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Girls physical education learns self-defense techniques

Girls physical education learns self-defense techniques

Taylir Charest, JAG Reporter

April 16, 2018


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The first ever self-defense class taught in girls physical education occurred on Thursday, April 12 and Friday, April 13. Instructor Steven Kinser led the class using the Bushidokan system.  This is a system that combines Karate, Judo and Jiu-Jitsu and transforms it into a street-ready self defense, ac...

Stuco implements prom theme, ‘Dancing Through the Decades,’ into the prom pep assembly

Stuco implements prom theme, ‘Dancing Through the Decades,’ into the prom pep assembly

Sammie Volkamer, JAG reporter

April 15, 2018


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Students in the bleachers roar in excitement as the prom candidates perform to songs during the prom pep assembly on Friday, April 13. With the 2017-2018 school year almost finished, StuCo hosted the year’s final pep assembly. For about a month, student body secretary junior Hannah Barnes worked w...

Coach Travis Keal receives 5A wrestling coach of the year award

Coach Travis Keal receives 5A wrestling coach of the year award

Kendall Gaignat, JAG sports editor

April 11, 2018


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Head wrestling coach Travis Keal was named the Kansas 5A Wrestling Coach of the Year by the Kansas Wrestling Association on Thursday, April 5. He found out over Twitter that he received the award. The Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association chose Keal to be the recipient for the 5A division. The Kansas...

Science Olympiad places fourth at state competition

Science Olympiad places fourth at state competition

Katya Gillig, JagWire sports editor

April 10, 2018


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The Science Olympiad team placed fourth at state in Wichita on Saturday, April 4. This was the highest that the team has placed at state in school history. Overall, four teams placed in the top three in their events: juniors Sydney Clarkin and Aniston Cumbie in Disease Detectives, Clarkin, juni...

StuCo hosts third annual Mr. Mill Valley and raises $300 for the Shawnee Special Olympics

StuCo hosts third annual Mr. Mill Valley and raises $300 for the Shawnee Special Olympics

Ashlyn Windmiller, JAG reporter

March 29, 2018


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  Students and families entered the Little Theatre on Wednesday, March 28 to watch the annual Mr. Mill Valley competition. The contestants included juniors Jack Matchette, Jack Mahoney, Killian O’Brien and Noah Smith and seniors Conner Ward, Mike Turner, Cody Robertson and Justin Grega. The...

JagFlite club members fly homemade aircraft

JagFlite club members fly homemade aircraft

Michael Sandri, JagWire reporter

March 27, 2018


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Homemade airplanes soared through the skies on Sunday, March 25 as JagFlite club members seniors Zach King and Gage Weber tested the aircraft that they built. With the weather being so nice, the two club members could not pass up an opportunity to take to the skies with their creations at Stump Park. “T...

Third annual Relay For Life event raises $81,248 for the American Cancer Society

Third annual Relay For Life event raises $81,248 for the American Cancer Society

Sammie Volkamer, JAG reporter

March 25, 2018


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A roar of cheers erupts in the main gym as cancer survivors start their lap in the survivor walk, beginning the students’ active night that is Relay for Life. On Friday, March 23, students joined forces to raise money for the American Cancer Society. By the end of the journey, Jaguar Nation raised $81,248, topping the past two years. Open to the public between 6 to 10 p.m., people in the community participated in on-site fundraisers to enjoy good foo...

StuCo hosts successful blood drive

StuCo hosts successful blood drive

Elizabeth Joseph, JagWire reporter

March 23, 2018


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StuCo collected 50 units of blood on Thursday, March 22 during the semiannual blood drive for the American Red Cross, meeting their goal for the event. StuCo sponsor Erica Crist was ultimately pleased with the outcome, although she believed that StuCo would have collected “slightly more if we hadn’t...

Annual Kick Butts volleyball tournament inspires healthy lifestyle

Annual Kick Butts volleyball tournament inspires healthy lifestyle

Tricia Drumm, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

March 22, 2018


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Teams of students and teachers played volleyball against one another in the 13th annual Kick Butts tournament on Wednesday, March 21, the team “Let the Good Times Bowl” taking first place. In order to play, players had to donate a dollar, and the total $50 raised went toward Relay for Life. Accor...

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