Mill Valley News

Relay for Life raises over $100,000

Relay for Life raises over $100,000

Katya Gillig and Annika Lehan

April 1, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Relay for Life 2019, Special coverage

Relay for Life raised $111,726.02 for pediatric cancer at the fourth annual event on Friday, March 29 through Saturday, March 30. The money consisted of money raised at Bark for Life, participant fundraisers and on-site fundraisers. According to event chair Abby Hoepner, the initial goal was much low...

KSHAA faces decline in full-time referees

KSHAA faces decline in full-time referees

Sam Hanson and Jakob Twigg

March 27, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

A study conducted by the National Association of Sports Officials showed 53 percent of youth sports officiators have felt unsafe or threatened by spectators and coaches while working a game. This, along with a number of referees reaching retirement age, is causing KSHAA to work to quell the growing sh...

StuCo holds fourth annual Mr. Mill Valley

StuCo holds fourth annual Mr. Mill Valley

Katya Gillig, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

March 22, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

StuCo held its fourth annual Mr. Mill Valley fundraiser on Wednesday, March 20. Junior Cline Boone won the competition, while senior Steven Colling came in as runner-up. Seven students competed in the event: juniors Nathan Greenfield, Ben Stove and Boone and seniors Blake Aerni, Zach Bossert,...

Q&A with Relay for Life event chairs

Q&A with Relay for Life event chairs

Katya Gillig, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

March 14, 2019


Filed under LEADERSHIP, LEADERSHIP, Special coverage

Senior Ciara Pemberton JagWire staffer: How long have you been involved in Relay? Ciara Pemberton: I've been involved in Relay for all four years. The first two years I just did Relay, I was on a team but I wasn't on committee, last year I was on survivor dinner for the committee and I had a really good time and this year ...

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...

“The Bachelor” isn’t anti-feminist, but calling it that is

“The Bachelor” isn’t anti-feminist, but calling it that is

Katya Gillig, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

March 5, 2019


Filed under OPINION

Most Tuesday mornings, you can find me discussing the last night’s episode of “The Bachelor” or whichever version of that show is currently in season. For years, I have watched the show every Monday night while live-tweeting and talking to my friends about the episode. And for years people have told ...

Longest government shutdown in history affects student body in many aspects of their lives

Longest government shutdown in history affects student body in many aspects of their lives

Ally Nguyen and Ben Wieland

January 29, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

After 35 days, the longest government shutdown in U.S history ended on Friday, Jan. 25. The reopening is only temporary, though, as the continuing resolution only funds the government for 21 days. According to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, the majority of government agencies and programs rely on funding appropriations made by Congress. The shutdown occurred after a budget wasn’t approved due to debates over...

School to switch to Sunflower League

School to switch to Sunflower League

Katya Gillig, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

January 19, 2019


Filed under SPORTS, Top stories

Mill Valley will be moving to the Sunflower League for all activities in the 2020-21 school year. The move comes three years after the school switched to the Eastern Kansas League. One of the main reasons for switching leagues was to play more 6A teams, according to athletic director Jerald VanRheen...

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...

Jaguars lose to St. Thomas Aquinas in the sectional championship game

Jaguars lose to St. Thomas Aquinas in the sectional championship game

Katya Gillig, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

November 10, 2018


Filed under FALL, FOOTBALL, SPORTS, Top stories

The Jaguars lost to the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints 30-7 on Friday, Nov. 9 in the sectional championship game. The loss ended the Jaguars’ season with a final record of 7-4. Senior running back Cameron Young believes the season was a success, as the team was able to get better each week. ...

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