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Board of Education passes GSA’s nondiscrimination policy change proposal in 6-to-1 vote

Board of Education passes GSA’s nondiscrimination policy change proposal in 6-to-1 vote

John Lehan and Tanner Smith

March 22, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

With a 6-to-1 vote, the Board of Education passed the GSA proposal to add the phrases “gender identity” and “sexual orientation” to the district’s nondiscrimination policy. This decision puts our nondiscrimination policy on par with other districts such as the Topeka and Kansas City, Missour...

Board of Education reviews playground vendors and policy changes

Board of Education reviews playground vendors and policy changes

John Lehan, JagWire reporter/photographer

February 6, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Board of Education approved ABCreative inc. for upcoming elementary school playground renovation. Additionally, junior Madelyn Hodes and senior Alicia Ratzloff of the GSA proposed a non-discrimination policy change, which the board will vote on next month. The board also recognized staff members on Monday, Feb. 4. All elementar...

The district non-discrimination policy lacks protections for LBGTQ students

The district non-discrimination policy lacks protections for LBGTQ students

Sam Hanson and Steven Curto

December 13, 2018


Filed under GENDER, Special coverage

Like many other school districts in Kansas, USD 232 has a nondiscrimination policy which outlines what protections students and staff have under law. These include “not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, sex, religion, or disability in its programs, activities or emp...

Marching Jaguars receive all one ratings at Central State Marching Festival

Marching Jaguars receive all one ratings at Central State Marching Festival

Elizabeth Joseph, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

October 9, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Marching Jaguars received all one ratings at the Central States Marching Festival, hosted by Kansas State University, on Saturday, Oct. 6. The band was judged based on five criteria: performance, musicality, auxiliaries, repertoire and coordination. They competed against forty other schools and we...

Physics students participate in fourth annual marshmallow launcher competition

Physics students participate in fourth annual marshmallow launcher competition

Lauren Ocker, JAG editor-in-chief

October 11, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Students in physics teacher Chad Brown’s class put their knowledge to the test in a project building marshmallow launchers. The launchers were eventually showcased in class-wide competitions taking place Monday, Oct. 9 and Tuesday, Oct. 10. The project was divided up into three class period...

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