as Teachers Program, in conjunction with the Early Childhood PTA, are co-sponsoring the annual “Ready, Set, Off to Kindergarten” orientation event.
Kindergarten enrollment occurs at resident elementary schools:
Proof of residency, the child’s state-issued birth certificate and updated immunization records, and a parent photo I.D. (i.e., driver’s license with district address) are required for enrollment. For residency verification purposes, two forms of documentation identifying an address within district boundaries are needed (e.g., driver’s license with district address; current utility bill denoting the occupant’s name and address; lease agreement; construction contract denoting expected home completion date; paycheck stub). All issues related to residency, including waivers, will be referred to the district’s Department of Public Safety.