Saturday, March 6, 2021

Exeter-Milligan Update: Second Grade


Front: Anton Classen, Braxton Harre, Brooklyn Lawson, Tommy Kallhoff and Kora Havel

Back: Mrs. Marla Weber (teacher), Saydee Kassik, Kolt Songster, Archer Engert and Landri Johnson

What Did You Learn Today

By Marla Weber, Exeter-Milligan Second Grade Instructor


What did you learn at school today? Have you ever asked this question when your child gets home from school? Many times the response is a quick “nothing”. Second grade students at Exeter-Milligan are excited to share what they learned during the week! Why? A classroom vlog has been created to outline what students have learned. A vlog is a personal website account where videotaped posts are recorded. The students are responsible for what will be reported and actually do their own broadcasting on the weekly vlog. Each Friday, classmates first organize their thoughts about what they studied during the week. Some students jot down objectives from class. Others reflect, with friends, topics discussed throughout the week. Each individual decides what they are going to describe related to their assigned subject. Preparation for the vlog is a subtle way to have the group once again process what they have learned. Using an app, called Seesaw, children are then videotaped revealing some of the highlights of their week’s learning. Some students choose to demonstrate their new knowledge; like playing a new beat learned during music or showing how to do two-digit subtraction. Others proudly share a project made in science or social studies. One by one each person contributes what was introduced, practiced or even mastered during class. After the videotape has been published, the link to access the video is then shared with students’ parents. This method keeps online transmission safe and private. After viewing the vlog, parents may post a message related to it. Students can read these comments. Parent response to this form of communication has been great. Some have expressed they look forward to hearing what the kids have learned. Other parents have even stated they watch the video with their child. This way they get even more details about what goes on during their child’s week at school



Thursday, March 4, 2021

Throwback Thursday March March 4, 2011


Exeter Pack 218 celebrated the birthday of Scouting Sunday, February 27th at the Exeter American Legion Home. Scouts earned their rank awards.  Tiger Cubs were Braden Capek, Ben Bartu and Alec Schleuter.  Jackson Beethe earned his Wolf badge and Clint Oldehoeft earned his bobcat badge.  Cayden Hartmann earned his Bear badge.  Webelos badge earners were Peyton Brandt and Johnny Babula.  Earning their arrow of light, the highest award in Cub Scouts, were Eric Olsen, Travis Gilliam and Joey Bartu.

The Cross Roads Conference Honor Band and Choir will be held on Tuesday, March 15th.  Congratulations to Exeter-Milligan students Amanda Dinneen, Linsey Klemm, Deidre Stevens, Kelsey Moore, Jennifer Pribyl, Cody Soukup, Tyler Manning, Jalen Maxson and Rebecca Vossler for their selection to the group.

Exeter-Milligan Lady Timberwolves lost a hard fought battle at the State Basketball tournament to the Howells Bobcats Thursday afternoon at Lincoln Southwest High School.  The score stayed close the entire game but the Bobcats just edged out the Timberwolves 42 -39 handing the Timberwolves only their second loss on the season. 

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Exeter-Milligan GIrls Fall at State Tournament


Exeter-Milligan were seeded #5 in the State Basketball tournament.  They met #4 Mullen at Lincoln Northstar at 1:30 on Wednesday afternoon.  Final score was 53-30.  Mullen moves on to meet #1 Humphrey St. Francis.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Exeter-Milligan Update: Third Grade News


Left: Gracelyn Becker and Axel Erdkamp


Middle: Lynn Jurgensen, Piper Grummons and Crosby Oldehoeft


Right: Archer Kanode and Liam Capek

Third Grade News

By Laura Steuben, Exeter-Milligan Third Grade Instructor


The Exeter-Milligan Third Graders got their feet wet by working on a Figurative Language Unit in Language Arts. They were busy as beavers and had tons of fun identifying and interpreting different types of figurative language. Similes, metaphors, idioms, personification, hyperboles, alliteration and onomatopoeias were the focus of the unit. Incorporating them into their own writing will be the next step. Students in the pictures were working together to identify and interpret idioms. They were all on the ball and able to wrap their heads around this sometimes difficult concept.


Sunday, February 28, 2021

Exeter Wins District- Headed to State!!

Exeter-Milligan girls played their district final at home on Friday night before a near (COVID) capacity crowd.  The Timberwolves, ranked #5,  played a very tough Nebraska Christian #12 team.  The game was close throughout with the final 48-39.  The Timberwolves will meet Mullen on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Lincoln Northstar High School for the first round of the D-2 State Championship.  Tickets are only available through pre-purchase only from a special link.  They will not be able to be available for purchase at the game.