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19 seniors honored at annual signing ceremony

19 seniors honored at annual signing ceremony

Lauren Ocker, JAG Editor-in-Chief

May 5, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

During the annual signing ceremony, 19 seniors signed to continue their academic and athletic careers at various colleges across the country on Wednesday, May 2. The signing ceremony had a unique difference this year; seniors signed one-by-one at a table in the center of the main gym, rather than ...

Jaguar wrestlers tie for second at EKL tournament

Jaguar wrestlers tie for second at EKL tournament

Anika Roy, JagWire copy editor

February 3, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Winter, WRESTLING

  The Jaguar wrestlers competed in the EKL tournament on Saturday, Feb. 3, tying for second. All in their respective weight classes, seniors Conner Ward, Bryson Markovich, Jarrett Bendure and sophomore Zach Keal placed first, while sophomore Austin Keal and senior Hayden Keopke placed second...

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...

Wrestling places fourth in Park Hills dual

Wrestling places fourth in Park Hills dual

Elizabeth Fleming, Mill Valley News assistant editor

December 7, 2015


Filed under A CREATIVE KIND OF CORNER, SPORTS, Winter, WRESTLING

  The wrestling team came in 4th place in its first meet of the season in the Park Hills duals at Park Hill High School on Saturday, Dec. 5. The team competed against eight teams from Missouri and Iowa and finished in the upper half, but according to senior Peyton Bendure, the team has usua...

‘The timing seemed right’ to join the Board of Education for new member

‘The timing seemed right’ to join the Board of Education for new member

Justin Curto, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

November 8, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, Top stories

The opening for position four on the Board of Education could not have come at a better time for Board member Danielle Heikes. “I was not interested in the previous election process because I was extremely pregnant with our third daughter, so that was kind of out of the question for me at that time,...

De Soto Teachers Association holds Board candidates forum

De Soto Teachers Association holds Board candidates forum

Justin Curto, JagWire managing editor

March 26, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The De Soto Teachers Association held a forum for district residents to meet Board of Education candidates on Tuesday, March 24. Incumbent Board candidates Bill Fletcher and Mitch Powers and Board candidates Jeff King, Dustin Keith and Kevin Makalous attended the forum, with incumbent Board candida...

Residents express concern and give praise to Board

Residents express concern and give praise to Board

Justin Curto, JagWire managing editor

March 11, 2015


Filed under NEWS

District residents have begun to express a need for change on the Board of Education after allegations of Board member Scott Hancock’s misconduct and requests for his resignation. At the Board meeting on Monday, March 9, seven residents spoke to the Board during the patron input portion in front o...

Board votes to pursue contract with interim superintendent

Board votes to pursue contract with interim superintendent

Justin Curto, JagWire managing editor

February 28, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Board of Education unanimously approved a motion to pursue an interim superintendent contract with former interim superintendent Dr. Ron Wimmer to serve on or before Wednesday, July 1, when superintendent Dr. Doug Sumner’s resignation goes into effect, at a special meeting on Friday, Feb. 27. In...

Superintendent announces resignation

Superintendent announces resignation

Justin Curto, Katherine White, JagWire managing editor, JagWire editor-in-chief

February 10, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Superintendent Dr. Doug Sumner announced his resignation at the Board of Education meeting on Monday, Feb. 9. After the Board approved his resignation, the Shawnee Mission Board of Education approved his contract to be the Shawnee Mission school district’s assistant superintendent of human resources. Sumner will f...

School board approves bowling team

School board approves bowling team

Hanna Torline, Lisa Joerling, sports editor, briefs editor

October 20, 2011


Filed under SPORTS

In front of a room packed with parents, athletes and coaches, the school board made the decision on Monday, Oct. 10 to create a bowling team at both high schools but suspended discussions about a swim team for the two schools. Board member Angela Handy voted in favor of swimming and bowling for the ...

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