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John Butcher wins Blue Valley district nomination for Kansas Master Teacher award

John Butcher wins Blue Valley district nomination for Kansas Master Teacher award

Gabe Swartz, Sports Editor
December 9, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

Art teacher John Butcher won the Blue Valley district nomination for Kansas Master Teacher award, from the Teachers College at Emporia State University. Butcher was presented the award by Principal Amy Murphy and other members of the administration, as well as two representatives from the Blue Valley National E... Read more »

First semester finals to be split over a weekend

First semester finals to be split over a weekend

Dan Edmonds, Writer
December 5, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

As the end of the semester approaches, some teachers have already begun handing out final reviews and preparing their students for the final exams. This year, District Office has changed the calendar so finals are over a weekend rather than having them three days in a row. District policy states ... Read more »

BVNW pulls away from MVHS to win season-opener, 78-53

BVNW pulls away from MVHS to win season-opener, 78-53

Gabe Swartz, Sports Editor
December 2, 2016
Filed under Game Briefs, SPORTS, Team Scores, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The varsity boys basketball team defeated Mill Valley in their season-opening game, 78-53. Senior guard Darien Jackson poured in 18 points for the Huskies. Jackson said the key for him was to sit back offensively and let the offense come to him. “It was just my teammates getting me open, and me just taking ... Read more »

This is our house

This is our house

Anna Levine, Writer
December 2, 2016
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Features, Top Stories

Cheers and chants are sung from the audience as players look around to see their peers motivating them as the crowd gets louder. For the Huskies, this is The Pound, BVNW’s student section. Junior Joe Pleasant, who is in his third year playing varsity basketball for Northwest, said he gets excited by... Read more »

BVNW drops season-opener against Mill Valley in overtime, 39-44

BVNW drops season-opener against Mill Valley in overtime, 39-44

Ben Brown and Gabe Swartz
December 1, 2016
Filed under Game Briefs, SPORTS, Team Scores, Top Stories, Winter Sports

In the first girls varsity basketball game of the season, BVNW opened the season with an overtime loss to Mill Valley, 39-44. The three Husky seniors; Abby Bird, Raegan Phillips and Taylor Victorine totaled 27 of the 39 points, with Victorine contributing nine points. Victorine said she was excite... Read more »

Tinkering with trikes

Tinkering with trikes

Sara Rooney, Writer
November 30, 2016
Filed under FEATURES, Students, Top Stories

While trying to escape the boredom of summer, two seniors, Kyle Huffaker and Malachi Swartz created a motorized tricycle. They said they wanted to do something valuable with their free time and what started off as a project to create a go-kart ultimately resulted in the creation of a motorized trike. ... Read more »

“Late Night in The Pound” returns to BVNW

“Late Night in The Pound” returns to BVNW

Gabe Swartz and Walker Johnson
November 29, 2016
Filed under Season Previews, SPORTS, Top Stories, Winter Sports

For the first time since 2013, the BVNW basketball program will be holding “Late Night in The Pound.” The event will feature performances by the Dazzlers and Cheerleaders, as well as scrimmages between elementary future Husky basketball teams, high school recreational basketball teams and th... Read more »

The Trump divide

The Trump divide

Gabe Swartz and Anna Levine
November 29, 2016
Filed under Husky Headlines, NEWS, News Videos, Top Stories

Three days. This is how long it took math teacher C.J. Armenta to comprehend the results of the latest presidential election. “Wow. Was my first reaction, it really was,” Armenta said. “It took me about three days to really just grasp what had happened, and my first thought was ‘why?’.” Armenta said it was o... Read more »

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