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.
From elementary to high school, our library media specialists and paraprofessionals work to make sure the Blue Valley libraries are warm and welcoming places where learning is fun. From encouraging students to delve into a good book, to providing resources and instruction for research, Blue Valley's library staff members play an integral role in enhancing the educational experience. Be sure to thank your building's library staff members this month, and while you're at it, don't forget to check out a good book, too!
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.
The Blue Valley School District's mission is unprecedented academic success and unparalleled personal growth for every student.