November 11, 2022
Here is your weekly update from the JUNGLE!
ALL SCHOOL NEWS
BVW Repertory Theatre Tickets
BVW REPERTORY THEATRE presents CHECK PLEASE by Jonathan Rand.
Dating can be hard, especially when your date happens to be a wannabe rockstar, a lackluster psychic, or just plain creepy. CHECK PLEASE follows a series of blind dinner dates that couldn't get any worse—until they do. Could there possibly be a light at the end of the dating-nightmare tunnel?
Dates: November 10, 11, 12
Time: 7:00 pm
Tickets are $8 each, general admission. Purchase here.
BVW Musical Auditions
BVW MUSICAL "THE MUSIC MAN" Auditions the week after Thanksgiving!
In February, BVW Theatre will present the classic American musical THE MUSIC MAN! Auditions are open to any BVW student and will be held the week after Thanksgiving. We will hold Audition Workshops 3:00-5:30 on Wednesday, November 16th and Thursday, November 17th. At the workshop, you will learn about the show, hear the audition songs, practice the dance audition choreography, and receive the acting sides that we will use at auditions. While not required, it is highly recommended that you attend one of the two workshop sessions—they will be identical both days. For more information about being in the musical, click here.
Contact Mr. Uthe at email@example.com with any questions.
Debate Tournament Recap
Tournament Recap: KCKCC
Sophomores- Sarah A. and Iman finished prelims with a 4:2 record, got a bye into Octofinals, and ended their run to a great team from Wichita East. They earned two more bids to the DCI in the process, got to debate some of the best teams in the country, and represented us well at an extremely difficult tournament!
Tournament Recap: BVHS
Andrey Lyeshchenko/Parker Bennett (undefeated) and Anvita Rayabarapu/Ria Jaiswal(5:0) flood finals and end the tournament early! (We don’t debate ourselves so the four of them will share the champ title)
Grace Wang/Ananya Agrawal– Semis (walked over by Andrey/Parker)
Jessica Sun/Anika Goyal– Quarters (undefeated in prelims!)
Colin Cole/Niha Chimpula– Quarters (walked over by Andrey/Parker)
Rhythm Goyal/Rishabh Anand– Quarters (walked over by Grace/Ananya)
Omar Soliman/Aarnav Pemmasani– Quarters (walked over by Anvita/Ria)
Likhita Abburi/Alysha Khan– 3:2
Alex Collier/Harsh Velmurugan – 3:2
Audrey Edwards/Meha Balakrishnan– 3:2
Kripa Gauba/Nischay Rawal– Semis (undefeated in prelims!)
Arham Chundrigar/Neha Shankar– Quarters (4:1 in prelims)
Fawzan Sayem/Zeeshan Ahmad– 3:2
Nour Saeed/Sahas Shivaprasad – 3:2 (shout out to Sahas for debating in Open as a novice!)
Eric Du/Nithin Dheepak– Shout out to these novices for competing in the open division and finishing with a 2:3 record!
The Spot Store
Jags, it’s cold outside! Head on over the BVW student store, The Spot, for cozy beanies and sweatshirts.
Blue Valley 2023 Bond
We are hosting a parent information meeting about our new bond for January 2023. This will be for Blue Valley West, Lakewood Middle School, Pleasant Ridge Middle School and Cedar Hill’s parents! Please think about joining us!
In January 2023, our community will have an opportunity to invest in facilities, safety, and technology through Bond 2023. Mark your calendars and plan to attend a presentation to learn more.
Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Time. 6:00 PM-6:30 PM
Place: Blue Valley West, PAC (Performing Arts Center)
The presentation will highlight details of the $251,250,000 no-tax rate increase bond that will be a mail-ballot election in January 2023, as well as projects specific to our school community.
BV Femineer Program Applications Open
The Blue Valley Femineers Program is excited to announce the start of their new cohort for the 2022-2023 academic year. This program uses a curriculum created by Cal Poly Pomona College of Engineering and designed for young women who are interested in pursuing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) in their education and future careers.
Click here for application
Assessments and Academic Success
BVW Science teacher Heather Hall is highlighted as an example of using a student's formative assessment data to inform instruction in this edition of the district’s Learning Connection story. Blue Valley assessments are divided into two buckets: formative and summative. Formative assessments, described as assessments for learning, provide teachers with information on how they can help a student grow. Summative assessments, characterized as assessments of learning, occur after instruction takes place. Check it out here.
Activities and Athletics Message
Blue Valley Families,
We are excited to have your families come to support our high school activities and athletics this school year. It is great to see the entire community at these events. It is imperative that our parent community partner with us as we work to encourage a positive atmosphere for our high school games or events.
Sportsmanship/officials: We want to give our student athletes the opportunity to play as many games as possible and we need officials to make those games happen. With a local and national shortage of officials, we want to make sure officials continue to choose to work Blue Valley events. The number one way we can create a welcoming environment is for spectators, coaches and student athletes to be courteous and respect the official’s decisions.
Tailgating: Tailgating before games has become a tradition for many students and families. We love to see our community gathering together to enjoy food and tailgate games in our parking lots. As a reminder, alcohol and tobacco are not allowed on district property including parking lots.
Thank you for your help in making our district events a great experience for all who attend. We hope to see your family cheering for our Blue Valley teams this school year.
Fostering a Safe Environment
Cap and Gown Sizes Due!
We need your cap and gown sizes to place our graduation order!
Please choose one option ASAP.
Herff Jones-Pay Later Option. Submit Cap and Gown sizes here. Pay later, but submit your size to hold your graduation gown for you. This will help our Herff Jones Rep to place the order earlier, thank you!
Herff Jones-Order Now here.
Social Media Updates
The BVW Counseling Department is now on social media! Please follow us to stay up to date on important information.
Instagram - @BVW_Counseling (Links to an external site.) -
Twitter - @BVWCounseling
NEW THIS YEAR
December 7-9 Time for 2nd Semester Changes
NO CHANGES to the Schedule will be made in Jan. 2023
Please consider joining our PTO - we have open positions and will be needing to fill many key leadership roles next year. Get involved now so you are poised to help us in future years!
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!
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