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Band receives a two rating at Bonner Springs competition

Band receives a two rating at Bonner Springs competition

Ben Wieland, JagWire opinions editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Mill Valley marching band competed against several other local high school bands on Wednesday, Sep. 19 at Bonner Spring High School. The band earned a two ranking, one point away from a one ranking, and placed second overall at the competition. For the performance, the band performed “...

Several new classes are open to students

Several new classes are open to students

September 20, 2018


Filed under NEWS

AP Environmental Science For students passionate about the environment, AP Environmental Science offers a comprehensive look into the field of environmental science. According to AP Environmental Science teacher Julie Roberts, having another AP science class broadens the course selection and teac...

District announces suicide prevention initiative

District announces suicide prevention initiative

Steven Curto, JagWire A&E editor

September 18, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

After seeing a dramatic increase in teen suicides this past spring, the six Johnson County superintendents wanted to combat the growing issue. Together they came up with the ‘Enough is Enough’ initiative, a concerted effort to decrease teen suicide rates. "[The other superintendents and I] meet ...

Marine Biology club holds their first meeting of the year

Marine Biology club holds their first meeting of the year

Sophia Armendariz, JagWire reporter/photographer

September 14, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The Marine Biology Club held their first meeting of the year on Tuesday, Sept. 11th, explaining plans for the new year and welcoming new members. During seminar, club leaders introduced themselves to new members and explained the goals of the group. According to junior club president Eva Burke, the ...

Homecoming parade cancelled due to inclement weather

Homecoming parade cancelled due to inclement weather

Grace McLeod, JAG student life editor

September 5, 2018


Filed under Homecoming 2018, NEWS, Special coverage, Top stories

For the first time in school history, the homecoming parade has been cancelled due to inclement weather and will not be rescheduled. In addition, the powderpuff football game will be rescheduled at a later date. According to StuCo sponsor Erica Crist, the parade has been cancelled due to the ra...

StuCo prepares for jungle-themed Homecoming week

StuCo prepares for jungle-themed Homecoming week

Jenna McDonald, JAG organizations editor

August 30, 2018


Filed under Homecoming 2018, NEWS

StuCo members have been working to get ready for this year's Homecoming on Saturday Sept. 8. To prepare for this year’s Homecoming activities, StuCo spent time decorating for this year’s theme: Jurassic Jungle. Homecoming week starts out with tropical wear on Friday, Aug. 31. Tuesday, Sept. ...

StuCo aims to make changes in upcoming school year

StuCo aims to make changes in upcoming school year

John Lehan and Katya Gillig

August 20, 2018


Filed under NEWS

To improve upon last year, StuCo aims to incorporate new ideas to help get the student body more involved. These ideas came in part from a StuCo camp attended by five StuCo members, including junior Ashley Grega. According to Grega, the camp was a good opportunity to share and receive ideas with oth...

Board of education announces goals for upcoming school year

Board of education announces goals for upcoming school year

Elizabeth Joseph, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

August 18, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The Board of Education announced goals for the upcoming school year at a meeting on Monday, Aug. 13. Students may notice new changes implemented at the school and district, such as a focus on technology, safety and mental health. While some changes will not be visible to the community, many directly impac...

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 1999 to NOW: A library in the making, NEWS, Special coverage, 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...

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