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Class of 2021 Senior Yearbook Photo Schedule

Class of 2021 Senior Yearbook Photo Schedule

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 or visit www.rollandkc.com to reschedule. Taking these photos as scheduled is THE best way to make...

2020 Yearbook Distribution July 30

2020 Yearbook Distribution July 30

June 21, 2020

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. The staff worked through most of April to finish the book from home despite the challenges of no spring sports and lack of access...

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

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.

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 neck for almost nine minutes. Floyd's death was recorded by bystanders.     ...

Life During a Pandemic

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!

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 off a bit and just take pictures over Spring Break. Instead of a traditional beach or mountain photos,...

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, billions of animals and thousands of people are suffering in Australia due to the bushfires. According...

We the Students

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 to educate themselves and to broaden their political perspectives. Junior State of America Junior State of America...

Moxie’s Mission: Accomplished

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.

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, is well-known by the student body. The combination of Moxie and Harris were practically a "slam-dunk"...

Time and Money

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 school districts in Kansas by Niche Rankings. Students are expected to succeed and attend colleg...

Jaguar Jump Up Assembly

Jaguar Jump Up Assembly

Alexa Couse, Norah Kennedy, Reese Wheeler, Photo Editors

May 16, 2019

Each class migrated to their new seats in the gym for the annual Jaguar Jump Up Assembly. The Class of 2023 came over from Pleasant Ridge and Lakewood Middle Schools to be a part of the transition and were treated to a display of the BV West cornerstones: family, pride, grit and excellence.  (This...

Class Day 2019

A smile and a tear from foreign exchange student Marta Michalik captures the bittersweet feeling many seniors had during Class Day on Friday, May 10.

Natalie Canon and Reese Wheeler, Photographers

May 12, 2019

Class Day 2019 took place in the gymnasium on Friday, May 10. The event was filled with accolades, performances and the final ringing of the Victory Bell by the seniors. (This story will be updated with additional information and student names as they become available.)  ...

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