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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.
The NCAA’s top decision-makers unanimously voted Tuesday Oct. 29, to start the process of modifying its rule to allow college athletes to profit from their names, images and likenesses. Seniors Ryan Callahan, Markell Hood and Alisa Prinyarux give their opinions on the decision.
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...

The Blue Valley School District takes legal action against JUUL

The Blue Valley School District joined a lawsuit against JUUL on Oct. 14.
The Blue Valley Board of Education voted on Oct. 14 to move forward in the fight to prevent JUUL, the largest manufacturer, distributor and seller of electronic cigarettes, from targeting youth.
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...

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.
Beginning next September, students taking the ACT will be able to retake individual sections after taking the full test.
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-...

Blue Valley District proposes 2020 bond issue

Blue Valley School District proposes bond issue for January vote.
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...

Blue Valley District proposes 2020 bond issue

Blue Valley School District proposes bond issue for January vote.
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...

Remembering Souk Khamishong

Members of the BVNW custodial staff and Souk Khamishong, farthest right. Khamishong passed away on Sept. 29, before he was set to recieve the Distinguished Service Award for his custodial services.
BVNW custodian Souk Khamishong died Sept. 29, just weeks before he was to receive the Blue Valley School District Distinguished Service Award.
October 9, 2019

Souksana “Souk” Khamishong was one of six children and the only son of parents Bounthieng and Khambay Khamsihong. He was born on April 5, 1965 in Champasak, Laos and immigrated to the U.S. in 1981....

What to expect at the fall choral concert

Choir director Beth Richey-Sullivan and Director of Chorale Studies at William Jewel College, Anthony Maglione, look at sheet music during second hour Chorale.
The BVNW Choral Department will be performing their first concert of the 2019-2020 year tonight at 7:00 p.m. in the P.A.C.
October 7, 2019

Tonight, at 7:00 p.m. in the P.A.C. the Blue Valley Northwest Choral department is having the Fall Choral Concert. Conducted by choir director, Beth Richey-Sullivan, audience members should expect to hear...

Johnson County cinemas do not add extra security for “Joker”

A police officer talks with a patron outside the AMC 20 off 119th and Nall, Oct. 5.
Despite national concern regarding the potential dangers at the screenings of the new movie, “Joker”, Johnson County movie chains do not add more security.
October 6, 2019

Premiering Oct. 4, “Joker” was met with criticism claiming the movie glorified a killer and could potentially encourage violent behavior, a CNN report said.  In 2012, a shooting at a screening...

KSHSAA approves rule change for transfer students

Senior move in Markell Hood dribbles the ball in the game against Blue Valley on senior night on Feb. 14 at BVNW. The win improved the Huskies record to 17-2.
Thursday Sept. 19, KSHSAA approved a rule change in regards to how transfers are dealt with. Transfers without a bona fide move will now have to sit out a full year of varsity competition. The rule will be implemented in the 2020-21 school year.
September 27, 2019

CLARIFICATION:  Our original story was factually correct,  but our wording didn't correspond with the KSHSAA transfer rules wording, we are sorry if this caused any false interpretations of the story. Set...

Ransomware the cause of recent network outage, BV District CIO says

The Blue Valley School District recently staved off a ransomware attack according to BV District CIO Brian Daley.
Blue Valley Chief Information Officer Brian Daley said a ransomware attack was the cause of the network outage disabling Blue Valley School District network systems at the beginning of the school year.
September 3, 2019

Early in the morning of Aug. 9, Blue Valley Chief Information Officer Brian Daley said he began receiving word from Blue Valley School District personnel saying they were unable to connect to Blue Valley...

8/30/19 Power outage

August 30, 2019

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