A total 25 students from John Nowlin Elementary participated in the Kansas City Science and Engineering Fair, where eight students won awards. Winners were: Megan Staggs, Madison Avalos, John Bellinghausen, Ashton Watson, Bryce Thompson, Koral Richardson, Abree Ingrassia, and Holly Woods. Projects included studying sound waves with oobleck, mini hovercraft experiments, investigating the changes in blood glucose after eating, researching the parietal eye of bearded dragons, and inventing a way for disabled people to hang their clothes on a high bar.
The Blue Springs School District honored its volunteers Thursday at the annual Volunteer Brunch celebration. An essential and celebrated part of our district, 668 volunteers provided 32,823 hours of service for our students and staff this year. Karen Manning of William Yates Elementary was awarded the 2015-16 Goulden-Bain Award recognizing the volunteer with the most hours served. Each school's PTA President was also honored. Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers for everything you do for us every day.
The Blue Springs School District is proud to present Morgan Payton of the Blue Springs Freshman Center as the 2016-2017 BSSD District Teacher of the Year. Morgan’s honor was announced at the annual Teacher of the Year Breakfast at the Gale T. Bartow Administrative Center Friday morning. She is the first District Teacher of the Year winner in the Freshman Center’s history. Congratulations to Morgan and to all our Teachers of the Year finalists.
The District will hold a Sport and Transition Night for incoming freshman from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., May 5 at the Blue Springs Freshman Center. The event is an informational meeting for parents and students. It covers high school sports, activities, and includes academic information that all incoming freshman will need to know. The meeting will be in the big gym and parking will be in the west parking lot.