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BVNW deals with a shortage of subs due to COVID

BVNW deals with a shortage of subs due to COVID

Megan Yates, News Editor November 16, 2020

Despite claiming his substitute for AP Physics 1 was able to monitor the class and keep them busy, junior Nick Wood said the sub was unable to help answer content questions as he was not specialized in...

Blue Valley announces distance learning for high school after Thanksgiving Break

Blue Valley announces distance learning for high school after Thanksgiving Break

Tessa Regan November 13, 2020

Friday afternoon, Superintendent Tonya Merrigan sent out an email this afternoon announcing the return of distance learning for high school and middle schoolers after Thanksgiving Break. Following the...

 In an effort to be more inclusive and representative of the entire senior class, BVNW Student Government created an alternative way to honor as many seniors as possible.

Student Government announces new plan to honor seniors in place of traditional homecoming court

Emily Moser, Writer November 6, 2020

Because of the COVID-19 restrictions in place this school year, BVNW did not have a homecoming dance or court as they traditionally do each fall. In the past, the senior class nominates their peers to...

Caroline Diederich and Albers at a party in May of 2017.

One local election’s impact on the BVNW community

Emma Johnson, Editor-In-Chief November 1, 2020

Coming home from their respective colleges to vote together, a group of BVNW class of 2019 graduates gather at the polls. Not only would it be this group's first chance to vote, but the election for Johnson...

With the Blue Valley school district’s decision to implement online learning, participating in academic dishonesty during online classes has become easier than ever before.

Cheating through the screen

Raabia Qureshi, Writer October 30, 2020

Writing information on sticky notes and sticking them to the computer screen. FaceTiming friends while taking a test. Copying and pasting the question into an online calculator. The methods of cheating...

John Albers was involved in soccer, track and field, wrestling and AVID at BVNW.

The Kansas City Star’s lawsuit for open records in the police killing of John Albers represents a larger struggle of government transparency in Overland Park

Emma Johnson, Editor-In-Chief October 28, 2020

The Kansas City Star announced it’s lawsuit vs. the City of Overland Park under the Kansas Open Records Act Oct. 14 2020. The lawsuit is calling for the severance agreement for Clayton Jenison, the officer...

John Albers was involved in soccer, track and field, wrestling and AVID at BVNW.

FBI opens civil rights investigation into 2018 police shooting of BVNW student

Emma Johnson, Editor in Chief September 26, 2020

The FBI is opening a civil rights investigation into the 2018 police shooting of BVNW student John Albers. John was backing out of his driveway in the family minivan and toward a police officer when the...

Blue Valley removes four books from course curriculum due to racial concerns

Bella Rinne , Executive Editor September 25, 2020

Principal Amy Pressly notified the BVNW English Department of the retirement of four books from the school curriculum, “Of Mice and Men,” “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” “The Adventures...

Blue Valley School District moves out of the orange zone, allowing for high school students to return to school in a hybrid model on Oct. 5.

Hybrid schedule announced for high schools

Megan Yates, News Editor September 21, 2020

As Blue Valley schools move out of the orange zone, Superintendent Tonya Merrigan announced that beginning Oct. 5, high school students will go into the hybrid model. “Throughout this pandemic, we have...

 The picture above is of the coronavirus microbe.

BV district COVID dashboard

September 21, 2020

The Blue Valley School district created a district-wide COVID-19 dashboard, where confirmed positive COVID-19 cases are updated weekly. The district-wide total is provided, along with cases separated by...

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