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The best things about high school come from unexpected places

The best things about high school come from unexpected places

Nora Lucas, JagWire editor-in-chief

May 23, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Senior year comes with a lot of expectations. For three years, you’ve been on the bottom of the totem pole, the back of the student section and facing people’s backs during assemblies. You’re finally ready to be a senior, and the year comes with the expectation of being the best year ever. Sorry to say...

Annual Mayhem Week wraps up school year

Annual Mayhem Week wraps up school year

Tricia Drumm, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

May 16, 2018


Filed under NEWS

StuCo hosted the annual Mayhem Week, where events ran from Tuesday, May 8 through Saturday, May 12.Events that students and staff participated in included a student versus faculty basketball game, dodgeball tournament, talent show and mud volleyball tournament. The first event to kick off Mayhem Week was th...

Swim teams suffer from ventilation issues at practice pool

Swim teams suffer from ventilation issues at practice pool

Nora Lucas and Lexi Flipse

April 21, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, SPRING

Both the boys and girls swim teams have consistently had problems with ventilation at their practice location, Indian Trails Middle School. These problems cause athletes to have trouble breathing, making practice more difficult and decreasing performance. After contact between coaches, athletic dire...

Both track teams place first at home invitational

Both track teams place first at home invitational

April 18, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, SPRING, Top stories, TRACK

Individual Results: Girls 100 Meter Dash Second place: Junior Heather Winne Fifth place: Senior Destiny Cain Girls 200 Meter Dash Second place: Junior Heather Winne Fifth place: Sophomore Khloe Knemschield Girls 800 Meter Run First place: Freshman Molly Ricker Fifth pl...

Proposed bond may fund increased space and facilities

Proposed bond may fund increased space and facilities

Nora Lucas and Elizabeth Joseph

April 12, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Spotlight, Top stories

USD 232 residents now have the ability to vote on an $85 million bond issue that will address six needs for schools in the district: safety and security, educational technology, career and technology education, early childhood, school facilities and future needs. The bond issue was proposed to allev...

Silver Stars compete at Nationals for first time in school history

Silver Stars compete at Nationals for first time in school history

Nora Lucas, JagWire editor-in-chief

March 9, 2018


Filed under DANCE, SPORTS

The Silver Stars dance team made school history last week by being the first school team ever to compete at the national level, placing third in jazz and sixth in pom. The competition was hosted by the National Dance Alliance and took place at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. Seven other schools ...

Boys basketball upsets top seed Eisenhower in quarterfinals of state tournament

Boys basketball upsets top seed Eisenhower in quarterfinals of state tournament

Nora Lucas and Sammie Volkamer

March 7, 2018


Filed under BOYS BASKETBALL, SPORTS, Winter

Boys basketball defeated the Eisenhower Tigers 68-64 in the quarterfinals of the state tournament in Topeka on Wednesday, March 7. The Tigers were the first seed and the Jaguars were eighth, but after this win, the Jaguars will play in the semifinals Friday against Bishop Carroll. The first half ...

Integration of STEM in education encourages students to explore interests and future careers

Integration of STEM in education encourages students to explore interests and future careers

Nora Lucas and Elizabeth Joseph

February 17, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Spotlight, Top stories

Though the current discussion about what K-12 curriculum should look like is often dividing and polarizing, there is one common ideal most Americans can agree on: high school students need to be more prepared for careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The push toward STEM is seen ...

Silver Stars place first in pom and jazz at Lee’s Summit North Invitational

Silver Stars place first in pom and jazz at Lee’s Summit North Invitational

January 21, 2018


Filed under DANCE, SPORTS, Top stories

Team placings: Jazz: 1st Pom: 1st Hip Hop: 3rd Solo and ensemble placings: Sophomore ensemble: 1st Senior duet: 15th Sophomore Sydney Ebner: 8th in sophomore division Freshman Kenzie Harris: 10th in freshman division Junior Bella Line: 10th in junior division Senior E...

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