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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...

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 ...

Girls soccer defeats Olathe North 4-0 at home

Girls soccer defeats Olathe North 4-0 at home

Sydney Parker, JAG managing/copy editor

March 29, 2018


Filed under GIRLS SOCCER, SPORTS, SPRING

The girls soccer team defeated Olathe North 4-0 at home on Wednesday, March 28, bringing the season record to 3-0. Less than two minutes into the game, senior Adde Hinkle scored the first goal of the game for the Lady Jags. Being able to gain an early lead helped senior center defender Gracie Eck...

Third annual Relay For Life event raises $81,248 for the American Cancer Society

Third annual Relay For Life event raises $81,248 for the American Cancer Society

Sammie Volkamer, JAG reporter

March 25, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

A roar of cheers erupts in the main gym as cancer survivors start their lap in the survivor walk, beginning the students’ active night that is Relay for Life. On Friday, March 23, students joined forces to raise money for the American Cancer Society. By the end of the journey, Jaguar Nation raised $81,248, topping the past two years. Open to the public between 6 to 10 p.m., people in the community participated in on-site fundraisers to enjoy good foo...

Students put on first ever thespian-exclusive show

Students put on first ever thespian-exclusive show

Elizabeth Joseph, Taylir Charest, and Jakob Twigg

February 2, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

For the first time in school history, the drama and theatre department has put together a single-cast, thespian-exclusive production of the musical comedy “She Loves Me” directed, choreographed and put together entirely by a group of senior members of the school’s thespian troupe. The show runs...

Theatre department performs first tap musical since 2009, “42nd Street”

Theatre department performs first tap musical since 2009, “42nd Street”

Tricia Drumm and Michael Sandri

November 9, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

  While this year’s curtain call dance of the fall musical “42nd Street” featured every cast member tapping for about a third of the song, at the beginning of production in September, over half of the cast had not experience in tap shoes. “42nd Street” is the first tap musical si...

Boys swim team finishes third at Turner Invitational

Boys swim team finishes third at Turner Invitational

Jessi Mitchell, JAG Student Life Editor

January 11, 2017


Filed under BOYS SWIM, SPORTS, Top stories, Winter

The boy swim team finished third at the Turner Invite on Monday, Jan. 9 after a successful meet on Friday, Jan. 6 at Blue Valley where the team qualified for state. The 400 yard free relay team — senior Garrison Fangman, junior Carter Lawson, sophomore Chris Sprenger and freshman Colby Beggs — qualified...

Boys swim team had its first meet of the season and had one relay team qualify for state

Boys swim team had its first meet of the season and had one relay team qualify for state

Ally Nguyen, JagWire opinions editor

December 5, 2016


Filed under BOYS SWIM, SPORTS, Winter

The boys swim team had its first meet on Saturday, Dec. 3 against seven other schools. During the 200 Yard Medley Relay, sophomore Chris Sprenger, senior Garrison Fangman, junior Carter Lawson and freshman Colby Beggs qualified for state with a time of 1:53.15. Although freshman Colby Beggs ha...

New projects from SLT have experienced difficulties and triumphs getting accomplished

New projects from SLT have experienced difficulties and triumphs getting accomplished

Braden Shaw, JagWire reporter

February 26, 2015


Filed under NEWS

SLT planned many enhancements for this school year, but not all have turned out as well as its members had previously hoped. SLT spearheaded projects such as adding water bottle fillers in hallways, new banners for the school fight song and alma mater,  an MVIP program which replaces the Jag Scratch...

Boys swim and dive places 14th at state

Boys swim and dive places 14th at state

Katherine White, JagWire editor-in-chief

February 23, 2015


Filed under SPORTS, Top stories

The boys swim and dive team placed 14th in the 5A state competition at the Topeka Hummer Sports Complex on Saturday, Feb. 21. In individual events, senior Callahan Eckardt placed sixth in the 200-yard freestyle event and ninth in the 100-yard freestyle event, and sophomore Garrison Fangman placed 11...

Boys swim places third at Blue Valley West Invitational

Boys swim places third at Blue Valley West Invitational

Jessica Mitchell, JAG reporter

January 31, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

With a total of four state times, the boys swim team placed third at Blue Valley West Invitational on Thursday, Jan. 29. Senior Callahan Eckardt placed fourth in the 100 Yard Free with a state time, sophomore Garrison Fangman took second place with a state time in the 100 Yard Butterfly, and so...

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