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Boys swim places first in first meet of the season

Boys swim places first in first meet of the season

Anna Ricker and Molly Smith

November 28, 2018


Filed under BOYS SWIM, SPORTS, Top stories, Winter

The boys swim team competed in their first swim meet of the season against Olathe West and St. James on Tuesday, Nov. 27th. The meet took place at Mission Trails Middle School, where the team placed first overall with a total of 109 points. A relay team consisting of freshman Ryan Biven, junior Colby Beg...

Sexuality education varies amongst student body

Sexuality education varies amongst student body

Ally Nguyen, Elizabeth Joseph, and Anna Owsley

September 20, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Top stories

 As a freshman, you may hear or may have heard rumors about what the required semester-long sophomore Health class entails. Maybe you heard about the unit focusing on nutrition, or the different lessons about drug usage and healthy behaviors. More likely, you heard about Health as a “sex class” bec...

Annual Kick Butts volleyball tournament inspires healthy lifestyle

Annual Kick Butts volleyball tournament inspires healthy lifestyle

Tricia Drumm, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

March 22, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Teams of students and teachers played volleyball against one another in the 13th annual Kick Butts tournament on Wednesday, March 21, the team “Let the Good Times Bowl” taking first place. In order to play, players had to donate a dollar, and the total $50 raised went toward Relay for Life. Accor...

Vaccine resistant strains cause harsh flu season for children and young adults

Vaccine resistant strains cause harsh flu season for children and young adults

Tricia Drumm and Jakob Twigg

March 14, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Like much of the nation, both Kansas and Mill Valley have been impacted by a particularly harsh flu season. At the school, from December 2017 to Wednesday, Feb. 28, the percentage of students confirmed out of school with the flu was self-reported and recorded to about two percent, or 30 students, of...

Boys swim places ninth at Timberwolf Invitational meet

Boys swim places ninth at Timberwolf Invitational meet

Ally Nguyen, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

January 22, 2018


Filed under BOYS SWIM, SPORTS, Winter

The boys swim team placed ninth at the Timberwolf Invitational meet hosted by Blue Valley Southwest on Saturday, Jan. 20. The sixth place rank was out of the 16 schools who competed. Mill Valley finished with top ten finishes in six events and scored 68 points. Most noticeably, sophomore Colby...

Boys swim places second at meet hosted by Olathe South

Boys swim places second at meet hosted by Olathe South

Lexi Flipse, Mill Valley News social media editor

January 18, 2018


Filed under BOYS SWIM, SPORTS, Winter

The boys swim team took second at a meet hosted at Chisholm Trail Middle School on Wednesday, Jan. 17. The host school of the meet, Olathe South, placed first and SM Northwest came in third behind the Jaguars. Given the second place finish, head swim coach Dan Dervin is satisfied with the ou...

Boys swim places first overall at Turner invitational

Boys swim places first overall at Turner invitational

Ashlyn Windmiller, JAG reporter

January 9, 2018


Filed under BOYS SWIM, SPORTS, Winter

Jaguars finished in first with junior Chris Sprenger qualifying for state in both the 100-yard fly and 100-yard backstroke. The boys varsity swim team traveled to Turner High School on Monday, Jan. 8 to compete against seven other EKL teams. Although the meet was successful, Sprenger believes ...

Suicide Prevention Month brings attention to importance of topic

Suicide Prevention Month brings attention to importance of topic

Abby Layton and Nora Lucas

September 29, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Top stories

Every day, 1,368 students walk to and from class, discussing friends, relationships and the next big test coming up. Each of these students is an individual facing his or her own distinct and unique problems, and many may feel lost in the noise of a big, high-achieving school. Those students may ...

Special services department hosts annual MV Cafe

Special services department hosts annual MV Cafe

Anika Roy, JagWire sports editor

April 24, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

After much preparation, the special services department hosted their MV Cafe event for staff members this past Friday, April 21. Held during all four lunches, the event was intended to give special service students the opportunity to practice and develop their work skills by serving a fried chick...

Kick Butts Volleyball tournament promotes tobacco-free lifestyle

Kick Butts Volleyball tournament promotes tobacco-free lifestyle

Lexi Flipse, Mill Valley News social media editor

March 23, 2017


Filed under NEWS

The annual Kick Butts volleyball tournament took place in the auxiliary gym on Wednesday, March 22. Students paid $1 to participate on a team and raised around $100, with all funds going to support Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society. The event is hosted every year following Kick ...

Food for Thought: District offers a multitude of healthy food options for students

Food for Thought: District offers a multitude of healthy food options for students

Tricia Drumm and Nora Lucas

November 21, 2016


Filed under FEATURES, Top stories

As a freshman walks into his or her first time through the lunch line, the sheer amount of choices available often leave them taken aback. Alongside hamburgers and pizza, there are vegetarian and, on request, gluten-free options, yet everything follows the strict nutrition guidelines set by the federal g...

Kick Butts Day volleyball tournament encourages healthy habits

Kick Butts Day volleyball tournament encourages healthy habits

Sam Lopez, JagWire sports editor

March 30, 2015


Filed under NEWS

A total of 12 volleyball teams, made up of 75 students, gathered in the gym to participate in the Kick Butts Day volleyball tournament that promotes the prevention of tobacco use among teenagers on Wednesday, March 25. Kick Butts Day has been an annual event for 10 years and is sponsored by health teacher...

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