The staff at Voy Spears, Jr. Elementary celebrated the school being named a Gold Star School by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). The program recognizes schools that perform at high academic levels or that perform at high levels while serving a significant proportion of disadvantaged students. The Gold Star Schools program was established by the Department in 1991 and aligns with the national Blue Ribbon Schools program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. The Gold Star Schools program uses the same criteria for nomination as the National Blue Ribbon Schools program. Recipients of the State’s award were nominated for national Blue Ribbon recognition. Blue Ribbon Schools will be announced this fall by the U.S. Department of Education.
On Friday, September 1, Paul Kinder Middle School students were involved in the Olweus Anti-Bullying Assembly. The assembly was entirely student-led and included video vignettes, student stories, and anti-bullying information. The PKMS students and staff were asked to STAND UP in support of their fellow students and to be their best.
Moreland Ridge Middle School Science Club is off to a great start as students in grades 6-8 work on 8-bit window art. Students were given 8-bit images to plot out using graph paper. Post-it notes are being used to create 8-bit art images on windows in the cafeteria and library learning commons.
The Blue Springs School District dedicated a time capsule commemorating the 2017 All American Solar Eclipse Monday afternoon at the McGraw Country School. Student representatives from each school took part in the ribbon cutting of the capsule, which will be opened on August 21, 2117.
Wednesday, September 27
Tuesday, October 3, 7:30 A.M.
Wed, October 4
Fri, Oct 6 - Grandparents/Special Persons Day
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