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Science Olympiad places fifth in their first home tournament

Science Olympiad places fifth in their first home tournament

Annika Lehan, JAG editor-in-chief

December 2, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Science Olympiad team held their first ever home tournament, the Thunderkat Klash, in collaboration with the St. James Academy Science Olympiad team, on Saturday, Dec. 1. The team placed fifth overall. Nine teams placed in the top three of their events: junior A.J. Lee in Astronomy, freshm...

Volleyball loses in sub-state tournament

Volleyball loses in sub-state tournament

Sam Hanson, JagWire reporter/photographer

October 24, 2018


Filed under FALL, SPORTS, VOLLEYBALL

The volleyball team placed second out of the four teams in their pool at Olathe Northwest on Saturday, Oct. 20. The team lost to the defending 6A state champions and this means the team did not qualify for state. Based on their season ranking, the result did not come as much of a surprise to...

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...

Volleyball loses to Blue Valley and St. James

Volleyball loses to Blue Valley and St. James

Gwyneth Hayes, JAG reporter/photographer

September 26, 2018


Filed under FALL, SPORTS, VOLLEYBALL

Volleyball was defeated by Blue Valley and St. James on Tuesday, Sept. 25. The team lost to Blue Valley 20-25 in the first set and 21-25 in the second set. Later that night, the jaguars fell to St. James as well, losing both sets 10-25. Freshman Amara Traiger felt that the team was not confiden...

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...

Marine Biology club holds their first meeting of the year

Marine Biology club holds their first meeting of the year

Sophia Armendariz, JagWire reporter/photographer

September 14, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The Marine Biology Club held their first meeting of the year on Tuesday, Sept. 11th, explaining plans for the new year and welcoming new members. During seminar, club leaders introduced themselves to new members and explained the goals of the group. According to junior club president Eva Burke, the ...

Volleyball defeats Blue Valley West in a two-set match

Volleyball defeats Blue Valley West in a two-set match

Samantha Volkamer, JAG copy editor and organizations editor

September 12, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Top stories, VOLLEYBALL

The volleyball team swept the Blue Valley West Jaguars on Tuesday, Sept. 11. After previously losing to BVW earlier in the season, the team won the first set with a score of 25-19 and the second set with a score of 25-17. The jaguars fell to Blue Valley Southwest later that night, losing 23-25 in t...

District holds safety and security meeting

District holds safety and security meeting

Elizabeth Joseph, JagWire reporter

May 11, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

After the bond was approved by the community with 72.53 percent of votes in favor on Monday, May 7, the Board of Education decided to host special meetings in which community stakeholders will be able to discuss safety and security concerns and initiatives for the district. The first two meetings were...

Girls swim places first at Lansing Relays

Elizabeth Joseph, JagWire reporter

April 9, 2018


Filed under GIRLS SWIM, SPORTS, SPRING, Top stories

The girls swim team placed first of 10 teams at a invitational hosted by LHS on Saturday, April 7, with five teams placing first in their respective relays. The invitational consisted solely of relay races, so freshman Grace McLeod believes the expectations on the swimmers differed from other meets. ...

Third annual Relay For Life event raises $81,248 for the American Cancer Society

Third annual Relay For Life event raises $81,248 for the American Cancer Society

Sammie Volkamer, JAG reporter

March 25, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

A roar of cheers erupts in the main gym as cancer survivors start their lap in the survivor walk, beginning the students’ active night that is Relay for Life. On Friday, March 23, students joined forces to raise money for the American Cancer Society. By the end of the journey, Jaguar Nation raised $81,248, topping the past two years. Open to the public between 6 to 10 p.m., people in the community participated in on-site fundraisers to enjoy good foo...

Sophomore Callie Roberts competes in archery

Sophomore Callie Roberts competes in archery

Sammie Volkamer, JAG reporter

January 27, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Using her dragonfly bow, sophomore Callie Roberts pulls back and prepares to release her arrow. For six years, Roberts has enjoyed practicing target archery both with a team and independently. Roberts discovered archery through her uncle, who inspired her to pursue archery because of his own inter...

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