The Blue Springs School District honored its 2017-18 building Teachers of the Year and named the District Teacher of the Year Friday morning at the annual Teacher of the Year Breakfast. Tara Pennington, library media specialist at Moreland Ridge Middle School, was named the 2017-18 District Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Pennington has been with the BSSD for three years, two at MRMS. She was honored Friday morning and then returned to MRMS, where students were lined up outside, through the halls and all the way into the Dr. Nancy Stonner Media Center. Pennington is now eligible for the 2017-18 Missouri Teacher of the Year competition. Congratulations to all our building Teachers of the Year and to Tara Pennington.
The Blue Springs Education Foundation held its annual scholarship reception Wednesday night. This year, the BSEF awarded a record $66,000 in scholarships to 84 students. The BSEF thanks the ongoing support of our community for our students.
The Greater Kansas City Missouri Principals Association recognized two BSSD administrators recently. Blue Springs High School’s Tom Alderman was named the association’s Assistant Principal of the Year and Delta Woods’ Steve Cook was named the Middle School Principal of the Year. Both award winners were recognized at surprise celebrations at their schools.
Delta Woods Gatorvision students and elementary STRETCH students competed in the Kansas City ReelSpirit Film Competition by creating and producing their own videos. At the awards ceremony, the students walked the red carpet, saw their video productions on the big screen at the Plaza Cinemark Theatre as a part of the Kansas City Film Festival, and received their awards.
The Blue Springs School District’s Board of Education was recently named a 2017 Magna Award winner at the NSBA's 2017 Annual Awards. For more than 20 years, the Magna Awards have recognized innovative school district programs supported by board governance. The Blue Springs Board of Education was honored for the Project ZAM (Zoo and Me) Program, which through a partnership with the Kansas City Zoo taught early childhood students about different zoo animals and provided kindergarten readiness skills. Congratulations to our outstanding school board.
BSHS Senior Breakfast - May 19
Tuesday, May 23
*The last day of school will be a full day
Sunday, May 28