Mill Valley News

Six DECA students qualify for nationals at the State competition

Six DECA students qualify for nationals at the State competition

Abby White, JAG Organizations Editor

March 6, 2019


Filed under NEWS

 DECA competed at the State conference in Manhattan Kansas on Sunday, March 3 through Tuesday, March 5. On Sunday night, the team took the 100 question test that goes with their category. The following day, each member competed in two role-play scenarios where they presented a solution to judges i...

Leadership among teachers is female-dominated

Leadership among teachers is female-dominated

Tanner Smith, Sam Hanson, and Elizabeth Joseph

December 13, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, GENDER, Special coverage

In addition to student leadership initiatives, teachers take part in various committees and teams around the school. Most of these committees are either female-dominated, or have women in higher leadership positions. Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Emily Schmidt feels that, because teaching is...

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...

Students receive real-world experience through mock interviews

Students receive real-world experience through mock interviews

Tricia Drumm, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

November 30, 2017


Filed under NEWS

As a part of the formative assessment on the unit of job-seeking and interview skills, Career and Life Planning students participated in mock interviews with different community members on Wednesday, Nov. 29. Throughout the unit, FACS teacher Emily Schmidt taught students about resume-building, cove...

New class promotes the importance of leadership

New class promotes the importance of leadership

Jakob Twigg, JagWire news editor

October 21, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Leadership Service in Action, a new class taught by family and consumer science teacher Emily Schmidt and band director Deb Steiner; focuses on bettering students leadership skills to promote growth in themselves as well as the school community. Nicknamed Jag Leadership Core by the students, JLC is built arou...

New classes at Mill Valley and De Soto High School differ

New classes at Mill Valley and De Soto High School differ

Alison Booth, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

February 5, 2017


Filed under NEWS

As enrollment season begins, many students are noticing the surplus of new classes the district has added for the upcoming school year. However, some of these classes are projected to be available only at De Soto High School, while others will be available only at Mill Valley. At Mill Valley, Lead...

Cross country places second and third at state meet

Cross country places second and third at state meet

Claire Kaifes, JAG reporter

October 30, 2016


Filed under CROSS COUNTRY, FALL, SPORTS, Top stories

The boys and girls cross country team placed second and third at state on Saturday, Oct. 29 at Rim Rock farm. The boys placed second only behind St. Thomas Aquinas, who had five top twenty finishers. The girls team took third behind Aquinas and St. James. The boys team had two top twenty f...

Baseball team loses in first round of state tournament

Baseball team loses in first round of state tournament

Tori Aerni, JagWire editor-in-chief

May 26, 2016


Filed under BASEBALL, SPORTS, SPRING, Top stories

After scoring the first eight runs of the 5A baseball quarterfinal on Thursday, May 26, giving them an early 8-0 lead, the Jaguars failed to stop a comeback by the Shawnee Heights Thunderbirds, ultimately falling 11-9. Sophomore Will Morris began the game with a single on his first at bat. Senior outfielder Lucas Krull followed with a double, bringing Morris home and the score to 1-0. I...

Scout camp offers a unique blend of history and adventure

Scout camp offers a unique blend of history and adventure

Braden Shaw, JagWire sports editor

May 21, 2016


Filed under A PLACE FOR EVERYTHING ..., Special coverage

Fun, friendship and adventure are just a few words to describe Theodore Naish Scout Reservation, a Boy Scout summer camp proud in its history and eager to grow with the next generation of Boy Scouts. Camp Naish will celebrate its 90th anniversary this year, accommodating over 7,000 scouts and staff ...

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