Blue Valley's use of innovative technologies district-wide, as well as in the classroom, has landed the district a national digital district ranking for the seventh time in the past nine years. The district ranked eighth in the top 10 large districts of the Digital School Districts national survey. The honor was announced by the Center for Digital Education and the National School Boards Association. The survey showcases exemplary school boards' and school district' use of technology to govern the district, communicate with students, parents and the community and to improve district operations. This recognition exemplifies Blue Valley's commitment to using technology to help further the strategic plan goals of unprecedented academic success and unparalleled personal growth for every student. Learn more about the Digital District award here.
Be sure to check out the Spring 2015 issue of Blue Valley Today, your newsmagazine for Blue Valley Schools! This month's issue is packed full of stories featuring great moments of unprecedented academic success and unparalleled personal growth for Blue Valley students, teachers and alumni. Click here to view the latest issue and read these stories:
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.
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