Mill Valley News

The district non-discrimination policy lacks protections for LBGTQ students

The district non-discrimination policy lacks protections for LBGTQ students

Sam Hanson and Steven Curto

December 13, 2018


Filed under GENDER, Special coverage

Like many other school districts in Kansas, USD 232 has a nondiscrimination policy which outlines what protections students and staff have under law. These include “not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, sex, religion, or disability in its programs, activities or emp...

Record number of women elected into public office

Record number of women elected into public office

Steven Curto and Sam Hanson

December 13, 2018


Filed under GENDER, Special coverage

Like many young girls, sophomore Patty McClain was inspired by the 2018 midterm elections record-breaking results. A record number of women were elected into Congress and other government positions, which in the past have been predominantly held by men. “[The midterms] made me really proud to be...

Leadership among teachers is female-dominated

Leadership among teachers is female-dominated

Tanner Smith, Sam Hanson, and Elizabeth Joseph

December 13, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, GENDER, Special coverage

In addition to student leadership initiatives, teachers take part in various committees and teams around the school. Most of these committees are either female-dominated, or have women in higher leadership positions. Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Emily Schmidt feels that, because teaching is...

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


Filed under NEWS

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...

Speech coach Annie Goodson increases rigor, competition of speech programs

Speech coach Annie Goodson increases rigor, competition of speech programs

Elizabeth Joseph and Sam Hanson

November 24, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

As a student stands at the podium in the front of the classroom, speech teacher Annie Goodson carefully critiques their performance. Goodson coaches Debate and Forensics, along with teaching drama and communications. While competitive speech students previously had no requirements for participation,...

Some students worry too much about popularity

Some students worry too much about popularity

Sam Hanson, JagWire reporter/photographer

November 23, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

During my time in high school, I have seen a split between the student population. Some students become the book-loving, “nerds” that appear to know every fact in the world, while others become the “popular” kids who tend to travel with a group of friends. It may appear now that the popular kids are ...

JagWire staffers review Rudy’s Tenampa Taqueria

JagWire staffers review Rudy’s Tenampa Taqueria

Sam Hanson, JagWire reporter/photographer

November 11, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Reviews

When Panzon’s Mexican Restaurant closed in April of this year, it was announced Rudy’s Tenampa Taqueria would be taking over the facility and opening their second Kansas City location at the corner of 87th St. and Lackman Rd. Rudy’s has multiple large seating areas, including tables, booths, high chair...

Seniors win powderpuff game for the second year in a row

Seniors win powderpuff game for the second year in a row

Samantha Volkamer, JAG copy editor and organizations editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

For the first time in school history, the senior girls won powderpuff for the second year in a row on Monday, Nov. 5. Originally scheduled during homecoming week, the game was postponed due to rain. At the start of the second half, the seniors were up 21-7. Hoping to come back, the juniors sco...

Jaguars take down St. James Academy to clench the regional title

Jaguars take down St. James Academy to clench the regional title

Taylir Charest, JAG people editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under FALL, FOOTBALL, SPORTS, Top stories

The Jaguars took the regional title on Friday, Nov. 2, defeating the St. James Academy Thunder 24-7. The Thunder received the kick off to start the game and were forced to punt the ball away on the first drive. Senior defensive back Ben Hanson credits his defensive coach in training them f...

Jaguars win first round of playoffs against Topeka West

Jaguars win first round of playoffs against Topeka West

Katya Gillig, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

October 28, 2018


Filed under FALL, FOOTBALL, SPORTS

The Jaguars defeated the Topeka West Chargers 49-10 in the first round of the playoffs on Friday, Oct. 26. With the win, the Jaguars will move on to the regional round of the playoffs. After a bad snap and an intentional grounding penalty by Topeka West, the Jaguars had the ball deep in Charger ter...

Volleyball loses in sub-state tournament

Volleyball loses in sub-state tournament

Sam Hanson, JagWire reporter/photographer

October 24, 2018


Filed under FALL, SPORTS, VOLLEYBALL

The volleyball team placed second out of the four teams in their pool at Olathe Northwest on Saturday, Oct. 20. The team lost to the defending 6A state champions and this means the team did not qualify for state. Based on their season ranking, the result did not come as much of a surprise to...

Foreign exchange students come to Mill Valley for new opportunities

Foreign exchange students come to Mill Valley for new opportunities

Tanner Smith and Elizabeth Joseph

October 21, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Every year, up to two foreign exchange students can come to the school to pursue different educational opportunities and experience a new culture. The school currently has two foreign exchange students, seniors Gabriela Silva Moura and Francesco Spanakis, who are from Brazil and Italy respectively. ...

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