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DECA blackout week raises money for Children’s Mercy

DECA blackout week raises money for Children’s Mercy

August 28, 2017

After last year's goldout week in support of St. Jude's cancer research leading up to the Blue Valley Northwest-Blue Valley North football game, the DECA marketing club is making a change this year. For the entirety of the week of Aug. 28 through Sept. 1, DECA will be raising money in support of Children's...

A celestial celebration

A celestial celebration

Anna Cowden, Online Copyeditor

August 21, 2017

Scattered among the DAC around 1:00 P.M, students and teachers tilted their heads and gawked at the partial eclipse with protective sunglasses on. For about two minutes and thirty seconds, the sky dulled and the temperature dropped. The moon shielded the sun giving the United States its first viewing o...

Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction Katie Bonnema accepts position at BVW

Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction Katie Bonnema accepts position at BVW

Lauren Fischer, Features Editor

May 18, 2017

After working at BVNW for six years, Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction Katie Bonnema announced Tuesday she has accepted a new position at Blue Valley West. Bonnema said this is the same position she holds at BVNW, but it will offer her a new challenge of working with a different school...

Review: Chicago Science March

Review: Chicago Science March

Anna Levine, Writer

April 23, 2017

On this Earth Day 2017, numerous cities around the world held marches for science. The turnouts for each march were quite impressive, especially the Chicago Science March, which was estimated to have around 40,000 people, according to the Chicago Tribune. The Chicago Science March had a few speakers...

Prom location changes to DoubleTree Hotel

Prom location changes to DoubleTree Hotel

Anna Cowden, Writer

April 7, 2017

In previous years, Starlight Theatre has been the location for BVNW prom. However, Starlight’s lease was up this year. Junior and student government historian Grace Fugate said the Blue Valley School District administration made each high school pick a new prom location within Overland Park. This year...

Clint Rider named new head football coach

Clint Rider named new head football coach

Gabe Swartz and Ben Brown

April 4, 2017

Athletic Director Kevin Gerke introduced Clint Rider as the new BVNW football coach in the PAC on Tuesday, April 4. Coming out of a pool of 44 applicants, Gerke hired Rider who was previously the head football coach at Hesston High in Hesston Kan from 2013-2016. Gerke said the job attracted interest...

Fire tears through The Royale apartments damaging surrounding homes in BVNW attendance area

Fire tears through The Royale apartments damaging surrounding homes in BVNW attendance area

March 20, 2017

A fire broke out at The Royale apartment complex earlier today and has spread to cause damage to nearby houses. A number of BVNW students live in this area and have witnessed the fire. Junior Madi Martin lives in the neighborhood, but the fire did not damage her house. She said the situation is “in...

Teachers and administrators shadow students’ schedules

Teachers and administrators shadow students’ schedules

Brandon Fagen, Writer

March 7, 2017

For the next week, BVNW students may notice teachers and administrators sitting in on their classes, and maybe even turning in homework. Principal Amy Murphy said these staff members are trying to get an inside look into the everyday lives of students by following students schedules for a full day. M...

Music department to undergo renovations

Music department to undergo renovations

Walker Johnson, Writer

March 6, 2017

This spring and summer, renovations will be made to increase the size of the Blue Valley Northwest music department in order to accommodate the growing number of students enrolled in music programs. These renovations will entail a 2,685 square foot addition on the northeast corner of the school tha...

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