Mill Valley News

Journalism wins seventh state title in 5A state contest

Journalism wins seventh state title in 5A state contest

Alison Booth, JagWire editor-in-chief

May 13, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Spotlight, Top stories

The journalism state team took first in the 5A Sweepstakes at the Kansas Scholastic Press Association state contest on Saturday, May 5, winning its seventh state title in 15 years. Competing against nine other 5A Kansas high schools, Mill Valley took first by three points, defeating 2017 state champion ...

Journalism students attend fall conference in Topeka

Journalism students attend fall conference in Topeka

Nora Lucas, JagWire editor-in-chief

September 28, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Kansas Student Publications Act, 29 journalism students attended a fall conference on Monday, Sept. 25 and Tuesday, Sept. 26 in Topeka. The conference spanned over two days, unlike past years, and was hosted by the Kansas Scholastic Press Association (KSPA)....

Journalism places second at KSPA state competition

Journalism places second at KSPA state competition

Grace Lovett, JAG reporter

May 9, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Mill Valley journalism, which includes student journalists from the JagWire newspaper, the JAG yearbook and MVTV, won the title of second place at the KSPA state journalism contest on Saturday, May 6. This is the 15th consecutive year that Mill Valley News has placed in the top three at state. Mill...

Jaguars win regional championship after beating Blue Valley Southwest

Jaguars win regional championship after beating Blue Valley Southwest

Katya Gillig, JagWire news editor

November 6, 2016


Filed under FALL, FOOTBALL, SPORTS, Top stories

In the second round of the playoffs on Friday, Nov. 4 the Jaguars beat the Blue Valley Southwest Timberwolves 55-24. With the win, the Jaguars won the regional championship and advance to the next round of the playoffs. An early fumble recovery by sophomore defensive back Tanner Moore set up a touc...

Jaguars defeat Gardner Edgerton

Jaguars defeat Gardner Edgerton

Katya Gillig, JagWire news editor

October 22, 2016


Filed under FALL, FOOTBALL, SPORTS, Top stories

In the final regular season game on Friday, Oct. 21 the Jaguars beat the Gardner Edgerton Trailblazers 28-21. This broke a four game losing streak to end the season at 4-4. On the opening kickoff, Gardner fumbled the ball, which lead to a field goal by sophomore Jack Matchette to give the Jags...

New assistant dance coach pushes Silver Stars to work harder, perform better

New assistant dance coach pushes Silver Stars to work harder, perform better

Nora Lucas, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

October 19, 2016


Filed under FEATURES

The Silver Stars dance team welcomed assistant coach Kaitlyn McAfee as a new addition to this year’s football and competition season. Before Mill Valley, McAfee was an instructor for the Universal Dance Association (UDA), then coached at her high school alma mater, which last year placed in the t...

JagWire nominated for second Pacemaker

JagWire nominated for second Pacemaker

Grace Lovett, JAG reporter

September 9, 2016


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Mill Valley newspaper staff — the JagWire— became a finalist the second year in a row on Wednesday, July 13 for the National Pacemaker Award. The Pacemaker Awards are awarded  for excellence in American student journalism, and have been granted since 1927. The Pacemaker contest critiques...

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders makes second area visit

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders makes second area visit

Justin Curto, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

March 5, 2016


Filed under NEWS

To junior Paige Habiger, a second chance to see Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was too good to miss. So, she went to Lawrence on Thursday, March 3, to see Sanders speak at a rally at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Community Building. Last week, Habiger attended the rally at Bart...

Senior Justin Curto honored with KSPA Student Journalist of the Year award

Senior Justin Curto honored with KSPA Student Journalist of the Year award

Elizabeth Fleming, Mill Valley News assistant editor

February 19, 2016


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

While surrounded by his cheering fellow student journalists and adviser, a surprised senior Justin Curto won the overall KSPA Student Journalist of the Year award from the Kansas Scholastic Press Association, presented by KSPA executive director Eric Thomas on Friday, Feb. 19. The award is given to what a committee of judges deem to be the best high school student journalist based on an online portfol...

Letters From The Editors: State champions

Letters From The Editors: State champions

Justin Curto and Jena Smith

December 5, 2015


Filed under BLOGS, LETTERS FROM THE EDITORS

Welcome back to Letters From The Editors. In our last blog, we were getting ready for Thanksgiving (read: relaxation time). More importantly, we mentioned our preparations for covering the state football championship. State football wasn’t our first major event to coordinate coverage for, so finding a repor...

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