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

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...

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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...

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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...

Rising senior Georgia Fite protests police brutality on Switzer Rd., May 31. This is bringing voice to the struggle of the black community when oppression still lives on. It brings a voice to the need of reformation to our police force, Fite said. (Photos by Rachel Sarff)

BVNW students seek justice for George Floyd through protest

Bella Rinne , Executive Editor 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

Megan Yates, News Editor 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

Jonny Isaacson, Jack Nitz, and Megan Yates 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”

Raabia Qureshi, Writer 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,...

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