Thursday, October 20, 2022

Throwback Thursday 10/14/12


The Exeter Volunteer Fire Department gave the elementary students rides around town on the top of the fire truck.


Hundreds flocked to the edge of Exeter for Bill and Terri Volkmer’s annual pumpkin painting this last weekend making it a challenge to find an empty spot at a table.


The Volkmer’s have hosted the annual event for ten years starting out small with just five painters. Each year has grown exponentially with this year being the biggest.



Thirty-two students, grades 1-6, sang the National Anthem at the Exeter-Milligan volleyball game on Tuesday, September 25.  Students practiced in school during their music classes and then rehearsed as a mass group prior to the game.  This is the fourth year the elementary students have performed at a volleyball game


Many Exeter site staff members participated in Lee National Denim Day on Tuesday, October 9.  Each individual donated $5.00 in exchange for wearing jeans.  The proceeds this year will go to the American Cancer Society.  This is the tenth year the staff has participated to raise money for breast cancer research. 


Exeter-Milligan students, under the direction of Rachel Haider, are hard at work on the One Act Play The Empty Chair by Tim Kelly. Come out to the public performance and Dessert Luncheon co-sponsored with FCCLA members Sunday, Nov. 4th at 2:30 pm in the Exeter site Gym. Cost is $6 and provides admission to the play and dessert afterwards. This is our public performance to gear up for our first competition on Nov. 14th for the Crossroads Conference Meet.

Cast includes Toni Bossaller, Deidre Stevens, Liz Murphy, Meredith Emshoff, Brooke Manning, Megan Waldron, Hunter Stride, and Madeleine Ensrud.


Mr. Brian Murphy’s classes at Exeter-Milligan have been busy this school year.  All the classes have spent time discussing the upcoming presidential election.  Also, technology has been incorporated into the curriculum.  Recently the Geography class partnered up and used Google Presentation to create presentations over the world’s climate zones.  Using Google Presentation allowed each student to work on the project at the same time and saved time.  American History created Podcasts over the late 1800s, incorporating images found on the Internet while voice recording their own narratives from information collected from the textbook and the web.  

Geography started the semester with a unit on Nebraska geography.  American History has discussed immigration and the late 1800s.  In the Post World War II History class, students have studied the 1950s American Culture, the early Cold War, and African decolonization.  The eighth grade class has started studying the American Revolution.


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