1/21/2022 6:49 pm

Blue Valley West students and staff were awarded $1,721 in academic and activity grants from your PTO in the Winter of 2022:
  • BVW  Colorguard $1,371
  • Social Studies - AP World Modern Review materials $350
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Library Book Easels & Bowling Team Teaching Devices (Athletics) - Fall 2021 Grants in Action

1/11/2022 1:47 pm

Thank you for approving the grant request for book easels!! They just came in and we are so excited to have more books accessible to students.  Please see the following photos below to use with social media and any other needs.  We appreciate your support! Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you.

  • Library: 100 book easels (Academic) - $232

  • Bowling Team Teaching Devices (Athletics) - $350

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11/18/2021 8:10 pm

Blue Valley West students and staff were awarded $7,279 in academic and activity grants from your PTO in the Fall of 2021.  Recipients are as follows:

  • Advisory & AVID Games (Academic) - $200
  • Library: 100 book easels (Academic) - $232
  • Bowling Team Teaching Devices (Athletics) - $350
  • BB 4 Basketballs (Athletics) - $280
  • PE Weighted Medicine Balls (Athletics) - $1,288
  • PE Weight Bars & Bar Holder (Athletics) - $3,797
  • Engineering: Robotics Kit (Academic) - $549
  • LIFT - Vacuums (Academic) - $310
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Team Books (Club) - $273
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2020-2021 Grants Awarded

8/22/2021 4:47 pm

Blue Valley West students and staff were awarded $8,334 in academic and activity grants from your PTO.  Recipients are as follows:

  • Fall 2020
    • The swim team received a grant for a 43" screen and iPad for replays and training 
    • The Dance Team received money for new uniforms since they had more girls on the team and did not have enough uniforms. Normally uniforms are funded by the school but Dr. Potts was unable to secure funding for the uniforms and asked for the PTO's help.
    • The Lift and IR program received sanitizing devices for their electronics, such as iPads.
    Winter 2021
    • Basketball Coach received money for books "The Inner side of Tennis"
    • Athletic Director received funds for a graphic package to support social media
    Spring 2021
    • LIFT received money for classroom dividers  (LIFT = Learning through Intensive Functional Teaching)
    • Libray received money for book display easels
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Art Department - Front Loading Kiln

10/28/2020 8:17 am

The new front loading kiln had been delivered, hooked up, and fired off successfully....and it is AWESOME!! It not only increases our capacity to meet the increased enrollment in the Art Department but it gives the students the opportunity to work on a larger scale (see the 'Medusa' head below).  It also exposes students to "state of the art" computer controlling. Many schools and artists dream of having this type of kiln and the Art Department thanks the BVW PTO for getting it for the students at Blue Valley West!! THANK YOU

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Blue Valley West Cross Country & Track Team Tents

1/7/2020 2:39 pm

The BVW PTO granted $1,624 to the Blue Valley West Cross Country and Track team for a new tent that will be used for their meets during the fall (cross country) and spring (track) seasons. Between the two sports the tent benefits over 250 athletes each year!!

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Support Materials for Sources of Strength

12/16/2019 4:30 pm

Sources of Strength received a $100 grant from the BVW PTO.

Sources of Strength:

  • Through our PTO grant, we are able to have campaigns that impact the entire school by connecting students to hope and strength. Our most recent campaign focused on symbolizing the BVW family. The red strips of paper have every student’s name on one red strip and Sources of Strength linked all of the strips of paper together. Our idea behind this was to show how all of us are family.
  • The Sources of Strength mission states: We are a group of diverse students and adults from many different corners and cultures of our school and community. We believe that life has ups and downs, that all of us will go through good times and tough times. Our mission is to ensure that during the rough times no one gets so overwhelmed or hopeless that they want to give up. Our mission is to spread Hope, Help, and Strength into every corner of our community. Our mission is to help students and staff turn to their strengths and their supports that are all around. We are Connectors to Help and Strength. We Spread Hope by focusing on stories of strength, rather than on stories of trauma. We know our most powerful impact comes from our personal actions, conversations, and messages that use our music, our art, our writing, our activities, our social media, our culture, and our voice. This gives life to our efforts.
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Yoga Mats For ELA and Yoga Club

12/16/2019 4:26 pm

The PTO granted $268 to BVW to purchase yoga mats to be integrated in to the ELA classrooms, as well as used in Yoga Club.  These photos are from the Yoga Club which is meeting 2 times each month to practice yoga.  There is more than 30 students that attend!  Can you imagine all these students lying in shavasana in absolute silence?  It’s awesome, and really helps with our SEL goals. The kids love it!

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Math Teachers Receive Casio Calculators

12/16/2019 4:07 pm

The math teachers at BVW were granted $650 during the 2019 Fall Grant Cycle to purchase 15 Casio Calculators!!  These have helped the math teachers become more familiar with the Casio interface in order to help the increasing number of students who are using Casios.  In addition these calculators are being loaned to students as needed and are used on a daily basis in the classroom!!

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Dr. Dish Basketball Shooting Machine Grant

12/16/2019 4:03 pm

Thanks for the tweet Mr.Hintz!!!  The PTO granted $6,620 to the basketball program to purchase a Dr. Dish Basketball Shooting Machine that will be used daily by athletes and students!!  It is top notch interactive technology that helps to develop skills that promote our programs here at BVW as well as our athletes!!

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