Mill Valley News

Ben Wieland
This is senior Ben Wieland’s third year on staff and his second year as Mill Valley News editor-in-chief. When he isn’t running the website, you can find Ben at StuCo, Youth for Refugees, Young Democrats or Quiz Bowl meetings — and if he isn’t there, he’s probably at home watching TV. 

Ben Wieland, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

Jan 11, 2021
Board unanimously approves full in-person return to schools (Story)
Dec 21, 2020
Board approves shift to hybrid for second semester (Story)
Dec 07, 2020
Board discusses reopening plan, snow days and logistical changes (Media)
Nov 28, 2020
Football team wins second straight state title in 49-35 shootout over Wichita Northwest (Story)
Nov 23, 2020
Board votes to modify gating criteria, permit spectators at winter sports and activities (Story/Media)
Nov 16, 2020
Board votes 4-3 in favor of shift to remote learning for secondary students (Story/Media)
Nov 02, 2020
Hybrid schedule change announced at board meeting (Story/Media)
Oct 29, 2020
Student employees face challenges working through pandemic (Story)
Oct 23, 2020
College-bound seniors manage chaotic application process (Story)
Oct 22, 2020
Staff editorial: The silver linings of COVID-19 (Story)
Sep 28, 2020
Board votes to fully reopen elementary schools, keep secondary students in hybrid (Story)
Sep 24, 2020
Editorial: Our staff policies for COVID-19 coverage (Story)
Sep 22, 2020
Teachers face challenges adjusting to new learning model (Story)
Sep 14, 2020
Board approves COVID-19 advisory committee, positive case dashboard (Story)
Sep 14, 2020
District reports first presumed positive COVID-19 case (Story)
Sep 04, 2020
Mill Valley routs Derby 45-14 in clash of state champions (Story)
Aug 25, 2020
Board approves gating criteria, opts for hybrid model reopening (Story)
Aug 18, 2020
District chooses remote learning model for school reopening (Story)
Aug 03, 2020
School board votes on county health department reopening guidelines (Story)
Aug 01, 2020
Students hold rally in support of in-person classes (Story)
Jul 27, 2020
School board delays start of school at special meeting (Story)
Jul 13, 2020
District introduces plan for fall reopening at board meeting (Story)
Jun 14, 2020
Protestors against police brutality gather outside Monticello Library (Story)
Jun 09, 2020
See which colleges the class of 2020 is attending (Story)
May 25, 2020
Principal Tobie Waldeck reflects on his decade as school principal (Story)
Apr 18, 2020
Staying Social While Distancing: Students connect digitally during COVID-19 (Story)
Apr 07, 2020
District shifts to online learning for remainder of school year (Story)
Mar 17, 2020
Schools close for remainder of year after order by Gov. Laura Kelly (Story)
Mar 16, 2020
District announces closure of schools and cancellation of events through Sunday, April 5 (Story)
Mar 13, 2020
Coronavirus and the school: Everything you need to know (Story)
Mar 10, 2020
Meet the school’s new principal, Dr. Gail Holder (Story)
Mar 09, 2020
Austin Properties files lawsuit against Shawnee over denied housing project (Story)
Mar 02, 2020
Wrestling team takes home first state title (Story)
Feb 19, 2020
Diversity at Mill Valley (Story)
Feb 17, 2020
Students and administration face racist language within the classroom (Story)
Feb 14, 2020
Representation: How minorities see themselves reflected in society (Story)
Feb 12, 2020
District names Gail Holder next principal (Story)
Jan 27, 2020
What Kobe Bryant meant to me (Story)
Jan 15, 2020
Everything you need to know about the school’s search for a new principal (Story)
Jan 02, 2020
Excessive social media is the largest factor harming teenagers’ body image (Story)
Dec 13, 2019
School announces potential snow day finals schedule (Story)
Nov 30, 2019
