Mill Valley News

Week five: Constructive criticism

Jill Applegate and Sarah Darby, editors-in-chief

September 16, 2011

Rewarding your peers for a job well done is easy and fun to do. As an editor-in-chief, praise is often needed to motivate staff members and just encourage those who are working hard. However, in many cases, constructive criticism...

Week four: The website launch

Jill Applegate and Sarah Darby, editors-in-chief

September 9, 2011

As it turns out, last year was somewhat of a test run for our website. It was brand new and we tried our best to get it up and running. But with it being created halfway through the summer, it posed some issues having solid plans...

Football game in running for KMBC game of the week

Sarah Darby, editor-in-chief

September 6, 2011

KMBC has nominated the football game against Bonner Springs High School on Friday, Sept. 9 for game of the week. Also in the running for game of the week are North Kansas City High School at Lee Summit West High School, Park Hi...

Week three: Schedule stressing

Jill Applegate and Sarah Darby, editors-in-chief

September 2, 2011

At the beginning of the year, the editors-in-chief of the newspaper have to come up with a schedule for the entire year with exact dates for each of the deadlines. This helps to keep us organized as the year goes on, as well as...

Homecoming parade to move to a week night

Sarah Darby, editor-in-chief

September 2, 2011

Safety concerns and difficulty managing a growing student body have prompted an administrative decision to move this year’s Homecoming parade from the traditional Friday afternoon to a week night. The administrative team, alon...

Week two: Breakouts to prevent freak outs

Jill Applegate and Sarah Darby, editors-in-chief

August 24, 2011

 Due to the fast pace of newspaper, new staff members have typically been thrown into newspaper work within the first week or two of starting school. It is great to be able to accomplish things immediately, but we have also found...

Week one: The hacking horror

Jill Applegate and Sarah Darby, editors-in-chief

August 18, 2011

With the position of editors-in-chief comes a lot of responsibilities but also a lot of rewards. Readers do not often see what it is like to run a newspaper staff from behind the scenes. For our own entertainment and for the sake...

Yogurtopia owner talks about local business

Sarah Darby, news editor

May 2, 2011

Yogurtopia, a self-serve yogurt shop opened two weeks ago in Shawnee. Owner Bill McMahon discusses the impact on local business the store has already had and the future of the business: How long has Yogurtopia been open? "...

Google project propels school technologies into the future

Sarah Darby, news editor

April 12, 2011

If you haven’t already heard, on Wednesday, March 30, Google announced that Kansas City, Kansas would be its test city for unprecedented internet speeds; crushing the dreams of over one thousand other hopeful cities and making...

Freshman varsity golfer Nathan Brinker

Sarah Darby, news editor

April 5, 2011

How long have you played golf? "Probably since kindergarten."  Why do you like golf? "I love how you can just get away from everything and have a good time and just play with friends." What do you like about high school?...

New cafeteria food proposal presents district opportunity

Sarah Darby, news editor

April 1, 2011

It was only a matter of time before stricter cafeteria restrictions made their way to the district. Following the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, a new U.S. Department of Agriculture proposal to tighten cafeteria food restrictions...