Blue Valley Middle eighth graders were given the opportunity to extend learning beyond the classroom thanks to community partners. Business at Nall Valley Shops and Ironhorse Centre opened their doors to Blue Valley Middle eighth graders and helped students develop a better understanding of local businesses by working alongside professionals in the area. Students had the opportunity to work at two businesses as well as hear a presentation by a professional in the area. Students prepared for the day by learning about professionalism and exploring different careers.
On Tuesday, December 3, Blue Valley CAPS teacher education associates spent the afternoon practicing their learned teaching skills to Blue Valley After 55 community members during a web-based Pinterest class. The hands-on teaching project provided the CAPS students the opportunity to utilize the skills and techniques learned in class this semester as well as the opportunity to interact with non-traditional students in an academic setting.
Pinterest is a pinboard-style photo-sharing social website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, and hobbies. Users can browse other pinboards for images, "re-pin" images to their own pinboards, or "like" photos. The CAPS students taught the participants how to create, categorize, navigate and "pin" their favorite items to their own personal boards.
Visit the After 55 webpage often to learn more about web-based classes and activities for community members over the age of 55.
American Education Week, November 18-22, celebrates public education and honors individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education. The Blue Valley School District has more than 3,000 staff members striving to provide an Education Beyond Expectations for Blue Valley students.
At the November Board of Education meeting, the Blue Valley School District honored its 2013 Friends of Education award recipients.
These awards are presented annually to organizations or individuals who have played a critical role in and made significant contributions toward leadership or quality in education.
Through their efforts, recipients have impacted the lives of the students in our schools in many ways. These Friends of Education understand that student success can only happen with a combined effort from all. The 2013 Friends of Education award recipients include:
School District Volunteer category - Joel Lane, M.D., Daniel Gurley, M.D., Burrel Gaddy, M.D., Daniel Schmoll, M.D., Tom Kettler, M.D., Charles Redfield, Lori Hisle and Clint Robinson
Public or Private Institution category - CPS Foundation and Telephone Pioneers of America
The Blue Valley School District's mission is unprecedented academic success and unparalleled personal growth for every student.