Saturday, April 14, 2012

Exeter-Milligan Update: Construction Class

Mr. Dean Filipi's Construction class at Exeter-Milligan is close to finishing their project - building a garden shed. Pictured is the construction class with their near complete project - Devin Sheffield, Cody Filipi, Dylan Axline, Garrett Pribyl, Nathan Oliva, Robert Harre, Jesse Hall, and Huntington Trauger.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Exeter-Milligan Update: Junior High and High School PE

by Darcy White

Junior High:  On March 29th, the Girls Junior High Track team competed in the Friend Invitational track meet.  The girls finished in 8th place out of 12 teams with 22 points.  Marissa Howard was the leading scorer with all 22 points.  She placed 1st in the High Jump with a jump of 4’6”, 4th in the 100 (14.25), 4th in the 200 (29.51), and 4th in the 400 (69.31). 

On April 3rd, E-M hosted their own invitational, which was held at McCool Junction.  The girls finished in 3rd place with 67 points behind BDS with 127 and Hampton with 98.  Scoring for the Timberwolves: Marissa Howard (36 pts) finished 1st in the High Jump (4’6) and the 200 (29.69), and 2nd in the 100 (13.98) and the 400 (68.16); Sydney Hall (17 pts) finished 2nd in the 800 (3:00.57) and the 1200 (4:44.15); Hailey Luzum (10 pts) finished 3rd in the 200 Hurdles (35.9), 5th in the long jump (11’9. 5), and 6th in the 100H (20.3); Samantha Horne (3 pts) finished 5th in the shot put (27’8).  The 1600m Relay team consisting of Sydney Hall, Hailey Luzum, Samantha Horne, and Bailey Steuben finished 4th with a time of 5:22.

The girls will compete again on Thursday, April 12 at the Hampton Invitational in McCool Junction.  The meet begins at 9am.

JH Girls Track team includes:
Back row: Bailey Steuben, Sydney Hall, Samantha Horne, Janey Due, Hailey Luzum, Christina Starkey, and Katherine Skinner
Front row: Marissa Howard, Joan Strate, Ashley Benorden, Alexis Trauger, Haylee Sheffield, Lucy Murphy, and Brianna Beatham.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Exeter-Milligan Update: Elementary PE Department

Troy Kallhoff

by Darcy White
K-2nd:  On February 29th, 45 elementary students at the Exeter site participated in a Jump Rope for Heart Event.  The event is designed to help instill healthy habits in students today, to ensure longer, healthier lives for them tomorrow.

Troy Kallhoff was the top fundraiser at Exeter-Milligan Elementary.  He raised an amazing $320 in honor and memory of his Grandpa Willy Ekeler.  Fifteen students raised $1399.91 that will help in the fight against heart disease and stroke. Funds raised from the event are used to support American Heart Association research and education initiatives that save lives in our community.

Back row:  Christopher Kelch, Braden Capek, Peyton Pribyl, Emma Olsen, Kaitlyn Babula, Briana Capek, Cameran Jansky, Rebecca Krupicka. 
Front row: Savana Krupicka, Savannah Horne, Troy Kallhoff, Tyler Due, Taylor Pribyl, and Cade Kresak.  Not pictured:  Kole Svec.


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Exeter School Board Meets Tonight

During the March 7th meeting of the Exeter-Milligan School Board the Board members discussed and voted on a Reduction In Force measure.

According to the published minutes, “Discussion was opened concerning the Reduction in Force (RIF) proposed by the administration in the music department.  The reasoning behind the possible RIF pertained to the decrease in the enrollment of students in the music program.  There are no planned cuts of the music program.  The current and future enrollments dictate the position can be successfully filled by a 1.0 FTE.”

Later during the meeting a motion was made by Tim Pribyl and seconded by Brent Moore to approve the Reduction in Force resolution.  The motion passed unanimously.

Music Instructor Shane Whitford confirmed that he received a RIF letter following the March 7th school board meeting and Superintendent Paul Sheffield confirmed that a RIF letter had been sent.  Both declined to comment on the situation.  Sheffield added that he would comment after the April 11th board meeting.