Mill Valley News

Longest government shutdown in history affects student body in many aspects of their lives

Longest government shutdown in history affects student body in many aspects of their lives

Ally Nguyen and Ben Wieland

January 29, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

After 35 days, the longest government shutdown in U.S history ended on Friday, Jan. 25. The reopening is only temporary, though, as the continuing resolution only funds the government for 21 days. According to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, the majority of government agencies and programs rely on funding appropriations made by Congress. The shutdown occurred after a budget wasn’t approved due to debates over...

Band receives a two rating at Bonner Springs competition

Band receives a two rating at Bonner Springs competition

Ben Wieland, JagWire opinions editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Mill Valley marching band competed against several other local high school bands on Wednesday, Sep. 19 at Bonner Spring High School. The band earned a two ranking, one point away from a one ranking, and placed second overall at the competition. For the performance, the band performed “...

Pole vaulting serves as bonding activity between junior Abby Phillips and new coach Todd Phillips

Pole vaulting serves as bonding activity between junior Abby Phillips and new coach Todd Phillips

Katya Gillig, JagWire sports editor

April 21, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

On a warm spring day, track coach Todd Phillips films his daughter junior Abby Phillips as she pushes off her pole and falls down on the other side of the pole. Although this is a familiar routine for the two, this is the first season that Todd has been her official track coach. Todd started pole va...

Jaguars advance to sub-state after win over St. James

Jaguars advance to sub-state after win over St. James

Katya Gillig, JagWire sports editor

November 11, 2017


Filed under FALL, FOOTBALL, SPORTS, Top stories

The Jaguars defeated the St. James Academy Thunder 21-14 on Friday, Nov. 10. With the win,  the team won its third consecutive sectional championship. The Jaguars first faced the Thunder in week one of the regular season. In the matchup, the Thunder won 45-21. The defense started off strong ...

Make-A-Wish club raises $522 during first fundraiser

Make-A-Wish club raises $522 during first fundraiser

Jessi Mitchell, JAG reporter

September 12, 2016


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Make-A-Wish organized its first fundraiser of selling stars for one dollar each. Students and staff wrote their names on the stars, which were hung on seminar doors and then tallied for class cup points. At the end of the week, the club counted 522 stars sold, with the freshman class as the winners...

Freshman boys form recreational team

Freshman boys form recreational team

Jason Chen and Braden Shaw

December 11, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

Four teammates of freshman Jack Matchette quickly rush into position in a desperate struggle to maintain control of the ball. After a couple passes, the soccer ball ricotes off the wall and ends up in the back of the net. It’s a goal and the team celebrates their success with enthusiasm. The scene ...

King and queen of winter sports crowned, dance follows

King and queen of winter sports crowned, dance follows

Sarah Myers, JagWire features/A&E editor

January 17, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Winter Homecoming festivities came to a close on Friday, Jan. 16 with the coronation of the king and queen of winter sports, followed by the dance. During halftime at the varsity boys basketball game again Tonganoxie High School, 2014 king and queen of winter sports winners Drew Boatwright and Oli...

Jaguars defeat league rivals 70-56

Jaguars defeat league rivals 70-56

Tori Aerni, JagWire sports editor

January 17, 2014


Filed under SPORTS, Top stories

The ongoing rivalry between the Jaguars and the Bonner Springs Braves continued on Friday, Jan. 26 and ended with a 70-56 victory for the Jaguars. The first basket of the night was a three-pointer by senior Ben Carroll, who led the Jaguars to a 14-0 lead with less than three minutes to play in the...

Winter Homecoming preparations in full swing

Winter Homecoming preparations in full swing

Sarah Myers, JagWire reporter

January 10, 2014


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

On Thursday, Jan. 9, StuCo members made final decisions regarding the Winter Homecoming dance, which will be held on Friday, Jan. 17. The theme for this year's Winter Homecoming spirit week, running from Monday, Jan. 13 to Friday, Jan. 17, is Let's Get Tropical, with spirit days listed below. Class cup...

Football loses second round of state playoffs

Football loses second round of state playoffs

Alana Flinn, Tori Aerni, JagWire editor-in-chief, JagWire sports editor

November 15, 2013


Filed under SPORTS

The football team lost in the second round of state playoffs to the Blue Valley High School Tigers, 38-0, on Friday, Nov. 15. A physical game caused sophomore quarterback Logan Koch, junior quarterback Ty Bruce and senior tight end Dylan Cole to leave the game with concussions. Senior wide r...

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