Saturday, January 25, 2020

Exeter-Milligan Splits at Home

 The Exeter-Milligan girls lost to BDS 49-25 but the game seemed a whole lot closer than that score.  The boys game was also a battlefield with EM coming out on top 52-50 despite BDS trying to pull out every play in their bag.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Exeter-Milligan Update: Elementary students participate in All-State Children's Choir

Two Exeter-Milligan fourth graders had the opportunity to participate in the All-State Children's Choir in Lincoln on November 21. Scout Grummons and Deacon Erdkamp rehearsed all day on the UNL campus and presented a 4 pm concert in the Lied Center.  They were directed by Andy Beck, a composer of choral music.  The event was sponsored by the Nebraska Music Educators Association.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Exeter-Milligan Update: Science Update

Science can be messy… But that is the best part! 
By Matt Nicholas, Exeter-Milligan Science Instructor

In eighth grade earth science this week, students were exploring the composition of local soil. Each of them brought a sample of soil from their homes. They were then tasked to analyze all of the items and substances in their samples. They used hand lenses, sifters, and their senses to separate the soil. Our goal was to build a definition for soil. 
After compiling a list of everything found in the samples, we classified them into categories: Rock pieces, organic matter, and trash. We then discussed the different amounts of water in the samples and if there was not much water, what replaced it? Air! 
Through this investigation we were able to produce the following definition: Soil is a mixture of rock fragments, organic material, water, and air. The students then went to their textbooks to see what it had to say. The definitions matched almost word for word. 
We then went on to discuss the presence of the “trash” we found, as well as, the bugs, feces, and other neat stuff. 

Pictured are Malorie Staskal and Tyler Due examining their soil samples
Background in picture: Taylor Pribyl, Trenton Vossler, Josh Meyer, and Devin Harrison

Monday, January 20, 2020

Exeter-Milligan Girls Lose to Freeman at MUDECAS

 Friday's games were postponed to Saturday but the Timberwolves both lost.  The boys lost by two points to HTRS and the girls lost to Freeman.  They will meet Meridian in Daykin on Tuesday.