Monday, March 27, 2017

Exeter-Milligan Elementary Spring Concert

Kindergarten, first and second graders at Exeter-Milligan sing at their Spring Concert.
Exeter-Milligan third and fourth graders sing together at the Spring Concert
Scout Grummons shares what she is thankful for during the Spring Concert.
 Exeter-Milligan fifth and sixth graders during a song at the Exeter-Milligan Spring Concert

Sixth grader Jozie Kanode sings a solo during the Exeter-Milligan Spring Concert

Savana Krupicka and Malorie Staskal sing a duet during the Exeter-Milligan Spring Concert.
Carver Kanode (left) and Jonah Geiger pair up for a duet during the Exeter-Milligan Spring Concert.
All of the Exeter-Milligan elementary at the end of their concert.

“Power in Me” was the eye-catching theme of the Exeter-Milligan Spring Concert directed by Mrs. Angie Murphy and held in Milligan on Tuesday, March 14th.

After the third and fourth graders played their recorders and the fifth and sixth graders performed their band pieces along with each class performing a number.

The concert progress with grades kindergarten, first and second setting the theme of the concert.  They sang, “I Can, Can!,” “Mind Your Manners,” and “Make a Difference.”

During their next number, “Gratitude Attitude,” many of the students had the opportunity to state what they were thankful for in the microphone.  The group finished their section of the performance with an encouragement to “Go Be Awesome.”

The third and fourth graders were next on stage and they sang “Champions,” and “Character Tango” with a homage to their current Nebraska studies, “Beautiful Nebraska.”

The fifth and sixth graders joined the third and fourth graders to sing “Fearless.”

After the third and fourth graders left the stage the fifth and sixth graders sang about the choices they can make during “Side By Side,” “Too Smart To Start,” “I’m Not Perfect,” and “Kindness.”  Jozie Kanode gave a fantastic solo performance during “Kindness.”

The kindergarten through sixth grade joined together for the final number, “Power in Me.”  During this piece three groups sang duets, including Savana Krupicka and Malorie Staskal, Katherine Hale and Alexis Saatmann and Jonah Geiger and Carver Kanode.

Also during the concert, Mrs. Murphy presented band contest ribbons to the students who participated in the Bruning-Davenport band contest.

Parents and guests were invited to view the elementary artwork that was on display in the back of the gymnasium before and after the concert.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Exeter-Milligan Update: First Grade Happenings

Teacher Sara Lincoln helping Kalvin Lock, Addison Foutch and Kayden Hale make their root beer floats

Below: Kalvin Lock presents about his favorite president to the class at the Senior Center in Exeter

Exeter-Milligan First Grade Happenings
By Sara Lincoln, E-M 1st Grade Instructor

The First Graders have been hard at work this semester, from learning about the states of matter, solutions and mixtures to researching a President in honor of President's Day.  The first graders were able to learn about the three states of matter: solid, liquid, and gas.  They spent several days finding each state of matter around the classroom and school, along with separating them through an interactive game on the Smartboard.  To celebrate the end of the states of matter chapter along with the 100th day of school, the students were able to create a science experiment using root beer and ice cream. In order to eat the root beer float they had to list the three states of matter they saw.  Each student had worked so hard during this chapter they were all able to enjoy the treat.  To celebrate President's Day the students were able to pick a president and write a short biography on him.  They had to research, write a rough draft, edit, and write a final copy that went a long with a picture they colored.  They then were able to present this in front of the class.  Each one of them did an outstanding job on their biographies. The First Graders are currently learning about solutions and mixtures and will be creating an experiment next week.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Exeter-Milligan Track Break PR's at Triangular

