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...

Tech crew works behind the scenes on school productions

Tech crew works behind the scenes on school productions

John Lehan, Jagwire reporter/photographer

November 15, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Lights, camera, action. People can gloss over technical work and focus on a performance’s action, but without the tech crew’s efforts, the show can’t go on. The school’s tech crew takes responsibility for the sound and lighting in school productions. According to sophomore spotlight member...

A non-social way of socializing

A non-social way of socializing

Annika Lehan, JAG editor-in-chief

November 3, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

She opened the picture on her phone, adding in every tiny obscure detail, pulling in every unwanted curve and exemplifying the wanted ones. She added the final touches, her sweaty finger hovering above the upload button, her heart skipping a beat as she finally presses down. Posting her picture to so...

StuCo and NHS collect donated Trick or Treat so Others Can Eat items from community

StuCo and NHS collect donated Trick or Treat so Others Can Eat items from community

Grace McLeod, JAG Student Life Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under NEWS

StuCo and NHS members went door-to-door to collect canned food that was donated to the DeSoto Food Pantry on Tuesday, Oct. 30. The food drive started Friday, Oct. 26, when students left fliers on doors in six neighborhoods advertising the event. StuCo sponsor Erica Crist collaborated with Mill ...

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...

School moves from 5A to 6A classification

School moves from 5A to 6A classification

John Lehan, JagWire reporter/photographer

October 22, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

For the first time in its history, the school has been included in the 6A classification, which expanded from 32 schools to 36 for non-football activities and was announced by KSHSAA on Sept. 26. 5A also increased from 32 schools to 36 for non-football activities, which means classes 4A through 6A w...

Tests should focus more on analysis

Tests should focus more on analysis

John Lehan, JagWire reporter/photographer

October 17, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Donald Trump is the 45th president of the United States. This is a simple fact, not unlike the many others students memorize throughout high school. This fact is so simple, looking it up online is easier than taking notes over it. Students can look up simple answers on Google. To combat this, teachers...

New members inducted into National English Honors Society

New members inducted into National English Honors Society

Annika Lehan, JAG editor-in-chief

October 12, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Gathering with their families in the Little Theater on Wednesday, Oct. 10, National English Honors Society inducted incoming members into the society for its third year at the school. The ceremony started off with speeches given by the sponsor, English teacher Page Anderson and senior NEHS president Eliza...

Girls tennis places sixth at EKL tournament

Girls tennis places sixth at EKL tournament

Annika Lehan, JAG editor-in-chief

October 2, 2018


Filed under FALL, GIRLS TENNIS, SPORTS

Waking up early and facing the chill of the early morning weather, the girls tennis team headed out to the College Boulevard Activity Center on Wednesday, Sept. 26 where they competed against 8 other schools in the EKL tournament. Mill Valley placed sixth overall, with sophomore Sophie Lecuru placin...

Phone homes are useless

Phone homes are useless

John Lehan, JagWire reporter/photographer

September 21, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

The familiar and comforting buzz of a phone has become an essential aspect of life for many. For an item that exemplifies how technology improves lives, for an item utilized so frequently, the phone is nevertheless an item all too often subjected to the elementary and counter-intuitive phone home. T...

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