Cordill-Mason Elementary is celebrating a $25,000 grant for STEM education after its project “Magical Me” took second place at the annual Burns & McDonnell Battle of the Brains. The CME team was one of 20 finalists in this year’s event, as were teams from Blue Springs High School and Delta Woods Middle School. The winners were unveiled today in a ceremony at Union Station in Kansas City. The 20 finalists were selected by engineers at Burns & McDonnell and Science City for their creativity and interactivity. A public online voting period, which counted for 30 percent of the final results, drew about 75,000 votes. The CME team celebrated a fantastic finish and the $25,000 prize. “The caliber of ideas coming from students in the Kansas City area is mind-blowing,” said Burns & McDonnell CEO Ray Kowalik. “These are future engineers, architects and startup professionals. These kids are innovators today, and I can’t wait to see how they lead our great city — and perhaps our nation — tomorrow.” Congratulations to all of our Battle of the Brains participants.
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.
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