By Caitlin Ham
“My motivation for graduating early was just getting out of school early and the fact that I get paid full time and I’ll get to start college early. Next semester I plan to work full time, prepare for college and come back for prom and walk the stage and graduation,” Senior Michel Haase on graduating at semester
As first semester comes to a close, several BSHS seniors have elected to finish their time a little early. Graduating at semester may require students to take extra classes or advanced courses, and/or enroll in multiple courses in the same subject to finish high school with all the necessary credits. Continue reading An early finish
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
Seniors! Make sure you are accessing the Counseling Department’s page on the school website. They have a TON of information about post high school plans, including information about: Continue reading Post high school info
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)
Take a look at Aiden Bridges fall themed photo project; he used literary quotes to inspire his photographic images.
Fall-Themed Quotes w- Pictures Presentation
by Emma Hibdon
“The goal is that we smash South, demolish the rest at the conference and win, and be the super nerds that we are,”- Ms. Littlepage on season goals
In an attempt to focus on student inclusion in extracurricular activities, BSHS staff and students have formed multiple clubs and organizations. Some, such as Scholar Bowl, are even gaining MSHSAA recognition. Continue reading Scholarly smack down
By Mya Pearson
“Really it’s the relationships with the students because it’s different than a normal class. It’s a lot of fun to have those relationships with students that are different than a normal class,” sponsor Matt Marble on the rewards of teaching Wildcat TV.
Wildcat TV is back on the scene reporting this year’s news on campus with a fresh new spin on things. Continue reading Breaking news: Wildcat TV update
By Samara Bhatti
“It was a really fun experience. I’ve really improved in archery since last year, and this year I hit a bullseye,” junior Chase Nettles on his experience at Burr Oak Woods
Physical education teacher Doug McLagan’s outdoor education class recently had an opportunity to go on a field trip to Burr Oak Woods to gain more knowledge about outdoor activities. Burr Oak Woods incorporates hands-on learning opportunities in the outdoors. Continue reading Education ventures outside the classroom
By Mya Pearson
“You don’t always have to leave a class or be late to your next class because you have to talk to that teacher, you can easily just check it from anywhere including at home,” junior Taysha Taylor said.
PowerSchool, the software used by BSSD to manage student information, is a way for parents and students to keep up with grades as the year goes by. It has many features, including showing lunch balances and grades as well as giving teachers access to student demographics. Continue reading Students, staff tout benefits of PowerSchool
by Brett Tieman
“It feels like I’m making a change,” senior David Lockett.
The specialized instruction program students have been collecting hygienic goods from students throughout the school to send to those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. Continue reading Specialized instruction program students contribute to hurricane relief efforts