THE PATRIOT PRESS
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
Monday Bell Schedule
Block 1 = 8:45 - 10:12
Block 2 = 10:18 - 11:42
Block 3 = 11:48 - 1:45
Block 4 = 1:51 - 3:15
*1st Lunch = 11:48 - 12:20
*2nd Lunch = 12:16 - 12:48
*3rd Lunch = 12:45 - 1:17
*4th Lunch = 1:13 - 1:45
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
Block 4 = 1:44 - 3:15
*1st lunch = 11:34 - 12:06
*2nd lunch = 12:05 - 12:37
*3rd lunch = 12:36 - 1:08
*4th lunch = 1:06 - 1:38
Main Office = 402-715-8268
Freshman Attendance = 402-715-8277
Sophomore Attendance = 402-715-8263
Junior Attendance = 402-715-8255
Senior Attendance = 402-715-8268
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
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
PATRIOT PRIDE WINNERS
JAZLEEN FLORES VAZQUEZ
JUNIOR COLLEGE PLANNING NIGHT
Junior College Planning Night will take place on Wednesday, March 13th at 6:00pm in the auditorium. This is a great opportunity for juniors and their parents to learn more about planning for college. Please contact Mrs. Wiegert in the counseling center with any questions!
Social Media Information
An important reminder to parents and guardians - please keep up with your children’s activities on their devices and encourage them to talk with you about where they go and what they do online.
A new concern is online predators targeting young people for extortion. The young person is told if they do not give money, then a threat will be made against a school in their name. Obviously, this is concerning to us, and no doubt you as well.
For all of us, it is crucial to recognize the dangers posed by online predators and to be aware of the risks associated with social media, gaming, and text channels. Please talk with your teenagers and make sure you know what they are doing online. Explain the dangers to them, and let them know they can always come to you when they have a concern. The faster parents and trusted adults are informed, the quicker we can act.
We understand the concern and anxiety that such incidents can generate, and we are committed to maintaining a safe learning environment for all. I hope this information is helpful for you and your family as we all work to keep our young people safe.
Funfest sponsored by Student Council will take place at lunch on Fridays through February. This is a free event that includes games, crafts, fun activities for the student body.
Millard South's Wish Week will be March 4th through 8th. We will be raising funds to sponsor a Make-A-Wish Kid. More info to come!
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.
Seniors and Parents,
Please fill out this google form to report all scholarships that your senior has been offered. This form will be open through April 26th and you can fill it out more than once.
You can also report any scholarships by email to Kathy Slader at firstname.lastname@example.org
You should report all scholarships even if your student does not plan to accept the scholarship (i.e. they choose to attend another college).
Seniors will be recognized for the scholarships they have been awarded in the Graduation Ceremony program. It is a special honor!
If you have any questions, please contact Emily Townsend at email@example.com
Cap & Gown Order
Seniors, the deadline for cap & gown order is March 1st, you can order at Jostens.com or you can go to School Traditions, located at 12100 West Center Road, Suite 901, they are open on Tuesday and Thursdays from 10:00AM - 5:30 PM. They can be reached at 402-733-0300.
Between February 5, 2024 through March 15, 2024, the Nebraska Department of Education requires all EL students to take the English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA21). This assessment measures your child’s English language proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The assessment will be taken on the students' computers during their ELL class. Students will practice before the assessment to become familiar with the testing process.
What is ELPA21?
The English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21) measures your child’s proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, listening to, and understanding English. ELPA21 defines “proficiency” as the ability to use the English language to communicate ideas, knowledge, and information. This assessment is based on the English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards, which are designed to address the language abilities that students need to be successful in school and beyond.
Who takes ELPA21?
Students who have been identified as English language learners (ELLs) will be required to take ELPA21. The Elementary and Secondary School Act of 2001 requires a yearly assessment of English proficiency for all students who have been identified as ELL.
The registration deadline for the next national ACT test date on April 13th is March 8th. Please go to myact.org to register. If you qualify for free or reduced lunch, please see your counselor for fee waiver information.
All current juniors will take the ACT as part of state testing on March 26th and current sophomores will take the PreACT the same day.
Practice ACT: All Juniors Feb 21 & 22 (students will be split based on their last name)
ACT and PreACT: All Juniors and Sophomores March 26
**more info will come in an email
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!
*Considering a career in Education? This is a great opportunity!
*College Students can make some extra $ on non-class days!
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/
2023-24 Bus Information
If you have an existing bus route, please be sure to download the bus portal app to get real-time arrival and departure info. If there is a delay in bus service, you will ONLY get updates through the app! If you have an immediate concern about a bus pickup, please call STA at 402-884-4222.
If your family qualifies for free and reduced busing for the 2023-24 school year and you would like to request the bus for your student, please complete this form. Please note, this form is ONLY for students who are attending Millard South during the 2023-24 school year. Please do NOT fill out this form for younger siblings attending middle or elementary school. Also, you MUST reside within Millard South boundaries to submit a request. Bus routes take 5 business days to be set up.
If you have any questions, please email Allison VanderWal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
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 ClinicUNMC 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.