Saturday, April 21, 2018

Exeter-Milligan Sixth Grade Classroom

Exeter-Milligan sixth grade classroom. Front row from the left: Savannah Horne, Savana Krupicka and Malorie Staskal.  Back row from the left: Devin Harrison, Troy Kallhoff, Draven Payne, Trenton Vossler, Dravin Birkes, Tyler Due, Andrew Vavra and Josh Meyer. Not pictured: Taylor Pribyl

The Exeter-Milligan sixth grade is an active place with twelve students.  They are taught by Mr. Treven Cerveny who thinks, “This year’s sixth grade class is a very energetic and fun group of students.”

This year the class has a health unit, which has focused on some of the choices they will have to make.  The students have decorated the classroom windows with pictures, designs and quotes on their choices in regards to drugs, alcohol and tobacco.

Currently, according to Mr. Cerveny, the class “has continued to improve across all subject areas, in preparation for junior high next year. More specifically, we have been focusing on using the writing process, memorizing math facts, and developing study skills.”

Technology is used frequently in the sixth grade classroom.  They use iPads, laptops and the Smart Board.  Often they use apps on their iPads which allow them to be creative and engage in the learning process.  They use them to create projects, complete assignments, practice skills and review material.

Examples of what the sixth grade class has created on their classroom windows for their health class.

Troy Kallhoff works on his writing project.

 Malorie is working on the rough draft of her “dreams” writing assignment.

Andrew Vavra (left) and Trenton Vossler work on their writing project.  Students are able to use an iPad to write on or regular lined paper.

below – Josh Meyer works on his writing project.

Above- Sixth grade teacher Treven Cerveny helps Tyler Due with a writing assignment.
Below – Trenton Vossler works on his iPad.

Troy Kallhoff (right) and Tyler Due (left) discuss an assignment on the daily board.


Friday, April 20, 2018

Exeter-Milligan Update: FCCLA Attends State Leadership Conference

 L-R -Kaitlyn Vavra, Hannah Horne, Daisy Kanode and Caitlin Murphy
 State participants pictured l-r: Jaiden Papik, Macy Due, Caitlin Murphy, Hannah Horne, Kate Jansky, Josie Kresak, Daisy Kanode, and Kaitlyn Vavra

Exeter-Milligan FCCLA attends State Leadership Conference
By Mary Lou Vossler, FCS Instructor and FCCLA Sponsor

Recently eight students from the Exeter-Milligan FCCLA chapter attended the state Leadership Conference in Lincoln. Students competing at the 2018 Nebraska State FCCLA Leadership Conference were: 
·      Kaitlyn Vavra:  Illustrated Talk Sr. Category:  Dementia, The Disease You'd Like to Forget:  Silver Medal;
·      Hannah Horne: Leadership Sr. Category:  Finding My Leadership:  Top Silver Medal & qualifies for Nationals
·      Daisy Kanode: Illustrated Talk Jr. Category: Just Snap Out of It! (Depression):  Top Gold Medal & qualifies for Nationals.
·      Caitlin Murphy:  Recycle & Redesign Sr. Category: Patchwork Plastic Pouf: Top Gold Medal & qualifies for Nationals

These young ladies have spent approximately 50+ hours on their projects. Before state, they presented within various classes at EMHS, FCCLA STAR/Speech Night, UCC Church for Exeter Women's Club, will speak on April 24th to the Senior Citizen Center and will be required to have other presentations before they go to Nationals.  

Students who attended but did not compete were the incoming officers – Jaiden Papik, Macy Due, Kate Jansky and Josie Kresak. They were involved in a community service project at Cedar's Home for Children, others toured the State Capitol and all took in youth sessions that were offered by various speakers and topics.  The Exeter-Milligan FCCLA Chapter was also recognized for the Feed Nebraska State Project as we contributed 650 # to the Fillmore County Blue Valley Food Bank.  These non-perishable food items were a result of our Trick or Treat So Others May Eat Food Drive and admission to the FCCLA Sweetheart Dance during FCCLA Week to bring a non-perishable food item.  

The EM Boosters also provided us with an abundance of snacks and water for the conference which we appreciated very much. 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Exeter-Milligan Invite Results

Exeter-Milligan Girls Track team placed second in the meet and the boys placed fourth.  On the girls side Katherine White placed second in the 100M hurdles, the 300M hurdles as well as second in the long jump.  Kate Jansky was third in the 1600M run. The girls team of Cammie Harrison, Jaiden Papik, Kate Jansky and Kayla Geiger took first in the 3200 relay.  Tara Mueller placed third in shotput and fourth in discus.  Hannah Beethe placed third in high jump. Jaiden Papik finished third in the 400M run and first in the 800M run.  The 1600M relay team finished third with

Hannah Beethe, Kate Jansky, Kayla Geiger, and Jaiden Papik running.

Helping with points on the boys side of things were Eric Olsen with a fourth place in 100M along with placing first in high jump and second in the 200M. Patrick Murphy jumped to second in high jump and in 110M high hurdles.  The Timberwolves placed third in the 3200M relay with Clint Oldehoeft, Dylan Bonds, Brock Steuben, and Mitchell Manning running.  Max Zeleny threw for third in shot put.  Spencer Pribyl finsihed first in the 800M run and fourth in the 400M run.  The relay team of Casey Jindra, Patrick Murphy, Spencer Pribyl, and Eric Olsen finished third in the 1600M relay