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Student item pick up

Student item pick up

Kathryn Case, Writer

May 17, 2020

The following schedule will start on Tuesday, May 26th for seniors only. 9:00 - 9:30 Acikgor - Breidenthal 9:30 - 10:00 Brewer - Collins 10:00 - 10:30 Conaway - Faye 10:30 - 11:00 Feather - Harris 11:00 - 11:30 Hartwick - Kauth 11:30 - 12:00 Kellogg - Maher 12:30 - 1:00 Mahring - Nicholson 1:00...

John Hilton named new athletic director

John Hilton named new athletic director

Jonny Isaacson and Jack Nitz

May 16, 2020

John Hilton is slated to become the next athletic director at BVNW. Principal Amy Pressly announced the news to the Northwest community via email Friday. Hilton served as the athletic director at Lawrence High School starting in 2018. Prior to his time at LHS, Hilton was an athletic director at Bon...

Graduation date set for Class of 2020

Graduation date set for Class of 2020

Jack Bensing, Writer

May 4, 2020

An email sent by superintendent Todd White announced that Blue Valley Northwest will hold its graduation on July 31 starting at 10:30 a.m at the DAC. “The Class of 2020 has earned a celebratory send-off, just like the seniors who came before them,” White said. White expressed the importance...

SRO Spandle will be transferring from Northwest

SRO Spandle will be transferring from Northwest

Jenna Weyforth, Chief Writer

April 24, 2020

Effective this weekend, SRO Officer Richard Spandle will be leaving BVNW and officially transferring to a detective position in the Overland Park Police Department’s criminal investigations division. In an email to the BVNW staff, Spandle said the position of Cooperative Disability Investigator was a p...

BVNW alumna campaigns for Kansas House

 Lindsay Vaughn, a 2013 Northwest graduate, is running for state representative in the 22nd House District of Kansas.

Megan Yates, Writer

April 23, 2020

Running on the foundations of equality, education and opportunity, 2013 BVNW graduate Lindsay Vaughn said she first knew she wanted to get into politics when she visited the House floor of the Kansas Legislature and saw laws being made.  “It was great, I loved the collaborative environment and it wa...

District to build third activity complex

Juniors Ryan Callahan (12) and Nick Schwarz (22) combine to tackle a BVW player in the game against Blue Valley West on Friday Oct. 5 at the DAC. The Huskies were defeated by the Jaguars, 41-21.

Jenna Weyforth, Chief Writer

April 22, 2020

Blue Valley West’s current activities complex is set to be upgraded in August, and BVNW will soon no longer have to share the DAC with both BVN and BVW.  Executive Director of School Administration David Stubblefield said having a third activity complex in the district, which will be ready in Augus...

Gerke helped create Unified Sports program at BVNW

BVNW student Avery Reid participates in the Unified Sports basketball scrimmage at Late Night in the pound.

Megan Yates, Writer

April 13, 2020

Former Athletic Director Kevin Gerke was instrumental in establishing unified sports at BVNW, which allows students with special needs to play sports as a way to connect and socialize alongside their general education peers.

Remembering Kevin Gerke

Athletic Director Kevin Gerke smiles as he watches a Northwest football game.

Jonny Isaacson and Ethan Knauth

April 10, 2020

Athletic Director Kevin Gerke died yesterday. He was 47 and is survived by his wife, Carmen, and three sons, Zach, Brett and Braden. Gerke served as the activities director at Northwest for the 2015-16 school year, before transitioning into the role as athletic director from the fall of 2016 up until...

BVNW mom diagnosed with COVID-19

The Malis family poses for a photo. From left to right: Audrey, Dana and Owen Malis.

Bella Rinne, Opinions Editor

March 30, 2020

COVID-19 has made its way to the BVNW community through Dana Malis, mother of senior Owen and sophomore Audrey. She was tested at the University of Kansas hospital on March 23 and diagnosed the next day. According to Malis, her symptoms began the day after she returned from Mexico, March 20, which...

Plan for fourth quarter: eight-week virtual instruction program beginning Monday

Plan for fourth quarter: eight-week virtual instruction program beginning Monday

Olivia Dowell, Print Editor

March 26, 2020

The Blue Valley District released their plan for continuous learning for the rest of the school year this afternoon. Schooling will be done virtually and the school year is scheduled to conclude May 22, according to the District's Continuous Learning Plan. Prior to the release of this information ...

College board to offer at home free-response AP exams

College board to offer at home free-response AP exams

Emma Johnson, Managing Editor

March 20, 2020

College Board has adapted how testing will be administered for the 2019-2020 school year due to the unforeseen circumstances the coronavirus presents. Traditional face-to-face exams will be replaced with at home online free-response exams, according to College Board.  Exams will only cover topics and skills taug...

COVID-19 Hotline and Resources

COVID-19 Hotline and Resources

March 20, 2020

If you have specific questions about COVID-19, call the Johnson County COVID-19 hotline below. (913) 715-2819 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday - Friday Johnson County COVID-19 updates: https://www.jocogov.org/coronavirus-covid-19-update   For more information about COVID-19 and the Blue Valley School District, click the lin...

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