Mill Valley News

Youth For Refugees’ refugee simulation educates students on crises

Youth For Refugees’ refugee simulation educates students on crises

John Lehan, JagWire reporter/photographer

April 1, 2019


Filed under NEWS

During Youth For Refugees’ refugee simulation on Wednesday, March 27, students stepped into the shoes of a refugee by walking through an interactive display. Students grabbed a sheet of paper representing backpacks of different color, then walked between displays representing different countries. ...

StuCo holds fourth annual Mr. Mill Valley

StuCo holds fourth annual Mr. Mill Valley

Katya Gillig, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

March 22, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

StuCo held its fourth annual Mr. Mill Valley fundraiser on Wednesday, March 20. Junior Cline Boone won the competition, while senior Steven Colling came in as runner-up. Seven students competed in the event: juniors Nathan Greenfield, Ben Stove and Boone and seniors Blake Aerni, Zach Bossert,...

Drum majors lead band to success

Drum majors lead band to success

Tanner Smith, JagWire reporter/photographer

March 14, 2019


Filed under LEADERSHIP, LEADERSHIP, Special coverage

It starts out with a whistle. Then you feel the vibration of the drums. You see the band walk in. You feel the heartbeat of the drums. All of this is a result of hours of practice and strong leadership. According to senior drum captain Zach Bossert, band only works when everyone is on the same pag...

Marching Jaguars receive all one ratings at Central State Marching Festival

Marching Jaguars receive all one ratings at Central State Marching Festival

Elizabeth Joseph, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

October 9, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Marching Jaguars received all one ratings at the Central States Marching Festival, hosted by Kansas State University, on Saturday, Oct. 6. The band was judged based on five criteria: performance, musicality, auxiliaries, repertoire and coordination. They competed against forty other schools and we...

Band receives a two rating at Bonner Springs competition

Band receives a two rating at Bonner Springs competition

Ben Wieland, JagWire opinions editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Mill Valley marching band competed against several other local high school bands on Wednesday, Sep. 19 at Bonner Spring High School. The band earned a two ranking, one point away from a one ranking, and placed second overall at the competition. For the performance, the band performed “...

Special traditions bring new spirit to drumline and band

Special traditions bring new spirit to drumline and band

Jordan Robinson, JagWire reporter/photographer

February 26, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Walk into any basketball game and the sound of rhythmic hits and beats coming from the many drummers sitting amongst the band can be heard. Wait long enough for a break in the music, however, and the sound and sight of attention catching cheers, chants and traditions shared between members of the drumline...

NHS students participate in the Natalie M. fashion show

NHS students participate in the Natalie M. fashion show

Abby Layton, JagWire A&E editor

January 16, 2018


Filed under NEWS

  The Natalie M. Fashion Show was held at the Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center on Sunday, Jan. 14. 20 National Honors Society members participate in the event, and all of the money raised went back to NHS.   According to NHS co-sponsor Sarah Sides, not every member can particip...

Students fall to faculty in Mayhem Week basketball game

Students fall to faculty in Mayhem Week basketball game

Michael Sandri, Mill Valley News reporter and photographer

May 10, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

On Tuesday, May 9, a team of Mill Valley seniors took on teachers in the annual student versus staff basketball game. In the end, the teachers were victorious 40-37. Senior Spencer Butterfield was one of the players on the student team. He describes the game as competitive, but said that no one g...

Retired math teacher returns to Mill Valley as a substitute teacher

Retired math teacher returns to Mill Valley as a substitute teacher

Joe McClain, Mill Valley News reporter

October 23, 2016


Filed under FEATURES

Over the course of the next week, students might notice a familiar face within the halls of Mill Valley.  Retired math teacher John McFall is fulfilling the role of a substitute teacher for math teacher Jessica DeWild for one week while she is away for her wedding and honeymoon. With a 30 year record, M...

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