Blue Valley Schools would like to send a big THANK YOU to its outstanding teaching staff. May 3-9 marks Teacher Appreciation Week and Blue Valley is fortunate to have a dedicated teaching staff committed to helping every student find success. Blue Valley's teachers give so much of themselves, using their talents based on the specific needs of students to personalize learning. Great teachers love to challenge students to try new things, set higher goals for themselves and achieve more than they ever thought possible. Thank you, Blue Valley teachers, for all you do to support Blue Valley students, provide personalized learning and offer an Education Beyond Expectations!
Blue Valley's Center for Advanced Studies (CAPS) celebrated student success and collaboration at its annual Innovation Celebration. This signature CAPS event highlighted the work, projects and skills of 18 student teams during the showcase portion of the evening, demonstrating how business, community and public education can partner to produce personalized learning experiences that educate the workforce of tomorrow. The evening was highlighted by keynote speaker, Dr. Richard Light from Harvard University, who helped validate the CAPS model by addressing the choices and skills college students need to make the most of the college experience and monetary investment. To learn more about the CAPS program, visit www.bvcaps.org.
This year Blue Valley's Parents as Teachers program celebrates a milestone 25 years of service to the district's youngest learners. From home visits and group connections to screenings and more, Blue Valley's Parents as Teachers program gives parents the knowledge and skills they need as their child's first teacher. Through the dedication of caring parent educators, the entire early learning team, generous community partners and a new permanent home at Hilltop Campus, Blue Valley's Parents as Teachers program ensures each child is supported during critical early years, exemplifying the motto, "Together we will help them grow." To learn more about the program, visit www.bluevalleyk12.org/HLC.
Kindergarten students at Blue River Elementary received a special visit from Blue Valley Northwest alumnus and current army solider Luke Serbousek. Earlier this year, Blue River kindergartners celebrated Veterans Day by drawing pictures, writing notes and sending parent donated recreational equipment including basketballs, footballs and soccer balls to Serbousek and his troop stationed in Kuwait. During his visit, students had the opportunity to ask Serbousek questions and see first-hand how their kind actions positively impacted the lives of others. Blue Valley Schools is committed to not only helping students achieve unprecedented academic success, but also helping students experience unparalleled personal growth through the district's Goal 2 initiative.
The Blue Valley School District's mission is unprecedented academic success and unparalleled personal growth for every student.