Blue Springs School District students competed in the Missouri Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) State Conference in Rolla, Mo. Students from across the state competed in events such as Forensic Medicine, Speaking Events, Nursing Assisting and knowledge tests. The BSSD had several highlights with Blue Springs South taking the team Biomed title, Blue Springs High School had its first HOSA individual state champion and The Blue Springs Freshman Center HOSA won the National Service Project Award for their fundraising that went towards the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
The radio broadcasts of the Blue Springs South boys basketball state semifinal and state championship games are archived and available for play at www.soniclockerroom.com. Just click on the Blue Springs South Jaguar icon and they are available along with archived Sonic Locker Room programs for Blue Springs South.
The Blue Springs South Jaguars captured the first Missouri State Boys Basketball championship in school history, knocking off Park Hill South 71-57 in the Class 5 title game at Mizzou Arena. South finished the year at 29-2 while never trailing in the weekend’s Final Four, beating St. Louis University High in the semifinal round. Senior guard Brandon Kilgore led South with 23 points in the title game. Kevin Puryear and KJ Robinson both scored 15.
The District held ribbon cutting ceremonies for two multipurpose rooms made possible by FEMA grants. The rooms at James Lewis and James Walker Elementary schools were dedicated by students and staff along with special guests Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, Representative Jeanie Lauer and Blue Springs Mayor Carson Ross. The FEMA rooms also serve as storm shelters for the schools and community.
Spring is just around the corner and that also means the threat of stormy weather conditions. The BSSD will take every precaution possible to protect your child in the event of turbulent weather conditions. In cooperation with local emergency responders, our Department of Public Safety has conducted an audit of our buildings and the best locations have been identified to shelter our students and staff. We drill regularly as required by state law and school board policy and each and every drill is conducted with attention to detail. March 3rd marks the annual statewide Tornado drill and our school will be conducting our own drill as well. In the event of an actual event, our communications system allows for information to be shared internally as needed in a timely manner if other systems have failed and we will do our best to keep you updated when we divert from our normal day. The safety of our students and staff are of the highest priority and this is our focus if the weather sirens are sounded. If we have been directed to take shelter, our office staff will be sent to a safe location as well. This means our secured doors will not be monitored and our phones will not be answered until the “all clear” occurs. We cannot place our staff in peril to keep those items functioning.
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