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Several new classes are open to students

Several new classes are open to students

September 20, 2018


Filed under NEWS

AP Environmental Science For students passionate about the environment, AP Environmental Science offers a comprehensive look into the field of environmental science. According to AP Environmental Science teacher Julie Roberts, having another AP science class broadens the course selection and teac...

Boys tennis places third at regional tournament

Boys tennis places third at regional tournament

Anika Roy, JagWire copy editor

May 5, 2018


Filed under BOYS TENNIS, SPORTS, SPRING, Top stories

The boys tennis team competed in the regional tournament at Pittsburg High School on Friday, May 4, resulting in a third place team finish. Individually, junior Eric Schanker placed fifth, the doubles team consisting of  senior Drake Brizendine and junior Jacob Hoffman placed third, and the doubles...

Students attend the De Soto school district’s first career fair

Students attend the De Soto school district’s first career fair

Michael Sandri, JagWire reporter

April 17, 2018


Filed under Top stories

Representatives from 45 different companies appeared at De Soto High School’s gymnasium for the district’s first ever career fair on Friday, March 30. At the informational booths they set up, the representatives were equipped with pamphlets, souvenirs and all of the career information that interested...

Third annual Relay For Life event raises $81,248 for the American Cancer Society

Third annual Relay For Life event raises $81,248 for the American Cancer Society

Sammie Volkamer, JAG reporter

March 25, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

A roar of cheers erupts in the main gym as cancer survivors start their lap in the survivor walk, beginning the students’ active night that is Relay for Life. On Friday, March 23, students joined forces to raise money for the American Cancer Society. By the end of the journey, Jaguar Nation raised $81,248, topping the past two years. Open to the public between 6 to 10 p.m., people in the community participated in on-site fundraisers to enjoy good foo...

Spanish National Honor Society views Picasso exhibit

Spanish National Honor Society views Picasso exhibit

Annika Lehan, JAG organizations editor

March 3, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Traveling to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art on Friday, March 2, students from Spanish National Honor Society viewed an exhibit focusing on artist Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, "Through the Eyes of Picasso." While there, students participated in a variety activities, some of which included trying to replica...

Mill Creek Animal Hospital provides award-winning veterinary care

Mill Creek Animal Hospital provides award-winning veterinary care

Alyssa Cosmillo, JAG reporter

December 11, 2017


Filed under Special coverage

Mill Creek Animal Hospital, located at 13428 W 62nd Terrace, has been serving the Shawnee community by providing veterinary care to their patients for 27 years. While Mill Creek was originally opened by Dr. Mark Mears in 1990, Dr. Martin Gilmore gained ownership of the clinic in 2009. In addition to performing veterinary services, MC...

Boys tennis defeated in tournament at home

Boys tennis defeated in tournament at home

Erin Miller, Mill Valley News reporter

May 7, 2017


Filed under BOYS TENNIS, SPORTS, SPRING, Top stories

The boys tennis team placed second in the home tournament against St. James, Atchison, Ottawa, De Soto and Lansing. Senior Adam Grube thought that their time commitment to practice helped them in the tournament. “I feel like we played well as a team,” Grube said. “We had been working h...

Marine biology club welcomes speaker

Marine biology club welcomes speaker

Lauren Ocker, JAG Organizations section editor

February 9, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Marine Biology club hosted speaker Dr. Amy Shields on Wednesday, Feb. 8, who shared her experiences in working as a oceanographer in Antarctica and what she endured on her journey to get there. According to sophomore Allie Sagi, the purpose of Shield’s talk was to introduce marine biology a...

Girls soccer defeats Basehor-Linwood

Girls soccer defeats Basehor-Linwood

Taylor Anderson, JAG editor-in-chief

May 4, 2016


Filed under GIRLS SOCCER, SPORTS, SPRING, Top stories

The girls soccer team beat Basehor-Linwood 8-1 on Tuesday, May 3. “I thought the game went really well,” freshman forward Shyanne Best said. “It started off slow because we were tired from the game yesterday, but then it got stronger.” After defeating Blue Valley North 2-1 in overtime...

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