Mill Valley News

Peers in Learning students host annual Thanksgiving feast

Peers in Learning students host annual Thanksgiving feast

Grace McLeod, JAG Student Life Editor

November 22, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Enjoying the annual Peers in Learning Thanksgiving feast, students celebrate the upcoming holiday on Tuesday, Nov. 20. According to special services teacher Sara Evans, the feast is a tradition to thank the student volunteers in the program. “It started as a way to say thank you to our peers,”...

Peers in Learning program hosts MV Cafe fundraiser

Peers in Learning program hosts MV Cafe fundraiser

Anika Roy, JagWire copy editor

April 28, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

  Members of the special services department, as well as students enrolled in the Peers in Learning program, held the biannual MV Cafe during all lunch periods on Friday, April 27. Serving fried chicken, asparagus, potato salad, dinner rolls and strawberry shortcake to staff members in attendan...

Senior Dakota Wilson dedicates time after school to working as caregiver for junior Corinne Brown

Senior Dakota Wilson dedicates time after school to working as caregiver for junior Corinne Brown

Alison Booth, JagWire editor-in-chief

April 25, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

After school on a Monday, senior Dakota Wilson heads into junior Corinne Brown’s house where she’s greeted by Corinne’s family, logs in to work on Corinne’s dad’s phone and starts to help Corinne out of her wheelchair. Wilson picks up Corinne, gives her a hug and settles her on the couch, w...

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...

Peers in Learning class participates in special Halloween celebration

Peers in Learning class participates in special Halloween celebration

Annika Lehan, JAG organizations dditor

October 31, 2017


Filed under NEWS

To celebrate Halloween, the silver day Peers in Learning students dressed up in costumes and went to Basehor-Linwood High School on Monday, October 30. Upon arrival at Basehor-Linwood, students were greeted, given name tags and ushered into the gym where a variety of activities, such as face painting,...

Students help out by picking up the school’s recycling

Students help out by picking up the school’s recycling

Michael Sandri, JagWire reporter

October 22, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Top stories

The school’s recycling program, led by special education teacher Jill Norman, spends every Blue day collecting all of the recyclables from teacher’s rooms and bringing them to the recycling bins in the back of the school. Norman is able to witness how the program is helpful when it comes to maintai...

Peers in Learning visits Cider Hill Family Orchard

Peers in Learning visits Cider Hill Family Orchard

Ally Nguyen, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

September 26, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Members of the Special Education department, along with multiple Peers in Learning students, visited Cider Hill Family Orchard on Friday, Sept. 22. Although the field trip lasted a relatively short amount of time, about three hours, junior Molly Cosmillo believes it made a lasting impact on he...

Students place second at annual Job Olympics

Students place second at annual Job Olympics

Sydney Parker, JAG Sports Editor

April 16, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Students who competed at the Job Olympics received second place overall at JCCC on Thursday, April 13. The Job Olympics is an annual competition for students involved in the special education department to show off their employment skills by competing in events such as sorting mail, stocking i...

Peers in Learning class offers students new opportunities

Peers in Learning class offers students new opportunities

Kristina Milewski, features editor

October 11, 2011


Filed under FEATURES

Peers in Learning is an application-based class that is offered to students who want to learn about working with people that have special needs. Last year, many students applied to be in the class, but only 14 were accepted. "I heard about it from a friend at first," Peers in Learning student senior ...

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