Mill Valley News

District implements new security features as part of safety initiative

District implements new security features as part of safety initiative

Ally Nguyen, Tanner Smith, and John Lehan

November 16, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The district budgeted over $2 million to implement new security measures after the passing of the USD232 bond. The most recently implemented measures are a door security system and the installation of magnets on every door within the building. Additionally, in compliance with new state standards, schoo...

Jaguars lose to St. Thomas Aquinas in the sectional championship game

Jaguars lose to St. Thomas Aquinas in the sectional championship game

Katya Gillig, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

November 10, 2018


Filed under FALL, FOOTBALL, SPORTS, Top stories

The Jaguars lost to the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints 30-7 on Friday, Nov. 9 in the sectional championship game. The loss ended the Jaguars’ season with a final record of 7-4. Senior running back Cameron Young believes the season was a success, as the team was able to get better each week. ...

The mental relief from traveling is worth the trouble of leaving

The mental relief from traveling is worth the trouble of leaving

Katya Gillig, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

October 28, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

The first thing most people told me after I said I was going to miss two weeks of school to go to Australia was “you must be so stressed out,” and I have to admit I was. The thought of missing two weeks worth of lessons and homework seemed daunting. I’ve been to 11 countries, so I have done my ...

Jaguars win first round of playoffs against Topeka West

Jaguars win first round of playoffs against Topeka West

Katya Gillig, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

October 28, 2018


Filed under FALL, FOOTBALL, SPORTS

The Jaguars defeated the Topeka West Chargers 49-10 in the first round of the playoffs on Friday, Oct. 26. With the win, the Jaguars will move on to the regional round of the playoffs. After a bad snap and an intentional grounding penalty by Topeka West, the Jaguars had the ball deep in Charger ter...

Jaguars win in final regular season game

Jaguars win in final regular season game

Katya Gillig, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

October 21, 2018


Filed under FALL, FOOTBALL, SPORTS

The Jaguars defeated the Blue Valley Southwest Timberwolves 56-7 in their final regular season game on Friday, Oct. 19. Before the game, football seniors were recognized. Head coach Joel Applebee is proud of the seniors and what they mean to the team. “I love them. They work really hard,” A...

Girls golf team wins school’s first 6A state title

Girls golf team wins school’s first 6A state title

Grace McLeod and Katya Gillig

October 17, 2018


Filed under FALL, GIRLS GOLF, SPORTS, Top stories

The girls golf team placed first in the state competition with a score of 323 strokes on Tuesday, Oct. 16. This win marks the first 6A state title and the first female team to win a state title for the school. Senior Sarah Lawson placed second with a score of 3-over 73 and freshman Libby Green pla...

Letter from the Editors: Hitting the ground running

Letter from the Editors: Hitting the ground running

Elizabeth Joseph, Katya Gillig, and Marah Shulda

October 4, 2018


Filed under BLOGS, LETTERS FROM THE EDITORS, OPINION

Welcome to a new year of Letters from the Editors, web edition. Although we aren’t too far into the school year, we’ve been hitting the ground running when it comes to coverage. With pieces focusing on different aspects of the Monticello Library put together before school started, we tried to get...

New dog-friendly restaurant opens downtown

New dog-friendly restaurant opens downtown

Katya Gillig, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

September 20, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Dog Park Located downtown is a new restaurant with a built-in dog park. There is a $10 fee to get into the park, but it is By Marah Shulda most definitely worth it. It has something for every breed and  it is split up into three sections which include puppies, little dogs and big dogs or general. The bi...

Other companies should follow Nike’s lead

Other companies should follow Nike’s lead

Katya Gillig, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

September 9, 2018


Filed under Current Events, OPINION, Opinion columns

Nike recently dropped a controversial ad campaign with former NFL player Colin Kaepernick with the slogan “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything.” Amid criticism over the ad, Nike’s shares dropped 3 percent the day after the ad was released. However, Nike quickly bounced back, with online sales rising 31 percent. This ad comes after Larry Fink, the lead of BlackRock the largest money...

Homecoming parade cancelled due to inclement weather

Homecoming parade cancelled due to inclement weather

Grace McLeod, JAG student life editor

September 5, 2018


Filed under Homecoming 2018, NEWS, Special coverage, Top stories

For the first time in school history, the homecoming parade has been cancelled due to inclement weather and will not be rescheduled. In addition, the powderpuff football game will be rescheduled at a later date. According to StuCo sponsor Erica Crist, the parade has been cancelled due to the ra...

Jaguars win in season opener

Jaguars win in season opener

Katya Gillig, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

September 1, 2018


Filed under FALL, FOOTBALL, SPORTS, Top stories

The Jaguars won in the season opener 35-24 against Blue Valley West on Friday, Aug. 31. On the first play of the game, senior defensive lineman Christian Roth recovered a BVW fumble for a touchdown. After a successful extra point attempt by senior kicker Jack Matchette, MV had a quick 7-0 lead...

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