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BVNW America Decides holds mock election Nov. 8

BVNW America Decides holds mock election Nov. 8

Gia Shipman, Writer

November 8, 2016


Filed under Activities, FEATURES, NEWS, Top Stories

Today BVNW students will have the chance to vote for a presidential candidate and state representative in a mock election. Students can vote during their social studies class or in the library. The mock election is being held by America Decides classes, which teaches students about the various can...

Blue Valley Education Foundation “Prize Patrol” visits BVNW to deliver grants to teachers

Blue Valley Education Foundation “Prize Patrol” visits BVNW to deliver grants to teachers

Eden Kurr, Managing Editor

November 8, 2016


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A camera flashes. John Holt, an anchor for Fox 4 News, begins counting to four. On his cue, a group of students shout “Thank you donors!” The room bursts into applause and Kerry Kinklaar, a math and AVID teacher at BVNW, beams. The Prize Patrol, a division of the Blue Valley Education Fund, was...

Kansas City Symphony to perform at BVNW

Kansas City Symphony to perform at BVNW

Lauren Fischer, Features Editor

November 1, 2016


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, NEWS, Top Stories

On Nov. 1, the Kansas City Symphony will travel to BVNW to offer master classes, a dress rehearsal for observation and will perform a concert in the PAC at 7:30 p.m. District performing arts coordinator Janelle Brower said the event is part of the Kansas City Symphony’s Support School Music program, c...

Three BVNW students win design contest

Three BVNW students win design contest

Ellie Druten and Emma Bruce

October 26, 2016


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    The Give7Days organization set up a contest in response to the shootings at the Jewish Community Center. Contests designed buttons to represent themes that were tied into days of the week. Three students from BVNW had winning designs and were each awarded $250 in prize money. Seniors ...

Cafeteria workers receive recognition for Husky Halftime work

Cafeteria workers receive recognition for Husky Halftime work

Ben Brown, Writer

October 12, 2016


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During school hours, BVNW student government representatives and KAY club recognized the cafeteria workers. The purpose was to award them for their work in general but specifically in respect to the addition of Husky Halftime. BVNW cafeteria worker Misty Hollingsworth was one of the 10 workers who was...

An apple a day

An apple a day

Ryan Jones, Writer

October 11, 2016


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During the annual Apple Special Event last month, the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were unveiled. A new home button, a faster quad-core processor and a camera with a larger aperture are among some of the new features. The iPhone 7 Plus now has two cameras, which Apple said will be able to get very sh...

Going gold for a cause

Going gold for a cause

Anna Cowden and Xiqing Wang

September 30, 2016


Filed under Activities, FEATURES, NEWS, Students, Top Stories

Robbie Harding, senior Lauren Harding’s mom, said Lauren was diagnosed with Leukemia on July 30, 2010. She said Lauren also has Down Syndrome, and because of that, Lauren had a much higher risk of developing Leukemia than the average population. “I had known since she was an infant that she was at risk, but...

Sen. Jerry Moran visits BVNW

Sen. Jerry Moran visits BVNW

Ben Brown, Writer

September 22, 2016


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During school hours, Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran came to tour BVNW. Executive student government leaders familiarized Moran with the school and explained multiple aspects of BVNW and students' lives. Moran said that he tours 20 to 30 schools a year across Kansas. He visits different sized schools and...

Sara Doerhoefer has been nominated for the Horizon Award

Sara Doerhoefer has been nominated for the Horizon Award

Emma Bruce and Eden Kurr

September 13, 2016


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Teaching is a career math teacher Sara Doerhoefer said she has wanted to pursue from early on. She is now in her second year of teaching and has practiced in the field to the extent of being nominated for the Horizon Award. An administrative team at school elected her and her nomination was announce...

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