Mill Valley News

Bands present their Spring Concert

Bands present their Spring Concert

Maddie Schaffer, JAG reporter and Photographer

March 6, 2019


Filed under NEWS

The band performed in their annual spring concert on Monday, March 4 after facing difficulties with practice time. With snow day after snow day, many high schools near the Johnson County area have been experiencing a significant loss in school days. This directly affected the band’s time to prep...

Students from each grade level question gender’s role in everyday life

Students from each grade level question gender’s role in everyday life

December 13, 2018


Filed under GENDER, Special coverage

Bella Line: Do guys cry often? And under what circumstances? Ben Stove: I cry a whole lot, I’m just going to say that right now. I’m really emotional.  Cade Clauder: Depends on the guy. I’ll only cry at a funeral or a really sad movie. Avery Altman: How do you deal if your friends...

Blue and Silver bands perform concert at school

Blue and Silver bands perform concert at school

Ben Wieland, JagWire Opinions Editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The band performed a concert on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at the school.  The performance, which featured the songs “Accolade” by William Himes, “American Riversong Suite” by Pierre la Plante, “Whispers from the Heart” by Yuji Nomi, “Sleigh Ride” by The Ronettes, “As Eagles Soar” by James S...

Science Olympiad places fifth in their first home tournament

Science Olympiad places fifth in their first home tournament

Annika Lehan, JAG editor-in-chief

December 2, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Science Olympiad team held their first ever home tournament, the Thunderkat Klash, in collaboration with the St. James Academy Science Olympiad team, on Saturday, Dec. 1. The team placed fifth overall. Nine teams placed in the top three of their events: junior A.J. Lee in Astronomy, freshm...

Jazz Band holds first concert of the year

Jazz Band holds first concert of the year

Taylir Charest, JAG people editor

December 2, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Jazz band performed at their first concert of the year on Thursday, Nov. 29. Sophomore saxophonist and guitarist John Fraka was featured in several solos along with junior saxophonist Joey Gillette and junior saxophonist Adam Tilden.   Since the beginning of the semester, jazz band ha...

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...

Sexuality education varies amongst student body

Sexuality education varies amongst student body

Ally Nguyen, Elizabeth Joseph, and Anna Owsley

September 20, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Top stories

 As a freshman, you may hear or may have heard rumors about what the required semester-long sophomore Health class entails. Maybe you heard about the unit focusing on nutrition, or the different lessons about drug usage and healthy behaviors. More likely, you heard about Health as a “sex class” bec...

Science Olympiad places fourth at state competition

Science Olympiad places fourth at state competition

Katya Gillig, JagWire sports editor

April 10, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Science Olympiad team placed fourth at state in Wichita on Saturday, April 4. This was the highest that the team has placed at state in school history. Overall, four teams placed in the top three in their events: juniors Sydney Clarkin and Aniston Cumbie in Disease Detectives, Clarkin, juni...

Science Olympiad team finishes third at regional competition

Science Olympiad team finishes third at regional competition

Abby Layton, JagWire A&E editor

February 28, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The Science Olympiad team competed at Johnson County Community College on Saturday, Feb. 24 with a third place finish, guaranteeing them a spot at the state competition. The team competes in three categories of competition: test events, lab events and build events. Students may compete in multiple events from different categories. Sop...

Science Olympiad places sixth at recent tournament

Science Olympiad places sixth at recent tournament

Anika Roy, JagWire copy editor

December 4, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Science Olympiad team placed sixth at their second tournament of the season, the ThunderKat Klash, this past Saturday, Dec. 2 at St. James Academy. According to sponsor Chad Brown, because the team co-hosted the tournament with St. James, there was an added stress. “There was a lot of pressure on ...

StuCo hosts first annual Clubsgiving event

StuCo hosts first annual Clubsgiving event

Lauren Ocker, JAG editor-in-chief

November 16, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Students gathered in the commons on Wednesday, Nov. 15 to participate in StuCo’s first annual Clubsgiving. Students representing numerous clubs enjoyed a catered pasta dinner, group discussions and a pie eating contest to celebrate the holiday season. Junior student body secretary Hannah Barnes ...

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