October 16

REVISED: Here is your weekly update from the JUNGLE!

Here is your weekly update from the JUNGLE!

Topics for this edition are as follows:

All School News

Activities News

Athletics News

Welcome to your Senior Year, CLASS OF 2021!!

Counseling News

Important Links

All-school News

  • Parent Teacher Conferences

Conferences will be held virtually this year for Blue Valley West students. Information regarding sign up times for teachers will be sent out in a separate email next Wednesday, Oct. 21st.

***Virtual Education students and families will receive individualized communication/emails from their teachers regarding the process for sign-up times for those courses.

  • Picture Day is Wednesday, Oct. 21st & Friday, Oct. 23rd 7:45am to 1:00 pm

Pre-pay pictures online at using the school password BVW20. The pre-pay site is only available until the day of picture day. You cannot pre-pay for pictures after their picture day.

Pay in person using a money order, check or cash. Please complete the attached form. A hard copy was also mailed home this week.

  • In-person students whose last names begin with A-L will have their pictures taken on Wednesday, Oct.21st from 7:45am to 1:00 pm.

  • In-person students whose last names begin with M-Z will have their pictures taken on Friday, Oct. 23rd 7:45am to 1:00 pm.

  • Virtual students will receive information at a later date.

Activity News

Spirit Week this week October 19 - 23rd

Congratulations to the Blue Valley West 2020 Homecoming Court nominees:


  • Nick Edwards

  • David Hudler

  • Andrew Bradley

  • John Martin

  • Tanner Macdonald


  • Emma Dodson

  • Mira Sabapathy

  • AK Marquette

  • Lauren Sinclair

  • Ashley Waruingi

BVW Girls in STEM Club:

  • Are you a girl interested in STEM? Join this club to participate in STEM activities and hear inspiring stories from local female STEM professionals.

Please fill out this form to indicate your interest:


  • The United Nations Children's Fund works in the world’s toughest places to reach the most disadvantaged children and adolescents – and to protect the rights of every child, everywhere. At BVW, we support UNICEF's mission by advocating, educating, and fundraising for children around the world.

Please fill out this form to indicate your interest:

  • Spanish National Honor Society

Applications are now open for students wishing to become a member of the BVWest chapter of the Spanish National Honor Society. In order to be considered an applicant must:

  • Be currently enrolled in Spanish 3.5, Spanish 4.0, Spanish 4H, or Spanish 5AP

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher

  • Submit a digital image of their current GPA from StudentVue

  • Submit the completed application by the deadline Mon., Oct. 19, 2020 at 3:30pm

  • Application and instructions

Shout outs to BVW Debaters!!

    • Debate Results Wichita East:

      • Kevin Xu + Naman Badkul—1st place and UNDEFEATED!

    • Debate Results from BVW Tournament:

      • Team—3rd Place

      • Aiden Koudele—2nd place speaker

      • Josh Tran—1st place speaker

      • Tyler Cronin+Haider Mirza—4th place team

      • Aiden Koudele+Joey Veverka—3rd place team

National Honor Society Applications

  • National Honor Society applications are now being accepted. Current Juniors and Seniors interested in applying can find eligibility requirements and the application at All applications are due by 4 p.m. on October 23rd. Returning seniors who were members of the organization last year do not need to reapply and are automatically still members in the organization this year.

Yearbook TO-DO List

  1. Pick up my 2020 year book from room 223

  2. Mark calendar for STUDENT PICTURE DAY Oct. 21st and 23rd. See Picture Day.

  3. Purchase yearbook through ParentVue $50. (1st price decrease in school history).

  4. Senior Ad 20-21 purchases, photos and messages due November 20. Email with any questions.

Welcome to Your Senior Year, Class of 2021!

Seniors, here is your checklist!

Athletics News

The Jaguar girls golf team qualified for the 6A State Golf tournament by finishing 3rd in the regional tournament. Julia Misemer was the three-time 6A regional champion! Good luck to Coach Aaron Anderson and the JAGS at the

tournament in Hesston on Monday and Tuesday.

The JAGS boys soccer team remains unbeaten this season and have only given up five goals. Four of those goals came in games that ended in a tie! The JAGS are 8-0-2 and seven of those wins were shutouts. Post-season play begins the week of Oct 26th but first a huge EKL game next Thursday at West vs EKL and BV rival, BV Southwest.

The Blue Valley School District has partnered with the NFHS Network to provide live streaming of all football, soccer and volleyball events districtwide. For more information on subscribing, click and pick the option that works best for you. NFHS Network


Counseling Canvas Page

  • The Princeton Review

High School Students Opportunity to Earn College Credits

  • The College Now program provides high school students the opportunity to earn college credits through concurrent enrollment while completing their high school requirements.Start an application here.

The College Now and Quick Step Plus enrollment deadline has been extended to November 9. The deadline to complete placement testing or to request a placement waiver has been extended to October 30. Due to required social distancing measures in our Testing Center, seating for placement testing will be limited. To ensure enrollment by the deadline, schedule an appointment to complete any required placement testing as early as possible.

Virtual College Rep Visits

  • Every year admissions representatives from colleges across the country come to Blue Valley West to meet with students and provide information about their institutions. This year these visits will be occurring but they will be held virtually. All college rep visits can be found in Naviance under the colleges tab. At the moment we have 40 visits scheduled and more are added daily. Please sign up in Naviance to attend any session you are interested in.

AP Exam Registration Information

  • This is a 2 step process if you plan on taking the exam!!

  1. Register for the course and exam through College Board

  • Make sure you have your join code from your teacher before trying to register

  • Everyone enrolled in the course must register for the course in College Board. Teachers use the instructional materials from College Board in their classrooms

  • Registration for the exam will be marked “yes” for you; if you don’t want to take the exam please change “yes” to “no” or an exam will be ordered for you. Not everyone has to take the exam. If you marked “no” during this step you don’t have to move to step 2

  1. If you marked “yes” you are taking the AP exam in College Board you MUST go to Total Registration to pay for the exam.


  • Registration Deadline: October 30th

  • Exam Fees:

    • $107 per course unless you are taking AP Research or AP Seminar and those exams are $142

    • Any full year exam registered for or paid for after October 30th will be charged a $40 late fee

    • If you have any questions please reach out to your AP teacher or AP Coordinator (Mrs. Glotzbach).