Mill Valley News

Victory over BVSouthwest guarantees girls basketball a spot in state tournament

Victory over BVSouthwest guarantees girls basketball a spot in state tournament

Lauren Ocker, JAG editor-in-chief

March 4, 2018


Filed under GIRLS BASKETBALL, SPORTS, Winter

The girls basketball team defeated BVSW 51-38 at home to win the sub-state championship on Saturday, March 3. For senior Adde Hinkle, winning the game meant a feeling of relief and an opportunity to finally play at a higher level. “I was so relieved,” Hinkle said. “It’s amazing to kn...

Special services department hosts third annual prom

Special services department hosts third annual prom

Ashlyn Windmiller, JAG reporter

February 13, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

As an upbeat playlist echoed from the speakers, students and staff members from a variety of Kansas high schools gathered in the Mill Valley auxiliary gym for the 2018 prom. A collection of Valentine’s Day themed decorations lined the walls and unique activities such as a movie room and game table were se...

Students place second at annual Job Olympics

Students place second at annual Job Olympics

Sydney Parker, JAG Sports Editor

April 16, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Students who competed at the Job Olympics received second place overall at JCCC on Thursday, April 13. The Job Olympics is an annual competition for students involved in the special education department to show off their employment skills by competing in events such as sorting mail, stocking i...

Students host Valentines-themed special prom

Students host Valentines-themed special prom

Sydney Parker, JAG Sports Editor

February 13, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Students gleamed with excitement in special education teacher Shannon Long’s classroom on Thursday, Feb. 9 as she went over the itinerary for a day most of them had looked forward to for a while: the prom. The prom took place at The Bridge in De Soto, Kansas on Friday, Feb. 10. Prior to the ...

Freshman Matthew Santaularia fulfills childhood dream despite having Down syndome

Freshman Matthew Santaularia fulfills childhood dream despite having Down syndome

Elizabeth Fleming, Mill Valley News assistant editor

October 16, 2015


Filed under Breaking Barriers, Special coverage

The school fight song, “On Mill Valley,” rings proudly throughout the football stadium as the marching band strides orderly along the track to their designated seats in the bleachers. Among the sea of midnight blue band hats is freshman percussionist Matthew Santaularia. Ever since he was a ch...

Unified Soccer team has its final scrimmage

Unified Soccer team has its final scrimmage

Cassi Benson, JAG Reporter

April 28, 2015


Filed under NEWS

The Mill Valley Unified Soccer team, comprised of Special Olympians and high school partners, had its last practice of the season on Sunday, April 26. The Unified Soccer team is a division of Special Olympics where middle and high school Special Olympians are paired with Mill Valley partners to play...

Journalism department wins state contest

Journalism department wins state contest

Kathryn Habiger, adviser

May 6, 2013


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Mill Valley High School journalism department earned numerous honors at Saturday’s Kansas Scholastic Press Association State Journalism Contest, including the school’s second 5A state journalism title in the last four years. Lead by seniors Kristina Milewski, Austin Gillespie and Jillian Mu...

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