Football team brings home state title after 40-31 shootout victory over Wichita Northwest (Story)
Nov 25, 2019
Five questions that will decide the football state championship (Story)
Nov 22, 2019
Finding the Light: Students find ways to cope with mental health issues (Story)
Nov 22, 2019
The Class Cup competition, visualized (Story)
Nov 14, 2019
Vandals spray-paint graffiti outside school and break window (Story)
Nov 11, 2019
Game Preview: Football team takes on De Soto in massive rivalry matchup (Story)
Nov 02, 2019
Girls cross country team brings home second straight state title (Story)
Nov 01, 2019
Football team dominates Topeka West 52-0 in first round of playoffs (Story)
Oct 25, 2019
Junior John Fraka dedicates his life to music (Story)
Oct 22, 2019
Staff reviews the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures in Kansas City (Story)
Oct 18, 2019
District joins lawsuit against JUUL, while students and staff still struggle to handle vaping epidemic (Story)
Oct 17, 2019
HOSA hosts first blood drive of the year (Story)
Oct 15, 2019
Mill Valley’s LGBTQ population finds acceptance and faces new challenges (Story)
Oct 11, 2019
Defense dominates in football team’s 31-0 blowout win over Pittsburg (Story)
Oct 10, 2019
Horror movies are the best movies because of their creativity and enjoyability (Story)
Oct 10, 2019
Friday Night Fright (Story)
Oct 08, 2019
Review: “Joker” is a haunting character study that bucks the superhero trend (Story)
Oct 01, 2019
Groups throughout the school find ways to use stickers (Story)
Sep 30, 2019
Homecoming 2019 (Story)
Sep 28, 2019
Catty Shack opens its doors for the year (Story)
Sep 27, 2019
Football team drops close game to St. Thomas Aquinas 28-21 (Story)
Sep 26, 2019
Americans could learn a lesson from Emma Lazarus (Story/Media)
Sep 23, 2019
Controversial new cell phone policy prohibits students from using phones during class (Story)
Sep 18, 2019
Addition of MacBooks brings both new opportunities and new restrictions to the school (Story)
Sep 06, 2019
Women’s Empowerment Club hosts inaugural meeting (Story)
Sep 06, 2019
Football team loses opener against Blue Valley West 28-21 (Story)
Jul 17, 2019
School board approves handbook for school MacBook policies (Story)
Jun 11, 2019
Tastes of Lawrence: 1856 Bar and Grill (Story)
May 30, 2019
Mayhem Week (Story)
May 20, 2019
Seniors develop original projects for Engineering Design and Development (Story)
Apr 19, 2019
Staff editorial: Students should consider all post-graduation options (Story)
Apr 15, 2019
Girls soccer team defeats Shawnee Mission Northwest 3-0 (Story)
Mar 27, 2019
JagWire staffers review art at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (Story)
Mar 22, 2019
Strong journalism is essential to society (Story)
Feb 24, 2019
Wrestling team places seventh at state tournament (Story)
Jan 29, 2019
Longest government shutdown in history affects student body in many aspects of their lives (Story)
Jan 28, 2019
The NFL must fix officiating before it’s too late (Story)
Jan 17, 2019
Girls basketball defeats Lansing 59-48 (Story)
Dec 13, 2018
Gender Rules (Story)
Dec 06, 2018
Blue and Silver bands perform concert at school (Story)
Nov 18, 2018
Fellowship for Christian Athletes brings students together through shared faith (Story)
Oct 26, 2018
Boys soccer season ends with 3-1 loss to Shawnee Mission West (Story)
Oct 26, 2018
District introduces Career Cruising-based curriculum for students (Story)
Oct 25, 2018
StuCo hosts after-school blood drive (Story)
Oct 18, 2018
Road to Recovery (Story)
Oct 04, 2018
Band places third at Emporia State Marching Festival (Story)
Sep 22, 2018
Students travel to gain sports experience (Story)
Sep 21, 2018
Band receives a two rating at Bonner Springs competition (Story)
Sep 06, 2018
Early Homecoming? A recipe for disaster (Story)
Aug 27, 2018
1999 to now: A library in the making (Story)