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Mill Valley News is an award-winning student-run news source combining the efforts of the JagWire newspaper, the JAG yearbook and Mill Valley Television.

‪The news should stop treating regular winter weather like an emergency, according to reporter Taylir Charest.‬‪Read the...
12/03/2019
Why has normal winter weather become an emergency?

‪The news should stop treating regular winter weather like an emergency, according to reporter Taylir Charest.‬

‪Read the rest of her opinion here:‬

https://www.mvnews.org/why-has-normal-winter-weather-become-an-emergency/‬

Over the long holiday weekend, weather across America was almost the only thing talked about on the news. Winter storm watches and warnings, along with high wind advisories, flooded the news headlines. When did regular winter weather become such big news? According to NBC Nightly News, 21 million pe...

Led by quarterback Cooper Marsh and running back Tyler Green, the football team won its third state title in five years ...
12/01/2019
Football team brings home state title after 40-31 shootout victory over Wichita Northwest

Led by quarterback Cooper Marsh and running back Tyler Green, the football team won its third state title in five years Saturday, Nov. 30 at Pittsburg State University. Read reporter Ben Wieland’s story and browse photos by MVNews photographers.
https://www.mvnews.org/football-team-brings-home-state-title-after-40-31-shootout-victory-over-wichita-northwest/

Redemption came quickly for kicker Chris Tennant. Just five minutes after missing a crucial extra point that would’ve given his team a seven-point lead, Mill Valley sent him back onto the field to attempt a 33-yard field goal that, with his team ahead by six and only 33 seconds on the clock, would...

Junior Audrey Hereth and sophomore Derik Bandad share how music plays a major role in their lives.https://www.mvnews.org...
11/28/2019
Musical talent among students

Junior Audrey Hereth and sophomore Derik Bandad share how music plays a major role in their lives.

https://www.mvnews.org/musical-talent-among-students/

Since the age of four, when he received his first guitar, sophomore Derik Bandad has had an undeniable love for music. “I got this three-fourths sized guitar, so it looked more like a ukulele but had six strings,” Derik said. “That was my first mentality of [wanting] to play guitar. When I tur...

The impeachment inquiry stands at the forefront of American politics, so JagWire staffers asked AP Government teacher Ia...
11/27/2019
Everything you need to know about impeachment

The impeachment inquiry stands at the forefront of American politics, so JagWire staffers asked AP Government teacher Ian Nichols commonly asked questions about impeachment and provide a timeline of the inquiry.

Check it out here:

https://www.mvnews.org/everything-you-need-to-know-about-impeachment/

JagWire: Why is trump being Impeached? Ian Nichols: The current House of Representative is investigating whether President Trump’s withholding of funds to Ukraine was for national security purposes or if it was for commercial purposes, or to hurt a potential rival. JW: What is the difference betwe...

On Saturday, Mill Valley will play Wichita Northwest for its third state title in five years. Here are five questions th...
11/25/2019
Five questions that will decide the football state championship

On Saturday, Mill Valley will play Wichita Northwest for its third state title in five years.

Here are five questions that will decide the game, plus a prediction from reporter Ben Wieland.

https://www.mvnews.org/five-questions-that-will-decide-the-football-state-championship/

The Jaguars are headed to their third state championship game in four years, this time against offensive powerhouse Wichita Northwest. At 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, the two teams will face off at Pittsburg State University’s football stadium for the 5A state title. These are the five questions that...

JAG staffers review a variety of items at the popular Sombrero’s Mexican Cantina restaurant in Shawnee.Read what they ha...
11/25/2019
Review: Sombrero’s Mexican Cantina

JAG staffers review a variety of items at the popular Sombrero’s Mexican Cantina restaurant in Shawnee.

Read what they have to say here:

https://www.mvnews.org/review-sombreros-mexican-cantina/#image

The smell of sizzling fajitas and the taste of salty chips and spicy salsa are just some of the reasons people love eating Mexican food. Located at 22702 Midland Drive in Shawnee, five minutes from Mill Valley, Sombrero’s Mexican Cantina keeps a steady stream of customers coming back for more. We ...

StuCo hosted its third annual “Clubsgiving” on Tuesday, allowing clubs to interact, play games and enjoy a potluck meal ...
11/21/2019
StuCo hosts third annual “Clubsgiving”

StuCo hosted its third annual “Clubsgiving” on Tuesday, allowing clubs to interact, play games and enjoy a potluck meal together.

