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Integration of STEM in education encourages students to explore interests and future careers

Integration of STEM in education encourages students to explore interests and future careers

Nora Lucas and Elizabeth Joseph

February 17, 2018


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Though the current discussion about what K-12 curriculum should look like is often dividing and polarizing, there is one common ideal most Americans can agree on: high school students need to be more prepared for careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The push toward STEM is seen ...

The Catty Shack sells Catty Grams for Valentine’s Day

The Catty Shack sells Catty Grams for Valentine’s Day

Gabrielle Cabrera, JAG reporter

February 16, 2018


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  The Catty Shack sold Catty Grams to students, which were delivered to their classmates on Wednesday Feb. 14 during seminar. Catty Shack decided to sell Catty Grams for $1 for students to give to their friends or significant others. “Our promotional specialist, [senior] Shayne Howell, came up with the idea,” junior Caroline Rutl...

Multiple married couples share experiences working together at Mill Valley

Multiple married couples share experiences working together at Mill Valley

Katya Gillig and Tricia Drumm

February 15, 2018


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Coming to school, gifted services facilitator Carmen Shelly and media center specialist Andy Shelly walk through the doors together. While they go their separate ways, they both know they’re just a door apart. Carmen and Andy first met at Bethel College in 1981, where he worked in admissions and ...

Students find work taking care of kids at daycares, JCPRD and home

Students find work taking care of kids at daycares, JCPRD and home

Tricia Drumm, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

February 13, 2018


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With kids, after school can be hectic. Between running around the elementary school gym,  rounding up the kids for a snack at home and helping a fussy baby settle into a nap, high school students are there to help.   As an after-school job, plenty of students split off to the elementary schools t...

Senior boys enjoy lunch outside despite freezing temperatures

Senior boys enjoy lunch outside despite freezing temperatures

Lexi Flipse, Mill Valley News social media editor

February 12, 2018


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With below freezing temperatures and winds howling around them, a small group of senior boys sit outside huddled around a table, their breath visible and their food steaming. Like many seniors, the group of nine boys began eating lunch outside during the warmer months of the school year, but as the ...

Students pursue passions in photography

Students pursue passions in photography

Tricia Drumm, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

February 3, 2018


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In the drained pool behind his subject’s house, senior Simon Vongxay tilts his camera up at St. James Academy senior Ashley Carlson, who perches on the diving board. The sun spills out from behind her, creating the perfect photo opportunity. Other students along with Vongxay also undertake an interest...

Teachers experience varied career paths

Teachers experience varied career paths

Elizabeth Joseph, JagWire reporter

February 3, 2018


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Around 1993, math teacher Kevin Mosher works around a restaurant, first as wait staff during college, running the front of the house full-time, taking on the role of manager, and eventually working as an executive chef. He travels for a month and a half at a time, working up to 80 hours a week, before...

Fashion blog allows math teacher Sarah Sides to express her style

Fashion blog allows math teacher Sarah Sides to express her style

Gabby Cabrera, JAG reporter

February 2, 2018


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Posing for her daily selfie, math teacher Sarah Sides posts her outfit of the day on her Facebook blog “School in Style,” a fashion blog she started in mid-October. Sides initially became interested in clothes and shopping in her early teens. “I think it’s just a pretty natural thing ...

Sophomore Justin Deas trains as a first-degree black belt

Sophomore Justin Deas trains as a first-degree black belt

Gabrielle Cabrera, JAG reporter/photographer

January 29, 2018


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Set in a fighting stance dressed in a white robe called a Gi, sophomore Justin Deas prepares to take out his opponent in sparring and perform in his weapons division at his meet in mid-October. Taking after his family, Deas joined the American Sport Karate Center in sixth grade and is now a first deg...

Freshman Belle Bonn takes on new experiences through flying airplanes

Freshman Belle Bonn takes on new experiences through flying airplanes

Sydney Parker, JAG copy/managing editor

January 28, 2018


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Sitting in the cockpit of a single prop plane with a look of concentration on her face, freshman Belle Bonn slowly pulls back on the yoke in order to execute the landing at Johnson County Executive Airport on Sunday, Jan. 21. Unlike most people her age, Bonn has been flying airplanes since she was 11 y...

Sophomore Callie Roberts competes in archery

Sophomore Callie Roberts competes in archery

Sammie Volkamer, JAG reporter

January 27, 2018


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Using her dragonfly bow, sophomore Callie Roberts pulls back and prepares to release her arrow. For six years, Roberts has enjoyed practicing target archery both with a team and independently. Roberts discovered archery through her uncle, who inspired her to pursue archery because of his own inter...

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