Saturday, January 23, 2021

Exeter-Milligan Update: Music Program


Music Program Update

By Angie Murphy, Exeter-Milligan Music Instructor

The Exeter-Milligan elementary students had the opportunity to watch The Nutcracker before Christmas break this year, courtesy of American Midwest Ballet.  The ballet company typically has matinee performances in Omaha for school students to attend, but provided a free viewing this year due to Covid-19.  The classes learned routines to several songs from The Nutcracker  for their virtual concert this year and were excited when those pieces were performed by the dancers. The battle scene, falling snow, and costumes were highlights for the students. Pictured are the Milligan site elementary students watching the performance.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Throwback Thursday 01/21/2011



Exeter-Milligan 2nd Quarter Perfect Attendance Elementary students in Milligan
Cade Kresak, Marcus Krupicka, Aaron Ostrand, Cecelia Murphy, Kole Svec, Briana Capek, Casey Underwood, Olivea Swanson, Jaiden Papik, Jackson Beethe, Blake Meyer, Braden

Students at Exeter-Milligan can now take advantage of the opportunity to eat breakfast at school.

Due to the weather delays both campuses of the Exeter-Milligan school district served their first breakfast on Wednesday, January 12th.

The idea of serving breakfast was brought to the district by Exeter-Milligan Superintendent Paul Sheffield.

Sawdust has been flying in Exeter as Exeter Cub Scouts have been working hard preparing for their Blue and Gold Banquet and Pinewood Derby Race at the end of February.  The Blue and Gold Banquet is the annual celebration of the Boy Scout program in the United States.


This year the Webelos II group chose cars as the theme for the banquet this year so all the dens will be making invitations and decorations to go along with the theme.


The Tiger cubs have been learning how to make change and sew on a button.  They will also be sharing their "collections" and making family picture frames.


The Wolf Den worked on their wood project, making recipe card holders.  They also sanded the recipe card holders in preparation for painting their projects at home. When they finished they played the pie tin washer game.


The Bear Den made wooden tool boxes and learned to measure, pre-drill holes and assemble the boxes.  They cut the wood for the handle.


Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Timberwolve Boys Tack on Another Win!

Exeter-Milligan boys corralled the Meridian Mustangs at home Tuesday night.  They won 53-35.  They will meet BDS Thursday night in Davenport.


Exeter-Milligan Girls dominate Meridian 44-27


Exeter-Milligan Update: Science Update

Pictured is Savana Krupicka with her roller coaster.


Science Update

By Matt Nicholas, Exeter-Milligan Science Instructor


What a ride it’s been! Just like a good roller coaster, 2020 has had its ups, downs, and all-arounds. The EM physical science students have been studying just that. Roller coasters are a great way to demonstrate the law of conservation of energy, and the coasters that the freshmen built did not disappoint. Unlike other roller coasters, ours did not have a mechanism to get from the bottom back to the top, but the journey from top to bottom was an adventure in changing potential energy to kinetic energy. 

The students were tasked with building a 2 foot tall roller coaster out of popsicle sticks, straws, notecards, and tape. They had a 4 square foot plywood base to build on, and a marble to run the track. The requirements for a perfect score other than minimum height of 2 feet were 3 hills, 3 turns, and two loop the loops. 

The students worked with partners during several days of class time, and a few students came in outside of class. The designs were all very unique and reflected the personalities of the students building them. Some of the groups planned things very carefully, and others just started building. Some were flexible and changed up strategies when things were not going well, while others were firm in their designs and refused to bow down to gravity. 

I saw a lot of wonderful interpersonal communication during this project. The partners were randomly drawn and some groups had matches made in heaven and others were matches struck against the side of the matchbook. In the end, all of the kids showed perseverance and teamwork. I was sad to see the project end, but very happy with the results. Most of the coasters worked as expected and had excellent design. Some had flaws, but not for a lack of effort. There may be an engineer or two in class of 2024, only time will tell!





Monday, January 18, 2021

Exeter-Milligan Boys Take Second at MUDECAS

 Exeter-Milligan boys took second in the MUDECAS "B" division tournament on Saturday.  They lost to Palmyra.  Pictured in the front row from the left:  Assistant Coach Noah Timme, Braden Capek, Devin Harrison, Andrew Vavra, Tyler Due, Draven Payne, Dravin Birkes.  Back row from the left:  Head Coach Dean Filipi, Marcus Krupicka, Daysan Staskal, Kole Svec, Jackson Beethe, Peyton Pribyl, Troy Kallhoff, Assistant Coach Travis Kotas, Assistant Coach Matt Nicholas.

on the Jane White ALL MUDECAS B Division First team:

Jackson Beethe

Peyton Pribyl

Honorable Mention:

Kole Svec

Exeter-Milligan GIrls FInish Third at MUDECAS

 Congratulations to the Lady Timberwolves who finished in third place in the MUDECAS "A" Division.  Front row from the left:  Cameran Jansky, Jaiden Papik, Cammie Harrison and Emma Olsen.  Back row from the left:  Jackson Krejci, Maddie Luzum, Jasmine Turrubiates, Taylor Pribyl, Daisy Kanode, Mallory Staskal, Savana Krupicka, Jozie Kanode and Assistant Coach Sara Pella.

on the Jane White MUDECAS All tournament team honorable mention:

Jaiden Papik

Cameran Jansky

Friday, January 15, 2021

Boys Get third win at MUDECAS head for B Division Championship Game

 Exeter-Milligan boys had no trouble handling Pawnee City on Tuesday night in Beatrice.  Final score was 55-24.  Thursday night the boys met Lewiston, the #8 seed who knocked of HTRS the #1 seed.  Timberwolves defeated the Tigers 59-48 giving them three wins on the year.  They will face Palmyra on Saturday at 4:15 for the B Division Championship Game.

Girls Suffer First Loss of the Season at MUDECAS

#1 Seeded Exeter-Milligan girls struggled to beat Freeman on Monday winning 33-24.  They met BDS in the semi final match up on Thursday evening.  While they stuck with BDS the first two quarters, the third quarter saw the girls fall behind and BDS won 43-28.  The girls will play Johnson-Brock on Saturday at 11:45 at the auditorium in Beatrice.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Throwback Thursday Week of 1/8/2011



U.S. Cellular combined with the Nebraska School Activities Association have created a ranking of schools based on both academic and fine arts program.  According to the points system the Exeter-Milligan Lady Timberwolves are in the top spot in the Class D standings for the fall season with 112.5 points received. Trailing the Timberwolves are Lindsay Holy Family and West Point Central Catholic with 87.5 points each.  When combined with the boys overall the school is in 5th place with 132.5 points.

The U.S. Cellular cup is presented to four different classes the following fall and awards points for each school which participate in an event as well as points for district music competitions.



Six Exeter-Milligan students were named to the Academic All State list by the Nebraska Schools Activities Association for the 2010 Fall activities season.  Congratulations to:

Tyler Manning, Senior, Football
Blake Papik, Sophomore, Football
Rebecca Vossler, Junior, Golf
Kelsey Moore, Senior, Volleyball and Play Production
Heather Pribyl, Senior, Volleyball
Amanda Dinneen, Senior, Play Production




This holiday season, Exeter-Milligan 4th graders showed their generosity by donating to the Blue Valley Community Action Program in Geneva. Students chose to give the money they would usually spend on a class gift exchange to those less fortunate. Monetary and non-perishable food donations were also from peers in grades 3-6 and Milligan staff. It is with great pride these young philanthropists donated $120 and 140 pounds of food to make Christmas a time of joy.