September 24, 2021
Here is your weekly update from the JUNGLE!
Lost and Found - come see us at the Main Office!
ALL SCHOOL NEWS
Parent Teacher Conferences
Fostering a Safe Environment
Johnson County Youth Court
Do you like to debate? Are you interested in a law career? Do you need community service hours? Johnson County Youth Court might be a good fit for you! What is youth court? Youth Court is a voluntary alternative to the formal juvenile justice system in which juvenile offenders are sentenced by their peers. The goal of Youth Court is to reduce the number of youth entering the court system by providing early intervention to youth who are truant or commit first time minor offenses. Youth volunteers participate in the roles of: prosecuting and defense attorneys, judges, jury members, and bailiffs. If that sounds like a fun thing to do, stop by the Police Office and talk to Officer Stock or Officer Harrison to get signed up!
Volunteers NEEDED! Middle School and High School Age Volunteers.
Lakewood Elementary PTO is hosting a Lakewood Family Movie Night - Under the Stars fundraiser. Please join us Saturday, October 9th from 5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Duties include set-up concession, package popcorn, pass out wristbands, manage traffic, raffle table management, directional staff and clean up crew. Thank you in advance for your time and for helping make this event a success.
This is an outdoor event and is weather permitting. Please include email and cell phone to receive updates on the event. Thank you.
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.
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 : firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to: 913-239-3816.
Welcome to the Jungle Tee-shirts are in!
SENIOR NEWS Class of 2022
Prom 2022Has been tentatively scheduled for April 9, 2022. Details to follow at a later date!
View deadlines, important information, upcoming events, and your to do list!
Join the PTO at the Jaguar Tailgate Party
September 24, 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.
Purchase a BVW Yard Sign for your student
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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