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New Schedule Changes

Jillian Dunlay, Reporter

November 29, 2017

BV West has experienced some major changes this school year, a significant one being the daily schedule. Not only was the new JAG time implemented at the beginning of the semester, but after Thanksgiving break a new addition was added. Late arrival now takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and cla...

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Staff

November 27, 2017

     Walking the talk. Administrators, teachers and some students often mention the BV West cornerstones of grit, pride, family and excellence. While that does make them known to students, it also makes them fodder for joking and eye rolling.      The Advisory team made...

Locked in Locker Renovations

Locked in Locker Renovations

Jonah Park and Jaden E. Webster

November 14, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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