Mill Valley News

Scholars Bowl takes third at Maranatha

Scholars Bowl takes third at Maranatha

Tanner Smith, JagWire reporter/photographer

January 18, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

  The scholars bowl team competed at a tournament held by Maranatha Christian Academy on Thursday, Jan. 17. The team received third place and finished the day 5-2 with a total score of 385 points. Overall, junior Eva Burke felt the team performed very well. “I think we had a good run, we were very close ...

Scholars bowl team goes 4-3 at tournament

Scholars bowl team goes 4-3 at tournament

Tanner Smith, JagWire reporter/photographer

November 17, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The scholars bowl team competed at a tournament held by Saint Thomas Aquinas on Wednesday, Nov. 15. While the team did not compete in any finals rounds, the team went 4-3 and scored a total of 445 points. Overall, senior Johannes Seberger felt the team did well given the conditions they had leading ...

Food and Drug Administration-issued restrictions on e-cigarette companies elicits mixed reactions

Food and Drug Administration-issued restrictions on e-cigarette companies elicits mixed reactions

Elizabeth Joseph, Hannah Chern, and Tanner Smith

November 15, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

As you walk into the bathroom, you’re suddenly hit with the scent of mango. You draw back before realizing that the smell is coming from a stall, and someone is vaping in the middle of the period. It’s an all-too-familiar situation in schools across the nation, leading the Food and Drug Administratio...

Volleyball loses in sub-state tournament

Volleyball loses in sub-state tournament

Sam Hanson, JagWire reporter/photographer

October 24, 2018


Filed under FALL, SPORTS, VOLLEYBALL

The volleyball team placed second out of the four teams in their pool at Olathe Northwest on Saturday, Oct. 20. The team lost to the defending 6A state champions and this means the team did not qualify for state. Based on their season ranking, the result did not come as much of a surprise to...

Foreign exchange students come to Mill Valley for new opportunities

Foreign exchange students come to Mill Valley for new opportunities

Tanner Smith and Elizabeth Joseph

October 21, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Every year, up to two foreign exchange students can come to the school to pursue different educational opportunities and experience a new culture. The school currently has two foreign exchange students, seniors Gabriela Silva Moura and Francesco Spanakis, who are from Brazil and Italy respectively. ...

Schools should digitize textbooks

Schools should digitize textbooks

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

September 19, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

On the days I walk home, the weight of my backpack brings a burning pain to my upper and lower back, along with the pull that makes it harder to breathe. With another year of school at hand, my back has to endure the pain of having the weight of two to three textbooks on my backpack at a time. Addin...

District announces suicide prevention initiative

District announces suicide prevention initiative

Steven Curto, JagWire A&E editor

September 18, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

After seeing a dramatic increase in teen suicides this past spring, the six Johnson County superintendents wanted to combat the growing issue. Together they came up with the ‘Enough is Enough’ initiative, a concerted effort to decrease teen suicide rates. "[The other superintendents and I] meet ...

Teachers and students dedicate time to outside businesses

Teachers and students dedicate time to outside businesses

Hannah Chern and Tatum Elliott

September 14, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

The Students Starting a business while in high school may seem daunting, but sophomores Madison Larson and Leigha Torney have found a way to make it happen. Along with her school life, Madison Larson makes and sells jewelry for her online business, Madi + Grae. Though they did not narrow it...

Volleyball defeats Blue Valley West in a two-set match

Volleyball defeats Blue Valley West in a two-set match

Samantha Volkamer, JAG copy editor and organizations editor

September 12, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Top stories, VOLLEYBALL

The volleyball team swept the Blue Valley West Jaguars on Tuesday, Sept. 11. After previously losing to BVW earlier in the season, the team won the first set with a score of 25-19 and the second set with a score of 25-17. The jaguars fell to Blue Valley Southwest later that night, losing 23-25 in t...

School welcomes new teachers

School welcomes new teachers

Sophia Armendariz, Hannah Chern, and Elizabeth Joseph

August 23, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

CRUTCHFIELD Coming from a family of teachers, working with kids has always come naturally for English teacher Malorie Crutchfield. After graduating high school, Crutchfield attended Johnson County Community College and later the University of Kansas to pursue a teaching career in English. While sh...

Science Olympiad places fourth at state competition

Science Olympiad places fourth at state competition

Katya Gillig, JagWire sports editor

April 10, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Science Olympiad team placed fourth at state in Wichita on Saturday, April 4. This was the highest that the team has placed at state in school history. Overall, four teams placed in the top three in their events: juniors Sydney Clarkin and Aniston Cumbie in Disease Detectives, Clarkin, juni...

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...

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