Mill Valley News

People should choose their careers without considering gender

People should choose their careers without considering gender

Julie Brown, Guest reporter

December 13, 2018


Filed under GENDER, Special coverage

Gender inequality: one of the topics, like politics, that can end friendships, families, and marriages if debated. Many self-proclaimed feminists that I’ve spoken to in my life say that, in their ideal world, women dominate STEM careers, with men pushed aside into caregiving and education careers. So, igno...

Daily announcements keep students up to date

Daily announcements keep students up to date

Ciara Pemberton, JAG photo editor and student life editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under Special coverage, VOICES

As the main hallway fills with students en route from one class to another, a few distinctive voices ring throughout the building, informing and updating students about the day’s happenings. Staff members and students alike work together to impact their listeners’ days, using their voices to cre...

Boys soccer season ends with 3-1 loss to Shawnee Mission West

Boys soccer season ends with 3-1 loss to Shawnee Mission West

Ben Wieland, Jagwire opinions editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under BOYS SOCCER, FALL, SPORTS

Standing in the rain after the Jaguars’ 3-1 defeat at the hands of Shawnee Mission West on Thursday, Oct. 25, head coach Arlan Vomhof attempted to summarize exactly what happened. In the end, Vomhof just said “those things happen.” The Jaguars scored first with a header from senior team captain ...

StuCo hosts after-school blood drive

StuCo hosts after-school blood drive

Ben Wieland, JagWire opinions editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under NEWS

StuCo collected 40 units of blood in their biannual blood drive on Wednesday, Oct. 24. The blood donated went to Community Blood Center, a Kansas City-based organization that serves blood to over 70 local hospitals. Junior StuCo representative Tripp Starr, who assisted in organizing the blood drive...

Boys soccer defeats Shawnee Mission South 3-2

Boys soccer defeats Shawnee Mission South 3-2

Anna Owsley, JagWire reporter/photographer

October 24, 2018


Filed under BOYS SOCCER, FALL, SPORTS

  Boys soccer beat Shawnee Mission South 3-2 on Tuesday, Oct. 23, earning a spot in the regionals championship game. Eight minutes into the first period, Jake Ashford scored the first goal of the game off a pass by junior Riley Ferguson, giving the Jags a 1-0 lead. “Riley [Ferguso...

Boys soccer defeats Blue Valley North 2-0 on senior night

Boys soccer defeats Blue Valley North 2-0 on senior night

Samantha Volkamer, JAG copy editor and organizations editor

October 13, 2018


Filed under BOYS SOCCER, SPORTS, Top stories

Boys soccer beat the Blue Valley North Mustangs 2-0 on Thursday, Oct. 11. The group of 8 seniors experienced a win on senior night, the last home game of the regular season. In the first half, senior Jake Ashford scored a memorable goal to make the score 1-0. “I couldn’t have asked fo...

Boys soccer triumphs over Blue Valley Northwest in 2-1 victory

Boys soccer triumphs over Blue Valley Northwest in 2-1 victory

Samantha Volkamer, JAG copy editor and organizations editor

September 26, 2018


Filed under BOYS SOCCER, FALL, SPORTS, Top stories

  Boys soccer defeated Blue Valley Northwest with a 2-1 score on Tuesday, Sept. 25. With 11 minutes left in the first half, sophomore Quinten Blair scored the first goal of the game. At the end of the first half the Jaguars were winning 1-0. Being up in the first half gave senior Jake A...

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...

Third annual Relay For Life event raises $81,248 for the American Cancer Society

Third annual Relay For Life event raises $81,248 for the American Cancer Society

Sammie Volkamer, JAG reporter

March 25, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

A roar of cheers erupts in the main gym as cancer survivors start their lap in the survivor walk, beginning the students’ active night that is Relay for Life. On Friday, March 23, students joined forces to raise money for the American Cancer Society. By the end of the journey, Jaguar Nation raised $81,248, topping the past two years. Open to the public between 6 to 10 p.m., people in the community participated in on-site fundraisers to enjoy good foo...

Science Olympiad team finishes third at regional competition

Science Olympiad team finishes third at regional competition

Abby Layton, JagWire A&E editor

February 28, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The Science Olympiad team competed at Johnson County Community College on Saturday, Feb. 24 with a third place finish, guaranteeing them a spot at the state competition. The team competes in three categories of competition: test events, lab events and build events. Students may compete in multiple events from different categories. Sop...

Special services department hosts third annual prom

Special services department hosts third annual prom

Ashlyn Windmiller, JAG reporter

February 13, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

As an upbeat playlist echoed from the speakers, students and staff members from a variety of Kansas high schools gathered in the Mill Valley auxiliary gym for the 2018 prom. A collection of Valentine’s Day themed decorations lined the walls and unique activities such as a movie room and game table were se...

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