Jaguar Journal

August 27, 2021

Here is your weekly update from the JUNGLE!


Jungle Jam is TONIGHT!

For all BVW students. Following the BVW Varsity Soccer game, join us at Blue Valley West High School for pizza, soda and dancing! Tickets are $5.00 each.

Back to School Night

Mark your calendars! On Wednesday September 1st, from 6:45pm - 8:30pm, Blue Valley West will host the annual “Back to School” night for parents and guardians. This evening provides an opportunity to connect with teachers and learn more about the classes your student is taking this year. Parents and guardians will follow the schedule of their student and begin the evening in advisory. We look forward to seeing you in the JUNGLE!

First Quarter Information

Please click here to view the following information for First Quarter:

  • Bell Schedule

  • Daily schedule for August, September and October

    • Friday, October 10th is an ODD Day

  • Important Contacts

  • Definitions and Protocols

  • Lunch Schedule

Picture Retakes and Last Chance for Senior Pictures

Picture retakes will take place on Friday, September 24th from 11:15 to 1:15pm. If you are a senior and have not taken your senior photo yet, this is your final opportunity to have your picture in the yearbook. An email will be sent out with a sign-up sheet in the near future. Any questions, please contact Mrs. Sweeney at or 913-239-3841.

National Honor Society is Accepting Applications

The National Honor Society is currently accepting applications for new members for the 2021-2022 school year. Juniors and Seniors with a 3.500 or higher GPA are welcome to apply. Members that were inducted last year do NOT need to reapply and are still considered members for this coming school year. Application details can be found at: All application materials are due September 10th at 4 p.m. Thank you!

Activity Passes

Activity Passes have not come in yet, but should arrive next week. If you or your family have purchased a pass, and you plan to attend a school activity, please provide your name at the gate and you will be let in.

Once passes arrive, they will be distributed to students during lunch hour. Family Passes may be picked up in the Main Office during school hours or afterschool until 3:30pm. To purchase a pass, please contact Ms. Lampson, the Bookkeeper, at 913-239-3707 or stop by the Main Office.

Yearbooks (2021 and 2022)

Order your student’s 2022 yearbook through ParentVue. The award-winning student-produced publication is nearly 400 pages of photos, stories and information. At a cost of only $55 it is a bargain.

Still need to pick up your 2021 yearbook? Beginning Aug. 23, students can stop by Room 233 to pick up their book.

S.A.F.E. Club (Seatbelts Are For Everyone)

Are you passionate about vehicle safety, especially seat belt safety? Do you need community service hours? Do you want to be a part of a fun club that promotes safety and gives out more than a thousand dollars of prizes to students every year? Then S.A.F.E. (Seatbelts Are For Everyone) might be for you!

It is a student run club that Officer Harrison and Officer Stock supervises. S.A.F.E. meets monthly or every other month depending on participation. S.A.F.E. club members will help get students to pledge to wear their seatbelts and deliver the raffle prizes. The other responsibilities include monthly outreach (in person, events, or putting together information in the Jaguar Journal or other source) and three times a year going out during arrival and collecting data on how many people you see wearing seatbelts and driving distracted. We also give out great prizes to the S.A.F.E. members as a thank you for helping out our BVW family!

Stop by the Police Office or stop Officer Harrison or Officer Stock in the hall to find out more information or to sign up!

Support Your Crimson Cats Dance Team TOMORROW!

BVW Crimson Cats Dance Team is having a car wash TOMORROW:

  • Saturday 8/28 10am-2pm.

  • Price Chopper 7201 W 151st St, Overland Park, KS 66223

  • All donations accepted.

Thanks for your support!

Science Olympiad

We are so excited to be kicking off Blue Valley West’s fifth season in Science Olympiad. Here is an interest form for anyone who may want to join the club this year; this just helps us gather some basic information and get in contact with everyone. Please email with any questions. We hope to see you there!

Apply to become a Substitute at Blue Valley School District!

“How can I help?” It’s one of the most common questions we hear from our Blue Valley community these days and it is what makes our community so special: your willingness to lend a helping hand and provide support during difficult times. Our students need us now more than ever, and in order to support them in the best way possible, we need our community. We are currently looking for substitutes. If you have completed 60 college credits, you are eligible to apply for an emergency substitute license. If you are available one day a week, or even a couple days a month, consider applying to become a substitute. For more information, please contact Kaitlyn Drew at

Apply to Join our Blue Valley Support Team!

Apply to join our BV support team and make a difference in your community. The Blue Valley School District is actively seeking applications for new members of our support team:

  • Paraeducators: starting rates from $13.68 - 14.65/hr. depending on position.

  • Custodians: starting rates from $14.16 - $15.69/ hr. depending on position.

  • Food Service: starting rates from $12.77 - $15.16/hr. depending on position.

  • Grounds Crew: starting rates at $15.69/hr.

These positions offer flexible schedules, benefits and retirement plans. Applicants actively employed by September 1, 2021 in these positions will also receive up to a $700 bonus.

If you are looking to make a positive impact in your community and in the lives of our children, we encourage you to apply for one of these support opportunities in the district, or share this information with someone you think would be a good fit to join our team. For more information and to apply for school-level openings, visit the Blue Valley employment website.

SENIOR NEWS Class of 2022

Graduation Date

Is May 22, 2021 at 1pm. Rain out date will be on Tuesday, May 24th at 5pm.

Last Chance for Senior Pictures!

Picture retakes will take place on Friday, September 24th from 11:15 to 1:15pm. If you are a senior and have not taken your senior photo yet, this is your final opportunity to have your picture in the yearbook. An email will be sent out with a sign-up sheet in the near future. Any questions, please contact Mrs. Sweeney at or 913-239-3841.

Senior T-Shirts on sale now!

$15 each and can be purchased through The Spot here until September 30th. Students will be notified when shirts are in and can be picked up at the school store The Spot.

Senior Tribute Ad

Senior Parents-Purchase your seniors tribute ad on or before Sept. 3 to receive a $50 discount. An email was sent in early June with details; a copy of that communication can be referenced here. Visit this web address to make your purchase.

Photos and questions can be sent to

Class of 2022 Senior Year Events & Checklist HERE

View deadlines, important information, upcoming events, and your to do list!



Interested in Open PTO Positions? click here

Since the new school year is around the corner, the Blue Valley West PTO is looking ahead and inviting anyone who would like to join our great team to reach out to us . Here is the link for signing up for the Open BVWest PTO Chair Positions.

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