Check out the story and photo gallery here:

https://www.mvnews.org/stuco-hosts-third-annual-clubsgiving/

StuCo hosted its third annual “Clubsgiving” Tuesday, Nov. 19. All clubs and organizations were invited to the dinner, and it gave students a chance to meet people from other clubs. Clubsgiving is all about bringing the student body together and meeting new people, according to Clubsgiving commit...

JagWire reporter Aiden Burke believes the theater department should continue producing ‘famous’ shows like “Newsies” bec...
11/20/2019
The theater department should produce ‘famous’ shows more often

JagWire reporter Aiden Burke believes the theater department should continue producing ‘famous’ shows like “Newsies” because they draw a larger, more enthusiastic audience.

Read his opinion here:

https://www.mvnews.org/the-theater-department-should-produce-famous-shows-more-often/#image

Theater students performed their production of “Newsies” for this year’s musical. Performances in the past few years have included renditions of “42nd Street,” “Hello Dolly” and “30 Reasons Not to go Into the Woods,” but seldom are the musicals that the theatre chooses to produce a...

Science Olympiad placed fourth overall at Olathe North’s O-Town Throwdown yesterday, the team’s first tournament of the ...
11/17/2019
Science Olympiad placed fourth at their first tournament of the year

Science Olympiad placed fourth overall at Olathe North’s O-Town Throwdown yesterday, the team’s first tournament of the year. They took first in the Astronomy, Dynamic Planet and Water Quality events.

Read all about it here:

https://www.mvnews.org/science-olympiad-placed-fourth-at-their-first-tournament-of-the-year/

The Science Olympiad team competed in their first tournament of the year at the O-Town Throwdown, hosted by Olathe North Saturday, Nov. 16. The team placed fourth overall and had six first place finishes; senior AJ Lee and sophomore Gavin Barton placed first in Astronomy, seniors Eva Burke and Joan....

The debate team hosted the Aaron Thomas Memorial Invitational this weekend. With 29 schools from Kansas and Missouri in ...
11/17/2019
Mill Valley hosts Aaron Thomas Memorial Invitational

The debate team hosted the Aaron Thomas Memorial Invitational this weekend. With 29 schools from Kansas and Missouri in attendance, it was the second largest tournament in the state.

Read the full story here:

https://www.mvnews.org/mill-valley-hosts-aaron-thomas-memorial-invitational/#image

The debate team hosted the second annual Aaron Thomas Memorial Invitational, the second largest tournament in the state, at Mill Valley and Monticello Trails Middle School Friday, Nov. 15 and Saturday, Nov. 16. Around 200 teams from 29 schools around Kansas and Missouri were in attendance. While Mil...

The football team defeated De Soto 18-7 last night with a second half comeback.‬ They will face St. Thomas Aquinas next ...
11/17/2019
Football defeats De Soto 18-7

The football team defeated De Soto 18-7 last night with a second half comeback.‬ They will face St. Thomas Aquinas next Friday for a spot in the championship game.

Read the full story here:

https://www.mvnews.org/football-defeats-de-soto-18-7/

The football team settled their rivalry against De Soto Friday, Nov. 15, beating the Wildcats 18-7 in a tight game. The defense shut down De Soto’s offense, allowing only one scoring drive and limiting their offense to just 169 total yards. Down 7-2 at the end of the first half, the Jaguars came b...

Four Engineering Design and Development students have started their year-long project to create a modified seatbelt for ...
11/16/2019
Engineering students start year-long project to help a family affected by Christianson syndrome

Four Engineering Design and Development students have started their year-long project to create a modified seatbelt for individuals with special needs, specifically one to aid an Olathe West student with Christianson syndrome.

Read the full story here:
https://www.mvnews.org/engineering-students-start-year-long-project-to-help-a-family-affected-by-christianson-syndrome/

Four students in Engineering Design and Development began their year-long project Friday, Nov. 15. Students in this class are required to choose a problem in the world that interests them and find a solution for it. Seniors Alex Heinking, Brett Bellmyer, Nathan Greenfield and Nolan Leininger met wit...

UPDATE: Two Mill Valley seniors, whose names will remain anonymous, confessed to vandalizing the school on Wednesday nig...
11/15/2019
Vandals spray-paint graffiti outside school and break window

UPDATE: Two Mill Valley seniors, whose names will remain anonymous, confessed to vandalizing the school on Wednesday night.

