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New activities director announced

New activities director announced

Anna Bailey, Writer June 1, 2021

Next year, Kelsey Bakalar will be Blue Valley Northwest’s new assistant principal for activities. Bakalar is currently working at Gardner Edgerton in the same position. Bakalar said her father, Russ...

Graduated senior John Fischbach cheers during the homecoming assembly, on Oct. 11, 2019.

Plans underway for BVNW to get a new main gym

Matthew Lemke, Writer May 17, 2021

Following a bond passed to give a new gym to Blue Valley Northwest, Blue Valley North and Blue Valley High, BVNW Principal Amy Pressly said Northwest is planning on building a new main gym. Currently,...

Current associate principal of curriculum and Instruction Tyler Alexander will not return to BVNW next year

Goodbye, Alexander

Anna Bailey, Writer May 11, 2021

In an email sent to the Northwest community last week, Principal Amy Pressly announced that associate principal Tyler Alexander is leaving NW next year to begin working at Blue Valley Southwest as their...

Legendary coach Ed Fritz retires

Jonny Isaacson and Jack Nitz April 28, 2021

Boys varsity basketball coach Ed Fritz announced his decision to retire from coaching in Kansas to members of the boys basketball program in the Performing Arts Center this morning.  After being hired...

Joe Biden announced his approximately $2 trillion American Jobs Plan, which aims to create jobs, repair aging infrastructure, and invest in areas like childcare and greener energy.

How Biden’s American Jobs Plan could affect BVNW

Rachel Hosteler, Writer April 26, 2021

Recently, Joe Biden announced his approximately $2 trillion American Jobs Plan, which aims to create jobs, repair aging infrastructure, and invest in areas like childcare and greener energy. To pay for...

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin listens during the seventh day of his trial for second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. April 6, 2021 in this courtroom sketch. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg

BVNW reaction to Derek Chauvin’s conviction for the murder of George Floyd

Jack Bensing , National Editor April 21, 2021

After nearly a year since George Floyd’s murder, former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on three counts. With this decision, there were large celebrations in the streets of Minneapolis...

Library media specialists Craig Odle works on his computer in the LMC, March 29.

District cuts non special education paras to help make up budget deficit

Megan Yates, News Editor April 8, 2021

In a year of so many uncertainties, it seems as though dealing with budget cuts was bound to happen at some point.  Yet, to BVNW library media specialists Craig Odle and Mary McCabe, the shock of learning...

BVNW parent Julie Passatt stands with retired teacher Colleen Knight as they protest outside of District Office.

Mask mandate hearing continuous coverage

Emma Johnson, Editor In Chief April 6, 2021

Graphic courtesy of the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment.

JOCO allows anyone above 16 to receive the vaccine

March 30, 2021

Johnson County Vaccine Interest Survey Johnson County's COVID-19 Vaccine Information Guide   Information for booking appointments through JOCO Department of Health KC Vaccine Watch updates...

COVID-19 traveler information

COVID-19 traveler information

Maggie McCready February 23, 2021

Effective January 26, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will require all air passengers entering the United States (including U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents) to present...

The House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump Wednesday, Jan. 13, doing so made him the first president to be impeached twice.

Unconstitutional Impeachment?

Rachel Hostetler, Writer February 9, 2021

Donald Trump was impeached by Congress for inciting violence at the Capital seven days before Joe Biden was inaugurated, and his conviction trial commenced on Tuesday, Feb. 9. Three days later, Trump was...

Graphic courtesy of the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment.

Blue Valley staff members to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Megan Yates, News Editor January 30, 2021

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) is partnering with Children’s Mercy Kansas City to begin vaccinating school district employees, according to an email from Eric Punswick,...

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