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ACT changes mean students can retake test sections separately next September

ACT changes mean students can retake test sections separately next September

Jenna Weyforth, Chief Writer

October 16, 2019

ACT announced they will be adding three new options to their traditional standardized test Oct. 8. Taking effect on the September 2020 test day, retakes of each section- English, math, reading and science- can be  taken separately on testing days. Having already taken the ACT, BVNW Junior Phillip Zhuang said al...

BREAKING: The Blue Valley School District takes legal action against JUUL

BREAKING: The Blue Valley School District takes legal action against JUUL

Megan Yates, Writer

October 15, 2019

Joining the Olathe, DeSoto, Goddard, Concordia and Shawnee Mission school districts, Blue Valley has decided to join a lawsuit against JUUL, the largest manufacturer, distributor and seller of electronic cigarettes.  Quoting statistics in an email to Blue Valley staff members, Superintendent Dr. Todd Whit...

Blue Valley District proposes 2020 bond issue

Blue Valley District proposes 2020 bond issue

Ethan Knauth, Editor in Chief

October 15, 2019

Asking for close to $187 million, the Blue Valley School District (BVSD) plans to reinvest in and reinforce current District owned property with a new bond issue set to go to vote in 2020. Needing only a majority vote to pass, BVSD highlights the bond’s no tax rate increase as its main benefit for constit...

Blue Valley District proposes 2020 bond issue

Blue Valley District proposes 2020 bond issue

Ethan Knauth, Editor in Chief

October 10, 2019

Blue Valley School District officials announced the proposal of a bond issue for 2020 at a press conference earlier today. Incoming Superintendent Tonya Merrigan and Deputy Superintendent Mike Slagle presented details of the bond issue. Highlights of the bond include: The Blue Valley School Distric...

Remembering Souk Khamishong

Remembering Souk Khamishong

Megan Yates, Writer

October 9, 2019

Souksana “Souk” Khamishong was one of six children and the only son of parents Bounthieng and Khambay Khamsihong. He was born on April 5, 1965 in Champasak, Laos and immigrated to the U.S. in 1981. Khamishong passed away on Sept 29.  Khamishong is survived by his wife, Phonesavanh, who he married ...

What to expect at the fall choral concert

What to expect at the fall choral concert

Izze Lentfer, A&E Editor

October 7, 2019

Tonight, at 7:00 p.m. in the P.A.C. the Blue Valley Northwest Choral department is having the Fall Choral Concert. Conducted by choir director, Beth Richey-Sullivan, audience members should expect to hear all five choral ensembles as well as a few combined numbers. Richey-Sullivan said they have been working ...

Johnson County cinemas do not add extra security for “Joker”

Johnson County cinemas do not add extra security for “Joker”

Megan Yates, Writer

October 6, 2019

Premiering Oct. 4, “Joker” was met with criticism claiming the movie glorified a killer and could potentially encourage violent behavior, a CNN report said.  In 2012, a shooting at a screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” at the Century Aurora 16 Multiplex Theater in Aurora, Colorado left ...

KSHSAA approves rule change for transfer students

KSHSAA approves rule change for transfer students

Jonny Isaacson, Sports Editor

September 27, 2019

CLARIFICATION:  Our original story was factually correct,  but our wording didn't correspond with the KSHSAA transfer rules wording, we are sorry if this caused any false interpretations of the story. Set to be implemented in the 2020-21 school year, transfer students will have to adjust to new rule...

Ransomware the cause of recent network outage, BV District CIO says

Ransomware the cause of recent network outage, BV District CIO says

Ethan Knauth, Editor in Chief

September 3, 2019

Early in the morning of Aug. 9, Blue Valley Chief Information Officer Brian Daley said he began receiving word from Blue Valley School District personnel saying they were unable to connect to Blue Valley School District network resources. After investigating the matter, Daley said his team discovered ...

8/30/19 Power outage

8/30/19 Power outage

August 30, 2019

SRO Officer Spandle is back at Northwest

SRO Officer Spandle is back at Northwest

Jenna Weyforth, Chief Writer

August 26, 2019

After two years as a BVNW SRO Officer, Spandle said he was moved to Aubry Bend and Harmony middle schools at the beginning of the 2018-19 school year to help out, but is now returning to Northwest. “Over the summer, the vacancy that I had created was still open, so I jumped at the opportunity to come back,...

Hendricks resigns after one month in charge of dance team, former dance coaches Pearson and Smith brought in to fill vacancy

Hendricks resigns after one month in charge of dance team, former dance coaches Pearson and Smith brought in to fill vacancy

Ethan Knauth, Editor in Chief

July 10, 2019

One month into her term as coach of the Purple Pride Dancers, Caitlin Hendricks resigned due to her significant other accepting a promotion in another state, according to principal Amy Pressly. At this stage in their lives, Pressly said, they couldn't pass up on the opportunity.  “She came in and was very upset, cried and...

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