Saturday, April 29, 2017

Exeter-Milligan Update: Poetry Month

Poetry from Prose
Rhoda Wahl – ELA 7-12

Junior High students at Exeter-Milligan High School are celebrating Poetry Month (April) by writing poems about novels they are reading. Students are discovering new ways to think critically and creatively by sharing elements of a story in poetic verse instead of prosaic paragraphs.  As you read their poetry, think of your favorite story, or one that you’ve read recently. What kind of poem would you write?

Portrait Poem from Game Changers by Mike Lupica.

I am Ben
Son of Beth
Who needs to be QB
Who sees his park
Who loves Lilly
Who hates sawn
Who fears his coach
Who dreams of throwing 170ft
Who has found poems of football
Resident of Rockwell
(by Casey Underwood)
Found poem about the setting from At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks.

New York City
There’s a big city
That city is called New York
In this city,
You may see lots of people,
Lots of traffic,
Cars, buildings, houses
And many more
You may hear horns honking
People talking and laughing
There are some nice, beautiful parts of New York,
But there are also the bad.
It is crowding
And sometimes very loud
But all together
It is still an interesting place to be in.
(by Natalie Staskal)

Diamante poem about a conflict from The Killing Woods by Lucy Christopher.

 (Character vs Society)
Scared, Alone
Running, Hiding, Fighting
Police, Damon, Ashlee, Bunker
Worries, Hesitates, Struggles
Tired, Confused
(by Cameran Jansky)

List poem about the plot line from I hadn’t meant to tell you this by Jacqueline Woodson

Things that happen to Marie
Grew up in a black town
Made friends lost her
Mom dad is single
Got a white friend named Lena
Tries to see Lena’s dad
(by Casey Jindra)

Pictured are L-R: Casey Jindra, Cameran Jansky, Casey Underwood and Natalie Staskal

Thursday, April 27, 2017

First Graders Release Butterflies

Exeter-Milligan first graders joined their teacher at the end of the school day on Wednesday to let the butterflies they raised in their science unit free outside.
Far right is Miss Sara Lincoln.  In front is Ensley Stahl.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Exeter-Milligan Update: Honor Band and Choir

Exeter-Milligan had 20 students selected to the CRC Honor Band, held on Monday, March 20, on the Concordia University campus.  The director for the event was Mr. Tom Thorpe, band director at Lincoln East.  Row 3 - Kate Jansky, Nick Hayek, Trever Zelenka, Jaiden Papik, Jacy Schlueter, Cammie Harrison, Caitlin Murphy, Clint Oldehoeft; Row 2  - Trystan Brandt, Joel Klemm, Alexis Uldrich, Ashley Benorden, Katie Skinner, Ella Wilkins, Patrick Murphy, Angie Murphy; Row 1 - Katherine White, Kaitlyn Vavra, Anna Sluka, Kayla Geiger, Haylee Sheffield

24 E-M students participated in the NE Class D All-State Band on March 25 at UNK.  Mr. Mark Irvin of Irving Middle School directed the jazz band, Dr. Sid Shuler of Chadron State College directed the symphonic band, and Dr. Karen Fannin of UNO directed the wind ensemble.  Class D All-State Participants:  Row 1 (L-R) Trever Zelenka, Ella Wilkins, Theron Odvody, Anna Sluka, Haylee Sheffield, Kayla Geiger, Caitlin Murphy; Row 2 (L-R) Hannah Horne, Trystan Brandt, Patrick Murphy, Joel Klemm, Samantha Horne, Alexis Uldrich, Nick Hayek, Katie Skinner; Row 3 (L-R) Mitchell Manning, Petyan Brandt, Spencer Pribyl, Ashley Benorden, Jacy Schlueter, Josie Kresak, Joey Bartu, Eli Johnson, Macy Due

 Three Exeter-Milligan choir members were selected to the Crossroads Conference Honor Choir held on the Concordia University campus on March 20. They were directed by Dr. Derrick Fox, the conductor at UNO.  Students selected were (L-R) Caitlin Murphy, Ashley Benorden, and Katie Skinner
Exeter-Milligan had nine students selected to participate in the Meridian JH Honor Clinic on April 7.  The choir was directed by Mr. Fred Ritter of Columbus and the band was directed by Dr. Brian Alber from Kearney.  E-M Meridian Junior High Honor Band and Choir Participants:  Row 1 (L-R) Kiah Songster, Katelyn Babula, Cammie Harrison, Jaiden Papik, Daisy Kanode, Georgia Meyer;  Row 2 (L-R) Braden Capek, Clint Oldehoeft

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Exeter-Milligan Update: Spanish Notes

Spanish Notes
By Haley Stutzman, Exeter-Milligan Spanish Instructor

It’s hard to believe we have only a few weeks left of the 2016-2017 school year! In the Spanish classroom we have been covering many topics including numbers to 1,000,000, family member vocabulary, commands, as well as volunteering vocabulary and talking about how you can help around your community. In the Spanish 1 classes, they were able to make celebrity family trees with the new vocabulary they had learned. They always enjoy this activity. Spanish 2 has been reading a novel so they have been busy. The Spanish 3 class had a project of making a flyer to show how you can help out in your community. These last few weeks have been super busy, but I’m hoping we’ll have a strong finish to this last quarter of school!

Pictured is Sydney Hall with her Spanish 3 flyer.