The Blue Springs School District was recently given the 2018 Kansas City Industrial Council (KCIC) Sustainability Silver Award at its annual ceremonies. The awards recognize businesses that have made significant investments in green initiatives over the last year. The BSSD is the first school district to win the award.
Over the past year, the BSSD completed 35 LED lighting upgrade projects across the district. The projects resulted in 2,702,783 kWh in annual energy savings. Beside the 2.7 GWh in annual energy savings the projects produced and the significantly reduced energy spend, the BSSD also received $367,034 in rebates from the KCP&L Business Energy Savings programs. Installing LED lighting in schools has proven to increase productivity and learning while reducing stress and anxiety when compared to traditional fluorescent or incandescent bulbs.
Volleyball teams from Brittany Hill and Paul Kinder middle schools met for a marquee match at Blue Springs High School October 16. The teams had an opportunity to play on the high school varsity court and in front of a large crowd. Players and coaches from each middle school team along with members of the BSHS Wildcats varsity team shared their thoughts on the match and on the sport in a BSSD Podcast. Click here for the podcast audio.
Blue Springs South softball will meet the Liberty Bluejays at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 in the class 4 state quarterfinals. The game will be held at Liberty Hifgh School. Blue Springs South is trying to advance to the state finals for the third consecutive year. The winner of the game will advance to the Final Four state tournament to be held in Springfield, MO, Oct. 26-27. The winner will play in the state semifinals at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 26.
Thursday, October 25
Friday, October 26
Tuesday, November 6
November 21 - 23
School will resume Monday, November 26.