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Baseball wins 4-2 against Olathe West on Thursday, May 10

Baseball wins 4-2 against Olathe West on Thursday, May 10

Abby Layton, JagWire A&E editor

May 16, 2018


Filed under BASEBALL, SPORTS, SPRING

The baseball team played against Olathe West on Thursday, May 10 and won 4-2. This was also senior night for the team, and the seniors were honored before the start of the game. According to outfielder Will Morris, he and the rest of the senior players were looking forward to senior night in part...

Journalism wins seventh state title in 5A state contest

Journalism wins seventh state title in 5A state contest

Alison Booth, JagWire editor-in-chief

May 13, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Spotlight, Top stories

The journalism state team took first in the 5A Sweepstakes at the Kansas Scholastic Press Association state contest on Saturday, May 5, winning its seventh state title in 15 years. Competing against nine other 5A Kansas high schools, Mill Valley took first by three points, defeating 2017 state champion ...

Before the Bell: Students’ lives before school

Before the Bell: Students’ lives before school

Tricia Drumm, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

April 25, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Backpack snug on your shoulders, textbooks in hand, you stroll into school with 15 minutes to spare. Fifteen minutes until the five-minute bell pulls you through your schedule. With the time you have left, what will you do? Maybe you’ll get some extra help on your Chemistry homework or lean agai...

Defining student rights inside and outside the schoolhouse gate

Defining student rights inside and outside the schoolhouse gate

Alison Booth and Elizabeth Joseph

March 16, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Spotlight, Top stories

With a polarized social and political climate, more and more of us have been challenged to speak up and use their voices. Whether it’s in school or on social media, students have been coming together and rallying for change. However, the responses to these actions from both peers and adults have rang...

Be open-minded when it comes to experiencing new friendships

Be open-minded when it comes to experiencing new friendships

Alison Booth and Victoria Wright

March 13, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

When we first met, we couldn’t have pictured being friends. In our 21st Century Journalism class, the two of us hardly acknowledged each other. I, Alison, was incredibly interested in writing and the technicalities of investigative journalism and politically left-leaning (as seen in the Bernie Sanders ...

Upcoming bond issue enables district renovation

Upcoming bond issue enables district renovation

Elizabeth Joseph, JagWire reporter

March 13, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Voters in the community will soon have the opportunity to approve or reject a bond for the De Soto school district. A bond, which provides funding for large capital projects, has the potential to pave the way for renovations on the school, as well as the rest of the district. The bond can also fund a...

Boys basketball finishes fourth at state tournament

Boys basketball finishes fourth at state tournament

Katya Gillig, JagWire sports editor

March 10, 2018


Filed under BOYS BASKETBALL, SPORTS, Winter

The boys basketball team lost to the Pittsburg Purple Dragons, 58-56 ,in the third place game of the state tournament on Saturday, March 10. The Jags finished the season 12-13. The Purple Dragons started off the first quarter on a 10-0 run. The Jaguars fought back with baskets from seniors Ike V...

Boys basketball falls to Bishop Carroll 58-47 in state semifinals

Boys basketball falls to Bishop Carroll 58-47 in state semifinals

Tricia Drumm and Katya Gillig

March 9, 2018


Filed under BOYS BASKETBALL, SPORTS, Winter

The boys basketball team fell to the Bishop Carroll Golden Eagles 58-47 on Friday, March 9 in the state semifinal game. The Golden Eagles started the game off with three straight field goals to take a 8-0 lead. The Jaguars battled back with a two-pointer from freshman Keeshawn Mason, two free throws ...

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