Three Blue Springs School District teams are among the 20 finalists in the Burns & McDonnell Battle of the Brains. Teams from Cordill-Mason Elementary, Delta Woods Middle School and Blue Springs High School were announced as finalists Thursday morning in surprise ceremonies at each school. The Battle of the Brains is a K-12 STEM competition in which Kansas City metro area schools can earn a piece of $155,000+ in grants for STEM education by dreaming up an exhibit concept for Science City. Winners have their designs become permanent exhibits at Science City. Public voting accounts for 30 percent of the total votes for each team and is open until November 24. Please vote and support our BSSD students and schools. To vote visit: https://battleofthebrainskc.com/vote
The Blue Springs School District once again earned the highest score in the Kansas City area and the highest in the state among districts with 7,000 or more students in the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Annual Performance Report. The BSSD scored 99.6, matching last year’s total. Once again, we are proud of our entire staff for making these numbers possible and providing the best possible learning environment and opportunities for our students.
The Blue Springs High School Golden Regiment completed another successful season with a 9th place showing at Grand Nationals in Indianapolis, Indiana. More than 110 of the best high school bands in the nation competed and the Golden Regiment was the highest placing team from the state of Missouri. Blue Springs High School is the only school from Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska or Iowa in the 40 year existence of Bands of America to ever to make it out of the first round into semi-finals and is the only public school from Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa or Illinois to ever be a national finalist.
Voy Spears Jr. Elementary was honored this week in Washington, D.C., at the National Blue Ribbon School Awards. VSE was one of 342 Blue Ribbon Schools nationwide. Accepting the award were Principal Renee Murry, Liggett Trail Principal and former VSE Administrative Intern Stephanie Owings, VSE teacher Jennifer Stotler and BSSD Superintendent Jim Finley.
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