Mill Valley News

Seven snow days affect students and faculty in the district

Seven snow days affect students and faculty in the district

Grace McLeod, JAG student life editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under NEWS

On Nov. 26, hundreds of students woke up with a sigh of relief to a notification explaining school had been canceled due to inclement weather. Four months and seven snow days later, on Monday, March 4, the Board of Education voted to finalize the schedule changes. The last day of school for seniors ...

StuCo hosts third annual Mr. Mill Valley and raises $300 for the Shawnee Special Olympics

StuCo hosts third annual Mr. Mill Valley and raises $300 for the Shawnee Special Olympics

Ashlyn Windmiller, JAG reporter

March 29, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

  Students and families entered the Little Theatre on Wednesday, March 28 to watch the annual Mr. Mill Valley competition. The contestants included juniors Jack Matchette, Jack Mahoney, Killian O’Brien and Noah Smith and seniors Conner Ward, Mike Turner, Cody Robertson and Justin Grega. The...

Distance learning provides unique challenges for AP Calculus BC

Distance learning provides unique challenges for AP Calculus BC

Chris Sprenger, JagWire reporter

November 3, 2016


Filed under NEWS

Math class streamed live to De Soto High School via computer program, Zoom

Freshmen provide new energy to Club 121

Freshmen provide new energy to Club 121

Alison Booth, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

October 23, 2016


Filed under FEATURES, Top stories

Upon walking into a regular Club 121 meeting, one can spot freshmen mingling with upperclassmen, engaging and creating relationships through scripture and testimony. This year, Club 121 has welcomed several new freshmen and plans to further their involvement throughout the club. According to junior...

Seminar affected by Mentoring Mondays and PLC change

Seminar affected by Mentoring Mondays and PLC change

Nick Booth, JagWire news editor

September 18, 2014


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

This fall, every student in the school experienced radical changes to their seminar schedule. Seminar is now closed on Mondays for mentoring, giving teachers time to check up on and interact with their students. In addition, Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) are now during seminar instead...

Board votes in favor of no boundary changes

Board votes in favor of no boundary changes

Ryan Fullerton, JagWire editor-in-chief

March 13, 2014


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

After spending nearly $54,000 on an enrollment study and meetings, the Board of Education voted 5-1 not to change any district attendance boundaries at a special meeting on Monday, March 3. This option was one of three finalists, the second two being changes that affected middle schools. These three...

District patrons discuss boundary proposals at public forums

District patrons discuss boundary proposals at public forums

Ryan Fullerton, JagWire editor-in-chief

January 24, 2014


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

District patrons attended public forums to view the 18 proposals made by boundary committee members on Wednesday, Jan. 22 and Thursday, Jan. 23. Patrons were able to read over the specifics of each proposal and then ask questions or express concerns to committee members, district administrators or Board...

Boundary Committee begins progress on discussing ideas at its fourth meeting

Boundary Committee begins progress on discussing ideas at its fourth meeting

Katherine White, JagWire news editor

December 13, 2013


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

After what some members described as a frustrating and slow process, the Enrollment and Boundary Study Committee began discussing specific ideas and solutions to enrollment challenges at its fourth meeting on Thursday, Dec. 5. The majority of time was spent discussing ideas and forming proposals in...

School faces security’s new reality

School faces security’s new reality

Hanna Torline, Kristina Milewski, JagWire editors-in-chief

February 7, 2013


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

With the recent tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary still generating a lot of debate, school districts across the country have been forced to shift their attention to the issue of school safety, and De Soto is no exception. While the district and school are taking steps to address security concerns, many...

Absences rise due to flu season

Josh Duden, news editor

November 18, 2011


Filed under NEWS

As the winter season enters into full swing, the amount of absences due to illness at school has drastically increased. But as absences are on the rise, many methods of prevention are essential to know about, in order to keep students healthy and in class. The flu is one of the most common infection...

Teachers find satisfaction in second career

Kristina Milewski, features editor

November 11, 2011


Filed under FEATURES

After working in different industries, several teachers made the decision to change their career to teaching. Science teacher Jill Lloyd previously worked as a research assistant in the microbiology department at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Two years after her career began, Lloyd realized tea...

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