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Rally in Indianapolis

Rally in Indianapolis

Rachel Pickett, Contributor

November 16, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories, Web Exclusives

Last weekend I was in Indianapolis with five other BV West students for the National High School Journalism Convention. When Saturday rolled around, word got out that there was going to be a  peace rally on the steps of the Indiana state capitol building. After very little debate, myself along with ...

Margo’s Footprint

Margo’s Footprint

Kristina Cripe, Contributor

November 4, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories

Junior Margo Jones is making a big impact and is helping people everyday who struggle with epilepsy, a disorder she suffers from herself. When Margo was just an infant her parents had noticed that her eyes would flutter frequently. The Jones' did not think anything of it until eight year old Margo suffered from he...

BV West Color Run

BV West Color Run

Morgan Caviar, Contributor

October 18, 2016


Filed under Features, Photo Galleries, Top Stories

  Photo gallery by Olivia Barker, Grace Glander, Mercedes Porter and Sydney Rasmussen. Members of the Jaguar Pride Coalition and other volunteers created BV West’s very own color run. The run was held the mo...

August Gallery

August Gallery

Staff, Photo Editor

September 6, 2016


Filed under Photo Galleries, Top Stories

Jaguars started school on August 11 and publications photographers started taking pictures. They have titled this gallery "Awesome August" because of how many exciting activities took place giving them so many opportunities for great pictures. The photos in this gallery are of volleyball, assemblies,...

New Teacher Profiles

New Teacher Profiles

Staff

August 23, 2016


Filed under Features, Top Stories

23 new staff members joined the BV West community in August. The group represents the full gamut of life travels, teaching experience and backgrounds. English teacher, Kara David, and social studies teacher, Alex Lahasky bring a home town flavor to the group as returning Jaguars. David graduated from...

Miss Kansas Visits BV West

Miss Kansas Visits BV West

Rachel Zimmerli, Reporter

August 22, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories, Web Exclusives

     Johnson County native and BV West alum, Kendall Schoenekase, was crowned Miss Kansas on June 11, 2016. She plans to take the stage at the Miss America 2017 - and win.      The reason behind all of Schoenekase’s hard work is her personal experience with texting and driving in 2014. She ...

New Permanent Traffic Solution

New Permanent Traffic Solution

Mikaela Schmitt, Managing Editor

August 9, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories, Web Exclusives

The BV West parking lot and traffic flow has changed many times in the last two years to improve efficiency. Parents experienced traffic jams at drop-off and student drivers experienced frustrations upon leaving school at the end of the day. A new solution will be implemented on the first day of school,...

Senior Picnic-A Sunny Tradition

Senior Picnic-A Sunny Tradition

Kayle Greenberg, Lexi Koch, Mariana Pulido, Sydney Rasmussen, Photographer

May 10, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories

The Class of 2016 began a week of traditions and rites of passage with the Senior Picnic on Friday, May 6. The annual event was held at Black Bob Park. The sparkling spring morning began with a bagel breakfast provided by the PTO. By 9:30 a.m. teacher and yearbook adviser, Deborah Glenn, had arrived...

Baseball Team Takes the K

Baseball Team Takes the K

Sabrina Cline, Photographer

May 3, 2016


Filed under Photo Galleries, Sports, Top Stories

The boys baseball team played Blue Valley at Kauffman Stadium on Saturday, May 1. For many boys, playing where the professionals play, was a dream come true. Their Twitter feeds and SnapChat stories were full of Royal blue all weekend. Although the boys lost the game 2-4, the experience was one that...

Marching Band playing with changes for 2016-17

Marching Band playing with changes for 2016-17

Bailey George and Kyle Miller, Contributors

February 19, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories

     No longer will the marching band be spotted on the parking lot early in the morning as they have for the past 15 years, because the Blue Valley West band program is undergoing extensive changes to its curriculum. Starting this coming fall, marching band will considered an extracurricular activity as ...

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