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Boys swim places second at Blue Valley West Invitational

Boys swim places second at Blue Valley West Invitational

Molly Smith, JAG senior ads editor

January 30, 2019


Filed under BOYS SWIM, SPORTS, Winter

  The boys swim team placed second at the Blue Valley West Invitational on Thursday, Jan. 24. Junior Colby Beggs placed 2nd in the 100 freestyle and sophomore Cole McClure placed fourth in the 500 free. A relay team consisting of junior Logan Myers, sophomore Cole McClure, sophomore Noah Colli...

Boys swim places second at Olathe South meet

Boys swim places second at Olathe South meet

Sam Hanson, JagWire reporter/photographer

January 19, 2019


Filed under BOYS SWIM, SPORTS

After scoring 484 points through 12 events, the boys swim team finished second place out of six schools at a meet hosted by Olathe South on Wednesday, Jan. 16. The team won four of the events, including the 200 Yard Medley Relay, the 100 Yard Butterfly, the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay and the 100 Yard Breas...

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...

Track places second and sixth at Gardner-Edgerton meet

Track places second and sixth at Gardner-Edgerton meet

Alison Booth, JagWire editor-in-chief

May 1, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, SPRING, Top stories, TRACK

The girls track team placed second and boys placed sixth at the meet at Gardner-Edgerton High School on Friday, April 27. Senior Trey Callahan placed first in discus throw and second in shot put, and said that the good weather at the meet helped the team as a whole. “I think the weather went...

Multiple married couples share experiences working together at Mill Valley

Multiple married couples share experiences working together at Mill Valley

Katya Gillig and Tricia Drumm

February 15, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Coming to school, gifted services facilitator Carmen Shelly and media center specialist Andy Shelly walk through the doors together. While they go their separate ways, they both know they’re just a door apart. Carmen and Andy first met at Bethel College in 1981, where he worked in admissions and ...

Special services department hosts third annual prom

Special services department hosts third annual prom

Ashlyn Windmiller, JAG reporter

February 13, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

As an upbeat playlist echoed from the speakers, students and staff members from a variety of Kansas high schools gathered in the Mill Valley auxiliary gym for the 2018 prom. A collection of Valentine’s Day themed decorations lined the walls and unique activities such as a movie room and game table were se...

Twin Mill Farm offers local horse boarding services

Twin Mill Farm offers local horse boarding services

Allison Winker, JAG editor-in-chief

December 14, 2017


Filed under Special coverage

Even in the midst of suburban Shawnee, there are still many community members who own horses and are in need of a place to keep them. Luckily, they won’t have to go far to see their animals, as Twin Mill Farm, owned by senior Britton Nelson’s family, offers horse boarding services close to home. Twi...

Kansas state assessment scores decrease, with only 40 percent of students meeting proficiency

Kansas state assessment scores decrease, with only 40 percent of students meeting proficiency

Alison Booth, JagWire editor-in-chief

November 16, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Kansas standardized test scores for math and English language arts have decreased since 2016, with proficiency rates for students reaching below 40 percent. However, USD 232 has consistently remained above these state averages. For the state of Kansas, 38 percent of students were proficient in English...

Juniors take the win in annual Powderpuff flag football game

Juniors take the win in annual Powderpuff flag football game

Christopher Sprenger, JagWire assistant sports editor

November 8, 2017


Filed under FALL, FOOTBALL, SPORTS, Top stories

The junior team upset the seniors and took home the win in the annual Powderpuff flag football game on Monday, Nov. 6. They won after getting an interception in the third and final overtime of the game with a final score of 18-18 over the senior team. For the majority of the game, the seniors le...

Students help community with ‘Trick-or-Treat So Others Can Eat’ event

Students help community with ‘Trick-or-Treat So Others Can Eat’ event

Lauren Ocker, JAG editor-in-chief

October 31, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

StuCo and NHS came together on Monday, Oct. 30 to collect food donations for the DeSoto Multicultural Center in the annual ‘Trick-or-Treat So Others Can Eat’ event.  Students first passed out flyers to the community on Thursday, Oct. 26 to raise awareness for the drive. Following the food bag c...

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