Mill Valley News

Speech coach Annie Goodson increases rigor, competition of speech programs

Speech coach Annie Goodson increases rigor, competition of speech programs

Elizabeth Joseph and Sam Hanson

November 24, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

As a student stands at the podium in the front of the classroom, speech teacher Annie Goodson carefully critiques their performance. Goodson coaches Debate and Forensics, along with teaching drama and communications. While competitive speech students previously had no requirements for participation,...

Spanish and French NHS induct new members into their societies

Spanish and French NHS induct new members into their societies

Sophia Armendariz, JagWire reporter/photographer

October 6, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Induction ceremonies for the French NHS and Spanish NHS were held on Thursday, Oct. 4, bringing in members for the new year. The night’s events started with the French NHS’ ceremony. While the ceremony didn’t start until 6 p.m., new and old club members alike had been rehearsing and setting...

Juniors in Spanish V without class options for senior year

Juniors in Spanish V without class options for senior year

Elizabeth Joseph, JagWire reporter

May 20, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

A group of juniors who have already completed all of the Spanish courses offered at the school have been left without options for pursuing the language their senior year. While students have the option to enroll in Spanish I in eighth grade and complete Spanish V in high school, some students have prog...

Forensics takes on 33 other schools at the largest tournament of the year

Forensics takes on 33 other schools at the largest tournament of the year

Ashlyn Windmiller, JAG Reporter

March 4, 2018


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Students participating in forensics travelled to Olathe Northwest on Saturday, March 3. While they did not place as a team, several members ranked individually. Junior Lauren Rothgeb finished sixth in dramatic interpretation and juniors Elizabeth Joseph and Lucy Graff made it to semifinals as a due...

Debate breaks school record at state competition

Debate breaks school record at state competition

Lauren Ocker, JAG Editor-In-Chief

January 16, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

  The debate partnership of senior Allison Winker and junior Lauren Rothgeb broke school records by placing ninth at the state competition on Saturday, Jan. 13 at Emporia High School. The duo was the first team in school history to ever make it past preliminary rounds with a record of 5-...

Spanish National Honor Society hosts successful coin drive

Spanish National Honor Society hosts successful coin drive

Ashlyn Windmiller, JAG reporter

November 18, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Throughout the entire week, members of Spanish National Honor Society sat in front of the counseling office to collect coins for their first fundraiser of the year. Students were allowed to make donations from Monday, Nov. 13 until Friday, Nov. 17, with the option to donate one dollar on Wednesday, Nov....

Peers in Learning class participates in special Halloween celebration

Peers in Learning class participates in special Halloween celebration

Annika Lehan, JAG organizations dditor

October 31, 2017


Filed under NEWS

To celebrate Halloween, the silver day Peers in Learning students dressed up in costumes and went to Basehor-Linwood High School on Monday, October 30. Upon arrival at Basehor-Linwood, students were greeted, given name tags and ushered into the gym where a variety of activities, such as face painting,...

Students and families take different avenues to gain U.S. citizenship or residency

Students and families take different avenues to gain U.S. citizenship or residency

Lexi Flipse and Elizabeth Joseph

October 22, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Top stories

With the recent discourse over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program or DACA, conversation about immigration has been reignited. An avenue for attaining residency, the DACA program is specifically for undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. However, more and more ...

Debate competes in both Washburn Rural High School and St. James Academy tournaments

Debate competes in both Washburn Rural High School and St. James Academy tournaments

Tricia Drumm, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

September 19, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Debate had its first meet of the season, a two-day tournament on Sept. 15-16. The varsity and one novice team traveled to Washburn, while the remaining novice team went to St. James. Even though varsity didn’t place overall at Washburn, senior Allison Winker and junior Lauren Rothgeb went four...

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