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BV Schools announces online learning for Nov. 30-Dec. 22.

Students express mixed impressions of hybrid schedule

With high school and middle schools going all virtual through the rest of 2020, students evaluate how they felt about Hybrid learning
Ashley Stone, Guest Writer November 17, 2020

Due to COVID-19, many events had to be cancelled or changed for student safety and to prevent the spreading of the virus. Schools were able to open up again with a Hybrid schedule and system. Last names...

New Hybrid Bell Schedule for October 2020!

New Hybrid Bell Schedule for October 2020!

Hybrid learning will commence October 5th for Blue Valley students.
September 25, 2020

  Mark your calendars! October 5th is the day JAGS get back in the building! Here is the schedule for hybrid learning with students divided into groups by their last names.     

Class of 2021 Senior Yearbook Photo Schedule

Class of 2021 Senior Yearbook Photo Schedule

Photos will be taken on June 24, 25 & 29 at Hilltop
June 23, 2020

Members of the Class of 2021 should have all received a letter from Rolland Studios with an appointment for June 24, 25 or 29. Those NOT receiving a letter or who have conflicts should call 816-356-3844...

Countdown to 2020 Yearbook Distribution July 30

Countdown to 2020 Yearbook Distribution July 30

Illumination staff plans drive thru format for students grades 9-12
June 21, 2020

UPDATE: DISTRIBUTION IN 10 DAYS! When will get our yearbooks? This question was asked of yearbook staffers over and over again as students sought to find a glimpse of the reality they knew before COVID-19....

A young woman holds a Black Lives Matter sign with the names of black men and women killed by police officers in the United States. She was participating in a March for Justice on May 31 in Kansas City's Country Club Plaza. The demonstration began peacefully but escalated to violence and looting. Police attempted to disperse the crowd with pepper spray, rubber bullets and tear gas.

Student journalist records outrage over death of George Floyd by Minneapolis, Min. police

Senior Carly Liggett attended the demonstration at Kansas City's Country Club Plaza on May 31.
Carly Liggett, Photographer June 3, 2020

     Demonstrations rocked most major cities in the United States following the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee on Floyd's...

The Coveted! It isn’t everyday you see a tower of toilet paper in the storage room of a house, but this what the world is like in March 2020. As more people are self quarantining, more people are rushing to stores to stash up on necessities, especially toilet paper.  Despite a shortage on toilet paper, there are no shortage of toilet paper memes!

Life During a Pandemic

Sophomore tells his story while at home during COVID-19 pandemic
Tyler Tomlen, Guest Contributor April 7, 2020

Sophomore Tyler Tomlen was given an assignment in his 21C Journalism class to take a series of photos. His photos were to tell a story of interest to students at Blue Valley West. He decided to put it...

World On Fire

World On Fire

Kiley Peterson and Kolbie Christensen February 4, 2020

The bright red color overtakes the sky and ashes are woven into the air making it hard to breathe and to see. That’s the reality for the millions of people living in Australia since September. Currently,...

We the Students

Political clubs encourage students to get involved in politics
Jillian Dunlay, Reporter December 17, 2019

Throughout the large variety of extracurricular activities at BV West, one prominent passion among students is politics. There are multiple opportunities for those students who are interested in politics...

A portion of the staff who attended Moxie's Mission: 6-Legged Relay Fun Run gathered for a photo on Oct. 20 at the Bar K Dog Bar in Kansas City, Mo.

Moxie’s Mission: Accomplished

Social worker, Katie Harris, organizes event to benefit individual in need of service dog
Gabi Alexander, Kevin Glenn, and Rajneet Lehal October 28, 2019

In the spring of 2019, social worker, Katie Harris, had a dream of organizing an event to benefit another disabled person by funding the acquisition and training of a service dog. Her service dog, Moxie,...

Time and Money

District pays for students to receive an associate degree or job certifications
Kyler Murphy, Reporter October 3, 2019

The statistics are staggering: 96.6 percent of Blue Valley students graduate, 90 percent take the ACT (with the highest composite score of all districts in Kansas) and the district is ranked ahead of all...

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