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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...

Recreation Sports Excite Students

Kara David, Section Editor

March 1, 2011

Athletes at BV West dedicate hours a week to practicing and training in order to compete against other high schools in the EKL.  They have high-stress games and tournaments that require strength, agility, and competitiveness. Many students who aren’t the highest skilled in a particular sport get cut...

Debate Team Takes State Title

Scott Mullen, Editor

January 25, 2011

Over the weekend of Jan. 14 – 15, the BV West Debate Team attended the State Debate Competition at BV North. The team came away from the tournament with its first state title since the school’s opening. In the past, the team has finished second at the state tournament five times and third once. In...

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