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The forensics team has five students place in top ten in Olathe North West and Blue Valley West tournaments

The forensics team has five students place in top ten in Olathe North West and Blue Valley West tournaments

Anna Ricker, JAG photographer

March 5, 2019


Filed under NEWS

The forensics team travelled to Olathe Northwest and Blue Valley West for their tournaments on Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3. Although they did not place as a team at either tournament, multiple students placed in individual events. At the ONW tournament, freshman Taylor Doyle and Grac...

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...

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