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BHS Commencement - Livestream

5/8. -Senior Last Day

5/9 - Updated financial obligations mailed to families 

5/10 - Senior Half Day,  Senior Graduation Rehearsal

5/10 -  Noon deadline for financial obligations


BHS Seniors and Parents,

The Belton School District is giving the opportunity for seniors to purchase a retired student 11-inch MacBook Air and charger, model A1465. These devices were last used by students in the 21-22 school year. The price of the device will be $100. They will be as-is with no warranty and only one device purchased per student. You will have the opportunity to log in to the device to check it before accepting and paying for the device.  Please fill out the MacBook purchase interest form before May 5th. This form is just to indicate you are interested, and there is no obligation to purchase. We will contact those who sign up with more details shortly after the deadline. There is a limited number of laptops that will be available, and the timeline for pickup will depend on interest.


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This year, 14 seniors applied for the MO SoBL. Completing the entire process and meeting all requirements, 12 students earned the standard MO Seal.  And for the first time, two students earned the Distinguished Seal of Biliteracy!! The awards include biliteracy in Spanish, French, and Tagalog. 

Missouri Seal of Biliteracy

  • Joseph Huerta Placencia (Spanish)

  • Esmeralda Madrid Fernandez (Spanish)

  • Engels Sierra (Spanish)

  • Noe Oropeza (Spanish)

  • Sydney Rowan (Spanish)

  • Isabel Arreola Aviles (Spanish)

  • Luis Anthony Meza (Spanish)

  • Arely Magaña Garcia (Spanish)

  • David Sanchez Olan (Spanish)

  • Caleb Richardson (French)

  • Abril Gutierrez (Spanish)

  • Daniel Flores Villa (Spanish)

Distinguished Missouri Seal of Biliteracy

  • Charis Jo Moreno (Tagalog)

Aylin Perez Carrera (Spanish)Senior Ben Sharp (age 17) has just set Belton's new school record in the Decathlon.  Ben is currently ranked #2 NATIONALLY among ALL ages, classes and years!
Belton, be proud! . #Proud2BPirates

The Biomedical Innovations and Engineering Design and Development students attended the KC STEM Alliance Capstone Showcase on Tuesday, April 25th.The Biomed students presented on several biomedical topics, including internships with HCA hospital in emergency medicine and sonography (vascular, breast, and abdominal ultrasound).  Students also focused on community health topics including mental health during pregnancy and heathy living for diabetics in the Hispanic community.  The Engineering students presented their projects, which included the prosthetic adjustor, a disc golf disc retriever, an accelerometer controlled auxiliary motorcycle light system, and a modular office desk system.  Robert Ricketts and William Duffelmeyer won an "Innovator Award" for their work on the prosthetic limb.  

MR. ELGIN'S AMAZING GIFT. Belton Science & Industry Academy Seniors William Dufflemeyer and Robert Ricketts knew they had to do something for  Zac Elgin, a Special Education Teacher at Belton High School. Mr. Elgin is an avid mountain biker with a prosthetic leg. But, in order to mountain bike, Mr. Elgin had to manually control the "Adventure" shock  component for his prosthetic. An engineering miracle was needed. William and Robert went to work! They developed, designed, and built a working prototype for a bluetooth connected device that allows Mr. Elgin to make necessary adjustments by simply pressing a button on his handlebars. Their device solved the dangerous and difficult problem of having to adjust manually to challenging terrain on the fly.William and Robert designed and 3D printed components and then built the electronics that make the device function.Their work won them a coveted Innovator Award at today's KC STEM Alliance Project Lead the Way Senior Showcase for Capstone Projects in the Engineering Pathway. Both students received $100 from Commerce Bank and some serious gratitude from Zac Elgin. . #Proud2BPirates