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.
Second grade students at Cordill-Mason got to see Kansas City Royals heroes and hear them tell stories of the impact of Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson on the game and history at a recent assembly. Former Royals All-Star first baseman John Mayberry and current Royals historian KayCee visited CME during Black History Month to share tales of baseball history and highlight Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to play Major League Baseball. KayCee read students a book about Jackie Robinson and he and Mayberry answered questions and handed out Royals-themed gifts.
Valley View High School held its annual Career Fair this week, which featured 49 vendors and 200 students from throughout the area. Vendors ranged from Armed Forces to Law Enforcement and Fire Prevention to health care and the service industry.
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.