Mill Valley News

Baseball finishes their regular season winning against Olathe West

Baseball finishes their regular season winning against Olathe West

Sammie Volkamer, JAG copy editor and organizations editor

May 12, 2019


Filed under BASEBALL, SPORTS, SPRING

In the last game of the regular season, the Jaguars took the win 7-6 against Olathe West Thursday, May 9. Despite their aggressive offense, senior Cole Moore believed they could have improved in other areas. “I thought offensively we played great, however we could’ve cleaned up a few things d...

My childhood made me realize I want to live in Kansas City for the rest of my life

My childhood made me realize I want to live in Kansas City for the rest of my life

Sammie Volkamer, JAG copy editor

May 3, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Growing up, I constantly heard phrases like “I can’t wait to leave Kansas” and “When I turn 18, I’m getting out of Kansas City.” , However, living in Kansas City for 17 years made me realize that I want to live here for the rest of my life. With a population of about 2.1 million, we t...

Baseball defeats Bishop Miege 11-1

Baseball defeats Bishop Miege 11-1

Sammie Volkamer, JAG copy editor and organizations editor

April 18, 2019


Filed under BASEBALL, SPORTS, SPRING

An 11-1 victory Tuesday, April 16 against Bishop Miege caused the Jaguars’ record to become 6-3 for the season so far. Going into the game, senior Alex Kremer and the team had the motivation to win. “We knew that it was another EKL game and all of the teams in our league play tough baseb...

Baseball defeats Blue Valley Northwest 2-1

Baseball defeats Blue Valley Northwest 2-1

Sammie Volkamer, JAG copy editor and organizations editor

April 4, 2019


Filed under BASEBALL, SPORTS, SPRING, Top stories

The baseball team won 2-1 against Blue Valley Northwest on Tuesday, April 2. The Jaguars started off with senior Alex Kremer scoring from a RBI from senior Ethan Keopke in the bottom of the third inning. According to Keopke, the team felt confident going into the game. “I think we played a...

Students attend an improved Career Fair

Students attend an improved Career Fair

Sammie Volkamer, JAG copy editor and organizations editor

February 22, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Students from four high schools, Mill Valley, De Soto, Basehor-Linwood and Eudora, gathered on Tuesday, Feb. 19 to attend the second Career Fair held by USD 232. At the Career Fair, students had the opportunity to experience in-person networking with 67 businesses and attend an interview tips session. Counselor Chri...

Robotics finishes robot for regionals

Robotics finishes robot for regionals

Samantha Volkamer, JAG copy editor and organizations editor

February 21, 2019


Filed under NEWS

The Robotics team finished their robot on Tuesday, Feb. 19, after six weeks of almost daily workdays to prepare for their regional competition. According to senior Tyler Hilk, the robot will perform various activities at the competition. “The robot picks up dodgeballs that are 11-13 inches ...

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...

Adult rights should be given all at once

Adult rights should be given all at once

Samantha Volkamer, JAG copy editor and organizations editor

November 27, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

After witnessing many seniors vote in this year’s midterm elections, I began to think about when you truly become an adult. Legally, one is an adult when they turn 18, but due to other laws and restrictions, that is not really the case. While I think the age to become an adult should not be 18, I do...

Robotics team modifies toy cars for special needs children

Robotics team modifies toy cars for special needs children

Samantha Volkamer, JAG copy editor and organizations editor

November 18, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

To give children with special needs a toy that works for them, the robotics team worked with Variety KC, to benefit their Go Baby Go program, to modify toy cars on Saturday, Nov. 17. The team created the cars for the kids they were sponsoring, Jeremiah and Micah. After a positive experience la...

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...

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