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

Lyricist Charles Anothy Silvestri, composer Kurt Knecht and northwest students and staff discuss the new Alma Mater over a Zoom call.

Out with the old

Kathryn Case, Writer 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...

Sydney Kohart (middle) stands with other SMN theater teachers.

Northwest hires new theater director

Maddie Oliver, Chief Writer 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

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...

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...

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,...

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....

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

BVNW alumna campaigns for Kansas House

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...

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.

District to build third activity complex

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...

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

Gerke helped create Unified Sports program at BVNW

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

Remembering Kevin Gerke

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...

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

BVNW mom diagnosed with COVID-19

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...

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,...

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