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.
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.
The Blue Valley School District's mission is unprecedented academic success and unparalleled personal growth for every student.