Girls varsity basketball defeats BVN

Girls varsity basketball defeats BVN

Claudia Chen, Social Media Manager
January 30, 2015
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Stories, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The girls varsity basketball team defeated Blue Valley North 54-47 this past Thursday at BVN. BVNW took an early lead, and led BVN 21-15 at the end of the first quarter. Despite this lead, senior Deanna Bugarinovic said the team could have done a better job starting the game off. "I think we... Read more »

Photo Gallery: boys varsity basketball vs. BVSW

Photo Gallery: boys varsity basketball vs. BVSW

Greyson Woerpel, Sports Editor
January 29, 2015
Filed under Multimedia, PHOTO GALLERIES, SPORTS, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The boys varsity basketball team defeated BVSW 56-53 Tuesday.

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Kim Gibney Memorial Scholarship

Kim Gibney Memorial Scholarship

Sarah Hirsch, Editor-in-Chief
January 29, 2015
Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduating senior from BVNW beginning with the class of 2015, according to Anne Blessing, executive director of the Blue Valley Educational Foundation. To donate: Donations for this scholarship can be made here.... Read more »

Model UN, others denied spring trips due to testing

Model UN, others denied spring trips due to testing

Natasha Vyhovsky, News Editor
January 28, 2015
Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

At the end of last semester, many clubs at BVNW learned that they would not be able to attend planned competitions or go on trips during the month of April due to state testing. One of these clubs, Model UN, will miss the Metro Kansas City Model United... Read more »

Author Amy Engel visits BVNW

Author Amy Engel visits BVNW

Brandon Fagen, Writer
January 27, 2015
Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

Amy Engel, author of "The Book of Ivy," came to BVNW today to discuss what it takes to write professionally.  She focused on her own novel and the process behind getting a book into print. Mary McCabe, a BVNW librarian, organized Engel’s visit. McCabe said she attended a book talk given... Read more »

The rise of the influenza virus

The rise of the influenza virus

Greyson Woerpel, Sports Editor
January 27, 2015
Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

Over the past month, hospitals, doctors and school nurses have noticed a rise in the amount of people, mostly teenagers, reporting influenza symptoms or becoming diagnosed with the influenza. While the stomach flu involves the patients vomiting, the influenza has more cold like symptoms. There are... Read more »

Pumping up your wallet

Pumping up your wallet

Zac Johnson, Entertainment Editor
January 26, 2015
Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

The average price per gallon in the Kansas City area for the month of January is $1.80, an almost seven year low. Business teacher Patrick Swanson said the lower prices are impacting both teachers and students in the BVNW community.  “People are probably wondering... Read more »

Boys varsity basketball defeated by Raytown South

Boys varsity basketball defeated by Raytown South

Brandon Fagen, Writer
January 24, 2015
Filed under Game Briefs, SPORTS, Top Stories, Winter Sports

BVNW competed against Raytown South in the Lee’s Summit Culver’s Classic tournament Friday night. They were on the tail of their competitors throughout the game, and the final score was 63-67, with BVNW only four points behind. Head coach Ed Fritz said the team tried to do a better job passing... Read more »

Girls basketball loses to Olathe East High School in KA-MO tournament championship

Girls basketball loses to Olathe East High School in KA-MO tournament championship

Laney Breidenthal, Feature Editor
January 24, 2015
Filed under Game Briefs, SPORTS, Top Stories, Winter Sports

With 20.8 seconds left in the championship game of the 2015 KA-MO tournament, Olathe East had possession of the basketball with the score tied at 36. They attempted to drive around to the right side of the basket to score, encountering junior Mya Mertz, who then fouled OEHS with 4.4 seconds left and... Read more »

BV LOB election to end Jan. 27

BV LOB election to end Jan. 27

Natasha Vyhovsky, News Editor
January 23, 2015
Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

The mail-in election to maintain the current Local Option Budget (LOB) for Blue Valley Schools is scheduled to end Jan. 27. The vote is to continue the 2 percent LOB increase allowed by the Kansas Legislature last year and implemented by the BV School District.  The LOB was increased from 31 to... Read more »

Slam Poetry Club provides an outlet

Slam Poetry Club provides an outlet

Madison Graves, Business Manager
January 22, 2015
Filed under Activities, FEATURES, Top Stories

Slam poetry is a competition in which poets share their work and present their opinions in a creative way. While slam poetry as a medium has spread worldwide, it only recently made its way to BVNW. President senior Chandler Kime came up with the idea to form the club after she watched “Louder Than... Read more »

Boys basketball defeated by Lee’s Summit

Boys basketball defeated by Lee’s Summit

Madison Graves, Business Manager
January 22, 2015
Filed under Game Briefs, SPORTS, Top Stories, Winter Sports

BVNW competed against Lee’s Summit High School in the semifinals Wednesday. From beginning to end, BVNW trailed behind, resulting in a loss with a final score of 50-66.

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