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Students demonstrate leadership by directing theatrical productions

Students demonstrate leadership by directing theatrical productions

Tatum Elliott, JagWire news editor

March 14, 2019


Filed under Special coverage

As the lights dim in the Little Theater, spectators anticipate the beginning of a story told on stage by actors, dancers and singers. The audience’s eyes are glued to those under the spotlight, but it is student directors behind the scenes that make the production possible. For junior Chloe Griffin, s...

Journalism takes home 25 awards from regional contest on Monday, Feb. 25

Journalism takes home 25 awards from regional contest on Monday, Feb. 25

Tatum Elliott, JagWire News Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under NEWS

The journalism department received 25 awards at the Kansas Scholastic Press Association regional competition on Monday, Feb. 25. Of those awards, six were first place rankings. The 18 students continuing to state will compete again on Saturday, May 4, at KU. First place participants comprised of senior...

Using social media responsibly is good

Using social media responsibly is good

JagWire staff

February 11, 2019


Filed under Staff editorials

It’s obvious to any student with a cell phone that social media is taking our generation by storm. Students who use YouTube, Instagram, Twitch and other platforms to express themselves demonstrate the beneficial effects of social media, but it is important to be wary of the consequences of overuse ...

Adoption can be a great way to expand a family

Adoption can be a great way to expand a family

Tatum Elliott, JagWire news editor

February 3, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Discovering what adoption was as a child was one of the most eye-opening experiences of my life. The concept of families not being biologically related was somewhat confusing, but the sentiment behind it struck a chord with me. As I learned more about it, my opinion that most families should at least...

Boys bowling takes third in meet

Boys bowling takes third in meet

Tatum Elliott, News Editor

January 19, 2019


Filed under BOWLING, SPORTS

The boys bowling team took third place in its meet against DHS, SJA, Piper and Washington at Park Lanes on Thursday, Jan. 17. Placing behind Piper and DHS, the team collectively scored 2106, with one individual placing in the top five. Coach Amy McClure felt that the team’s overall performance was...

Repertory Theater class performs first shows in school history

Repertory Theater class performs first shows in school history

Hannah Chern, Mill Valley News social media editor and JagWire news editor

December 9, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

  The new Repertory Theater class set off their inaugural year by performing their first two shows. “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind” by Greg Allen was performed on Thursday, Dec. 6 and “Harvey” by Mary Chase was performed on Friday, Dec. 7. Repertory Theater is a new addit...

District implements new security features as part of safety initiative

District implements new security features as part of safety initiative

Ally Nguyen, Tanner Smith, and John Lehan

November 16, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The district budgeted over $2 million to implement new security measures after the passing of the USD232 bond. The most recently implemented measures are a door security system and the installation of magnets on every door within the building. Additionally, in compliance with new state standards, schoo...

First annual Bark for Life hosted by school

First annual Bark for Life hosted by school

Elizabeth Joseph, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

October 21, 2018


Filed under NEWS

  After six months of planning, Jaguar Nation hosted its first annual Bark for Life event at Garrett Park on Saturday, Oct. 20. Students and members of the community participated in games, heard from different guest speakers and were able to purchase food and dog treats from vendors. B...

Students take charge of upcoming Bark For Life event

Students take charge of upcoming Bark For Life event

Anna Owsley and Tatum Elliott

October 16, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Bark For Life, a new preliminary event for the annual Relay For Life, is being held Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Garrett Park on 47th St. At the Bark For Life event, participants are invited to take their dogs out for a few hours of games, contests, food and even a visit from the Shawnee Polic...

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