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Veteran’s Day Assembly

Veteran’s Day Assembly

Mady Fancher and Molly Saporito

November 23, 2017


Filed under Photo Galleries, Top Stories

BV West's annual Veteran's Day assembly took place on Nov. 14 during the school day. The event featured a special performance, speakers, videos from current Jags in combat and recognition of veterans within the community. The assembly, led by BV West's school leadership class JPCO, was attended by many...

Boys Soccer Wins 6A State Championship

Boys Soccer Wins 6A State Championship

Zoey Greenberg, Sports Photo Editor

November 7, 2017


Filed under Photo Galleries, Top Stories

The boys soccer team beat the Olathe South Falcons 3-1 on Sat., Nov. 4 to win the Kansas 6A State Championship. Senior Noah Mabry added to his school-record toll tally with a hat-trick in the Championship. The Jags advanced to the final game by beating Manhattan 1-0 in the first round of the 4-team State...

Marching Band Wraps Up Successful Season

Marching Band Wraps Up Successful Season

Jillian Dunlay, Reporter

October 31, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

The Red and Silver Brigade, BV West’s marching band has just finished another successful season. The band works hard throughout all of summer in order to prepare for a rigorous competitive season during late September and all of October. This year, their show “Call of the Wild” features different...

Pink Out or Get Out

Pink Out or Get Out

Jacob Braun, Reporter

October 19, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Last Friday, BV West held its homecoming football game. This year the theme centered around breast cancer awareness and was put on by two senior Jaguar Pride Coalition (JPCo) members, Sophie Kolkhorst and Katie Walesh. The two decided to use this as their medallion project for the leadership cl...

Jagged Edge Introduces New Announcement Format

Jagged Edge Introduces New Announcement Format

Mikaela Schmitt, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

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...

Five Things Not to Miss in October

Five Things Not to Miss in October

Hannah Holladay, Web Editor

October 1, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

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...

Clips from the Eclipse

Clips from the Eclipse

Spotlight and Illumination Staff

August 21, 2017


Filed under Features, Photo Galleries, Top Stories

On Monday, Aug. 21, people all across the country stepped outside to witness a rare total solar eclipse. Even though school was in session during the eclipse, which lasted from 11:48 a.m. until 2:46 p.m. , students and staff did not miss out on the opportunity to take part in the one of a kind experience....

Solar Eclipse Facts and Figures

Solar Eclipse Facts and Figures

Hannah Holladay, Web Editor

August 20, 2017


Filed under Top Stories

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Freshman Orientation Photo Gallery

Freshman Orientation Photo Gallery

Mikaela Schmitt and Rachel Pickett

August 18, 2017


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On Aug 15th, JAG Mentors, JPCo, Cheer and Band gathered to make the Class of 2021's first day at West a memorable one. They were welcomed by lines of cheering mentors to kick off their first day. They first heard from Dr. Potts and Mr. Brutto, as well as STUCo executive members. After walking through...

New Faces at BV West

New Faces at BV West

Rachel Pickett, Editor-in-Chief

August 14, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Below is a sneak peek of the 13 teachers, administrators and coaches who will be joining the Jaguar family this year. Name: Krystal Blackmon Subject: LIFT Hometown: Pensacola, Florida Any previous teaching experience: I began my career working at a center school that serves students with disab...