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Midland Holiday Pines brings families together in Shawnee during the holiday season

Midland Holiday Pines brings families together in Shawnee during the holiday season

Taylir Charest, JAG reporter

December 14, 2017


Filed under Special coverage

  Right off Shawnee Mission Parkway on Midland Drive, a modest, white house peeks from behind the trees. In front reads a sign that says “Midland Holiday Pines.” Midland Holiday Pines, owned by Phil and Judy Wegman, has been selling Christmas trees for the past 15 years. The farm is seven acres of land filled with Scotch Pines, Austrian Pines...

JagPRIDE begins stress free seminars with ballroom dancing

JagPRIDE begins stress free seminars with ballroom dancing

Sam Lopez, JagWire news editor

April 10, 2016


Filed under NEWS

As a part of jagPRIDE’s new stress free seminars, the club put on a ballroom dancing class during seminar on Thursday, April 7 for students wanting to learn about ballroom dancing or simply to have fun. “jagPRIDE is trying to recreate our image into promoting positive physical and mental health ...

Teachers switch roles of homework and class time in flipped classrooms

Teachers switch roles of homework and class time in flipped classrooms

Jason Chen and Justin Curto

November 17, 2015


Filed under NEWS

In most classes, homework consists of worksheets, practice questions and projects. However, in a flipped classroom, like social studies teacher Jeff Wieland’s classes, students do all of those activities in class, after a homework assignment which consists of reading or watching videos to gain backg...

Tennis team places fourth at first tournament

Tennis team places fourth at first tournament

Kate Ocker, JAG people editor

April 2, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

The Tennis team placed fourth at the first tournament of the season at home against 8 teams on Wednesday, April 1. Sophomore Aaron Middaugh, who placed third, is proud of his younger teammates for starting off the season strong. “There were a lot of kids on the team who hadn’t played in...

Boys play soccer in Spain during summer

Boys play soccer in Spain during summer

Jillian Leiby, JagWire opinions editor

September 18, 2014


Filed under FEATURES

When it comes to traveling overseas, it’s best to travel with friends. Such was the case for sophomores Adam Grube, Nick Nelson, Aaron Middaugh and Joey Gray, who were all a part of Real Kansas City, a soccer team that traveled to Spain for 9 days this summer to play friendly games against local teams. “It...

Journalism department wins state contest

Journalism department wins state contest

Kathryn Habiger, adviser

May 6, 2013


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Mill Valley High School journalism department earned numerous honors at Saturday’s Kansas Scholastic Press Association State Journalism Contest, including the school’s second 5A state journalism title in the last four years. Lead by seniors Kristina Milewski, Austin Gillespie and Jillian Mu...

Cheerleaders celebrate at end of season banquet

Cheerleaders celebrate at end of season banquet

Cassi Benson, JAG Reporter

March 29, 2013


Filed under CHEER, SPORTS

Tears were shed at the cheer banquet as the senior cheerleaders talked to their fellow teammates about all the memories and friends they made on the team. The banquet was held on Wednesday, March 27 and, according to senior Rachel Allen, ending cheer in high school is bittersweet. “It was relieving an...

Adminstration makes WPA final decision

Lisa Joerling, briefs editor

February 2, 2012


Filed under NEWS

Despite two girls from both the dance team and cheer team advocating for a formal dance, WPA will be an informal mixer on Friday, Feb. 24 after the basketball game against Bishop Ward High School. The girls met with principal Tobie Waldeck and discussed reasons why they believe the dance should be fo...

Cheer and dance team succeed at festival

Regan Jones, reporter

November 14, 2011


Filed under NEWS

Cheer and dance earned honors at its cheer and dance festival on Saturday, Nov. 12. The cheer squad earned a division one rating for its cheer routine. Sophomore Lexi Starr, junior and varsity lieutenant Jenna Middaugh and junior Rachel Allen all got a division one rating on their individual jumps. Also, there we...

Teachers find satisfaction in second career

Kristina Milewski, features editor

November 11, 2011


Filed under FEATURES

After working in different industries, several teachers made the decision to change their career to teaching. Science teacher Jill Lloyd previously worked as a research assistant in the microbiology department at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Two years after her career began, Lloyd realized tea...

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