Mill Valley News

Robotics finishes robot for regionals

Robotics finishes robot for regionals

Samantha Volkamer, JAG copy editor and organizations editor

February 21, 2019


Filed under NEWS

The Robotics team finished their robot on Tuesday, Feb. 19, after six weeks of almost daily workdays to prepare for their regional competition. According to senior Tyler Hilk, the robot will perform various activities at the competition. “The robot picks up dodgeballs that are 11-13 inches ...

Robotics team modifies toy cars for special needs children

Robotics team modifies toy cars for special needs children

Samantha Volkamer, JAG copy editor and organizations editor

November 18, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

To give children with special needs a toy that works for them, the robotics team worked with Variety KC, to benefit their Go Baby Go program, to modify toy cars on Saturday, Nov. 17. The team created the cars for the kids they were sponsoring, Jeremiah and Micah. After a positive experience la...

Robotics team wins half of matches at world championship in Houston, Texas

Robotics team wins half of matches at world championship in Houston, Texas

Abby Layton, JagWire A&E editor

April 29, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The robotics team competed at the 2018 VEX Robotics Championship in Houston, Texas on April 18-21. The team won five matches out of the ten they competed in, and this is the second time the team has attended the world competition in the last two years. The team made it to worlds on a last mi...

Students attend the De Soto school district’s first career fair

Students attend the De Soto school district’s first career fair

Michael Sandri, JagWire reporter

April 17, 2018


Filed under Top stories

Representatives from 45 different companies appeared at De Soto High School’s gymnasium for the district’s first ever career fair on Friday, March 30. At the informational booths they set up, the representatives were equipped with pamphlets, souvenirs and all of the career information that interested...

New rule allows for girls to join Boy Scouts

New rule allows for girls to join Boy Scouts

Katya Gillig and Elizabeth Joseph

November 27, 2017


Filed under NEWS

A recent decision, passed by the Boy Scouts of America, ruled that girls now have the option to join Boy Scouts after the organization received many requests from the families of young girls. The group consulted members and leaders of the program before making the ruling, which will go into action in 20...

Robotics places ninth at Greater Kansas City Regional Tournament

Robotics places ninth at Greater Kansas City Regional Tournament

Anika Roy, JagWire sports editor

March 21, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The combined Mill Valley and De Soto Jaguar robotics team placed ninth out of sixty teams in the Greater Kansas City Regional Tournament this past weekend, Thursday, March 17 through Saturday, March 19. They ultimately fell short in a tiebreaker quarterfinal round with a score of 300-305. Members ...

Middle school students lobby for state rock

Middle school students lobby for state rock

Nick Booth, Grace Van Inwegen, JagWire news editor, JagWire reporter

March 11, 2015


Filed under FEATURES

Kansas could soon have an official state rock if eighth grade students at Monticello Trails Middle School get their way. The students have proposed a bill that would make the meteorite the state rock of Kansas. The bill, HB 2327, and was introduced on Feb. 12. The bill could not be presented at the latest...

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