Jaguar Journal

April 29, 2022

Here is your weekly update from the JUNGLE!

ALL SCHOOL NEWS

Important NHS Reminders

April 30 – Community Service Hours Due: All member must submit all of their community service hours by this date to remain members in good standing. If you have questions about how to submit hours, please reach out to your assigned NHS officer. If you are unsure who your officers is, you may contact Dr. Hall at hehall@bluevalleyk12.org and she will help to connect you.


May 4 – NHS Senior Ceremony: At 6pm in the PAC we will celebrate our senior members and award them with their stoles for graduation. All senior members in good standing (dues paid and service hours completed) are invited to attend with their families. Member should be in their assigned seats no later than 5:55pm. Non-senior members do not need to attend.


Membership certificates: Any NHS member that has not yet received their membership certificate should come by room 364 to pick it up. This includes new members inducted this year and members inducted into the organization last year.

Color Guard Try-A-Spin

Interested in color guard for the 2022 fall season? Attend our clinic / tryout on Thursday, May 5 at 6 PM in the Auxiliary Gym.

REPERTORY THEATRE CLASS PRESENTS DADDY’S GIRL

By Gary Ray Stapp next Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7 at 7pm in the BVW Little Theatre. In this comedy, Benard Muloovy, proprietor of Maudie’s Diner, gets served a full plate of comic chaos when his deceased wife decides to take up residence as a talking portrait on the diner wall. Enlisting the services of an angel, Michael, Maudie hopes to reunite Benard with their long lost daughter, Elizabeth. This play comes fully seasoned with many other colorful characters. In this contest of laughter and tears, lines are drawn, sides are taken, and rules are broken as the search for the real Daddy’s girl gets out of hand! Tickets are $8 and available at https://bvwestjags.com/event-tickets

Forensics results

CFL Nationals—Washington DC

Rishabh Barve—Oration

Margo Thomas—Solo Acting

Nargis Suleman—Extemp

Arya Shah—Extemp

NSDA Nationals—Louisville

Rishabh Barve—Oration

Margo Thomas—Humorous Interp

Arya Vasudevan—Oration

State Forensics

Quin Bryant—Humorous Interp, Dramatic Interp

Margo Thomas/Zoe Arp—Duo Interp

Sadiya Abid—Info

Humphrey Luo—Domestic Extemp, Oration

Rishabh Barve—Oration

Arnesh Sharma—Domestic Extemp

Arya Vasudevan—Oration

Madeline Kirby—Oration

Sarah Antao—Oration

Kevin Xu—Domestix Extemp

Mahika Meesa—Poetry Interp


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BV Night of Lights event

Last Friday, as part of the BV Night of Lights event, West students competed in a district wide juried art show and our students performed extremely well and we took home many of the awards. A special congratulations to the following award winners.

Kadelyn Bunting – 1st Place Jewelry + Overall BEST IN SHOW Award.

Abby Hearron – 2nd Place Jewelry

Clara Burke – 1st and 2nd Place Photo + BEST IN PHOTO/DIGITAL Award.

Jade Cale – 1st Place Ceramics

Hallie McMillan – 2nd Place Ceramics

Lucas Nguyen – 1st Place Textiles


Special Event for Teacher Appreciation Week

Hello BVWest Community!

We are offering a one of a kind opportunity for you to reach out to a teacher of your choice at BVWest. Adopt a teacher for a day during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6. Here is how this works. You pick a day and plan as much or as little as you are willing and able to do. We ask, if you adopt a teacher that you at a minimum reach out with a note via email ~ the email is provided in the sign-up below. If you have time for more, want to drop off a lunch, send in a small gift, that is up to you. Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up.

Here is the link to the Sign-up:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4aabad23a0fb6-teacher.

Save the date for SPRING REP SHOWS

ADVANCED REPERTORY THEATRE CLASS PRESENTS CLUE Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14. 7pm in the BVW Little Theatre Based on the screen play by Jonathan Lynn, Written by Sandy Rustin, Based on the Paramount Pictures Motion Picture based on the Hasbro board game Clue.

Communications Matrix

If you have a question or concerns, we want to help! Many times by starting at the building level, you will work with the person who is closest to the situation and will usually have the most information. If you feel further discussion is warranted, the following chart can be used as a guide for whom to call when questions arise on the most common topics.

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Fostering a Safe Environment

Blue Valley Schools is committed to promoting and fostering a safe environment in and around all of our schools. Through the convergence of physical and intellectual security measures, we are continuously working to prevent, mitigate, respond to and recover from a wide range of emergencies. Please check out available ways to report safety concerns.

Creating the best possible Blue Valley high school experience

Blue Valley has a unique opportunity this year to study the high school experience with the goal of creating a comprehensive experience that leads to increased student personalization and ownership of learning.


The High School Study Committee, made up of high school teachers and administrators across the district, will study high school programming and spend time learning more about what we want for our students. Committee members from Blue Valley West include Katie Bonnema, Anna Dunn, Courtney Grimaldi, Paige Lankford and Aimee Price.

The study committee solicited student focus group feedback to help identify the five action teams which will meet regularly over the next two months:


  • Graduation requirements: Investigate what Blue Valley requires of its graduates and make any recommendations related to graduation requirements.

  • Defining high school success: Identify some accountability measures in our redesign process.

  • Real-World Learning Opportunities: Work closely with those leading the BV Edge work and establish a plan to deliver real-world learning opportunities to all students.

  • Strategically Agile High School System: Make recommendations that inject more flexibility and agility into high school programming and the high school experience.

  • Relevant & Authentic Instruction: Make recommendations related to instructional strategies, feedback/assessment policies and grading.


As high school families, your insight and feedback are valuable. Throughout the study, there will be opportunities for all high school students, staff members and families to offer feedback. Stay tuned for more information about the study and feedback opportunities later this semester.

SENIOR NEWS

Cap and Gown Payments Due

Graduation is Coming!

Thank you to ALL seniors for providing their sizing information to ensure a perfect fit when caps and gowns are delivered at Graduation Rehearsal.

Items can be paid for at highschool.herffjones.com or by calling 866-238-5336.

Cap and Gowns will arrive prior to Class Day on May 20, 2022.

All Herff Jones orders, including announcements, will be delivered to Blue Valley West High School.

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Class of 2022 Senior Year Events & Checklist HERE

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

Counseling

BVW 2022 AP Exams

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1G9TtgpPUWWbAfap4sIaN55Qrn9s5JCnM/view?usp=sharing


Summer School

Summer school enrollment will open on March 23rd in ParentVue/StudentVue. Requests can be entered through the course request button.


Credit Recovery

Enrollment for credit recovery options has now begun if you failed a course and need to retake it over the summer please reach out to your counselor to discuss options.

BVW Football Parent/Player Meeting

Wednesday 5/4, 7-8PM- BVW Commons

This is the ONLY meeting of the year for the football program. We will be discussing program philosophy, important events, summer/fall schedule, Red Zone booster club, and many other important items for the BVW football program. Please make plans to attend.


Special Event for Teacher Appreciation Week

Hello BVWest Community!

We are offering a one of a kind opportunity for you to reach out to a teacher of your choice at BVWest. Adopt a teach for a day during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6. Here is how this works. You pick a day and plan as much or as little as you are willing and able to do. We ask, if you adopt a teacher that you at a minimum reach out with a note via email ~ the email is provided in the sign-up below. If you have time for more, want to drop off a lunch, send in a small gift, that is up to you. Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up.

Here is the link to the Sign-up:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4aabad23a0fb6-teacher.

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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