Saturday, January 7, 2023

EM boys hold on to beat Shelby-Rising CIty

Exeter-Milligan boys kept a slight lead against Shelby-Rising City in Shelby Friday night and were able to capitalize on that lead finishing with a win, 46-39 earning them a 5-6 record before heading into the "B" division in the MUDECAS tournament in Beatrice next week. 


EM girls can't hold on to lead at Shelby Rising CIty

The Exeter-Milligan girls held a slim lead the first half of the game against Shelby-Rising City and fought to keep ahold of it but it slipped away in the second half with a final of 36-48.  Next up the Lady Timberwolves head to Beatrice to compete in the "B" division of the MUDECAS tournament.


Friday, January 6, 2023

Exeter-Milligan Update: English Update


English Update 

By Brandi Perez, Exeter-Milligan English Language Arts Instructor


The journalism class has been hitting the ground running this year by working on taking pictures at events, editing, and using those photos to create a memorable yearbook for this academic year. Not only do the students complete the yearbook and the bi-weekly newsletter, but they also attended two field trips this semester. The first was the Nebraska High School Press Association Fall Convention where students got to choose their own adventure and listen to a wide variety of speakers from within the journalism field. The second field trip was to Class Intercom in Lincoln. Class Intercom is a platform where students are able to create quality content for their school to help showcase their amazing students and the activities they are part of. It also helps students learn digital citizenship and helps build skills within the classroom. At the workshop, students took part in Quick Hit Challenges and are still taking part in The Big Challenge alongside Friend Public Schools. The Big Challenge is a month-long challenge where students are asked to choose the theme of “tradition” or “gratitude” and create content for their school. This challenge can be done individually, as a team, or as a school. Along with Friend Public Schools, we will be focusing on “Making New Traditions” with the recent co-op of EMF Bobcats. Though Class Intercom is still new to the journalism class, we are very excited to try new things and see how this will positively impact Exeter-Milligan.


The English classes have been focusing on reading comprehension and writing papers. English 9 class has been working through their curriculum, identifying tone and using what they have learned from their reading to conduct further research on a given topic. English 10 is currently reading Of Mice and Men, English 11 is reading The Great Gatsby, and English 12 is reading “Beowulf”. Overall, we have had a great time in English Language Arts this semester and look forward to what other great things we can do in class.


Pictured are Jozie Kanode, Draven Payne, Hannah Busboom, Liv Swanson, Savana Krupicka, and Taylor Pribyl.

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Throwback Thursday 12/30/2012


 Exeter-Milligan has some nice new hardware in the trophy cases and some more banners hung up in the gym.  State Champion Volleyball team and state runner-up football team. Congratulations to both teams for an outstanding season!


Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Exeter-Miligan Update: Transition Plans


Transition Plans

By Anita Mueller, Exeter-Milligan 6-12 SPED Instructor


Transition plans have been included in Individual Education Plans for several years for special education students.  Nebraska changed the transition age requirement from age 16 to 14 with the passage of LB527 in 2021.  I have been working with the special education students to take the initiative to talk with some community people through job shadows about their roles and work with them to see what their job is like.  One student went to job shadow a cosmetologist.  The cosmetologist answered her questions and gave her many things to consider that she had not previously thought about when considering this profession.  Another student got a part-time job at an implement and is considering the John Deere Tech program at a community college because he wanted to get first-hand experience of what the job might be like.  A younger student is interested in photography and will be talking to Mrs. Brandi Perez, Exeter-Milligan English teacher, and freelance photographer. This student might be reaching out to some of our other local photographers during the next quarter and then doing some research on colleges that offer photography and what it takes to get into those colleges.  Thank you to community businesses and professionals for taking the time to talk to these young people about your professions and answer their questions.