Jaguar Journal

September 17, 2021

Here is your weekly update from the JUNGLE!

ALL SCHOOL NEWS

Activity Passes and Family Passes

BVW Community,


In advance of tonight’s Homecoming Football Game, we wanted to share some information related to ticket purchasing and passes. Game time is 7:00pm and our opponent is St. James Academy.


Individual Student Passes - This is the last game for which pass lists will be available; at future games, students without Activity Passes must purchase single-game tickets Purchased in ParentVue through Optional Fees for $40, student activity passes are printed on students’ photo ID cards, and all students should have picked up their student IDs by Friday afternoon. Passes are represented with a yellow circle that reads “Activity Pass.”


Already picked up? Students with activity passes should use the pass gate entrance - see attached image.


Purchased but not yet picked up? You will need to purchase a ticket at one of the four ticket windows.


Family Passes - This is the last game for which pass lists will be available; at future games, families without Family Passes must purchase single-game tickets Purchased in ParentVue through Optional Fees for $85, these passes grant admission to two adults in the household and any K-8 students. Current BVW students must have an Individual Activity Pass - they cannot enter on a Family Pass.


Already picked up? Please enter at the Pass Gate with your pass in hand

- see attached image.


Purchased but not yet picked up? Please enter at the Pass Gate, where a staff member will have a list of purchased passes; you will be admitted, and you will receive your pass. Unclaimed passes will be mailed on Monday morning.


Single-Game Tickets – Tickets for single game admission are available at any of the 4 ticket windows for $7 (adult) and $5 (student and seniors). Ticket windows have Home/Visitor labels but we advise to choose the shortest line and then head to the BVW side after purchasing.


We look forward to celebrating BVW Homecoming 2021 with you tomorrow night!

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Homecoming Dance is Saturday, September 18, 2021

Our Homecoming Dance will occur on Saturday evening. Outside guests must have prior approval completed by 9/17 at 4pm.


To provide a safe dance environment tickets are available for pre-purchase only and the dance has been divided into 3 shifts. Tickets can be purchased for 3rd shift only at this site or for $20 at the door. All other shifts are sold out and no additional tickets are available.



Students MUST REMAIN MASKED for the duration of the dance. Failure to properly wear a mask will result in the student being asked to leave. We know how many kids missed opportunities like these last year; please help us in providing a safe environment for all students by reinforcing the importance of mask wearing at the dance as well as other indoor school events.

School Pictures are in

These were distributed during Advisory this week.. If you decide you would like your picture retaken on the 24th, you must return the original package to Rolland Studios at the time of retakes.

Student ID’s ~ Picture Retakes ~ Last Chance for Senior Pictures

Retakes will take place on Friday, September 24, 2021 from 11:15-1:15pm. If you did not have your photo taken on August 19th please plan on attending on the 24th for your Student ID. Please call Rolland Studios at 816-356-3844 with any questions.


If you are a Senior at BVW and have NOT had your senior photo taken, please sign up here (from your Blue Valley email address) to be added to the schedule. This is your last opportunity to have your picture in the yearbook. There is a $10 sitting fee. Cash is accepted and checks can be made payable to Rolland Studios. Please call Rolland Studios at 816-356-3844 with any questions.

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Missing Meningitis A vaccine records for 11th and 12th graders

Meningitis A vaccine records are due by October 15th for all 11th graders and 12th graders that have not turned theirs in to the nurse. Kansas requires all students 16 and older in 11th or 12th grade to have a second dose of the Meningitis A (MCV4) vaccine. Please send your student’s Meningitis documentation to the nurse, Tammy Yeokum. Email address is : tyeokum@bluevalleyk12.org or fax it to: 913-239-3816.

Welcome to the Jungle Tee-shirts are in!

If you purchased a tee-shirt for the WTTJ event and did not receive one, please stop by the Main Office to see Mrs. Sweeney.

