The Patriot Press

October 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


October 7th - Senior Panoramic Photo/Extended PT

October 11th & 12th - Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:00-8:00PM

October 13th - PSAT @ Millard South

October 13th - 15th - No School

October 21st - 10th Grade AWA & 11th Grade Practice ACT

October 21st - No school for 9th & 12th Grades

October 23rd - ACT Test @ Millard South

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



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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Millard Career Academy

Millard Career Academies Parent Meeting

For 10th grade students and their parents to find out more about the MPS Career Academies.

November 4, 2021 6:00-7:00 pm

Webinar Link will be posted on the MPS Academies webpage:


We look forward to connecting with you to discuss your student’s academic progress at our upcoming Parent/Teacher conferences. Last spring, we sent a survey to all parents to gather information about our conference sessions. After reviewing feedback we received from our Millard South community, there was overwhelming support to continue the convenience of scheduled conferences through zoom.

Starting October 1 scheduling conferences will be completed through the Synergy ParentVUE portal. Email if you need assistance with your ParentVUE account. Conferences will be scheduled during the following times.

Parent Guide to Schedule Conference.

  • October 11th: 4:00 - 8:00 PM
  • October 12th: 4:00 - 8:00 PM
  • October 13th: 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Seniors and Senior Parents

Senior portraits for the yearbook are due October 29th. Please be sure to follow the instructions for formatting and naming your image on the Senior Portrait Flyer and email directly to Mrs. Mertl @

Senior Tributes are due on October 30. Please click here to design and purchase your tribute.
Please contact Mrs. Mertl @ directly if you have any questions.

All this information can also be found on the Senior Website.


Thursday, Oct. 21st is a TESTING DAY

Testing will begin at 8 am.

Sophomores will be completing the District required Writing assessment!

Juniors will be completing the Practice ACT!

Freshmen and Seniors do not report!

Watch for an email specific to your student's grade level for end times and testing information!


DECA attends the Nebraska Fall Leadership Conference Monday October 4 at the Embassy La Vista Conference Center!

DECA raised $750 during the annual Dodgeball Tournament for the Muscular Dystrophy Association which was held on September 23.


Congratulations to Christine Gustafson, our very own Chemistry teacher on becoming the new President of NATS(the Nebraska Association of Teachers of Science), beginning in October.


Congratulations to the following students who were crowned the 2021 Homecoming Royalty:

Sophomore Crown - Javonte Walker

Junior Crown - Lance Rucker

Senior Crown - Avery Laing


Pamela Abalekpor

Benjamin Bartholow

Keagan Boge

Nicholas Collins

Miranda Franks

Aidan Gamble

Diamond Garcia

Marissa Gergen

Hannah Gilmore

Avery Hlivko

Jeremy Kader

Vincent Leonard

Jackson Martin

Kylienna McCartney

Sophia Nkwocha

Triniti Rowe

Daniel Sanchez

Mikah Saub

Jesse Suverkrubbe

Trenton Van Surksum

Support your school at Jingle 2021!

Join us for the district wide holiday event that will help you get prepared for the holidays and support your school! Jingle is a district wide community building event benefiting the Millard Public Schools Foundation. The Millard Public Schools Foundation supports the school district by providing funds to all 35 schools to support strategic initiatives within your buildings, connects Millard graduating seniors with over $150,000 in scholarship funding and helps Millard Families in need through pantries at Millard South, Millard North and Horizon.

Limited tickets available, purchase today at

Millard Job Openings

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


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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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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.


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.