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NEHS hosts its first slam poetry night

NEHS hosts its first slam poetry night

Ally Nguyen, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

April 23, 2018


Filed under NEWS

NEHS hosted its first slam poetry night on Wednesday, April 18 inside of NEHS sponsor Page Anderson’s room. There, students gathered around in the dim room to enjoy the snacks and beverages provided by NEHS members and listen to each other read either their favorite poems or pieces they’ve writt...

Boys swim finishes third at Blue Valley West Invitational

Boys swim finishes third at Blue Valley West Invitational

Ashlyn Windmiller, JAG reporter

January 29, 2018


Filed under BOYS SWIM, SPORTS, Top stories, Winter

The boys swim team placed third at the Jaguar Invitational meet on Thursday, Jan. 25. Sophomore Colby Beggs finished 0.3 seconds away from qualifying for state in the 200 meter Individual Medley (IM) and several swimmers placed second in individual events. Sophomore Avery Lawson’s preparation...

Theatre allows for freshman Leif Campbell to gain confidence

Theatre allows for freshman Leif Campbell to gain confidence

Gabby Cabrera, JAG reporter

January 27, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Dressed up in a suit of glitter, freshman Leif Campbell focuses as he prepares for the next act of “High School Musical” at his community theatre, the Culture House, in the summer of 2017.  The scene changes as characters get into position and the music began, starting the next act. Taking after h...

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...

KC Ice Center offers skating opportunities for beginners and advanced skaters alike

KC Ice Center offers skating opportunities for beginners and advanced skaters alike

Nora Lucas, JagWire editor-in-chief

December 15, 2017


Filed under Special coverage

As the smell of chicken strips fills the main entrance, kids unlace their skates or take off sweaty hockey gear from a session on the ice. The Canadian national anthem, “O Canada,” booms out of the table hockey game in the corner while employees fill out paperwork and organize name tags. Two rin...

ShananiGanns combines unique products with a vibrant retail environment

ShananiGanns combines unique products with a vibrant retail environment

Ashlyn Windmiller, JAG reporter

December 7, 2017


Filed under SHAWNEE: KEEP IT LOCAL, Special coverage

Upbeat holiday music plays in the background as customers search through a rack of new festive t-shirts. The smile of owner Kristina Gann-Albright welcomes each local as they enter the store. Since ShananiGanns opened in October of 2014, located at 11006 Johnson Dr., the citizens of Shawnee have been...

Shawnee: Keep it Local

Shawnee: Keep it Local

Mill Valley News staff

December 7, 2017


Filed under SHAWNEE: KEEP IT LOCAL, Special coverage, Top stories

From the scent of pizza wafting through the kitchen of Old Shawnee Pizza to sipping hot chocolate with your friends at the Kansas City Ice Center to laughing at the bruises from playing human foosball at Kick it Foos, come explore the ins and outs of Western Shawnee. In this special project, you'll see...

Spanish National Honor Society hosts successful coin drive

Spanish National Honor Society hosts successful coin drive

Ashlyn Windmiller, JAG reporter

November 18, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Throughout the entire week, members of Spanish National Honor Society sat in front of the counseling office to collect coins for their first fundraiser of the year. Students were allowed to make donations from Monday, Nov. 13 until Friday, Nov. 17, with the option to donate one dollar on Wednesday, Nov....

Peers in Learning class participates in special Halloween celebration

Peers in Learning class participates in special Halloween celebration

Annika Lehan, JAG organizations dditor

October 31, 2017


Filed under NEWS

To celebrate Halloween, the silver day Peers in Learning students dressed up in costumes and went to Basehor-Linwood High School on Monday, October 30. Upon arrival at Basehor-Linwood, students were greeted, given name tags and ushered into the gym where a variety of activities, such as face painting,...

Students help out by picking up the school’s recycling

Students help out by picking up the school’s recycling

Michael Sandri, JagWire reporter

October 22, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Top stories

The school’s recycling program, led by special education teacher Jill Norman, spends every Blue day collecting all of the recyclables from teacher’s rooms and bringing them to the recycling bins in the back of the school. Norman is able to witness how the program is helpful when it comes to maintai...

Girls golf team places third at regionals

Girls golf team places third at regionals

Ashlyn Windmiller, JAG Reporter

October 11, 2017


Filed under FALL, GIRLS GOLF, SPORTS, Top stories

On Tuesday, Oct. 10, the girls golf team played in the regional tournament at Lady Sykes golf course in Overland Park. Senior Bella Hadden received a score of 38, getting first overall, and junior Sarah Lawson placed fourth with a final score of 41. As teams were nearing the end of the ninth hole, ...

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