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New additions lead the Catty Shack to an income increase

New additions lead the Catty Shack to an income increase

Sam Hanson and John Lehan

April 22, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

This year, the Catty Shack has implemented various changes to make purchasing items easier for customers as well as for school store workers.The school store now accepts credit and debit cards using a new system called the “Square,” and the resulting profits have allowed the Catty Shack to create more...

Catty Shack opens for the year

Catty Shack opens for the year

Annika Lehan, JAG editor-in-chief

November 1, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

With the opening of the Catty Shack on Tuesday, Oct. 30, the little store located across from the cafeteria can now be found filled with a variety of products from fruity flavored slushies to socks with positive messages. After months of preparation, the Advanced Marketing class successfully opened the s...

Catty Shack holds grand opening for the new school year

Catty Shack holds grand opening for the new school year

Abby Layton, Mill Valley News social media editor

November 4, 2016


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Catty Shack had its grand opening for this school year on Thursday, Nov. 3. New spirit wear was introduced, including new t-shirts, a new quarter zip, and a three quarter sleeve shirt. The original grand opening was supposed to be Monday, Oct. 31, but was pushed back to Thursday. This was d...

Catty Shack adviser Dianna Heffernon-Meyers assists students in running school store

Catty Shack adviser Dianna Heffernon-Meyers assists students in running school store

Nora Lucas, Mill Valley News social media editor

December 9, 2015


Filed under After 2:55 p.m., Special coverage

Catty Shack adviser Dianna Heffernon-Meyers has no ordinary classroom. Her whiteboard is filled top to bottom with shifts for the Catty Shack, outlining when each student plans to work for the week. As she gives directions, the school store on wheels rolls into the room, and her Advanced Marketi...

Advanced Marketing students participate in ACCESS House Spring Fling

Advanced Marketing students participate in ACCESS House Spring Fling

Katherine White, JagWire editor-in-chief

May 1, 2015


Filed under NEWS

Advanced Marketing students volunteered for the ACCESS House Spring Fling event, a field-day-themed competition for students with special needs, at De Soto High School on Thursday, May 1. Students from Mill Valley, De Soto, ACCESS House and Broadmoor Technical Center came out to participate in the event. This...

U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts visits Mill Valley to assess effectiveness of nutrition standards

U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts visits Mill Valley to assess effectiveness of nutrition standards

Kate Ocker, JAG people editor

February 1, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts visited the cafeteria and The Catty Shack during lunch on Friday, Jan. 30. He dined with administrators, Advanced Marketing teacher Dianna Heffernon and six students on The Catty Shack’s board of directors to experience lunch at a school that has implemented federal school nutrit...

Catty Shack introduces new cookies

Catty Shack introduces new cookies

Raya Lehan, JAG web editor

December 4, 2014


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Over 60 students waited in line during seminar on Thursday, Dec. 4 for the first day of cookie sales from the Catty Shack, which sold 144 cookies in 40 minutes for a profit of $47.52. While waiting in line for a her purchase, junior Madison Remijio shares her excitement about the new treats. “I think ...

Marketing department opens Catty Shack

Marketing department opens Catty Shack

Raya Lehan, JAG web editor

November 5, 2014


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

After much advertising, the Catty Shack opened on Tuesday, Nov. 4, offering both students and faculty the opportunity to buy items such as spirit wear, snacks and school supplies before school, after school, during lunch, passing period and seminar. Sophomore Sue Kim goes to the Catty Shack about ever...

DECA prepares for first competition

DECA prepares for first competition

Margo Wieschhaus, JAG Editor-in-Chief

October 22, 2014


Filed under NEWS

In DECA sponsor Dianna Heffernon’s Advanced Marketing class, DECA club members prepared this week for their upcoming meet. On Tuesday, Oct. 28, club members will travel to Blue Valley Northwest for the inaugural meet of the school’s DECA chapter. In DECA, students travel to competitions and are put in d...

Catty Shack participates in community outreach project

Catty Shack participates in community outreach project

Margo Wieschhaus, JAG reporter/photographer

May 11, 2014


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Pizza and dessert filled the plates of 25 people in the C-Wing conference room on Friday, May 9. The Catty Shack staff, business teacher Dianna Heffernon and guests from the De Soto Adult Cooperative Community Education Service and Support (ACCESS) House sat eating, talking and laughing as studen...

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