Blue Valley Northwest

Principal's Newsletter - September 15, 2023

In this Newsletter . . .

  • Message from Dr. David Sharp
    National Merit Semi-Finalists Announced
  • September Block/Tradition Schedule
  • 2023-2024 Bell Schedule
  • Trader named BVNW Teacher of the Year Nominee

  • BVNW Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences information

  • 9th grade students and families - apply for world language credit transfer

  • Blue Valley partners with GoFan for all athletic passes and individual high school event tickets

  • ACT Prep Class to be held September 30th

  • Homecoming information

  • Homecoming events

  • Pack Dance Team fundraiser at tailgate event on Sept. 22

  • Cheer Trivia Fundraiser is September 27

  • CAPS Open House – October 4th from 12pm – 2:00pm

  • Do you have a question or concern? We want to help.

  • Daily Announcements by request

  • Picture make-up day and senior last chance is Oct. 19
  • Happy birthday singing telegrams sung by BNVW Choir available for purchase
  • Key Calendar Events
  • Counseling News - Juniors & Seniors–new college visits have been added | Where to find helpful information & resources | Step-by-Step through the FAFSA | NCAA Initial Eligibility webinar | JCCC College Now Info | Baker Concurrent credit info | ACT/SAT registration & dates | Kansas Apply Free Days (new)
  • PBC News - Parent Booster Club positions still available | Website and social media links | Spirit Wear Store is now open! Order by Sunday, September 24th | Important flyers: Husky yard Signs, PBC Membership, Invest in Northwest


Message from Dr. David Sharp

Greetings, Husky Families!

It’s hard to believe we’ll wrap up nearly six weeks of school soon! I am proud of our scholars and continually amazed by their passion for learning, engagement, and enthusiasm as my team and I visit our classrooms. I would like to thank you for your unparalleled commitment and support of our Blue Valley Northwest learning community. Without you, none of our success would be possible!

Please see the information below relative to our upcoming PTCs. Parent Teacher Conferences are essential for our teachers to learn about their students from families and provide feedback about academic performance. We are excited to work together to deepen family engagement, partner for teaching and learning, and develop a shared understanding of the steps for our scholars to make academic progress.

Next week will be busy as we celebrate homecoming at BVNW! I know our students and staff are excited to begin the weeklong celebration. Finally, this week, we handed out honor roll certificates to our scholars from the spring 2023 semester in ELA classes. The two honor roll criteria are the Principal's Honor Roll (requires a 4.00 or better on either scale) and Honor Roll (requires a 3.00-3.99 grade point average on both scales). Congratulations to our scholars for their hard work and dedication to their learning.

Your Partner in Education,


David Sharp, Ed.D

Principal, BVNW

National Merit Semi-Finalists Announced

Congratulations to these National Merit Semi-Finalists:

Benjamin L. Deardorff

Shreyas Krishnan

Shivam Kumara

Kevin K. Li

Samuel C. Waller

Megan Wang

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Weekly Schedule - SEPTEMBER

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2023-2024 Bell Schedule

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Trader named BVNW Teacher of the Year Nominee

Congrats to Mrs. Trader, BVNW business teacher, who is our Teacher of the Year nominee! She will move on to the next round of competition for who wins the Secondary Blue Valley Teacher of the Year (BVTOY). Good luck!

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BVNW Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences information

Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences will take place Monday, September 25th through Thursday, September 28th*.

*The in-person option is only available on Wednesday, September 27th. Other than Wednesday, Northwest teachers will choose 1 other evening that week to hold their conferences via Zoom.

How to Sign-Up:

  • Each teacher has created a Calendly sign-up with their availability, linked here:
  • Within the department, click the sign up for your student's teacher.
  • When signing up, you will indicate whether you would prefer an in-person conference at BVNW (Wednesday only) or on Zoom.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with the location/Zoom information and time.
  • It may be helpful for parents to pull up ParentVUE as you schedule conferences so that you have access to all of your student’s teachers and classes:

This information has also been emailed to parents! Thank you.

9th grade students and families - apply for world language credit transfer

9th grade students and families only - This information is only for students who have completed the full MS world language sequence in a BV middle school and will seek to transfer two (2) world language credits to their HS transcript. To apply for the credit transfer, please fill out the form found here by October 13. This link was also sent to all 9th graders and their parents/guardians via email during the week of September 4, 2023.

Blue Valley partners with GoFan for all athletic passes and individual high school event tickets

Blue Valley is pleased to announce that we will partner with GoFan for all athletic passes and individual high school event tickets for the 2023-24 school year. Fans can purchase passes or tickets online through their high school’s GoFan page. This new pass and ticket process allows Blue Valley to operate a more efficient and professional ticket gate while elevating the fan experience.

Purchase athletic pass/ticket today

ACT Prep Class to be held September 30th

While not affiliated with or endorsed by BVNW, we wanted to let you know that there is an ACT class being offered on the K-State Olathe campus on Saturday, Sept. 30th.

Students can register at This class is well-timed for the Saturday, October 28th test.

Homecoming information

Homecoming is upon us!

Starting Monday 9/18 we will be dressing up every day.

  • See the images below for the themes each day

Philanthropy – each class is assigned an item to collect for the Blue Valley Pantry

Tuesday and Thursday Mornings we will be doing skits in the new gym starting at 8am.

Parade is Wednesday starting at 6pm

Homecoming Assembly is Thursday

Homecoming Royalty Crowning at the game during halftime.

Homecoming Dance is Saturday 8-10pm.

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Pack Dance Team fundraiser at tailgate event on Sept. 22

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Cheer Trivia Fundraiser is September 27

Join us for a fun filled evening of trivia, raffles, and prizes to support Blue Valley Northwest Cheer!

