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The Blue Valley School District moves to a new vaping policy

The Blue Valley School District moves to a new vaping policy

Danya Radhi, Writer

March 9, 2019


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A new vaping policy has been implemented within the Blue Valley District causing the consequence for possession or distribution of vapes or vape related products to be equal to that of marijuana or alcohol. This consequence is a five day out of school suspension (OSS) that can be reduced to three da...

Inclement weather days creates challenges for Blue Valley District

Inclement weather days creates challenges for Blue Valley District

Jaelen Matthews, Online Editor

March 7, 2019


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The state of Kansas requires students in grades one through eleven to have 66,960 minutes of instructional time and seniors to have 65,160, according to the Education Commission of the States. Seven inclement weather days this year caused the District to make changes to second semester in order ...

Juniors to take free ACT on Tuesday, April 2

Juniors to take free ACT on Tuesday, April 2

Olivia Dowell, Features Editor

February 19, 2019


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To give juniors a leg up on the college application process as well as to improve state ACT averages, Associate principal of Curriculum and Instruction Tyler Alexander said a group of state legislators wanted to provide a free ACT for all juniors and other eligible students who did not have access to the ...

Students and staff face concern with the Wi-Fi

Students and staff face concern with the Wi-Fi

Jonny Isaacson, Writer

February 17, 2019


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During Macbook distribution, an issue with the district-wide network caused a disruption school-wide with Wi-Fi connection, associate principal Tyler Alexander said. As part of Blue Valley’s One-to-Learner laptop initiative, all high school students received a new Macbook Air, Feb. 4. With no access ...

Blue Valley says action taken with the firing of Fine in answer to lawsuit

Blue Valley says action taken with the firing of Fine in answer to lawsuit

Anna Cowden, Editor-in-chief

January 25, 2019


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Following 2018 graduate Camille Sturdivant's civil lawsuit filed against the Blue Valley Unified School District, principal Amy Pressly, former Dazzler coach Carley Fine and district elementary school teacher and Dazzler mother Katie Porter, the district and Pressly filed their answer to the suit Thurs...

2018 graduate Camille Sturdivant files civil lawsuit against district, others

2018 graduate Camille Sturdivant files civil lawsuit against district, others

Anna Cowden, Editor-in-chief

January 20, 2019


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Stating her civil rights, protected by the the 14th Amendment, and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, were violated during her time as a Dazzler dance team member, 2018 graduate Camille Sturdivant filed a lawsuit against the Blue Valley School District, principal Amy Pressly, former Dazzler ...

2018 graduate Camille Sturdivant files lawsuit against Blue Valley, Amy Pressly, Carley Fine and Katie Porter

2018 graduate Camille Sturdivant files lawsuit against Blue Valley, Amy Pressly, Carley Fine and Katie Porter

January 18, 2019


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2018 graduate and former Dazzler Camille Sturdivant alleges her civil rights were violated in a lawsuit filed by her against Blue Valley Unified School District, BVNW principal Amy Pressly, former Dazzler coach Carley Fine and Cottonwood Point teacher and Dazzler mother Katie Porter. As we co...

Former student John Albers’ family settles wrongful death lawsuit against City of Overland Park and former police officer Clayton Jenison

Former student John Albers’ family settles wrongful death lawsuit against City of Overland Park and former police officer Clayton Jenison

Anna Cowden, Editor-in-chief

January 14, 2019


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Just days shy of the one year anniversary of then BVNW junior John Alber’s death, the multi-jurisdictional civil lawsuit of John’s death has been settled. John’s mother, Sheila Albers, received 2.3 million dollars in the settlement from Overland Park's insurance carrier, according to the settlement ag...

ELA 12 shifted to research-based curriculum for first semester

ELA 12 shifted to research-based curriculum for first semester

Lola Shipman, Writer

December 22, 2018


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The ELA 12 program made changes to their curriculum during first semester, according to ELA 12 teacher Dan Eigenberg. English classes focused on a research-based curriculum during first semester, with the seniors working toward a large, individual research project at the end of the semester. The Englis...

Monica Symes awarded Kansas School Psychologist of the Year

Monica Symes awarded Kansas School Psychologist of the Year

Anna Cowden, Editor-in-chief

October 8, 2018


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School psychologist Monica Symes was awarded Kansas School Psychologist of the Year on Friday at the Kansas Association of School Psychologists (KASP) Fall Conference in Wichita, Kan. She was nominated by principal Amy Pressly. “During my time as an educator, I’ve had the opportunity to work with some g...

BVNW gets new Student Resource Officer

BVNW gets new Student Resource Officer

Ben Hobbs and Aidan Knauth

September 28, 2018


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As the end of an era with Officer Richard Spandle comes to an end at BVNW, the new SRO, Rachel Scattergood comes to take his place. Scattergood takes over after stints at Pleasant Ridge Middle School as well as Blue Valley middle school as an SRO for both. This is her first high school SRO position....

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