Mill Valley News

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...

Volleyball loses in sub-state tournament

Volleyball loses in sub-state tournament

Sam Hanson, JagWire reporter/photographer

October 24, 2018


Filed under FALL, SPORTS, VOLLEYBALL

The volleyball team placed second out of the four teams in their pool at Olathe Northwest on Saturday, Oct. 20. The team lost to the defending 6A state champions and this means the team did not qualify for state. Based on their season ranking, the result did not come as much of a surprise to...

Students take charge of upcoming Bark For Life event

Students take charge of upcoming Bark For Life event

Anna Owsley and Tatum Elliott

October 16, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Bark For Life, a new preliminary event for the annual Relay For Life, is being held Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Garrett Park on 47th St. At the Bark For Life event, participants are invited to take their dogs out for a few hours of games, contests, food and even a visit from the Shawnee Polic...

Marching Jaguars receive all one ratings at Central State Marching Festival

Marching Jaguars receive all one ratings at Central State Marching Festival

Elizabeth Joseph, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

October 9, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Marching Jaguars received all one ratings at the Central States Marching Festival, hosted by Kansas State University, on Saturday, Oct. 6. The band was judged based on five criteria: performance, musicality, auxiliaries, repertoire and coordination. They competed against forty other schools and we...

Volleyball places fourth at the Spikefest tournament

Volleyball places fourth at the Spikefest tournament

Sam Hanson, JagWire reporter/photographer

October 7, 2018


Filed under FALL, SPORTS, Top stories, VOLLEYBALL

The volleyball team placed fourth after a tumultuous day at the “Spikefest” tournament, hosted by De Soto, on Saturday, Oct 6. During the tournament, the team saw growth from their last appearance, according to sophomore Molly Carr. “We have improved a lot,” Carr said. “We definite...

Band places third at Emporia State Marching Festival

Band places third at Emporia State Marching Festival

Ben Wieland, JagWire opinions editor

October 4, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The band competed at Emporia State University in the Emporia State Marching Festival on Wednesday, Oct. 3, where the band earned a one ranking and placed third against many other local high school bands. The band performed “The Phoenix” by Fall Out Boy, “Viva la Vida” by Coldplay and ...

Letter from the Editors: Hitting the ground running

Letter from the Editors: Hitting the ground running

Elizabeth Joseph, Katya Gillig, and Marah Shulda

October 4, 2018


Filed under BLOGS, LETTERS FROM THE EDITORS, OPINION

Welcome to a new year of Letters from the Editors, web edition. Although we aren’t too far into the school year, we’ve been hitting the ground running when it comes to coverage. With pieces focusing on different aspects of the Monticello Library put together before school started, we tried to get...

Planning out senior year is leading to success

Planning out senior year is leading to success

Marah Shulda, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

September 26, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Going into senior year, I knew that in order to be successful I would have to be as organized as humanly possible. With college application deadlines and scholarship essays on top of the day to day high school and after school life, senior year is pretty hectic. In order to keep all of these things str...

Band receives a two rating at Bonner Springs competition

Band receives a two rating at Bonner Springs competition

Ben Wieland, JagWire opinions editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Mill Valley marching band competed against several other local high school bands on Wednesday, Sep. 19 at Bonner Spring High School. The band earned a two ranking, one point away from a one ranking, and placed second overall at the competition. For the performance, the band performed “...

New dog-friendly restaurant opens downtown

New dog-friendly restaurant opens downtown

Katya Gillig, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

September 20, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Dog Park Located downtown is a new restaurant with a built-in dog park. There is a $10 fee to get into the park, but it is By Marah Shulda most definitely worth it. It has something for every breed and  it is split up into three sections which include puppies, little dogs and big dogs or general. The bi...

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