August 14 marks the first day of the 2014-15 school year in Blue Valley. Blue Valley Schools looks forward to another year filled with learning, fun and many student and staff successes. Welcome back students and staff!
The newest faces to the Blue Valley Schools teaching staff are hard at work preparing for the upcoming school year, joining together for a week of training at Blue Valley's New Teacher Academy. All new educators to the district participate in the four day training session to learn more about their specific roles, curricular/programmatic information, student learning and the district as a whole. Blue Valley strives to make professional development a priority within the district, including special development days for its newest Blue Valley staff.
Members of Blue Valley's Early Childhood PTA gather for a Hilltop Campus sneak peak and playgroup joining other parents, families and educators for interactive play and fun at the new Hilltop Learning Center Parents as Teachers playroom. The Early Childhood and Parents as Teachers programs serve families with children ages prenatal to 5 through education services to support parents and their children in the early years of learning. Blue Valley Schools is dedicated to providing Education Beyond Expectations, a philosophy embodied in all of its early childhood interactions. For more information on Early Childhood programs, visit www.bluevalleyk12.org/HLC.
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 visit www.bluevalleyk12.org/HLC.
The Blue Valley School District's mission is unprecedented academic success and unparalleled personal growth for every student.