Aspen Grove Elementary

  • Blue Valley Schools is excited to be working on the development of the district's newest elementary school, Aspen Grove Elementary, located at 182nd and Long Street in the southern portion of the district. This web page is your resource for everything from construction updates, to boundary information, to important timelines and more.

ASPEN GROVE UPDATES FOR FAMILIES

  • Name Update!

    On Monday, Dec. 12, the Blue Valley Board of Education officially named Elementary #24. The name chosen is Aspen Grove Elementary. The name perfectly fits the beautiful campus. Prairie Gold Aspens, a native species to Kansas, have been planted throughout the grounds. The campus was also designed to bring nature inside and take learning outside. Families received an email from principal Anderson about the mascot selection process. If your child will be attending Aspen Grove Elementary in 2023 and you did not receive this email, please email [email protected]

     



ES24 Boundaries

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PRINCIPAL

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Gretchen Anderson

Dr. Gretchen Anderson will open Elementary 24 as principal. Anderson is a successful administrator with twelve years of experience in the district as principal at Oak Hill Elementary and Wolf Springs Elementary.

 

In 2017, Dr. Anderson led the charge in opening Wolf Springs Elementary and has that well needed experience of opening a new school. An enthusiastic leader who is excited to build a strong new school community, Anderson has a vision for creating an integrated learning center focused on connectedness, community and educational excellence. 

Anderson received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her masters from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. In 2010, she earned a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, with an emphasis on Curriculum and Teaching from the University of Kansas.

FAQ's

  • Where will Elementary 24 be located?

  • When will Elementary 24 open?

  • What will the school name, colors and mascot be?

  • Who will be the principal and who will teach at the new school?

  • Will my child attend Elementary 24?

  • If my home is located within the new school boundary, do I have the option to stay at Wolf Springs Elementary?

  • If my child is currently in the Chinese Immersion program at Wolf Springs and I live within the Elementary 24 boundaries, can my child stay in the Chinese Immersion program at Wolf Springs?

  • Will Chinese Immersion be offered at Elementary 24?

  • If I currently have a student in the Chinese Immersion Program, will their younger siblings be allowed to attend the Chinese Immersion Program at Wolf Springs?

  • What if my child lives in the Elementary 24 boundary but is an approved transfer to another elementary in the district, will my child be required to attend the new school?

  • What feeder system will Elementary 24 join?

  • Will the Early Childhood program continue to exist at Wolf Springs Elementary?

  • Will Elementary 24 be open to transfers?

  • ​BY THE NUMBERS

     

    • Location: 12402 West 182nd Terrace, Overland Park, KS 66013

    • Construction start date: August 2020

    • Building opening date: August of 2023

    • Building size: 67,000 square feet

    • Site size: 18.66 acres

    • Classroom count: (24) K-5 Classrooms, (3) Dedicated SPED Classrooms, (1) Art room, (1) Music room, (1) Flex Room, (1) Gymnasium design as ICC-500 Storm Shelter
  • BUILDING HIGHLIGHTS

     

    • All new, single-story prototype for Blue Valley
    • Separate drive loops for buses and family drop-off/pick-up
    • Family loop circles perimeter of site so no pedestrian traffic crosses vehicular traffic and all cars can queue on the elementary site
    • One synthetic turf playground and outdoor learning stair
    • Design centers around the open concept heart space to foster group collaboration
    • Flexible learning opportunities embedded in all classroom pods
    • Additional power incorporated into classrooms to meet the demanding needs of modern technology
    • Building design provides ample natural daylight to educational spaces, promoting positive learning environments
    • Energy efficient building mechanical systems, electrical systems and design
    • Classroom wings are connected through outdoor learning patios to promote outdoor learning