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Math Made Easy

Start the school year off with confidence by jump starting next year’s math course this summer.  Club Z! In Home Tutoring will make math seem easy by exposing your child to 1st semester’s curriculum in just 10 one hour sessions, 5 weeks before school starts. A diagnostic test will be given prior to the start to expose any holes in your child’s base knowledge and a post test to show progress.

Math Prep was designed and written by Mary Crumpley, our Math Consultant in response to our math call volume and to address the issue of our student’s lack of confidence and retention of knowledge in their math courses.  We wanted to design a curriculum to build confidence in their math skills and to do it in a short amount of time.

Math Prep is offered in all math courses: 7th grade, Pre Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Calculus, and IB Math.  Over the past three summers we have received overwhelming results and response to the Math Prep curriculum from our students, parents, teachers, and counselors.  Those students that do Math Prep tutor very little if at all during the school year.

Completing Math Prep each summer ensures the retention of skills and helps students build their mathematic knowledge each year.  Our goal is to instill the love of math and to arm our students with a body of mathematic knowledge, so that can be successful  on the ACT, in college,  and in their careers. Email Jayme Richardson at ClubZ Tutoring for details.  jrichardson@clubztutoring.com

New Name for Midwest Foster Care & Adoption

The organization’s name is changing to better reflect what the organization does and it’s expanded reach beyond the Midwest.

Midwest Foster Care and Adoption Association began more than 16 years ago as a support group of foster and adoptive families in the Kansas City area. What started locally has grown into a multi-state organization with more than 100 full- and part-time employees and a reach beyond the Midwest.

“We care, serve and support foster and adoptive families,” says President and CEO Lori Ross. “What we do is connect children to families, families to each other, resources to people who need them, ideas to a passionate staff, and the community and voices for advocacy to our children. FosterAdopt Connect is a name that fits who we are, what we do and where we’re going.”

FosterAdopt Connect works with more than 2,500 foster children and families. The organization recruits and trains foster and adoptive parents, providing extensive programming, resources and support for these families and walking with them through the journey of caring for abused and neglected children.

BVNW Scout Reaches 
Impressive Milestone

Dawson Garcia, a sophomore at Blue Valley Northwest and an Eagle Scout with Troop 218, recently completed the last of 137 merit badges, all of the badges in the Boy Scout program.
Garcia has traveled around the U.S. in his quest, from white water rafting in Alaska, horseback riding in Utah, to oceanography in North Carolina. He has travelled to merit badge forums in Nebraska, Illinois and West Virginia and attended many forums in Kansas and Missouri in each district of the Heart of America Council.

His favorite badges were the Metalwork and Welding merit badges. He thinks the hardest two were Bugling and Backpacking, for which a 30 mile hike carrying a full pack
was one of the many requirements.
Once Garcia set this goal, he spent five years working to achieve it.

Thirteen Blue Valley students 
earn perfect college entrance exam scores

Thirteen Blue Valley students have a reason to smile as the 2015-16 school year comes to a close—college entrance exam perfection. They join 10 current Blue Valley

students and 2016 graduates who previously achieved perfect scores on the ACT or SAT. Blue Valley North junior Anastasia Dmitrienko achieved a perfect score on both

the ACT and SAT exams this spring, a prestigious and unusual feat. Other students earning perfect ACT scores include: Yifeng Ding-Blue Valley North,Lucas Liu-Blue Valley North,

Matthew Seck- Blue Valley North, Ganesh Aruna- Blue Valley North, Orunima Chakraborti- Blue Valley North, Margaret Russo-Blue Valley North,  Roxanna Hamidpour-Blue Valley North,

Anja Tonkovic-Capin- Blue Valley North, Rachel Stutz- Blue Valley North, John Johnston-Blue Valley High, Isaac Witte-Blue Valley West, Jennifer Huang, Blue Valley West junior

Achieving a perfect score of 36 on the ACT is something less than one-tenth of one percent of ACT test takers nationwide achieve.