Mill Valley News

Week three: Schedule stressing

Jill Applegate and Sarah Darby, editors-in-chief

September 2, 2011


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At the beginning of the year, the editors-in-chief of the newspaper have to come up with a schedule for the entire year with exact dates for each of the deadlines. This helps to keep us organized as the year goes on, as well as keeps us from getting behind.  However, it can be difficult and stressful...

Apple-maple French toast

Sarah Gonzales, managing edior

August 26, 2011


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 For this week I made a breakfast dish. It’s called an apple-maple French toast. The combination of the sweetly cooked bread and the slight bite of the apples make it the perfect breakfast dish. Ingredients: 6 eggs 1 cup of milk ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract Ground cinnamon 6 slices of bread, preferably...

Week two: Breakouts to prevent freak outs

Jill Applegate and Sarah Darby, editors-in-chief

August 24, 2011


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 Due to the fast pace of newspaper, new staff members have typically been thrown into newspaper work within the first week or two of starting school. It is great to be able to accomplish things immediately, but we have also found it can be overwhelming to come into a chaotic and also extremely warm...

Week one: The hacking horror

Jill Applegate and Sarah Darby, editors-in-chief

August 18, 2011


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With the position of editors-in-chief comes a lot of responsibilities but also a lot of rewards. Readers do not often see what it is like to run a newspaper staff from behind the scenes. For our own entertainment and for the sake of our sanity, as well as the intent to show our readers another side of...

A yummy pasta dish

Sarah Gonzales, managing editor

August 18, 2011


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My name is Sarah Gonzales and I like to cook and bake. This blog is all about cooking. This first recipe is a pasta dish that I saw on "Everyday Italian". Since I saw this, I've added a few things to the recipe and taken some things away. This is my take on the recipe, and my favorite dish. Try it a...

Yogurtopia owner talks about local business

Sarah Darby, news editor

May 2, 2011


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Yogurtopia, a self-serve yogurt shop opened two weeks ago in Shawnee. Owner Bill McMahon discusses the impact on local business the store has already had and the future of the business: How long has Yogurtopia been open? "Two weeks." Do you own any similar stores or businesses? "We have other Yogurtop...

Google project propels school technologies into the future

Sarah Darby, news editor

April 12, 2011


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If you haven’t already heard, on Wednesday, March 30, Google announced that Kansas City, Kansas would be its test city for unprecedented internet speeds; crushing the dreams of over one thousand other hopeful cities and making Kansas City the luckiest city in the country. With this decision comes...

New cafeteria food proposal presents district opportunity

Sarah Darby, news editor

April 1, 2011


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It was only a matter of time before stricter cafeteria restrictions made their way to the district. Following the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, a new U.S. Department of Agriculture proposal to tighten cafeteria food restrictions will be implemented in the 2012-2013 school year. The proposed...

Shawnee police chief Larry Larimore discusses daily blog

Sarah Darby, news editor

March 29, 2011


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Last week on Tuesday, March 22, Larry Larimore became Shawnee’s chief police officer following former chief police officer Jim Morgan’s retirement. Starting his first day, Larimore writes a daily blog called "A Few Good Words" in which he showcases the day-to-day work of Shawnee police officers. I ha...

Interactive snow removal maps should be utilized in Shawnee

Sarah Darby, news editor

February 24, 2011


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Winter is finally ending in Shawnee after accumulation of near-record breaking amounts of snow and such severe storms as “The Blizzard of Oz,” on Wednesday Feb. 1. This year, in particular, technology played an increased role in snow removal in both Olathe and Overland Park, who introduced interactive snow ...

Staffing cuts to Youth Friends hurts remarkable program

Sarah Darby, news editor

December 10, 2010


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For the last two years, I have had the great pleasure of volunteering for the Youth Friends program. The program was first introduced to me by a teacher as a community service opportunity that I would enjoy. That first year, in 2008, I worked with a several students struggling in reading at Prairie...

Local blog emphasizes the importance of community happenings

Sarah Darby, news editor

November 11, 2010


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As news reporter for the JagWire staff, I am constantly seeking out the big story. I seek out the news and often try to tackle issues that are bigger than myself. I was recently introduced to a local blog written by Shawnee man Ray Erlichman, who has an archive of blog posts about Shawnee happenings....

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