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MV Outfitters club members come together for a bonfire in the park

MV Outfitters club members come together for a bonfire in the park

Jenna McDonald, JAG Organizations Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Members of MV Outfitters gathered at Shelter 2 on Sunday, Oct. 28 for their annual outdoor meeting. According to senior Madelyn Lehn, the club comes together for a bonfire in the park around this time of the year.\ “Last year we [met] for a Halloween themed bonfire and this year it is more fall-l...

Boys tennis places third at regional tournament

Boys tennis places third at regional tournament

Anika Roy, JagWire copy editor

May 5, 2018


Filed under BOYS TENNIS, SPORTS, SPRING, Top stories

The boys tennis team competed in the regional tournament at Pittsburg High School on Friday, May 4, resulting in a third place team finish. Individually, junior Eric Schanker placed fifth, the doubles team consisting of  senior Drake Brizendine and junior Jacob Hoffman placed third, and the doubles...

Boys basketball finishes fourth at state tournament

Boys basketball finishes fourth at state tournament

Katya Gillig, JagWire sports editor

March 10, 2018


Filed under BOYS BASKETBALL, SPORTS, Winter

The boys basketball team lost to the Pittsburg Purple Dragons, 58-56 ,in the third place game of the state tournament on Saturday, March 10. The Jags finished the season 12-13. The Purple Dragons started off the first quarter on a 10-0 run. The Jaguars fought back with baskets from seniors Ike V...

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...

Quiz Bowl places sixth at De Soto meet

Quiz Bowl places sixth at De Soto meet

Alison Booth, JagWire editor-in-chief

December 1, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Quiz Bowl team placed sixth out of 36 teams in its meet at De Soto High School on Tuesday, Nov. 28. The team brought two teams to the meet: a senior team, who finished the meet with a record of 9-0, and a junior team that finished with a 6-3 record. At the meet, since there was such a large nu...

Quiz Bowl competes in first meet of season at Eudora

Quiz Bowl competes in first meet of season at Eudora

Sydney Parker, JAG managing/copy editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under NEWS

  Quiz Bowl competed at its first meet of the season at Eudora High School on Wednesday, Nov. 15. The team consisted of six students: seniors Jameson Isaacsen, Madeline Myrick, Landon Butler, Nora Lucas, Tom Colling and junior Nathan Sheehan. In order to prepare for the first meet, the t...

Kansas state assessment scores decrease, with only 40 percent of students meeting proficiency

Kansas state assessment scores decrease, with only 40 percent of students meeting proficiency

Alison Booth, JagWire editor-in-chief

November 16, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Kansas standardized test scores for math and English language arts have decreased since 2016, with proficiency rates for students reaching below 40 percent. However, USD 232 has consistently remained above these state averages. For the state of Kansas, 38 percent of students were proficient in English...

Quiz Bowl team dynamic adjusts to accommodate member specialties

Quiz Bowl team dynamic adjusts to accommodate member specialties

Alison Booth, JagWire editor-in-chief

October 27, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

As they prepare for the upcoming season, the dynamic of the Quiz Bowl team and member specialties has changed as members have adjusted to the loss of graduated seniors and the addition of underclassmen to the varsity team. The team competes at each meet with a team of five members, all of which t...

Senior Aly Tennis gives back to NICU nurses

Senior Aly Tennis gives back to NICU nurses

Anika Roy, JagWire copy editor

September 26, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Top stories

As she delivered care packages to Shawnee Mission Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit nurses on Sep. 15 — National NICU Nurse Day — senior Aly Tennis completed the last aspect of a service project required for a summer program through the FBI Academy she recently attended. In June, Aly attended the...

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