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Jazz band encourages student self-expression through freeform music

Jazz band encourages student self-expression through freeform music

Taylir Charest, JAG people editor

December 21, 2018


Filed under Special coverage, VOICES

Every day, classes of students meet in the band room to showcase their talents, but a certain group, known as Jazz Band, meets in the band room to explore their creative side when performing music. Junior saxophonist Joey Gillette believes jazz band is special because of the makeup of the group. “Ja...

StuCo and NHS collect donated Trick or Treat so Others Can Eat items from community

StuCo and NHS collect donated Trick or Treat so Others Can Eat items from community

Grace McLeod, JAG Student Life Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under NEWS

StuCo and NHS members went door-to-door to collect canned food that was donated to the DeSoto Food Pantry on Tuesday, Oct. 30. The food drive started Friday, Oct. 26, when students left fliers on doors in six neighborhoods advertising the event. StuCo sponsor Erica Crist collaborated with Mill ...

JagPRIDE holds seminar self-defense class for students

JagPRIDE holds seminar self-defense class for students

Sydney Parker, JAG managing/copy editor

February 1, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

JagPRIDE held a self-defense class for students to participate in during seminar in the main gym on Wednesday, Jan. 31. JagPRIDE wanted to use the self-defense class as a way to promote National Self-Defense Month which takes place in the month of January. Approximately 20 students attended the class ...

Sophomore Justin Deas trains as a first-degree black belt

Sophomore Justin Deas trains as a first-degree black belt

Gabrielle Cabrera, JAG reporter/photographer

January 29, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Set in a fighting stance dressed in a white robe called a Gi, sophomore Justin Deas prepares to take out his opponent in sparring and perform in his weapons division at his meet in mid-October. Taking after his family, Deas joined the American Sport Karate Center in sixth grade and is now a first deg...

Drive 4 UR School event raises money for Booster Club

Drive 4 UR School event raises money for Booster Club

Sarah Myers, JagWire features/A&E editor

April 11, 2015


Filed under NEWS

Students, staff and families around the community test drove a variety of Ford vehicles on Saturday, April 11 at the Drive 4 UR School event. The Booster Club sponsored this event. For each test drive, Ford donated $20 to Booster Club, half of which went to a club, activity or sport of the driver’s...

Winter Homecoming details finalized

Winter Homecoming details finalized

Sarah Myers, JagWire feature/A&E editor

January 8, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

During their meeting on Thursday, Jan. 8, StuCo members finished planning final details for Winter Homecoming, which will be on Friday, Jan. 16. The theme for the dance and spirit week, running Monday, Jan. 12 through Friday, Jan. 16, is ‘80s. Participation in the spirit days listed below will be counted...

Seniors reflect on previous seasons

Seniors reflect on previous seasons

Claire Biles, Braden Shaw, JagWire photographer/reporter, JagWire reporter

December 9, 2014


Filed under SPORTS

Senior Mitch Perkins: Boys Basketball Two years varsity Perkins' final season on the basketball team begins this year. He looks forward to his final season and remembers his time playing for Mill Valley. “Coach Bennett’s system fits our players pretty well,” Perkins said “I just see us h...

Academic letter ceremony improves from years past

Academic letter ceremony improves from years past

Laura Earlenbaugh

September 12, 2014


Filed under NEWS

The academic letter ceremony took place on Wednesday, Sept. 10. The procedure for the ceremony was changed in order to recognize multiple achievements of the school rather than just academic achievements. The changes included a performance from the jazz band, a video made by junior Danielle Stompoly a...

StuCo funds tailgate before Mill Valley Night Lights

StuCo funds tailgate before Mill Valley Night Lights

Margo Wieschhaus, JAG editor-in-chief

September 5, 2014


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Beanbags were tossed, footballs thrown and faces painted as students fired up the grill at the StuCo-funded tailgate before Mill Valley Night Lights on Friday, August 29. Seniors Katie Carson and Savannah Rudicel, both StuCo members, organized the event. According to Carson, the tailgate serv...

The girls track team placed second and boys team placed third at the Shawnee Mission West Invitational

The girls track team placed second and boys team placed third at the Shawnee Mission West Invitational

Mikaela McCabe, JAG reporter

May 1, 2014


Filed under SPORTS

The girls track team placed second and boys track team placed third in the Shawnee Mission West Invitational on Friday, April 25 against Shawnee Mission West High School, Olathe Northwest High School, Shawnee Mission East High School, Olathe North High School, Leavenworth High School, Blue Valley North...

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