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Overland Park Fire Department announces new fire station on Blue Valley Southwest campus and accompanying fire science CAPS program

Overland Park Fire Department announces new fire station on Blue Valley Southwest campus and accompanying fire science CAPS program

Bella Rinne, Opinions Editor

May 24, 2019

The Overland Park Fire Department announced there will be a new fire station built on the Blue Valley Southwest campus designed to serve the southern portion of Overland Park, according to Fire Chief Bryan Dehner at a public safety committee meeting on April 10. He said in an interview with BVNWnews t...

New coach Hendricks ready to head up Purple Pride

New coach Hendricks ready to head up Purple Pride

Jenna Weyfoth, Chief Writer

May 24, 2019

After the BVNW dance team was disbanded earlier this year, the dance team, now called Purple Pride, is being reconstituted with head coach Caitlin Hendricks and assistant Emily Young at the helm. Throughout the semester, BVNW Principal Amy Pressly said with help from the district, they came up with a plan...

Caitlin Hendricks announced as new coach of Purple Pride

Caitlin Hendricks announced as new coach of Purple Pride

Jenna Weyforth, Writer

May 15, 2019

Caitlin Hendricks will be head coach of the BVNW Purple Pride dance team for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year, according to Principal Amy Pressly. Hendricks attended Texas Tech University to receive her Texas Teacher Certification in Dance and Bachelor’s of Art degree. She has experience as the forme...

Andrew Addington named new activities director for the 2019-20 school year

Andrew Addington named new activities director for the 2019-20 school year

Raabia Qureshi, Writer

April 26, 2019

Andrew Addington prepares to join the Northwest community for the 2019-20 school year. Currently working as the assistant principal at Pleasant Ridge Middle School, Addington said his decision to transfer to the high school level to become the activities director was influenced by his desire to get ...

Math teacher and class of 2020 sponsor Sara Doerhoefer announces resignation following end of school year

Math teacher and class of 2020 sponsor Sara Doerhoefer announces resignation following end of school year

Jonny Isaacson, Writer

April 23, 2019

Math teacher and 2020 class sponsor Sara Doerhoefer announced to math classes she will not be returning for the 2019-20 school year. Doerhoefer said she will be moving to Wichita to teach at Maize South High School. Despite initially not wanting to be involved with student government, Doerhoefer said it...

Principal Amy Pressly announces new name for BVNW dance team to be “Purple Pride”

Principal Amy Pressly announces new name for BVNW dance team to be “Purple Pride”

Anna Cowden, Editor-in-chief

April 15, 2019

Following a Federal civil rights lawsuit and Blue Valley superintendent suspending the dance team this semester, principal Amy Pressly said the BVNW dance team is undergoing changes for the 2019-20 school year. In hopes to drive a more “inclusive” dance program, Pressly said she announced tonight to poten...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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