The newly constructed Hilltop Campus playground areas for outdoor learning activities receive final finishing touches as the school year approaches. Specifically designed for early learners, these playground areas were built to accommodate smaller children with child-sized features, as well as promote critical motor skills such as climbing, balancing and crawling. The Hilltop Campus, including the Hilltop Learning Center and the Hilltop Conference Center, will serve Blue Valley's youngest children and families with the Early Childhood and Parents as Teachers programs, as well as offer much needed professional development space and space for many of the district's Student Services team members. For more information on Hilltop Campus, stop by the Hilltop Open House on Thursday, July 31 from 3:30-6 p.m. or visit www.bluevalleyk12.org/HLC.
This year's CAPS Summer Huddle invited educators interested in replicating the CAPS program and accelerating innovation in their respective school districts to learn more about the program from student presenters, CAPS alumni, business mentors and many more. Blue Valley's Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) is an innovative district-wide program that immerses students in local industry, mentoring relationships and profession-based learning in an effort to cultivate professional skills and education in a real-world work environment. For more information about CAPS, visit www.bvcaps.org.
Blue Valley Schools promotes continued literacy and reading education among students year-round with programs like Cedar Hill Elementary's "Reel in a Good Book." This program allows students to check out books every Wednesday morning during the summer through July and is made possible by donations to the Take Stock in Cedar Hills program.
Students work with clay to create unique sculptures in Design Fundamentals, a course offered year-round throughout the district at the high school level. Blue Valley Schools strives to cultivate creativity and confidence throughout all art curriculum district-wide.
The Blue Valley School District's mission is unprecedented academic success and unparalleled personal growth for every student.