Students at Stilwell Elementary use iPads as a learning resource during a library scavenger hunt assignment. The Stilwell library is one of 13 libraries in the district this year known as a Digital Learning Center. As a part of the Innovation Spaces project to bring technology to classrooms across the district, Digital Learning Centers provide student centered library media facilities, resources and relevant educational experiences to meet the learning challenges and opportunities created by advances in information and communication technologies.
The Blue Valley Educational Foundation recently celebrated student and staff successes at its 24th annual Community Breakfast, raising a record-breaking $228,000 to support educational excellence in Blue Valley schools through school grants. More than 1,000 business leaders, community members, Blue Valley parents and students attended the event, which was hosted by John Holt of Fox 4 News and featured Blue Valley Superintendent Tom Trigg's State of the District address. Also honored were staff and student Sunflower Ambassadors and their nominators.
A Blue Valley West student checks out the healthy and colorful lunch options at the cafeteria Harvest Bar, which includes three fresh fruit choices, four fresh vegetable choices and hand cut Romaine salad daily. Blue Valley Schools strives to promote healthy eating among students by providing a wide variety of tasty, nutritious food options each day. Students who are well nourished are better prepared to learn. Yum!
Students in Aubry Bend Middle School's P.E. class get active and learn about healthy living with the recently adopted Polar technology. The new technology monitors each students' heart rate during physical activity in class and provides immediate feedback on performance levels via an iPad app. Blue Valley Schools prides itself on promoting healthy lifestyles among students and continues to look for new ways to equip students with the tools and skills they need to live healthy and happy lives.
The Blue Valley School District's mission is unprecedented academic success and unparalleled personal growth for every student.