Mill Valley News

Student council members lead the school

Student council members lead the school

March 8, 2019


Filed under LEADERSHIP, LEADERSHIP, Special coverage

It’s 7:15 a.m. on a dreary Thursday morning. Most students are either still sleeping or wishing they were. The halls of the school are barren, and the few students wandering the halls are groggy and tired. However, despite the early hour, StuCo sponsor Erica Crist’s small room at the bottom of the...

Repertory Theater class performs first shows in school history

Repertory Theater class performs first shows in school history

Hannah Chern, Mill Valley News social media editor and JagWire news editor

December 9, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

  The new Repertory Theater class set off their inaugural year by performing their first two shows. “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind” by Greg Allen was performed on Thursday, Dec. 6 and “Harvey” by Mary Chase was performed on Friday, Dec. 7. Repertory Theater is a new addit...

‘Bigger than Baseball’ raises funds for senior Nolan Sprague

‘Bigger than Baseball’ raises funds for senior Nolan Sprague

Elizabeth Joseph, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

October 16, 2018


Filed under BASEBALL, Nolan Sprague, SPORTS, SPRING

  As part of the continued efforts to raise money for the Sprague family, members of the community planned and participated in the Bigger than Baseball clinic, softball tournament and silent auction held on Saturday, Oct. 13. Around 250 people of all ages participated in the event. The Bi...

Community rallies around senior injured in diving accident

Community rallies around senior injured in diving accident

Ally Nguyen, Elizabeth Joseph, and Jakob Twigg

August 16, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Nolan Sprague, SPORTS, Top stories

The community has come together after senior Nolan Sprague was paralyzed from the waist down after a diving accident on the night of Thursday, Aug. 9. Sprague is currently out of the ICU and is now in the pediatrics wing at Overland Park Regional Hospital following the accident. He is undergoin...

Take initiative to pursue things that truly bring you joy

Take initiative to pursue things that truly bring you joy

Claire Boone, JagWire managing editor

May 23, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

I have been playing volleyball since I was in third grade and it has always been a sport that I loved. However, once I reached the high school level, I had certain experiences that made the sport a really toxic place to be for my young and impressionable self-concept. I wasn’t bold enough to quit ...

Local coffee shop gives back to various charities

Local coffee shop gives back to various charities

Katya Gillig, JagWire sports editor

May 14, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

A barista walks in through the back door of the coffee house and gets ready to start her shift. However, she does not clock in. This is because she is working purely as a volunteer, like all of her coworkers. Cause Coffee is a nonprofit that donates 100 percent of its proceeds to various charities. ...

Physics classes create friendship detectors to learn current

Physics classes create friendship detectors to learn current

Elizabeth Joseph, JagWire reporter

April 29, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Top stories

As wire, cardboard and electrical tape lie haphazardly on table tops, science teacher Chad Brown helps students work on their circuits project. The goal of the project, according to Brown, is to give students “a safe place for them to play around with electricity and not get hurt and still see how...

Senior Dakota Wilson dedicates time after school to working as caregiver for junior Corinne Brown

Senior Dakota Wilson dedicates time after school to working as caregiver for junior Corinne Brown

Alison Booth, JagWire editor-in-chief

April 25, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

After school on a Monday, senior Dakota Wilson heads into junior Corinne Brown’s house where she’s greeted by Corinne’s family, logs in to work on Corinne’s dad’s phone and starts to help Corinne out of her wheelchair. Wilson picks up Corinne, gives her a hug and settles her on the couch, w...

Group painting allows creative expression in social setting

Group painting allows creative expression in social setting

Tricia Drumm and Lexi Flipse

April 21, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Surrounded by various paints, brushes and blank canvases, senior Hailey Stelle and junior Caroline Rutledge sit at Stelle’s kitchen table, brainstorming ideas of what they should paint. While many students are familiar with the idea of painting, several students have put a new twist on the classic art form b...

A mental illness epidemic is sweeping our nation and we must push for change

A mental illness epidemic is sweeping our nation and we must push for change

Claire Boone, JagWire managing editor

April 12, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Growing up with a family member who has suffered from mental illness has made me realize just how serious these illnesses can be. To keep it short, I have a family member that has struggled with addiction and has been in and out of rehabilitation facilities as well as mental wellness centers across ...

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