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.

Megan Yates, Writer

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. Khamishong passed away on Sept 29.  Khamishong is survived by his wife, Phonesavanh, who he married ...

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.

Izze Lentfer, A&E Editor

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 all five choral ensembles as well as a few combined numbers. Richey-Sullivan said they have been working ...

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.

Megan Yates, Writer

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 of “The Dark Knight Rises” at the Century Aurora 16 Multiplex Theater in Aurora, Colorado left ...

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.

Jonny Isaacson, Sports Editor

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 to be implemented in the 2020-21 school year, transfer students will have to adjust to new rule...

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.

Ethan Knauth, Editor in Chief

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 School District network resources. After investigating the matter, Daley said his team discovered ...

8/30/19 Power outage

8/30/19 Power outage

August 30, 2019

SRO Officer Spandle is back at Northwest

SRO Officer Spandle is back at Northwest

Jenna Weyforth, Chief Writer

August 26, 2019

After two years as a BVNW SRO Officer, Spandle said he was moved to Aubry Bend and Harmony middle schools at the beginning of the 2018-19 school year to help out, but is now returning to Northwest. “Over the summer, the vacancy that I had created was still open, so I jumped at the opportunity to come back,...

Hendricks resigns after one month in charge of dance team, former dance coaches Pearson and Smith brought in to fill vacancy

The logo of the new dance team,

Ethan Knauth, Editor in Chief

July 10, 2019

One month into her term as coach of the Purple Pride Dancers, Caitlin Hendricks resigned due to her significant other accepting a promotion in another state, according to principal Amy Pressly. At this stage in their lives, Pressly said, they couldn't pass up on the opportunity.  “She came in and was very upset, cried and...

Overland Park Fire Department announces new fire station on Blue Valley Southwest campus and accompanying fire science CAPS program

Helmets worn by firefighters hang in a locker room.

Bella Rinne, Opinions Editor

May 24, 2019

The Overland Park Fire Department announced there will be a new fire station built on the Blue Valley Southwest campus designed to serve the southern portion of Overland Park, according to Fire Chief Bryan Dehner at a public safety committee meeting on April 10. He said in an interview with BVNWnews t...

New coach Hendricks ready to head up Purple Pride

New coach Hendricks ready to head up Purple Pride

Jenna Weyfoth, Chief Writer

May 24, 2019

After the BVNW dance team was disbanded earlier this year, the dance team, now called Purple Pride, is being reconstituted with head coach Caitlin Hendricks and assistant Emily Young at the helm. Throughout the semester, BVNW Principal Amy Pressly said with help from the district, they came up with a plan...

Math teacher and class of 2020 sponsor Sara Doerhoefer announces resignation following end of school year

Sponsor for the class of 2020 Sara Doerhoefer (second from left) poses with teachers Kerry Kinkelaar, Emily Halastik and Sara-Nicole Harper.

Jonny Isaacson, Writer

April 23, 2019

Math teacher and 2020 class sponsor Sara Doerhoefer announced to math classes she will not be returning for the 2019-20 school year. Doerhoefer said she will be moving to Wichita to teach at Maize South High School. Despite initially not wanting to be involved with student government, Doerhoefer said it...

Principal Amy Pressly announces new name for BVNW dance team to be “Purple Pride”

The logo of the new dance team,

Anna Cowden, Editor-in-chief

April 15, 2019

Following a Federal civil rights lawsuit and Blue Valley superintendent suspending the dance team this semester, principal Amy Pressly said the BVNW dance team is undergoing changes for the 2019-20 school year. In hopes to drive a more “inclusive” dance program, Pressly said she announced tonight to poten...

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