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The forensics team has five students place in top ten in Olathe North West and Blue Valley West tournaments

The forensics team has five students place in top ten in Olathe North West and Blue Valley West tournaments

Anna Ricker, JAG photographer

March 5, 2019


Filed under NEWS

The forensics team travelled to Olathe Northwest and Blue Valley West for their tournaments on Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3. Although they did not place as a team at either tournament, multiple students placed in individual events. At the ONW tournament, freshman Taylor Doyle and Grac...

Social media enables students to express themselves

Social media enables students to express themselves

Hannah Chern, Elizabeth Joseph, and Ally Nguyen

February 11, 2019


Filed under FEATURES, Top stories

In an increasing digitalized age, you may find yourself flooded with a constant stream of social media posts. You’ll find countless articles analyzing the seemingly negative effects these platforms have on teenagers, as well as parents, peers and teachers advising you to put down your phone. Despite...

Students express their political opinions through volunteerism

Students express their political opinions through volunteerism

Taylor Sitzmann, JAG academics editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under Special coverage, VOICES

In the past months, junior Noah Hookstra has worked after school and on weekends in hopes of showcasing Sharice Davids, the new Congressional Third District representative, as well as his political involvement. This fall, Hookstra did everything from handing out flyers, to calling potential voters, in...

Science Olympiad team finishes third at regional competition

Science Olympiad team finishes third at regional competition

Abby Layton, JagWire A&E editor

February 28, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The Science Olympiad team competed at Johnson County Community College on Saturday, Feb. 24 with a third place finish, guaranteeing them a spot at the state competition. The team competes in three categories of competition: test events, lab events and build events. Students may compete in multiple events from different categories. Sop...

Girls physical education class participates in dance unit

Girls physical education class participates in dance unit

Taylir Charest

February 7, 2018


Filed under NEWS

At the beginning of the second semester each year, the girls physical education class does an aerobic dance unit. They receive four class periods to work on their dance and after they’ve come up with their dance, they teach the rest of the class. Physical education teacher Christine Preston likes this unit bec...

Science Olympiad places sixth at recent tournament

Science Olympiad places sixth at recent tournament

Anika Roy, JagWire copy editor

December 4, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Science Olympiad team placed sixth at their second tournament of the season, the ThunderKat Klash, this past Saturday, Dec. 2 at St. James Academy. According to sponsor Chad Brown, because the team co-hosted the tournament with St. James, there was an added stress. “There was a lot of pressure on ...

Different influences impact how students identify their beliefs

Different influences impact how students identify their beliefs

Braden Shaw, Marah Shulda, JagWire editor-in-chief, JagWire reporter

December 12, 2016


Filed under FEATURES, Top stories

Most students believe their peers have similar religious views that typically center around Christianity. In fact, in a student survey of 691 Mill Valley students, 501 students said they were Christian. However, even with this statistic, other students participate in other religions such as Islam and Judaism. Also, according...

DECA travels to Lansing for their first competition

DECA travels to Lansing for their first competition

Raya Lehan, Mill Valley News Online editor-in-chief

October 19, 2016


Filed under NEWS

Over 350 DECA students gathered at Lansing on Tuesday, Oct. 11 for the first DECA competition of the year. Thirty-one of these students were from Mill Valley. DECA, which stands for Distributive Education Clubs of America, is an business extracurricular, focusing on preparing students for careers in mar...

Science Olympiad adjusts to new rules, new season

Science Olympiad adjusts to new rules, new season

Abby Layton, Mill Valley News social media editor

October 6, 2016


Filed under NEWS

Science Olympiad has begun studying and preparing for their first competition on Saturday, Nov. 19. The organization has a rotating list of events offered every year, which means there have been some changes to events offered to students in competition. On top of that, the club is feeling the defici...

Girls soccer defeats Olathe North

Girls soccer defeats Olathe North

Taylor Anderson, JAG editor-in-chief

March 31, 2016


Filed under GIRLS SOCCER, SPORTS, SPRING, Top stories

The girls soccer team won its first game of the season on Tuesday, March 29, beating Olathe North 2-0. “Since it was our first game, we still have stuff to work on, but we worked hard this past month in practice and we’re really excited,” senior outside midfielder Emma Wetzel said. “We finish...

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