The Thunderbeat

Changes coming to business department staff

Brooke Jones, Reporter
April 24, 2019

In the upcoming school year, the business department will see several changes due to DECA adviser Dave Shillinglaw’s retirement  and business teacher Gogi Supenski’s new position as a tech trainer. With these changes comes a new era for the Bellevue West business department. Shillinglaw has taught at West for 29 years and has been a vital part of the schools DECA program ever since. His DECA...

Emma Gage, Reporter
April 24, 2019

Bellevue West offers juniors and seniors the opportunity to get a glimpse into what college courses are like while earning both high school and college credit through the Metro Career Academy. Counselor Melissa Minahan works with students who are interested in taking these courses through Metropolitan Community College. “The Metro Career Academy courses are courses that relate to a career area and allow a student to earn both high school and college credit,” Minahan said in an email. “Students...

World Language department celebrates language education

Nathan Hawkins, Managing & Sports Editor
April 17, 2019

It’s common at Bellevue West for clubs and organizations in the school to promote themselves. Often times, that is done through a celebration week. For the past six years, the World Language department hasn’t had a week. Until this year. It was months in the making to put together a week, and years in discussion. This year, new department chairs, German teacher Amanda Messerschmitt and Latin...

Ways to help the community after the 2019 flooding

Taegan Jacobs, Features Editor
April 9, 2019

The 2019 March flooding was the worst the state has seen in at least half a century, according to state governor Pete Ricketts, and the cost of damages is over $1 billion. Organizations, including churches, restaurants, and stores, all over Nebraska collaborated to provide shelter, raise money, and gather donations for those in need. Here are some upcoming events to attend, and organizations to...

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Changes coming to business department staff
World Language department celebrates language education
Winter guard competes at WGI Championships
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Track and Field meet photo essay 4/22/19
Athletes sign letters of intent for collegiate sports

Athletes sign letters of intent for collegiate sports

April 18, 2019

Bellevue West Boys Soccer vs Omaha South Tuesday 4/16/19

Bellevue West Boys Soccer vs Omaha South Tuesday 4/16/19

April 18, 2019

Photo Essay: Bellevue West Boys Golf Tournament Thursday 4/11/19

Photo Essay: Bellevue West Boys Golf Tournament Thursday 4/11/19

April 12, 2019

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Opinion: Things to remember for the upcoming 2020 election
Opinion: Graduation is worth celebrating

Opinion: Graduation is worth celebrating

April 18, 2019

Opinion: Little ways to make the world a better place

Opinion: Little ways to make the world a better place

March 8, 2019

Editorial: First Amendment rights should apply to student journalists

Editorial: First Amendment rights should apply to student journalists

January 30, 2019

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The Student News Site of Bellevue West Senior High School
The Student News Site of Bellevue West Senior High School