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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.

Ethan Knauth, Editor in Chief

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 started weeks prior in the event school might be suspended. The topics discussed include the po...

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

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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 to close restaurants, bars, taverns, clubs and movie theaters in their jurisdictions as of 12:01...

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

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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 the spread of COVID-19 in our community. A news conference will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March...

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 currently coming off of spring break, suspend operations for the week March 16-20. All schools scheduled...

Colleges take precautions due to COVID-19

Colleges take precautions due to COVID-19

Jenna Weyforth, Chief Writer

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 shutting down study abroad programs and encouraging students to go back to their permanent homes and le...

2020 KSHSAA state basketball tournament canceled following quarterfinal round

Senior guard Markell Hood (25) drives into the paint. He would finish the game with 10 points.

Jonny Isaacson, Sports Editor

March 13, 2020

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, KSHSAA has decided to cancel their 2020 state basketball tournaments. Here is what KSHSAA said in a tweet released. "Given the escalating concerns regarding COVID-19, the best decision for the safety of student-athletes and spectators was to cancel the remainder of the...

Students cancel spring break plans due to COVID-19

Sophomore Ashley Clark poses in Punta De Mita, Mexico while on vacation with family.

Megan Yates, Writer

March 12, 2020

In addition to the choir program canceling their trip to perform in Ireland during spring break, other members of the BVNW population weigh in on how the coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted their vacation plans.  Despite not being a part of the choir, junior Jane Winkler was also planning on going to...

The We the People national competition and the Choir trip to Ireland were canceled due to growing concerns of the coronavirus

The We the People national competition and the Choir trip to Ireland were canceled due to growing concerns of the coronavirus

Raabia Qureshi and Ethan Knauth

March 10, 2020

The We the People team will be unable to attend the 2020 National Finals due to the competition's cancelation, according to an email sent out by Principal Amy Pressly on March 11. The national competition was scheduled to occur in Washington D.C. from April 24-27. Senior Travis King, a We t...

The verdict is still out

Having school-issued Macbooks for a year, students and staff react to the change.

Ethan Knauth, Editor in Chief

February 27, 2020

Staying on course with the changing tide in education, the Blue Valley School District pivoted in the summer of 2018 to provide all students, sixth grade and above, with their own laptop. Each high school student received an Apple Macbook Air and each middle school student was given a Google Chromebook,...

Northwest’s reaction to using the ACT’s online format

Kansas is offering a free ACT for all juniors Feb. 26.

Izze Lentfer, A&E Editor

February 26, 2020

An online format was used for juniors taking the free ACT Tuesday, which was a decision made by the district. Last year when the opportunity arose for high school juniors to take the standardized test during the school day, the traditional paper format was used. This year, students were prepared by the a...

Johnson County has first confirmed case of the Coronavirus; BVNW reacts

Above is a global map, with all the shaded countries having a confirmed case of coronavirus.

Ethan Knauth, Editor in Chief

February 25, 2020

Johnson County has first confirmed case of the Coronavirus; BVNW reacts

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