Jaguar Journal

Mayl 6, 2022

Here is your weekly update from the JUNGLE!

ALL SCHOOL NEWS

Yearbooks

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!

https://www.planetfitness.com/summerpass/preregistration


Senior T Shirts

Seniors, if you ordered a Senior T Shirt through The Spot, you can pick them up in the store. We are open during late arrival days, 5th block and afternoon AST. We will be open until Wednesday May 11th end of 5th block.

REPERTORY THEATRE CLASS PRESENTS DADDY’S GIRL

By Gary Ray Stapp next Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7 at 7pm in the BVW Little Theatre. In this comedy, Benard Muloovy, proprietor of Maudie’s Diner, gets served a full plate of comic chaos when his deceased wife decides to take up residence as a talking portrait on the diner wall. Enlisting the services of an angel, Michael, Maudie hopes to reunite Benard with their long lost daughter, Elizabeth. This play comes fully seasoned with many other colorful characters. In this contest of laughter and tears, lines are drawn, sides are taken, and rules are broken as the search for the real Daddy’s girl gets out of hand! Tickets are $8 and available at https://bvwestjags.com/event-tickets

Forensics results

CFL Nationals—Washington DC

Rishabh Barve—Oration

Margo Thomas—Solo Acting

Nargis Suleman—Extemp

Arya Shah—Extemp

NSDA Nationals—Louisville

Rishabh Barve—Oration

Margo Thomas—Humorous Interp

Arya Vasudevan—Oration

State Forensics

Quin Bryant—Humorous Interp, Dramatic Interp

Margo Thomas/Zoe Arp—Duo Interp

Sadiya Abid—Info

Humphrey Luo—Domestic Extemp, Oration

Rishabh Barve—Oration

Arnesh Sharma—Domestic Extemp

Arya Vasudevan—Oration

Madeline Kirby—Oration

Sarah Antao—Oration

Kevin Xu—Domestix Extemp

Mahika Meesa—Poetry Interp


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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.

Communications Matrix

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.

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Fostering a Safe Environment

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.

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.

SENIOR NEWS

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.

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Class of 2022 Senior Year Events & Checklist HERE

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

Counseling

BVW 2022 AP Exams

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1G9TtgpPUWWbAfap4sIaN55Qrn9s5JCnM/view?usp=sharing


Summer School

Summer school enrollment will open on March 23rd in ParentVue/StudentVue. Requests can be entered through the course request button.


Credit Recovery

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

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!

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.



Join our PTO! / Follow BVW PTO on twitter / Like us on Facebook

Amazon Smiles

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