Mill Valley News

Bands present their Spring Concert

Bands present their Spring Concert

Maddie Schaffer, JAG reporter and Photographer

March 6, 2019


Filed under NEWS

The band performed in their annual spring concert on Monday, March 4 after facing difficulties with practice time. With snow day after snow day, many high schools near the Johnson County area have been experiencing a significant loss in school days. This directly affected the band’s time to prep...

Jazz band encourages student self-expression through freeform music

Jazz band encourages student self-expression through freeform music

Taylir Charest, JAG people editor

December 21, 2018


Filed under Special coverage, VOICES

Every day, classes of students meet in the band room to showcase their talents, but a certain group, known as Jazz Band, meets in the band room to explore their creative side when performing music. Junior saxophonist Joey Gillette believes jazz band is special because of the makeup of the group. “Ja...

Science Olympiad places fifth in their first home tournament

Science Olympiad places fifth in their first home tournament

Annika Lehan, JAG editor-in-chief

December 2, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Science Olympiad team held their first ever home tournament, the Thunderkat Klash, in collaboration with the St. James Academy Science Olympiad team, on Saturday, Dec. 1. The team placed fifth overall. Nine teams placed in the top three of their events: junior A.J. Lee in Astronomy, freshm...

Scholars bowl team goes 4-3 at tournament

Scholars bowl team goes 4-3 at tournament

Tanner Smith, JagWire reporter/photographer

November 17, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The scholars bowl team competed at a tournament held by Saint Thomas Aquinas on Wednesday, Nov. 15. While the team did not compete in any finals rounds, the team went 4-3 and scored a total of 445 points. Overall, senior Johannes Seberger felt the team did well given the conditions they had leading ...

jagPRIDE hosts door decorating contest for Red Ribbon Week

jagPRIDE hosts door decorating contest for Red Ribbon Week

Maddie Schaffer and Elizabeth Joseph

October 31, 2018


Filed under NEWS

  In order to help promote healthy lifestyles and behavior, 33 seminar classrooms decorated their doors to promote a healthy lifestyle as a part of Red Ribbon Week. The activities were sponsored by jagPRIDE. The seminars classes of social studies teacher Chris McAfee and art teacher Jodi...

Marching Jaguars receive all one ratings at Central State Marching Festival

Marching Jaguars receive all one ratings at Central State Marching Festival

Elizabeth Joseph, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

October 9, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Marching Jaguars received all one ratings at the Central States Marching Festival, hosted by Kansas State University, on Saturday, Oct. 6. The band was judged based on five criteria: performance, musicality, auxiliaries, repertoire and coordination. They competed against forty other schools and we...

Girls swim places first at Lansing Relays

Elizabeth Joseph, JagWire reporter

April 9, 2018


Filed under GIRLS SWIM, SPORTS, SPRING, Top stories

The girls swim team placed first of 10 teams at a invitational hosted by LHS on Saturday, April 7, with five teams placing first in their respective relays. The invitational consisted solely of relay races, so freshman Grace McLeod believes the expectations on the swimmers differed from other meets. ...

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 ...

Girls basketball dominates Lawrence Free State

Girls basketball dominates Lawrence Free State

Abby Layton, JagWire social media editor

December 10, 2016


Filed under GIRLS BASKETBALL, SPORTS, Top stories, Winter

Girls basketball  defeated Lawrence Free State 54-42 at home on Friday, Dec. 9. According to sophomore Presley Barton, the team was confident about its ability to win the game. “We watched film and then we went over the other teams plays and went over our plays,” Barton said. “We were ...

2015 is the year of the sequel

2015 is the year of the sequel

Nick Booth and Jillian Leiby

December 11, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, Reviews

"Mad Max: Fury Road" For over 30 years, audiences have enjoyed “Mad Max,” a film series surrounding Max Rockatansky, an Australian police officer, who finds himself having to survive in a world without natural resources. “Mad Max” was released in 1979, and with it, a new age in post-apocalyp...

Junior Seohee Shin excels in school while learning a new language

Junior Seohee Shin excels in school while learning a new language

Allison Winker, JAG reporter

October 15, 2015


Filed under Breaking Barriers, Special coverage

Junior Seohee Shin arrived in Kansas City in 2009, a place full of unfamiliar faces, new cultures, and a new language. Shin moved to Kansas from South Korea in fifth grade, not knowing anyone except for her family and unable to speak English fluently. According to Shin, learning English was har...

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