Mill Valley News

Volleyball team ranks in Kansas Volleyball Association’s top ten

Sarah Darby, news editor

September 28, 2010


Filed under NEWS

 The Jaguar volleyball team was recently ranked in the top 10 of statewide 5A schools by the Kansas Volleyball Association. Sponsored by the Kansas Volleyball Association, head volleyball coaches voted to put the team in the top 10 for their second time, the last being in 2007 when the team was ra...

Superintendent creates fund to assist district students

Maya Sudduth, reporter

September 23, 2010


Filed under NEWS

Superintendent Ron Wimmer is the Ty Pennington of the De Soto district. Though he’s not giving home makeovers, he’s making a change in district by starting a fund that provides financial assistance for students in need. Founded by privately donated money, the fund is now called the Ron Wimmer...

Health teacher McClure wins national title

Hanna Torline, reporter

September 23, 2010


Filed under NEWS

Health teacher Amy McClure was recently named the 2010 National Health Educator of the Year. When she heard that she had been chosen for the award, she was both surprised and honored. "I feel like my job impacts other’s lives," McClure said. She has been teaching health education for 15 years...

Social worker Gudenkauf wins state title

Hanna Torline, reporter

September 23, 2010


Filed under NEWS

Sitting at her desk towards the end of the school year in May, social worker Debbie Gudenkauf received a phone call telling her she had been selected as the Kansas State School Social Worker of the Year. "I got tears in my eyes. It means so much to know that people really value what you do day in...

Transition brings positives and negatives

Kaitlin Rounds, reporter

September 23, 2010


Filed under NEWS

With every new school year, there are always new aspects, whether it be new teachers, classes, or students. But students and staff alike were forced to deal with almost an overwhelming amount of changes, from the new space to technology issues, to two new administrators. Easing into the changes from th...

Homecoming changes bring mixed feelings

Maya Sudduth, reporter

September 23, 2010


Filed under NEWS

Changes happening Homecoming seem to be the talk of the school. The assembly and parade were moved from Wednesday to Friday, to boost school spirit for the game. The bonfire was Wednesday. Candidates were voted on Thursday. There wasn’t a carnival this year. The issue with the carnival was that...

Dr. Joe Novak to run for Representative again

Alyne Roemerman, reporter

September 23, 2010


Filed under NEWS

Former principal Dr. Joe Novak is busy campaigning for State Representative in the 39th District, the election for which takes place on Tuesday, Nov. 2. It’s the same House seat he ran for in 2008 and against the same opponent, Owen Donohoe. He lost by 2.3% in that campaign. Every week, on Mondays,...

Tobacco-free policy now in effect

Sarah Darby, news editor

August 23, 2010


Filed under NEWS

The school district officially adopted a tobacco-free campus policy at the school board meeting Monday, Aug. 16. School campuses are now not only tobacco free for students, but also for staff members and visitors. Smoking will be prohibited at any time on campus, including at school activities and ath...

KJI camp teaches staff members how to enhance website

Kaitlyn Butko, editor-in-chief

June 15, 2010


Filed under NEWS

Through the Advanced Multimedia Seminar led by Kansas Journalism Institute (KJI) director Jeff Browne, two staff members have learned how to bring news to audiences through different mediums. Podcasts, videos, live feeds and traditional stories have been posted to the test site in order to give studen...

Interchange project affects many students’ daily routines

Katelyn Appleby, reporter

June 1, 2010


Filed under NEWS

The $21. 5 million construction project to renovate the K-7 and Johnson Drive intersection began Monday, March 22. Once the interchange project is completed, Johnson Drive/55th Street will run under K-7. Two roundabouts will be constructed as part of the project, one under the bridge of the interchange...

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