Mill Valley News

Board of Education approves move to One-to-One

Board of Education approves move to One-to-One

Tanner Smith, JagWire reporter/photographer

April 25, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Board of Education approved the acquisition of more computers on Monday, March 18, so that the district can become one-to-one with technology. After meeting with teachers and looking through survey data from 3,700 students, the district will purchase MacBook Airs for all students in grades six th...

New changes to journalism affect how students get their news

New changes to journalism affect how students get their news

Ally Nguyen, Anna Owsley, and Sam Hanson

March 21, 2019


Filed under FEATURES, Top stories

Whether it’s catching up on the daily news, checking the weather or searching for articles to write a research paper, journalism and the media in general, is ingrained in society. However, journalism is changing in a number of ways. In the era of “fake” news, students, teachers and profession...

Third annual Relay For Life event raises $81,248 for the American Cancer Society

Third annual Relay For Life event raises $81,248 for the American Cancer Society

Sammie Volkamer, JAG reporter

March 25, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

A roar of cheers erupts in the main gym as cancer survivors start their lap in the survivor walk, beginning the students’ active night that is Relay for Life. On Friday, March 23, students joined forces to raise money for the American Cancer Society. By the end of the journey, Jaguar Nation raised $81,248, topping the past two years. Open to the public between 6 to 10 p.m., people in the community participated in on-site fundraisers to enjoy good foo...

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


Filed under FEATURES

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 ...

English teacher spends free time fundraising for pediatric cancer research

English teacher spends free time fundraising for pediatric cancer research

Anika Roy, JagWire sports editor

February 26, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Top stories

In the parking lot of Mill Valley, English teacher Ashley Agre smiles and watches the community participate in a kids triathlon dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer, something she loves doing often at different types of events. Agre knew she wanted to become involved in activities and fundra...

Make-A-Wish club raises funds at basketball game

Make-A-Wish club raises funds at basketball game

Katya Gillig, JagWire news editor

January 28, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Make-A-Wish club held a Make-A-Wish night at the basketball game on Friday, Jan. 27. During the night, wish kid Calin got to be an honorary member of the basketball team. Calin has neuroblastoma and had his wish to become a Jedi granted by the Make-a-Wish foundation. The club is raising money to...

Two-time state championship team recognized at pep assembly

Two-time state championship team recognized at pep assembly

Alexis Strauss, JAG Reporter

November 30, 2016


Filed under FALL, FOOTBALL, SPORTS

Students filled the bleachers during seminar on Tuesday, Nov. 29 to honor the football team on its second consecutive state championship title. The assembly was hosted by TWC SportsChannel anchor Mick Shaffer and performances by the Silver Stars and cheer team gave the atmosphere a boost. Sh...

New projects from SLT have experienced difficulties and triumphs getting accomplished

New projects from SLT have experienced difficulties and triumphs getting accomplished

Braden Shaw, JagWire reporter

February 26, 2015


Filed under NEWS

SLT planned many enhancements for this school year, but not all have turned out as well as its members had previously hoped. SLT spearheaded projects such as adding water bottle fillers in hallways, new banners for the school fight song and alma mater,  an MVIP program which replaces the Jag Scratch...

Communication arts teacher adapts to department changes

Communication arts teacher adapts to department changes

Claire Biles, JagWire reporter and photographer

February 11, 2015


Filed under 15 for 15, Special coverage

Many things have changed in the communication arts department — the curriculum, the state assessments, the teachers. One thing that has not changed is communication arts teacher Sara Sedgwick teaching style. “The [communication arts] department has had to change [its] curriculum quite a bit,”...

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