• Community mourns loss of 2016 Grad

    Community mourns loss of 2016 Grad

    Spotlight Staff

    The BV West community mourns the death of 2016 graduate, Ashley Lane Marrs. Marrs was reported missing from her University of Arkansas dorm room on Friday, Sept. 16 and was later found dead in her car in a hotel parking lot near campus. Word of Marrs's death spread quickly among students at the football... READ MORE »»

    Ashley Lane Marrs, Class of 2016, died on Friday, Sept. 16

  • BV West Color Run

    BV West Color Run

    Morgan Caviar, Contributor

    Have you heard of a run that is super fun, colorful, and for a good cause? Members of the Jaguar Pride Coalition and other volunteers have created BV West’s very own color run. The run is scheduled for October 15 at in the school parking lot, starting at 9 a.m. Seniors Haley Bates and Olivia... READ MORE »»

  • August Gallery

    August Gallery

    Staff, Photo Editor

    Jaguars started school on August 11 and publications photographers started taking pictures. They have titled this gallery "Awesome August" because of how many exciting activities took place giving them so many opportunities for great pictures. The photos in this gallery are of volleyball, assemblies,... READ MORE »»

    Senior Camren Hall gets the crowd fired up at the first boys soccer game against Blue Valley. The theme for the game was neon and the crown, literally, showed their colors. The 4-0 victory was the perfect set up for the Neon Dance that followed in the Commons.

    Drew Lazzo

  • New Teacher Profiles

    New Teacher Profiles

    Staff

    23 new staff members joined the BV West community in August. The group represents the full gamut of life travels, teaching experience and backgrounds. English teacher, Kara David, and social studies teacher, Alex Lahasky bring a home town flavor to the group as returning Jaguars. David graduated from... READ MORE »»

  • Miss Kansas Visits BV West

    Miss Kansas Visits BV West

    Rachel Zimmerli, Reporter

         Johnson County native and BV West alum, Kendall Schoenekase, was crowned Miss Kansas on June 11, 2016. She plans to take the stage at the Miss America 2017 - and win.      The reason behind all of Schoenekase’s hard work is her personal experience with texting and driving in 2014. She ... READ MORE »»

    Ryan Barrett

Features

JAG: Inside The Classroom

Natalie Fiorella, Contributor

Jaguar Academic Growth, also known as JAG, is an hour and half class that every BV West student has at the end of the day on Tuesdays. A student has JAG with other students...  Read More »

  • September 11th: 15 Years Later September 11, 2016
  • Blue Valley District to Eliminate Class Rank September 10, 2016
  • New Teacher Profiles August 23, 2016

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Opinion

10 Ways to Make BV West an ‘80s High School Movie

Grace Lamar, Managing Editor

    Define and separate cliques at BV West. How could the popular athlete take the nerdy girl to prom if it is near impossible to pinpoint which clique they belo...  Read More »

  • Book Review: “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel December 15, 2015
  • Why To Join Newspaper December 15, 2015
  • Walmart: $ Savvy…not trashy September 30, 2015

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Sports

Running as a Freshman

Rose Witte, Contributor

BV West has a diverse cross country team. While they are the only fall sport that allows boys and girls to train together, they also have athletes from all four grades. The...  Read More »

  • Girls Tennis September 22, 2016
  • BV West Varsity Football September 19, 2016
  • Baseball Team Takes the K May 3, 2016

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News

Community mourns loss of 2016 Grad

Spotlight Staff

The BV West community mourns the death of 2016 graduate, Ashley Lane Marrs. Marrs was reported missing from her University of Arkansas dorm room on Friday, Sept. 16 and was...  Read More »

  • BV West Color Run September 19, 2016
  • HFMD: A Brief Explanation September 14, 2016
  • Clinton Collapses at 9/11 Memorial September 13, 2016

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Arts & Entertainment

Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, Bastille Wild World Album Review

Rachel Zimmerli, Reporter

On September 9th, 2016, Bastille released Wild World, their second studio album. With their first single, Good Grief scaling the charts and currently sitting at No. 6 on t...  Read More »

  • Miss Kansas Visits BV West August 22, 2016
  • A Trip to the Zoo May 2, 2016
  • Upcoming Auditions for the Spring Play February 23, 2016

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