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Addition of new computer lab relocates Graphic Design teacher Jerry Howard

Addition of new computer lab relocates Graphic Design teacher Jerry Howard

Tricia Drumm and Ally Nguyen

October 18, 2017


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The school’s layout allows for many teachers to be close to each other within their department. An exception to this, however, is the art department, with two classes being on the ground level of the A-hallway and two being in the C-hallway. One of these classrooms, Graphic Design teacher Jerry Howard’s,...

Choir performs in first concert of the year

Choir performs in first concert of the year

Annika Lehan, JAG organizations editor

October 13, 2017


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Voices sang out on Thursday, Oct. 12 as the Jag Singers started off the first choir concert of the year in the little theater with the song “Circa Mea.” Followed by the Jag Singers, the Mixed Choir, the Treble Choir and Jag Chorale performed. The concert ended with all four choirs coming toge...

Physics students participate in fourth annual marshmallow launcher competition

Physics students participate in fourth annual marshmallow launcher competition

Lauren Ocker, JAG editor-in-chief

October 11, 2017


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Students in physics teacher Chad Brown’s class put their knowledge to the test in a project building marshmallow launchers. The launchers were eventually showcased in class-wide competitions taking place Monday, Oct. 9 and Tuesday, Oct. 10. The project was divided up into three class period...

MV Outreach partakes in fundraiser during football game

MV Outreach partakes in fundraiser during football game

Anika Roy, JagWire copy editor

October 9, 2017


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In the first half of Friday night’s football game against Bishop Miege, members of MV Outreach participated in a fundraiser selling both 50/50 raffle tickets and Krispy Kreme doughnuts for $1. The club ended their night raising $640.80. According to freshman Nicole Crist, the event went very well. ...

Blue band presented superior one rating at Central States Marching Festival

Blue band presented superior one rating at Central States Marching Festival

Tricia Drumm, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

October 9, 2017


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Blue band took to Manhattan on Saturday, Oct. 7 to compete in the Central States Marching Festival. While there, they went through a clinic with Kansas State University band students in the morning and performed in the late afternoon. At the end of the night, there were one ratings among drum line...

Cafeteria replaces metal forks with plastic sporks

Cafeteria replaces metal forks with plastic sporks

Nora Lucas and Alison Booth

September 30, 2017


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As students file into the lunchroom, many may notice a new item has replaced the old. Plastic sporks, a combination of a fork and spoon, have replaced the metal forks used in previous years. This decision was made due to the high number of metal forks being thrown away by students in previous years. ...

Club 121 hosts annual “See You at the Pole” event

Club 121 hosts annual “See You at the Pole” event

Elizabeth Joseph, JagWire reporter

September 28, 2017


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Students gathered at the flagpole on the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 27 to pray together during the annual “See You at the Pole” event hosted by Club 121. “See You at the Pole” is a day of prayer that facilitates a gathering of students across the globe. Students first met around the flagpole...

Journalism students attend fall conference in Topeka

Journalism students attend fall conference in Topeka

Nora Lucas, JagWire editor-in-chief

September 28, 2017


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To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Kansas Student Publications Act, 29 journalism students attended a fall conference on Monday, Sept. 25 and Tuesday, Sept. 26 in Topeka. The conference spanned over two days, unlike past years, and was hosted by the Kansas Scholastic Press Association (KSPA)....

Marching band receives new uniforms after 17 years

Marching band receives new uniforms after 17 years

Elizabeth Joseph and Michael Sandri

September 28, 2017


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The new band uniforms have finally arrived after much anticipation by members of the band. Unlike the old navy outfits, the new black uniforms are sashless, use jackets that zip in the back and have hats featuring plumes about six inches in height. The marching band wore the original uniforms for 17 years, since...

Peers in Learning visits Cider Hill Family Orchard

Peers in Learning visits Cider Hill Family Orchard

Ally Nguyen, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

September 26, 2017


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Members of the Special Education department, along with multiple Peers in Learning students, visited Cider Hill Family Orchard on Friday, Sept. 22. Although the field trip lasted a relatively short amount of time, about three hours, junior Molly Cosmillo believes it made a lasting impact on he...

Excessive amount of rain causes complications for students

Excessive amount of rain causes complications for students

Michael Sandri and Jakob Twigg

September 26, 2017


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During the month of August, storms battered Shawnee causing a power outage and flooding not seen in typical summer storms. According to Accuweather, Shawnee experienced a total of 11.31 inches of rain, surpassing the record for the most rain in the month of August since 1982. People certainly d...

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