Mill Valley News

Teachers switch roles of homework and class time in flipped classrooms

Teachers switch roles of homework and class time in flipped classrooms

Jason Chen and Justin Curto

November 17, 2015


Filed under NEWS

In most classes, homework consists of worksheets, practice questions and projects. However, in a flipped classroom, like social studies teacher Jeff Wieland’s classes, students do all of those activities in class, after a homework assignment which consists of reading or watching videos to gain backg...

Eleven certified administrators resign

Eleven certified administrators resign

Justin Curto, JagWire managing editor

April 14, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Eleven certified administrators have resigned since the Board of Education meeting on Thursday, Feb. 9, including six at the district level, giving this year the most certified administration resignations of at least the past four years. District resignations include superintendent Dr. Doug Sumner, director of teaching and learni...

Math teacher Laurie Deuschle leads the math department through changes

Math teacher Laurie Deuschle leads the math department through changes

Lizzie Kulcsar, JagWire reporter

February 13, 2015


Filed under 15 for 15, Special coverage

Math teacher Laurie Deuschle has not only seen, but also has been able to influence the math department’s changes in technology and curriculum over the 15 years she’s taught at Mill Valley. Some of these advancements include the increase in graphing calculator use, the removal of overhead...

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...

Half-day finals plan reaches Board of Education

Half-day finals plan reaches Board of Education

Mackenzie Eckman, JagWire a&e/ social media editor, Connor Oswald, JagWire reporter

December 17, 2012


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The future of the school’s finals schedule is now in the hands of the Board of Education. The district calendar committee presented a written report on Monday, Dec. 10 regarding the 2013-2014 calendar, which included an option for half-day finals. The committee asked the Board to take action on the...

Organization helps breast cancer survivors return to daily life

Sydney Wilson, reporter

October 20, 2011


Filed under NEWS

Back in the Swing is celebrating the start of its second decade with "Cause for Celebration," a series of fundraising parties being held all around the Kansas City area. Back in the Swing, a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to helping breast cancer survivors, was founded in Kansas City,...

Seminar change to include early dismissal rewards

Seminar change to include early dismissal rewards

Sarah Darby, editor-in-chief

August 16, 2011


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

 Following staff discussion this summer, seminar has been moved to the end of the day in order to promote what the school calls positive behavior supports.  Originally introduced last April, the idea to move seminar was examined and later formalized in a July presentation by principal Tobie Waldeck...

Math teacher Laurie Deuschle

Josh Duden, reporter

February 10, 2011


Filed under FEATURES

What is your favorite thing to drink? "I love Diet Coke with Lime. I hide them in the house. If we have company I don't offer it unless they are really close friends." What did you want to be when you were younger? "My mother swears I wanted to be a nurse in elementary school but I don't remember it. ...

Silver Stars lieutenant devotes herself to dancing

Courtney Deuschle, Special to The JagWire

December 10, 2010


Filed under FEATURES

Staying up late, making up dances, cleaning routines, being a leader to high school girls, and being stressed out all the time; this is what junior Amanda Morgan lives for. Morgan is the junior lieutenant for the dance team, The Silver Stars. Being a lieutenant requires a lot of work and according to...

Changes affect freshman mentoring

Maya Sudduth, reporter

November 15, 2010


Filed under NEWS

In its second year of implementation, the freshman mentoring program has undergone numerous changes in order to improve its effectiveness. In the past, mentors could only be selected from the junior and senior class; now students can be recommended as early as sophomore year. Associate principal Jennife...

Sleep deprivation causes problems for teens

Jill Applegate, features editor, Hanna Torline, reporter

October 25, 2010


Filed under FEATURES

Maybe you’ve experienced watching one of your friends dozing off across the room, only to be jolted awake by a book slammed on their desk by the teacher. Or possibly, you’re the one who can never seem to keep your eyes open during class. Either way, studies show that teenagers these days aren’t...

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