Saturday, December 17, 2011

All-Area Teams Announced

The York News Times announced their All-Area Teams recently with Exeter-Milligan represented well.

In Football, Sophomore Nolan White was chosen as a co-captain leading the pack in passing yards and third in total yards.  He also led the pack in tackles.

Sophomore James Sluka was also chosen for the first team and was fifth in receiving yards in the area.

Junior Robbie Androyna was also chosen for the first team.

In Volleyball, Senior Claire White was chosen as a co-captain for the first team along with Taylor Erdkamp.  Jackie Luzum was also chosen for the first team.  White was second highest in the area for kills, third for digs and fourth for blocks.  Erdkamp was was second in set assists.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Exeter-Milligan Update: Art Classes

Exeter-Milligan High School Art – by Mrs. Jill Shipley

The Art I classes are currently working on making a slab mug with a pulled handle.
They have already completed other clay works such as a coil pot, and slab pot with a lid.   They have been learning different clay terms also.

The Art II class has just completed their Pop Art painting.  They learned
about the Pop Art Movement and then compiled their own creation using popular images.

The Art III class has begun working in clay also and they are completing a slab pot and a functional teapot.

Congratulations to Exeter-Milligan Volleyball Members

The Omaha World Herald announced their All-State first and second team and Exeter-Milligan students appeared on the list.

Claire White, Senior, was chosen for the first team along with Junior Taylor Erdkamp.  White notched 332 kills, 45 ace serves and 53 blocks for the team this year.  Erdkamp made the books with a setting assist percentage of 97%.
Honorable mentions went to Juniors Jackie Luzum, Megan Zwickl, and Jennifer Pribyl and Sophomore Erica Yound.

Congratulations Lady Timberwolves on a wonderful season!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Exeter Scouts Make Crafts for Holidays

Alec Schlueter, Marcus Krupicka, Ben Bartu and Braden Capek show off some of the vases that they made at Cub Scouts.  They are the wolf and tiger den in Pack 218. All of the scouts made some trees for the Exeter Care Center and also made wreath ornaments to take home.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Crocheted Pieces Featured in Display Case at Exeter Village Office

 This snowman crocheted by Marcy Manwarren sits in his box waiting to be added to the display case at the Exeter Village Office/Library.

Marcy Manwarren loads the display case at the Exeter Village Office/Library with her beautiful handmade Christmas decorations.  Her crocheted white holiday express train is featured along with holiday bells, snowflakes and other items.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Exeter-Milligan First Graders DEAR

Evelyn Michl and Morgan White read together
Marcus Krupicka reads to Elaine Krejci
Cecelia Murphy reads to Marion Geiger and Alva Smith

 Darlene Becker and Doris Hall listen to Cade Kresak read.

Bernie Larsen and Brianna Wiederspan share a book.
Erma Adamson and Gabe Jindra sit together and read.
Louise Hall and Olivea Swanson read together.

DEAR?  What's DEAR? Well, it's Drop Everything And Read.

Exeter-Milligan first graders are busy practicing DEAR and took their practice downtown this week to the Exeter Senior Center.

Area Senior Center members came downtown to listen to the students read.  The eight first graders had plenty of volunteers who wanted to hear them read.

Teacher Sharon Lott has been wanting to do this program with the senior center since last year and was excited to implement the program, "It gives the students more opportunities to practice their reading. It is a nice way to share with members of the community what we are learning at school. We work with the six pillars of Character counts and this is a way to reinforce three of them-- respect, caring, citizenship."

Lott hopes to make the excursion to the Exeter Senior Center once a month and plans to expand the program to include the Senior Center members sharing their life experiences with the first graders and also doing some crafts together.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Exeter Milligan Elementary Program

Mrs. Murphy directs the sixth grade band.
Exeter-Milligan Kindergarten, First and Second Graders rock out when singing We Will Jingle" at their Christmas program.
The Exeter-Milligan fourth grade Elves finished their Santa's Elves number in style.

The Exeter-Milligan third graders decorated their own trees to accompany their singing of "O Christmas Tree." 

The Exeter-Milligan Elementary Spent over an hour entertaining the large crowd at their Christmas Program Tuesday evening under the direction of Mrs. Angie Murphy.
The fifth grade band opened the evening with "Christmas Fun" a medley of bits of familiar holiday tunes.  The sixth grade band performed "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" before the fifth and sixth graders to perform two numbers including "Christmas Cheer" and "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree."
Taking the stage were the Kindergarten, first and second graders who stomped their way through "We Will Jingle."  The Kindergarten and first graders performed "Christmas is Coming" and "Decorate the Tree" together before the second graders sang "Somewhere in My Memory" and "Santa Claus Is On His Way."
Together the three younger grades sang "Santa Surprise!" and "Must Be Santa" where they recognized some of Santa's special features.
The sixth grade class were accompanied by the third, fourth and fifth graders to present the musical "This is Your Life, Santa Claus!" with announcer Travis Gilliam. The remake of the popular television show was hosted by Ralph Ledwards (also known as Patrick Murphy).
Together the group sang "Christmas On the Air" and after Santa (Eric Olsen) identified his elf, Marti, in the "mystery booth," the fourth grade along with Marti (played by Alexis Uldrich) sang "Santa's Elves."
Santa's next mystery guest was his tour guide Bridgette, played by Hannah Beethe, and together Santa, Ledwards, and Bridgette and the chorus sang about Santa's after Christmas vacation spot, "Christmas on the Isthmus of Panama." Santa also identified his sister (Vicki Androyna), his mother (Kelsey Bigelow) and his father (Seth Maxson).
The third grade class had each decorated their own giant Christmas trees which they displayed as they sang "O Christmas Tree" before Santa had to identify a few of his Hip-Hop Reindeer, Blitzen (Joey Bartu), Vixen (Hannah Horne) and Dasher (Janey Erdkamp).  Together, Santa's reindeer and the fifth grade reindeer sang "Hip-Hop Reindeer."
During the commercial break the fourth grade class played "Sleigh BAG" on their recorders before Act II started with Sally Lou (Kaitlyn Vavra), Cindy (Josie Hulse) and Sid (Claire Mounce). The three "children" Santa was able to identify just by their voices and their wish lists.  They gave Santa their written lists before singing "My Christmas List" with the chorus.
After Santa recalled the name of his elementary teacher, Mrs. Davenport (Tara Mueller) she directed the chorus of third, fourth, fifth and sixth graders in singing "Angels on the Midnight Clear" before joining Rudy, the tailor (Derek Axline) in singing "Santa Claus, Santa Claus" while trying to measure Santa for his ever growing larger red pants.
The final mystery guest for Santa, was Mrs. Santa (Katie Mounce). To end the evening the chorus sang "Decorate the Halls!" before the audience was dismissed to enjoy a Christmas Tea in the cafeteria sponsored by the Exeter-Milligan Booster Club.