The official student media of Blue Valley Northwest High School

BVNWnews

The official student media of Blue Valley Northwest High School

BVNWnews

The official student media of Blue Valley Northwest High School

BVNWnews

FACS teacher Elizabeth Warren takes a selfie with Keith Urban after being invited onstage at his Fort Worth concert, Oct. 1.

Northwest teacher meets Keith Urban at concert

Lindsay Maresh , Writer October 24, 2022

Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Elizabeth Warren was selected to go onstage and meet Keith Urban during his concert at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, TX on Oct. 1. This was far from Warren’s first...

Photo of the original MUSE Magazine staff at Northwest. (Courtesy of Horizon, Vol. 4)

Introducing new sponsorship

Ashley Adams, Writer January 5, 2022

The MUSE magazine has been an important aspect of Blue Valley Northwest’s literature since the first four years of the school’s opening. MUSE is a literary and arts magazine featuring projects submitted...

Seniors Maya Welde and Maggie Bunch rehearse lines for Freaky Friday.

Two shows, one school

Lucy Halverson, Writer December 14, 2021

For the first time within the last ten years, Northwest is putting on two musicals, occurring around the same time of year. In past years, the theater department has only produced one musical per year....

Library copies of The Great Gatsby and Things Fall Apart, both of which are apart of the English Curriculum.

Library debt

Reagan King, Writer December 3, 2021

The school library is no stranger to the wear and tear of everyday student use. According to Librarian Mary McCabe, books go missing or get damaged every year. McCabe said students will bring books back...

Graphic of U.S. Air Force officer, designed by Sabrina San Agustin.

Northwest veteran is a history-maker

Reagan King, Writer November 16, 2021

Master Sergeant and BVNW para since 2016 Laura Scott made history after she was the first woman to volunteer and succeed in performing security during a terrorist exercise at the end of a two-week field...

Sophomore Harper Latta poses with her parents and siblings Waverly and Everett Latta, Oct. 11. “I’ve known them my whole life, so yeah they’re my parents there’s nothing different about it,” Latta said.

Bonded by more than blood

Reagan King and Alyssa Gagnon November 6, 2021

Senior Jennifer Clarkson was three years old when she was adopted from China.  As a single mother in her forties, Clarkson’s mom, Jan Clarkson, started looking into adoption after a divorce. She...

Beginning second semester, members of Spanish Honors Society began writing to high school orphans in the Domincan Republic.

Spanish Honors Society begins pen pal program to the Dominican Republic

Maddie Oliver, Chief Writer May 4, 2021

Wanting new ways to practice spanish skills and learn about a new culture, Spanish teacher Heather Martens said that the idea of writing pen pal letters to orphans in the Dominican Republic came through...

Kerry Kinkelaar, Honors Pre-calculus, AP calculus and AVID teacher, helps a student during her seventh hour, March 29.

Behind the scenes of teaching

Katelyn Gau, Writer March 31, 2021

Teachers choose to teach for many reasons, whether that is because they feel passionate about their subject, because they want to help students improve themselves, to make an impact on the world through...

Learning from a distance

Learning from a distance

Reagan Kauth, Writer February 2, 2021

Keeping students on task in the classroom is hard enough but keeping kids engaged during distance learning is something many teachers have said they struggle with this year. ELA and AVID teacher Bill Smithyman...

Senior Mallary Schwarz represents students overwhelmed with school work without
the daily accountability and structure of in-person learning.

The mental mixup

Emily Moser, Writer November 19, 2020

Matt Shulman, social studies teacher at BVNW, spends his Sunday mornings preparing meals for his small catering company.

Teacher odd jobs

Rachel Hostetler, Writer October 13, 2020

BVNW teachers have been working in an array of settings over the summer. Some found summer jobs to make some supplement money, while others wanted to take their hobbies and interests to a new level.

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.

Last coach standing

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...

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