BVNWnews

Choir director Beth Richey-Sullivan conducts the choir students during the National Anthem before the Husky Night parade in August of 2019.

Choir teacher announces long-term leave of absence

Megan Yates, News Editor September 18, 2020

In her email sent out to choir students and their parents, choir director Beth Richey-Sullivan said her decision to leave Northwest was not an easy one. Richey said it comes after acknowledging that she...

BV parent intends to sue Board of Education

BV parent intends to sue Board of Education

August 29, 2020

Blue Valley parent Laura Rozell posted her intention to sue the district on her Facebook. We contacted both Rozell and her attorney Ryan Kriegshauser and niether responded.

Beginning Sept. 9, high school students will attend school online. Athletics and activities will be suspended Aug. 22 for two weeks.

After rescinding the Johnson County gating criteria for reopening school, the Blue Valley District announces changes for the start of the 2020-21 school year

Tessa Regan and Megan Yates August 21, 2020

Superintendent Tonya Merrigan announced today the first four weeks of school for high school and middle school will be online only following the Kansas Board of Education’s gating criteria. All elementary...

BVNW to move to all block schedule

BVNW to move to all block schedule

Jack Bensing and Megan Yates August 3, 2020

Since the Blue Valley School District decided to follow Governor Laura Kelly’s plan to start school on Sept. 9, changes have been made to the school year schedule, including shortening winter and spring...

As students’ stories of racism surface after Blue Valley’s response to the Black Lives Matter movement, students and alumni discuss ways the district can end racial inequality and bullying with superintendent Tonya Merrigan.

Zoom call with BV superintendent urges change for racial equality

Maddie Oliver, Chief Writer July 12, 2020

In light of the Black Lives Matter movement, BVNWnews was invited to participate in a Zoom Call run by 2019 BVNW alumna Cynthia Dong and Blue Valley Superintendent Tonya Merrigan on Wed. July 8 to discuss...

Yearbook distribution scheduled

Yearbook distribution scheduled

Megan Yates, News Editor June 30, 2020

Lauren Kauth, co-editor-in-chief of the 2020 yearbook, said that a decision to distribute the yearbook during the upcoming school year would mean this past school year’s senior editors would not be able...

Changes to Summer Conditioning Program

Changes to Summer Conditioning Program

Jack Nitz and Jonny Isaacson June 16, 2020

Blue Valley Northwest began voluntary, outdoor athletics and activities conditioning on June 15. According to an email sent out by Assistant Principal Andrew Addington on June 1, the date was selected...

District faces backlash for statement on discrimination

District faces backlash for statement on discrimination

Megan Yates , News Editor June 14, 2020

In light of the recent events involving the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement all over the nation, the Blue Valley School District released...

Graphic from the @bsu_nw Instagram

Black Student Union organizes protest in conjunction with the Overland Park Police Department

Tessa Regan and Reagan Kauth June 12, 2020

Former Black Student Union President and 2020 graduate Makenzie Iszard helped organize the protest, hoping to create a safe way for students to voice their opinions. Scheduled to take place June 12, at...

Kansas Department of Education “remains optimistic” that school buildings will reopen in the fall

Kansas Department of Education “remains optimistic” that school buildings will reopen in the fall

Jack Bensing, National Editor June 10, 2020

The update by the Kansas Department of Education acknowledged that the lasting impacts of COVID-19 will still affect how the state’s schools will reopen. In an effort to be well prepared to make the...

Design by Courtney Krebs

BVNW Students change summer plans due to pool closings

Emily Moser, Writer June 7, 2020

In an effort to lessen the spread of the Coronavirus, the City of Overland Park decided to close city-operated pools for the summer, which includes Bluejacket Pool, Marty Pool, Stonegate Pool, Tomahawk...

Load More Stories
Activate Search
The official student media of Blue Valley Northwest High School
News