Mill Valley News

JagPRIDE hosts May Day basket-making seminar

JagPRIDE hosts May Day basket-making seminar

Sydney Parker, JAG managing/copy editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

A crowd of students anxiously stood in line to gather the required materials to assemble their May Day Baskets as part of the stress-free May Day basket-making seminar hosted by jagPRIDE in the Senior Cafe on Tuesday, May 1. The seminar served as the second stress-free seminar of the year after ...

Stuco implements prom theme, ‘Dancing Through the Decades,’ into the prom pep assembly

Stuco implements prom theme, ‘Dancing Through the Decades,’ into the prom pep assembly

Sammie Volkamer, JAG reporter

April 15, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Students in the bleachers roar in excitement as the prom candidates perform to songs during the prom pep assembly on Friday, April 13. With the 2017-2018 school year almost finished, StuCo hosted the year’s final pep assembly. For about a month, student body secretary junior Hannah Barnes worked w...

Softball defeats Blue Valley West Jaguars in season opener

Softball defeats Blue Valley West Jaguars in season opener

Gabrielle Cabrera, JAG reporter/photographer

March 30, 2018


Filed under SOFTBALL, SPORTS

  The softball team defeated the BVWest Jaguars 10-3 and 13-2 in a doubleheader on Tuesday, March 27 in their first games of the season. According to sophomore Jessica Garcia, the players will use each others’ energy and confidence to perform well for the 2018 season. “As a team, we com...

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...

Boys swim finishes third at Blue Valley West Invitational

Boys swim finishes third at Blue Valley West Invitational

Ashlyn Windmiller, JAG reporter

January 29, 2018


Filed under BOYS SWIM, SPORTS, Top stories, Winter

The boys swim team placed third at the Jaguar Invitational meet on Thursday, Jan. 25. Sophomore Colby Beggs finished 0.3 seconds away from qualifying for state in the 200 meter Individual Medley (IM) and several swimmers placed second in individual events. Sophomore Avery Lawson’s preparation...

Mill Creek Animal Hospital provides award-winning veterinary care

Mill Creek Animal Hospital provides award-winning veterinary care

Alyssa Cosmillo, JAG reporter

December 11, 2017


Filed under Special coverage

Mill Creek Animal Hospital, located at 13428 W 62nd Terrace, has been serving the Shawnee community by providing veterinary care to their patients for 27 years. While Mill Creek was originally opened by Dr. Mark Mears in 1990, Dr. Martin Gilmore gained ownership of the clinic in 2009. In addition to performing veterinary services, MC...

Shawnee: Keep it Local

Shawnee: Keep it Local

Mill Valley News staff

December 7, 2017


Filed under SHAWNEE: KEEP IT LOCAL, Special coverage, Top stories

From the scent of pizza wafting through the kitchen of Old Shawnee Pizza to sipping hot chocolate with your friends at the Kansas City Ice Center to laughing at the bruises from playing human foosball at Kick it Foos, come explore the ins and outs of Western Shawnee. In this special project, you'll see...

MV Outfitters hosts Halloween-themed bonfire

MV Outfitters hosts Halloween-themed bonfire

Ashlyn Windmiller, JAG reporter

October 30, 2017


Filed under NEWS

MV Outfitters hosted a bonfire at Shawnee Mission Park on Sunday, Oct. 29 to promote club bonding and unity between members. The event provided a relaxing environment for students where they could wear costumes, socialize and enjoy spending time in nature. Junior co-president Hannah Barnes said s...

Volleyball falls to St. James in substate semifinals

Volleyball falls to St. James in substate semifinals

Lexi Flipse, Mill Valley News social media editor

October 23, 2017


Filed under FALL, SPORTS, Top stories, VOLLEYBALL

At the substate tournament at Pittsburg High School on Saturday, Oct. 21, the volleyball team started off with a win against the Pittsburg Purple Dragons, only to fall to the St. James Thunder in the semifinals. The Jags won both sets against the Purple Dragons, the first match 25-14 and the ...

Junior team manager Joe Cosmillo acts as third coach for the varsity volleyball team

Junior team manager Joe Cosmillo acts as third coach for the varsity volleyball team

Katya Gillig, JagWire sports editor

October 22, 2017


Filed under FALL, SPORTS, VOLLEYBALL

As fans watch the volleyball team playing, they may notice a third person coaching alongside head coach Debbie Fay and assistant coach Ibraheem Suberu. That face is junior team manager Joe Cosmillo, who often helps the players both during practice and games. Joe has been involved in volleyball for most o...

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