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New math teacher bonds with mother over a common workplace

New math teacher bonds with mother over a common workplace

October 12, 2017


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With the new school year well underway, many students may have noticed new math teacher Sarah-Margaret Heffernon roaming the halls or teaching in the upper B-hallway. While her face may be unrecognizable to most students and staff, business and computers teacher Dianna Heffernon-Meyers is all too fam...

Senior Shayne Howell finds passion in playing professional esports

Senior Shayne Howell finds passion in playing professional esports

Jordan Robinson, JagWire reporter/photographer

October 9, 2017


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Sitting back in his chair, senior Shayne Howell powers on his Playstation 4, waiting to connect to his three teammates who are scattered across the U.S. and Canada. While most students play video games like “Call of Duty” for fun, Howell spends his time practicing for professional competitio...

New Lenexa City Center offers variety of activities

New Lenexa City Center offers variety of activities

Lexi Flipse and Ally Nguyen

September 30, 2017


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Public Market: In the center of the city square lies a large, open building called the Public Market, featuring many trendy places to eat and a Kansas City themed store. The open layout allows visitors to be immersed in all the building has to offer while still allowing them breathing room. Howeve...

Suicide Prevention Month brings attention to importance of topic

Suicide Prevention Month brings attention to importance of topic

Abby Layton and Nora Lucas

September 29, 2017


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Every day, 1,368 students walk to and from class, discussing friends, relationships and the next big test coming up. Each of these students is an individual facing his or her own distinct and unique problems, and many may feel lost in the noise of a big, high-achieving school. Those students may ...

Senior Aly Tennis gives back to NICU nurses

Senior Aly Tennis gives back to NICU nurses

Anika Roy, JagWire copy editor

September 26, 2017


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As she delivered care packages to Shawnee Mission Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit nurses on Sep. 15 — National NICU Nurse Day — senior Aly Tennis completed the last aspect of a service project required for a summer program through the FBI Academy she recently attended. In June, Aly attended the...

NAHS hosts first “Painting with Bob Ross” activity

NAHS hosts first “Painting with Bob Ross” activity

Ashlyn Windmiller, JAG Reporter

September 16, 2017


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Students gathered in art teacher Krystal Strong’s room after school on Wednesday, Sept. 14 for a Bob Ross painting tutorial held by the National Art Honor Society. Bob Ross is a well-known painter who has become very influential to high school students during the past couple years. The event was open...

New debate teacher encourages students to participate in and out of debate classroom

New debate teacher encourages students to participate in and out of debate classroom

Alison Booth and Elizabeth Joseph

September 2, 2017


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While formulating an argument is a part of students’ everyday lives, the debate team takes analyzing controversial claims to the next level. According to new debate coach Annie Goodson, recreational debate is an opportunity unique to high school students. “[Debate is] something really...

Seminar class deepens the relationship between student and teacher

Seminar class deepens the relationship between student and teacher

Abby Layton, Mill Valley News social media editor

May 15, 2017


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After a long day of classes, students end their time in school by spending 40 minutes in their seminar class. Many students spend most of their high school career in the same seminar, and this is the case for senior Eli Soell. He has had broadcast adviser Dorothy Swafford as his seminar teacher since...

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