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Locked in Locker Renovations

Locked in Locker Renovations

Jonah Park and Jaden E. Webster

November 14, 2017


Filed under News, October Print

It is time to say goodbye to most of the beloved school lockers. As the usage of lockers at BV West declines, so does their necessity. Upcoming renovations will replace portions of the locker bays with flexible learning spaces, allowing students to better utilize their time during JAG and normal ...

Bringing Life to Day of the Dead

Hannah Holladay, Web Editor

November 2, 2017


Filed under News

Different cultures play an integral role in making up the fabric of society and out school. Traditions and celebrations of unique groups are rooted in history, but these important aspects of people’s lives often go unshared with others. With diversity comes the opportunity to develop broader world...

Weekend at West

Weekend at West

Natalie Fiorella, Reporter

October 20, 2017


Filed under News

Homecoming weekend has passed and while some people are already moving forward through the second quarter, others are still reminiscing on the memories made during spirit week and the weekend that followed. Assemblies at BV West are full of activities that engage students and get them on their feet,...

Journeying Jags

Journeying Jags

Chelsea Park and Jillian Dunlay

October 19, 2017


Filed under News, September Print

Learning takes place both inside and outside the classroom. Classes, sports programs and clubs offer a wide variety of travel opportunities throughout the  year. These experiences, while beneficial for enrichment, also improve aspects such as teamwork and provide memorable bonding experiences. ...

Bonnema Joins Administration Team

Bonnema Joins Administration Team

Rachel Pickett, Editor-in-Chief

October 16, 2017


Filed under News, September Print

The administration team is the core of a school. They facilitate conversation between staff, parents and students; work on the ground level to solve both minor and major problems; and make big picture decisions that affect the day-to-day workings of the building.  In May, it was announced that...

Coach Long Defies Odds with Short Recovery

Coach Long Defies Odds with Short Recovery

Grace Odgers, Claire Meyers, Contributors

October 8, 2017


Filed under News

Teacher Jerald Long, beloved coach at Pleasant Ridge Middle School, had open heart surgery five weeks ago but is now back at school. Long experienced blockage in both arteries at the start of the school year, troubling the Pleasant Ridge and BV West communities. “It is very devastating,” freshman...

Nick’s Voice

Nick’s Voice

Ella Peters, Contributor

October 5, 2017


Filed under News

Nick and Jake’s owner, Kevin Timmons, is looking to find a positive purpose from a personal tragedy. “Fore the Kids is about creating a relationship between Kansas City, Johnson County, and Overland Park with Children’s Mercy,” Jennifer Timmons said. The Nick and Jakes, Fore the Kids, go...

Jagged Edge Introduces New Announcement Format

Jagged Edge Introduces New Announcement Format

Mikaela Schmitt, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

One of the numerous changes BV West experienced this year was the new format of morning announcements. No longer do music and students’ voices come on the intercom each day. Instead, every Tuesday two Jagged Edge students appear on a live-stream, listing the announcements and activities for the entire w...

Five Things Not to Miss in October

Five Things Not to Miss in October

Hannah Holladay, Web Editor

October 1, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

October marks the start of fall, the peak of fall sports, the homecoming dance and the end of first quarter, along with the arrival of many other activities and important dates. With the progression of the school year comes an array of events that fill the calendar and leave BV West students busy as...

How to Start a Club

Chelsea Park, Reporter

September 24, 2017


Filed under News

Clubs serve as a great extracurricular option to get involved within the school. They are student-based organizations that offer students a place to develop new skills, form new relations and express their interests with others who share common ideas. Although BV West offers an abundance of club...