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Seven snow days affect students and faculty in the district

Seven snow days affect students and faculty in the district

Grace McLeod, JAG student life editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under NEWS

On Nov. 26, hundreds of students woke up with a sigh of relief to a notification explaining school had been canceled due to inclement weather. Four months and seven snow days later, on Monday, March 4, the Board of Education voted to finalize the schedule changes. The last day of school for seniors ...

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...

Board of education announces goals for upcoming school year

Board of education announces goals for upcoming school year

Elizabeth Joseph, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

August 18, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The Board of Education announced goals for the upcoming school year at a meeting on Monday, Aug. 13. Students may notice new changes implemented at the school and district, such as a focus on technology, safety and mental health. While some changes will not be visible to the community, many directly impac...

Board of Education prepares for superintendent interviews

Board of Education prepares for superintendent interviews

Laken Wagner, JAG student life editor

January 31, 2016


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Board of Education discussed beginning the process of interviewing 25 superintendent candidates at a special meeting on Thursday, Jan 28. The chosen superintendent will begin work on or before Friday, July 1, when interim superintendent Dr. Ron Wimmer’s contract expires. The Board hired Wi...

New programs allow for recognition at Board of Education meetings

New programs allow for recognition at Board of Education meetings

December 15, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Due to two initiatives focused on recognizing staff members, students and district residents, this year’s Board of Education meetings begin on a lighter note. The initiatives allow Board members, principals and directors to recognize individuals’ extraordinary efforts at the beginning of each Board ...

‘The timing seemed right’ to join the Board of Education for new member

‘The timing seemed right’ to join the Board of Education for new member

Justin Curto, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

November 8, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, Top stories

The opening for position four on the Board of Education could not have come at a better time for Board member Danielle Heikes. “I was not interested in the previous election process because I was extremely pregnant with our third daughter, so that was kind of out of the question for me at that time,...

New high school programs, district rebranding proposed

New high school programs, district rebranding proposed

Justin Curto, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

November 3, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Interim superintendent Dr. Ron Wimmer made a presentation to the Board of Education on Monday, Nov. 2, that included two proposals for the district: implementing advanced academic and technical education programs for high school students and rebranding the district to reflect unity. The first...

Board of Education interviews candidates

Board of Education interviews candidates

Jillian Leiby, JagWire managing editor

October 7, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Board of Education interviewed candidates applying to fill the vacancy left by recalled Board member Scott Hancock at the regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Oct. 5. The candidates for the position, representing the boundaries position four which included K-10 highway, included Dave Anderson, ...

MV Update Sept. 16

MV Update Sept. 16

Adri Talavera, JagWire opinions editor & business manager

September 16, 2015


Filed under NEWS

Board of Education position available Those interested in serving on the board should contact Clerk of the Board of Education Wendy Denham to receive an application. Applicants must be 18 years or older, registered to vote and be a resident within the boundaries of position four. Applications...

After returning for a second time, interim superintendent would like to leave the district better than he found it

After returning for a second time, interim superintendent would like to leave the district better than he found it

Justin Curto, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

September 15, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, Top stories

The ringtone for his cellphone is “Santeria,” a popular song by ‘90s reggae punk band Sublime. No newspaper sits in his office — instead, he finds all his news for the day online. One of his proudest accomplishments? Leading the implementation of hands-on 21st century programs in technical and...

Board of Education prepares to fill vacancy

Board of Education prepares to fill vacancy

Justin Curto, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

August 24, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Board of Education will publish a notice in the Kansas City Star in the coming days about seeking to appoint someone to finish Board member Scott Hancock’s term after his recall from the Board. According to director of administrative services and community relations Alvie Cater, who spoke to the Board at the meeting on...

District votes to recall Board of Education member Scott Hancock in election

District votes to recall Board of Education member Scott Hancock in election

Justin Curto, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

August 18, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Update: Monday, Aug. 24 at 12:07 p.m. The Board of County Canvassers certified the results of the recall election for Board of Education member Scott Hancock. According to the official final results of the Tuesday, Aug. 18, election, 89 percent of voters voted for Hancock's recall. Hancock will vac...

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