JAGUAR JOURNAL

October 23

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


Counseling News

Important Links






All-school News

Parent Teacher Conferences

  • In-Person students

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


  • Virtual Students

    • 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 for Virtual Students, Senior Last Chance, and make-up day

  • Will take place on November 19th from 3-7pm at the Hilltop Campus by appointment. A link will be provided at a later date to schedule your appointment.


Hybrid Calendars for October & November 2020


BVW S.A.F.E. Team

  • Do you want to help keep teen drivers safe? Do you want to be a positive influence in the community? Do you want to earn community service hours? Do you like prizes? If so, come be a part of the BVW S.A.F.E. Team! Click HERE for more information on SAFE. See Officer Stock or Officer Faber to join!


Activity News

Homecoming Court Coronation


  • Coronation will be today at 4:00, live streamed from Jagged Edge’s Youtube channel https://youtu.be/ZrXvOoJP04Q. It will also be replayed this evening during halftime of the football game. You won’t want to miss it—the game or the coronation! Go Jags!


Congratulations to the Blue Valley West 2020 Homecoming Court nominees:


King:

  • Nick Edwards

  • David Hudler

  • Andrew Bradley

  • John Martin

  • Tanner Macdonald


Queen:

  • Emma Dodson

  • Mira Sabapathy

  • AK Marquette

  • Lauren Sinclair

  • Ashley Waruingi


Debate Shout Outs

  • Debate Results at Blue Valley North and Heritage Hall:

  • Isra/Yusra—2nd place, UNDEFEATED (JV)

  • Sai/Nargis—3rd place, 3:1 (JV)

  • Avery/Rebecca—13th place, 3:1 (Novice)

  • Zakariya/Supta—Octofinalists at Heritage Hall with a 5:1 prelim record


Science National Honor Society Applications Are Open!

  • All SciNHS members must meet the following:

    • Be a junior or senior in a science class OR

  • Be an underclassman in an AP science class

  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0

  • Have a science GPA of at least 3.5, and submit verification

To apply, fill out this form: https://forms.gle/RecDMB4R4xWfsGwB6. All applications are due on Friday, November 6th by 11:59 pm.

Email questions to: bvwscience@gmail.com or RStrecker@bluevalleyk12.org


French National Honor Society

  • Bonjour! Are you interested in joining the French National Honor Society?

Please complete this application by Nov. 2: https://forms.gle/kU4fkJvnczz3gTRk7

Requirements and information about our first meeting are in the form.


Diversity Club Monday October 26th at 3:15

  • Hi Everyone! Diversity Club is starting up on Monday October 26th at 3:15 via Zoom! We’re encouraging previous members and new members to join again this year! A little bit about Diversity; we want to create a comfortable atmosphere for talking about sensitive social issues/topics. As well as continually educate ourselves and others about these topics to improve ourselves and create a safer atmosphere around us. If you’re interested please join our Groupme & Remind, and follow us on Instagram @bvwdlc.


BVW UNICEF Club - 1st Meeting on Tuesday, October 27th at 3:30 pm!

  • 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.


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.


Senior Checklist


Yearbook TO-DO List

  1. Pick up my 2020 year book from room 223

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

  3. Senior Ad 20-21 purchases, photos and messages due November 20.

Email bvwyearbook@gmail.com with any questions.


Athletics News

Congratulations to Julia Misemer who won the 6A state individual golf championship on Monday! The JAGUAR girls golf team brought up the 2nd place team honor as well.


Winter Sports begin on Monday, November 16th. If you have a student who plans to tryout/participate in boys or girls basketball, wrestling, boys swim and dive or girls bowling, it is not too early to get the required packet of forms completed and turned in to the Athletics Office at West. If you participated in a fall sport, there are no additional forms required. The packet can be picked up in the office at West or found on our website at www.bvwestjags.com


Counseling

Please check our Counseling Canvas page weekly as this page is continuously being updated.


ACT Prep Program

  • The Princeton Review

Free Virtual Step-by-Step through the FAFSA Program on Wednesday Oct 28 6:30-8pm

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is the federal application necessary to get free and low-cost money for college

Johnson County Library is offering a free virtual FAFSA program on Wednesday Oct 28 6:30-8pm. Join us as Jason Anderson, college and career planner, walks line-by-line through the FAFSA form, using it to explain the ins-and-outs of the college admissions and financial aid process.

To register to attend this virtual program, please visit our calendar jocolibrary.org/events and check "Career and Finance" in the Event Type section.

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 myap.collegeboard.org

  • 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.


  • https://user.totalregistration.net/AP/172821

  • 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).