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Forensics team qualifies for finals at Lawrence Free state

Forensics team qualifies for finals at Lawrence Free state

Anna Ricker, JAG reporter/photographer

March 11, 2019


Filed under NEWS

On Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9, the Forensics team travelled to Southwest middle school for the Lawrence Free State Forensics tournament. Although the team did not place all together, there were multiple girls that placed in their events. On Friday, sophomores Grace McLeod and Anna Owsley placed third ...

Boys swim places second at Blue Valley West Invitational

Boys swim places second at Blue Valley West Invitational

Molly Smith, JAG senior ads editor

January 30, 2019


Filed under BOYS SWIM, SPORTS, Winter

  The boys swim team placed second at the Blue Valley West Invitational on Thursday, Jan. 24. Junior Colby Beggs placed 2nd in the 100 freestyle and sophomore Cole McClure placed fourth in the 500 free. A relay team consisting of junior Logan Myers, sophomore Cole McClure, sophomore Noah Colli...

Students communicate nonverbally through sign language

Students communicate nonverbally through sign language

Jenna McDonald, JAG Organizations Editor

December 21, 2018


Filed under Special coverage, VOICES

Junior Maddie Valencia uses the visual form of communication, sign language, to talk to her mom who was born deaf.  Whether that be from talking about her day to asking her mom a question, sign language provides Valencia the opportunity to communicate with her mom. “My mom was born deaf, so I started learning ...

Boys swim places first in first meet of the season

Boys swim places first in first meet of the season

Anna Ricker and Molly Smith

November 28, 2018


Filed under BOYS SWIM, SPORTS, Top stories, Winter

The boys swim team competed in their first swim meet of the season against Olathe West and St. James on Tuesday, Nov. 27th. The meet took place at Mission Trails Middle School, where the team placed first overall with a total of 109 points. A relay team consisting of freshman Ryan Biven, junior Colby Beg...

MV Outfitters club members come together for a bonfire in the park

MV Outfitters club members come together for a bonfire in the park

Jenna McDonald, JAG Organizations Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Members of MV Outfitters gathered at Shelter 2 on Sunday, Oct. 28 for their annual outdoor meeting. According to senior Madelyn Lehn, the club comes together for a bonfire in the park around this time of the year.\ “Last year we [met] for a Halloween themed bonfire and this year it is more fall-l...

After moving to the 6A class, girls win first state cross country title in school history

After moving to the 6A class, girls win first state cross country title in school history

Ally Nguyen, JagWire editor-in-chief

October 28, 2018


Filed under CROSS COUNTRY, FALL, SPORTS, Top stories

The girls cross country team won the school's first state title Saturday, Oct. 27 at Rim Rock Farm. Running in 6A for the first time, the team scored  41 points, and freshman Katie Schwartzkopf finished first with a time of over 20 seconds faster than the second place finisher. The boys placed f...

Cross country girls place first and boys named runner-ups at EKL tournament

Cross country girls place first and boys named runner-ups at EKL tournament

Jenna McDonald, JAG organizations editor

October 12, 2018


Filed under CROSS COUNTRY, FALL, SPORTS, Top stories

Cross Country competed against 7 different schools in the EKL championship, with girls varsity earning first and boys varsity receiving second. Freshman and second place runner Katie Schwartzkopf felt happy with the team's performance and accomplishments. “We always do really amazing and I am j...

Volleyball places fourth at the Spikefest tournament

Volleyball places fourth at the Spikefest tournament

Sam Hanson, JagWire reporter/photographer

October 7, 2018


Filed under FALL, SPORTS, Top stories, VOLLEYBALL

The volleyball team placed fourth after a tumultuous day at the “Spikefest” tournament, hosted by De Soto, on Saturday, Oct 6. During the tournament, the team saw growth from their last appearance, according to sophomore Molly Carr. “We have improved a lot,” Carr said. “We definite...

StuCo prepares for jungle-themed Homecoming week

StuCo prepares for jungle-themed Homecoming week

Jenna McDonald, JAG organizations editor

August 30, 2018


Filed under Homecoming 2018, NEWS

StuCo members have been working to get ready for this year's Homecoming on Saturday Sept. 8. To prepare for this year’s Homecoming activities, StuCo spent time decorating for this year’s theme: Jurassic Jungle. Homecoming week starts out with tropical wear on Friday, Aug. 31. Tuesday, Sept. ...

Cross country team adjusts to new leadership

Cross country team adjusts to new leadership

Abby Layton and Chris Sprenger

October 19, 2017


Filed under CROSS COUNTRY, FALL, SPORTS

Head cross country coach Chris McAfee stands eagerly on the sidelines at the Rim Rock Classic on Sept. 23, cheering and coaching his runners as they race past him toward the finish line. In McAfee’s first year as head coach he has applied a number of changes in the way the team practices and races. T...

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