Mill Valley News

Bands present their Spring Concert

Bands present their Spring Concert

Maddie Schaffer, JAG reporter and Photographer

March 6, 2019


Filed under NEWS

The band performed in their annual spring concert on Monday, March 4 after facing difficulties with practice time. With snow day after snow day, many high schools near the Johnson County area have been experiencing a significant loss in school days. This directly affected the band’s time to prep...

Boys swim places second at Olathe South meet

Boys swim places second at Olathe South meet

Sam Hanson, JagWire reporter/photographer

January 19, 2019


Filed under BOYS SWIM, SPORTS

After scoring 484 points through 12 events, the boys swim team finished second place out of six schools at a meet hosted by Olathe South on Wednesday, Jan. 16. The team won four of the events, including the 200 Yard Medley Relay, the 100 Yard Butterfly, the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay and the 100 Yard Breas...

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...

Stuco implements prom theme, ‘Dancing Through the Decades,’ into the prom pep assembly

Stuco implements prom theme, ‘Dancing Through the Decades,’ into the prom pep assembly

Sammie Volkamer, JAG reporter

April 15, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Students in the bleachers roar in excitement as the prom candidates perform to songs during the prom pep assembly on Friday, April 13. With the 2017-2018 school year almost finished, StuCo hosted the year’s final pep assembly. For about a month, student body secretary junior Hannah Barnes worked w...

Girls soccer defeats Olathe North 4-0 at home

Girls soccer defeats Olathe North 4-0 at home

Sydney Parker, JAG managing/copy editor

March 29, 2018


Filed under GIRLS SOCCER, SPORTS, SPRING

The girls soccer team defeated Olathe North 4-0 at home on Wednesday, March 28, bringing the season record to 3-0. Less than two minutes into the game, senior Adde Hinkle scored the first goal of the game for the Lady Jags. Being able to gain an early lead helped senior center defender Gracie Eck...

Special services department hosts third annual prom

Special services department hosts third annual prom

Ashlyn Windmiller, JAG reporter

February 13, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

As an upbeat playlist echoed from the speakers, students and staff members from a variety of Kansas high schools gathered in the Mill Valley auxiliary gym for the 2018 prom. A collection of Valentine’s Day themed decorations lined the walls and unique activities such as a movie room and game table were se...

Band students join outside groups to develop as musicians

Band students join outside groups to develop as musicians

Tricia Drumm and Annie Myers

December 27, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

When sophomore Cael Duffin strikes his drumstick against the drumhead on Saturday, Dec. 2, everyone gazes his way. However, he’s not surrounded by his usual Blue 1 class, but rather his peers in his educational band in Overland Park. Other students who are in outside bands can relate to this as wel...

Choir members end year with senior showcase

Choir members end year with senior showcase

Laken Wagner, JAG Editor-in-Chief

May 11, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Applause roared inside the little theater on Friday, May 5 as ten seniors took the stage during the choir department’s annual senior showcase. With songs ranging from “Think of Me” from Phantom of the Opera, sung by senior Lesa Tilden, to “Taylor, the Latte Boy” by Kristin Chenoweth, sung by s...

Boys tennis defeated in tournament at home

Boys tennis defeated in tournament at home

Erin Miller, Mill Valley News reporter

May 7, 2017


Filed under BOYS TENNIS, SPORTS, SPRING, Top stories

The boys tennis team placed second in the home tournament against St. James, Atchison, Ottawa, De Soto and Lansing. Senior Adam Grube thought that their time commitment to practice helped them in the tournament. “I feel like we played well as a team,” Grube said. “We had been working h...

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