Mill Valley News

High schools should ban disposable water bottles

High schools should ban disposable water bottles

Steven Curto, JagWire A&E Editor

March 9, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

As a human, nothing upsets me more then seeing people carelessly hurt the environment. Throughout high school, I have had the unfortunate experience of seeing firsthand how disposable plastic water bottles have been carelessly thrown into the trash, thrown out of car windows and left behind in classrooms o...

Students take on leadership positions outside of school

Students take on leadership positions outside of school

Steven Curto, JagWire A&E Editor

March 8, 2019


Filed under LEADERSHIP, LEADERSHIP, Special coverage

Typically students are involved in leadership positions at school, but some students are also leaders in the community. Whether it's being an Assistant manager at hyvee or being team captain of a soccer team, leadership is very important.   According to senior Chase Mick, one of the assistant managers at...

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...

A review of POUR Coffeehouse and what it has to offer

A review of POUR Coffeehouse and what it has to offer

Sophie Lecuru, JagWire features editor

February 25, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Reviews

Ambiance Located in Olathe, just 13 minutes from the school, POUR Coffeehouse is a quaint looking business from the outside and is even cuter on the inside. It’s nicely decorated, as a coffeehouse should be, with several large windows allowing for natural light to enter and brighten up the business....

Updated substance abuse contract outlines penalties for extracurricular activities

Updated substance abuse contract outlines penalties for extracurricular activities

Steven Curto, JagWire A&E editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The KSHSAA substance abuse policy was revised in December 2018 to specify consequences students in extracurricular and co-curricular activities face if they violated the agreement signed at the beginning of the year. The policy states that these violations consist of being caught using “alcohol, tobacc...

Boys bowling takes third in meet

Boys bowling takes third in meet

Tatum Elliott, News Editor

January 19, 2019


Filed under BOWLING, SPORTS

The boys bowling team took third place in its meet against DHS, SJA, Piper and Washington at Park Lanes on Thursday, Jan. 17. Placing behind Piper and DHS, the team collectively scored 2106, with one individual placing in the top five. Coach Amy McClure felt that the team’s overall performance was...

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...

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