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Kick Butts Volleyball tournament promotes tobacco-free lifestyle

Kick Butts Volleyball tournament promotes tobacco-free lifestyle

Lexi Flipse, Mill Valley News social media editor
March 23
Filed under NEWS

The annual Kick Butts volleyball tournament took place in the auxiliary gym on Wednesday, March 22. Students paid $1 to participate on a team and raised around $100, with all funds going to support Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society. The event is hosted every year following Kick ...

Robotics places ninth at Greater Kansas City Regional Tournament

Robotics places ninth at Greater Kansas City Regional Tournament

Anika Roy, JagWire sports editor
March 21
Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The combined Mill Valley and De Soto Jaguar robotics team placed ninth out of sixty teams in the Greater Kansas City Regional Tournament this past weekend, Thursday, March 17 through Saturday, March 19. They ultimately fell short in a tiebreaker quarterfinal round with a score of 300-305. Members ...

NHS organizes food drive for the De Soto Food Pantry

NHS organizes food drive for the De Soto Food Pantry

Sarah Morgan, JAG editor-in-chief
March 10
Filed under NEWS

Through door-to-door food collection, NHS members partook in a food drive for the De Soto Food Pantry from Wednesday, March 1 through Sunday, March 5. Students divided into small groups of four or five to collect donations. Senior Alexa Cash found the most challenging part was overcoming people refusing...

StuCo hosts its first public forum

StuCo hosts its first public forum

Ally Nguyen, JagWire opinions editor
March 8
Filed under NEWS

StuCo held a public forum for students to attend on Tues. March 7 in the Senior Cafe. The event, which was organized by sophomore class secretary Hannah Barnes, and junior class representative Tyler Orbin, started off slowly, according to Barnes. “I think at first it was a little awkward,” Barn...

New Kansas bill could change concealed carry handgun laws in colleges and hospitals

New Kansas bill could change concealed carry handgun laws in colleges and hospitals

Alison Booth and Abby Layton
March 7
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As students prepare to attend college after high school, many must now factor in a new concern: whether or not their university will allow concealed carry handguns on campus. For students that plan on attending a Kansas college, this concern may be especially heightened. The Personal and Family Pro...

Syrian refugees arrive in Kansas City

Syrian refugees arrive in Kansas City

Marah Shulda and Ally Nguyen
March 5
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In 2011, the Syrian Civil War began due to political resistance and protests by citizens. Since then, thousands of people and their families have fled the country in hopes of a better, safer life. Refugees, Ibraheem Alkhawajaand and Enas Hajeharrived, arrived in Kansas City, Missouri on Thursday Sept...

Drafting students create Rube Goldberg machines

Drafting students create Rube Goldberg machines

Michael Sandri, JagWire reporter
March 4
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Over these past few days, students in the drafting and CAD class have started to construct Rube Goldberg machines. A Rube Goldberg machine is a contraption that is designed to perform a simple task in a more complicated way. This assignment takes only a few days and is part of the problem solving...

Relay for Life committee volunteers at Hope Lodge

Relay for Life committee volunteers at Hope Lodge

Allison Winker, JAG people editor
February 28
Filed under NEWS

Members of the Relay for Life committee served lunch to cancer patients and their families staying at the Hope Lodge on Sunday, Feb. 26. The Hope Lodge gives a place for people receiving cancer treatment to stay if they live out of the area. Senior event co-chair Brady Rolig enjoyed seeing on...

French III hosts Mardi Gras celebration

French III hosts Mardi Gras celebration

Joe McClain, JagWire reporter and photographer
February 27
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Students enrolled in French classes gathered in the senior cafe on Friday, Feb. 24 for the annual Mardi Gras celebration hosted by the French III class.  Mardi Gras is a holiday celebrated in French-speaking regions before the beginning of Lent. The Mardi Gras celebration is meant to teach s...

Engineering students volunteer with Jag Wars competition

Engineering students volunteer with Jag Wars competition

Deanna Newman, JAG Reporter
February 26
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Eighth graders from all three De Soto school district middle schools gathered in the auxiliary gym on Friday, Feb. 24 to compete in a Star Wars themed engineering competition. The competition was started this year by engineering teachers Helga Brown and Gayle Kebodeaux. The competition is put on by engineering stu...

StuCo hosts third annual Mr. Mill Valley event

StuCo hosts third annual Mr. Mill Valley event

Nora Lucas, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief
February 24
Filed under NEWS, Top stories

StuCo hosted its annual Mr. Mill Valley event on Thursday, Feb. 23, with senior Collin Petigna emerging as the Mr. Mill Valley of 2017. The contestants competed in a beauty pageant style event, and the ticket sales went towards the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The event raised over $360. Four boys fr...

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