Tuesday, October 15, 2019

EMF Bobcats Beat East Butler with last minute TD

Exeter-Milligan-Friend got on the board first in Friend on Friday night.  Max Zeleny punched one in with 653 left in the first quarter.  The Tigers came marching back putting the ball in their end zone with 6:37 on the clock.  The second quarter East Butler tacked on six and Jack Baptista returned the kick off into the end zone making the score 12-12.

East Butler tacked on six and the extra two points before a Weber pass to Beethe found the end zone but the two point was pushed back.  18-20. 

Weber intercepted an East Butler pass deep in Bobcat territory and Baptista ran in making the score 24-20.

East Butler added to their score with 930 left in the game 24-26 but with two minutes left in the game EMF took over possession and marched downfield.  On fourth and 9 Zeleny powered through for a firs down at the three yard line.  Weber was in for six and topped off the game with two more with 17 seconds left in the game.  32-26  EMF kicked off and on their second try at a hail mary Dylan Bonds snuck in to sack their quarterback with time running out. 

Bobcats travel to Waco to play Nebraska Lutheran on Friday night.

EM Volleyball Splits at Home

Exeter-Milligan split in the tri at Milligan on Thursday evening.  They went 1-2 against Cross County winning a big second set before beating Dorchester 2-0

Celebrating the set win over Cross County!

Friday, October 11, 2019

Exeter-Milligan Update: Outdoor Ed Day

  pictured are Daisy Kanode (red sweatshirt), Natalie Staskal, and Dylan Bonds helping 2nd graders Lillian Koehler and Crosby Oldehoeft with Piper Grummons and Liam Capek in the background
Back row (L-R): Georgia Meyer, Anna Sluka, Daisy Kanode, Cammie Harrison, Natalie Staskal, Joana Melchert, Nick Hayek, and Dylan Bonds
Front row (L-R): Piper Grummons, Lillian Koehler, Lynn Jurgensen, Gracelyn Becker, Archer Kanode, Crosby Oldehoeft, Liam Capek, and Axel Erdkamp

Science at the Park
By Marla Weber (2nd grade instructor) and Lorie Sliefert (7-12 Science Instructor)

The Exeter-Milligan second grade has been studying about plants, animals and the interactions of living things. Outdoor Education Day, a special day designed to culminate this unit, provided these students with a multitude of activities, experiments, and presentations about nature. Exeter’s Gilbert Park served as the learning station on Friday, September 27. EM high school Biology II students presented the teacher-designed centers. The high school students had developed ideas from topics and packets shared with them a week prior to the event. Having high school students lead the centers for the elementary students has many benefits. By using this format, elementary students receive more time for individualized learning as they rotated between the centers. Direct interaction between students promoted active learning. High school students also reinforced their own learning by instructing others. Centers for Outdoor Ed. Day included Rain, Insects, Tracks, Trees, Birds, Wind, Water Cycle, Senses and other nature related topics. Each center had been designed to incorporate hands-on learning activities. Several nature-related games were played throughout the day, including Bat and Moth, Hug-a-Tree, and a scavenger hunt. Take-home projects, including ocean in a bottle and rain sticks, were created at centers which remind students of what they learned. To help hold students accountable for their learning, second graders journaled after each center; listing new words introduced, new facts and a quick sketch of what they experienced in that session. High school students were evaluated on the presentations they shared.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Exeter-Milligan update: Social Studies Synopsis

Social Studies Synopsis
By Brian Murphy, Exeter-Milligan Social Studies Instructor

A variety of subjects are being discussed in Mr. Brian Murphy's social science classes. In eighth grade history, students are diving into the American Revolutionary War. Freshmen in Geography started out the year by learning Nebraska Geography and using several different technology tools. American History has revisited Westward Expansion and immigration in the United States during the 1800s. Finally, in Post World War II History (Modern History) we have discussed two main topics this semester: the early Cold War and the Civil Rights Movement. Social science classes have evolved greatly. General knowledge of events is still important. However, critical thinking skills and utilizing technology are being emphasized more than ever before in my teaching of social studies.

Cade Kresak and Daysan Staskal watching their Ozobot tour route through Nebraska.

