Blue Valley Schools is committed to the personal growth of each student - the district's Goal 2. Throughout the district, schools and teachers consistently make an effort to find ways to help each individual student grow academically and personally. At Blue Valley Southwest (BVSW), staff members were able to help students develop and learn outside of the classroom at Hoops for Hope, an annual four-on-four charity basketball tournament where students and staff dress up in team costumes and compete in basketball games to raise money to support Children's Mercy Hospital. Through teamwork and collaboration of students and staff alike, BVSW was able to raise approximately $11,000 this year for Children's Mercy Hospital to benefit the Oncology Family Fund.
November is a month to give thanks, and in Blue Valley Schools we are thankful for our wonderful teachers and staff member who make a difference in Blue Valley students' lives by ensuring every child receives a quality education. Blue Valley Schools has more than 3,000 staff members striving to provide an Education Beyond Expectations for every Blue Valley student. Thank you, Blue Valley staff members, for all you do to help students achieve unprecedented academic success and unparalleled personal growth.
Nearly 150 Blue Valley patrons, staff members, administrators, students, business partners and community members gathered at Hilltop Campus for the Strategic Planning Community Forum to begin initial discussion and creation of Blue Valley Schools' third strategic plan, Vision 2020. Attendees discussed what the district has done well over the years, where the district needs to improve, what kinds of skills they want Blue Valley graduates to have and more. Ideas and issues raised in the discussions at this forum will play an integral role in the creation of the district's 2015-2020 strategic plan. To stay up-to-date with the strategic planning process, follow #Vision2020 on Twitter and Facebook.
Kindergarten students at Blue River Elementary take time to give thanks to our soldiers and celebrate Veterans Day by drawing pictures and writing notes for a soldier overseas. Students will send notes and candy, along with parent donated recreational equipment such as basketballs, footballs and soccer balls to a Blue Valley graduate and his troop stationed in Kuwait.
The Blue Valley School District's mission is unprecedented academic success and unparalleled personal growth for every student.