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Seminar class deepens the relationship between student and teacher

Seminar class deepens the relationship between student and teacher

Abby Layton, Mill Valley News social media editor
May 15, 2017
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After a long day of classes, students end their time in school by spending 40 minutes in their seminar class. Many students spend most of their high school career in the same seminar, and this is the case for senior Eli Soell. He has had broadcast adviser Dorothy Swafford as his seminar teacher since...

Drama teacher Jon Copeland’s room encourages creativity, creates home away from home for senior Diana Auckly

Drama teacher Jon Copeland’s room encourages creativity, creates home away from home for senior Diana Auckly

Alison Booth, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief
April 26, 2017
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Upon walking into drama teacher Jon Copeland’s room, students are met with a dimly lit atmosphere comprised of poster-covered walls, abstract artwork and, most significantly, Copeland himself. Senior Diana Auckly was first introduced to Copeland’s room after joining the musical her freshman year and b...

Community evaluates the virtual private networks controversy

Community evaluates the virtual private networks controversy

Abby Layton, Mill Valley News social media editor
April 15, 2017
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A student walks into school, looking down at her phone. As the phone connects to the school’s Wi-Fi, social media apps like Snapchat and Instagram can no longer be used. As a solution, she turns on her VPN, or a virtual private network, on her phone. Sophomore Brian Parks, a student who uses a VPN...

Student nutrition assistant Pam King adds value to school’s Snack Shack

Student nutrition assistant Pam King adds value to school’s Snack Shack

Alison Booth, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief
April 9, 2017
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“How are you today?” student nutrition assistant Pam King asks each student as she hands them their requested snack from the Snack Shack. Each student, in return, smiles and answers, either stopping to have a full conversation or continuing throughout the lunchroom. King, sometimes known t...

Senior Mitch Willoughby adjusts to being the sole diver for the swim team

Senior Mitch Willoughby adjusts to being the sole diver for the swim team

Lexi Flipse, Mill Valley News social media editor
April 7, 2017
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After placing first at state in dive, senior Mitch Willoughby smiles and laughs while standing next to the second place diver on the podium. The season, and his dive career, have come to a close with a splash. Throughout his high school career, Willoughby traveled to Lawrence to receive coaching for...

Human Growth and Development students learn the challenge of parenting

Human Growth and Development students learn the challenge of parenting

Mia Thomas, Mill Valley News reporter
March 31, 2017
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In Human Growth and Development classes, students each year participate in the “Baby Think It Over” project, which allows students to take care of an electronic baby that simulates the behaviors of a real newborn baby. The baby acts like a newborn in the sense that it must be fed, diapered and bu...

Senior Sue Kim named Presidential Scholar candidate

Senior Sue Kim named Presidential Scholar candidate

Jakob Twigg, JagWire sports editor
March 28, 2017
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Senior Sue Kim was named a candidate for the U.S. Presidential Scholars program, a prestigious achievement awarded to a select few high school seniors. On May 23 in 1964,  President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Executive Order 11155 which recognizes and honors some of the most distinguished graduating ...

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