Mill Valley News

Cheer team leads their school and community

Cheer team leads their school and community

Hannah Chern and Anna Owsley

March 14, 2019


Filed under Special coverage

Pom poms and ponytails flying, cheerleaders bound across the floor in stunts and dance. Cheer teams are always present at sporting events with their enthusiastic performances and motivational cheers. These individuals are the face of spirit leadership in schools all across the nation. However, at Mill Va...

Student council members lead the school

Student council members lead the school

March 8, 2019


Filed under LEADERSHIP, LEADERSHIP, Special coverage

It’s 7:15 a.m. on a dreary Thursday morning. Most students are either still sleeping or wishing they were. The halls of the school are barren, and the few students wandering the halls are groggy and tired. However, despite the early hour, StuCo sponsor Erica Crist’s small room at the bottom of the...

Journalism takes home 25 awards from regional contest on Monday, Feb. 25

Journalism takes home 25 awards from regional contest on Monday, Feb. 25

Tatum Elliott, JagWire News Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under NEWS

The journalism department received 25 awards at the Kansas Scholastic Press Association regional competition on Monday, Feb. 25. Of those awards, six were first place rankings. The 18 students continuing to state will compete again on Saturday, May 4, at KU. First place participants comprised of senior...

Girls basketball wins 56-44 against Olathe West

Girls basketball wins 56-44 against Olathe West

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

March 1, 2019


Filed under GIRLS BASKETBALL, Winter

The girls basketball team won against Olathe West Owls on Thursday, Feb. 28 at home with a final score of 56-44. The win advances the team to the final substate game before state. https://twitter.com/millvalleynews/status/1101306426088177665 According to senior Claire Kaifes, the team went into the game with a strong mindset. “I know that we wanted to st...

Social media enables students to express themselves

Social media enables students to express themselves

Hannah Chern, Elizabeth Joseph, and Ally Nguyen

February 11, 2019


Filed under FEATURES, Top stories

In an increasing digitalized age, you may find yourself flooded with a constant stream of social media posts. You’ll find countless articles analyzing the seemingly negative effects these platforms have on teenagers, as well as parents, peers and teachers advising you to put down your phone. Despite...

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 ...

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