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BVNW junior to be an honorary coin toss ambassador for the Chiefs home game against the Raiders

Junior Sophie Shaw warms up ahead of the varsity football game, on Oct. 12.

Megan Yates, Writer

November 25, 2019

Sophie Shaw was told three weeks ago that she would be a coin toss ambassador for the Chiefs game on Dec. 1. Ever since, Shaw said she has been excited for the day to arrive. “I am super excited and I am insanely stoked to be apart of this whole thing,” Shaw said.  Shaw said this honor is ...

“Late Night in The Pound” returns for first time since 2016

Senior Markell Hood carries toward the basket during the game against Blue Springs, Nov. 30. BVNW defeated BSHS, 70-40.

Jonny Isaacson, Sports Editor

November 21, 2019

Blue Valley Northwest will be holding, “Late Night in The Pound” For the first time in three years. The event will start at 8 p.m. with a scrimmage of the Unified Sports basketball team. Following that will be scrimmages from future Husky elementary basketball teams, the girls varsity and junior va...

Qureshi selected to serve as Area One KAY President

Junior Raabia Qureshi was selected to serve as the Area One KAY President on Nov. 12.

Ethan Knauth, Editor in Chief

November 20, 2019

After deciding to run only a few days before the election, junior Raabia Qureshi was selected over two other candidates to serve as the 2019-20 Area One Kay Club President. As part of her duties as president, Qureshi will be required to attend a training meeting in Topeka, write up to three newsletter...

Northwest art teachers propose addition of AP art classes to Blue Valley curriculum

Freshman Reese Gaston sketches
her three point perspective project
to better represent how people
visualize things in real life on Oct.
14. “At first it’s kind of hard, but
then you get the hang of it, so it
makes it fun,” Gaston said.

Courtney Krebs, Writer

November 19, 2019

Art teachers Chris LaValley and Melanie Mikel suggested the addition of AP Drawing and AP 2D Art and Design/Photography classes to the Blue Valley curriculum at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. If the proposals are approved, the changes will take place starting at the beginning of the 2020-20...

Instagram to test hiding likes for US users

Instagram will test hiding likes from the followers of users in the coming week.

Ethan Knauth, Editor in chief

November 16, 2019

After previously concealing likes in seven other countries, CEO Adam Mosseri said Instagram will follow suit for its American-based users. Only happening on a trial-basis, Mosseri said the social media service seeks to reduce the competition aspect of the platform.  “It’s about young people,...

My principal just texted me?

Principal Amy Pressly messages students through BlackBoard, an educational information company, to better communicate with students.

Jack Bensing, Writer

November 11, 2019

With the first snow of the season during school hours today, principal Amy Pressly sent out a text to students letting them know to take precautions on the roads and get home safe. Originally utilizing email as the main method of communicating with students, the administration has switched to texting using a...

NCAA paves way for athletes to profit off names, images and likenesses; BVNW athletes respond

The NCAA unanimously voted to start the process of modifying its rule to allow college athletes to profit from their names, images and likenesses, on Oct. 29.

Jonny Isaacson, Sports Editor

November 5, 2019

Ever since the NCAA was founded in 1910, they have stood by their claim and rule that student-athletes are not to be paid, but recently on Oct. 29, the NCAA’s top decision makers voted unanimously to start the process of modifying its rules to allow college athletes to profit from their names, ...

The Blue Valley School District takes legal action against JUUL

The Blue Valley School District joined a lawsuit against JUUL on Oct. 14.

Megan Yates, Writer

November 1, 2019

Joining the Olathe, DeSoto, Goddard, Concordia and Shawnee Mission school districts, Blue Valley has decided to sue JUUL.  The Blue Valley school district is being represented by the Goza & Honnold law firm, located in Overland Park, Kan.  Addressing Blue Valley staff members in an email,...

ACT changes mean students can retake test sections separately next September

Students will be able to retake individual parts of the ACT, beginning next year.

Jenna Weyforth, Chief Writer

October 16, 2019

ACT announced they will be adding three new options to their traditional standardized test Oct. 8. Taking effect on the September 2020 test day, retakes of each section- English, math, reading and science- can be  taken separately on testing days. Having already taken the ACT, BVNW Junior Phillip Zhuang said al...

Blue Valley District proposes 2020 bond issue

Deputy Superintendent Mike Slagle (left) looks on as incoming Superintendent Tonya Merrigan (right) answers questiosn about the bond issue.

Ethan Knauth, Editor in Chief

October 15, 2019

Asking for close to $187 million, the Blue Valley School District (BVSD) plans to reinvest in and reinforce current District owned property with a new bond issue set to go to vote in 2020. Needing only a majority vote to pass, BVSD highlights the bond’s no tax rate increase as its main benefit for constit...

Blue Valley District proposes 2020 bond issue

Deputy Superintendent Mike Slagle (left) looks on as incoming Superintendent Tonya Merrigan (right) answers questiosn about the bond issue.

Ethan Knauth, Editor in Chief

October 10, 2019

Blue Valley School District officials announced the proposal of a bond issue for 2020 at a press conference earlier today. Incoming Superintendent Tonya Merrigan and Deputy Superintendent Mike Slagle presented details of the bond issue. Highlights of the bond include: The Blue Valley School Distric...

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