Mill Valley News

Prom season means promposals

Prom season means promposals

Steven Curto, JagWire A&E Editor

April 23, 2019


Filed under FEATURES

Senior Steven Colling JagWire Staffer: How did you ask Lydia to prom? Steven Colling: “I asked her by a poem on stage at Mr Mill Valley.” JW: Why did you choose to ask Lydia to prom at Mr. Mill Valley? SC: “I chose to ask her at Mr. Mill Valley because I wanted the last promposal to be a spe...

Annual Relay for Life event raises over $112,000 to fund pediatric cancer

Annual Relay for Life event raises over $112,000 to fund pediatric cancer

Steven Curto, Hannah Chern, JagWire Reporters

April 19, 2019


Filed under Relay for Life 2019, Special coverage

At the fourth annual Relay for Life event, over $112,000 was raised for the battle against pediatric cancer. At the end of Bank Night, approximately $90,000 was raised, breaking this year’s goal of $80,000 before the actual event took place. Bank Night is a night where team leaders turn in all of the mone...

After Prom moves to Topgolf

After Prom moves to Topgolf

Tanner Smith, JagWire reporter/photographer

April 17, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

To keep up with students’ interests, this year’s After Prom will be held on Saturday, May 4 at Topgolf. In addition to changing the location, the event, which previously ended at 3 a.m., will start at 11:30 p.m. and go until 2 a.m. Tickets for After Prom will be available from Tuesday, April 16 thro...

Jags take third place in first division at Special Education Job Olympics

Jags take third place in first division at Special Education Job Olympics

Sophie Lecuru, JagWire features editor

April 1, 2019


Filed under NEWS

  The Jaguars placed third in the first division of the Special Education Job Olympics which took place at JCCC on Thursday, March 28. The competitions at the event consisted of basic job skills done in a restaurant or office, for example. Senior Matt Santaularia took part in the h...

KSHAA faces decline in full-time referees

KSHAA faces decline in full-time referees

Sam Hanson and Jakob Twigg

March 27, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

A study conducted by the National Association of Sports Officials showed 53 percent of youth sports officiators have felt unsafe or threatened by spectators and coaches while working a game. This, along with a number of referees reaching retirement age, is causing KSHAA to work to quell the growing sh...

Students produce work for SoundCloud and Spotify

Students produce work for SoundCloud and Spotify

Sophie Lecuru and John Lehan

March 26, 2019


Filed under FEATURES

Focusing in on his work, senior Killian O’Brien uses special equipment in his basement to create a new beat for an upcoming song of his. Several students at the school, including O’Brien, have taken up the hobby of uploading music onto SoundCloud and creating album covers. Whether continuing a li...

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...

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