Jaguar Journal

September 10, 2021

Here is your weekly update from the JUNGLE!


School Pictures are in

These will be distributed during Advisory next 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 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.

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.

Activity Passes and Family Passes

Passes may be picked up in the Main Office during school hours or afterschool until 3:30pm. If you have purchased a pass and have not had a chance to pick it up, or it was not available yet, please provide your name at the gate to be let in. You may purchase a pass in ParentVue, or contact Ms. Lampson, the Bookkeeper, at 913-239-3707.

Homecoming Carnival, Wednesday, September 15th

Hey Jaguars, make sure to attend the Homecoming Carnival on September 15th from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at BVW! Wristbands will be sold at the door- this includes unlimited play on all booths for only $15. This year all the proceeds will go towards #TeamOwen! Read more about Owen’s story here. Join us for games provided by BVW clubs, food trucks, music, and overall a great time!

Homecoming Dance is Saturday, September 18, 2021

Tickets are on sale now! You may purchase tickets online here for $10 or pay $20 at the door IF the shift is not sold out.

The dance will be divided into 3 shifts and due to the high demand for 1st and 2nd shift tickets we have released more tickets for both shifts and only 2 tickets are allowed per each sale.

When purchasing tickets, you will have the option to attend only one of the following shifts:

  • 1st shift: 8:00 - 8:40 pm ~ ALMOST sold out

  • 2nd shift: 8:50 - 9:30 pm ~ ALMOST sold out

  • 3rd shift: 9:40 - 10:20pm ~ AVAILABLE

Outside Guest Form

If you would like to bring an outside guest to the Homecoming Dance, please complete the form that Mr. Brutto emailed yesterday, Thursday, September 9, 2021. Please remember the following:

  • Only one outside guest may be registered per each BVW student

  • Outside guest may not be older than 21 years old

  • Outside guest must show a photo ID to be allowed to enter the event

  • Outside guest must be in good standing with their school or employer

Please see Mrs. Sweeney in the main office if you have any questions.

Yearbooks (2021 and 2022)

Order your student’s 2022 yearbook through ParentVue. The award-winning student-produced publication is nearly 400 pages of photos, stories and information. At a cost of only $55 it is a bargain.

Still need to pick up your 2021 yearbook? Beginning Aug. 23, students can stop by Room 233 to pick up their book.

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

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

Join Amnesty International at BVW

Amnesty International is an organization that advocates for human rights and campaigns for issues around the world. Join our club and help protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth, and dignity are denied. Click here to sign up! The first meeting is Friday the 17th during JAG A in Room 318! See you there!


We are excited to announce that Blue Valley West has a new club this year called Sinchróma. Sinchróma is aimed at achieving healthy interactions between all students regardless of race; it is a platform that encourages racial diversity/unity and is a place where students can openly speak about racism and race-related discussions. We hope it provides students with an opportunity to teach each other about racial diversity while also getting to learn about how to continue respecting and appreciating each other regardless of skin color. Here is an interest form for anyone who may want to join the club this year.

Rho Kappa - Social Studies National Honor Society

Is an organization that recognizes excellence in the field of social studies, for junior and seniors only. We meet once a month to further our collective understanding in the field of social studies by listening to speakers, playing games like jeopardy or Kahoot, the occasional meme contest and much, much more. If you are looking to receive a cord at graduation and have fun in the process, join Rho Kappa by applying here!

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.

SENIOR NEWS Class of 2022

Graduation Date

Is May 22, 2021 at 1pm. Rain out date will be on Tuesday, May 24th at 5pm.
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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 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. 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

Class of 2022 Senior Year Events & Checklist HERE

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


Need Volunteers at the Homecoming Dance

The BVW PTO is looking for volunteers for the Homecoming Dance. It would be great if the following massage could be announced to the students through the Jaguar Journal on September 10th.

Homecoming Dance at West is Saturday, September 18. Please join us to make this a fun successful event for our students. Please sign up here to volunteer.

Join the PTO at the Jaguar Tailgate Party

  • September 10, 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.

PTO Needs Volunteers 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.

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

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