The Thunderbeat

Reconstruction jazzes up counseling office


October 15, 2012

When students walk into the counselor’s office they will see a newly remodeled area with some of the staff relocated, in addition to a more spacious place. The remodeling was greatly anticipated and appreciated by the staff working in that part of the building. “I was very excited. It m...

New marquee attracts attention


October 2, 2012

On Friday, Sept. 28, Bellevue West purchased a new marquee to broadcast the school’s events. Bellevue West Activities Director Kevin Broderick believed it was time for the school to buy a new marquee. He said that the old marquee was at least 20 years old and pieces of it were mis...

Bellevue Day

Bellevue Day

September 27, 2012

Burst of color changes West walls


August 30, 2012

Stephanie Henry Reporter It’s hard to miss the newly painted yellow walls in the cafeteria, commons and office area. A shock of yellow greets students and staff when they enter the school. Senior Jessica Trimpey said,...

The True Story

The True Story

April 20, 2012

Teacher sets up prom dress loaning business


March 26, 2012

By Hailey Stolze Special Education teacher Renee Proksel initiated a dress loaning business for Bellevue West students after one of her students gave her the idea. She says she knew a student that wanted to go to prom but couldn’t...

Unity Week brings students together


March 14, 2012

By Stephanie Henry Back in October, Principal Kevin Rohlfs met with students who had been nominated to be a part of the student Leadership Summit. One project that the student leaders of Bellevue West came up with was uni...

Ecology Club assists Haiti


March 13, 2012

By Bri Thomas As the cast of “Once on this Island” danced and sang across the auditorium, Ecology club raised money for Haiti--the setting of the musical. “It was basically because of the fact that ‘Once on this...

West JROTC attracts controversy with seatbelt message


February 6, 2012

This year the JROTC project involves checking seat belts with a raffle prize given to one student who is wearing his or her seat belt. But some attention towards the project may have gone toward the posters JROTC used to rais...

Republican primaries hit Bellevue West, from Iowa

Cole Seefus, Reporter

January 26, 2012

Lousi Harrison of the Iowa Caucus from Bellevue Video Yearbook on Vimeo. Louis Harrison of the Iowa Caucus pt 2 from Bellevue Video Yearbook on Vimeo. Louis Harrison of the Iowa Caucus pt. 3 from Bellevue Video Yearbook on Vimeo. By Cole Seefus ...

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