Blue Valley's superintendent Dr. Tom Trigg was recently named as a Leader to Learn from by national K-12 publication Education Week. This recognition honors 16 educational leaders throughout the nation who capitalize on innovative opportunities and ideas, executing them well in their respective districts. Trigg was recognized for his leadership in career pathways through his work with Blue Valley's Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS), an innovative program that provides students hands-on, real-world learning experiences that help prepare them for a future beyond K-12 education. Click here to watch a video about Dr. Trigg's journey with CAPS and learn more about his experience as a Leader to Learn from.
Former Kansas City Chiefs football player Shawn Barber visited Blue Valley students at the Hilltop Learning Center to celebrate Read Across America Day. Barber read the book Let's Go Chiefs to students, which he autographed and donated to the class. This year marks the 18th annual Read Across America Day, a celebration of reading and Dr. Seuss's birthday sponsored by the National Education Association in partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises. Click here to learn more about Read Across America Day and keep up with all the exciting activities taking place nationwide by following #ReadAcrossAmerica on Twitter.
Students at Leawood Elementary received a special visit from character Ronald McDonald and representatives from Ronald McDonald House Charities in celebration of a successful school-wide charity campaign, "Chores for Charity." Through the campaign, students learned to pay it forward by donating money they earn doing chores. This year the school raised $3220 for Ronald McDonald House Charities, a school record. Campaigns like this are a great example of Blue Valley students achieving the district's Goal 2: unparalleled personal growth. Way to go!
Third grade students in Blue Valley Schools learn the importance of making healthy food choices and being physically active with the larger-than-life Body Venture exhibit. The exhibit, made possible through a Blue Valley Educational Foundation grant, features educational stations highlighting food and nutrition, the human digestive system, stomach, mouth, bones, heart and more. Led by students from Blue Valley's Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) strands, the exhibit teaches students how to "eat smart and play hard" through an exciting tour of the human body featuring engaging, experiential educational activities.
The Blue Valley School District's mission is unprecedented academic success and unparalleled personal growth for every student.