Saturday, February 2, 2013

Exeter-Milligan Update : English 7-12

History in Perspective
by Rhoda Wahl, English 7-12

Students in Mrs. Wahl’s English classes are studying history through literature. During this semester, each class will be reading a novel that fictionalizes a period of American history. As the story settings and conflicts come to life, the readers learn about America’s rich and varied history.

English 7 students will be heading back to the Old West as they read Shane, by Jack Schaefer.  This story is about the struggle between Wyoming ranchers and farmers in the late 1880’s. While working on comprehension activities related to this time in history, students will also be summarizing what they have learned from their independent study.

American Literature students are reading Jack London’s The Call of the Wild, which is set in the late 1890’s. While reading about a dog’s journey from California to the frozen gold fields of the Klondike, they are also researching related topics of interest. Besides sharing their research with the class, students will also adopt a musher in the 2013 Iditarod sled-dog race.  Following this historic race gives a modern twist to survival in the frozen North.

Dual Credit English is reading The Great Gatsby. This F. Scott Fitzgerald novel focuses on the extravagance of wealthy lifestyles during the 1920’s. They are also publishing a 1920’s era newspaper chronicling historical events, fashion, sports, and other interests of the Jazz Age.

Freshmen English students will be completing research papers on topics related to the 1930’s, while reading To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. This story about racial conflict in the South, also paints a picture of life during the Great Depression.

English 8 students will travel back to the 1950’s while reading The Outsiders, by S. E. Hinton. Besides learning about gang life in a large city, readers will experience life as viewed by a Greaser. This universal struggle between the haves and the have-nots is set in the era of drive-ins, bobby socks, and Elvis.

Pictured (l-r): Eric Olsen, Megan Waldron, Spencer Papik, and Evan True.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Exeter-Milligan Splits With Giltner

Exeter-Milligan girls revisited their win CRC win against Giltner last night 37-27 while the Exeter-Milligan boys lost 55-51 after losing to Giltner at CRC's by one point.  More pictures are in the slide show on the side bar.

Exeter-Milligan Lady Timerwolves Named to CRC Team

Half of the CRC All-Tournament Team were Timberwolves this year.  Congratulations to Logan Zeleny, Megan Zwickl and Taylor Erdkamp who were named to the team.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Exeter-Milligan Update: Doane Vocal Festival

Exeter-Milligan had two students participate in the Doane Vocal Festival January 13-14.  Pictured are Madeleine Ensrud, Dr. Kurt Runestad, and Kimberlin Ruhl following the concert.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Recognize Any of this Trash?

 Down at the ballfield in Exeter this trash can was somewhat full, but the can just to the west was empty.  Too bad the visitors to the ball field can't seem to find the can.  The trash in the photo was collected and piled after just one day.  Every day a village residents walks to the ballfield and picks up the trash.  Overnight, this is what accumulated.  This pile included three McDonald's cups that still had fresh ice in them, beer cans and bottles along with cigarette packages and butts.

Three glass beer bottles were out in the outfield waiting for someone to pick them up.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Exeter-Milligan Students Celebrate the 100th day of school

The Kindergarten class posed with their containers of 100 items.  They are pictured in the front row from the left Jolene Vossler, Mikey Bartu, Ayla Kahler, and Emma Rose.  In the back row from the left are Madison Rankin, Emma Meyer, Liberty Johnson, Kierra Papik, Aiden Vavra, Jayden Capek, and Carter Milton.

– The first grade class at Exeter-Milligan posed with their 100 day projects.  They are pictured in the front row from the left Josh Meyer, Tyler Due, Amarah Carr, Savana Krupicka.  Back row Devin Harrison, Trenton Vossler, Savannah Horne, Taylor Pribyl, Troy Kallhoff, Dravin Birkes, Andrew Vavra with their teacher Mrs. Lott in the back.

 Here's what some of the teachers and staff at Exeter-Milligan will look like when they are 100 according to the elementary students.
 The first grade class with Mr. Marr who brought them 100 tootsie rolls.

Amarah Carr explains to her teacher Mrs. Sharon Lott how she and her family made her 100 day project out of valentine conversation hearts for the 100th day of school.

 The Kindergarteners pick up the pieces of balloon's they popped at the end of their 100th day of school.

The Exeter-Milligan Kindergarten and First graders celebrated the 100th day of school on Friday.

In each class the students brought 100 of something for a 100 show and tell.  In the Kindergarten they were instructed to bring 100 items counted out while the first graders were asked to create something with 100 items.

Students brought a variety of objects to the classes ranging from 100 pieces of candy or nails to puzzles with 100 pieces, 100 paper snowflakes and displays with 100 stickers.

Throughout the day the first graders had lots of celebrations about 100.  They made special 100 hats, had a visit from Mr. Marr from the high school who brought them 100 tootsie rolls, dressed up like they were 100 years old and created lots of special 100 displays.

Both classes created a display of mittens and hats that were strung in the hallway.  The first graders had created a 100 piece paper quilt, they had read over 100 books and had a special doorway entry to display the names of the books.  The first graders also created the 100 year old likeness of some of the teachers and staff at Exeter-Milligan to brighten the hallway.

The first graders also made their own 100 snack mix.  They each brought a component to the snack mix and then counted 100 pieces of the item they brought and added it to their bowl of mix.  They included mini marshmallows, cereals, crackers and candies.

The kindergarten class will continue to work on 100 for the next week as well and left their 100 counted items at school to use as part of their 100 unit.

The end of the day brought a special treat as the second graders joined the kindergarten and first graders and they jumped, stomped and sat on 100 balloons to pop them in the hallway.