Mill Valley News

Students experience negative and positive effects of caffeine

Students experience negative and positive effects of caffeine

Tanner Smith and Anna Owsley

February 12, 2019


Filed under FEATURES

Stopping by Starbucks before school because you absolutely need a caffeine hit before the test you have second block... oh, and you were up until 4 a.m. writing an essay due the block after that. As students get deeper and deeper into their high school experience, caffeine has become a way for many to ke...

Softball defeats Blue Valley West Jaguars in season opener

Softball defeats Blue Valley West Jaguars in season opener

Gabrielle Cabrera, JAG reporter/photographer

March 30, 2018


Filed under SOFTBALL, SPORTS

  The softball team defeated the BVWest Jaguars 10-3 and 13-2 in a doubleheader on Tuesday, March 27 in their first games of the season. According to sophomore Jessica Garcia, the players will use each others’ energy and confidence to perform well for the 2018 season. “As a team, we com...

Softball splits against Blue Valley North Mustangs

Softball splits against Blue Valley North Mustangs

Lexi Flipse, Mill Valley News social media editor

May 14, 2017


Filed under SOFTBALL, SPORTS, SPRING, Top stories

  In its last matchup of the regular season, the softball team split in a doubleheader against the Blue Valley North Mustangs on Wednesday, May 10. After a slow beginning with few runs in the first game, the Jags were able to gain some momentum in the last couple innings, which coach...

Senior class goes to the zoo after winning class cup

Senior class goes to the zoo after winning class cup

Marah Shulda, JagWire reporter and photographer

April 30, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The senior class won a trip to the Kansas City Zoo on Thursday, April 27 because they won the overall class cup competition for the 2016-2017 school year. One of the chaperones, math teacher Jessica DeWild, is glad the senior class won the competition since they are nearing their graduation dat...

Softball defeats Bishop Miege in doubleheader

Softball defeats Bishop Miege in doubleheader

Allison Winker, JAG people editor

April 18, 2017


Filed under SOFTBALL, SPORTS, SPRING, Top stories

The softball team won its doubleheader against Bishop Miege 15-0 and 16-3 at home on Monday, April 17, improving their record for the season to 3-3. Senior pitcher Shelby Bonn says she is happy with the team’s performance at the games, specifically on offense. “I feel like the team did r...

Art teacher Erica Crist and math teacher Jessica DeWild become close friends through work

Art teacher Erica Crist and math teacher Jessica DeWild become close friends through work

Katya Gillig, JagWire news editor

November 24, 2016


Filed under FEATURES

Getting along with your coworkers makes work easier, especially in the case of math teacher Jessica DeWild and art teacher Erica Crist. DeWild and Crist both grew up in McPherson, Kansas, but, because of an age difference, were never friends until DeWild came to Mill Valley nine years ago. The two the...

Retired math teacher returns to Mill Valley as a substitute teacher

Retired math teacher returns to Mill Valley as a substitute teacher

Joe McClain, Mill Valley News reporter

October 23, 2016


Filed under FEATURES

Over the course of the next week, students might notice a familiar face within the halls of Mill Valley.  Retired math teacher John McFall is fulfilling the role of a substitute teacher for math teacher Jessica DeWild for one week while she is away for her wedding and honeymoon. With a 30 year record, M...

A summary of school traditions

A summary of school traditions

Katya Gillig and Abby Layton

August 17, 2016


Filed under FEATURES

New students at Mill Valley will quickly learn the numerous traditions this school has to offer. Each freshman class is encouraged by students and teachers alike to participate in the traditions of Mill Valley. From homecoming week to Mayhem Week students of all grades take part in the rich tradition...

Softball defeated by Piper

Softball defeated by Piper

Allison Winker, JAG reporter

April 21, 2016


Filed under SOFTBALL, SPORTS, SPRING

The girls softball team lost both games in their double header against Piper on Tuesday, April 19. Although they lost the games, senior Brittany Ouellette is proud of the way her teammates stayed positive while fighting to the end. “I feel like we did a really good job of keeping each othe...

Softball splits double header against Basehor-Linwood

Softball splits double header against Basehor-Linwood

Alison Booth, Mill Valley News social media editor

April 10, 2016


Filed under SOFTBALL, SPORTS, SPRING

The softball team split a double header against Basehor-Linwood on Thursday, April 7, losing the first game 2-0 and winning the second 8-6. Initially, the team struggled in the first game to carry out plays while players were on bat, according to junior Kristen Kelly. “A few innings, we ha...

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