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Students attend an improved Career Fair

Students attend an improved Career Fair

Sammie Volkamer, JAG copy editor and organizations editor

February 22, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

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...

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...

Boys swim team places ninth at state meet

Boys swim team places ninth at state meet

Grace McLeod, JAG Student Life Editor

February 17, 2019


Filed under BOYS SWIM, SPORTS, Top stories, Winter

The boys swim team placed ninth overall at state on Saturday, Feb. 16, with senior Chris Sprenger, senior Ethan Forristal and sophomore Colby Beggs all placing in the top 16 of their individual events. Although he was uncertain how they would place because of the change in competition, Beggs w...

Social media enables students to express themselves

Social media enables students to express themselves

Hannah Chern, Elizabeth Joseph, and Ally Nguyen

February 11, 2019


Filed under FEATURES, Top stories

In an increasing digitalized age, you may find yourself flooded with a constant stream of social media posts. You’ll find countless articles analyzing the seemingly negative effects these platforms have on teenagers, as well as parents, peers and teachers advising you to put down your phone. Despite...

Board of Education reviews playground vendors and policy changes

Board of Education reviews playground vendors and policy changes

John Lehan, JagWire reporter/photographer

February 6, 2019


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The Board of Education approved ABCreative inc. for upcoming elementary school playground renovation. Additionally, junior Madelyn Hodes and senior Alicia Ratzloff of the GSA proposed a non-discrimination policy change, which the board will vote on next month. The board also recognized staff members on Monday, Feb. 4. All elementar...

NHS members participate in Natalie M. Fashion Show

NHS members participate in Natalie M. Fashion Show

Sammie Volkamer, JAG copy editor and organizations editor

February 5, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

  At the Natalie M. Fashion Show on Sunday, Feb. 3, multiple students in NHS walked the runway to benefit schools and students in the greater Kansas City Area. Seniors Fatima Hernandez and Sydney Njorage each won a scholarship giving money to help pay for their college tuition and help fun...

Longest government shutdown in history affects student body in many aspects of their lives

Longest government shutdown in history affects student body in many aspects of their lives

Ally Nguyen and Ben Wieland

January 29, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

After 35 days, the longest government shutdown in U.S history ended on Friday, Jan. 25. The reopening is only temporary, though, as the continuing resolution only funds the government for 21 days. According to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, the majority of government agencies and programs rely on funding appropriations made by Congress. The shutdown occurred after a budget wasn’t approved due to debates over...

Jaguars wrestle De Soto in senior night dual

Jaguars wrestle De Soto in senior night dual

Taylir Charest, JAG People Editor

January 26, 2019


Filed under SPORTS, Top stories, Winter, WRESTLING

The wrestling team won a dual against DeSoto high school on Thursday, Jan. 24. Junior Tyler Green won his match in the 182 weight class. Although he believes he performed well, he still wants to improve for regionals. “In that match, I was patient and I was waiting for my shots to open up...

School to switch to Sunflower League

School to switch to Sunflower League

Katya Gillig, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

January 19, 2019


Filed under SPORTS, Top stories

Mill Valley will be moving to the Sunflower League for all activities in the 2020-21 school year. The move comes three years after the school switched to the Eastern Kansas League. One of the main reasons for switching leagues was to play more 6A teams, according to athletic director Jerald VanRheen...

Scholars Bowl takes third at Maranatha

Scholars Bowl takes third at Maranatha

Tanner Smith, JagWire reporter/photographer

January 18, 2019


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  The scholars bowl team competed at a tournament held by Maranatha Christian Academy on Thursday, Jan. 17. The team received third place and finished the day 5-2 with a total score of 385 points. Overall, junior Eva Burke felt the team performed very well. “I think we had a good run, we were very close ...

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