The Patriot Press

November 2022

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MISSION STATEMENT

Building upon the proud tradition of our diverse community at Millard South High School, we guarantee each student develops and demonstrates personal, social, and academic excellence through world-class opportunities while creating a family of Patriots.

ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

Mrs. Heidi Weaver, Principal

Mr. Matt Geerts, Assistant Principal - 9th Grade

Mr. Brad Millard, Assistant Principal - 10th Grade

Mrs. Michaela Wragge, Assistant Principal - 11th Grade

Mr. Andy Pinkall, Assistant Principal - 12th Grade

Mr. Steve Throne, Assistant Principal - Athletic Director

Mrs. Lynn Hill, Dean of Students

BOARD OF EDUCATION

Linda Poole

Dave Anderson

Stacy Jolley

Amanda McGill Johnson

Mike Kennedy

Mike Pate

IMPORTANT DATES

November 8th - NO SCHOOL

November 23rd - 25th - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

November 30th - Winter Pep Rally

December 1st - Extended PRIDE Time

Bell Schedule

Monday Bell Schedule


Block 1 = 8:45 - 10:12

Block 2 = 10:18 - 11:42

Block 3 = 11:48 - 1:45

*1st Lunch = 11:48 - 12:20

*2nd Lunch = 12:16 - 12:48

*3rd Lunch = 12:45 - 1:17

*4th Lunch = 1:13 - 1:45

Block 4 = 1:51 - 3:15


Tuesday - Friday Bell Schedule (Pride Time Day)

Block 1 = 8:00 - 9:35

Pride Time = 9:41 - 9:51

Block 2 = 9:57 - 11:28

Block 3 = 11:34 - 1:38

*1st lunch = 11:34 - 12:06

*2nd lunch = 12:05 - 12:37

*3rd lunch = 12:36 - 1:08

*4th lunch = 1:06 - 1:38

Block 4 = 1:44 - 3:15

IMPORTANT NUMBERS

NEED TO REACH US?

Main Office = 402-715-8268

Attendance Office = 402-715-8255

Counseling Office = 402-715-8436

Registration Questions? Call 402-715-8300

Parent Access Line = 402-715-8000

Computer Issues: Contact the MS Tech Department = 402-715-8298


EMERGENCY? 911

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PATRIOT PRIDE NOMINEES

Each month there will be a drawing from the list of student names that teachers have submitted for displaying acts of the Patriot Way. See here for the whole list of nominated students.

PATRIOT PRIDE WINNERS

OCTOBER 2022

PATRIOT PRIDE WINNERS

CHLOE ANDERSON

TAYLOR BARNA

TEVIN BENNETT

CRUZ CARRILLO

ANDREW FRANTA

CAMI GILBERT

FAITH HAWKINS

CALLIE JORDAN

PEYTON KESSLER

NARDOS KINDE

SHAYLEIGH LEEPER-MARTINEZ

MILLICENT ODUWO

LUKE PIERNICKY

TRANQUILINO QUERAL

WILL RICHARZ

JACOB RUDLOFF

AUBREY SAUSE

MARGARET SMITH

TRISTAN WILLIAMS

MAKENNA ZIMMERMAN

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ACT

Are you a junior and would like to see how you score on the ACT before the state testing day in March? Are you a senior and want to try to jump your score by a few extra points for potential college scholarship opportunities? You can still do late registration for the December 10th Saturday testing date by November 11th. Go to myact.org to register!
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Attendance Information

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Patriots Care Student Pantry

Open every Friday or the day before a break from 3:20-4:00. Food and hygiene items available to any and all Millard South students and their families- no questions asked.

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2023 Senior Portraits

Attached is the 2023 Senior Portrait List. Please double check that we have the correct information. If you believe this information to be in error, please contact Mrs. Mertl immediately at clmertl@mpsomaha.org.

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Ticket Spicket

Buy tickets online for Millard South High School

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Academy Parent meeting and Academy Open House

Description of Academies, Academy information (share with others!)

MPS Career Academies Webpage, including application


Upcoming dates:


  • November 3rd

    • Parent Meeting, 6-7pm, Via Zoom, link on Academies webpage

  • November 10th

    • Academy Open houses, 6:30-7:30, in person at Academy locations

  • November 17th

    • Deadline to submit an application online

  • December 7-19th

    • Interviews for academy participants


Follow MPS Academies on twitter for updates, @Millard_Academies

A Big Thanks!


