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BVNW students seek justice for George Floyd through protest

Rising senior Georgia Fite protests police brutality on Switzer Rd., May 31.
Three BVNW activists describe their experience with both peace and violence during the Black Lives Matter protests in the Kansas City area.
June 6, 2020

In light of the death of George Floyd on May 25 in Minneapolis, people in other cities across the world, including Kansas City, have protested against police brutality under the Black Lives Matter movement....

2020 retirees

2020 retirees
Nine BVNW staff members are retiring at the end of the 2020 school year
May 26, 2020

Several Northwest staff members will not be returning for the 2020-2021 school year. These include teachers Jim Hale, Marlee Coyne, Carol Cobb, Michaelyn Podany, Steve Landes, Tenny Dewey, Jane Schaumburg...

New head baseball coach named

New head baseball coach named
Pending board approval in June, Mike Pangborn will become the new head baseball coach according to an email sent to the BVNW community on May 15 by Principal Amy Pressly.
May 26, 2020

Previously an assistant coach at Blue Valley Southwest, Sherwood High School in Missouri and Kettle Moraine in Wisconsin, Mike Pangborn said he is looking forward to having his own team and mentoring the...

“We did not receive your response”

“We did not receive your response”
As students across the nation set out to take their AP exams online, almost one percent of test takers were unable to submit their responses.
May 21, 2020

For the past few weeks leading up to his AP Electricity and Magnetism exam, Senior Samay Shah said he had spent hours studying and felt confident in his abilities to pass the test. The day of the exam,...

Out with the old

Lyricist Charles Anothy Silvestri, composer Kurt Knecht and northwest students and staff discuss the new Alma Mater over a Zoom call.
The BVNW music department and students have been spending their time in quarantine making a new Alma Mater.
May 20, 2020

  Due to the lack of widespread knowledge of the Alma Mater among the Northwest community, choir teacher Elizabeth Richey-Sullivan said it was time for a new one to be written and composed. “We...

Northwest hires new theater director

Sydney Kohart (middle) stands with other SMN theater teachers.
Following the retirement of current director Steve Landes, Northwest will welcome Sydney Kohart to the theater department.
May 18, 2020

After former drama teacher and theater director Steve Landes announced his retirement at the end of the 2020 school year,  BVNW prepares to welcome a new teacher to the drama department, Sydney Kohart....

Student item pick up

Students express their frustrations concerning the increase of teachers in quarantine, resulting in a heightened need for subs.
The BVNW administration developed a plan to safely allow students to pick up personal items from he 2019-20 school year and return any school items.
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...

John Hilton named new athletic director

John Hilton named new athletic director
Pending board approval, Hilton will become athletic director and assistant principal
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...

Graduation date set for Class of 2020

Graduation date set for Class of 2020
On Monday, Blue Valley announced its plan to hold graduation for the Class of 2020.
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,...

SRO Spandle will be transferring from Northwest

SRO Spandle will be transferring from Northwest
After returning to BVNW in August, SRO Richard Spandle has accepted a position as Cooperative Disability Investigator at the Overland Park Police Department.
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....

BVNW alumna campaigns for Kansas House

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

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.
Plans to upgrade the activity complex at Blue Valley West means fewer scheduling conflicts for varsity football teams.
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...

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