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Staff editorial: Don’t force people to conform to gender roles

Staff editorial: Don’t force people to conform to gender roles

JagWire Staff

December 11, 2018


Filed under GENDER, OPINION, Special coverage, Staff editorials

A multitude of things play into how we perceive ourselves and how others perceive us. One often overlooked part is our gender and the roles that come with it. While deciding whether or not to conform to gender roles is a personal decision, it seems as if it’s a controversial issue with everybody holding th...

Staff editorial: Don’t pursue a STEM career for a high-income

Staff editorial: Don’t pursue a STEM career for a high-income

JagWire staff

February 20, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

Many parents encourage their children to take advanced science and math classes, while losing focus on other subjects such as English and history. This carries over to college, where many students will choose to go into STEM, as they see it as a guaranteed way to make money. However, this should not...

Staff editorial: More technology changes necessary

Staff editorial: More technology changes necessary

JagWire Staff

April 14, 2015


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

The Board of Education passed a new $1.7 million technology plan for the district at the Board meeting on Monday, April 13. This is a long-awaited improvement, but the district still needs to implement more changes to allow maximum efficiency for students and staff. This plan includes 3,300 pieces...

Staff editorial: Board member should resign over misconduct

Staff editorial: Board member should resign over misconduct

JagWire staff

March 11, 2015


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

After superintendent Dr. Doug Sumner and director of teaching and learning Dr. Jessica Dain’s recent resignations, many district residents have alleged that Board of Education member Scott Hancock contributed to the resignations through inappropriate behavior and general misconduct. This includes dis...

Staff editorial: Marriage decision provides next steps

Staff editorial: Marriage decision provides next steps

JagWire staff

December 11, 2014


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials, Top stories

The Kansas Supreme Court recently lifted Johnson County’s ban on same-sex marriages. The JagWire believes this decision should inspire change across Mill Valley. By lifting Johnson County’s ban on same-sex marriage, the Kansas Supreme Court paved the way for people to become more accepting of...

Staff editorial: Seminar changes ineffective

Staff editorial: Seminar changes ineffective

JagWire staff

September 18, 2014


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

Mentoring Mondays is a new program set into place as a part of the district-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support policy, in which seminar travel is stopped to allow teachers to check up on students’ academic standing. In addition to Mentoring Mondays, Professional Learning Community me...

Staff editorial: AP classes improve

Staff editorial: AP classes improve

JagWire staff

April 15, 2014


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials, Top stories

In order to create more practical courses, the College Board is currently in the process of changing the guidelines for AP class curricula. Some AP classes have already undergone change, and next year AP U.S. History and AP Physics will undergo reformation as well. The general trend in the AP changes...

Staff editorial: murals improve school

Staff editorial: murals improve school

JagWire staff

February 3, 2014


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

In hopes of creating a livelier school, members of the National Art Honor Society have begun to paint murals around the building. They recently added one in the downstairs C-wing, which is creatively designed and represents the school well. The JagWire staff is nothing but thankful for the NAHS members...

Staff editorial: block scheduling should be kept

Staff editorial: block scheduling should be kept

JagWire staff

November 13, 2013


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

Recently a study was requested by the Board of Education to investigate the pros and cons of block scheduling and traditional scheduling. Block scheduling splits eight classes between two days and is our current scheduling type, while traditional scheduling has the same seven classes taking place every...

Staff editorial: open letter to boundary committee

Staff editorial: open letter to boundary committee

JagWire staff

October 17, 2013


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

Now that the boundary committee has been formed and started meeting, the JagWire staff would like them to keep a few things in mind: First and foremost, students who are currently in high school should not be required to change schools. These students have already adjusted to life at their respective...

School should improve security

School should improve security

February 7, 2013


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

As school shootings appear more often in the news, our own school’s safety comes into question. While it is impossible to be 100 percent safe, there are actions that both the administration and students can take to make our school more secure. If you see an adult walking around in the school who...

Implementing half-day finals week would benefit students

Implementing half-day finals week would benefit students

December 12, 2012


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

As finals week quickly approaches, students and teachers are questioning the structure of the finals schedule. The current structure includes two “study times” per day where the conditions to study are not ideal. Recently, various teachers have proposed half-day finals to the calendar committee in...

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