Jaguar Journal

May 21, 2021

Here is your weekly update from the JUNGLE!

ALL SCHOOL NEWS

May Calendar

Finals for 9th - 11th grad

  • Wednesday, May 26 5th and 7th block

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

  • Friday, May 28 1st and 3rd block, early release 10:41a.m.

S.A.F.E. Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the last S.A.F.E. drawing!

$600 in gift cards that were given out. The winners are:

  • $150 Lululemon- Kylie Peterson

  • $150 Prepaid Visa Card- Emma Dodson

  • $75 Starbucks

    • Samuel Pro

    • Ellison Hargrove

    • Sophia Carey

  • $50 Buffalo Wild Wings- Chloe Muelmeir

  • $25 Dunkin Donuts- Bruno Carmona

Enjoy your gift cards and remember everyone, wear your seatbelts and don’t drive distracted this summer!


SENIOR NEWS

GRADUATION DAY for Class of 2021!

DATE: May 23, 2021

LOCATION: Switzer Activities Complex (SWIDAC) 13310 Switzer Rd, Overland Park, KS 66213

TIME: 6:00 p.m. Seniors should report the soccer side of the SWIDAC


Gates will open for families.

No tickets required and no limit on seating


7:00 p.m. Commencement Ceremony will begin on the football side

Here is the LIVE STREAM LINK to view Blue Valley West High School’s Class of 2021 Commencement Ceremony. Each graduation will have a 30 minute countdown during which the logo for the upcoming school graduation will be displayed. For example, our graduation ceremony begins at 7pm, so at 6:30 pm you should see BVW’s logo appear for 30 minutes.


Seniors: Must report at 6:00pm to the soccer side of the District Activity Complex, they will be staged in alphabetical order for the processional before making their way to the football field to the graduation ceremony. Seniors should wear dress clothes, proper shoes, and their cap and gown.


Seating: We will be utilizing both the home side and the visitor side of the stadium to help with social distancing. Families should sit together and should allow 6 feet of space between each family group.


MAP of SWIDAC: Gray area outlined in blue indicates family seating. Handicap is located on the East side.

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Weather:

If graduation is postponed, it will be rescheduled for Wednesday, May 26 at 6:00p.m. Please be on the lookout for any communication from either the District or BVW related to cancellations. It may be a good idea to bring a small towel to wipe off bleachers in the event of rain before the ceremony.


Unable to Attend:

A Livestream link from Harvest Communications will be provided closer to graduation. Please check the Blue Valley West and Blue Valley District websites . If your student is unable to attend graduation, please contact BVW after the graduation ceremony has taken place to schedule a time to pick up your student's diploma. You can contact the front office by dialing 913-239-3700.



Diplomas, Official Transcripts, Awards & Certificates

After crossing the stage during the graduation ceremony, your student will pick up a white envelope. This envelope contains his/her diploma, immunization record, applicable academic awards and certificates. The diploma your student receives is one of a kind. Please file it somewhere safe. Students will not receive their diploma if they still have an outstanding balance with the school. Official transcripts will not be available until mid-June. Please do not schedule college enrollments prior to this time if you need to provide a final high school transcript to the college.


ATHLETIC NEWS

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 - www.bvwestjags.com - 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 croach@bluevalleyk12.org.


2021-22 Athletic / Activity Participation Packet


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 www.easternkansasleague.org 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 croach@bluevalleyk12.org 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, www.bvwestjags.com

COUNSELING NEWS

JCCC Dual Credit Courses

Seniors! Students who are taking JCCC courses as dual enrollment must wait until all grades have been officially posted to their JCCC student record to request a transcript. If you are also enrolled in a year-long course, you will need to make sure those grades are posted as well before requesting your transcript.

Students can go to www.jccc.edu/transcript, click on the Get My Transcript link, and follow the prompts. For additional information, please visit the College Now FAQ on “How do I order my JCCC transcript to be sent back to my high school for dual credit or to another college?”


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 https://bvusd.instructure.com/courses/27716

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 https://bvusd.instructure.com/courses/27716

BVW Yard Sign and Activity Plaque Order Deadline is Fast Approaching!

BVW Yard Sign and Activity Plaque Order Deadline is Fast Approaching!

FINAL CALL to receive a BVW Yard sign and/or Activity Plaque(s) for the 2020-21 school year. YOU MUST PLACE YOUR ORDER NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, MAY 28th. After May 28th orders cannot be placed until mid-August, when school starts back up.


We currently have a few yard signs and a good selection of activity plaques in stock. If we don’t have what you order in stock we will place an order with our vendor and your order will be in around mid-June. Once your order is ready you’ll be notified with pick-up instructions.

  • Yard Signs - $55 (includes steel yard stake and hardware)

  • Activity Plaques - $12 ea. (yard signs can hold up to 4 activity plaques.)

Orders can be placed here: https://bluevalleywestpto.membershiptoolkit.com/spiritwear

If you have any questions please contact our yard sign volunteer, Kim Wheeler at: kwheeler09@gmail.com


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