The Patriot Press

January 2019

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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, 9th Grade

Mrs. Michelle Klug, 10th Grade

Mrs. Michaela Wragge, 11th Grade

Mr. Andy Pinkall, 12th Grade

Mr. Steve Throne, Athletic Director

Board of Education

Mr. Mike Pate

Mrs. Linda Poole

Ms. Amanda McGill Johnson

Mr. Dave Anderson

Mr. Mike Kennedy

Mrs. Stacy Jolley

Dr. Jim Sutfin, Superintendent

January Events

January 7 - Monday, First Day of Sem 2. PT FIRST - A day

January 21 - NO SCHOOL - MLK Day - Staff Development

January 23 - 8:00am - 10th gr AWA - Part 1

January 23 - 9:00am - Senior Mtg/Senior Class Photo

January 23 - 10:00am - School Starts (B-day)

January 24 - 8:00am - 10th gr AWA - Part 2

January 24 - 10:00am - School Starts (A-day)

January 29 - Extended PT for Registration

January 30 - Extended PT for Registration

January 31 - Extended PT for Registration


PRIDE Time first

PT - 8:45 - 8:55 (Students will receive their schedules.)

1st Blk - 9:01 - 10:24

2nd Blk- 10:30 - 11:50

3rd Blk - 11:56 - 1:49

4th Blk - 1:55 - 3:15


1st - 11:56 - 12:28

2nd - 12:16 - 12:48

3rd - 12:36 - 1:08

4th - 12:56 - 1:28

5th - 1:17 - 1:49

Nebraska State Association of Secondary School Principals Announces Assistant Principal of the Year: Steve Throne, Millard South

The Nebraska State Association of Secondary School Principals has selected Steve Throne as the 2019 Assistant Principal of the Year. This award is presented annually to a Principal who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in their school, region, and at the state level. The winner will have demonstrated their enthusiasm for the Assistant Principalship by support from students, parents, teachers and peers.

Mr. Throne has been in education since 1993, where he started his career as a Physical Education teacher and coach at Lourdes Central Catholic in Nebraska City. Mr. Throne has been the Assistant Principal/Activities Director at Millard South High School since 2013. Mr. Throne was the Assistant Principal/Activities Director at Sergeant Bluff-Luton (Iowa) HS from 2010-2013, and, prior to that served Millard South High School as a teacher, assistant activities director, and head boys basketball coach from 2003-2010. Steve Throne has been a member of the Nebraska Coaches Association, Nebraska State Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, Nebraska Council of School Administrators (NCSA), the Nebraska State Association of Secondary School Principals (NSASSP). Throne has provided leadership for the NSIAAA (2015-2018) and the NSAA Student Advisory Committee (2016 to present).

Congratulations to Steve Throne for his selection as the Assistant Principal of the Year for the state of Nebraska.

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January 23 - 8:00am-9:50am - 10th gr AWA testing - Part 1

January 23 - 10:00am - School Starts (B-day)

January 24 - 8:00am-9:50AM - 10th gr AWA testing - Part 2

January 24 - 10:00am - School Starts (A-day)

11th Grade Preparing for the ACT On To College Naviance Test Prep Sessions

Juniors will be preparing for the ACT on January 23rd and January 24th with the ON TO COLLEGE Naviance Test Prep Sessions. Rooms assignments will be posted. Students ONLY report on their assigned day. School starts at 10:00AM for all students each day.

January 23 - Last Name A-L report to your assigned room.

January 24 - Last Name M-Z report to your assigned room.



Testing = 8:00am - 9:50am

Block 1 = 10:00am - 11:05am

Block 3 = 11:12am - 12:51pm

Block 2 = 12:56pm - 2:03pm

Block 4 = 2:10pm - 3:15pm

Patriot Pride Student Drawing Congratulations to December winners!

#Spencer Barry, *Benjamin Bartholow, *Reece Blum, *David Braun, *Ashlee Franta, *Jessica Hua, *Allison Kirkebak, #Zane Kowski, #Trey Larsen, #Cole Marcsisak, *Ellie Martin,

#Jeremy McCormick, #Jorden Nisi, #Havilynn Oudeman, *Kinzie Sipp, #Jayden Smith,

#Camren Steele, *Joseppe Suarez, #Hailey VanWinkle, *Jayden Wood

*Students with perfect attendance, no referrals for behavior, and good grades.

#Students displaying Acts of #TPW

This is a complete list of December Patriot Way contestants.

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Athletic Booster Club

The Millard South Booster Club is a great organization that helps support Millard South athletics. We are always looking for additional members who promote Millard South with pride and enthusiasm. For additional information, call the Activities Office.

2018-2019 Booster Club Pass Information

For additional information,

email or go to


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Don't miss the January 23 Senior Meeting and Panoramic Picture at 9:00AM! There will be more details about graduation, and then the senior panoramic picture. School starts at 10:00AM.

Stay up to date on all senior deadlines by visiting the senior website!


Staff Extra Mile Award

Parents, students or school employees may nominate a Millard South staff member for this award. Those nominated must go above and beyond what would be expected. Nominations can be submitted by clicking on the link below and is also on the Millard South website. Please tell why this person deserves this award. Give examples of how the individual goes above and beyond his or her normal duties. Awards are presented at the end of the school year.

Click here to vote

Round of Applause!

Congratulations to the staff recognized for “Going Above and Beyond!” Staff members submitted names to be entered into the monthly faculty meeting drawing. For the names of ALL the staff members submitted for this month click here.

Materials Community Review Opportunity

9-12 Language Arts Electives

New 6-8 Electives

  • Law and Public Service 6

  • STEM I

  • HAL Challenge

  • Creative Writing 6

  • Young Adult Literature 6, 7, 8

Where: Ron Witt Support Services Building

When: January 31 and February 5

Time: 6:30PM - 8:00PM