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Senior Sydney Clarkin and Science Olympiad coach Chad Brown bond through singing together outside of school

Senior Sydney Clarkin and Science Olympiad coach Chad Brown bond through singing together outside of school

Anna Owsley, JagWire reporter/photographer

April 23, 2019


Filed under FEATURES, Top stories

In the midst of a Science Olympiad banquet, a brief introduction is made to open an unexpected duo’s performance. The voices of senior Sydney Clarkin and science teacher and Science Olympiad coach Chad Brown harmonize with the gentle strum of his guitar, “I’m still waiting on June… I’m always wai...

Theatre department holds two separate shows

Theatre department holds two separate shows

Taylir Charest, JAG People Editor

April 11, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The department put on the musical “The Boyfriend” and the play “You Can’t Take It With You.” “The Boyfriend” has two casts, while “You Can't Take It With You” has a singular, smaller cast. “The Boyfriend” is performed on Monday, April 8, Tuesday, April 9, Friday, April 12 and ...

Science Olympiad places third at state

Science Olympiad places third at state

Anna Owsley, JagWire reporter/photographer

April 8, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Science Olympiad placed third at state in both the large school division and overall on Saturday, April 6 in Wichita. This is the highest place the Jaguars have ever earned at state in school history. Seven teams placed in the top three of their events: freshmen Aiden Burke and Patrick Mack place...

Building leadership team allows faculty to grow closer

Building leadership team allows faculty to grow closer

Elizabeth Joseph, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

March 15, 2019


Filed under Special coverage

If, one year ago, teachers from all across the school were thrown into one room, the conversation would most likely have been limited. However, after an executive leadership team was established, teachers and faculty found themselves interacting with each other in new ways and bonding as a unit, creating...

Students demonstrate leadership by directing theatrical productions

Students demonstrate leadership by directing theatrical productions

Tatum Elliott, JagWire news editor

March 14, 2019


Filed under Special coverage

As the lights dim in the Little Theater, spectators anticipate the beginning of a story told on stage by actors, dancers and singers. The audience’s eyes are glued to those under the spotlight, but it is student directors behind the scenes that make the production possible. For junior Chloe Griffin, s...

NAHS hosts Bob Ross painting party

NAHS hosts Bob Ross painting party

Taylir Charest, JAG People Editor

March 11, 2019


Filed under NEWS

NAHS allowed students who aren’t in the club to enjoy following a Bob Ross painting tutorial of a winter scene in honor of the extended winter on Thursday, March 7 after school. According to junior NAHS officer Chloe Griffin, the club wanted to do something new. “We meet usually every Thurs...

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...

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