Mill Valley News

One to One pilot programs allows teachers and students to test possible devices for future adoption

One to One pilot programs allows teachers and students to test possible devices for future adoption

Jenna McDonald, JAG organizations editor

October 5, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

A few classrooms at Mill Valley, and many across the district, recently received new technology devices, such as iPads and laptops, as a part of the One to One technology pilot program. The district is having teachers and students test different devices before they determine which ones will be given to stu...

Band places third at Emporia State Marching Festival

Band places third at Emporia State Marching Festival

Ben Wieland, JagWire opinions editor

October 4, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The band competed at Emporia State University in the Emporia State Marching Festival on Wednesday, Oct. 3, where the band earned a one ranking and placed third against many other local high school bands. The band performed “The Phoenix” by Fall Out Boy, “Viva la Vida” by Coldplay and ...

Board of Education focuses on new security improvements during their October meeting

Board of Education focuses on new security improvements during their October meeting

Tanner Smith, JagWire reporter/photographer

October 2, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The Board of Education reconfirmed its commitment to school security by continuing to implement the new front door security locks by Tuesday, Oct. 16. Students may also notice changes to the district’s substance abuse policies and continued work from the board on the bond that was passed earlier...

Youth for Refugees donates collected items to Kansas City International Academy

Youth for Refugees donates collected items to Kansas City International Academy

Grace McLeod, JAG Student Life Editor

September 30, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Youth for Refugees club donated school supplies and helped sort clothes Friday morning at the Kansas City International Academy. According to senior club member Noah Smith, Youth for Refugees is “an organization to help students from around the globe that are immigrating to the Kansas City...

Charity kickball tournament held to benefit Sprague family

Charity kickball tournament held to benefit Sprague family

Jakob Twigg, JagWire sports editor

September 26, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Nolan Sprague, Top stories

  A charity kickball tournament, put together by several students of MV’s community service class, raised a total of $1780 on Sunday, Sept. 23.The tournament was held in honor of senior Nolan Sprague, who is currently in recovery at Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colorado after a diving ...

Former Mill Valley associate principal pleads no contest to sexual assault charges

Former Mill Valley associate principal pleads no contest to sexual assault charges

Elizabeth Joseph, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

September 25, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Matt Fedde, a former associate principal and activity director at the school, is currently facing anywhere from two to 100 years in prison after pleading no contest to sexual assault charges during a hearing on Monday, Sept. 17. Fedde was arrested on Thursday, Dec. 28 in 2017 for having a sexual relation...

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. ...

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