Milan Middle School Times

By: Potts' Peeps

Editors of the Month : Caleb Prozanski, Landon Morgan, and Brody Lack

Middle School Wrestling By: Deric Porter and Dakota Bradley

Milan Wrestling

by:Dakota and Deric

Milan has a six way against 2 Jennigs county teams, Columbus east, New Washington ,and Switzerland county. Also next Saturday is the Indians Sectional! 2-14-15 is the day Jake Cavins and Paul Hawk are going semi State. Wish them good luck as they head to New Castle this Saturday! For Sixth grade Ashton Myers was undefeated this season!

4/41st US Flag 1818 By: Melissa Frankenberry and Bayley Johnson

The United States Flag.

By: Bayley Johnson and Melissa Frankenberry

The United States flag has gone under many changes since the official flag in 1777. On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress the first Flag Act, which said that a flag would be made up of thirteen alternating red and white stripes and thirteen white stars on a blue field. Stars have been added to the flag as new states join the union. Currently, the flag contains fifty stars. The United States flag is a symbol of our freedom as Americans.

SADD Alcohol Awareness By: Landon Morgan, Brody Lack, and Caleb Prozanski

SADD Alcohol Awareness Month

By: Caleb Prozanski, Brody Lack, and Landon Morgan

Alcohol Awareness Month is Alcohol-Free Weekend, which takes place on the first weekend of April to raise public awareness about the use of alcohol and how it may be affecting individuals, families, businesses and our communities. During Alcohol-Free Weekend, extends an open invitation to all Americans to engage in three alcohol-free days. Those individuals or families who experience difficulty or discomfort in this 72-hour experiment are urged to contact local affiliates, Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon to learn more about alcoholism and its early symptoms.

Alcohol Awareness Month was established in 1987 to help reduce the disgrace so often associated with alcoholism by encouraging communities to reach out to the American public each April with information about alcohol, alcoholism and recovery. Alcoholism is a long-lasting , progressive disease, genetically predisposed and fatal if untreated. People can and do recover, in fact it is estimated that as many as 20 million individuals and family members are living lives in recovery!

Alcohol Awareness Month provides a focused opportunity across America to increase awareness and understanding of alcoholism, its causes, effective treatment and recovery. It is an opportunity to decrease disgrace and misunderstandings in order to demolish the barriers to treatment and recovery, and to, make seeking help more readily available to those who suffer from this disease.

National Network of Affiliates and other supporting organizations across the country will use this opportunity to address the Nation’s 1 public health problem through a broad range of media strategies, awareness campaigns, programs and events in their local communities.

Milan Middle School Baseball By: Caiden Yorn and Max Hartman

Band Concert 3-6-16 By: Karley Bushhorn, Adam Volz, and Charlie Jackson

Band Concert

By: Karley Bushhorn, Adam Volz, and Charlie Jackson

The Milan Middle School Band had a concert on Sunday, March 6th. The concert was a blast. We couldn’t have done it without Mrs. Bedel. This concert was a moving point for the 6th grade band. The 6th grade percussionists got to play their drums and many different instruments.

The 6th grade band played “Enchanted Wizard,” “Phantom Ship,” “La Mosquito Lento,” and “Dance of the Droggs.” The 7th grade band played “Lightning,” “National Emblem,” “Eagle Point Overture,” and “The Legend of Queen Anne’s Revenge.”

The concert was amazing. All the bands had a blast. We owe it all to Mrs. Bedel! She challenges us to our potential that we have. Thanks Mrs. Bedel!

April Fools By:Gabby Rowan and Skyler Winchester

April Fools Day!

April Fools' Day is celebrated every year on the 1st of April by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes. The jokes and their victims are called April fools. People playing April Fool jokes expose their prank by shouting April Fools! You don’t want to keep the joke in for too long because the victim might take it the wrong way. Well, sometimes people want to make the prank last longer, but that might not be the right thing to do.

Here are some instructions for some friendly pranks!

Make caramel…. ONIONS?


Large onions

Caramel sauce

Popsicle sticks

And someone to prank!

Directions: First take one large onion and take off the skin. Next cover them in caramel sauce, and let them dry.

Put a popsicle stick inside and you’re done! Someone will think they are apples, but when they take a bite they are actually pretty nasty!

For this one all you have to do is turn the milk any color with food coloring and it will turn that color. Then, just pour a glass of milk and set it on the table. Then all you have to do when your mom gets out of bed, just read a newspaper and drink the milk! You should see what the reaction your parents faces!!!

Remote….. NO!

Your parents and siblings probably watch tv, you want to prank them here is what you need.

Remote to your tv

Black or the color of your remote duct tape

And scissors.

Take your remote, and cut of a piece of your duct tape. Put your duct tape onto the sensor. Then your done, your parents or siblings will take the remote and probably not notice the duct tape. When the go to turn on the tv it wont turn on!

Now, go on and prank! But, not too extreme! Happy April Fools!

Autism Awareness By: Isabel Kroner and Trey Mattl

Best Buddies is a program that represents the people that were born with a disability, or have developed a special need over the years. Best Buddies also includes people that have signed up for Best Buddies. These certain people can “hang out” with their “buddy or buddies” such as having them over at their house to spend time with them, or to take them out to see a movie, or something like that.

Since April is Autism Awareness month, our class thought we should honor Ms. Amelung and Ms. Parr for all of their hard work as in helping with these “special” students that go to Milan.

For Autism Awareness Month, we will be honoring Ms. Amelung and Ms. Parr for working with their students that they have during the school day, that have a disability or autism. There are many “disabled” students that are in Best Buddies. These students are important here at Milan Community Schools. If these students didn’t have these teachers here at school, they would not know as much of the information they do now.

World Health Day By: Lydia Clark and Jessica Money

World Health Day

Green=Lydia Clark Pink=Jessica Money

Health! Health is important to everyone. Every Thursday, April 7, The World Health Organization (WHO) celebrates this every year, with every year having a different theme. This year, it is diabetes. The WHO has an estimate of 347 million people having diabetes. Some of the previous themes for the years include 2015, with food safety, 2014, parasite diseases (it is more centered around mosquitoes than anything else), and 2013, which is healthy blood pressure.

In 2012 WHO focused on good health. Its slogan was “good health adds life to years”. Life expectancy is going up in a lot of countries, but birth rate is failing. They wanted to make better health centers such as hospitals, and dentist offices. In 2011 the theme was “Antimicrobial resistance and its global spread”. In 2010 it was “urbanization and health”. Their slogan was “1000 cities, 1000 lives”.

World Health Day is a minor holiday, but it is also major for being a day mainly focused on health.

Milan Middle School Track By: Ashton Meyers and Cole Knecht

MMS Track

Are you doing track? The first practice is on the Monday, March 29, 2016. The practice will be 3:15-4:30 The coaches are Kevin Dines and Jennifer Wullenweber. The practices will go from March 28 - May 6. The ORVC Meet will be at Switzerland County High School. It starts at 5:00. Good luck to all MMS Track Runners.

Earth Day 4/22 By: Bailey Herrick and Ashton Lukens

Teacher Feature By: Mary Kate Ketcham and Riley Clark