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Shakespeare play draws large senior class

Shakespeare play draws large senior class

Adri Talavera, JagWire opinions editor & business manager

April 12, 2016


Filed under FEATURES

Historically, underclassmen comprise a majority of the drama department, which makes this year’s cast for the spring production, Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, different. Seniors make up nearly a third of the cast, and many are taking the stage for the very first time. Drama teacher Jon Co...

Shawnee leadership program visits school

Shawnee leadership program visits school

Adri Talavera, JagWire opinions editor & business manager

March 25, 2016


Filed under NEWS

Shawnee Tomorrow, a leadership group comprising Shawnee residents and employees, visited the school to learn about its departments and speak with district administrators about various education issues on Wednesday, March 24, The purpose of the group is to show individuals different components of the...

Proposal to ban national curriculum reoccurs

Proposal to ban national curriculum reoccurs

Adri Talavera, JagWire opinions editor & business manager

March 10, 2016


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Kansas legislators proposed a ban on statewide alignment with national standards for math and English for the fourth year in a row on Tuesday, Feb. 10. The bill, Substitute for House Bill 2292, hasn’t advanced any further at the time of writing. The bill states that “the state shall retain sole ...

Having an obscure name is a struggle

Having an obscure name is a struggle

Adri Talavera, JagWire opinions editor & business manager

February 29, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

I still remember a time in the seventh grade, sitting in class, while a substitute teacher took roll, a process which I despise to this day. She rolled right through the list — past the names of students with last names beginning with A, then L, and then she got to S and slowed down. For someone w...

Mayor visits school to learn about school resource officer program

Mayor visits school to learn about school resource officer program

Adri Talavera, JagWire opinions editor & business manager

February 20, 2016


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Mayor Michelle Distler visited the school to take a tour and learn about the school resource officer program on Friday, Feb. 19. She had initially heard about the school resource officer program from school resource officer Mo Loridon, who she is friends with. “I’ve heard about [the school...

Girls shouldn’t feel ashamed of their menstrual cycles

Girls shouldn’t feel ashamed of their menstrual cycles

Adri Talavera, JagWire opinions editor & business manager

February 9, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

In the final years of elementary school, the girls have letters sent home requesting their parents’ presence at a “tea party.” Only, in addition to tea and cookies, the school nurse describes menstruation and pubescent development while a room full of fourth grade girls look around at their frie...

Don’t let debt deter you from your dream school

Don’t let debt deter you from your dream school

Adri Talavera, JagWire opinions editor & business manager

February 1, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

From the time you’re in elementary school, you’re constantly reassured that you can be anything you want when you grow up, if you put your mind to it — whether it be an astronaut, a veterinarian or a Disney princess. It’s not until you start browsing colleges — or, more importantly, looking a...

Horseback riding takes priority in student-equestrian’s life after school

Horseback riding takes priority in student-equestrian’s life after school

Adri Talavera, JagWire opinions editor & business manager

December 7, 2015


Filed under After 2:55 p.m., Special coverage

As hours of homework wait for her at home and the bitter wind blows hard enough to keep most people indoors, junior Lauren Atchley heads to Twin Mill Farm after school to work as an equestrian caretaker. When she finishes caring for all the other horses, she pulls her own horse, Greyson, out of his sta...

MV Update: Dec. 2

MV Update: Dec. 2

Adri Talavera, JagWire opinions editor & business manager

December 2, 2015


Filed under NEWS

Congratulations to the December winners of the MVIP award SLT has selected the following students as recipients of the Mill Valley Important People award for the month of November: freshman Claire Kaifes sophomore Whitney Burke junior Sidney Lawyer senior Jake Drees Recipients can receive priz...

MV Update: Nov. 25

MV Update: Nov. 25

Adri Talavera, opinions editor & business manager

November 25, 2015


Filed under NEWS

Open football practice scheduled Thursday morning There will be a football practice on Thursday, Nov. 26, at 9:45 a.m., which will be open to the public. Pep rally at Jaguar stadium scheduled Friday night In light of the football team’s state championship game on Saturday, there will be a pep rally at Ja...

Job and animals provide solace to custodian after past struggles

Job and animals provide solace to custodian after past struggles

Adri Talavera, JagWire opinions editor & business manager

November 16, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, Top stories

Anyone who’s ever wandered the halls during seminar or stuck around school past 2:55 p.m. has probably encountered the smiling face of custodian Rhonda Jensen. For over 12 years, Jensen has been a member of the school’s custodial team, a group she refers to as “a family.” “We all care for e...

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