Mill Valley News

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,...

MV Outfitters club members come together for a bonfire in the park

MV Outfitters club members come together for a bonfire in the park

Jenna McDonald, JAG Organizations Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Members of MV Outfitters gathered at Shelter 2 on Sunday, Oct. 28 for their annual outdoor meeting. According to senior Madelyn Lehn, the club comes together for a bonfire in the park around this time of the year.\ “Last year we [met] for a Halloween themed bonfire and this year it is more fall-l...

Juniors in Spanish V without class options for senior year

Juniors in Spanish V without class options for senior year

Elizabeth Joseph, JagWire reporter

May 20, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

A group of juniors who have already completed all of the Spanish courses offered at the school have been left without options for pursuing the language their senior year. While students have the option to enroll in Spanish I in eighth grade and complete Spanish V in high school, some students have prog...

NEHS hosts its first slam poetry night

NEHS hosts its first slam poetry night

Ally Nguyen, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

April 23, 2018


Filed under NEWS

NEHS hosted its first slam poetry night on Wednesday, April 18 inside of NEHS sponsor Page Anderson’s room. There, students gathered around in the dim room to enjoy the snacks and beverages provided by NEHS members and listen to each other read either their favorite poems or pieces they’ve writt...

Defining student rights inside and outside the schoolhouse gate

Defining student rights inside and outside the schoolhouse gate

Alison Booth and Elizabeth Joseph

March 16, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Spotlight, Top stories

With a polarized social and political climate, more and more of us have been challenged to speak up and use their voices. Whether it’s in school or on social media, students have been coming together and rallying for change. However, the responses to these actions from both peers and adults have rang...

Forensics team begins competition in debate-structured group events

Forensics team begins competition in debate-structured group events

Alison Booth, JagWire editor-in-chief

February 28, 2018


Filed under NEWS

A small group of forensics team members gathered to compete at Shawnee Mission North last Friday, Feb. 23. Instead of memorizing acting pieces or practicing poetry in preparation, though, the team prepared to compete in a whole other side of forensics, a side that more closely mirrors the fall debate...

Shawnee Mission Park provides way for residents to get outdoors

Shawnee Mission Park provides way for residents to get outdoors

Katya Gillig, JagWire sports editor

December 13, 2017


Filed under Special coverage

On the southern edge of Shawnee, going into the northern edge of Lenexa, sits Shawnee Mission Park. The park offers boating, swimming, fishing, nature trails and an outdoor theater.  According to junior Madelyn Lehn, co-president of the outdoors club MV Outfitters, the park has something for everyon...

MV Outfitters hosts Halloween-themed bonfire

MV Outfitters hosts Halloween-themed bonfire

Ashlyn Windmiller, JAG reporter

October 30, 2017


Filed under NEWS

MV Outfitters hosted a bonfire at Shawnee Mission Park on Sunday, Oct. 29 to promote club bonding and unity between members. The event provided a relaxing environment for students where they could wear costumes, socialize and enjoy spending time in nature. Junior co-president Hannah Barnes said s...

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