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Last coach standing

Head coach Tim Serbousek talks with senior wrestler Edward Thomas during a dual on Jan. 15 at BVNW. As the head coach for 27
years, Serbousek holds a 426-182-1 record as head coach. Former athletic director Steve Harms said that Serbousek knows what it
takes to be a successful head coach and has the correct priorities for his team.

Ben Hobbs, Design Editor

March 5, 2020

 Head wrestling coach Tim Serbousek remains as the only coach left from 1993, when the school opened. Starting his coaching career in Iowa with a youth league, Serbousek moved on to utilize his coaching talents at Northwest Missouri State University before moving to Blue Valley High School in 1985. Aft...

Northwest Drama teacher retires after over forty-three years of teaching

Drama teacher Steve Landes during practice for the winter musical,

Tessa Regan, Writer

February 10, 2020

After teaching at Northwest for nineteen years, theater teacher Steve Landes plans on retiring at the end of this school year. His final musical director position at Northwest was for the winter musical, “The mystery of Edwin Drood.”  “It is my time,” Landes said. “I am old enough to retire a...

Baby Bumps

Potter teaches her third hour honors Pre-Calculus class on Dec. 3.

Kathryn Case, Writer

January 13, 2020

Teaching while pregnant, business teacher Meghan Trader said requires asking a lot of her body. This drastic change is not made any easier as the teachers in the Blue Valley, Olathe and Shawnee Mission School District are only given an unpaid 12 weeks for maternity leave.  Currently there are four ...

Lifting spirits through social media

Coach Clint Rider posts about his students in his weights classes.

Jenna Weyforth, Writer

April 9, 2019

A room full of heavy weights can seem intimidating to even the strongest person, but Clint Rider attempts to relieve the pressure of weights by supporting students through social media. Rider uses multiple social media accounts such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook frequently to highlight student...

Former math teacher Megan Geenens fills new interventionist position

School interventionist Megan Geenens sits at her desk in her new office.

Dan Edmonds, Writer

October 3, 2017

After working at BVNW as a math and AVID teacher for several years, Megan Geenens accepted a position as the school interventionist for the 2017-2018 school year. Geenens said the district worked on a solution to help students who are struggling academically in areas a traditional counselor may n...

Stohlmann’s success

Stohlmann demonstrates the construction of a miniature solar powered car to a group of engineering students.

Anna Cowden and Olivia Dowell

August 27, 2017

Instead of taking a break from teaching during her summer, math and Principles of Engineering teacher Karen Stohlmann educates future engineering teachers through Project Lead the Way, or PLTW. Stohlmann said PLTW is a non profit, educational organization which focuses on setting the curriculum for...

Before they were subs

Before they were subs

Walker Johnson, Writer

April 27, 2017

Back to (base)ics From fighting forest fires in the West to teaching at an Air Force base in Puerto Rico, substitute teacher John Condra has worked multiple jobs in between and during subbing stents. Condra said he went to college to become a medical technologist, but after meeting teachers who h...

Funny business

Funny business

March 23, 2017

A new stretch

A new stretch

Anna Cowden, Writer

November 17, 2016

During A period of Husky Halftime on Oct. 31 and B period of Husky Halftime on Nov. 3, teacher Sally Noltemeyer taught yoga sessions in the gym. Noltemeyer is a gifted education teacher at BVNW. She became a certified yoga instructor from Core Power Yoga in 2010. She said due to lack of time in her s...

Transformation Tuesday

Abdul Qaddour, Staff Writer

April 5, 2016

Students and teachers react to old yearbook photos compared to their current ones, and they reflect on the changes they have encountered.

Benefiting from credit

Mike Arbucci stands with his wife in front of Angkor Wat just outside of Siem Reap during his summer trip to Cambodia, 2014 (photo courtesy of Arbucci).

Xiqing Wang, Staff Writer

April 4, 2016

Orchestra teacher Mike Arbucci owns more than 20 credit cards, allowing him and his wife to earn travel points and miles. Because of this, they have gone on many trips for little to no cost. Arbucci explains how the process and experience of maintaining his credit cards.

Temporary teachers

Substitute teacher for Spanish teacher Kari Hillen, Garciela Scannapieco, instructs her fifth hour Spanish 3.5 class in place of Hillen.

Xiqing Wang, Staff Writer

March 7, 2016

Several BVNW teachers are on or planning on going on maternity leave this school year. With a transition to classes conducted by long term substitutes, students discuss differences in the learning environment due to the absence of their original teachers.

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