Many of the Exeter-Milligan track team members broke their own personal records at the track meet on Wednesday in McCool.  The Triangular, which included the McCool Junction Mustangs and the Hampton Hawks, went very well for the Timberwolves.
On the boy's side, Trevor Luzum broke the school record and his personal record for high jump at 6'3" while Eric Olsen (5'8") and Patrick Murphy (5'10) both broke their personal records. 
Trystan Brandt once again dominated the triple jump and the long jump, winning both and Peytan Brandt came in second in the Pole Vault.
Jos Cremers represented the Timberwolves in the throwing arena placing fourth in shotput and sixth in discus.
Hurdles were not a problem for the Timberwolf boys, either as Luzum took first with Murphy in third and Peytan Brandt in fourth.
Mitchell Manning took first in the 3200M race and second in the 1600M.  In the 100M dash Luzum was first with T. Brandt in third and Olsen in fourth.
On the girls side Hannah Beethe tied for first in the high jump and Caitlin Murphy came in at second.  Hailey Luzum took second in the long jump and Sydney Hall dominated the discus with a throw of 97'9".
Tara Mueller took the top spot in the shot for the Timberwolves and Anna Bettu took second.
Kate Jansky wrapped up first in both the 3200M run and the 1600M. Katherine White won the 300M hurdles and took second in the 100M high hurdles. Beethe was second in the 300M hurdles.
Josie Kresak was third in the 100M dash and White also won the 200M dash.

New Trophy Cases at Exeter-Milligan

The trophy cases at Exeter-Milligan in the new hallway to the commons were recently finished and filled.  There are four cases in the breezeway and the state championship trophy cases is in the commons area (but is not pictured here).

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Exeter Cub Scouts Celebrate Blue and Gold

Mikey Bartu, middle, was surrounded by his parents Dean and Leesa Bartu, and members of the Order of the Arrow who conducted his crossover ceremony into Boy Scouts.  Far right is Akela (Joey Bartu) and Medicine Man (Ross Novotny).

The Exeter Cub Scout Pack 218 celebrated their Blue and Gold on Sunday, March 5 at the Exeter Legion.

The scouts had been busy in the last month making decorations to fit their Star Wars theme.  They had created floating Death stars, made lots of lightsabers out of perler beads and also made floating storm troopers.

Before the Blue and Gold banquet began Mikey Bartu was recognized in a crossover ceremony by the Order of the Arrow. The Medicine Man (Ross Novotny) and Akela (Joey Bartu) examined Mikey’s achievements and declared him worthy of joining Boy Scouts.  Mikey cross the bridge and was received into Troop 218.

To open the Blue and Gold banquet Mikey Bartu led the flag ceremony with Deacon Erdkamp and Richard Hickman carrying the flags. Cubmaster Leesa Bartu opened the ceremony and the scouts presented a short skit related Cub Scouting and Star Wars.

Next Leesa Bartu introduced the awarding of ranks.  Mikey Bartu received the arrow of light and also completed all 28 of the activity pins at the Webelos rank. Katie Babula awarded Johnny Babula the bear rank and Michelle Schauer and Becky Erdkamp awarded Deacon Erdkamp and Richard Hickman the ranks of Bobcat and Tiger.

The group shared a meal together with their guests and then heard a presentation on Friends of Scout from Georgia Schropfer of Fairmont.

The scouts were excited to get to the Pinewood Derby.  The track was brought by York Troop 173 Scoutmaster Chris Teitmeyer and his wife Angie and the judging and the race order were led by Lance Larsen of Cordova.

In the race Deacon Erdkamp won first in speed with Richard Hickman in second and Mikey Bartu in third.  For the show category Mikey Bartu won first in the modified show and Deacon Erdkamp was second.  In stock show Ronnie Babula won first and in Richard Hickman was second.

After the scouts raced they had invited any of the boys in the area who were interested in scouting to come and race a hot wheels car of their choice down the track at the end of the evening.

Deacon Erdkamp places his car in just the right spot on the Pinewood Derby track.
York Troop 173 Scoutmaster Chris Teitmeyer holds the starting line for the matchbox cars for Levi Jurgensen to race.

The Exeter Cub Scout Pack 218 members show off their cars and their medals.  From the left are Ronnie Babula, Richard Hickman, Deacon Erdkamp and Mikey Bartu.

Tiger Cubs Deacon Erdkamp (left) and Richard Hickman are all ready to race their cars at Pack 218’s Pinewood Derby.