Mill Valley News

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...

Teachers pull pranks for entertainment

Teachers pull pranks for entertainment

Jillian Mullin, JAG editor-in-chief

April 3, 2013


Filed under FEATURES

Flinging open his classroom door on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 27, social studies teacher Jeff Strickland pauses in his tracks, noting the disappearance of the chairs and desks in his room. AP Government students sit on the floor around the room waiting for an explanation, but with more important b...

Bye Bye Beaumont

Bye Bye Beaumont

Jillian Mullin, JAG editor-in-chief

January 16, 2013


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Twenty years and hundreds of concerts and parties later, the Beaumont Club appears to have hosted its final event. A popular event venue in Westport since 1992, the Beaumont Club closed its doors after a Battle of the Bands event on Sunday, Dec. 30 due to reoccurring financial instability.  As an ad...

Seven questions with counseling student aid Michaela Jamison

Jillian Mullin, JAG editor-in-chief

November 15, 2012


Filed under FEATURES

What made you decide to be counselor Erin Hayes’ student aid? I feel that I am an extension of Mrs. [Erin] Hayes, therefore [being her aid] only seemed fitting. I am like a Mrs. Hayes in training. I follow her around [a lot.] What do you usually do for her? Sometimes I write notes from the tooth ...

Jaguars achieve second shutout

Jillian Mullin, JAG editor-in-chief

October 16, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

The Jaguar football team defeated the Schlagle Stallions 43-0 on Friday, Oct. 12 recording the team’s second shutout. Senior cornerback Andrew Campbell said their performance was a result of superior skill and persistent determination. "At first other teams, like Schlagle, will start out strong because of their...

Prom king and queen candidates announced at assembly

Prom king and queen candidates announced at assembly

Hanna Torline, sports editor

April 12, 2012


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Prom king and queen candidates were announced at the last pep assembly of the year on Thursday, April 11. Seniors Drew Smith, Austin Ross, Austin Gebhardt, Brayton Young and Greg Mason were nominated as the king candidates, and seniors Carly Granato, Emily Johnson, Haley Grigsby, Morgan Ottesen an...

NHS to hold scholarship night

Cory Reinoehl, reporter

April 5, 2012


Filed under NEWS

NHS is holding its annual scholarship night for all juniors wanting to prepare their scholarship resumes. The event will take place on Wednesday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. and will last until around 8:30 p.m. On this night, all juniors are invited to receive more information on how to receive extra schol...

Silver Stars compete in the Kansas Spectacular

Silver Stars compete in the Kansas Spectacular

Regan Jones, reporter

January 24, 2012


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Silver Stars dance team competed in the Kansas Spectacular on Friday, Jan. 21 – Saturday, Jan. 22 at Olathe East High School. The team had three solo dancers, freshman Macie Rouse, juniors Hattie Doolittle and Cody Moore, who all received the highest rating. The duet that received the highest ratin...

Three former Mill Valley High School students share their stories after graduation

Ryan Fullerton, reporter

November 15, 2011


Filed under FEATURES

2001 graduate Justin Cobb Graduating with about 120 other students in the school’s first senior class, 2001 graduate Justin Cobb left behind four years that still affect his life. Cobb was one of the first students to have the opportunity to call himself a Jaguar football player, an experience tha...

Students speak about traffic hazards and safety concerns

Sarah Darby, news editor

December 16, 2010


Filed under NEWS

Accidents and school traffic continue from last year, despite parking lot renovation, patrols and the issuing of tickets by school resource officer John Midiros. Last year, due to 50 less parking spots, cars were allowed to park in no-parking spots without being ticketed. Attempting to see around...

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