Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Exeter-Milligan Update: Honor Band and Choir

Exeter-Milligan had 20 students selected to the CRC Honor Band, held on Monday, March 20, on the Concordia University campus.  The director for the event was Mr. Tom Thorpe, band director at Lincoln East.  Row 3 - Kate Jansky, Nick Hayek, Trever Zelenka, Jaiden Papik, Jacy Schlueter, Cammie Harrison, Caitlin Murphy, Clint Oldehoeft; Row 2  - Trystan Brandt, Joel Klemm, Alexis Uldrich, Ashley Benorden, Katie Skinner, Ella Wilkins, Patrick Murphy, Angie Murphy; Row 1 - Katherine White, Kaitlyn Vavra, Anna Sluka, Kayla Geiger, Haylee Sheffield

24 E-M students participated in the NE Class D All-State Band on March 25 at UNK.  Mr. Mark Irvin of Irving Middle School directed the jazz band, Dr. Sid Shuler of Chadron State College directed the symphonic band, and Dr. Karen Fannin of UNO directed the wind ensemble.  Class D All-State Participants:  Row 1 (L-R) Trever Zelenka, Ella Wilkins, Theron Odvody, Anna Sluka, Haylee Sheffield, Kayla Geiger, Caitlin Murphy; Row 2 (L-R) Hannah Horne, Trystan Brandt, Patrick Murphy, Joel Klemm, Samantha Horne, Alexis Uldrich, Nick Hayek, Katie Skinner; Row 3 (L-R) Mitchell Manning, Petyan Brandt, Spencer Pribyl, Ashley Benorden, Jacy Schlueter, Josie Kresak, Joey Bartu, Eli Johnson, Macy Due

 Three Exeter-Milligan choir members were selected to the Crossroads Conference Honor Choir held on the Concordia University campus on March 20. They were directed by Dr. Derrick Fox, the conductor at UNO.  Students selected were (L-R) Caitlin Murphy, Ashley Benorden, and Katie Skinner
Exeter-Milligan had nine students selected to participate in the Meridian JH Honor Clinic on April 7.  The choir was directed by Mr. Fred Ritter of Columbus and the band was directed by Dr. Brian Alber from Kearney.  E-M Meridian Junior High Honor Band and Choir Participants:  Row 1 (L-R) Kiah Songster, Katelyn Babula, Cammie Harrison, Jaiden Papik, Daisy Kanode, Georgia Meyer;  Row 2 (L-R) Braden Capek, Clint Oldehoeft

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Exeter-Milligan Update: Spanish Notes

Spanish Notes
By Haley Stutzman, Exeter-Milligan Spanish Instructor

It’s hard to believe we have only a few weeks left of the 2016-2017 school year! In the Spanish classroom we have been covering many topics including numbers to 1,000,000, family member vocabulary, commands, as well as volunteering vocabulary and talking about how you can help around your community. In the Spanish 1 classes, they were able to make celebrity family trees with the new vocabulary they had learned. They always enjoy this activity. Spanish 2 has been reading a novel so they have been busy. The Spanish 3 class had a project of making a flyer to show how you can help out in your community. These last few weeks have been super busy, but I’m hoping we’ll have a strong finish to this last quarter of school!

Pictured is Sydney Hall with her Spanish 3 flyer.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Exeter-Milligan TYKE Classroom

The Exeter-Milligan TYKE classroom is a busy place, especially on Tuesday mornings when the students can chose from the many different “centers” to learn in together.
Above-  Saydee Kassik and Willy Locke decided to write on the white board during their center time.
Below: – Clockwise from the right, Kolton Songster, Braxton Harre and Axel Erdkamp are busy building in the TYKE classroom.

Above – Axel Erdkamp has some serious building to do during center time in the TYKE room.
Below – One of the many things the TYKE preschool students are learning about is colors.

Above – TYKE students have a guide to get their day started off just right!
Below – Brooklyn Lawson plays in the very popular sensory table.

Above – Braxton Harre (far left), Tommy Kallhoff (middle) and Archer Kanode (right) get ready to play together.

Above– Gracelyn Becker makes a puppet for the puppet show the students are planning.

Below – The TYKE students had a unit on clothing and wrote a poem to go along with the session.

Above – From the left, Tommy Kallhoff, Lynn Jurgensen, and Landri Johnson get ready for a puppet show in the TYKE classroom.
Below – TYKE students at Exeter-Milligan back row: Teacher Kristi Most, and Para Hannah Marget.  Middle row from the left:  Willy Locke, Saydee Kassik, Gracelyn Becker, Tommy Kallhoff, Landri Johnson, Lynn Jurgensen, Brooklyn Lawson and Axel Erdkamp.  Front row from the left: Anton Classen, Braxton Harre, Archer Kanode, Kolton Songster, Crosby Oldehoeft and Piper Grummons.  Missing from the photo is Archer Engert.

Above – TYKE students have a variety of centers to choose from.  In the back, Para Hannah Marget helps Crosby Oldehoeft (left) and Archer Kanode (right) while Gracelyn Becker continues her own drawing project.
Below – Pictured from the left, Crosby Oldehoeft, Piper Grummons, Landri Johnson and  Brooklyn Lawson watch a puppet show with teacher Kristi Most.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Exeter-Milligan Update: Hoops for Heart

By Darcy White, Exeter-Milligan PE Instructor

On FEBRUARY 28, students at EXETER-MILLIGAN ELEMENTARY in MILLIGAN jumped all over heart disease and stroke by participating in Hoops For Heart. The students raised more than $2,800 for the American Heart Association, which funds research, programs and education to fight heart disease and stroke, our nation’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers.

“I’m so pleased with the success of this year’s event,” said Mrs. White, Hoops For Heart coordinator. “We all had a lot of fun, and the kids enjoyed learning about the importance of physical activity and how they can play a role in saving lives.  The kids went above and beyond with their efforts in fundraising.  I am very pleased with how excited the kids were to do this service and how hard the kids worked to raise money and awareness for the AHA!”

Hoops For Heart is a program that promotes physical activity and heart health through playing basketball. It is co-sponsored by the American Heart Association and SHAPE America-Society of Health and Physical Educators.

To make a donation or to find out more about Hoops For Heart, call your nearest American Heart Association office or call 1-800-AHA-USA1 (1-800-242-8721). You can also visit us online at heart.org/hoops.

3rd Grade Front L-R: Selah Petersen, Alivia Luzum, Carver Kanode, Jase Luzum, Brett Kallhoff, Ariana Smart
Middle: Jonah Geiger, Tucker Svec, Logan Krupicka, Trevin Ronne, Avery Nichols, Kaydence Haase, and Aiyden Franssen
Back: Ronald Babula, Kiley Oldehoeft, Katherine Hale, Alexis Bendig and Alexis Saatmann

4th Grade
Front – Joleen Vossler, Landen Soice, Emma Meyer, Kierra Papik Jaxon Franssen, Aidan Vavra
Back – Carter Milton, Michael Bartu, Ayla Kahler, Liberty Johnson, Jayden Capek

5th Grade:
Front – Taylor Pribyl, Savannah Horne, Savana Krupicka, Josh Meyer, Andrew Vavra and Draven Payne
Back – Devin Harrison, Trenton Vossler, Troy Kallhoff (top fundraiser), Malorie Staskal, Dravin Birkes and Tyler Due

6th Grade
Front – Daysan Staskal
Midddle – Chase Vnoucek, Marcus Krupicka Olivea Swanson, Cade Kresak, Gabe Jindra
Back: Josie Kanode and Sophia Gilliam