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Five Things Not to Miss in October

Five Things Not to Miss in October

Hannah Holladay, Web Editor

October 1, 2017

October marks the start of fall, the peak of fall sports, the homecoming dance and the end of first quarter, along with the arrival of many other activities and important dates. With the progression of the school year comes an array of events that fill the calendar and leave BV West students busy as...

How to Start a Club

Chelsea Park, Reporter

September 24, 2017

Clubs serve as a great extracurricular option to get involved within the school. They are student-based organizations that offer students a place to develop new skills, form new relations and express their interests with others who share common ideas. Although BV West offers an abundance of club...

JAG Benefits

Jillian Dunlay, Reporter

September 22, 2017

New school year, new schedule. Power hour (also known as JAG), a newly introduced concept at BV West for the 2017-2018 school year, has changed the outline of the typical school day from previous years. Students are now receiving at least one hour each school day to use as they see fit. Though the i...

Canvas Tutorial

Canvas Tutorial

Jonah Park, Managing Editor

September 21, 2017

As many of you know, the Blue Valley School District adopted a new program called Canvas for students and parents to check on grades, schedules and classes. It replaced the previous program, StudentVue, at the start of the school year, but many students are still unfamiliar with all of its abilities. Stud...

Red Cross Club Returns for a Second Year

Red Cross Club Returns for a Second Year

Lauren Prehn, Reporter

September 19, 2017

From honor societies and community service organizations to leisure clubs like Disc Golf and Gaming, there is something for every student at BV West to get involved with. Among the newer clubs to come to BV West is the American Red Cross Club. Sponsored by teacher Cheryl Myers and run by co-presidents,...

Monkey Business

Stepen Kinder, Reporter

September 14, 2017

There is a new stranger in town in Cincinnati, Ohio. Except the stranger is not human. However, it is closely related to humans. The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is proud to announce that they have received a new addition to their family; a 29-year-old Western Lowland Silverback Gorilla,...

New Latin-Based System of Recognition

Natalie Fiorella, Reporter

September 4, 2017

In prior years at BV West and other Blue Valley high schools, the Superintendent's Top 10 was a recognition that was given to students at class day and graduation. It was given to ten seniors based on weighted and non-weighted grading. However, this year it is changing to a new system. The Class o...

Welcome to the Jungle Photo Gallery

Welcome to the Jungle Photo Gallery

Rachel Pickett, Editor-in-Chief

August 3, 2017

Last night, BV West freshmen mentors, administrators, teachers and counselors welcomed the Class of 2021 at the annual "Welcome to the Jungle" event. Incoming freshmen played trivia games, witnessed a flash mob from the freshmen mentors, were given tours of the school and even experienced their first...

Class of 2017-Final Report

Class of 2017-Final Report


July 1, 2017

The Class of 2017 graduated from Blue Valley West High School on Sunday, May 14 at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo. Ceremonies for the seniors began with Class Day at the school on Friday, May 12. The group were a part of several State Championships in athletics, garnered more than $3 million...

Class Day 2017 Photo Gallery

Class Day 2017 Photo Gallery

Bailey Ellis, Sophia Catenacci, Anna Parry, Lexi Symonds, Molly Schwabauer, Photographers

May 12, 2017

The Class of 2017 Class Day. (May 12, 2017) Story will be expanded on May 15. ...

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