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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....

BREAKING: BVNW senior guard Christian Braun commits to the University of Kansas

BREAKING: BVNW senior guard Christian Braun commits to the University of Kansas

Ethan Knauth and Anna Cowden

September 17, 2018


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  Near the end of sixth hour in the Auxiliary Gym, senior guard Christian Braun announced his commitment to the University of Kansas on a full-ride scholarship, beginning in the 2019-20 season. In communication with Kansas head coach Bill Self since July, Braun said the decision was a no bra...

Mental Health Board to hold Husky Festival

Mental Health Board to hold Husky Festival

Ethan Knauth, Online Copy Editor

September 15, 2018


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In the wake of two student deaths in the 2017-18 school year, the BVNW Mental Health Board planned the Husky Festival in order to promote Mental Health education. The festival is being held on Saturday Sept. 15 at the DAC from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. At the festival, there will be carnival games, face painting, a ...

Fundraiser to paint senior parking spots ends after one year

Fundraiser to paint senior parking spots ends after one year

Olivia Dowell and Jaelen Matthews

September 11, 2018


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Seniors will not be able to decorate personal parking spots this year after last year’s senior class fundraiser due to the district’s requests. Class of 2019 sponsor Erin Pearson said there will be no parking lot fundraiser due to extensive parking lot damage when removing the paint from the p...

JOCO United holds first public meeting

JOCO United holds first public meeting

Anna Cowden and Ethan Knauth

August 29, 2018


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After the death of her son, John Albers, in Jan. 2018, Sheila Albers helped form the citizen advocacy group, JOCO United, in order to enact change within the police department and community. The group held its first meeting tonight in the Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex fieldhouse. Overland...

One-to-one laptop initiative to be implemented late 2018-19 school year

One-to-one laptop initiative to be implemented late 2018-19 school year

Anna Cowden and Ethan Knauth

June 28, 2018


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Blue Valley Board of Education members unanimously (5-0) voted to implement a one-to-one laptop recommendation made by Blue Valley Director of Blended Learning Brad Moser and Blue Valley Chief Information Officer Brian Daley. The recommendation recommends each BV high school student receive an App...

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