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Silver Stars compete at Nationals for first time in school history

Silver Stars compete at Nationals for first time in school history

Nora Lucas, JagWire editor-in-chief

March 9, 2018


Filed under DANCE, SPORTS

The Silver Stars dance team made school history last week by being the first school team ever to compete at the national level, placing third in jazz and sixth in pom. The competition was hosted by the National Dance Alliance and took place at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. Seven other schools ...

Silver Stars perform in NDA Nationals Showcase in preparation for nationals

Silver Stars perform in NDA Nationals Showcase in preparation for nationals

Sydney Parker, JAG managing/copy editor

February 27, 2018


Filed under DANCE, SPORTS, Top stories

  The Silver Stars performed at the National Dance Alliance (NDA) Nationals Showcase at Olathe Northwest on Monday, Feb. 26. The showcase served as a way to send off local dance teams planning on attending the NDA National Championships in Orlando, Florida, which takes place from Friday, M...

Silver Stars place first in pom and jazz at Lee’s Summit North Invitational

Silver Stars place first in pom and jazz at Lee’s Summit North Invitational

January 21, 2018


Filed under DANCE, SPORTS, Top stories

Team placings: Jazz: 1st Pom: 1st Hip Hop: 3rd Solo and ensemble placings: Sophomore ensemble: 1st Senior duet: 15th Sophomore Sydney Ebner: 8th in sophomore division Freshman Kenzie Harris: 10th in freshman division Junior Bella Line: 10th in junior division Senior E...

Silver Stars adjust to addition of class time practice

Silver Stars adjust to addition of class time practice

Nora Lucas, JagWire editor-in-chief

September 16, 2017


Filed under DANCE, SPORTS, Top stories

The members of the Silver Stars Dance Team have a change on their schedule: their Blue One class. As of this year, dance team members have a practice during this block, qualifying them to compete at the national level. While they are still required to attend morning and evening practice, the extra 8...

Silver Stars perform in spring show

Silver Stars perform in spring show

Nora Lucas, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

March 25, 2017


Filed under DANCE, SPORTS, Top stories

The Silver Stars dance team performed in its annual spring show on Friday, March 24. The show featured team, solo and ensemble dances from throughout the season, as well as performances from the Silver Studs, Silver Star moms and the Shining Stars dance clinic. As it is the last time the team ...

Roof construction causes problems for classes and extracurriculars

Roof construction causes problems for classes and extracurriculars

Lexi Flipse and Michael Sandri

October 26, 2016


Filed under NEWS

A leaky roof and water damage to interior walls and floors have led to big headaches for both teachers and students. The most visible problem is the closure of the main gym while workers replace warped floor boards and resurface the entire floor. This summer, construction on the school roof began ...

New assistant dance coach pushes Silver Stars to work harder, perform better

New assistant dance coach pushes Silver Stars to work harder, perform better

Nora Lucas, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

October 19, 2016


Filed under FEATURES

The Silver Stars dance team welcomed assistant coach Kaitlyn McAfee as a new addition to this year’s football and competition season. Before Mill Valley, McAfee was an instructor for the Universal Dance Association (UDA), then coached at her high school alma mater, which last year placed in the t...

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