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Optimist Club Thanks BV West Volunteers

January 11, 2012

The Blue Valley Optimist Club would like to thank the following BV West Volunteers for their work with Christmas Tree Sales over the past two months. Seniors: Abby Berger, Brittany Eastham, Tessa Carson, Nicole and Rachel Stolte, Destiny Boos, Olivia Boone, Evan Kline, Joe Davis, Austin McGuire,...

Tragedy Hits Home

Molly Brown, Reporter

December 15, 2011

On Monday, Nov.14, tragedy struck close to home. At about 6:10 a.m. an SUV was driving southbound on Highway 69 near 151st street. She crossed over into the northbound lanes hitting a white pickup and a black pickup. The driver of the vehicle, 29-year-old Heidi Lynn Adams, and her 9-year-old daughter...

BV West Wrestlers Accident

Morgan Cormack, Web Editor

December 9, 2011

Friday morning, the BV West Wrestling team left in two vans for a tournament in Columbus, Nebraska. While in route, one of the two vans with seven wrestlers and the assistant coach hit a patch of ice and slid into a median on its side. Everyone in the van is safe, and all parents have been contacted. On...

First Snow Brings Problems for BV West Drivers

Lauren Pino, Reporter

December 7, 2011

On Tuesday, many BV West students got excited when they woke up and saw snow on the ground. However, many did not think about what was under that snow on the roads: ice. This unknown factor led many students to drive as they usually do, clogging up the 159th Street and Switzer Road intersection and othe...

“Occupy Wall Street” Comes To Kansas City

Leena Younes, Reporter

November 2, 2011

It is likely to be said that any person that has gone out walking downtown, or buying a new TV set, or probably scrolling on web pages such as Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr for the past few months, has seen the Occupy Wall Street protest signs. The Occupy Wall Street protests began with “Operation:...

BV West Library Changes

Emily Binshtok, Section Editor

October 18, 2011

With over 15,000 books and 38 computers, the BV West library is an excellent resource for students doing research or reading for entertainment. Like the community it serves, the library is constantly evolving to keep up with advances in technology to meet students’ needs.   “All the hi...

Overcrowding: A Problem Yet Again

Katherine Byrket, Reporter

September 26, 2011

This year at BV West, there is a French class with 31 students.  During the enrollment process, teachers and students alike were shocked by this large number of students.  This number, however, is becoming more and more common in the classrooms. Many teachers at BV West have been here since the...

Beloved Teacher Retires

Maddy Wilson, Reporter

April 30, 2011

Greg Schell, a well known Biology and Anatomy teacher, is about to finish his last year here at BV West. He started teaching in the 1970s, and has decided to retire at the end of the school year. Many students are going to miss Mr. Schell, but they will cherish experiences they had in his classroom....

A Memorable Spring Break: Orchestra Travels to Hawaii

April 1, 2011

Few people even think about school during Spring Break, but the BV West and Southwest orchestras spent half of their break on a school-related trip in Hawaii. The orchestra spent six days in Oahu, Hawaii. They left on March 9 and returned on the 15. Both schools combined and sent a total of 70 ...

New College Math Opportunities

Meghan Ketcham, Reporter

March 1, 2011

Next year, students at BV West taking Honors Pre-Calculus & Trigonometry will receive college credit for the course. In the past, Honors Pre-Calculus has not offered college credit. Recently, the Blue Valley District has seriously considered adding college credit to the course that would be given...

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