Category Archives: School News

Talent front and center at fundamentals play

By Samantha Johnson

“They will get to show off their skills in a very fun way and get to show the school what they’ve been working hard for… All of their hard work comes to an end and they get to be rewarded by their friends and family. It is so cool.” – special education teacher Emma Bellmann

Blue Springs students with special needs will break out their award winning smiles and top-notch dance moves in the Drama Den tomorrow at 1 p.m. for the annual Theater Fundamentals play. With three months of rehearsal, the charismatic cast is looking forward to performing for their fellow classmates. Continue reading Talent front and center at fundamentals play

Little Shop of Horrors reaps Blue Star nomination

By Caitlin Ham

“I’m really proud of the entire cast and crew and believe Sam will do an outstanding job representing the musical as a whole.” –Theatre director Lisa Lowman

Modeled after Broadway’s Tony Awards, Starlight Theatre’s annual Blue Star Awards recognize musical theatre accomplishments in the KC metro area. Each year the program serves 5,000 local students to honor those who contribute on stage or behind the curtain in their schools’ musical theatre program. Judges who are theatre professionals attend each school’s musical and evaluate. This year Blue Springs musical, Little Shop of Horrors, received nominations for outstanding actor in a lead role (Sam Abuchon as Seymour Kreulborn) and outstanding orchestra, a nomination BSHS has never received. Continue reading Little Shop of Horrors reaps Blue Star nomination

FFA grows strong roots in Blue Springs

By Jayla Sample

“We’re like many other groups on campus in that we have to qualify level by level, each one being more intense than the next. But with every level, you learn or see something new. That’s why investing in the experience is worth it.” –Senior Morgan Laughlin on state competition

The BSHS chapter of the National FFA Organization is an activity that allows students to be involved with multiple interesting events. FFA does not focus purely on students with agriculture in their future; rather, they welcome members whose career plans include being teachers, doctors, scientist, business owners and more. Continue reading FFA grows strong roots in Blue Springs

Senate election season off to a positive start

By Abigail Starr

“I’ve grown into a capable and confident woman through leading my peers. Groups like this one have led me to make dozens of great connections.” -Junior Sophie Mermelstein 

Last week BSHS elected student senate executives for the 2018/19 school year. This group will be responsible for leading the senate in planning events, motivating peers and encouraging school spirit. Executives are typically extremely involved students who see many aspects of the BSHS’s campus; therefore, they create a variety of goals to further unify students and staff. Continue reading Senate election season off to a positive start

Wildcats read up on National Library Week

By Samantha Johnson

“Whenever [students] need help, whatever it may be, I hope that this is one of the first places they come to.” -Media specialist Sadie Birdsell

With new age technology and freshly printed pages, public libraries across the U.S. supply citizens with hundreds of resources for researching, gathering and schooling. The American Library Association [ALA] has sponsored what is known as National Library Week annually since 1958. Continue reading Wildcats read up on National Library Week

Beauties, beasts partied until the last rose petal fell

By Caitlin Ham

“It was such an honor to be crowned prom queen, and it’s definitely something I will remember for the rest of my life.” –Senior Maisy Kurucz

Ball gowns, tuxedos, flowers, slow dancing…all of this was in full swing at this year’s prom, themed Beauty and the Beast. Prom was held on April 14th at Crown Center located in downtown Kansas City. Student favorites included the photo booth where students could take pictures with their date or friends featuring frames and costumes and the chocolate fountains with countless dipping options. Continue reading Beauties, beasts partied until the last rose petal fell

Breakfast of Champions honors high quality students

By Jayla Sample

“They do not have to be the best at the activity, but they have to be someone who represents what it means to be a Wildcat. They are a leader and a team player.” -Senate Sponsor Danielle Knoll on what makes a champion

Each year, BSHS congratulates students who have been nominated and chosen by a coach or sponsor as a leader and team player. These athletes and activities participants are celebrated with a morning meal. Continue reading Breakfast of Champions honors high quality students

Admin ladder aligns as Alderman takes BSHS reins

By Abigail Starr

The best part of my role as principal is to have the opportunity to interact with students and staff every day.  I love watching each of our student activities, admiring the talent, and seeing hard work pay off.” -Dr. Bob Jerome 

BSSD has announced more administrative changes coming in the fall to BSHS. Dr. Bob Jerome will move to Central Office as Assistant Superintendent. Associate Principal Tom Alderman will fill Jerome’s position in August, eager to continue BSHS record of high achieving students and staff. Continue reading Admin ladder aligns as Alderman takes BSHS reins

Reversing the roles on special education trip

By Abigail Starr

“When the kids get to see things come together they feel a huge sense of accomplishment which is really exciting to see,” Process Coordinator Tiffany Heavner 

On March 6, the BSHS Special Education Department attended the Reverse Job Fair. This day-long field trip wasdesigned to provide students in the SPED department with interview skills, research methods, and post-high school opportunities. The class spent three months preparing their presentation boards, writing questions and responses and learning interview etiquette. Continue reading Reversing the roles on special education trip