The Patriot Press

December 2021

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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

Linda Poole

Dave Anderson

Stacy Jolley

Amanda McGill Johnson

Mike Kennedy

Mike Pate

IMPORTANT DATES

December 11 - ACT @ Millard South

December 20-21 - Final Exams

December 22 - January 5 - Winter Break

January 6 - 2nd Semester begins , It will be an A Day

SEMESTER ONE FINAL EXAMS SCHEDULE - DECEMBER 20TH-21ST

SCHEDULE: Finals will be given on the final two days of the semester using our normal schedule.


December 20th - B-day Exams.

December 21st - A-day Exams.

Thursday, January 6th, will be the first day of 2nd semester, an A-day.


WEATHER CANCELLATION PLANS


If school is canceled on the date(s) below, finals will be conducted as follows:


Snow day on:

Monday, Dec 20th Tuesday, Dec. 21st, A-day exams will be held as planned

B day exams Thursday, January 6th, B-day exams will be held

Friday, January 7th, would be the first day of 2nd semester, a B-day.

Snow day on:

Tuesday, Dec 21st Thursday, January 6th, A-day exams will be held

A day exams Friday, January 7th,would be the first day of 2nd semester, a B-day.


Snow days on:

both Monday, Dec 20th, Thursday, January 6th, A-day exams will be held.

and Tuesday Dec 21st Friday, January 7th, B-day exams will be held.

Monday, January10th would be the first day of 2nd semester, an A-day.



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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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.


Also open Tuesday, December 14 for families from 6-7pm.

UNL MATH DAY RESULTS

Millard South competed at the virtual UNL Math Day on Thursday, December 2nd. Out of 36 teams in the recreational class, Team 1 tied for 4th with a 5-0 record. Team 2 finished in 9th with a 3-2 record. Congrats to both teams on an amazing effort for the day!

Moments 2 Zen:

Mission: Establishing a LifeLong Journey of Self Care. All Are Welcome! (Staff and Students)

The purpose of the club is to focus on positivity and self-talk, learn to grow from your experiences and control your mind. We believe that meditation and journaling creates a space where you can clear your mind, express gratitude, and change your life. We want to share some self care techniques for mindfulness and healthy life skills. This group will also promote conversation, friendship, and support through life challenges.


Meeting Days: Every other Wednesday in the library, starting at 3:30pm, 30 minute sessions (alternates Wednesdays with Patriot Yoga). First Winter Session is Wednesday, December 8th, then beginning again January 12th.

See Mrs. Zadina room 323 or Mrs. Prasch in the library for more information

Patriot Yoga:

Mission: Creating a safe space for our students to learn and breathe. This certified yoga program is FREE to our patriot community! (Staff and Students)

School-based yoga and mindfulness programs have become widespread over the last decade in the USA, and are a promising approach to improving child and adolescent health and well-being. Benefits of yoga include: reduced stress, relief from depression symptoms, improved balance and flexibility, plus many more! Yoga mats and props are provided, bring a water bottle and wear comfy clothes for movement.


Meeting Days: Every other Wednesday in the library, starting at 3:30pm, 60 minute sessions (alternates Wednesdays with Moments 2 Zen). First Winter Session is Wednesday, December 15th, then beginning again January 19th. See Mrs. Zadina in room 323 for more information

SOCIAL MEDIA ONLINE CHALLENGES

If you would like to read more on Social Media Challenges, please click highlighted link.

PATRIOT PRIDE WINNERS November 2021

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.

November Winners

Maya Beck

Kaelyn Bergmann

Brooklyn Brayman-Reeves

Chloe Chaney

Naomi Clutter

Guadalupe Degante-Salazar

Derek Ford

Samantha Glogowski

Avery Hinsley

Jacob Hubbard

Brayden Jorgensen

Kindsey Joyce

Hilary Lawson

Hayden Lee

Janessa Robinson

Janelle Sabale

Benjamin Schilmoeller

Kira Shaffer

Isabela Urrutia

Alexander Worden

MOBILE FOOD PANTRY

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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

Prom Dress Boutique

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2021-22 Bus Information

Parent Pay Transportation for the 2021-22 School Year. Click HERE for form.

Free/Reduced Transportation for the 2021-22 School Year Click HERE for request 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.