Buy tickets:

CAPS Open House – October 4th from 12pm – 2:00pm

Curious about CAPS? Unsure what programs are offered and how they might support your long-term career plans? Wondering how you can fit CAPS into an already packed 4-year plan? Those questions and more can be answered during the CAPS Open House on Wednesday, October 4th from noon – 2:00pm. Finish testing at your home high school and come over to CAPS. You can tour the building and meet with instructors and administrators who can help you plan your CAPS experience.

Do you have a question or concern? We want to help.

If you have a question or concerns, we want to help! Many times by starting at the building level, you will work with the person who is closest to the situation and will usually have the most information. If you feel further discussion is warranted, the following chart can be used as a guide for whom to call when questions arise on the most common topics.

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Daily Announcements by request

Parents may receive an emailed copy of the daily announcements by request. If you would like to be added to this recipient list, email

Picture make-up day and senior last chance is Oct. 19

If your student did not get their picture taken today, there will be a make-up day the morning of Thursday, October 19, which will also include senior last chance photos for those who did not get pictures taken over the summer (for the yearbook). All students must get their picture taken if they want it in the yearbook! Please see the downloadable flyer below for ordering instructions. Contact Rolland Studios if you have any questions.

Once again, student IDs will be electronic this year.

Please look for upcoming communication about how to access and use your student ID.

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Upcoming Key Calendar events

Counseling News - September 15

**Attention Juniors & Seniors – these new college visits have been added:**

University of Alabama - 9/26 at 1:30

Pitt State University – 9/27 at 9:30

Rice University - 10/3 at 9:00 - location to come

University of Missouri Kansas City - 10/3 at 1:30


Western Case Reserve University - 10/4 at 1:30 – TESTING DAY – THIS VISIT WILL NOT BE RESCHEDULED AT THIS TIME

Grinnell College - 10/9 at 2:00

Washburn University - 10/10 at 9:00

Missouri State University - 10/16 at 9:30

Northwestern University - 10/17 at 9:00

Iowa State University - 10/23 at 9:00

Oklahoma State University - 10/24 at 1:30

Saint Louis University - 10/26 at 1:30

Texas Tech University - 11/7 at 9:00

Again, when you sign up, use your email confirmation as your pass to attend. If you don’t see the email in your Inbox, check your spam folder.


Where to find helpful information & resources

BVNW Counseling Canvas

BVNW Academic Resources


Step-by-Step through the FAFSA

Tuesday, September 26. 6:30-8:00 PM Online event

Registration required. Registration & more info here

NCAA Initial Eligibility webinar for college-bound Athletes.

Date: Sunday, September 17. 5:00-6PM Eastern Time. Register here

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JCCC’s College Now Program is a dual or concurrent credit option for students in approved classes at BVNW. What is dual credit? When a high school student takes an approved BVNW HS class from an approved high school teacher, they have the option to earn both high school and college credit. Students must enroll separately at JCCC to earn the college credit. Please refer to a recent email that was sent regarding College Now or the BVNW Counseling Canvas course.

JCCC College Now Website

BVNW College Now (JCCC) Classes

  • Honors Pre-Calc/Trig
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Literature (12th)
  • Honors Spanish 5
  • AP Spanish Language

Baker Concurrent Credit Enrollment

Baker CCP (concurrent credit program) is a concurrent enrollment option where your student attends an approved class at BVNW and can also receive college credit through Baker University if all steps/requirements necessary for enrollment are met. The deadline to enroll is September 8. 2023 for yearlong and fall semester classes.

Students with a 3.0 or better GPA are eligible to enroll and do so online.

BVNW courses with available Baker CCP credit:

  • AP US History - Mr. Lange (enroll each fall & spring semester)
  • AP Psychology - Mrs. Gipple (yearlong)

ACT/SAT registration

If testing on official national test date(s), students must self-register.

ACT Dates/Registration

SAT Dates/Registration

Which test should you take SAT vs. ACT? Here

College Admissions event by

College Admissions from A to Z: Ace Your Application Process (And Stay Stress Free)
Wednesday, September 13, 20236:00 p.m. CT.
Register HERE

Kansas Apply Free Days! (New for 2023)

November 7-9, 2023. All Kansas public universities, community colleges, & technical colleges, will waive their application fees for Kansas residents applying for a bachelor degree, associate degree, certificate or general application.

Parent Booster Club News - September 15

Message from PBC President

Dear BVNW Families,

* The following Parent Booster Club positions are STILL AVAILABLE for the 2023/2024 School Year. Please contact Nayelli Palazuelos-Bowers at if you are interested in getting involved with your school or know anyone who might. Thank you!

  • VP OF Fundraising (leads committee for PBC fundraising event in the Spring)
  • Hospitality Chair (provides water, cookies, light snacks for officials during tournaments)
  • Website (we use Membership Tool Kit)

* To be in the know and read about all the things happening with our Parent Booster Club, become a member or learn about everything we do, go to our website and make sure you follow us on Facebook and Instagram! Go Huskies!

* SPIRIT WEAR store is now open! We have new and fun items for everyone that would make great gifts for the family! Make sure to check it out and place your order by Sunday, September 24th. Scan the QR code on the flyer or go to the following link.

Important flyers from the PBC!

Husky Yard Signs

PBC Membership 2023-24

Invest in Northwest 2023-24

Download below:

Full School and Sports Calendars

BVNW Calendar
View All School Events

  • BVNW Sports Events
    View Sports Calendar

  • BVNW Inclusion Statement:

    Blue Valley Northwest values every individual and the diversity they bring to our community. Everyone shall be treated fairly in language and in action without regard to race, religion, national origin, financial status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. We, students, parents and staff will hold each other accountable to this mission.