Read the updated story below:

https://www.mvnews.org/vandals-spray-paint-graffiti-outside-school-and-break-window/

This story is developing. More details will be added to the story as they are announced. Update at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov, 14: Story edited to include information from Shawnee police department’s Twitter account. Vandals spray-painted portions of the school’s exterior and attempted to throw a b...

Around 10 p.m. last night, vandals spray-painted profane words and images outside the school and threw a brick at a wind...
11/15/2019
Vandals spray-paint graffiti outside school and break window

Around 10 p.m. last night, vandals spray-painted profane words and images outside the school and threw a brick at a window.

Read the latest on the situation, including confirmed facts from school resource officer Mo Loridon and released images of a suspect.

https://www.mvnews.org/vandals-spray-paint-graffiti-outside-school-and-break-window/

This story is developing. More details will be added to the story as they are announced. Update at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov, 14: Story edited to include information from Shawnee police department’s Twitter account. Vandals spray-painted portions of the school’s exterior and attempted to throw a b...

Often known for his eccentricity, physics teacher Ryan Johnston was interviewed about his mysterious nature. Read the Q&...
11/14/2019
Mr. Johnston: Debriefed

Often known for his eccentricity, physics teacher Ryan Johnston was interviewed about his mysterious nature.

Read the Q&A here: https://www.mvnews.org/mr-johnston-debriefed/

JAG: What are your hobbies? Ryan Johnston: I enjoy reading mostly philosophy, science fiction and fantasy. [I also like] going into nature to walk as long as the location has a lot of trees and not a lot of people or buildings; those [locations] tend to be parks. J: What kind of music do you...

‪Students participated in StuCo’s Open Mic Night last night by performing stand-up comedy, lip-syncing and singing karao...
11/13/2019
Students participate in Open Mic Night

‪Students participated in StuCo’s Open Mic Night last night by performing stand-up comedy, lip-syncing and singing karaoke.‬

‪Check out a photo gallery and read more about it here: https://www.mvnews.org/students-participate-in-open-mic-night/‬

A humming espresso machine, hot beverages and pastries, a packed cafe and a classic karaoke rendition of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” all contributed to the Country Club Cafe’s ambiance at Open Mic Night Tuesday, Nov. 12. Organized, publicized and led by StuCo, the event was held from 6 to 8 ...

‪As hype for the Mill Valley - De Soto game on Friday builds, read a breakdown of both teams (including video) + a game ...
11/11/2019
Game Preview: Football team takes on De Soto in massive rivalry matchup

‪As hype for the Mill Valley - De Soto game on Friday builds, read a breakdown of both teams (including video) + a game prediction from reporter Ben Wieland

https://www.mvnews.org/game-preview-football-team-takes-on-de-soto-in-massive-rivalry-matchup/‬

When Mill Valley runs the ball In the regular season, Mill Valley’s impressive run game took care of weaker opponents and kept the team in games against teams like Bishop Miege and St. Thomas Aquinas. In the postseason, though, it’s been nothing short of dominant. The mix of running backs Tyler ...

Buy your spirit wear for the Mill Valley - De Soto showdown before forms are due, by 10 a.m. tomorrow! See more informat...
11/10/2019
Spirit wear sold for USD 232 rivalry football game

Buy your spirit wear for the Mill Valley - De Soto showdown before forms are due, by 10 a.m. tomorrow!

See more information about the spirit wear and its contribution to the De Soto Food Pantry here:
https://www.mvnews.org/spirit-wear-sold-for-usd-232-rivalry-football-game/

Brimming with anticipation, the USD 232 district awaits its intradistrict football showdown, taking place Friday, Nov. 16 at De Soto High School. It’s been 15 years since the schools faced each other on the field, and there is no shortage of school spirit on either side; therefore, it’s only fit...

JAG staffer Allison Seck argues that colleges should offer more scholarships for studying abroad. Read her opinion and c...
11/09/2019
Colleges should offer more scholarships for studying abroad

JAG staffer Allison Seck argues that colleges should offer more scholarships for studying abroad.

Read her opinion and check out her photos taken abroad here:
https://www.mvnews.org/colleges-should-offer-more-scholarships-for-studying-abroad/

Studying abroad is one of the most beneficial experiences a young person can have. By studying in a new country, you can learn firsthand about different cultures and social norms. By learning that firsthand, it helps us become more socially aware and sensitive to the world around us. This summer, I....

Students are performing their fall musical "Newsies" this week, the first show taking place tonight.Check out a photo ga...
11/09/2019
Students get ready for their production of “Newsies”

Students are performing their fall musical "Newsies" this week, the first show taking place tonight.

