The Patriot Press

October 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, 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

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

Important Dates

October 12-13 Virtual by Appointment Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:00PM-8:00PM

October 14 Virtual by Appointment Parent/Teacher Conferences 1:00-4:00PM

October 14 NO SCHOOL - AM Building Staff Development Day

October 15 NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day

October 16 NO SCHOOL - Teacher Comp Day for Conferences

October 22 10th Grade AWA - 8:00AM

October 22 LATE START @ 10:00AM for 9, 11 & 12 grades (see below for schedule)


Monday Temporary Bell Schedule

Block 1 = 8:45 - 10:07

Block 2 = 10:13 - 11:34

Block 3 = 11:40 - 1:48

*1st lunch = 11:40 - 12:12

*2nd lunch = 12:12 - 12:44

*3rd lunch = 12:44 - 1:16

*4th lunch = 1:16 - 1:48

Block 4 = 1:54 - 3:15

Tuesday - Friday Temporary Bell Schedule

Block 1 = 8:00 - 9:35

Block 2 = 9:41 - 11:12

Block 3 = 11:18 - 1:38

*1st lunch = 11:18 - 11:50

*2nd lunch = 11:54 - 12:26

*3rd lunch = 12:30 - 1:02

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

Block 4 = 1:44 - 3:15



402-715-8268 - Main Office

402-715-8255 - Attendance Office

402-715-8436 - Counseling Office

Registrations Questions? Call 402-715-8300

Parent Access Line 402-715-8000

Computer Issues: Contact the help desk here

Emergency? Call 911

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Upcoming Testing...

AWA for ALL 10th graders- Oct 22nd testing begins at 8am

School starts at 10am for 9th, 11th and 12th grades.

The schedule for Oct 22nd is...

Schedule for October 22

Blk 1: 10:00 - 10:56

Blk 2: 11:02 - 11:58

Blk 3: 12:04 - 2:13

Lunch 1: 12:04 - 12:36

Lunch 2: 12:36 - 1:08

Lunch 3: 1:08 - 1:40

Lunch 4: 1:40 - 2:13

Blk 4: 2:19 - 3:15

ELO testing for Seniors who have not met graduation requirements will be done the week of Nov. 16. This will be done during the school day.

Senior Cap and Gown Orders

Seniors! Turn in your cap and gown orders soon! The deadline is approaching fast. Late orders will cost you more! Turn in your order form and money to the main office OR even faster on this link to Jostens. com for the Millard South section to order everything on line. You can always bring your order form and money to the School Traditions Office at 12100 West Center Road (right behind Nobbies). Their hours are Wednesdays from 10am-5:30pm or Saturdays 10am-noon. There are extra packets in the Main Office.

Semi-Finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program

Congratulations to our Millard South students Natalie Fedde and Jessica Hua for being

Semi-Finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Congrats!!!

How to Succeed in Distance Learning: 5 Tips for Students

It is likely that you miss seeing your friends and teachers on a regular basis. You also are probably going stir-crazy staying at home with fewer options for going out and having fun. Just remember that your teachers and families are here to help you during this uncertain time and that eventually the world will get through the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, click here.

StudentVUE on your phone

Make sure you have StudentVUE loaded on your cell phone. Why do you NEED StudentVUE?

1. This is your schedule!

2. The Calendar has assignments posted on it for you! (this is synched with Google Classroom)

3. This shows your attendance up to date!

4. GRADES-you will know where you stand in all your classes.

5. All Activities and Athletics are linked right in the app.

6. The lunch menu is posted in the app. Click here for step by step instructions.

August/September Patriot Pride Drawing

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. Also selected were several from the list of students with perfect attendance.

Congratulations to our August/September winners:

Students with perfect attendance, no referrals for behavior, and good grades are: Cherry Bear, Reece Blum, Arieanna Byrd, Madison Dober, Nicholas Harding, Ella Helm, Sam Stutheit, Maddox Webb, Lauren Wheeler and Makenna Zimmerman.

Students displaying Acts of #TPW are: Alexander Avila, Rakeem Ballard, David Church, Miyah Harris, Jack Hessel, Vivian Kaldahl, Miranda Kelly, Grace Prucha, Zach Vanicek and Paige Woods.

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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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How to Succeed in Distance Learning: 5 Tips for Families

Attend to your children's health and wellbeing.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused adults and children alike to experience stress and anxiety due to uncertainty, health concerns, social isolation, and economic shocks. Therefore, your most important role is ensuring that your children remain physically and mentally healthy while addressing concerns that they may have with honest and accurate information communicated in a calm and reassuring manner. For more information, click here.


Children's Respite Care Center

A collaboration between Millard Public Schools and Children's Respite Care Center to provide therapy to students during school hours. Reach out to the school social workers for more information or to complete a referral.

Shelley Boyd (A-K) 402-715-8490

Mindy Kneifl (L-Z) 402-715-8473

Your Life Your Voice 800-448-3000 or text “Voice” to 20121

24/7 trained crisis counselors to assist young people with various issues & emotions that may include abuse, anger, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stress, thoughts of suicide or self-harm, etc.

Safe2Help 531-299-7233

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.




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