Mill Valley News

Band travels to Florida for the You’re Instrumental Workshop

Band travels to Florida for the You’re Instrumental Workshop

Sophia Armendariz, JagWire reporter/photographer

March 22, 2019


Filed under FEATURES

The band left on Thursday, March 7 for Orlando, Florida to attend the “You’re Instrumental Workshop” at Disney World. “We go into one of the Disney recording studios, and the students sight-read a bunch of Disney music. There’s a conductor that walks them through that [...] decides what ...

Building leadership team allows faculty to grow closer

Building leadership team allows faculty to grow closer

Elizabeth Joseph, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

March 15, 2019


Filed under Special coverage

If, one year ago, teachers from all across the school were thrown into one room, the conversation would most likely have been limited. However, after an executive leadership team was established, teachers and faculty found themselves interacting with each other in new ways and bonding as a unit, creating...

Students should volunteer for more than the purpose of just getting hours

Students should volunteer for more than the purpose of just getting hours

Marah Shulda, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

March 5, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Throughout my high school career, I have volunteered for four hours a week at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. At first, this task started out as just wanting to gain experience in a hospital since I wanted to go into the medical field, but it soon turned into a weekly delight. Volunteering is much m...

Boys basketball falls to Shawnee Mission North in first round of substate

Boys basketball falls to Shawnee Mission North in first round of substate

Jakob Twigg, JagWire sports editor

February 27, 2019


Filed under BOYS BASKETBALL, SPORTS, Top stories, Winter

The boys basketball team lost to the Shawnee Mission North Indians with a final score of 55-46 on Monday, Feb 25. The Jaguars suffered a hard fought defeat, bringing an end to their season. Despite the loss, junior Braedan Wiltse believes that the Jaguars played well during the first half. ...

Wrestling team places seventh at state tournament

Wrestling team places seventh at state tournament

Ben Wieland, Opinions Editor

February 24, 2019


Filed under SPORTS, Top stories, Winter, WRESTLING

The wrestling team finished in seventh place out of 35 schools at the state championship at Hartman Arena on Friday, Feb. 22 and Saturday, Feb. 23. They ended the competition with 89 points. Sophomore Ethan Kremer brought home a state championship in the 220-pound weight class, while sophomore Brodie Scott and ju...

Part time takes away valuable experiences from seniors

Part time takes away valuable experiences from seniors

Marah Shulda, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

February 21, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

In the grand scheme of life, high school is a small blip, and it already feels as though my time at Mill Valley has flown by. I feel myself trying to hold on to all the memories that are passing by and hear myself saying many ‘lasts.’ Why would you want to rush the end and miss out on the last fe...

Q&A with head custodian Braden Lorenz

Q&A with head custodian Braden Lorenz

Chloe Carson, JAG reporter/photographer

February 20, 2019


Filed under FEATURES

JAG: What is your name? Braden Lorenz JAG: When did you start working at Mill Valley? BL: I started on Nov. 26, 2018 JAG: As the new head custodian, what jobs you are in charge of? BL: I’m in charge of all custodians, building maintenance, building upkeep, and snow removal, on the si...

Longest government shutdown in history affects student body in many aspects of their lives

Longest government shutdown in history affects student body in many aspects of their lives

Ally Nguyen and Ben Wieland

January 29, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

After 35 days, the longest government shutdown in U.S history ended on Friday, Jan. 25. The reopening is only temporary, though, as the continuing resolution only funds the government for 21 days. According to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, the majority of government agencies and programs rely on funding appropriations made by Congress. The shutdown occurred after a budget wasn’t approved due to debates over...

Senior Wil Anglemyer enjoys repairing and rebuilding electronics

Senior Wil Anglemyer enjoys repairing and rebuilding electronics

Anna Owsley, JagWire reporter/photographer

January 19, 2019


Filed under FEATURES

Senior Wil Anglemyer’s tools glitter in the lamp light as he reaches delicately through the radio’s crevices and wires. A few minutes later, soft music streams through the speaker, sounding crisper than it has in years. Senior Wil Anglemyer’s passion for repairing and rebuilding electronics was...

Debate team participates in national qualifiers for first time in program history

Debate team participates in national qualifiers for first time in program history

Sophie Lecuru, JagWire features editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Four members of the debate team competed at Shawnee Mission South in a national qualifier meet on Saturday, Dec. 1. Participants were sophomores Zachary Botkin, Tanner Smith, Adam White and Ben Wieland. The partnership consisting of Botkin and Smith went 3-3 while White and Wieland went 1-5. https:...

Robotics team modifies toy cars for special needs children

Robotics team modifies toy cars for special needs children

Samantha Volkamer, JAG copy editor and organizations editor

November 18, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

To give children with special needs a toy that works for them, the robotics team worked with Variety KC, to benefit their Go Baby Go program, to modify toy cars on Saturday, Nov. 17. The team created the cars for the kids they were sponsoring, Jeremiah and Micah. After a positive experience la...

Black Dog Coffeehouse and IBIS Bakery offer locally-sourced goods

Black Dog Coffeehouse and IBIS Bakery offer locally-sourced goods

Ally Nguyen, JagWire editor-in-chief

November 12, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

By Marah Shulda As you watch the crowded room slip past each other while holding their handcrafted espresso drinks and freshly baked bread to rush to find an empty table, which are scarce, you know you’re in for a treat. The aesthetically-pleasing earthy tones of Black Dog Coffeehouse are a stark contrast to the white wa...

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