Mill Valley News

Updated substance abuse contract outlines penalties for extracurricular activities

Updated substance abuse contract outlines penalties for extracurricular activities

Steven Curto, JagWire A&E editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The KSHSAA substance abuse policy was revised in December 2018 to specify consequences students in extracurricular and co-curricular activities face if they violated the agreement signed at the beginning of the year. The policy states that these violations consist of being caught using “alcohol, tobacc...

School to switch to Sunflower League

School to switch to Sunflower League

Katya Gillig, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

January 19, 2019


Filed under SPORTS, Top stories

Mill Valley will be moving to the Sunflower League for all activities in the 2020-21 school year. The move comes three years after the school switched to the Eastern Kansas League. One of the main reasons for switching leagues was to play more 6A teams, according to athletic director Jerald VanRheen...

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...

Swim teams suffer from ventilation issues at practice pool

Swim teams suffer from ventilation issues at practice pool

Nora Lucas and Lexi Flipse

April 21, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, SPRING

Both the boys and girls swim teams have consistently had problems with ventilation at their practice location, Indian Trails Middle School. These problems cause athletes to have trouble breathing, making practice more difficult and decreasing performance. After contact between coaches, athletic dire...

Academic letter ceremony moved to halftime of varsity boys basketball game

Academic letter ceremony moved to halftime of varsity boys basketball game

Annika Lehan, JAG organizations editor

November 27, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Students, whose grade point average was 3.7 or higher for two consecutive semesters, and their parents were notified on Wednesday, Nov. 1 that they had been invited to this year’s academic letter ceremony. However, instead of the traditional ceremony like the ones held in previous years, the ceremony...

Party culture: breaking down the negative repercussions that are often overlooked, forgotten or ignored

Party culture: breaking down the negative repercussions that are often overlooked, forgotten or ignored

Tricia Drumm and Nora Lucas

November 16, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Top stories

In elementary school, the counselor would visit your class and talk about drugs and alcohol. Back then, it was a foreign concept. You were eight years old, and the most alcohol you had ever seen was the wine at church or in your parents’ cabinet high up out of your reach. You didn’t even know what mar...

Administration and athletic staff reinforce safety regulations

Administration and athletic staff reinforce safety regulations

Ally Nguyen, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

August 31, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

In light of the first football game of the season, administration wants to remind students and community members that school rules and KSHAA regulations still apply at all sporting events. Banned items include: backpacks, duffel bags, baby powder, outside food/drink and drones. According to associate...

Seniors recognized in annual athletic signing ceremony

Seniors recognized in annual athletic signing ceremony

Allison Winker, JAG people editor

May 4, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The gym filled with students, community members and multicolored balloons as thirty students signed to various schools to continue their athletic careers in college on Tuesday, May 2. These seniors were recognized at the school’s annual athletic signing ceremony by the administration for their ...

Eastern Kansas League challenges and improves athletes across all sports

Eastern Kansas League challenges and improves athletes across all sports

Braden Shaw, JagWire editor-in-chief

April 15, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

The first year of Mill Valley athletics competing in the Eastern Kansas League provided both new challenges and a change of pace from the previous years in the Kaw Valley League. The athletic year thus far has been highlighted by another football state championship, first place league finishes fo...

First season in the EKL league deemed successful by teams, coaches

First season in the EKL league deemed successful by teams, coaches

Braden Shaw, JagWire editor-in-chief

April 11, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Top stories

The first year of Mill Valley athletics competing in the Eastern Kansas League provided new challenges from the previous years in the Kaw Valley League. The athletic year thus far has been highlighted by another football state championship, first place league finishes for both bowling teams and seco...

Letters From The Editors: State champions

Letters From The Editors: State champions

Justin Curto and Jena Smith

December 5, 2015


Filed under BLOGS, LETTERS FROM THE EDITORS

Welcome back to Letters From The Editors. In our last blog, we were getting ready for Thanksgiving (read: relaxation time). More importantly, we mentioned our preparations for covering the state football championship. State football wasn’t our first major event to coordinate coverage for, so finding a repor...

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