Saturday, October 22, 2022

Exeter-Milligan Update: Fifth Grade


5th Grade News,

by Madalynn Fousek, Exeter-Milligan 5th Grade Instructor

The 5th graders are working on the design process by finding a way to make a car move with only straws and balloons. They are currently still working on their designs as it is more challenging than they initially thought!

Pictured are: Gracelyn Becker, Crosby Oldehoeft, Liam Capek, Archer Kanode. Axel Erdkamp and Lynn Jurgensen

Friday, October 21, 2022

Exeter-Milligan Falls in Semi-Finals at Conference Tournament

Exeter-Milligan drew the #1 seed, Cross County, in the semi-finals and lost in three sets to the Cougars on Monday evening in the York Auditorium.  Tuesday night found them in the third place game against Meridian.  After winning the first set the Timberwolves struggled the next three sets and finished the Timberwolves appearance at the Crossroads conference tournament with fourth place.

The fans rallied for the Lady Timberwolves witha white out/white lies theme.


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.


Exeter-Milligan Update: Geographic Cities


Geometric Cities

By Phyllis Severson, Exeter-Milligan Math Instructor


The geometry students designed and created city plans to represent their understanding of parallel lines and the angles that are found with the parallel lines. They were tasked with using two parallel streets, and two non-parallel streets called transversals to create their city. The students had to come up with ten buildings or places for their town and then had to place them in specific spots based on the angles they had studied. Their creativity was very evident in the final products. Pictured are the cities from the sophomore geometry class.



Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Exeter-Milligan Opens Conference Tournament with two wins

Exeter-Milligan first defeated Giltner in two straight sets and then beat High Plains in 3 sets to move on to play in the Crossroads Conference tournament on Monday and Tuesday.


Tuesday, October 18, 2022

EMF Shuts Out Southern in Homecoming Victory

The Bobcats started the night receiving the football and Draven Payne plowed his way through the Southern defense into the end zone for six.  The Bobcats dominated the contest with a shut out 56-0.  It was also senior night.