The Patriot Press

February 2020

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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, 9th Grade

Mr. Brad Millard, 10th Grade

Mrs. Michaela Wragge, 11th Grade

Mr. Andy Pinkall, 12th Grade

Mr. Steve Throne, Athletic Director

Board of Education

Mrs. Linda Poole

Mr. Dave Anderson

Mrs. Stacy Jolley

Ms. Amanda McGill Johnson

Mr. Mike Pate

Mr. Mike Kennedy

Dr. Jim Sutfin, Superintendent


February 3 8th gr Activity Fair

February 8 ACT @ Millard South

February 10-11 Advisement Conferences 4:15-8:00pm

February 13 NO SCHOOL - Building Staff Dev 7:30-11:30am

February 13 Advisement Conferences 1:00-3:45pm

February 14 NO SCHOOL - Teacher Comp Day

February 17 NO SCHOOL - President's Day - Teacher Work Day

February 27 Speech Interviews

Millard 2020 Bond

2020 Bond Information

On May 12th, 2020 Millard Public Schools is asking voters to consider a bond to address district repairs and maintenance. The average age of Millard’s schools is 38 years old. All together, the district’s buildings are valued at an estimated $700 million dollars. To protect the community’s ongoing investment, the district is asking for a $125 million dollar bond. This would raise the levy approximately one cent. A cent of additional levy would cost an estimated $20 per year on a $200,000 home. The funds would support projects in six areas: safety and security, major renovations, capital equipment replacements, energy efficiency projects, summer maintenance projects and furniture replacements. All 35 schools will be impacted by the bond. More about the bond.

Pay Attention to Attendance: Keep Your Child On Track in High School

Contact Mindy Kneifl, school social worker, at 402-715-8473 or with any questions or concerns about your child's attendance.


The Patriots Care Pantry is a FREE Resource for Patriot families in need. The Pantry is open every Friday from 3:20pm-4:00pm in Room 229. It is completely ANONYMOUS.

The pantry is always in need of any of these items. If you wish to donate, you can bring the items to Millard South High School. Student Council would also like to send "thank you" notes so please include your name on a sticky note. THANK YOU!

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Scholastic Art and Writing Awards


Grey Tomasek, “The Hunger” - Honorable Mention

Aleah Lawrence, “Husker” - Gold Key

Kayleigh Casey, “Houndmouth - Gold Key

Nora Baquero-Cruz, “Braided Sun”, Honorable Mention

Riley Jacobs, “My Self Portrait”, Silver Key

Shayna Larson, “Relapsing Ramen”, honorable mention

Bernice Lawson, “Sunflower Dream”, silver key

Alison Brooks, “Ignorance is Bliss”-Gold Key

Nebraska Journalism Education Association Winter Contest

The following journalism students earned awards in the Nebraska Journalism Education Association winter contest. The newspaper adviser is Christine Kaldahl.

Carson O'Connor- Superior for editorial writing

Jake Snelling - Superior for infographic design

Joscelyn Hynes - Superior for sports action photography

Maddy Leland - Excellent for news writing

Josh Ferdico - Excellent for sports action photography

Isabel Robb - Excellent for editorial writing

Halle Benson - Excellent for entertainment writing

Grace Hansen - Excellent for sports writing

Edith Hickman - Excellent for infographic design

Dillon Pelster - Honorable mention for sports news writing

Chelsea Molina - Honorable mention for news writing

Joscelyn Hynes - Honorable mention for advertising

Isabel Robb - Honorable mention for feature writing

Sean Burton - Honorable mention for editorial cartooning

ACT Testing Dates and Test Registration Deadlines

You can register for the April 4, 2020 Saturday ACT at! The registration deadline is February 28. Remember, a boost of just a few points can qualify you for thousands more in college scholarship dollars!

Click here for the test dates and registration deadlines.

All juniors will take the state mandated ACT test on April 21, 2020.

January Patriot Pride Student Drawing

Each month there will be a drawing from the Patriot Pride box. Teachers have nominated students for displaying acts of the Patriot Way. Here is the list of nominees.

Congratulations to our January winners:

*Students with perfect attendance, no referrals for behavior, and good grades are:

Marisa Jeltema, Rebecca Jensen, Larissa Johnson, Kaden LeFaivre, Viet Nguyen, Brianna Pyle, Joshua Reisinger, Jason Stewart, Ryan Watterson, and Jillian Wiederin

#Students displaying Acts of #TPW are:

Joseph Bartlett, Kyle Cassidy, Bradyn Bode, Olivia Dehner, Chloe Hammond, Owen Herbolsheimer, Andy Hua, Cheyenne Pasewalk, Dillon Pelster, Taya Wiedman

Student Recognition

Throughout the year, we like to recognize students who have excelled in one endeavor or another. If you know of someone who has excelled in any activity or community contribution, please email Kathy Cinotto.

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Athletic Booster Club

The Millard South Booster Club is a great organization that helps support Millard South athletics. We are always looking for additional members who promote Millard South with pride and enthusiasm. For additional information, call the Activities Office.

2019-2020 Booster Club Pass Information

For additional information,

email or go to

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Stay up to date on all senior deadlines by visiting the senior website!

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January Round of Applause Winners

Congratulations to the staff recognized for “Going Above and Beyond!” Staff members submitted names to be entered into the monthly faculty meeting drawing. Click here for a list of our January winners.

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Materials Community Review

We welcome you to review the instructional materials our staff has selected to support the

Millard Education Program. Click here for more information and dates.

Annual Asbestos Letter

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

Parent Access Line Messaging Options

Locked out of IC and the MPS App? Reach out to your PAL! The Parent Access Line for login and password help for the MPS App and Infinite Campus. 402.715.8000 and

Want to keep up with your student’s grades online? Call your PAL, the Parent Access Line, for your login and password for the MPS App and Infinite Campus. 402.715.8000 and

Need your login and password information for the MPS App and Infinite Campus? Your PAL has it! Get in touch with the Parent Access Line today at 402.715.8000.