Families of Blue Valley West High School students

The Blue Valley School District is excited to partner with Panorama to collect perceptual survey data on students’ social-emotional learning skills. The survey will be administered in October and March and provides helpful information for classroom teachers and other school personnel to help meet the needs of each student.


The survey includes questions related to the following topics:


  • School safety — perceptions of students’ physical and psychological safety while at school

  • Self-management — students’ ability to manage emotions, thoughts, and behaviors

  • Social awareness — students’ ability to consider the perspectives of others and empathize with them

  • Self-efficacy — students’ belief that they can succeed in achieving academic outcomes

  • Grit — students’ ability to persevere through setbacks toward achieving goals

  • Emotional regulation — how well students regulate their emotions

  • Sense of belonging — how much students feel they are valued members of the school community


A couple of items to note:
  1. Please log into ParentVue to either opt your student into participating or opt your student out of participating. Participation is entirely voluntary. Upon logging into ParentVue, a screen will pop-up, and families will have the opportunity to record their decision.

  2. Implementation reflects a Kansas State Department of Education requirement for school districts to collect social-emotional learning data.


You can learn more about the survey at https://www.panoramaed.com.

Shine Like the Star YOU Are!

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Complete registration by paying course fees today

High school course fee payment for the 2021-22 school year is open and online now. Your ParentVUE login and password are required to pay course fees.


  • Course fees are assigned based on the master schedule and your student’s enrollment.

  • Course fees are assigned for the first semester only.

  • If your student dropped a course after the Aug. 25 course drop deadline, they are responsible for paying any fees associated with that course.


Questions regarding fee payment should be directed to the bookkeeper, Karen Lampson at 913-239-3707 or email klampson@bluevaleyk12.org.

9th grade students and families only

This information is only for students who have completed the MS world language sequence and will seek to transfer two world language credits to their HS transcript. In July 2020, the Board of Education revised the policy on high school credit for world language courses successfully completed. Students have the option of receiving 2 credits for successful completion of the middle school world language series. To apply for the credit transfer, please fill out the form found here by October 15. This link was also sent to all 9th graders and their parents/guardians via email during the week of September 6, 2021.

Science Bowl

Want to compete in a fast-paced, exhilarating quiz-bowl/Jeopardy-style Science Competition? Science Bowl is for you! Please fill out this form if interested. Practices are held every Wednesday after school in room 364. See you there!


Unified Bowling – Peer Tutor Opportunity

Looking for peer tutors to help with a new bowling program at BVW. There will be an informational meeting on Tuesday during the afternoon AST in Room 304. Students who are interested should plan on attending.

SENIOR NEWS Class of 2022

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Last Chance for Senior Pictures!

Picture retakes will take place on Friday, September 24th from 11:15 to 1:15pm. If you are a senior and have not taken your senior photo yet, this is your final opportunity to have your picture in the yearbook.


Please sign up here using your BVW email to be added to the schedule. This is your last opportunity to have your picture in the yearbook. There is a $10 sitting fee. Cash is accepted and checks can be made payable to Rolland Studios.


Please call Rolland Studios at 816-356-3844 with any questions.

Senior T-Shirts on sale now!

$15 each and can be purchased through The Spot here until September 30th. Students will be notified when shirts are in and can be picked up at the school store The Spot.

Senior Tribute Ad

Senior Parents-Purchase your seniors tribute ad before November 20. An email was sent in early June with details; a copy of that communication can be referenced here. Visit this web address to make your purchase.


Photos and questions can be sent to bvwyearbook@gmail.com

Class of 2022 Senior Year Events & Checklist HERE

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

ATHLETIC NEWS

Join the PTO at the Jaguar Tailgate Party

  • September 17, 2021

  • 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

  • Lawn outside of the commons

We will have a food truck so come on out for dinner. We have games for all ages and prizes too. This community event is sponsored by your PTO.

Volunteers Needed for Tailgate Parties!

We are looking for volunteers for our tailgate parties!

PTO Fundraising Events!

The BVW PTO will hold two fundraising events this month. Please come out and support YOUR SCHOOL!

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.



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