Mill Valley News

Jaguars defeat Blue Valley at home

Jaguars defeat Blue Valley at home

Taylir Charest, JAG people editor

October 14, 2018


Filed under FALL, FOOTBALL, SPORTS, Top stories

The Jaguars defeated the Blue Valley Tigers 18-7, holding them to one touchdown on Friday, Oct. 13. To start the game, the Jaguars kicked off to the Tigers. The Jaguars forced a punt on the Tiger’s first possession. Senior linebacker Chase Shryock blocked the punt, which gave the Jaguars the ball...

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...

Band places third at Emporia State Marching Festival

Band places third at Emporia State Marching Festival

Ben Wieland, JagWire opinions editor

October 4, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The band competed at Emporia State University in the Emporia State Marching Festival on Wednesday, Oct. 3, where the band earned a one ranking and placed third against many other local high school bands. The band performed “The Phoenix” by Fall Out Boy, “Viva la Vida” by Coldplay and ...

19 seniors honored at annual signing ceremony

19 seniors honored at annual signing ceremony

Lauren Ocker, JAG Editor-in-Chief

May 5, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

During the annual signing ceremony, 19 seniors signed to continue their academic and athletic careers at various colleges across the country on Wednesday, May 2. The signing ceremony had a unique difference this year; seniors signed one-by-one at a table in the center of the main gym, rather than ...

DECA members compete at state competition in Overland Park

DECA members compete at state competition in Overland Park

Taylir Charest, JAG reporter

March 9, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Nearly everyone who participated in an event placed in the top 10 at the state DECA competition at the Marriott hotel in Overland Park on Sunday, March 4 through Tuesday, March 6. Members have two role-play scenarios along with a test that might be longer than normal. Senior Vice President Hailey St...

Boys swim places second at meet hosted by Olathe South

Boys swim places second at meet hosted by Olathe South

Lexi Flipse, Mill Valley News social media editor

January 18, 2018


Filed under BOYS SWIM, SPORTS, Winter

The boys swim team took second at a meet hosted at Chisholm Trail Middle School on Wednesday, Jan. 17. The host school of the meet, Olathe South, placed first and SM Northwest came in third behind the Jaguars. Given the second place finish, head swim coach Dan Dervin is satisfied with the ou...

Family members in the military affect students and their daily lives

Family members in the military affect students and their daily lives

Abby Layton and Ally Nguyen

November 15, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Top stories

Many students consider family an essential part of their lives, but due to special circumstances some students find the family dynamic to be different from the norm. Students with family members in the military often find that separation actually strengthens their relationship and can add to the ...

Boys and girls cross country named runner-ups in Kansas State Championships

Boys and girls cross country named runner-ups in Kansas State Championships

Tricia Drumm, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

October 30, 2017


Filed under CROSS COUNTRY, FALL, SPORTS, Top stories

Both boys and girls cross country were runner-ups in their respective state championship races at Rim Rock Farm on Saturday, Oct. 28. The girls scored 45 points, falling five points behind St. James Academy, and the boys had 72 points, falling 11 points behind St. Thomas Aquinas.   This is the ...

New class promotes the importance of leadership

New class promotes the importance of leadership

Jakob Twigg, JagWire news editor

October 21, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Leadership Service in Action, a new class taught by family and consumer science teacher Emily Schmidt and band director Deb Steiner; focuses on bettering students leadership skills to promote growth in themselves as well as the school community. Nicknamed Jag Leadership Core by the students, JLC is built arou...

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