The Patriot Press

January 2022

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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


January 17 - MLK Day - No School

January 25-28 - Extended Pride Time

January 31 - 8th Grade Activity Fair

February 12 - ACT @ 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

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.

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

Environmental Club T- Shirts

Millard South Environmental Club gear is available for a limited time!


The web store will be open until January 19th at midnight.


To place an order, you'll need to use a desktop computer and will need to create an account with a valid email address (for the order confirmation and so we can locate you when the merchandise comes in).

Here is the link:
https://stores.inksoft.com/millardsouth/shop/home


***Due to Covid and shipping challenges, different brands could be substituted in the event an item isn't available anymore. An equivalent or better item would be used. Delays are possible, so please be patient.

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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 DECEMBER 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.

DECEMBER PATRIOT PRIDE WINNERS

JESSICA AJAVON

PATRICK ALBERS

JESSICA BERGMAN

NICOLE BERGMAN

REAGAN CARLEY

JAKE DENNIS

AARON GARRETT

MEGAN HUBERTY

IZABELLA JOHNSON

CONNOR LOWREY

MAGGIE MILLERBERND

BROCK MURTAUGH

MILLICENT ODUWA

LUIS PRIETO HINCAPIE

OLIVIA RASMUSSEN

ISABEL RESENDIZ

TIERRA ROBINSON

AIDAN SAUSE

ANGELUS SHEA

SIENA THOMPSON

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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

Become a Local Substitute Teacher

Looking for a flexible work week?

Become a Local Substitute Teacher!

*Choose the days you work!

*$165 a day to work with kids!

*Family friendly environment!

*Rewarding work!
*Considering a career in Education? This is a great opportunity!

*College Students can make some extra $ on non-class days!

Interested?

Our local substitute teachers are caring, compassionate professionals who inspire our students and make sure their instructional day goes smooth! If you meet the Nebraska Department of Education Teacher Certification requirements for a Local Substitute Permit below then this may be the perfect job for you!

Nebraska Department of Education Local Substitute Permit Requirements:

· Completion of 60 semester credit hours of college coursework

· Completion of a Professional Education Course and/or

· Completion of the Human Relations Training Requirement

For more information about the NDE Local Substitute Teacher requirements go to https://www.education.ne.gov/tcert/

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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.