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Senior Nolan Sprague recovering from diving accident, met with support from the community

Senior Nolan Sprague recovering from diving accident, met with support from the community

Ally Nguyen and Jakob Twigg

October 18, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Nolan Sprague, Special coverage, Top stories

HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED After senior Nolan Sprague suffered an injury to his C5 and C6 vertebrae near the top of his spinal cord in a diving accident on the night of Thursday, Aug. 9, he was paralyzed from the neck down. The accident has changed the lives of the Sprague family forever and now the road to recovery begins. ...

Charity kickball tournament held to benefit Sprague family

Charity kickball tournament held to benefit Sprague family

Jakob Twigg, JagWire sports editor

September 26, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Nolan Sprague, Top stories

  A charity kickball tournament, put together by several students of MV’s community service class, raised a total of $1780 on Sunday, Sept. 23.The tournament was held in honor of senior Nolan Sprague, who is currently in recovery at Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colorado after a diving ...

Several new classes are open to students

Several new classes are open to students

September 20, 2018


Filed under NEWS

AP Environmental Science For students passionate about the environment, AP Environmental Science offers a comprehensive look into the field of environmental science. According to AP Environmental Science teacher Julie Roberts, having another AP science class broadens the course selection and teac...

New Smallcakes store creates an after school attraction and job opportunities for students

New Smallcakes store creates an after school attraction and job opportunities for students

Lauren Ocker, JAG editor-in-chief

April 11, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

The Western Shawnee community gained a new dessert hotspot with the addition of a Smallcakes Cupcakery in the Monticello Village Shops strip mall. The store moved from their previous location on Shawnee Mission Parkway to their new address at 6638 Monticello Rd. The company sells cupcakes, cookies, bro...

DECA members compete at state competition in Overland Park

DECA members compete at state competition in Overland Park

Taylir Charest, JAG reporter

March 9, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Nearly everyone who participated in an event placed in the top 10 at the state DECA competition at the Marriott hotel in Overland Park on Sunday, March 4 through Tuesday, March 6. Members have two role-play scenarios along with a test that might be longer than normal. Senior Vice President Hailey St...

Students participate in fantasy football for class credit

Students participate in fantasy football for class credit

Lexi Flipse and Chris Sprenger

November 23, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

In the darkness of their own living rooms, “Monday Night Football” playing on TV illuminates the room as several students check up on their fantasy football team. Many people do this every year as a friendly competition with friends and family. However, for the students in business teacher Nicole Port...

Jaguars win over Blue Valley Southwest

Jaguars win over Blue Valley Southwest

Katya Gillig, JagWire sports editor

September 16, 2017


Filed under FALL, FOOTBALL, SPORTS, Top stories

The Jaguars defeated the Blue Valley Southwest Timberwolves 51-26 on Friday, Sept. 15. This victory improves their record to 2-1. On the opening drive, the Timberwolves went for it on fourth down and three. They scored a touchdown, giving them a 7-0 lead. The Jags quickly responded with a 69...

Special services department hosts annual MV Cafe

Special services department hosts annual MV Cafe

Anika Roy, JagWire sports editor

April 24, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

After much preparation, the special services department hosted their MV Cafe event for staff members this past Friday, April 21. Held during all four lunches, the event was intended to give special service students the opportunity to practice and develop their work skills by serving a fried chick...

Being a teacher’s aid is worth the time

Being a teacher’s aid is worth the time

Laken Wagner, JAG editor-in-chief

September 8, 2016


Filed under OPINION

This past February, when we as a school were faced with the daunting task of course selection, I came across a question that many of my fellow senior (then junior) peers answered: would I, or would I not, apply to be a teacher’s aid? Many students I know applied for the position because they plan on ...

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