Check out a photo gallery to get a sneak peak and read about how students prepared for the show here:
https://www.mvnews.org/students-get-ready-for-their-production-of-newsies/

This year’s musical “Newsies” features 75 cast members and 23 crew members. The production is based on the 1992 film “Newsies.” In the show, publisher of The World Joseph Pulitzer raises the prices of newspapers to increase profits, making it more difficult for newsies to make a living and...

It’s been 15 years since MV and DHS have played in football. Next Friday will be epic at DHS stadium. Show your support ...
11/09/2019
MV-DHS 232 Showdown

It’s been 15 years since MV and DHS have played in football. Next Friday will be epic at DHS stadium. Show your support for either team and for the De Soto food pantry by ordering spirit wear from Spot On Apparel. Monday morning is the deadline to order. Spread the word!
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfZBtWrbvPdWxz0DEmsbER7vv1n49mmwdqmWV1B0S0YAqLzsQ/viewform?edit_requested=true&usp=embed_facebook

Join in next Friday's friendly district showdown with gear in your school color. Take a look at items below.... Gildan short sleeve (SS) tee, long sleeve (LS) tee, crewneck and hoodie in navy or forest green, Comfort Colors SS tee. $2 from each item sold goes to the Desoto Food Pantry, in cash or ca...

To make reading the novel "Frankenstein" even more engaging, English 12 classes worked in groups to make their own monst...
11/09/2019
English 12 classes participate in Frankenstein themed project

To make reading the novel "Frankenstein" even more engaging, English 12 classes worked in groups to make their own monster and write an original story about their creation.

Read the full story here:
https://www.mvnews.org/english-12-classes-participate-in-frankenstein-themed-project/

During the week of Monday, Nov. 4 through Friday, Nov. 8, seniors in English 12 classes completed a “Frankenstein” themed project. The project required them to make their own monster out of things around their house or craft supplies and write a story to go along with it. Students made their mon...

StuCo and other volunteers particpated in Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat this week to collect food this week for the D...
11/08/2019
Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat collects donations for De Soto Food Pantry

StuCo and other volunteers particpated in Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat this week to collect food this week for the De Soto Kansas Food Pantry.

Read all about it here:
https://www.mvnews.org/trick-or-treat-so-others-can-eat-collects-food-for-de-soto-food-pantry/

StuCo, with the help of over 50 students, collected donations for the De Soto Kansas Food Pantry Monday, Nov. 4 through Wednesday, Nov. 6, making over 1500 bags of food and other supplies for families in need. Senior Avery Altman, a StuCo volunteer, believed the event was very successful. “We were...

Ceramics classes are working on their "One-Word Tile" projects as a fun way to express themselves through art. Students ...
11/08/2019
Ceramics classes start their “One-Word Tile” project

Ceramics classes are working on their "One-Word Tile" projects as a fun way to express themselves through art. Students choose one one word that has a special meaning to them to base their sculpture on.

Read the full story here:
https://www.mvnews.org/ceramics-classes-start-their-one-word-tile-project/#image

The start of the second quarter marks the beginning of “One-Word Tile” projects for ceramics students. The project consists of students choosing a meaningful word and creating a clay tile masterpiece displaying it. Sophomore Carly Knight describes the project as very artist-led, as it gives her ...

Read about what students from different grade levels have to say about their high school experience here:https://www.mvn...
11/06/2019
Students give insight into the current high school experience

Read about what students from different grade levels have to say about their high school experience here:
https://www.mvnews.org/what-is-high-school-really-like/

The high school journey is one full of ups, downs, twists, turns and lots of roadblocks. People take many different paths, all with the same end result, to move on to bigger and better things after graduation. For freshman Brayden Heath, his high school career has started off very well. “So far [h...

French IV and French NHS students traveled to Monticello Trails to teach middle schoolers basic French language skills. ...
11/05/2019
Students in French IV and French NHS tutor younger students

French IV and French NHS students traveled to Monticello Trails to teach middle schoolers basic French language skills.

Check out the story and photo gallery here:
https://www.mvnews.org/students-in-french-iv-and-french-nhs-tutor-younger-students/

Members of French NHS and students enrolled in French IV volunteered to tutor Monticello Trails middle schoolers Monday, Nov. 4. According to junior Morgan Prosser, French NHS wanted to advertise the French classes available at Mill Valley. “We wanted to take part in a community event by spreading...

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