Mill Valley News

Gardner coffeehouse brings community together

Gardner coffeehouse brings community together

Tricia Drumm, JagWire reporter

May 10, 2016


Filed under A PLACE FOR EVERYTHING ..., Special coverage

One step onto the dark, hardwood floor of Groundhouse Coffee and it feels like home. A barista with dark hair works behind a long counter, pouring coffee beans into a blender. To the left, a middle-aged man lounges in a chair and flips through a magazine. A teenage boy sits alone at a table for ...

Johnson County Landfill owner Waste Management works to control odor

Johnson County Landfill owner Waste Management works to control odor

Nick Booth, JagWire copy editor

April 14, 2016


Filed under NEWS

After a significant increase in odor complaints concerning the Johnson County Landfill during the latter half of last year, Waste Management, which bought Deffenbaugh and by extension the landfill in March 2015, began to take measures for odor reduction. According to Waste Management spokesperson L...

Girls swim places first at Bonner Springs meet

Girls swim places first at Bonner Springs meet

Nora Lucas, Mill Valley News social media editor

April 8, 2016


Filed under GIRLS SWIM, SPORTS, SPRING

Girls swim placed first at its meet on Wednesday, April 6. The meet took place at Bonner Springs High School, and the girls competed against four other teams including Shawnee Mission East’s junior varsity team, Lansing, Turner and Bonner Springs. Though it was only the team’s third meet, many...

E-books soon to be made available to library

E-books soon to be made available to library

Tricia Drumm, JagWire Reporter

March 10, 2016


Filed under NEWS

The De Soto school district and Johnson County Library have come together and will be offering the option for students to check out e-books and audiobooks, beginning in March. Students can check out up to ten e-books or audiobooks, from a selection of over 4,000 titles,  and keep them for three weeks, acc...

Robotics finalizes robot for competition

Robotics finalizes robot for competition

Tricia Drumm, JagWire reporter

February 25, 2016


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Robotics team finished its robot late after school on Tuesday, Feb. 23 for the upcoming competition. The Kansas City regionals are set for March 11 and 12, the championship for the competition is the weekend of April 30. During the weekends, between March 11 and April 30, there will be robotics co...

JagWire staff members review pizza by the slice

JagWire staff members review pizza by the slice

Alison Booth and Justin Curto

February 11, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Reviews

Inspired by a BuzzFeed video, the JagWire reviewed pizza by the slice at pizzerias that were suggested by employees at other pizzerias. Journalism adviser Kathy Habiger recommended to start with Papa Keno’s. The cashier at Papa Keno’s suggested d’Bronx, and it was all satisfaction by the slice ...

New project introduced to Advanced Sculpture class

New project introduced to Advanced Sculpture class

Sarah Myers, JagWire editor-in-chief

December 12, 2015


Filed under NEWS

Advanced Sculpture students created low-relief wood sculptures using a subtractive carving process as part of a new project, replacing a carving project that used a textured sculpture or casting material called Crea-Stone. Personal experience and student request both played into art teacher Jerry Howa...

Video Productions holds Halloween Film Fest

Video Productions holds Halloween Film Fest

Sam Lopez, JagWire news editor

November 3, 2015


Filed under NEWS

Video Productions held its annual Halloween Film Fest on Wednesday, Oct. 28, to raise money for Access Housing, a nonprofit organization that supports homeless families and present students’ original horror films. Once all films were shown, students voted for their favorite film. Votes were based ...

Sophomores McKenna Harvey and Simon Stewart cast as lead roles in this year’s fall musical “Oklahoma!”

Sophomores McKenna Harvey and Simon Stewart cast as lead roles in this year’s fall musical “Oklahoma!”

Braden Shaw and Victoria Wright

October 20, 2015


Filed under FEATURES

As the cast for the fall musical, “Oklahoma!” rehearses in preparation for their performances, the spotlight is put on sophomores McKenna Harvey and Simon Stewart. The pair find themselves in unique roles for this year’s show. Lead roles are usually awarded to upperclassmen, due to their multiple years of ...

Girls tennis places second in triangular

Girls tennis places second in triangular

Nora Lucas, JagWire reporter

October 7, 2015


Filed under FALL, GIRLS TENNIS, SPORTS

The girls tennis team placed second in its triangular on Monday, Oct. 5, losing against Lansing but winning over Bonner Springs at home. The team went 2-2 in singles and 2-2 in doubles for a record of 4-4 overall.  Senior Sally Carey went 1-1 in singles, but faced tough competition at the meet. ...

Students take on roles as choreographers in musical

Students take on roles as choreographers in musical

Sam Lopez, JagWire news editor

September 24, 2015


Filed under NEWS

Sophomores Alison Booth and Caroline Gambill will choreograph the school's upcoming musical, “Oklahoma!” Musical director Jon Copeland chose Booth and Gambill due to their previous dancing experience and the departure of last year’s student choreographer, 2015 graduate Libby Brennaman, as well...

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