April 21, 2023
Here is your weekly update from the JUNGLE!
Crimson Cats Fundraiser
Please mention BVW Fundraiser at check out, thank you!
Theatre Rep Show: The Dining Room
The play is set in a single dining room where 18 scenes from different households overlap and intertwine. Each story is focused around a different family during different time periods who possess the same dining room furniture set, manufactured in 1898. The scenes deal with the changes in lifestyle of the 20th Century American upper-middle class as they move from a strict traditional culture into a more efficient progressive one. Audiences will be observers in the dining room themselves as the play is present on a thrust stage surrounding the dining room itself on a thrust stage in the intimate BVW BlackBox Theatre. Seating is limited to 42 audience members at each performance, and we expect the shows to sell out quickly. Get your tickets today at www.bvwestjags.com/event-tickets .
Rep Theatre Play:THE DINING ROOM
Performances: April 20, 21, 22 at 7pm
Location: BVW Black Box Theatre
Limited Seating: Pre-purchasing tickets is highly encouraged as the audience is limited to 42 seats per performance.
All Seats General Admission. $8.00 Click here to purchase.
NHS Senior Ceremony
The NHS Senior Ceremony will be held on May 1 at 6pm in the PAC. We will induct our newest NHS officers and celebrate our senior members by presenting them with their graduation stoles. Only seniors in good standing with the organization (who have completed all required community service hours by the April 30 deadline) are invited to attend, along with their families. Junior members do not need to attend. Thank you!
NHS Computer Science Honor Society
We are opening applications for the BVW Computer Science Honor Society for the 2023-2024 school year. BVW CSHS purpose is to encourage students' enthusiasm for computer science, to honor academic excellence, and to promote service.
Class of 2025 T-Shirts
Class of 2025, check out this great fundraiser!
Any student who intends to be in yearbook or Spotlight Media (newspaper) for the 2023-2024 school year must have filled out available at these QR codes ASAP.
Yearbook application is available here:
Spotlight Media (newspaper) application is available here:
Night of Lights Event
Don’t Miss Night of Lights Family-Friendly Festival
BVEF is looking forward to another annual signature event to raise money for our schools AND celebrate all the wonderful things about the Blue Valley district!
Night of Lights 2023 will feature food trucks, robotics, musical performances, cheer demonstrations, yard games, face painters, caricature artists, a fire truck, inflatables, a juried art show, a balloon artist, a raffle for a Weber grill package, glow items to purchase and fireworks for a great evening of fun on Friday, April 28, 2023, from 6-9 p.m. on the District Office Campus at 15020 Metcalf.
Get your glow wristband fidget spinners and raffle tickets for a Weber Smoker package with accessories TODAY!
JOCO Resource Numbers
Numbers you need to know
Last July, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255 or 1-800-273-TALK) transitioned to a three-digit dialing code, 988. The three-digit dialing code routes calls to the Lifeline network and provides a connection to local support and services for those experiencing a mental health crisis. Johnson County Mental Health Center began answering Lifeline calls as a part of the national network in August of 2021.
In its first five months, the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline received over 1.7 million calls, texts and chats. Federal government data shows a significant increase in calls, texts and chats from December 2021 to December 2022. To learn more about the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, check out our Mental Health Moment—a weekly newsletter that opens dialogue, increases understanding, and removes some of the stigmas surrounding mental health issues where we’ve prepared hot, warm and crisis lines for you to add to your contact list. We all need some help sometimes, and it’s okay to reach out.
Sign up for other e-newsletters from Johnson County Mental Health Center!
Activities and Athletics Message
Blue Valley Families,
We are excited to have your families come to support our high school activities and athletics this school year. It is great to see the entire community at these events. It is imperative that our parent community partner with us as we work to encourage a positive atmosphere for our high school games or events.
Sportsmanship/officials: We want to give our student athletes the opportunity to play as many games as possible and we need officials to make those games happen. With a local and national shortage of officials, we want to make sure officials continue to choose to work Blue Valley events. The number one way we can create a welcoming environment is for spectators, coaches and student athletes to be courteous and respect the official’s decisions.
Tailgating: Tailgating before games has become a tradition for many students and families. We love to see our community gathering together to enjoy food and tailgate games in our parking lots. As a reminder, alcohol and tobacco are not allowed on district property including parking lots.
Thank you for your help in making our district events a great experience for all who attend. We hope to see your family cheering for our Blue Valley teams this school year.
Fostering a Safe Environment
As we move into a new semester please share the following message in your upcoming family newsletters:
Blue Valley Schools is committed to promoting and fostering a safe environment in and around all of our schools. Through the convergence of physical and intellectual security measures, we are continuously working to prevent, mitigate, respond to and recover from a wide range of emergencies. Please check out available ways to report safety concerns.
Cap and Gown Payments Due
Seniors, thank you for your cap and gown sizes. Herff Jones has now placed our order! You can make the payment for your items at the following link.
Once your order is complete, please save your receipt to refer to once Graduation season arrives. Cap and gowns will be distributed at Class Day rehearsal on May 18, 2023.
College Visits to BVW
Students have an opportunity to visit with college representatives at BVW during AST in the Commons Faculty Dining Room! If interested, please have your student sign up in Naviance.
Social Media Updates
The BVW Counseling Department is now on social media! Please follow us to stay up to date on important information.
Instagram - @BVW_Counseling (Links to an external site.) -
Twitter - @BVWCounseling
Please consider joining our PTO - we have open positions and will be needing to fill many key leadership roles next year. Get involved now so you are poised to help us in future years!
Sunflower Bank ABC Program
BVW PTO is excited to announce our participation in Sunflower Bank's ABC Program!
Our students get a chance to earn $10 for every "A" on their report card, with a matching gift to BVW PTO!
How? Help your student drop a copy of their report card at either or both branches by APRIL 28! Each branch will draw five winners from participating schools' entries.
Local Sunflower Bank Branches:
o Overland Park - 7400 W 135th St. (next to Chick-fil-A)
o Leawood - 15100 Rosewood St. - DRIVE THRU ONLY
No Sunflower Bank account or purchase is required to participate. And students do not have to have “perfect” report cards to participate!
Purchase a BVW Yard Sign for your student
Celebrate your student's sport, club or activity with a BVW Yard Sign! Check out the BVW PTO Website for all of the details to order!