Mill Valley High School recently engaged in conversations with the Sunflower League regarding the school’s league status. During the process, the Sunflower League extended an offer of membership to Mill Valley.
Currently, we are a member of the Eastern Kansas League (Blue Valley, Blue Valley North, Blue Valley West, Blue Valley Northwest, Blue Valley Southwest, Saint James, Bishop Miege, and St. Thomas Aquinas).
The Sunflower League consists of 13 other schools (Olathe North, Olathe South, Olathe West, Olathe Northwest, Olathe East, Shawnee Mission North, Shawnee Mission Northwest, Shawnee Mission West, Shawnee Mission East, Shawnee Mission South, Lawrence, Lawrence Free State, and Gardner Edgerton).
This 6A league will allow us to compete athletically in the regular season against a majority of the schools we are likely to see in post-season play. In addition, the Sunflower League offers a wide range of non-athletic activities (Debate, Forensics, Scholars Bowl etc.) that will also benefit our students.
I write to inform you that, after much thought and consideration, we have decided to accept the offer and join the Sunflower League with full implementation by fall of the 2020-21 school year. Until that time, we will continue our efforts to be a positive, contributing member of the Eastern Kansas League.