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NAHS hosts Bob Ross painting party

NAHS hosts Bob Ross painting party

Taylir Charest, JAG People Editor

March 11, 2019


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NAHS allowed students who aren’t in the club to enjoy following a Bob Ross painting tutorial of a winter scene in honor of the extended winter on Thursday, March 7 after school. According to junior NAHS officer Chloe Griffin, the club wanted to do something new. “We meet usually every Thurs...

The forensics team has three students go to finals at Lawrence Free State tournament

The forensics team has three students go to finals at Lawrence Free State tournament

Anna Ricker, JAG photographer

March 11, 2019


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On Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9, the Forensics team travelled to Southwest middle school for the Lawrence Free State Forensics tournament. Although the team did not place all together, there were multiple girls that placed in their events.   On Friday, sophomores Grace McLeod and Anna ...

Youth for Refugees holds second Closet Cleanout for Kansas City International Academy

Youth for Refugees holds second Closet Cleanout for Kansas City International Academy

Annika Lehan, JAG editor-in-chief

March 8, 2019


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Youth for Refugees volunteered at the Kansas City International Academy for their second Closet Cleanout on Wednesday, March 6. While there, club members organized previously donated clothing based on elementary school sizes, middle school sizes and gender. According to club president senior A...

Seven snow days affect students and faculty in the district

Seven snow days affect students and faculty in the district

Grace McLeod, JAG student life editor

March 7, 2019


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On Nov. 26, hundreds of students woke up with a sigh of relief to a notification explaining school had been canceled due to inclement weather. Four months and seven snow days later, on Monday, March 4, the Board of Education voted to finalize the schedule changes. The last day of school for seniors ...

Journalism takes home 25 awards from regional contest on Monday, Feb. 25

Journalism takes home 25 awards from regional contest on Monday, Feb. 25

Tatum Elliott, JagWire News Editor

March 7, 2019


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The journalism department received 25 awards at the Kansas Scholastic Press Association regional competition on Monday, Feb. 25. Of those awards, six were first place rankings. The 18 students continuing to state will compete again on Saturday, May 4, at KU. First place participants comprised of senior...

Six DECA students qualify for nationals at the State competition

Six DECA students qualify for nationals at the State competition

Abby White, JAG Organizations Editor

March 6, 2019


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 DECA competed at the State conference in Manhattan Kansas on Sunday, March 3 through Tuesday, March 5. On Sunday night, the team took the 100 question test that goes with their category. The following day, each member competed in two role-play scenarios where they presented a solution to judges i...

Bands present their Spring Concert

Bands present their Spring Concert

Maddie Schaffer, JAG reporter and Photographer

March 6, 2019


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The band performed in their annual spring concert on Monday, March 4 after facing difficulties with practice time. With snow day after snow day, many high schools near the Johnson County area have been experiencing a significant loss in school days. This directly affected the band’s time to prep...

The forensics team has five students place in top ten in Olathe North West and Blue Valley West tournaments

The forensics team has five students place in top ten in Olathe North West and Blue Valley West tournaments

Anna Ricker, JAG photographer

March 5, 2019


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The forensics team travelled to Olathe Northwest and Blue Valley West for their tournaments on Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3. Although they did not place as a team at either tournament, multiple students placed in individual events. At the ONW tournament, freshman Taylor Doyle and Grac...

FCA hosts guest speaker at their morning meeting

FCA hosts guest speaker at their morning meeting

Taylor Bruce and Elizabeth Joseph

March 4, 2019


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FCA hosted Fox 4 reporter Rob Collins to speak to students at its morning meeting on Friday, March 1. Collins led the group in prayer and offered advice to the members.  According freshman Lauren Walker, having a guest speaker offered a different experience from the usual student-led prayer. "The meeting w...

Students attend an improved Career Fair

Students attend an improved Career Fair

Sammie Volkamer, JAG copy editor and organizations editor

February 22, 2019


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Students from four high schools, Mill Valley, De Soto, Basehor-Linwood and Eudora, gathered on Tuesday, Feb. 19 to attend the second Career Fair held by USD 232. At the Career Fair, students had the opportunity to experience in-person networking with 67 businesses and attend an interview tips session. Counselor Chri...

Robotics finishes robot for regionals

Robotics finishes robot for regionals

Samantha Volkamer, JAG copy editor and organizations editor

February 21, 2019


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The Robotics team finished their robot on Tuesday, Feb. 19, after six weeks of almost daily workdays to prepare for their regional competition. According to senior Tyler Hilk, the robot will perform various activities at the competition. “The robot picks up dodgeballs that are 11-13 inches ...

Updated substance abuse contract outlines penalties for extracurricular activities

Updated substance abuse contract outlines penalties for extracurricular activities

Steven Curto, JagWire A&E editor

February 19, 2019


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The KSHSAA substance abuse policy was revised in December 2018 to specify consequences students in extracurricular and co-curricular activities face if they violated the agreement signed at the beginning of the year. The policy states that these violations consist of being caught using “alcohol, tobacc...

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