April 1, 2022
Here is your weekly update from the JUNGLE!
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ALL SCHOOL NEWS
Drug and Alcohol Event
Blue Valley West BPA Fundraiser
Congratulations Scholastic Art Winners
Important Upcoming NHS Dates
April 13 – NHS Induction for new members that were accepted to NHS this year. Induction will begin at 6pm in the PAC. Returning members do not need to attend.
April 30 – All community service hours (10 hours per student) must be completed and logged with an NHS officer. Students with questions about how to log their hours or what opportunities will count for hours should reach out to Dr. Hall or an NHS officer.
May 4 – NHS Senior Ceremony at 6pm in the PAC. Junior members to not need to attend.
Prom Tickets and Outside Guest Form
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.
Fostering a Safe Environment
Creating the best possible Blue Valley high school experience
Blue Valley has a unique opportunity this year to study the high school experience with the goal of creating a comprehensive experience that leads to increased student personalization and ownership of learning.
The High School Study Committee, made up of high school teachers and administrators across the district, will study high school programming and spend time learning more about what we want for our students. Committee members from Blue Valley West include Katie Bonnema, Anna Dunn, Courtney Grimaldi, Paige Lankford and Aimee Price.
The study committee solicited student focus group feedback to help identify the five action teams which will meet regularly over the next two months:
Graduation requirements: Investigate what Blue Valley requires of its graduates and make any recommendations related to graduation requirements.
Defining high school success: Identify some accountability measures in our redesign process.
Real-World Learning Opportunities: Work closely with those leading the BV Edge work and establish a plan to deliver real-world learning opportunities to all students.
Strategically Agile High School System: Make recommendations that inject more flexibility and agility into high school programming and the high school experience.
Relevant & Authentic Instruction: Make recommendations related to instructional strategies, feedback/assessment policies and grading.
As high school families, your insight and feedback are valuable. Throughout the study, there will be opportunities for all high school students, staff members and families to offer feedback. Stay tuned for more information about the study and feedback opportunities later this semester.
Cap and Gown Payments Due
Graduation is Coming!
Thank you to ALL seniors for providing their sizing information to ensure a perfect fit when caps and gowns are delivered at Graduation Rehearsal.
Items can be paid for at highschool.herffjones.com or by calling 866-238-5336.
Cap and Gowns will arrive prior to Class Day on May 20, 2022.
All Herff Jones orders, including announcements, will be delivered to Blue Valley West High School.
View deadlines, important information, upcoming events, and your to do list!
Summer school enrollment will open on March 23rd in ParentVue/StudentVue. Requests can be entered through the course request button.
Enrollment for credit recovery options has now begun if you failed a course and need to retake it over the summer please reach out to your counselor to discuss options.
Special Event for Teacher Appreciation Week
Hello BVWest Community!
We are offering a one of a kind opportunity for you to reach out to a teacher of your choice at BVWest. Adopt a teach for a day during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6. Here is how this works. You pick a day and plan as much or as little as you are willing and able to do. We ask, if you adopt a teacher that you at a minimum reach out with a note via email ~ the email is provided in the sign-up below. If you have time for more, want to drop off a lunch, send in a small gift, that is up to you. Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up.Here is the link to the Sign-up:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4aabad23a0fb6-teacher.
BVW Spirit Day
Purchase a BVW Yard Sign for your student
Interested in Open PTO Positions?
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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