All posts by Emma Hibdon

HOSA leaves a lasting incision on members

by Emma Hibdon

“Even though HOSA is targeted towards future health professionals, we try and incorporate types of volunteer work.”- Senior Anne Cole 

The Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA-Future Health Professionals), a national medical organization for high school students, allows students to learn about different medical careers and pursuing relevant interests with the purpose of preparing students for careers in medical fields. Continue reading HOSA leaves a lasting incision on members

In addition to grades, NHS values service over self

by Emma Hibdon

“Getting to do community service just really puts an impact on the community and yourself,” – senior Madison Lavelle on service in NHS

National Honor Society (NHS), a national organization that serves to recognize outstanding students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character, is alive and well at BSHS. It benefits not only its members, but others in the Blue Springs community as well.

Continue reading In addition to grades, NHS values service over self

Most Musical Ensembles Around

“Music can connect people and bring us together. It’s universal,”- junior Christina Nguyen on the her experience and the band’s performance

by Emma Hibdon

This past weekend, the BSHS Wind Symphony traveled down to the Tan-Tar-A resort in the Lake of the Ozarks for the Missouri Music Educators Association (MMEA) state convention. This wasn’t a run of the mill performance; this invite only concert illustrated the high quality work of the musicians. Continue reading Most Musical Ensembles Around

Teachers awarded classroom grants

by Emma Hibdon

“The students are very excited to get the calculators in their hands and learn all of the cool stuff that can be done with them,” – teacher Ryan Luethje on new calculators

A handful of BSHS teachers and faculty recently applied for and received grants through the school district for their classrooms; the grants ranged from $1,390 to $3,810.

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Battle of the biggest, brightest, best

by Emma Hibdon

“I feel like a lot of people see it as a place for little kids, but those high-schoolers really enjoyed themselves which just goes to show that all age groups are in mind when these exhibits are created.” – Angelia Schnakenberg on Science City

This fall, over 7,000 students in 250 schools from 55 school districts in a five-county area competed in the bi-annual Burns & McDonnell Battle of the Brains competition. This is a STEM competition from Science CIty and Burns & McDonnell (a large Kansas City based engineering firm) that challenges students K-12 to create a new exhibit for Science City. Continue reading Battle of the biggest, brightest, best

Gaining advantage (and college credit)

by Emma Hibdon

“It’s definitely an adjustment. But I think that it’s an advantage because it gets you more prepared for college life.”

Many students take dual credit and college level classes offered at BSHS through UMKC and the AP College Board. Some students end their senior year with one or even two semesters worth of college credits and start their first year of college at a sophomore level.

Students choose to take these classes for a variety of reasons. Continue reading Gaining advantage (and college credit)

Fall Play dirt has been dished

by Emma Hibdon

“I find performing to be very satisfying. It just satisfies my craving for cultural enrichment,” -junior Noah Hinton

There’s no need to gossip anymore about the fall play “Rumors.” Director Lisa Lowman spilled the tea on the play: The two-act comedy about something that happens at an anniversary dinner party and the rumor that follows will run for three days next month, October 12-14. Continue reading Fall Play dirt has been dished

Back to school a daunting task for custodians as well

by Samara Bhatti

“All the classrooms are getting LED light changes and it’s quite a long process because there’s more than fifty thousand LED lights that will need to be put in,” custodian Gary Johnson.

While students were lounging by the pool and going on vacation during summer break, custodians were hard at work in the weeks leading up to the first day getting the school cleaned and prepped for the return of students. Efficiency standards brought several changes in the custodial world at BSHS. Continue reading Back to school a daunting task for custodians as well