Mill Valley News

Students paint pumpkins with famous artwork

Students paint pumpkins with famous artwork

November 2, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

The creative nature of the art room draws you in. Theres the smell of drying paint, on freshly painted pumpkins. The feel-good atmosphere of students expressing themselves with acrylics and pastelles. The past week was no exception in art teacher Jodi Ellis’ classroom, as her drawing class started a new...

Teachers and students dedicate time to outside businesses

Teachers and students dedicate time to outside businesses

Hannah Chern and Tatum Elliott

September 14, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

The Students Starting a business while in high school may seem daunting, but sophomores Madison Larson and Leigha Torney have found a way to make it happen. Along with her school life, Madison Larson makes and sells jewelry for her online business, Madi + Grae. Though they did not narrow it...

Wrestling team finishes fourth in Bobcat Classic

Wrestling team finishes fourth in Bobcat Classic

Taylir Charist, JAG reporter

January 14, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Top stories, Winter, WRESTLING

The wrestling team placed fourth in the Bobcat Classic with 155.5 points on Saturday, Jan. 13 at Basehor-Linwood. Seniors Jarrett Bendure and Conner Ward won their respective weight classes, while sophomores Austin and Zach Keal took second in their respective weight classes. In the final match, W...

Special services department hosts annual MV Cafe

Special services department hosts annual MV Cafe

Anika Roy, JagWire sports editor

April 24, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

After much preparation, the special services department hosted their MV Cafe event for staff members this past Friday, April 21. Held during all four lunches, the event was intended to give special service students the opportunity to practice and develop their work skills by serving a fried chick...

Freshman Shaina Isaacsen finds passion in portraiture

Freshman Shaina Isaacsen finds passion in portraiture

Ben Hoepner, JAG student life editor

November 6, 2016


Filed under Define Yourself, Special coverage

The familiar three-tone sound signifying the beginning of a period fills the hallways and  classrooms of Mill Valley, but freshman Shaina Issacsen waits to reach for her class materials — a more enticing prospect awaits her on a fresh page of her sketchbook. She begins a new portrait, first sketching...

The Music Man: ‘The Night The Buzz Stole XXXmas’ brought together a musical family for an awesome holiday gathering

The Music Man: ‘The Night The Buzz Stole XXXmas’ brought together a musical family for an awesome holiday gathering

Justin Curto, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

December 12, 2015


Filed under BLOGS

After The 1975 finished playing “She’s American,” a track off the band’s upcoming second album, to a crowd of over 3,000 at the Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland, lead vocalist/guitarist Matty Healy didn’t say something quippy or launch into another guitar riff. Instead, he drew attent...

Art students paint pumpkins to celebrate Halloween

Art students paint pumpkins to celebrate Halloween

Taylor Anderson, JAG editor-in-chief

October 31, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

In honor of Halloween, students in art teacher Jodi Ellis’s Art Foundations and Survey of Fine Crafts classes painted images of famous artworks on pumpkins during the week of Monday, Oct. 26. During class, students in small groups researched paintings created by notable artists, and select...

District reduces budget for next fiscal year

District reduces budget for next fiscal year

Nick Booth, Braden Shaw, JagWire news editor, JagWire reporter

April 14, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The district’s total budget for the next fiscal year will be reduced by approximately $569,000 as a result of factors within the district and a change in the state’s funding formula. The original funding formula granted districts a certain amount of money per pupil, according to director of admi...

The Music Man: Jungle throws a fantastic dance party

The Music Man: Jungle throws a fantastic dance party

Justin Curto, JagWire managing editor

April 7, 2015


Filed under BLOGS

In all honesty, I didn't expect to review another concert not even a week after I reviewed The Mowgli's on their “Kids In Love” tour. That all changed about a week and a half ago, when I got an email saying my request to review and photograph a band from London called Jungle had been granted. Excited ...

Art department hosts art show

Art department hosts art show

Cassi Benson, JAG reporter

May 13, 2014


Filed under NEWS

The art department hosts the annual art show of student’s work at the Country Club Bank from Friday, May 9- Tuesday, May 13. Anyone is welcome to tour the students artwork. Art teacher Jodi Ellis allows her students to tour the bank for a sneak peak into other art classes. “A lot of times we...

Wrestlers place sixth at state

Wrestlers place sixth at state

Amber Nguyen, JagWire web editor

March 1, 2014


Filed under SPORTS, Top stories

The wrestling team sent 12 wrestlers to Wichita on Friday, Feb. 28 and Saturday, March 1 to compete for the state championship. The team finished sixth behind Saint James Academy, Goddard High School, Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School, Arkansas City High School and Bishop Carroll High School. Those who placed...

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