Mayl 6, 2022
Here is your weekly update from the JUNGLE!
ALL SCHOOL NEWS
- Blue Valley West High School
- Important Contacts
- First Quarter Information
- Your Spot for Jaguar Spirit Wear
- Athletics Calendar / Check out our Clubs!
- Past Jaguar Journals / Like us on Facebook / Follow us on Instagram / Twitter
- Blue Valley School District
- Durham Bus Company contact information
ALL SCHOOL NEWS
Friday, May 13 is Yearbook Distribution Day. Seniors will get their books at the Senior Picnic at Black Bob Park and underclassmen will receive their books in the Commons in the afternoon.
Students who have books reserved will receive a ticket they can redeem for a book early next week. Seniors will get tickets from their English teachers while others will receive theirs in Advisory. Those with concerns should visit Room 233.
There will be a limited number of books for sale for $50 on Friday.
Free summer memberships for high school students to Planet Fitness
This Summer Planet Fitness is offering free summer passes for high school students! When you sign-up you will be entered into a drawing to win scholarship money! Check out the link below for more information and where to sign up!
Senior T Shirts
REPERTORY THEATRE CLASS PRESENTS DADDY’S GIRL
CFL Nationals—Washington DC
Margo Thomas—Solo Acting
Margo Thomas—Humorous Interp
Quin Bryant—Humorous Interp, Dramatic Interp
Margo Thomas/Zoe Arp—Duo Interp
Humphrey Luo—Domestic Extemp, Oration
Arnesh Sharma—Domestic Extemp
Kevin Xu—Domestix Extemp
Mahika Meesa—Poetry Interp
Save the date for SPRING REP SHOWS
ADVANCED REPERTORY THEATRE CLASS PRESENTS CLUE Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14. 7pm in the BVW Little Theatre Based on the screen play by Jonathan Lynn, Written by Sandy Rustin, Based on the Paramount Pictures Motion Picture based on the Hasbro board game Clue.
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!
BVW 2022 AP Exams
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.
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.
Donate to Blue Valley West High School PTO, at no cost to you! Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/48-1246215 (add Blue Valley West High School PTO as your charity) and AmazonSmile will donate to Blue Valley West High School PTO, at no cost to you. Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to Blue Valley West High School PTO —no fees, no extra cost.