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.
The Blue Springs School District was honored with three individual awards at the Missouri Project Lead the Way State Conference. Blue Springs South's Pattie Balano was named Outstanding Biomedical Teacher for 2015, Blue Springs High School's Kevin Clevenger was named Outstanding Computer Science Teacher and Freshman Center Principal Brandon Martin was named Outstanding School Administrator.
Fred Merrell, Blue Springs High School football coach and athletic director from 1972-1985, was honored at a reception and halftime ceremony of the Wildcats boys basketball game against Blue Springs South Friday night. Merrell was recognized for his induction into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in Springfield, Jan. 25. South won the varsity game 67-51.
Blue Springs High School held an Engineering lunch for female students Friday during Wildcat hour. Female students interested in careers in engineering, computer science or related fields were able to meet with several local professional engineers, including BSSD graduates.
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