The Patriot Press

February 2021

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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.


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


Linda Poole

Dave Anderson

Stacy Jolley

Amanda McGill Johnson

Mike Kennedy

Mike Pate


February 1 - 8th Gr Activity Fair

February 8-9 Advisement Conference

February 10 - NO SCHOOL - AM-Staff Development PM-Advisement Conference

February 11 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day

February 12 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Comp Day for Conferences

February 15 - NO SCHOOL - President's Day

Extended PRIDE TIME Dates and Schedule

February 2, 2021

February 9, 2021


Block 1 - 8:00am - 9:24am

PRIDE Time - 9:30am - 10:04am

Block 2 - 10:10am - 11: 34am

Block 3 - 11:40am - 1:48pm

Block 4 - 1:54pm - 3:15pm


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



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


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It's On to College time!

On To College is a test prep service that MSHS provides for your student to help prepare them for the ACT! John Baylor and his staff will be here in person to work with our current Juniors prior to the ACT!

Here is the schedule for On to College Live sessions

Feb 25th On To College Kick-off (during school)

Feb 26th On to College Live Session #1 with John Baylor

Mar 5th On to College Live Session #2 with John Baylor

Mar 9th or 10th Practice ACT during the school day

March 19th On to College Live Session #3 with John Baylor

March 22nd On To College Live Review (evening)

March 23rd ACT

Please help us help your Junior be successful on the ACT! Encourage them to take advantage of this great test prep opportunity!


ACT AND PreACT Tuesday March 23rd

ACT (JUNIORS) 8-12:30


NO School Freshmen & Seniors

On March 23 current 11th graders will be taking the ACT, the test MUST be completed in person. This test is required by MPS as well as the State of Nebraska and satisfies MPS graduation requirements with specific scores in Reading and Math. If you are a parent/guardian of an 11th grader please check your email for a form that needs to be completed for the ACT. The original email came from Mrs. Michaela Wragge on Jan 11, 2021.

In addition to the ACT the PreACT will be given to all 10th grades on the same day and can satisfy graduation requirements if needed. Students MUST complete the test in person.

If you have any questions about assessment requirements please reach out to Michaela Wragge

Environmental Club

Millard South's Environmental Club paired up with Art F/X to design special, limited edition, Bein' Green in Quarantine attire.

Check out the stylish variety of t-shirts and hoodies available!

There are two different designs offered. The shirts featuring the big masked frog say "Bein' Green in Quarantine. Millard South Environmental Club 20-21" on the back. The smaller logo sports the graphic on the front chest location.

Here's the link to the Millard South Environmental Club Store. Orders can be placed through February 15 when the web-store closes.

Environmental Club will deliver the merchandise to your school about two weeks after the store closes.


Now that cold weather has arrived, we need to be ready for snow! There are two options that could be selected with inclement weather days. We need to be ready for either an eLearning Day or a 2-Hour Late Start.

Utilize the Inclement Weather Page (click here)

High School (4 hours per snow day) eLearning Day

Grades 9, 10, 11, 12

60 minutes per class

Each scheduled course in a block schedule, follow A Day/B Day in the A/B Block

2-Hour Late Start


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


Each month there will be a drawing from the list of student names that teachers have submitted for displaying acts of the Patriot Way. A few have been selected for perfect attendance and good grades.

Congratulations to our January winners: Misael Andrade, Parker Bayless, Kristine Brannan, Carson Chatten, Drew Devries, Zoe Dozier, Torin Edwards, Tessa Engelhart, Dylan Headrick, Vontay Jackson, Kolby Larkin, Vincent Leonard, Adrianna Long, Madison Meissner, Caeden Olin, Lucille Petrick, Jakobi Suverkrubbe, Ace Thompson, Travion Weavor, Morgan Wessel.


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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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.


Millard Public School is now accepting applications for preschool

Applications for the 2021-2022 school year are due by Feb. 15th.

  • You must live in the Millard school district and your child must turn 4 by July 31, 2021.

  • Scholarships are available for qualifying families.

  • The application is available on the Millard Public school website or click here:

Preschool Application.


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




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