Mill Valley News

Students and grandparents bond after living together

Students and grandparents bond after living together

Elizabeth Joseph, JagWire reporter

May 21, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Sitting down for dinner, senior Kendall Gaignat shares highlights of her day with her family, including her grandmother, Ova Gaignat — a nightly occurrence. Due to a multitude of factors, students and their families have taken in grandparents to care for them. While Ova came to live with her in 201...

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...

Students put on first ever thespian-exclusive show

Students put on first ever thespian-exclusive show

Elizabeth Joseph, Taylir Charest, and Jakob Twigg

February 2, 2018


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For the first time in school history, the drama and theatre department has put together a single-cast, thespian-exclusive production of the musical comedy “She Loves Me” directed, choreographed and put together entirely by a group of senior members of the school’s thespian troupe. The show runs...

Ten DECA members place in top 10 at competition

Ten DECA members place in top 10 at competition

Katya Gillig, JagWire sports editor

February 1, 2018


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DECA competed at the Blue Valley High School Invitational held at Johnson County Community College on Wednesday, Jan 31. Of those who attended the meet, 10 placed in the top 10. Junior Seth Hobson, who placed second in his division, feels good about the team’s performance. “We had a lot of people ...

Students participate in fantasy football for class credit

Students participate in fantasy football for class credit

Lexi Flipse and Chris Sprenger

November 23, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

In the darkness of their own living rooms, “Monday Night Football” playing on TV illuminates the room as several students check up on their fantasy football team. Many people do this every year as a friendly competition with friends and family. However, for the students in business teacher Nicole Port...

Catty Shack holds grand opening for the school year

Catty Shack holds grand opening for the school year

Taylir Charest, JAG reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Students in Marketing classes opened the Catty Shack on Wednesday, Nov. 15. New additions to the store include spirit wear, different fruit blast flavors, drinks, chips and other food products. The fresh design of spirit wear shirts are available in three colors, two blues and a grey, with a choic...

Family members in the military affect students and their daily lives

Family members in the military affect students and their daily lives

Abby Layton and Ally Nguyen

November 15, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Top stories

Many students consider family an essential part of their lives, but due to special circumstances some students find the family dynamic to be different from the norm. Students with family members in the military often find that separation actually strengthens their relationship and can add to the ...

Theatre department performs first tap musical since 2009, “42nd Street”

Theatre department performs first tap musical since 2009, “42nd Street”

Tricia Drumm and Michael Sandri

November 9, 2017


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  While this year’s curtain call dance of the fall musical “42nd Street” featured every cast member tapping for about a third of the song, at the beginning of production in September, over half of the cast had not experience in tap shoes. “42nd Street” is the first tap musical si...

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