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

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

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...

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...

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