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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


Filed under NEWS, SPORTS, Top Stories, Winter Sports

  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...

Art students and teachers travel to France and Spain

Art students and teachers travel to France and Spain

Ethan Knauth and Lola Shipman

June 21, 2018


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With the goal of viewing many of the famous artworks Europe has to offer, teachers Chris LaValley and Melanie Mikel took a group of 15 students from the art department to Spain and France, from June 5 to June 15. The group stopped in Paris, Provence and Barcelona to tour museums and sightsee. Simila...

Head varsity baseball coach Corby Lange resigns

Head varsity baseball coach Corby Lange resigns

Olivia Dowell, Writer

May 17, 2018


Filed under NEWS, SPORTS, Springs Sports, Top Stories

Wanting to spend more time with his family, head varsity baseball coach Corby Lange announced his resignation after coaching for 15 years at BVNW during a meeting with his team on Wednesday. “I’m going to be more involved with coaching my older son’s team and trying to spend more time around them,”...

Head varsity soccer coach Rick Pribyl announces retirement

Head varsity soccer coach Rick Pribyl announces retirement

Anna Cowden and Ethan Knauth

May 17, 2018


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Head varsity soccer coach and ELA teacher Rick Pribyl informed the soccer program of his retirement during Husky Halftime in the Little Theatre today. With a 2-1 loss in the regional final to Shawnee Mission Northwest today, Pribyl and assistant head coach Brian Murphy coached their last game as Husk...

Matt Shulman named head girls varsity basketball coach

Matt Shulman named head girls varsity basketball coach

Gabe Swartz, Editor-in-chief

May 10, 2018


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Athletic Director Kevin Gerke announced today in a meeting with the girls basketball program in the Performing Arts Center that Matt Shulman will be the next varsity girls basketball head coach at Blue Valley Northwest. During the meeting in the PAC, Gerke told players "I think we’ve got a match ma...

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