Students and staff at Blue Springs High School went under the razor for the fifth annual Brave-a-Shave Event to benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation for childhood cancer. Sponsored by the BSHS Student Senate, the event included 28 students, one parent and three staff members having their heads shaved. Students raised $7,600 this year, a new record.
Auditions for the All-State Band were last Saturday and more than 1,400 students auditioned for the 107 spots. The Missouri All-State Band is a comprehensive band with representation from all classes in the MSHSAA system (class 1-6). The students had to play prepared material as well as Major and Minor scales. The students perform individually in a blind audition. The following students were recently honored as Missouri All-State Band selections: Blue Springs High School: Walt Puyear Alto Saxophone 1st Chair Eric Hose Bass Clarinet 1st Chair Shane Vest Bass Clarinet 3rd Chair Ally Marcella Bb Clarinet 3rd Chair Andy Roberts Tenor Saxophone 1st Alternate (3rd overall) Ravenna Fleck Bassoon HM: 3rd Chair Nathan Kim Euphonium HM: 4th Chair Micaela Lindemann Percussion HM: 4th Chair Blue Springs South High School: Patrick Elliot Trumpet 5th Chair Bailey McCulloch Bassoon 3rd Chair All-State Alternate Tristan Trapp Percussion Opt. 2 1st chair All-State Honorable Mention Band Vivian McCormick Alto Sax 4th Chair
Blue Springs High School senior Mariah Peters was honored Wednesday by being named the 2014-15 Kenneth Smith Award winner recognizing the top female high school golfer in the Kansas City Metro area. The award honors a player that best demonstrates excellence in the areas of performance on the course, academic achievement and leadership on their team and in the community. Mariah capped her senior season by winning the Missouri State Class 2 individual title, leading the Wildcats to their first-ever team championship. She was an all-state finisher each of her four seasons at BSHS and also has a 4.3 grade point average
Fourth grade students at James Lewis Elementary debuted a new interactive poetry bulletin board this week. The board has photos of students along with readings of their works of poetry that can be listened to via QR codes on smartphones and tablets.
Activities Dead Period For Summer 2015
July 27-31, 2015 – dead period for fall sports before practice begins
Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015 – Mandatory parent meetings at both high schools for fall sports
Monday, Aug. 3, 2015 – First day of fall sports practices