Monday, December 31, 2018

Exeter-Milligan Update: English and Journalism Students

 Journalism students had the opportunity to attend the fall Striv Conference held at Heartland Public Schools in October. Pictured are L-R: Macy Due, Theron Odvody, James Becker, Colton Bossaller, and Johnny Babula

A group of sophomore students read from their Frankenstein novels, while creating a timeline of events on their posterboard. Clockwise: Natalie Staskal, Jaiden Papik, Clint Oldehoeft, and Sean Gibson (back to camera)

English and Journalism Happenings at Exeter-Milligan Public Schools
By Ashley Stutzman, E-M Language Arts Instructor

It has been a busy semester in the English and Journalism classroom at Exeter-Milligan High School. Sophomores are currently reading the novel, Frankenstein. Juniors have been studying pieces of American literature. Most recently, the students participated in a group project, which required them to analyze a historical piece of literature and present it to their classmates. Finally, the seniors have just completed a study of Jack London and his novel, White Fang. Throughout the semester, students have been reading novel of their choice for an independent reading project. At the end of the semester, they will be presenting projects of their choice over the books that they read. I am excited to hear about so many books from the students!

Journalism class has also been busy this semester with a variety of projects. We have continued to publish our weekly newsletter, Howl of the Wolves. The newsletter features different content, including a faculty member of the week, student of the week, and jokes submitted by our elementary students. In addition to the newsletter, journalism students have also been busy designing posts for the school’s social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. A fun project that the students created this semester was a Thanksgiving video featuring many students and staff, and another video will be created for the upcoming holiday season.

Thanks for reading about our classroom, and happy holidays!   

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Exeter-Milligan Update: Government and Chemistry Class Visit Power Plant

Students in Mr. Jordan Marr’s American Government class and Mr. Matt Nicholas’s Chemistry class recently had the opportunity to visit and tour both Sheldon Station in Hallam and the Beatrice Power Station.  The students were able to learn about the various ways Nebraska produces energy, the math and science needed in the process, and the various job opportunities available in the industry.  Pictured are Mitchell Manning, Spencer Pribyl and Trever Zelenka learning about the process of filtering water prior to being used in the boilers.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Exeter-Milligan Boys Suffer Loss in Double Overtime

 Exeter-Milligan lost a heartbreaking to Shelton at the Silver Lake Holiday Classic Tournament on Friday afternoon.  The final after double overtime was 67-65 with the Timberwolves going 8-1.

Exeter-Milligan Girls Win Big at Holiday Tournament

 Exeter-Milligan girls extended their record to 10-0 Friday afternoon during the Silver Lake Holiday Classic Tournament.  They were up by 40 points in the third quarter and had a running clock the rest of the game.  Final score 56-7.  They will play at 3:15 on Friday in Roseland.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Exeter-Milligan Update: Sig 5

Mr. Jackson Krejci's Sig 5 reading group at Exeter-Milligan is currently reviewing for their test.  The students have been reading about Odysseus. They've found that Greek Mythology is very interesting. The students will be researching different Greek gods and goddesses in the upcoming week. Pictured are (clockwise from the left) Alexis Saatmann, Brett Kallhoff, Selah Petersen, Kaydence Haase and Logan Krupicka.     

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Exeter-Milligan Jr Sr High Christmas Concert

The Exeter-Milligan Senior High School Jazz band under the direction of Mrs. Angie Murphy.

Exeter-Milligan Junior Senior High Band held their annual Christmas Concert on Monday, December 17th.  The Jazz Band performed first with “Deck the Halls” and “Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!”

The Junior High Choir took the risers and sang “Christmas In a Small Town” and “Christmas. . . In About Three Minutes” which included snipets of almost every traditional Christmas song.

The Senior High Choir joined the junior high students for “That First Nowell” and they were accompanied by Caitlin Murphy on the piano and Becca Krupicka on flute.  The Senior High Choir performed “By Candelight” and “Merry Christmas With Love” which featured Murphy and Natalie Staskal.

The Junior-Senior High Band closed out the evening with riveting performances of “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” “The Nutcracker Suite,” and a “Celtic Carol,” before asking the audience to join them for a “Christmas Sing Along.” 

The sing along was directed by Exeter-Milligan junior Kayla Geiger.  After dismissing, the audience was invited to share in refreshments in the commons area.

Mitchell Manning, left, waits his turn to play a trumpet solo in the Jazz Band’s performance of “Deck the Halls” while Theron Odvody performs.
Kayla Geiger is the soloist during the Jazz Band’s performance of “Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!”
The Exeter-Milligan Junior High Choir performs “Christmas In A Small Town.”
Becca Krupicka accompanies the Junior and Senior High Choir on her flute for “That First Nowell.”
Exeter-Milligan Senior High Choir.
Caitlin Murphy signs a solo during the Senior High Choir performance of “Merry Christmas With Love.”
Natalie Staskal performing at the Christmas Concert.
Exeter-Milligan Jr Sr High Band performing under the direction of
Kayla Geiger volunteered to student direct the Exeter-Milligan Junior-Senior High band for the Christmas Sing Along.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Exeter-Milligan Boys Remain Undefeated 8-0

 Exeter-Milligan Timberwolves defeated Diller-O'Dell in a fast paced rough and tumble matchup in Exeter.  The Timberwolves are now 8-0 on the season with the win over the Griffins 49-31.

Exeter-Milligan Girls Remain Undefeated

 Lady T-wolves are 9-0 after beating Diller-Odell in Exeter Friday night 32-14

Friday, December 21, 2018

Exeter Milligan Elementary Christmas Program

The Exeter-Milligan fifth and sixth grade band plays “Up On The Housetop” at their concert Thursday evening.

 The Exeter-Milligan Kindergarten perform at the Christmas concert.

It was a Winter Wonderland in the Exeter gymnasium for the Preschool – Sixth grade music concert on Thursday, December 13.

The evening opened with the fifth and sixth grade bands performing  “Jingle, Jolly Christmas,” “Up On the Housetop,” and the sixth grade band performing “Tango Bells,” before the third and fourth graders played “Fum, Fum, Fum” on their recorders.”

The Kindergarten, first and second graders performed a variety of holiday songs including “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Polar Puppy” and “North Pole, North Pole.”  Together the classes sang, “Go Tell It On the Mountain,” and “We Wish You A Merry Christmas.”

The third and fourth graders continued the holiday theme with “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” along with “A Holly Jolly Christmas.”

The fifth and sixth graders wrapped up the concert with “Winter Wonderland,” “Stille Nacht,” and “Dancin’ On The Rooftop.”

Guests were invited to enjoy cookies and punch in the Commons area after the concert.

The Exeter-Milligan second graders singing at their Holiday concert.
The Exeter-Milligan Kindergarten, first and second graders sing “Go, Tell It On The Mountain,” at their Christmas concert.
The TYKE class at Exeter-Milligan performs at the Christmas concert.
The Exeter-Milligan fourth, fifth and sixth graders perform at their Christmas concert.
The Exeter-Milligan fourth, fifth and sixth graders give a jazzy end to the Christmas concert