Education ventures outside the classroom

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

Girls basketball gets back in shape

By Jayla Sample

“It’s a great way to get to know everybody, and see how good they are at certain things, so when season comes around we know everyone’s strengths and weaknesses, which will make us better as a team,” -senior Moriah Tauai on off season basketball workouts

Girls basketball off season workouts started Tuesday, September 12. Workouts are open to everyone and are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:45-4:00. Continue reading Girls basketball gets back in shape

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

SPIRIT Council Unites BSHS Students

By Samantha Johnson

“We want to work on diversity, whether it be racial or gender, as well as mental health awareness, and overworked students,” -junior Dayton Cooper

Blue Springs High School looks to enact positive changes in implementing the Student Identification and Resolution of Issues Together (SPIRIT) council. Designed to take action on social issues within the student body, the group seeks to include members from all corners of the school. Continue reading SPIRIT Council Unites BSHS Students

Students, staff tout benefits of PowerSchool

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

Swim/Dive reaches double-digit wins for first time since ’12-’13

Repost from bswildcats.com

The Wildcat Swim/Dive Team continued their path as the state’s most improved team, sweeping the KC Central Academy of Excellence’s Dual Challenge.  The Cats defeated a field of St. Joseph Central, Platte County, KC East, KC Central Academy of Excellence, and Lincoln Prep.  The Swim/Dive Team improved their record to 10-2, which is the first time in 5 years (since 2012-2013) the team has reached double-digit victories.

Continue reading Swim/Dive reaches double-digit wins for first time since ’12-’13

BSHS/Rockhurst game to be live-streamed by BSHS students

Repost from bswildcats.com

The Blue Springs School District has partnered up with the National Federation of State High Schools Association (NFHS) to stream the Blue Springs Wildcats home football games this season.  Senior Brett Tieman leads the charge as producer as he is joined by other BSHS students in Matt Marble’s “Field Productions” class. Continue reading BSHS/Rockhurst game to be live-streamed by BSHS students

College Fair beneficial for all grades

By: Caitlin Ham

“You’re going to have access to reps from over 100 colleges who will be able to answer all of your questions. We will also have reps from tech schools and community colleges,” Counselor Christy Blaney said.

College bound students have multiple pathways to explore, including two year and four year colleges, tech school and the military. The college fair provides students opportunities to get information on their school of choice or decide on the best option for themselves after their high school career. This year’s college fair will debut on Monday, October 9th at Blue Springs South at 6:30 pm. Continue reading College Fair beneficial for all grades

Senate organizes homecoming, helps hurricane victims

By Abigail Starr

“You can raise two grand in two minutes! It’s crazy,” senior Daria Wilson on Miracle Minute fundraiser.

In the first few weeks of school, student senate has been raising money for Hurricane Harvey victims through events such as the miracle minute and scheduling this year’s traditional events, like homecoming and gratitude week. This planning requires several hours of both in and out of school time.  Continue reading Senate organizes homecoming, helps hurricane victims

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