Clockwise from bottom left:  Morgan White, Jozie Kanode, Olivea Swanson, and Jasmine Turrubiates drawing the code for their Ozobot trip across Nebraska.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Exeter-Milligan Update: Grandparent's Day

First Grade News at Exeter-Milligan
By Sara Lincoln, First Grade Instructor

First Grade had their annual Grandparents Day in September.  The students used their iPads to start the afternoon.  They had to scan a QR code that took them to a question they had to ask their Grandparents.  The students enjoyed sharing their skills with technology with their Grandparents. After they finished their iPad activity they played Head Bands.  The students and Grandparents had to give clues to each other to figure out what the word was on the card.  The remainder of the afternoon was spent coloring, asking questions and spending quality time with each other.  We had a great turn out and the kids loved seeing their Grandparents.  Thank you to everyone who was able to make it. 

Bottom picture is Braxton Harre with his great-grandparents Gary and Lois Pribyl.

 Top picture is Brooklyn Lawson showing her grandmothers how to scan QR codes with her iPad for the scavenger hunt.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

EMF Loses to Osceola-High Plains

 Final score 69-28 - Highlights for EMF:  Jackson Beethe had an interception.  Jack Baptista took a kickoff return down to the 7 and Max Zeleny took it in for six points. Baptista ran in for six points and Beethe caught the pass for the 2 point.  Jesse Duba ran one in for six and a bad snap for OHP gives Chase Svehla the opportunity to sack the punter in the end zone for a safety.

Exeter-Milligan Kindergarteners

Exeter-Milligan Kindergarten front row from the left Maizy Ogren, Avery Hankins, Edyn Adams,  Back row from the left James Hankel, Knox Becker, Layne Zelenka, Kenan Petersen, Easton Schlegelmilch, Reed Wince, Eli Adams.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Exeter-Milligan Update: FCCLA Attends Fall Leadership Workshop

Exeter-Milligan FCCLA Attends Fall Leadership Workshop

Kearney, Nebraska- Six students from Exeter-Milligan recently attended the Nebraska Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America Fall Leadership Workshop. This annual event was held at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney, Nebraska and featured over 584 students from all corners of Nebraska. The theme for this year is Fuel Your Passion as Nebraska FCCLA works to provide members with opportunities to discover and find their passion for their future and career.

All students at this event heard from members of the Nebraska FCCLA State Officer Team, the State Peer Officer Team, and other chapter leaders about state and national programs, leadership development, and chapter management. Exeter-Milligan’s FCCLA member, Caitlin Murphy, who serves as Nebraska FCCLA Vice President of Competitive Events presented a session during the workshop. Madeline Wittstruck, FCCLA National Executive Council Vice-President of Finance from Milford led sessions focused on introducing new members to the organization. EMHS FCCLA Adviser and FCCLA Board of Directors member, Mrs. Mary Lou Vossler also helped facilitate a session for advisers about news from the Board of Directors and the 3 year Strategic Plan for Nebraska FCCLA.

This year keynote speaker, Dean Jacobs challenged members to live a life of wonder and humanity through generosity, gratitude, dignity, curiosity, humility, respect, kindness, family and community. Dean Jacobs, a native of Nebraska, left a secure job with corporate America to pursue a dream: a dream to travel around the world and to understand the world we share. The experience of exploring over 50 countries has exposed Dean tot he goodness of humanity and the magnificence of the natural beauty throughout the world. Dean brings hi s experiences to children and adults everywhere through school presentations and keynotes that focus on the goodness of humanity and the awe of nature. Dean left everyone inspired and empowered to make their world a better place in which to live.

Nebraska FCCLA works to prepare students for future careers in Human Services, Education and Training, Hospitality and Tourism, and Visual Arts and Design. The University of Nebraska at Kearney Family Studies Department helped students learn about Passion for the Future by considering a future degree program focused on helping others. Dr. Christine Chasek presented Brain Storms: 12 Mind Bending Careers in Behavioral Health from the Counseling and Psychology Department at UNK.

Exeter-Milligan FCCLA Officers/leaders who attended were: Caitlin Murphy- Nebraska State Vice President of Competitive Events & EMHS FCCLA President, Vice- President- Daisy Kanode, Secretary/Treasurer- Anna Sluka, PR & Historian- Kayla Geiger and FCCLA leaders: Emma Olsen and Cameran Jansky.