The Patriot Press

September 2019

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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

Mr. Mike Pate

Mrs. Linda Poole

Ms. Amanda McGill Johnson

Mr. Dave Anderson

Mr. Mike Kennedy

Mrs. Stacy Jolley

Dr. Jim Sutfin, Superintendent

Upcoming September Events

September 2 Labor Day - No School

September 12 Academic Letter Awards - 7:00pm

September 14 ACT @ Millard South

September 18 Sophomore Health Screenings

September 25 Speech Interviews

September 26 Senior Panoramic Photo - Extended PT


October 12 Homecoming Dance 8:00-11pm

October 14-15 Parent Teacher Conferences 4:15-8:00pm

October 16 ASVAB & PSAT @ Millard South

October 16 NO SCHOOL - Building Staff Dev Day

October 17 Teacher Work Day

October 18 NO SCHOOL - Teacher Comp Day for Conferences

October 22 9th & 10th Grade AWA - 8:00am-12:00pm

11th Grade Practice ACT - 8-00am-12:00pm

NO SCHOOL for 12th grade

October 24 Extended PT: Senior Meeting (Jostens)

October 26 ACT @ Millard South



September is ATTENDANCE AWARENESS MONTH, a campaign that highlights the strong connection between school attendance and academic achievement.

Beginning as early as preschool and kindergarten, CHRONIC ABSENCES which include excused, unexcused, suspensions, etc. can leave third graders unable to read proficiently, sixth graders struggling with coursework, and high school students off track for graduation.

Our goal is that every student in our schools attend regularly.

To learn more about improving your student’s attendance, please contact the school social worker, Mindy Kneifl at 402-715-8473. Let’s start the year off right!
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2020 Yearbook

Order your 2020 Patriot Yearbook soon!

$65 (Aug. 17 – Oct. 18) Ends after PT Conferences

$70 (Oct. 19 – Dec. 20) Official list in February Newsletter

Pre Orders end December 20

Extras may be available for $75 at the time of distribution.

Click here for your order form.

Omaha Art Students

Omaha art students use lower part of massive grain bins as canvases for their creativity.

Check out the article by clicking the link for the June 20th Omaha World Herald.

ACT Testing Dates and Test Registration Deadlines

Have you registered for the ACT yet? Click here for the test dates and registration deadlines.

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

S.P.A.C.E. 2019

Millard South Astronomy teacher, Mike Edmundson, had the privilege to present at the annual S.P.A.C.E. Conference (Space Port Area Conference for Educators) at Kennedy Space Center

July 24th – 26th. Mike is a member of the Nebraska Space Ambassador team, a group of 12 educators from across the state, who assisted with the conference. The NSA team is part of Nebraska Space Grant which cosponsored this event with the Astronauts Memorial Foundation.

For more in the S.P.A.C.E. 2019, click here.

Student Council Officers 2019-2020

President - Hannah Pokharel (12)

Vice President - Rylee Green (11)

Secretary - Joey Kaipust (10)

Treasurer - Alan Acosta (11)

Sergeant-at-Arms - Vivian Kaldahl (10)

School Board Representative - George Abalekpor (12)

Public Relations - Kali Herbolsheimer (12)

Interpersonal Relations - Chloe Arnold (12)

District 8 Representative - Sohia Nkwocha (10)

10th Grade Screening

In accordance with the Nebraska State Statute, #173 NAC 7, the Millard Public Schools is required to conduct non-diagnostic health screens to all enrolled 10th grade students. Millard South is scheduled for September 18, 2019. Click here for more information.

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. Students with perfect attendance, and no referrals and good grades will also be selected.

*Caelan Adams, #Brianna Bretey, *Brock Dyer, #Wesley Earhart, #Mahki Fields, *Hannah Harvie, *Haley Johnson, * Madalyn Khem, *Connor Lowry, #Branden Morrison, *Tyler Nguyen, *Allen Phillips, #Josh Reisinger, #Vincent Rotolo, #Daniel Sanchez, #Jasmine Smith, #Madison Suski, #Connor Voss, *Gavyn VanWinkle, *Gabrielle Washington

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

#Students displaying Acts of #TPW

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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


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

Senior Class Board Officers Elected

Congratulations to our new senior class officers:

Chelsea Molina, President

Chris Krasno, Vice President

Kenzie Allen, Treasurer

Chloe Hammond, Secretary


September is Suicide Awareness Month

Millard South High School recognizes September as Suicide Awareness Month. In order to promote awareness, the district requires the schools to complete a "child find" to see if any students have concerns regarding depression or suicide. During the weeks of September 9th-13th and 16th-20th, PRIDE Time teachers will pass out a hotline card and show a short video on the signs of depression and suicide. The students will then complete the MPS CARES questionnaire that asks students if they know someone or are personally experiencing thoughts of suicide or depression. The questionnaire will be collected and evaluated by the counseling center staff. Rest assured if there is any need for parent contact after this activity, a counselor will follow up with the parents. Millard South cares about each of our students! If you would like to opt your student out of this activity, contact the Counseling Office at 402-715-8432 or email If your student is absent during the MPS CARES questionnaire, he/she is welcome to see a school counselor for additional information. Thank you for your support of this activity.

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.