Mill Valley News

Seniors prepare for marriage before heading to college

Seniors prepare for marriage before heading to college

Tricia Drumm, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

May 23, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Summer is an extra special time of year. School’s out and the sun’s shining, and senior Preston Cole and Truman High School senior Jessica Curtis have a big summer ahead of them. After five years of dating and eight months of engagement, they’re getting married. Preston and Curtis met in their seventh...

Annual Mayhem Week wraps up school year

Annual Mayhem Week wraps up school year

Tricia Drumm, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

May 16, 2018


Filed under NEWS

StuCo hosted the annual Mayhem Week, where events ran from Tuesday, May 8 through Saturday, May 12.Events that students and staff participated in included a student versus faculty basketball game, dodgeball tournament, talent show and mud volleyball tournament. The first event to kick off Mayhem Week was th...

Journalism wins seventh state title in 5A state contest

Journalism wins seventh state title in 5A state contest

Alison Booth, JagWire editor-in-chief

May 13, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Spotlight, Top stories

The journalism state team took first in the 5A Sweepstakes at the Kansas Scholastic Press Association state contest on Saturday, May 5, winning its seventh state title in 15 years. Competing against nine other 5A Kansas high schools, Mill Valley took first by three points, defeating 2017 state champion ...

Before the Bell: Students’ lives before school

Before the Bell: Students’ lives before school

Tricia Drumm, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

April 25, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Backpack snug on your shoulders, textbooks in hand, you stroll into school with 15 minutes to spare. Fifteen minutes until the five-minute bell pulls you through your schedule. With the time you have left, what will you do? Maybe you’ll get some extra help on your Chemistry homework or lean agai...

Group painting allows creative expression in social setting

Group painting allows creative expression in social setting

Tricia Drumm and Lexi Flipse

April 21, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Surrounded by various paints, brushes and blank canvases, senior Hailey Stelle and junior Caroline Rutledge sit at Stelle’s kitchen table, brainstorming ideas of what they should paint. While many students are familiar with the idea of painting, several students have put a new twist on the classic art form b...

Variance of sources contribute to the Relay for Life fund

Variance of sources contribute to the Relay for Life fund

Tricia Drumm, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

April 19, 2018


Filed under NEWS

At Relay for Life, the on-site fundraisers — including Disney twists on classic games, “Mario Kart” races and pies to the face — largely provided to the overall fund. However, these fundraisers weren’t the only way people raised money in support of cancer research. There were plenty of oth...

Annual Kick Butts volleyball tournament inspires healthy lifestyle

Annual Kick Butts volleyball tournament inspires healthy lifestyle

Tricia Drumm, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

March 22, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Teams of students and teachers played volleyball against one another in the 13th annual Kick Butts tournament on Wednesday, March 21, the team “Let the Good Times Bowl” taking first place. In order to play, players had to donate a dollar, and the total $50 raised went toward Relay for Life. Accor...

Boys basketball falls to Bishop Carroll 58-47 in state semifinals

Boys basketball falls to Bishop Carroll 58-47 in state semifinals

Tricia Drumm and Katya Gillig

March 9, 2018


Filed under BOYS BASKETBALL, SPORTS, Winter

The boys basketball team fell to the Bishop Carroll Golden Eagles 58-47 on Friday, March 9 in the state semifinal game. The Golden Eagles started the game off with three straight field goals to take a 8-0 lead. The Jaguars battled back with a two-pointer from freshman Keeshawn Mason, two free throws ...

School district uses five of four inclement weather days

School district uses five of four inclement weather days

Tricia Drumm, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

March 5, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Each year, the school district is allotted four emergency closure days, which are used in cases of inclement weather conditions. As of Thursday, Feb. 22, the school district has used five of the four allotted inclement weather days. The used days include Thursday, Jan. 11, Tuesday, Jan. 16 and Tuesda...

Investigate the pros and cons before committing to acrylic nails

Investigate the pros and cons before committing to acrylic nails

Tricia Drumm, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

February 16, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

A month ago, I used to hate having short nails. In a text, I told my friend I would “start my new year right” by getting acrylic nails. Unfortunately, I didn’t know that meant having a few more problems than I started with. There’s more than appearance to consider when contemplating trying acrylic...

Multiple married couples share experiences working together at Mill Valley

Multiple married couples share experiences working together at Mill Valley

Katya Gillig and Tricia Drumm

February 15, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Coming to school, gifted services facilitator Carmen Shelly and media center specialist Andy Shelly walk through the doors together. While they go their separate ways, they both know they’re just a door apart. Carmen and Andy first met at Bethel College in 1981, where he worked in admissions and ...

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