Mill Valley News

Cheer team receives superior rating at competition

Cheer team receives superior rating at competition

Kendall Gaignat, JAG sports editor

November 13, 2017


Filed under CHEER, SPORTS, Top stories

  The cheer team earned a superior one rating for their group routine in the Blue Valley Southwest Showcase at Blue Valley Southwest on Saturday, Nov. 11. Additionally, the team was presented an outstanding choreography award as well. Before the competition, the team was hit by some unexpec...

Students host Valentines-themed special prom

Students host Valentines-themed special prom

Sydney Parker, JAG Sports Editor

February 13, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Students gleamed with excitement in special education teacher Shannon Long’s classroom on Thursday, Feb. 9 as she went over the itinerary for a day most of them had looked forward to for a while: the prom. The prom took place at The Bridge in De Soto, Kansas on Friday, Feb. 10. Prior to the ...

Cheerleaders host first showcase

Cheerleaders host first showcase

Annie Crouch, Sarah Myers, JagWire reporter, JagWire reporter

March 12, 2014


Filed under CHEER, SPORTS

The cheerleaders hosted their first ever district showcase on Friday, March 7. The De Soto High School and Monticello Trails Middle School squads joined the Mill Valley squad to perform various routines from the season, such as those performed at competition and pep assemblies, as well as individual...

Senior reaches marine goal

Senior reaches marine goal

Josh Duden, news editor

May 16, 2012


Filed under FEATURES

After working for four years toward a military-related academy, senior Devin Ellison has finally accomplished his goal. This fall, Ellison will be attending the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. which has an acceptance rate of only 23.3 percent. The Academy trains servicemen who are char...

High school has helped set me up for future successes

High school has helped set me up for future successes

Josh Duden, news editor

May 15, 2012


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Thirteen years of preparation have led me to tomorrow - graduation. This pivotal moment didn’t come easily; there have been loads of struggles here and there. But, high school works to prepare us for the difficult tasks that lie ahead of each of us. I have struggled with being motivated like everyone but,...

Forensics competes in state

Katie Linsey, reporter

May 10, 2012


Filed under NEWS

The Forensics team traveled to Kansas City Kansas Community College on Saturday, May 5 to compete in state. Forensics teacher Jeanette Hardesty thinks the team did exceptionally well. "[The team] finished very strong after their spring season. Congratulations to the seniors who have remained consiste...

Fire department conducts yearly school fire inspection

Fire department conducts yearly school fire inspection

Josh Duden, news editor

May 10, 2012


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The yearly inspection for fire safety was performed by the Shawnee Fire Department on Thursday, May 10. The goal of the inspection is to ensure all fire systems are working properly and to begin working on the new system to assure the exiting of all students from the building more efficiently. The in...

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream hits the stage

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream hits the stage

Josh Duden, news editor

May 4, 2012


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The spring play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, will begin tonight, Friday, May 4 and run through Saturday, May 5 with both shows starting at 7 p.m. This is the first Shakespearian play ever attempted at the school. Director Jon Copeland said the old English brings new difficulties for the students t...

Q and A with StuCo secretary candidate Olivia Harding

Q and A with StuCo secretary candidate Olivia Harding

Josh Duden, news editor

April 23, 2012


Filed under NEWS

1. Why are you running for student body office? Well first, a lot of my friends are and also I really care about a lot of the stuff at school and I want to make stuff fun and also as a student body officer you have more influence for change. 2. What makes you qualified for the position of secretary? ...

Q and A with StuCo president candidate Stephen McEnery

Q and A with StuCo president candidate Stephen McEnery

Josh Duden, news editor

April 23, 2012


Filed under NEWS

Junior Stephen McEnery 1. Why are you running for student body office? I have been on StuCo for two years and I feel I know how the system works and I feel like I have the ability and the responsibility to make my and my class' senior year a good one. 2. What makes you qualified for the position...

Associate principal Matt Fedde heads to Nebraska at end of year

Associate principal Matt Fedde heads to Nebraska at end of year

Josh Duden, news editor

April 20, 2012


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

After the end of the school year, associate principal Matt Fedde will be leaving the school and Kansas all together as he heads to Omaha, Neb. for a new opportunity within his home state. Fedde said many things pushed him to return home, the biggest factor being family and an easier transition as his ch...

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