Mill Valley News

The district non-discrimination policy lacks protections for LBGTQ students

The district non-discrimination policy lacks protections for LBGTQ students

Sam Hanson and Steven Curto

December 13, 2018


Filed under GENDER, Special coverage

Like many other school districts in Kansas, USD 232 has a nondiscrimination policy which outlines what protections students and staff have under law. These include “not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, sex, religion, or disability in its programs, activities or emp...

Record number of women elected into public office

Record number of women elected into public office

Steven Curto and Sam Hanson

December 13, 2018


Filed under GENDER, Special coverage

Like many young girls, sophomore Patty McClain was inspired by the 2018 midterm elections record-breaking results. A record number of women were elected into Congress and other government positions, which in the past have been predominantly held by men. “[The midterms] made me really proud to be...

Debate team competes at second NSDA national qualifiers

Debate team competes at second NSDA national qualifiers

Elizabeth Joseph, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

December 10, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The Debate team competed at a national tournament qualifier, hosted by Lawrence Free State, on Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 8. Sophomores Adam White and Tanner Smith received seventh overall with a record of 4:2, juniors Thomas and Travis Babcock received ninth overall with a record of 3:2, sophomore...

Our phones are listening to us and it’s a problem

Our phones are listening to us and it’s a problem

Steven Curto, JagWire A&E Editor

November 25, 2018


Filed under Current Events, OPINION, Opinion columns

A few weeks ago, after putting the final touches on the foreign exchange page for the second issue of the JagWire, I decided to take a break and scroll through Facebook. While I was scrolling through my feed, I noticed that a peculiar ad had popped up. It advertised enrollment in a high school foreign exchan...

‘The Bridge’ program offers graduated students further development of skills

‘The Bridge’ program offers graduated students further development of skills

Steven Curto and Ally Nguyen

November 21, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Making their first homemade coaster sale to a member of the community, a group of graduated special service students practice their marketing and sale techniques. These students are given this workforce opportunity among many others in the district’s unique program called “The Bridge.” The Bridge...

Boys soccer defeats Shawnee Mission South 3-2

Boys soccer defeats Shawnee Mission South 3-2

Anna Owsley, JagWire reporter/photographer

October 24, 2018


Filed under BOYS SOCCER, FALL, SPORTS

  Boys soccer beat Shawnee Mission South 3-2 on Tuesday, Oct. 23, earning a spot in the regionals championship game. Eight minutes into the first period, Jake Ashford scored the first goal of the game off a pass by junior Riley Ferguson, giving the Jags a 1-0 lead. “Riley [Ferguso...

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. ...

Students grow closer after their families combine

Students grow closer after their families combine

Steven Curto, JagWire A&E editor

October 20, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Waking up in a rush in the morning, senior Alec Schiffman and junior Emma Smith get dressed and hurriedly push past each other as they leave the house to commute to school in separate cars. While many students attend school with their biological siblings, a few students attend the same high school a...

Marching Jaguars receive all one ratings at Central State Marching Festival

Marching Jaguars receive all one ratings at Central State Marching Festival

Elizabeth Joseph, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

October 9, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Marching Jaguars received all one ratings at the Central States Marching Festival, hosted by Kansas State University, on Saturday, Oct. 6. The band was judged based on five criteria: performance, musicality, auxiliaries, repertoire and coordination. They competed against forty other schools and we...

Board of Education focuses on new security improvements during their October meeting

Board of Education focuses on new security improvements during their October meeting

Tanner Smith, JagWire reporter/photographer

October 2, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The Board of Education reconfirmed its commitment to school security by continuing to implement the new front door security locks by Tuesday, Oct. 16. Students may also notice changes to the district’s substance abuse policies and continued work from the board on the bond that was passed earlier...

Students should take intruder drills more seriously

Students should take intruder drills more seriously

Steven Curto, JagWire A&E Editor

October 1, 2018


Filed under Current Events, OPINION, Opinion columns

Over the loudspeaker,  you hear Officer Mo’s voice echo through the halls and the classrooms telling everyone that there’s an active shooter in a-hall. Students able to evacuate run around aimlessly in every direction. Other students arm themselves with chairs, scissors and books. No one knows what to...

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