Mill Valley News

Community rallies around senior injured in diving accident

Community rallies around senior injured in diving accident

Ally Nguyen, Elizabeth Joseph, and Jakob Twigg

August 16, 2018


Filed under NEWS, SPORTS, Top stories

The community has come together after senior Nolan Sprague was paralyzed from the waist down after a diving accident on the night of Thursday, Aug. 9. Sprague is currently out of the ICU and is now in the pediatrics wing at Overland Park Regional Hospital following the accident. He is undergoin...

New library opens on Hilltop Road

New library opens on Hilltop Road

Elizabeth Joseph, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

August 7, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

As the Monticello Library officially opened its doors, lines of visitors and overflowing parking lots were visible in Monticello Commons. The Monticello Library received 3,098 visitors on its opening day, Sunday, Aug. 5. Although the Johnson County Library was anticipated to receive many visitors, the tu...

Juniors in Spanish V are without class options for senior year

Juniors in Spanish V are without class options for senior year

Elizabeth Joseph, JagWire reporter

May 20, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

A group of juniors who have already completed all of the Spanish courses offered at the school have been left without options for pursuing the language their senior year. While students have the option to enroll in Spanish I in eighth grade and complete Spanish V in high school, some students have prog...

“She Loves Me” nominated for eight Blue Star Awards

“She Loves Me” nominated for eight Blue Star Awards

Elizabeth Joseph, JagWire reporter

May 19, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

“She Loves Me,” the senior-led and thespian-exclusive show that ran from Thursday, Feb. 1 to Saturday Feb. 3, was recently nominated for eight Blue Star Awards. Individual students nominated include senior Lauryn Hurley for Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role, senior McKenna Harvey for Outstand...

Annual Mayhem Week wraps up school year

Annual Mayhem Week wraps up school year

Tricia Drumm, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

May 16, 2018


Filed under NEWS

StuCo hosted the annual Mayhem Week, where events ran from Tuesday, May 8 through Saturday, May 12.Events that students and staff participated in included a student versus faculty basketball game, dodgeball tournament, talent show and mud volleyball tournament. The first event to kick off Mayhem Week was th...

Journalism wins seventh state title in 5A state contest

Journalism wins seventh state title in 5A state contest

Alison Booth, JagWire editor-in-chief

May 13, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Spotlight, Top stories

The journalism state team took first in the 5A Sweepstakes at the Kansas Scholastic Press Association state contest on Saturday, May 5, winning its seventh state title in 15 years. Competing against nine other 5A Kansas high schools, Mill Valley took first by three points, defeating 2017 state champion ...

District holds safety and security meeting

District holds safety and security meeting

Elizabeth Joseph, JagWire reporter

May 11, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

After the bond was approved by the community with 72.53 percent of votes in favor on Monday, May 7, the Board of Education decided to host special meetings in which community stakeholders will be able to discuss safety and security concerns and initiatives for the district. The first two meetings were...

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