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Class Day 2018

Class Day 2018

Chloe Spencer, Caitlin Gardner, Lauren Gambill, Photographers

May 13, 2018


Filed under Photo Galleries, Top Stories

*This gallery was uploaded for expediency. The order of the photos will be changed the week of May 14 to show a chronological timeline of the event. Captions will be added at that time. ...

Pep Assemblies: A Year in Review

Pep Assemblies: A Year in Review

Lydia Berutti, Paige Murphy, Photographer, Reporter

April 26, 2018


Filed under Photo Galleries, Top Stories

BV West’s assemblies are unique to each and every person at this school.  That’s what makes them so fun and entertaining. “I love our assemblies because they are really fun, and everyone can get involved and be a part of them,” freshman Brenna Morrison said.  Assemblies are a...

April 20 Gun Safety Walkout and Protest

April 20 Gun Safety Walkout and Protest

Safa Anjum and Jolie Barnhart, Photographers

April 20, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

After a single gunman with an AR-15 assault rifle killed 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Feb. 14, teenagers have been at the forefront of the discussion on reforming gun laws. BV West students joined that group on April 20 at 10 a.m. The group gathered...

Teacher Jeff Baxter Inducted in National Teacher Hall of Fame

Teacher Jeff Baxter Inducted in National Teacher Hall of Fame
http://www.kmbc.com/article/blue-valley-west-teacher-inducted-into-the-national-teachers-hall-of-fame/19697413

Lauren Prehn, Lydia Berutti, Reporter, Photographer

April 7, 2018


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Following 2nd block on Thursday morning, Principal Dr. Brett Potts announced over the intercom a surprise assembly would take place during Advisory. The hallways were buzzing with speculation as students and staff filed into the gym. Once the crowd settled, Principal Dr. Brett Potts asked the usually...

Paws for a Cause-Photo Gallery

Paws for a Cause-Photo Gallery

Alexis Christopherson, Nathan Foxworthy, Kaitlyn Krause, Elle Kopischke, Brooke Lansford and Hannah Strombom, Photographers

March 29, 2018


Filed under Photo Galleries, Top Stories

The phrase "rise by helping others" was a motto for many. Seniors Josh Miller and Ted Reinhardt expanded "others" to include 4-legged friends by organizing Paws for a Cause to benefit the animal shelter and rescue center, Wayside Waifs. As part of their Medallion Project for the Jaguar Pride Coalition,...

Band Takes on Washington D.C.

Band Takes on Washington D.C.

Diane Kershaw, Photo Editor

March 13, 2018


Filed under Photo Galleries, Top Stories

A Photo Diary of the 2018 Band Trip March 3- Band students gathered at KCI. In a few short hours, they found themselves in the nation's capital. The musicians shared a meal at Lauriol Plaza. and took photos in the Hall of Nations. They ended their evening by attending a perfor...

Basketball Milestone and Recognition

Basketball Milestone and Recognition

Kevin Glenn, Reporter

February 28, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Just three years ago the girls basketball team was winless. Fast-forward to 2018 and the Jaguars were 8-8 headed into Sub-state with wins over Blue Valley opponents and a selection as Hy-Vee Team of the Week for Week 10. The program's comeback was impacted by a group of seniors who played together on...

2018 Oscars Breakdown

2018 Oscars Breakdown

Rachel Pickett, Editor-in-Chief

February 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

Another year of film has come and gone, and with that brings the annual Academy Awards, or Oscars as they are often called. Before the prestigious show began and the golden trophies were handed out, I sought to watch all 9 Best Picture nominees. While my knowledge of film is extremely limited compared...

Oklahoma Marks Director’s 150th Show

Oklahoma Marks Director’s 150th Show

Mikaela Schmitt, Editor-in-Chief

February 20, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

The theater department recently finished their annual winter mainstage musical, Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s,Oklahoma. This show marked a special milestone in director Laurie VanderPol’s career, becoming her 150th show she has directed. VanderPol directed at countless middle schools, high schools an...