Jaguar Journal

May 7, 2021

Here is your weekly update from the JUNGLE!



Finals for 9th - 11th grade

  • Wednesday, May 26 5th and 7th block

  • Thursday, May 27 2nd, 4th, and 6th block

  • Friday, May 28 1st and 3rd block, early release

Finals for Seniors (full days)

  • Wednesday, May 18 5th and 7th block

  • Thursday, May 19 2nd, 4th, and 6th block

  • Friday, May 20 1st and 3rd block


Shooting Stars Art Award Winner

CONGRATS to Julia Walewicz for taking 2nd place in Photography!
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Fundraiser for BVW Student Ambassadors

  • Monday, May 10th 5-9pm

  • Freddy’s on 731 W. 135th Street, Overland Park, KS 66223

Be sure to tell the cashier you are a part of the BVW Student Ambassadors group so they may receive a percentage of the sales from this event!

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Elections for 2021-2022 Student Council

Interested in running for next year’s Student Council? Student Council is responsible for various school wide events and projects, including school dances, the Homecoming Carnival, and holiday adoptions through KVC. Attend an informational meeting on 5/13 during AST in room 152 to learn more. You’ll need to attend the meeting to receive your signature petition, which is required to campaign.

Yearbook Distribution

Yearbook distribution will take place:

  • May 14, at 1:52pm in the Commons for Seniors

    • PTO will be providing snacks!

    • Virtual Students are invited to attend. If you choose not to, please complete this form by May 10th to make alternate arrangements.

  • May 21 for grades 9, 10, and 11

Students with an in-person ELA class will receive a ticket in the coming weeks that they’ll redeem for a book on their distribution day. Students with an on-line ELA class will receive email notification. Keep reading the Jaguar Journal and checking social media, @bvwspotlight on Twitter and @bvwillumination on Instagram, for details.

BVW Repertory Theatre

The BVW Repertory Theatre will perform two plays the week of May 5-8.


On Friday, May 7 at 7:00, we present the play THE TIN WOMAN by Sean Grennan. This play written in 2015 centers around Joy, the young recipient of a heart transplant, and the Borden family, whose loss of their son Jack enabled Joy to receive a new heart. Love, loss, rejection, and acceptance are all themes of this heartwarming play.

On Saturday, May 8 at 7:00, we present the classic comedy THE ODD COUPLE by Neil Simon. This classic comedy centers around two suddenly single pals — laid-back sloppy sportswriter Oscar Madison and uptight, fastidious news writer Felix Ungar— who strain their friendship by becoming roommates and unconsciously repeating the same mistakes they made in the marriages they just left.

BVW Dance Team Crimson Cats Tryout Information

Complete this INTEREST FORM for 2021-2022 Season. Important Dates to remember:

  • Tuesday, April 13th at 6:30pm, Parent meeting, in the Little Theater

  • Monday, May 10th 3:45-6:00pm, Clinic is being held in the Commons

  • Thursday, May 13th at 6:00pm, Auditions are in the Aux Gym

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2021 Color Guard Clinics and Auditions

We are ready for YOU to join our team! NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED! Clinics will be held in the BVW GYM on Thursday, May 6th from 7pm-8:30pm AND Thursday, May 13th from 7pm-8:30pm

Auditions will be held in the BVW GYM on Tuesday, May 18th from 7pm-8:30pm

Please be sure to wear a black tank top or t-shirt, black shorts or leggings, socks with tennis shoes and be sure your hair up and out of your face.

HOW CAN I PREPARE FOR CLINICS AND AUDITIONS PRIOR TO MAY 6TH? Work on your flexibility and be sure to try to jog about 1 mile without stopping. Our fall and spring seasons are FUN though we can work at a fast pace so we don't want you to be too out of breath while performing.

**PARENT MEETING: THURSDAY, MAY 6TH from 7pm-8:30pm to go over team schedule, potential fees, "what is color guard?" and have the opportunity to meet current parents to meet and answer questions.**

What exactly is color guard? Check out the video!

If you have any questions please contact Melissa Mills at

JUNIORS - Class of 2022 Checklist & Timeline

May deadlines

Virtual Seniors are invited to participate in the end of year senior events. If you choose not to attend the events listed below, please complete this form by May 10th. We will then arrange for these items to be available for you to pick up, at your convenience, from Monday, May 17th through Thursday, May 20th 7:30am - 4pm in the Front Office at Blue Valley West High School.

  • May 14th Yearbook Distribution & Signing
  • May 20th Cap & Gown distribution, Rehearsals & Senior Celebration


Senior Signing Ceremony

Our Senior College Signing ceremony for student-athletes will be Friday, April 3oth - 12:30 in the BV West gymnasium. Attendance is limited to immediate family, but we will livestream the event so others can watch. All seniors were sent a link today to complete with their bio, so please remind your senior to check their school email and complete the form. If you have any questions, please email Cindy Roach at

Spring Sports Spectator Guidelines

The Blue Valley School District has announced that we will be allowing full attendance at all of our outdoor events this spring. Blue Valley District guidelines require that ALL spectators be masked up at all times and in all venues - indoors and outdoors. Please be respectful of the mask requirement to help keep everyone as safe as possible. For specific details for each sport, please click Spectator Guidelines

Athletics Calendar and Notifications

All athletic schedules can be found on our league website at or on the school website, by sport. On the EKL website, you can subscribe to receive notifications of changes, updates or cancellations. It is a great way to find out about any changes as soon as they are made on the site. Questions? Contact Cindy Roach - Athletic Director or 913-239-3770.

Summer Camp Information

Jaguar coaches are excited to be back in the gym and on the fields this summer! Summer camps, weights and open gym information is available on our website,


Counseling Canvas Page Update

The counseling canvas page has been updated and now includes a page for student opportunities. Please check this on occasion as it includes summer opportunities, along with job and volunteer opportunities. The counseling canvas page can be found here

Amazon Smiles

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Boys Basketball Summer Commitment Meeting

When: 7:45 am Wednesday, May 12

Where: Main Gym

Who: Anyone trying out for the boys basketball team next year should attend

If you cannot attend, please comm=municate with Coach Hintz.

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20-21 Participation Packet Information

Any student planning to participate in any KSHSAA-sponsored sport next year, must complete the required participation packet prior to the start of the season/tryouts. A new packet must be completed each year. Below is a link to the packet. It can also be found on our website - - or a hard copy can be picked up at West. If you have any questions, please contact the Athletics Office - 913-239-3771 or email Cindy Roach at