Saturday, March 28, 2015

Exeter-Milligan Girls Track Team

Exeter-Milligan Track front row from the left:  Hailey Luzum, Madison Horne, Maitlyn Thomsen, Marietta Purtschert.  Back row from the left:  Sydney Hall, Tara Mueller, Hannah Beethe, Samantha Horne, Cookie Koopman and Kelsey Bigelow.  Not pictured are Haylee Sheffield, Katie Skinner and Amber Pribyl.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Exeter-Milligan Boys Golf Team

Exeter-Milligan Boys Golf Team from the left:  Coach Dean Filipi, Evan True, Brayden Olsen and Chase Dyer.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Exeter-Milligan Update: High School Spanish

¡Hola a todos! It’s been a busy 2nd semester in Haley Stutzman's Spanish classroom at Exeter-Milligan so far. In Spanish 1 class, we are currently on the foods unit. So far the students have learned the names of different breakfast foods, lunch foods, drinks, and how to say how something tastes. The students began a project where they are creating their own menu for a restaurant in a Spanish-speaking country where they give their restaurant a Spanish name and also give all their food and drink options in Spanish with a short description of each. The last section of their chapter will cover ordering and asking for things in Spanish at a restaurant and we will be doing lots of conversation practice. I have shown the students pictures of some of the dishes I had eaten while I was studying in Lima, Peru, South America and they have had the opportunity to see different entrees from Ecuador. Based on their faces and reactions, there are some dishes that they would be willing to try, and others not so much! 

Pictured are some students doing research for their restaurant project.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Exeter-Milligan Update: Voting for Gold Sower Books

Golden Sower Award Books by Lisa Soukup, Exeter-Milligan Media Specialist

Each year 10 books are nominated for the Golden Sower Award for the Primary section.The GSA nominee list is developed by selection committees of volunteer readers representing classroom teachers, media specialists, and librarians in Nebraska. Each list is created from nominated titles sent in by participating libraries and schools from across the state. Local library or school officials are responsible for selecting books from these lists they feel are appropriate for the needs and interests of their patrons or students. 

The Kindergarden-2nd grade have been reading and doing activities with the Golden Sower Nominee books since before Christmas.  The book "Sky Color" was read by Mrs. Kanode in Art class and then they created an art project using various colors for the sky. The following is the list of nominees for this year: 
One Cool Friend by Toni Buzzeo
Crafty Chloe by Kelly DiPucchio
Being Frank by Donna W. Earnhardt
Lost and Found by Bill Harley
Mousetronaut by Mark Kelly
Three Hens and a Peacock by Lester L. Laminack
Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds
Sky Color by Peter H. Reynolds
Randy Riley’s Really Big Hit by Chris Van Dusen
Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson

Voting eligibility requires readers to have read or heard a minimum of four of the current nominees from the category in which they will be voting, Primary, Intermediate, or Young Adult. The Exeter-Milligan K-2 students will be voting on their favorite Golden Sower Nominee book within the next 2 weeks. The results will be tabulated on the Nebraska Golden Sower site and after April 19, the winner will be announced. Last year 75,545 people voted in three categories. 

Pictured are the E-M Kindergarteners, sharing the bookmarks they created after reading "Mousetronaut" by Astronaut Mark Kelly

Exeter-Milligan Update: Blind Date

Blind Date with a Book
During the month of February, the theme in the high school library was "Blind Date with a Book". Books were wrapped in brown paper and had a couple of sentences on them. Just enough information to let you know what the book was about. The whole idea is to get students reading books that they may turn away from because the cover is not enticing or the book is over 5 years old. Several students took the challenge and read a blind date book. When they were done they had to fill out a questionnaire on the book. When they turned in the book and the questionnaire, their name went into a drawing for a box of chocolates. The winners of the Blind Date with a Book are Ashley Benorden (top) and Haylee Sheffield (bottom).

Exeter-Milligan Update: Wave Action

Wave Action by Matt Nicholas, Exeter-Milligan Science Instructor

In astronomy this week, we are investigating all regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. The introduction to this chapter has us looking at the structure of a wave. To demonstrate waves we use a large spring (pictured). The students take turns demonstrating the different characteristics of waves: Amplitude, Wavelength, and Frequency. This activity helps the students see the inverse relationship between wavelength and frequency. We will go on to discuss the invisible regions of light, such as radio waves, micro waves, infrared, ultraviolet, X-ray, and gamma rays. The study of different forms of light is key to astronomy, because we can only study stars and planets from a distance. We will soon be talking about doppler shifts and how studying light from stars can help us find planets around other stars that may also harbor life!!

Photo: Broc Mueller (kneeling) and Derek Luzum (back to camera) create a wave using a long spring while Marissa Howard and Brody Kresak look on trying to classify the wave's properties.