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JagPRIDE holds second stress free seminar of the year

JagPRIDE holds second stress free seminar of the year

Sam Hanson, JagWire reporter/photographer

December 6, 2018


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To combat stress students have with finals approaching, JagPRIDE held their second stress free seminar of the year on Wednesday, Dec. 5, where students created friendship bracelets. To sophomore JagPRIDE member Ellie Tribble, this kind of bonding between students is exactly what the club is advocatin...

jagPRIDE hosts door decorating contest for Red Ribbon Week

jagPRIDE hosts door decorating contest for Red Ribbon Week

Maddie Schaffer and Elizabeth Joseph

October 31, 2018


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  In order to help promote healthy lifestyles and behavior, 33 seminar classrooms decorated their doors to promote a healthy lifestyle as a part of Red Ribbon Week. The activities were sponsored by jagPRIDE. The seminars classes of social studies teacher Chris McAfee and art teacher Jodi...

District announces suicide prevention initiative

District announces suicide prevention initiative

Steven Curto, JagWire A&E editor

September 18, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

After seeing a dramatic increase in teen suicides this past spring, the six Johnson County superintendents wanted to combat the growing issue. Together they came up with the ‘Enough is Enough’ initiative, a concerted effort to decrease teen suicide rates. "[The other superintendents and I] meet ...

JagPRIDE hosts May Day basket-making seminar

JagPRIDE hosts May Day basket-making seminar

Sydney Parker, JAG managing/copy editor

May 1, 2018


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A crowd of students anxiously stood in line to gather the required materials to assemble their May Day Baskets as part of the stress-free May Day basket-making seminar hosted by jagPRIDE in the Senior Cafe on Tuesday, May 1. The seminar served as the second stress-free seminar of the year after ...

JagPRIDE holds seminar self-defense class for students

JagPRIDE holds seminar self-defense class for students

Sydney Parker, JAG managing/copy editor

February 1, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

JagPRIDE held a self-defense class for students to participate in during seminar in the main gym on Wednesday, Jan. 31. JagPRIDE wanted to use the self-defense class as a way to promote National Self-Defense Month which takes place in the month of January. Approximately 20 students attended the class ...

JagPRIDE holds annual Red Ribbon Week

JagPRIDE holds annual Red Ribbon Week

Sydney Parker, JAG managing/copy editor

October 28, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Students decked out in red spirit wear accepted beads that members of jagPRIDE handed out in the main foyer as students arrived to school for the first day of Red Ribbon Week on Monday, Oct. 23. Red Ribbon Week is a national campaign that dedicates a week in October each year to spreading alcohol, tobac...

Suicide Prevention Month brings attention to importance of topic

Suicide Prevention Month brings attention to importance of topic

Abby Layton and Nora Lucas

September 29, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Top stories

Every day, 1,368 students walk to and from class, discussing friends, relationships and the next big test coming up. Each of these students is an individual facing his or her own distinct and unique problems, and many may feel lost in the noise of a big, high-achieving school. Those students may ...

Staff receives suicide prevention training to reduce suicide rates among teens

Staff receives suicide prevention training to reduce suicide rates among teens

Lexi Flipse and Ally Nguyen

February 6, 2017


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While students were home for winter break on Tuesday, Jan. 3, teachers and administration had a professional work day in preparation for the second semester. Part of this preparation included a new type of training: suicide prevention. This training resulted from Kansas being the 19th state to pass ...

Red Ribbon Week spurs door decorating contest

Red Ribbon Week spurs door decorating contest

Alison Booth, Mill Valley News social media editor

October 29, 2015


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Twenty-six seminars are participating in this year’s door decorating contest for Red Ribbon Week, three times more than last year. The Red Ribbon Campaign began in 1985 after a Drug Enforcement Administration agent was killed by drug traffickers in Mexico City. The purpose of Red Ribbon Week is ...

MV Update: Oct. 21

MV Update: Oct. 21

Adri Talavera, JagWire opinions editor & business manager

October 22, 2015


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jagPRIDE sponsors door decorating contest To recognize Red Ribbon Week, jagPRIDE is holding its annual door decorating contest. The purpose of the contest is to spread positive messages about healthy living during Red Ribbon Week, a campaign observed every year during the last full week of October to ra...

Students and teachers look to support staff for guidance

Students and teachers look to support staff for guidance

Lizzie Kulcsar, JagWire reporter

December 10, 2014


Filed under FEATURES

A softly lit room sits across the junior locker banks in room B-118. Working inside is social worker Debbie Gudenkauf, a staff member who describes herself as a person who loves teenagers and helping people. Her job entails helping students with mental health, substance abuse or child neglect and abus...

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