The official student media of Blue Valley Northwest High School

BVNWnews

The official student media of Blue Valley Northwest High School

BVNWnews

The official student media of Blue Valley Northwest High School

BVNWnews

Blue Valley Board of Education Candidates

Blue Valley Board of Education Candidates

Megan Yates , Editor-In-Chief October 23, 2021

Stacy Obringer-Varhall, Michele Benjamin and Mike Seitz's terms on the Blue Valley Board of Education are up, and there are six candidates running to replace them. Early voting began today and regular...

Modified Husky Halftime draws mixed reviews

Modified Husky Halftime draws mixed reviews

Megan Yates , Editor-in-Chief October 22, 2021

Husky Halftime, an extended period meant for students to meet with teachers, have club meetings and eat lunch, was reintroduced today after having been taken away for several weeks.  It was taken away...

New Padlocks added to water fountains to prevent students from using them

New Padlocks added to water fountains to prevent students from using them

Tessa Regan , Print Editor September 29, 2021

Monday, Sept. 27, a text was sent out to the student body announcing the continued ban on drinking fountains at school, extending the district-wide ban put in place last year, due to Covid-19. While the...

Northwest Alumni voluntarily evacuates New Orleans

Northwest Alumni voluntarily evacuates New Orleans

Rachel Hostetler, Online Chief Writer September 1, 2021

Northwest graduate and freshman at Tulane University Jack Levine is currently staying with close family in Texas after flying out on Aug. 28, due to safety concerns over Hurricane Ida.  “We started...

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

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