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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.
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.
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.
Athletic Director Kevin Gerke died yesterday having served as the athletic director and activities Director at Blue Valley Northwest.
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...

BVNW mom diagnosed with COVID-19

The Malis family poses for a photo. From left to right: Audrey, Dana and Owen Malis.
After her return to the US with symptoms of the Coronavirus, a mother of two BVNW students is taking steps to prevent any further spread of the contracted virus.
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...

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

Students express their frustrations concerning the increase of teachers in quarantine, resulting in a heightened need for subs.
The remainder of the school year will be conducted through virtual instruction from March 30 to May 22.
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,...

College board to offer at home free-response AP exams

College board to offer at home free-response AP exams
College board puts plans into place on how to allow students to test for AP credit amidst the coronavirus.
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...

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...

Superintendent White updates BV families on status of continued student learning

The superintendent, Todd White, speaks at the press conference held after the special board meeting at District Office on Feb 16, 2016.
Superintendent Todd White discussed plans for the future in an email to Blue Valley families.
March 18, 2020

After the decision was made by Governor Laura Kelly to cancel in-person schooling, Superintendent Todd White sent out an email earlier today detailing the five step process the Blue Valley School District...

Regional CORE 4 partners order temporary closings for some businesses; ban public gatherings of more than 10 people

 The picture above is of the coronavirus microbe.
March 16, 2020

Today the CORE 4 partners of Jackson County, Missouri; Johnson County, Kansas; Kansas City, Missouri, and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas met and agreed to implement measures...

Johnson County schools closed through April 5; Joint news conference is planned for tomorrow

 The picture above is of the coronavirus microbe.
March 16, 2020

Tonight, Johnson County Government is announcing that Johnson County public health officer Dr. Joseph LeMaster has signed an order to close all schools in Johnson County through April 5 to help prevent...

Johnson County superintendents release joint statement following KSDE recommendation

Johnson County superintendents release joint statement following KSDE recommendation
March 15, 2020

The Kansas State Department of Education issued the following statement on Sunday, March 15: As of Sun., March 15, Kansas Education Commissioner Dr. Randy Watson strongly recommends that those schools...

Colleges take precautions due to COVID-19

Colleges take precautions due to COVID-19
The spread of coronavirus has impacted many recent BVNW alumni, leading to online college classes and students being sent home from study abroad trips.
March 15, 2020

Many universities throughout the US have cancelled classes in favor of online courses for at least a week in addition to spring break due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Additionally, many universities are...

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