Saturday, April 2, 2016

Exeter-Milligan Fifth Grade Classroom

Exeter-Milligan’s fifth grade classroom has just eight students but they make the most of their opportunities to have new experiences.

Each week one fifth grader is responsible for the Telecare program.  This has been a project for the fifth grade classroom for a number of years.  Each school day, the fifth graders call senior citizens in Milligan and Exeter and spend a few minutes checking in with them.

According to teacher Miss Sara Lincoln, “This program benefits the fifth graders in many ways.  The fifth graders learn phone etiquette, responsibility for calling each week, and they practice caring for others and building those relationships.”

And the benefits go both ways as the seniors have someone to check in on them each day.  “The fifth graders calling the seniors is sometimes the only contact many of them may have each day so  hearing from the fifth graders really makes their day,” explained Lincoln.

The class has had the opportunity to have breakfast with their senior citizen friends once this year and will invite them into the classroom again before the school year is over.

Having such a small class is unique but Lincoln has enjoyed it, especially because, “they each have such different personalities.”

The students are just starting to study the Revolutionary War in Social Studies and will be learning about history through a play they will get to perform.  The students may say that the best part of the day for them is for recess or PE but, Lincoln, sees things a little differently,  “I think they have enjoyed the science experiments and different activities we do with our Science and Social Studies lessons.  They really enjoy these hands-on activities.”

Lincoln will be teaching first grade at Exeter-Milligan next year.

 Marcus Krupicka, an Exeter-Milligan fifth grader, focuses on a math problem.

Above - The Exeter-Milligan fifth grade class used a combination of their math books, writing with dry erase markers on their desk tops, the white board and the smart board during their math class.

Below - The Exeter-Milligan fifth graders are pretty smart.  Pictured front row from the left: Marcus Krupicka, Jozie Kanode, Cade Kresak.  Back row from the left:  Olivea Swanson, Sophia Gilliam and Chase Vnoucek.  Missing from the picture were Gabe Jindra and Devon Tankersley.

The Exeter Milligan fifth grade class from the far left:  Chase Vnoucek, Marcus Krupicka, Cade Kresak, Miss Sara Lincoln, Sophia Gilliam, Olivea Swanson and Jozie Kanode.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Exeter-Milligan Update: World Dance Class

Prom is near and Mr. Jordan Marr's world dance class at Exeter-Milligan is getting in the "swing" of things by learning east-coast swing.  The class previously attended a class at the Del Ray Ballroom in Lincoln where they learned the basics of west-coast swing.  Pictured from L-R are Elliot Erdkamp, Jack Dinneen, Katie Skinner, Brayden Olsen, Hanna Klose, Janey Due, and Hunter Worrell.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Exeter-Milligan Update: Third Grade Science Happenings

Casey Pohl’s third grade class at Exeter-Milligan has been learning and reading about matter!  We recently had a few questions regarding molecules so we contacted one of Exeter-Milligan's science teachers, Mr. Matt Nicholas. We did a Google Hangout with him and he showed us models of molecules and answered all of our questions about matter and molecules!

Pictured is the 3rd grade in front of Mr. Nicholas: Liberty Johnson, Kierra Papik, Jayden Capek, Aidan Vavra, Carter Milton, Jaxon Frannsen, Mikey Bartu and Emma Meyer (kneeling).

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Exeter-Milligan Chorus and Friends of Vocal

The Exeter-Milligan Chorus including the Friends of Vocal Members front row from the left:  Jaiden Papik, Nick Hayek, Andrew Hansen, Theron Odvody, Daisy Kanode, Cami Harrison.  Back row from the left:  Jacy Schlueter, Ashley Benorden, Tara Mueller, Alexis Uldrich, Katie Moody, Ella Wilkins, Katie Skinner, Caitlin Murphy and Haylee Sheffield.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Exeter Cub Scouts hold Pinewood Derby

Above – Robert Rhodes helps wolf scouts Ronnie Babula (middle) and Logan Krupicka line up their Pinewood Derby cars on the track.
Below – The Exeter Cub Scout Pack 218 members with their cars from the left are Logan Krupicka, Ronnie Babula, Troy Kallhoff, Mikey Bartu and Devin Harrison.

Exeter Cub Scouts celebrated their birth of the Boy Scouts of America on Sunday, March 13 in Exeter.  

The evening began with a potluck supper before a brief Friends of Scouting presentation by Georgia Schropfer of Fairmont.

After the meal, the scouts received their awards from Cubmaster Leesa Bartu and Wolf Den Leader Katie Babula.  Scouts receiving the wolf rank were Ronnie Babula and Logan Krupicka.  Scouts receiving the Webelos rank were Devin Harrison, Troy Kallhoff and Mikey Bartu.

Sticking with their theme for the evening, which was Minecraft, the scouts presented two skits with a creeper present in both.

The final highlight of the evening was the Pinewood Derby.  The boys, with help from their family, had created some very nice cars to race.  Winning all of his races was Harrison with Kallhoff right behind him.  In third place was Babula.  In the show portion of the competition Bartu took first place in stock show with Kallhoff in second, and Harrison in third.  Krupicka was first in Modified show and Babula was second.

Lance Larsen coordinated the Pinewood Derby and served as the show judge along with Robert Rhodes.  Bernie Stych assisted in the track assembly and the race.  Volunteer judges at the end of the track were Margie Johnson and Colleen Foote.

The scouts are looking forward to planning their campout in June.