Nationally recognized astronomy educator Dennis Schatz will present a Solar Science night at 6 p.m., May 11 at Cordill-Mason Elementary. The event is free to the public and dinner is provided. The first total solar eclipse in almost 40 years will cross the US on August 21. In Blue Springs, the community will experience a total solar eclipse of the sun. Dennis Schatz will present an interactive presentation to know when the eclipse will occur, how to view it safely, and why it has been so long since we’ve seen a total solar eclipse. His children’s book about the eclipses, When the Sun Goes Dark, will be available for purchase and signing.
The Blue Springs School District honored longtime educator Patty Mohn Friday morning by naming the multipurpose room at Liggett Trail Education Center after her. The new Patty Mohn Multipurpose Room was unveiled Friday morning in a ceremony at the school. Mohn retired in 2010 after a career that included being a first grade teacher, Liggett Trail Principal and director of Parents as Teachers. Congratulations and thanks to Patty Mohn for all she has done for our students and community.
The Blue Springs School District and Miller Theatres (Blue Springs 8 movie complex) have teamed up for the 2017 “Kids’ Show Summer Series” fundraiser partnership to benefit district elementary schools and the Blue Springs Education Foundation. Starting April 28, parents can purchase punch-card movie passes (total of 10 punches) to be used between June 5 and August 10, 2017. Movies are current, family-friendly and a way to spend quality time together. Movie passes are available for purchase through classroom teachers and will be sent home with students through the school’s normal process. Payment for movie passes must be made by CHECK or MONEY ORDER to Miller Theatres. Please contact your school office for further details.
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.
All kids and teens up to age 18, join us for lunch over the Summer at no charge.
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Sunday, May 28