Saturday, November 25, 2017

Exeter-Milligan Update: Caitlin Murphy Honored at State Capitol

Caitlin Murphy, a sophomore at Exeter-Milligan, recently earned the privilege of being recognized at the 2017 CTSO (Career and Technology Student Organization) Commissioner's Recognition for Excellence.  The event was held in the Rotunda of the Nebraska State Capitol with a reception following at the Governor's Mansion. The event recognized students who earned 1st, 2nd and 3rd place during their 2017 National Conference.  Caitlin placed first in her FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) event of Life Event Planning, Jr. Category.  Her project was titled- "Everything for Europe".  Life Event Planning recognizes participants who apply skills learned in Family and Consumer Sciences courses to manage the financial costs of an upcoming event. Caitlin chose her trip with the Nebraska Ambassador's of Music European Trip.  The project portfolio consisted of a detailed plan of the event, her needs and wants for the trip, comparison-shopping examples, a detailed budget of purchases for the trip and evaluation of those purchases.
Caitlin's was among the top 10% in the Nation for 2017 FCCLA STAR.  
Caitlin is shown with Deputy Commissioner of School Improvement from the Department of Education Dr. Deborah Frison, and Lt. Governor Mike Foley.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Exeter-Milligan Update: Sixth Grade

The 6th graders at Exeter-Milligan are off to a great start this year! This group of students hit the ground running and it has been amazing to see what they have been able to accomplish so far this year. Throughout a typical school day, the students participate in lessons and activities in spelling, reading, math, language, science, social studies and writing. We have covered a wide range of material, such as the solar system, chemistry, ancient civilizations, fractions, decimals, and much more. Students also regularly take part in physical education, art, band, choir, guidance, library, and keyboarding. The students are also very excited about starting the health program, which will begin in January. Even though students are busy learning many different academic skills, we are also focusing on learning many social and organizational skills that will help prepare them for the Junior High level. This group has also had the privilege of being involved in many fun activities so far this year, such as Eclipse Day, Red Ribbon Week, Pep Rallies, and Homecoming festivities.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Exeter-Milligan first grade learns about Thanksgiving

The Exeter-Milligan classroom was all aflutter getting ready for Turkey day.  They spent an afternoon learning that it wasn’t all about just eating turkey and stuffing.  The students learned about the first Thanksgiving and did an interactive quiz on the iPads after they read a book about Thanksgiving.  They also played a game to reinforce the learning about the pilgrims and filled out a worksheet with significant Thanksgiving vocabulary. 

Pictured above are front row from the left are:  Hannah Petersen, Chezney Kanode, Kate Pribyl, Brynnlye Johnson, Mackenzie Jaeger and Abby Burke. Back row from the left are Boden Graham, Riley Reynolds, Beau Becker, Joel Vossler, Maddux Milton, Aiden Nichols, Micah Korf, Gavin Mueller, and Sara Lincoln.

Gavin Mueller lays on the pages of his Thanksgiving book as the first graders at Exeter-Milligan get ready to learn about the upcoming holiday.
Exeter-Milligan first grader Hannah Petersen gets her iPad all ready to play a learning game about Thanksgiving.
Brynnlye Johnson follows along in her Thanksgiving book as her teacher, Miss Sara Lincoln, reads.
The first graders do their first quiz on Kahoot!
The Exeter-Milligan first graders are learning about the world we live in.
above and below: The fun of learning starts at the door into the first grade classroom.

The inside of the door in the first grade classroom reminds the first graders they are superhero’s!