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.

Letters for success

Letters for success

Abdul Qaddour, Staff Writer

December 6, 2015

Teachers face the trials and tribulations of writing recommendation letters for seniors applying to college.

A celebratory trip

Photo courtesy of Hogan

Xiqing Wang, Writer

November 12, 2015

Math teacher Teresa Hogan and six other BVNW faculty members went on a trip last weekend to celebrate Hogan’s successful battle against cancer.

An asset to applications

Counselor Jacelyn Miller meets with senior Kayla Conner during school to discuss college applications.

Lauren Fischer, Staff Writer

October 2, 2015

With college application deadlines approach, seniors turn to counselors for assistance in the process of applying to different colleges and financial aid.

Teachers comment on memorable quotes

Teachers comment on memorable quotes

Avery Mojica, Puzzle Editor

September 29, 2015

Read about the reasoning behind memorable sayings from teachers Kyle Farrington, Matt Christensen and Bill Smithyman.

Linking Languages

Student teacher Manuel Novas goes for a walk in Spain, his native country.

Brandon Fagen, Writer

September 30, 2014

Student teacher Manuel Novas teaches his native language and Spanish culture in the BVNW foreign languages department.

New teachers at BVNW

New teachers at BVNW

Cameron Hamm, Flammy Huo, and Hope Lancaster

August 23, 2014

Who are the new staff members, and what are their stories? Enjoy the Q&A below with 11 new teachers and staff members at BVNW. Who: Megan Geenens (BVNW alumnus) What: Algebra I and Math Strategies How do you feel about coming back and teaching as an alumnus? "It's good to see all the staff members that were there when I was in high school. Staff me...

Pursuing her “‘A’ game”

Pursuing her

Sidney Hallak, Writer

May 13, 2014

After 15 years of grading papers, reading books and influencing young minds, junior ELA teacher Kathy Duggan has decided to retire. “I’m retiring just because I think it’s going to be a new adventure,” Duggan said. “I turned 65 and I’m trying to decide what I’m going to do when I grow...

Teachers with tattoos

Art teacher Chris LaValley

Claudia Chen, Writer

April 8, 2014

Chris LaValley: Tattoos are often viewed as a form of art, and this is especially true for art teacher Chris LaValley whose tattoos combine her personal beliefs as well as her own artwork. LaValley has designed and drawn three out of her five tattoos. “I have [a tattoo] on my ankle that is just a d...

Life without meat

Life without meat

Avery Mojica, Writer

October 31, 2013

Imagine picking food in a grocery store, but nothing contained animal products. There would be no meat, eggs or even honey. English Language Arts teacher Kyle Farrington and senior Sabrina White reflect on their experiences with a vegan diet. _________________ A Vegan Teacher English Language Arts ...

Creatures in the classroom

Creatures in the classroom

Zac Johnson, Writer

October 15, 2013

A typical classroom at Northwest might consist of books, boards and backpacks; but science teachers Kim Gibney and Jeremy Mohn both incorporate live animals into everyday learning. Gibney keeps chinchillas in her room, and Mohn keeps snakes. “I have had my chinchillas since 1997,” Gibney said. “The r...

Northwest’s new faces

Northwest's new faces

Ankit Kadakia, Madison Graves, and Zac Johnson

August 23, 2013

Who are the new staff members, and what's their story? Check back each weekday for three new profiles of the rookie Husky leaders. Who: Lauren Simpson (BVNW alumnus) What: Accounting, Web Design and Computer Applications Hobbies & Interests: Computers, camping, sports, friends and family What ...

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