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MV Outfitters club members come together for a bonfire in the park

MV Outfitters club members come together for a bonfire in the park

Jenna McDonald, JAG Organizations Editor

October 31, 2018


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Members of MV Outfitters gathered at Shelter 2 on Sunday, Oct. 28 for their annual outdoor meeting. According to senior Madelyn Lehn, the club comes together for a bonfire in the park around this time of the year.\ “Last year we [met] for a Halloween themed bonfire and this year it is more fall-l...

District introduces Career Cruising-based curriculum for students

District introduces Career Cruising-based curriculum for students

Elizabeth Joseph and Ben Wieland

October 26, 2018


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The district has introduced a new curriculum designed to help students discover career opportunities and passions, using the Career Cruising software as the main part of the program. Every Monday, seminars will be closed for students to take part in the curriculum. A different grade will participate eac...

StuCo hosts after-school blood drive

StuCo hosts after-school blood drive

Ben Wieland, JagWire opinions editor

October 25, 2018


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StuCo collected 40 units of blood in their biannual blood drive on Wednesday, Oct. 24. The blood donated went to Community Blood Center, a Kansas City-based organization that serves blood to over 70 local hospitals. Junior StuCo representative Tripp Starr, who assisted in organizing the blood drive...

Band adds new percussion and freshmen to their lineup

Band adds new percussion and freshmen 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


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  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


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

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


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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


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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...

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