Mill Valley News

Crowding at school manifests itself to students and staff

Crowding at school manifests itself to students and staff

Nick Booth, Justin Curto, Jillian Leiby, and Sarah Myers

September 24, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, Top stories

With the constant influx of students coming into the school each year, students and staff are beginning to feel like they have less space. While much of the focus has been on crowding in the parking lot, students and staff can see this crowding other places inside the school. Despite administrative efforts,...

Superintendent announces resignation

Superintendent announces resignation

Justin Curto, Katherine White, JagWire managing editor, JagWire editor-in-chief

February 10, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Superintendent Dr. Doug Sumner announced his resignation at the Board of Education meeting on Monday, Feb. 9. After the Board approved his resignation, the Shawnee Mission Board of Education approved his contract to be the Shawnee Mission school district’s assistant superintendent of human resources. Sumner will f...

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...

District faces population problems, forms boundary committee

District faces population problems, forms boundary committee

Ryan Fullerton, JagWire editor-in-chief

October 17, 2013


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

This is part of an inside look at overcrowding in the De Soto school district. As a result of current and projected overcrowding in some district schools, a boundary committee has been formed to decide how to restructure boundaries in a manner that maximizes all district facilities. In its meet...

Boundary committee members discuss future boundaries

Boundary committee members discuss future boundaries

Sarah Myers, JagWire Reporter

October 15, 2013


Filed under FEATURES

This is part of an inside look at overcrowding in the De Soto school district. Why did you want to join the boundary committee? MB: My family [used to be] part of the demographic of people who had to keep moving schools. [I joined] to learn the process, learn why it happens and try to make it mor...

ACT prep class made available to students

ACT prep class made available to students

Ryan Fullerton, JagWire editor-in-chief

September 26, 2013


Filed under NEWS

The semester-long class ACT Test and College Preparation has been made available to students who wish to improve their ACT scores. The class was added at the suggestion of the De Soto High School principal. At Mill Valley, it is taught by social studies teacher Jeff Wieland and math teacher Kristen Chavez. ...

Schools come together to discuss the documentary Babies

Lisa Joerling, reporter

November 16, 2010


Filed under NEWS

The AP Language and Composition students watched the documentary Babies with De Soto High School students on Friday, Nov. 5. The idea to watch Babies, a documentary following the life of four babies growing up in different countries, came from AP Language and Composition teacher Kristen Crosbie. ...

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