Mill Valley News

Bees play a significant role in our agriculture and environment

Bees play a significant role in our agriculture and environment

Elizabeth Joseph and Anna Owsley

April 29, 2019


Filed under FEATURES

On your fourth grade field trip, you are strolling through the park when a fellow student shrieks. Immediately, everyone turns into statues as the sound of buzzing gets louder and louder. While not usually on our mind until they get too close, bees play an active role in the world around us. From honey to the pollinatio...

Varsity athletes choose between sports

Varsity athletes choose between sports

Jakob Twigg, JagWire sports editor

April 25, 2019


Filed under SPORTS, SPRING

As the spring sports season begins, some varsity girls cross country runners are faced with the choice of running track or playing soccer. For those who have found success in both sports, this choice will define their athletic career for years to come. For some freshmen, such as Quincy Hubert, th...

KSHAA faces decline in full-time referees

KSHAA faces decline in full-time referees

Sam Hanson and Jakob Twigg

March 27, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

A study conducted by the National Association of Sports Officials showed 53 percent of youth sports officiators have felt unsafe or threatened by spectators and coaches while working a game. This, along with a number of referees reaching retirement age, is causing KSHAA to work to quell the growing sh...

Senior Chris Sprenger is the most decorated swimmer in school history

Senior Chris Sprenger is the most decorated swimmer in school history

Jakob Twigg, JagWire sports editor

March 20, 2019


Filed under FEATURES, SPORTS

Since his career began at the age of six, swimming has played a major part of senior Chris Sprenger’s life. He currently holds five individual school swim records, and is part of all three relay records for Mill Valley. During the state meet this year, he placed second in the 100-yard breaststroke an...

Q&A with principal Tobie Waldeck

Q&A with principal Tobie Waldeck

Jakob Twigg, JagWire sports editor

March 5, 2019


Filed under Special coverage

JagWire: Can you tell me about where you went to school? Principal Tobie Waldeck: I went to the Sumner Academy of Arts and Sciences in Kansas City, Kansas for high school.I wrestled at Fort Hays State University for a short time, then I transfered to Emporia State University. JW: What is one th...

Boys basketball falls to Shawnee Mission North in first round of substate

Boys basketball falls to Shawnee Mission North in first round of substate

Jakob Twigg, JagWire sports editor

February 27, 2019


Filed under BOYS BASKETBALL, SPORTS, Top stories, Winter

The boys basketball team lost to the Shawnee Mission North Indians with a final score of 55-46 on Monday, Feb 25. The Jaguars suffered a hard fought defeat, bringing an end to their season. Despite the loss, junior Braedan Wiltse believes that the Jaguars played well during the first half. ...

Students play in recreational basketball league

Students play in recreational basketball league

Jakob Twigg and John Lehan

February 6, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

The sounds of cheering and laughter filled the space of Okun Fieldhouse as recreational league basketball teams Brian’s Feet and A.N.D. duked it out in a tense matchup.  As the last two minutes slowly petered away, both teams put up point after point in an effort to close out the game. When the cl...

NHS members participate in Natalie M. Fashion Show

NHS members participate in Natalie M. Fashion Show

Sammie Volkamer, JAG copy editor and organizations editor

February 5, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

  At the Natalie M. Fashion Show on Sunday, Feb. 3, multiple students in NHS walked the runway to benefit schools and students in the greater Kansas City Area. Seniors Fatima Hernandez and Sydney Njorage each won a scholarship giving money to help pay for their college tuition and help fun...

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