December 18, 2020
Here is your weekly update from the JUNGLE!
Durham Bus Company contact information: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 913-681-2492
ALL SCHOOL NEWS
Board of Education Approves Revised 2020-21 School Calendar
Blue Valley Career-Ready Programs
Did you know that Blue Valley offers a variety of career-ready programs for high school students in partnership with Johnson County Community College? Through this partnership high school students have the opportunity to earn college credits at little to no cost, advance toward an associates degree, earn certifications and more!
Watch this video for an overview of current and future opportunities students have to learn real-world skills and practical knowledge with a career focus.
Click on anyone of the following programs being offered to find out more:
- Automotive Technology Program
- Construction Management Program
- Associates Dual Degree
- Welding and Metal Fabrication Programs
- Fire Sciences
- Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Program (HVAC
This week we would like to highlight the Associates Dual Degree
This program is for students who are academically very capable, who are highly motivated and who see the benefit in obtaining a dual diploma program because it is cost-effective. They’ll walk away from Blue Valley with a high school diploma and an associates degree at minimal cost or no cost to the student. They are students who have high ambitions for the future and financially see a reason that this benefits them.” - Katie Bonnema, Director of Career-Ready Programs.
Through the Dual Degree partnership with Johnson County Community College (JCCC), high school juniors and seniors can work toward earning their high school diploma and associate degree simultaneously. The program provides students the opportunity to attend JCCC full-time, receive dual credit for their coursework and take an average of 15 credit hours each semester at no cost to the student. Careful course selection and ongoing communication with counselors at both JCCC and the student’s home high school is necessary to ensure coursework is aligned to achieving these simultaneous credentials.
Watch this video for an overview of the Associates Dual Degree.
Join us for our virtual Zoom information sessions dedicated to sharing details about individual programs. Unable to make a session? Recordings will be available for those who are unable to attend the live event.
If you are interested in the Dual Degree Program or other Career-Ready opportunities, let your counselor know. If you have questions, please contact Sarah Beren at email@example.com or 239-4141 or visit the district website.
Check out a Library book before Tuesday, Dec. 22nd
BVW Boys Basketball Fundraiser at Twister on Dec. 22nd
Graduation Day for Class of 2021 is May 23rd
Virtual Food Drive for Harvesters, our local food bank Fundraiser EXTENDED UNTIL TUESDAY, DEC. 22ND
The BVW UNICEF Club recently accepted the challenge to raise funds to support Harvesters, our local food bank. Harvesters’ work has become more important than ever during these testing times. Help feed hungry neighbors!
The fundraiser has been extended through Tuesday, Dec. 22nd. It is faster and easier than ever to support this great cause by making your tax-deductible donation online.
Whatever you can give will help - it all adds up! Every $1 can help provide 3 meals.
We greatly appreciate your support!
For any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Checklist UPDATED
Complete Graduation Diploma & Program Form DEADLINE is Tuesday, Dec. 23rd
To be completed by student (email sent to student with link on Dec. 7th)
- Name to be printed on your diploma
- Name to appear on Graduation Program & read as you walk across the Platform
- Record Pronunciation of your name
After Dec. 23rd diplomas will be ordered and we are unable to make any further changes.
NFHS Livestream Information
The Blue Valley School District has partnered with the NFHS Network to provide a livestream of all district athletic events in the high school main gyms. Our swim/dive meets will be streamed through YouTube, when possible. Links and additional information can be found on the athletic website, www.bvwestjags.com or go directly to www.nfhsnetwork.com and search “Blue Valley West High School. $11.95 a month will give you unlimited access to any game broadcast.
EKL Calendar and Notifications
All athletic events can be found on our league website at www.easternkansasleague.org or on the school website, by sport. On the EKL website, you can subscribe to receive notifications of changes, updates or cancellations. It is a great way to find out about any changes as soon as they are made on the site.
Questions? Contact Cindy Roach - Athletic Director email@example.com or 913-239-3770.