Mill Valley News

District makes adjustments after changing Local Option Budget

District makes adjustments after changing Local Option Budget

Ryan Fullerton, JagWire editor-in-chief

October 15, 2013


Filed under NEWS

The district’s Local Option Budget, which supplies money for the district’s day-to-day activities, was increased from 30 percent to 31 percent starting this year. This change comes after voters approved the adjustment in April to prevent the district from losing $3 million when a decrease in student...

Journalism department wins state contest

Journalism department wins state contest

Kathryn Habiger, adviser

May 6, 2013


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Mill Valley High School journalism department earned numerous honors at Saturday’s Kansas Scholastic Press Association State Journalism Contest, including the school’s second 5A state journalism title in the last four years. Lead by seniors Kristina Milewski, Austin Gillespie and Jillian Mu...

Journalism staffs earn top honors at JEMKC awards

Journalism staffs earn top honors at JEMKC awards

Mackenzie Eckman, Kathy Habiger, JagWire a&e editor, publications adviser

April 23, 2013


Filed under NEWS

Mill Valley High School journalism students earned top honors in the Journalism Educators of Metropolitan Kansas City annual awards night Tuesday, April 16. Seniors Hanna Torline and Austin Gillespie both won the Michael Dunlap Excellence in Journalism award given annually to the top student journ...

Senior Ally Garton volunteers at animal shelter

Senior Ally Garton volunteers at animal shelter

Annie Crouch, JagWire reporter

April 17, 2013


Filed under FEATURES, Top stories

Walking into Unleashed Pet Rescue and Adoption on Saturday, April 6, senior Ally Garton comforts a skittish puppy named Cupcake. Garton does community service at the shelter weekly. Garton began volunteering at the shelter because of her dog, Captain. She adopted Captain from Unleashed last June. Capta...

Girls swim at first meet in school history

Girls swim at first meet in school history

Callee Linton, JagWire reporter

March 29, 2013


Filed under SPORTS

The girls swim team had their first meet in school history on Thursday, March 28. With many practices leading up to the meet, head coach Amy Hanna pushed their intensity to improve their times before the meets. The team does a lot of at practice to prepare for their meet. Sophomore Kiera Lee goes through a...

Bowling team participates in state competition

Bowling team participates in state competition

Regan Jones, features editor

March 4, 2013


Filed under SPORTS

At the state bowling competition the boys bowling group placed eighth. While, in girls individual competition junior Cassie Widmer placed 21st on Thursday, Feb. 28 at Bishop Carroll High School. Bowling coach Adam Wessel thought that the boys did a good job at state. “Just getting to state was a g...

Varsity bowling team does well in meet

Varsity bowling team does well in meet

Regan Jones, features editor

February 7, 2013


Filed under SPORTS

The varsity boys and girls bowling teams both placed second in their meet at Mission Bowl on Tuesday, Feb. 5. The girls and boys varsity competed against Olathe Northwest High School and Shawnee Mission South High School. Bowling coach Adam Wessel says that the bowling members will learn from this m...

Winter dance spirit days and royalty candidates announced

Winter dance spirit days and royalty candidates announced

Mackenzie Eckman, JagWire a&e / social media editor

January 24, 2013


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The nominees for winter dance king and queen have been announced. The candidates are: King: Kyle Kain Austin Moylan Joey Perkins Nathan Stacy Logan Zavodny Queen: Maddie Bangs Eleanor English Caroline Kain Molly Kelley Tanner Tripp The king and queen will be crowned at halftime du...

District hires energy specialist

District hires energy specialist

Ryan Fullerton, JagWire news editor, Regan Jones, JagWire features editor

December 12, 2012


Filed under NEWS

In order to improve energy conservation as well as save money, the district has entered into an agreement with the energy-saving company Cenergistic. Part of the agreement requires the district to hire an energy specialist who will supervise and report on district energy usage, and former administrator Dwight ...

Choir petitions board

Choir petitions board

Kate Schau, JagWire reporter

November 13, 2012


Filed under NEWS

Choir members, parents and staff took a stand at the board meeting on Monday, Nov. 12 to voice concerns about the lack of an accompanist to assist choir director Sheree Stoppel. Previous requests for an assistant have been denied by the district. Having an accompanist allows the director to walk through ...

New book club created

New book club created

Amber Nguyen, JagWire reporter

November 13, 2012


Filed under FEATURES

Junior Emily Leonard created a book club called Cover to Cover that anyone is welcome to join. The club will meet outside of school until it becomes an official school club next year. Leonard’s idea for a book club started with the mutual love of reading she shared with some of her friends. "My ...

Practices begin for school lip dub

Practices begin for school lip dub

Ryan Fullerton, JagWire news editor

October 18, 2012


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Over the next few weeks, practices will be taking place to prepare for a school lip dub intended to showcase all school activities and school spirit. The idea was generated by several of Broadcast teacher Cindy Swartz’s students later last year, and she recommended that they wait until this year. Th...

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