The Patriot Press

January 2023

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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

Mrs. Lynn Hill, Dean of Students

BOARD OF EDUCATION

Linda Poole

Dave Anderson

Stacy Jolley

Amanda McGill Johnson

Mike Kennedy

Mike Pate

IMPORTANT DATES

January 5th - 2nd Semester Starts - A Day

January 16th - MLK Day - No School

January 30th - Extended Pride Time

February 2nd - 8th Grade Activity Fair

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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ACT

Are you a junior and would like to see how you score on the ACT before the state testing day in March? Do you want to try to be the newest member of the 30 and Above or 3-point Jump Club? Register for the February 11th Saturday testing date by January 6th to avoid late fees. Go to myact.org to register! If you qualify for Free or Reduced lunch, please see your counselor to see about receiving a waiver of the testing fee.

PATRIOT PRIDE NOMINEES

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.

PATRIOT PRIDE WINNERS

DECEMBER

PATRIOT PRIDE WINNERS

ALYSE ASCHEBROOK

KALAN BOYER

JALYSA BROWN

KATELYN BROWNE

ESNEIDER CASPARI HARSH

RYDER CHRISTENSEN

DUSTIN ELLIOTT

ALYSSA GALVEZ

CONNER GERGEN

JJ JONES

KIRK KOLHOF

HANNAH KRESS

CHLOE KUCHTA

SUSANNAH MCCLAREN

VINCENT PEEBLES

GABE PRUCHA

WAH SHEE

JADYN SPOTO

JACOB SPRENGER

KAILEY THOMPSON

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Attendance Information

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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.

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2023 Senior Portraits

Attached is the 2023 Senior Portrait List. Please double check that we have the correct information. If you believe this information to be in error, please contact Mrs. Mertl immediately at clmertl@mpsomaha.org.

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Ticket Spicket

Buy tickets online for Millard South High School

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Special Election For Continuation of Levy Override


The Millard Board of Education is asking our community to continue the levy override authority the district has had since 2018. The levy override has provided financial stability to support the important work of Millard's teachers and staff. State law requires levy overrides to be reauthorized by voters after five years. Millard residents will vote on the continuation of this authority in a special mail-in election on March 14th. More information about the levy override is available on the district website at https://www.mpsomaha.org/millards-levy-override Additionally, the district will host four public information sessions about the levy override. Superintendent Dr. John Schwartz and Chief Financial Officer Chad Meisgeier will give a presentation and be available for questions. The information sessions will be as follows:


  • Monday, January 16th, 6 p.m. at the Don Stroh Administration Center, 5606 South 147th Street, Omaha, NE 68137
  • Tuesday, January 24th, 6 p.m. at Millard North High School, 1010 South 144th Street, Omaha, NE 68154
  • Tuesday, January 31st, 6 p.m. at Millard South High School, 14905 Q Street, Omaha, NE 68137
  • Thursday, February 2nd, 6 p.m. at Millard West High School, 5710 South 176th Avenue, Omaha, NE 68135

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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2022-23 Bus Information

If you reside within the Millard South boundaries AND you currently qualify for free and reduced lunch, please complete this FORM to make a request.


If you reside within the Millard South boundaries and you DO NOT qualify for free and reduced lunch, please contact Student Transportation of Nebraska at 402-884-4222 to request busing. You will set up busing directly with them and they will let you know payment options and if they are able to provide busing to your neighborhood. Please click HERE for 2022-23 pricing information.


If your student currently rides the bus, you and your student can download a convenient bus portal app to view your student's route and real-time arrival 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.