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Band adds new percussion and freshman to their lineup

Band adds new percussion and freshman to their lineup

Sophia Armendariz, JagWire reporter/photographer

October 23, 2018


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Changes affect the band this year with the arrival of new pit percussion instruments and freshmen gaining the ability to join the marching band. The arrival of new percussion instruments, including xylophones, bells and marimbas, to the marching band holds new potential. In competitions, something as s...

First annual Bark for Life hosted by school

First annual Bark for Life hosted by school

Elizabeth Joseph, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

October 21, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

  After six months of planning, Jaguar Nation hosted its first annual Bark for Life event at Garrett Park on Saturday, Oct. 20. Students and members of the community participated in games, heard from different guest speakers and were able to purchase food and dog treats from vendors. B...

Choir performs in first concert of the school year

Choir performs in first concert of the school year

Maddie Schaffer, JAG reporter/photographer

October 20, 2018


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  The Mill Valley Choir program had their first concert of the year on Thursday, Oct. 18. The Jag Singers started off the concert by singing “Jubilate Deo.” They debuted the three new choir sections in the concert, Treble Choir, Bass Choir and Grace Notes. Treble and Bass choir was p...

Debate places third at a two-day tournament

Debate places third at a two-day tournament

Hannah Chern, JagWire news editor, Mill Valley News social media editor

October 16, 2018


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The debate team placed third in sweepstake at a two-day tournament at Blue Valley North that started on Friday, Oct. 12 and went through Saturday, Oct. 13. During this tournament, no teams competed in the varsity division. Open division debaters competed both days, while novice only competed on Saturda...

Students take charge of upcoming Bark For Life event

Students take charge of upcoming Bark For Life event

Anna Owsley and Tatum Elliott

October 16, 2018


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Bark For Life, a new preliminary event for the annual Relay For Life, is being held Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Garrett Park on 47th St. At the Bark For Life event, participants are invited to take their dogs out for a few hours of games, contests, food and even a visit from the Shawnee Polic...

New members inducted into National English Honors Society

New members inducted into National English Honors Society

Annika Lehan, JAG editor-in-chief

October 12, 2018


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Gathering with their families in the Little Theater on Wednesday, Oct. 10, National English Honors Society inducted incoming members into the society for its third year at the school. The ceremony started off with speeches given by the sponsor, English teacher Page Anderson and senior NEHS president Eliza...

Marching Jaguars receive all one ratings at Central State Marching Festival

Marching Jaguars receive all one ratings at Central State Marching Festival

Elizabeth Joseph, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

October 9, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Marching Jaguars received all one ratings at the Central States Marching Festival, hosted by Kansas State University, on Saturday, Oct. 6. The band was judged based on five criteria: performance, musicality, auxiliaries, repertoire and coordination. They competed against forty other schools and we...

Eligible seniors register for the upcoming midterm election

Eligible seniors register for the upcoming midterm election

Sophie Lecuru, JagWire features editor

October 7, 2018


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Seniors had the opportunity to register to vote during lunch on Friday, Oct. 5 for the upcoming midterm election. Senior Annie Myers helped organized the voter registration fair and thinks everyone should register because of how easy the process is. “Registering to vote is super easy; you...

Spanish and French NHS induct new members into their societies

Spanish and French NHS induct new members into their societies

Sophia Armendariz, JagWire reporter/photographer

October 6, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Induction ceremonies for the French NHS and Spanish NHS were held on Thursday, Oct. 4, bringing in members for the new year. The night’s events started with the French NHS’ ceremony. While the ceremony didn’t start until 6 p.m., new and old club members alike had been rehearsing and setting...

One to One pilot programs allows teachers and students to test possible devices for future adoption

One to One pilot programs allows teachers and students to test possible devices for future adoption

Jenna McDonald, JAG organizations editor

October 5, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

A few classrooms at Mill Valley, and many across the district, recently received new technology devices, such as iPads and laptops, as a part of the One to One technology pilot program. The district is having teachers and students test different devices before they determine which ones will be given to stu...

Band places third at Emporia State Marching Festival

Band places third at Emporia State Marching Festival

Ben Wieland, JagWire opinions editor

October 4, 2018


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The band competed at Emporia State University in the Emporia State Marching Festival on Wednesday, Oct. 3, where the band earned a one ranking and placed third against many other local high school bands. The band performed “The Phoenix” by Fall Out Boy, “Viva la Vida” by Coldplay and ...

Board of Education focuses on new security improvements during their October meeting

Board of Education focuses on new security improvements during their October meeting

Tanner Smith, JagWire reporter/photographer

October 2, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The Board of Education reconfirmed its commitment to school security by continuing to implement the new front door security locks by Tuesday, Oct. 16. Students may also notice changes to the district’s substance abuse policies and continued work from the board on the bond that was passed earlier...

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