A big thank you to Vic's Corn Popper, Don & Millie's, and Nothing Bundt Cakes for their generous donations to our Staff Round of Applause Recognition Program! We really appreciate their partnership in recognizing our staff members who have gone above and beyond!

Support your school at Jingle 2022!

Join us for the district wide exclusive holiday event of the year while also supporting your school!

The Millard Public Schools Foundation supports the school district by providing funds to all 35 schools to support strategic initiatives, connecting Millard graduating seniors with over $150,000 in scholarship funding and helping Millard families in need.

Limited tickets available, purchase today at https://mpsf.cbo.io

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We are excited for Jingle, our annual fundraising event that is scheduled for Friday, November 18th at Champions Run. We loved seeing all the trees last year and had such a great time hearing about the stories behind your tree.

We are ready to kick off the decorating for this year! We are inviting all tree decorators to an informational meeting at the foundation to share ideas, learn more about the event and have refreshments.

If you are not the person in charge of decorating your tree, please pass this email along so your volunteers can join us. I have also attached some information regarding the trees should you not be able to attend the meeting.

Join us on Thursday, October 20th, 6 p.m. at the foundation office (5225 S. 159th Avenue) for the meeting. Please RSVP to Brannan Lampe at brlampe@mpsfoundation.org by October 11th.

Thank you for volunteering to be a part of this event!

Marilyn

Marilyn Chollett

Director of Development & Communications

402.991.6820

www.mpsfoundation.org

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Millard Public Schools Job Opportunities

Are you or someone you know looking for a rewarding job? Do you love kids? Want to do something meaningful each day? We are hiring for most positions!


Things to like: Flexible hours – great for parents/students, variety of hours, no weekends, great pay, summers off for many positions, family-first place to work.


Come SHINE with us at Millard! #SHINEwithMPS

Become a Local Substitute Teacher

Looking for a flexible work week?

Become a Local Substitute Teacher!

*Choose the days you work!

*$165 a day to work with kids!

*Family friendly environment!

*Rewarding work!
*Considering a career in Education? This is a great opportunity!

*College Students can make some extra $ on non-class days!

Interested?

Our local substitute teachers are caring, compassionate professionals who inspire our students and make sure their instructional day goes smooth! If you meet the Nebraska Department of Education Teacher Certification requirements for a Local Substitute Permit below then this may be the perfect job for you!

Nebraska Department of Education Local Substitute Permit Requirements:

· Completion of 60 semester credit hours of college coursework

· Completion of a Professional Education Course and/or

· Completion of the Human Relations Training Requirement

For more information about the NDE Local Substitute Teacher requirements go to https://www.education.ne.gov/tcert/

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2022-23 Bus Information

If you reside within the Millard South boundaries AND you currently qualify for free and reduced lunch, please complete this FORM to make a request.


If you reside within the Millard South boundaries and you DO NOT qualify for free and reduced lunch, please contact Student Transportation of Nebraska at 402-884-4222 to request busing. You will set up busing directly with them and they will let you know payment options and if they are able to provide busing to your neighborhood. Please click HERE for 2022-23 pricing information.


If your student currently rides the bus, you and your student can download a convenient bus portal app to view your student's route and real-time arrival information.


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MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES


Safe2Help 531-299-7233
www.safe2helpne.org

24/7 trained crisis counselors who can assist students, parents and community members with school safety related concerns. Information can be submitted anonymously. The information can be related to harmful, dangerous or violent activity(or even a threat of activity) that is directed at schools, students or staff members.


Nebraska Family Helpline 1-888-866-8660

The Helpline is supervised by licensed mental health professionals and is a service of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services provided by Boys Town.


Methodist Hospital Emotional Support Hotline 402-815-8255 (TALK)

Available daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


This service is a way for people to reach out and connect with someone who can help find solutions for managing stress, anxiety and other challenges. The support line is staffed by licensed professional counselors from the Methodist Hospital Community Counseling Program. The counselors can assist callers who may be experiencing feelings such as: fear, anxiety, sadness, depression.


Behavioral Telehealth Consultation Clinic

UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI) is offering up to TWO FREE behavioral consultation sessions in English or Spanish. This service is available to families regardless of insurance coverage. To schedule an appointment call 402-559-6408 and state you are interested in scheduling with the free telehealth consultation clinic.

ANNUAL ASBESTOS LETTER

Click here to see the annual asbestos letter to parents, students and staff of Millard South.

PARENT ACCESS LINE

MILLARDPAL@MPSOMAHA.ORG

402-715-8000

Do you need your Synergy ParentVUE login and password? Call or email the Millard Parent Access Line.