Mill Valley News

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...

Eligible seniors register for the upcoming midterm election

Eligible seniors register for the upcoming midterm election

Sophie Lecuru, JagWire features editor

October 7, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Seniors had the opportunity to register to vote during lunch on Friday, Oct. 5 for the upcoming midterm election. Senior Annie Myers helped organized the voter registration fair and thinks everyone should register because of how easy the process is. “Registering to vote is super easy; you...

Boys golf places seventh in invitational at Sycamore Ridge

Boys golf places seventh in invitational at Sycamore Ridge

Ashlyn Windmiller, JAG reporter

May 3, 2018


Filed under BOYS GOLF, SPORTS, SPRING

The boys golf team headed out to Sycamore Ridge Golf Club for their tournament on Wednesday, May 2, finishing seventh overall with a total score of 310. The undesirable weather dampened the grass, but junior Blake Aerni, who scored a total of 77, believed that the conditions did not affect his p...

StuCo hosts third annual Mr. Mill Valley and raises $300 for the Shawnee Special Olympics

StuCo hosts third annual Mr. Mill Valley and raises $300 for the Shawnee Special Olympics

Ashlyn Windmiller, JAG reporter

March 29, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

  Students and families entered the Little Theatre on Wednesday, March 28 to watch the annual Mr. Mill Valley competition. The contestants included juniors Jack Matchette, Jack Mahoney, Killian O’Brien and Noah Smith and seniors Conner Ward, Mike Turner, Cody Robertson and Justin Grega. The...

Students participate in peaceful walkout to recognize victims of school shooting in Florida

Students participate in peaceful walkout to recognize victims of school shooting in Florida

Ashlyn Windmiller, JAG reporter

March 8, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

A student-led walkout on Thursday, March 8 at the front of the school honored the victims of the Parkland High School shooting. Students left their classrooms at 9:55 a.m. and chosen demonstrators read the names of the victims while dropping roses at 10 a.m.. To end the walkout, organizer senior Clai...

Forensics takes on 33 other schools at the largest tournament of the year

Forensics takes on 33 other schools at the largest tournament of the year

Ashlyn Windmiller, JAG Reporter

March 4, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Students participating in forensics travelled to Olathe Northwest on Saturday, March 3. While they did not place as a team, several members ranked individually. Junior Lauren Rothgeb finished sixth in dramatic interpretation and juniors Elizabeth Joseph and Lucy Graff made it to semifinals as a due...

Psychology club hosts first guest speaker

Psychology club hosts first guest speaker

Anika Roy, JagWire copy editor

March 3, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The newly founded Psychology club hosted its first guest speaker, licensed clinical psychotherapist Lane Laird, on Friday, March 2. Laird shared to members of the club, as well as students enrolled in both Psychology and AP Psychology courses, about his career path and the responsibilities his job entail...

Student Ambassadors hosts annual incoming freshman night

Student Ambassadors hosts annual incoming freshman night

Ashlyn Windmiller, JAG Reporter

February 8, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The Student Ambassadors hosted incoming freshman night on Wednesday, Feb. 7 to introduce current eighth-graders to clubs and activities available at the school. Tables were set up around the commons and gave current students the opportunity to promote their club’s mission statements and bring more peopl...

Boys swim finishes third at Blue Valley West Invitational

Boys swim finishes third at Blue Valley West Invitational

Ashlyn Windmiller, JAG reporter

January 29, 2018


Filed under BOYS SWIM, SPORTS, Top stories, Winter

The boys swim team placed third at the Jaguar Invitational meet on Thursday, Jan. 25. Sophomore Colby Beggs finished 0.3 seconds away from qualifying for state in the 200 meter Individual Medley (IM) and several swimmers placed second in individual events. Sophomore Avery Lawson’s preparation...

Boys swim places first overall at Turner invitational

Boys swim places first overall at Turner invitational

Ashlyn Windmiller, JAG reporter

January 9, 2018


Filed under BOYS SWIM, SPORTS, Winter

Jaguars finished in first with junior Chris Sprenger qualifying for state in both the 100-yard fly and 100-yard backstroke. The boys varsity swim team traveled to Turner High School on Monday, Jan. 8 to compete against seven other EKL teams. Although the meet was successful, Sprenger believes ...

ShananiGanns combines unique products with a vibrant retail environment

ShananiGanns combines unique products with a vibrant retail environment

Ashlyn Windmiller, JAG reporter

December 7, 2017


Filed under SHAWNEE: KEEP IT LOCAL, Special coverage

Upbeat holiday music plays in the background as customers search through a rack of new festive t-shirts. The smile of owner Kristina Gann-Albright welcomes each local as they enter the store. Since ShananiGanns opened in October of 2014, located at 11006 Johnson Dr., the citizens of Shawnee have been...

Shawnee: Keep it Local

Shawnee: Keep it Local

Mill Valley News staff

December 7, 2017


Filed under SHAWNEE: KEEP IT LOCAL, Special coverage, Top stories

From the scent of pizza wafting through the kitchen of Old Shawnee Pizza to sipping hot chocolate with your friends at the Kansas City Ice Center to laughing at the bruises from playing human foosball at Kick it Foos, come explore the ins and outs of Western Shawnee. In this special project, you'll see...

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