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Plan for fourth quarter: eight-week virtual instruction program beginning Monday

Plan for fourth quarter: eight-week virtual instruction program beginning Monday

Olivia Dowell, Print Editor

March 26, 2020

The Blue Valley District released their plan for continuous learning for the rest of the school year this afternoon. Schooling will be done virtually and the school year is scheduled to conclude May 22, according to the District's Continuous Learning Plan. Prior to the release of this information ...

Travels cut short due to Covid-19

Travels cut short due to Covid-19

Tessa Regan and Raabia Qureshi

March 23, 2020

When Junior Allison Korte left early for Spain before Spring Break began, Europe had witnessed only a few cases, she said, leading them to believe their vacation would carry out as planned. However, after hearing about President Trump’s Europe travel ban a week into their stay, Korte and her famil...

College board to offer at home free-response AP exams

College board to offer at home free-response AP exams

Emma Johnson, Managing Editor

March 20, 2020

College Board has adapted how testing will be administered for the 2019-2020 school year due to the unforeseen circumstances the coronavirus presents. Traditional face-to-face exams will be replaced with at home online free-response exams, according to College Board.  Exams will only cover topics and skills taug...

COVID-19 Hotline and Resources

COVID-19 Hotline and Resources

March 20, 2020

If you have specific questions about COVID-19, call the Johnson County COVID-19 hotline below. (913) 715-2819 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday - Friday Johnson County COVID-19 updates: https://www.jocogov.org/coronavirus-covid-19-update   For more information about COVID-19 and the Blue Valley School District, click the lin...

Superintendent White updates BV families on status of continued student learning

Superintendent White updates BV families on status of continued student learning

Ethan Knauth, Editor in Chief

March 18, 2020

After the decision was made by Governor Laura Kelly to cancel in-person schooling, Superintendent Todd White sent out an email earlier today detailing the five step process the Blue Valley School District started weeks prior in the event school might be suspended. The topics discussed include the po...

Regional CORE 4 partners order temporary closings for some businesses; ban public gatherings of more than 10 people

Regional CORE 4 partners order temporary closings for some businesses; ban public gatherings of more than 10 people

March 16, 2020

Today the CORE 4 partners of Jackson County, Missouri; Johnson County, Kansas; Kansas City, Missouri, and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas met and agreed to implement measures to close restaurants, bars, taverns, clubs and movie theaters in their jurisdictions as of 12:01...

Johnson County schools closed through April 5; Joint news conference is planned for tomorrow

Johnson County schools closed through April 5; Joint news conference is planned for tomorrow

March 16, 2020

Tonight, Johnson County Government is announcing that Johnson County public health officer Dr. Joseph LeMaster has signed an order to close all schools in Johnson County through April 5 to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community. A news conference will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March...

Johnson County superintendents release joint statement following KSDE recommendation

Johnson County superintendents release joint statement following KSDE recommendation

March 15, 2020

The Kansas State Department of Education issued the following statement on Sunday, March 15: As of Sun., March 15, Kansas Education Commissioner Dr. Randy Watson strongly recommends that those schools currently coming off of spring break, suspend operations for the week March 16-20. All schools scheduled...

Colleges take precautions due to COVID-19

Colleges take precautions due to COVID-19

Jenna Weyforth, Chief Writer

March 15, 2020

Many universities throughout the US have cancelled classes in favor of online courses for at least a week in addition to spring break due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Additionally, many universities are shutting down study abroad programs and encouraging students to go back to their permanent homes and le...

2020 KSHSAA state basketball tournament canceled following quarterfinal round

2020 KSHSAA state basketball tournament canceled following quarterfinal round

Jonny Isaacson, Sports Editor

March 13, 2020

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, KSHSAA has decided to cancel their 2020 state basketball tournaments. Here is what KSHSAA said in a tweet released. "Given the escalating concerns regarding COVID-19, the best decision for the safety of student-athletes and spectators was to cancel the remainder of the...

Students cancel spring break plans due to COVID-19

Students cancel spring break plans due to COVID-19

Megan Yates, Writer

March 12, 2020

In addition to the choir program canceling their trip to perform in Ireland during spring break, other members of the BVNW population weigh in on how the coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted their vacation plans.  Despite not being a part of the choir, junior Jane Winkler was also planning on going to...

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