Mill Valley News

Senior leaves tennis after involvement for six years

Senior leaves tennis after involvement for six years

Annie Crouch, JagWire reporter

May 6, 2014


Filed under SPORTS

Tennis player senior Sankie Smith began playing tennis when he was in seventh grade. Freshman year he made junior varsity and played JV until his junior year when he began playing both JV and varsity. This year, Smith has played all varsity. “I have liked tennis since middle school when I did small...

Varsity coach leaves behind legacy of success

Varsity coach leaves behind legacy of success

Annie Crouch, Alana Flinn, Jack Lopez, JagWire reporter, JagWire editor-in-chief, JagWire managing editor

April 18, 2014


Filed under SPORTS, Top stories

After 14 years as head boys basketball coach, Justin Bogart has announced his resignation. Bogart held a meeting with players on Friday, March 28 to publicize his decision. Bogart said that this choice stemmed from the attraction of new experiences. “I’ve been coaching every year that I’ve...

Band competes in solo and ensemble competition

Band competes in solo and ensemble competition

Annie Crouch, JagWire reporter

April 15, 2014


Filed under NEWS

Students from the band participated in a solo and ensemble competition at De Soto High School on Saturday, April 5. The regional competition allowed them to compete alone or in small groups. In the regionals solo and ensemble competition, getting a one at the competition allows the musician to continue...

Cheerleaders host first showcase

Cheerleaders host first showcase

Annie Crouch, Sarah Myers, JagWire reporter, JagWire reporter

March 12, 2014


Filed under CHEER, SPORTS

The cheerleaders hosted their first ever district showcase on Friday, March 7. The De Soto High School and Monticello Trails Middle School squads joined the Mill Valley squad to perform various routines from the season, such as those performed at competition and pep assemblies, as well as individual...

Quiz Bowl wins regional competition, qualifies for state

Quiz Bowl wins regional competition, qualifies for state

Annie Crouch, Sam Lopez, JagWire reporter, JagWire reporter

February 11, 2014


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Quiz Bowl also hosted and won its regional competition on Monday. Feb. 10 and is now going to the state competition in Wichita on Saturday, Feb. 15 to finish the season. Senior Brooks Danahy, who has participated in Quiz Bowl for four years, is satisfied with the team's performance. “It’s nice to be able ...

Bowling recap of this week

Bowling recap of this week

Annie Crouch, Callee Linton, JagWire reporters

January 17, 2014


Filed under SPORTS

The bowling team had its first home meet on Monday, Jan. 13 at Park Lanes. Three of the 12 bowlers placed in the top five, and the boys team placed first while the girls team placed third. The stats from the meet are as follows: Junior Cole Gray: 2nd Senior Cassie Widmer: 2nd Sophomor...

WPA should be formal

WPA should be formal

Annie Crouch, JagWire reporter

January 6, 2014


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

The winter Women Pay All dance has been a bust for the past couple years. The dance used to be a more formal affair, but within the past couple years it has become a casual mixer. The reason Homecoming has such a big turnout every year is because there is a spirit week for it, a pep assembly the Friday...

Catty Shack opens

Catty Shack opens

Hunter Bessey, JagWire reporter

October 31, 2013


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Catty Shack opened for the 2013-2014 school year on Wednesday, Oct. 30. The Catty Shack is run by the Advanced Marketing class.  Students can visit the store before school, during lunch, during seminar and after school. Items that can be purchased range from school supplies to spirit wear. Marketing...

Junior and mother work at Renaissance Festival

Junior and mother work at Renaissance Festival

Annie Crouch, JagWire reporter

October 15, 2013


Filed under FEATURES

Junior Samantha Meyers and her mother, Inger Meyers, started participating in the  Kansas City Renaissance Festival this year. At the festival, Samantha’s character is the Lord Mayor’s oldest daughter. She plays a sixteen-year-old and is in the royal court. According to Samantha, her character...

Self Image: Evan Boxler

Self Image: Evan Boxler

Annie Crouch, Jagwire reporter

September 20, 2013


Filed under FEATURES

This is part of an in-depth look at various stories of self-acceptance among four students. Waking up as the sun rises, senior Evan Boxler prepares his morning pre-workout supplement and drives five miles to Lifetime Fitness for a workout before school. Boxler began working out in the middle o...

Avoid being “that student”

Avoid being “that student”

Annie Crouch, Jagwire reporter

September 18, 2013


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

  Whether you’re a freshman or a senior, all students have done something that has aggravated other students.  In order to be on the road to success in high school both socially and academically, you should be aware of Annie’s declassified school survival tips. Don’t be one of those...

Orientation helps largest freshman class adjust

Orientation helps largest freshman class adjust

Ryan Fullerton, JagWire editor-in-chief

August 23, 2013


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The largest freshman class in school history arrived for orientation on Monday, Aug. 19. The class of 380 students spent the day carrying out activities intended to familiarize them with the school and its traditions, such as a Q&A session with StuCo members, a tour of the school, learning ...

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