Mill Valley News

Football announcer positively impacts community through job

Football announcer positively impacts community through job

Mia Thomas, JAG editor-in-chief

December 21, 2018


Filed under Special coverage, VOICES

Sitting among the crowd of coaches in the press box, football announcer Nick Pierce prepares to speak on a Friday night. Pierce, a seventh grade teacher at Mill Creek Middle School, has been announcing for the football team for the past four years. Pierce, who started announcing at games in 2015, believed that a...

The science of sound

The science of sound

Libby Mullican, JAG editor-in-chief

December 21, 2018


Filed under Special coverage, VOICES

JAG staffer: How do we produce sound? Science teacher Eric Thomas: It starts with the diaphragm and the lungs. The diaphragm acts on the lungs and it [relays] pressure to either bring air into the lungs or exhale air out of the lungs. The same thing affects your vocal cords, so as you speak, air is pushed p...

Sports impacts everybody, not just players

Sports impacts everybody, not just players

Mia Thomas, JAG editor-in-chief

December 14, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Throughout my long 18 year life span, I have played a whopping total of two sports: soccer and swim. That being said, my soccer career came to an end at the ripe old age of 10 years old, and I have only been a swimmer for three years. Even though I have not had a very long sports career, I can confi...

De Soto sophomores start district girls lacrosse team

De Soto sophomores start district girls lacrosse team

John Lehan and Ben Wieland

December 13, 2018


Filed under GENDER, Special coverage, SPORTS

A new district girls lacrosse team, open to all girls from Mill Valley and De Soto, will play their inaugural season this spring. The team was founded by DHS sophomores Kaitlin Torres and Kennedy Ebberts, who faced challenges just for the chance to start the team. “We did a lot of research and sent a lot o...

Repertory Theater class performs first shows in school history

Repertory Theater class performs first shows in school history

Hannah Chern, Mill Valley News social media editor and JagWire news editor

December 9, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

  The new Repertory Theater class set off their inaugural year by performing their first two shows. “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind” by Greg Allen was performed on Thursday, Dec. 6 and “Harvey” by Mary Chase was performed on Friday, Dec. 7. Repertory Theater is a new addit...

Cotillion recognizes five seniors for leadership and service

Cotillion recognizes five seniors for leadership and service

Maddie Schaffer, JAG reporter/photographer

December 2, 2018


Filed under NEWS

For 68 years, students from various high schools have been joining the Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties in their annual Cotillion ball. Seniors Ryan Williams, Ally Klaudt, Paige Nentwig, Mia Thomas and Jakob Twigg were nominated and chosen to participate this year. While the co...

Science Olympiad places fifth in their first home tournament

Science Olympiad places fifth in their first home tournament

Annika Lehan, JAG editor-in-chief

December 2, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Science Olympiad team held their first ever home tournament, the Thunderkat Klash, in collaboration with the St. James Academy Science Olympiad team, on Saturday, Dec. 1. The team placed fifth overall. Nine teams placed in the top three of their events: junior A.J. Lee in Astronomy, freshm...

Seniors win powderpuff game for the second year in a row

Seniors win powderpuff game for the second year in a row

Samantha Volkamer, JAG copy editor and organizations editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

For the first time in school history, the senior girls won powderpuff for the second year in a row on Monday, Nov. 5. Originally scheduled during homecoming week, the game was postponed due to rain. At the start of the second half, the seniors were up 21-7. Hoping to come back, the juniors sco...

Jaguars take down St. James Academy to clench the regional title

Jaguars take down St. James Academy to clench the regional title

Taylir Charest, JAG people editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under FALL, FOOTBALL, SPORTS, Top stories

The Jaguars took the regional title on Friday, Nov. 2, defeating the St. James Academy Thunder 24-7. The Thunder received the kick off to start the game and were forced to punt the ball away on the first drive. Senior defensive back Ben Hanson credits his defensive coach in training them f...

New table tennis club promotes fun and competitive environment for its members

New table tennis club promotes fun and competitive environment for its members

Sophie Lecuru, JagWire features editor

October 28, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

The rhythmic bouncing of pingpong balls and shouts of victory could be heard from the senior cafe as the table tennis club gathered for its weekly meeting at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday Oct. 25. A normal meeting for the club includes table tennis matches to 11 or 21 and king of the court. Students of all s...

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