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Boys tennis wins dual at home against Bonner Springs High School

Boys tennis wins dual at home against Bonner Springs High School

Molly Smith, JAG senior ads editor

April 17, 2019


Filed under BOYS TENNIS, SPORTS, SPRING, Top stories

  The boys tennis team won their dual against Bonner Springs High School at home Monday, April 15. Sophomore Manoj Turaga was proud of his performance yet he believes he can improve to properly his path to state. “This dual was one of my better duals,” Turaga said. “ I’ve lost...

Students express themselves through art

Students express themselves through art

Samantha Volkamer, JAG copy editor and organizations editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under Special coverage, VOICES

Spraying her paper at the NAHS meeting on Thursday, Nov. 8, junior Analiese Wilhauk conveys her emotion through her piece. Like Wilhauk, many other students and teachers choose to express themselves visually. According to NAHS sponsor Krystal Strong, art is a medium for conveying thoughts and...

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...

Engineering students attend bridge building competition as an extension to class

Engineering students attend bridge building competition as an extension to class

Abby Layton, JagWire A&E editor

February 6, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Ten engineering students went to a bridge building competition at the Museum at Prairie Fire on Saturday, Feb. 3. Out of about 140 competitors all ten students made it in the top 100, with one student placing in the top twenty. The competition was a voluntary option for the students in engineering tea...

KC Ice Center offers skating opportunities for beginners and advanced skaters alike

KC Ice Center offers skating opportunities for beginners and advanced skaters alike

Nora Lucas, JagWire editor-in-chief

December 15, 2017


Filed under Special coverage

As the smell of chicken strips fills the main entrance, kids unlace their skates or take off sweaty hockey gear from a session on the ice. The Canadian national anthem, “O Canada,” booms out of the table hockey game in the corner while employees fill out paperwork and organize name tags. Two rin...

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...

The Music Man: The best debuts by ‘American Idol’ alumni

The Music Man: The best debuts by ‘American Idol’ alumni

Justin Curto, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

February 2, 2016


Filed under BLOGS

I used to really like watching “American Idol.” (I can even name all the winners, in order. Try me.) With its decline in quality in recent years, I haven’t made much time to keep up with the show, but I do know this year marks its final season. I would argue that “American Idol” has been ...

The teacher to musician transformation I couldn’t be happier about

The teacher to musician transformation I couldn’t be happier about

Tori Aerni, JagWire editor-in-chief

February 1, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Reviews

I’ve had a wide array of teachers. It’s always cool when you find out that your teachers have talents other than, well, teaching. When I was in sixth grade, I remember hearing a rumor about how my elementary school physical education teacher Isaac Hodges could sing. And that he could sing really w...

The Big Short was the best movie of 2015

The Big Short was the best movie of 2015

Nick Booth, JagWire copy editor

January 22, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Reviews

Out of all the movies that came out last year, “The Big Short” is the one that surprised me the most. When I walked into the theater, I thought I was going to see a serious drama. After all, this was based on a book by Michael Lewis, the same author who wrote the books that would become the basis...

At Risk and physical education teacher Bob Lewis enjoys combination of working with variety of students

At Risk and physical education teacher Bob Lewis enjoys combination of working with variety of students

Katherine White, JagWire editor-in-chief

February 11, 2015


Filed under 15 for 15, Special coverage

After running a few final basketball drills with his Boys Physical Education students, At Risk and physical education teacher Bob Lewis travels down to his room tucked in the corner of the lower B hallway. There, he prepares to help a student work on the English requirements they need to meet in ord...

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