Maywood Highschool has multiple new faces when you step into a classroom in the 2014-2015 school year. One of those new faces just happens to be Ms. Theresa Coyle, the new high school math teacher. Ms. Coyle was born in Broken Bow, and at the age of six her family moved to Omaha. She graduated high school from Omaha Marian, where she went on to attend Kansas State University and earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Before she . . .
The Jr. High fall sports season has started here at Maywood. The volleyball team had their first game against Hitchcock County on Thursday. Volleyball is coached by Mrs. Arent, and I had the chance to speak with her before the game. “ They’re a young group of girls and we are looking to improve throughout the season,” . . .
The Maywood Tiger cross country team started their season off with a journey through the wilderness of Cambridge on September 5th. The participants included Senior: BreAnna Kahler, sophomores: Tucker Hartley and Gage Seiler, and freshman: Payton Kahler. Tucker ran his way to 17th place to be the fastest at the meet followed by Gage in 35th . . .
MPS teachers, grades K-12, at attended a three-day training August 12 th – the 14 th over Write Tools , a program designed to improve literacy instruction. The trainer was Carolyn Simmons, a career educator from Colorado.MPS chose Write Tools after researching several literacy instruction programs because it is a good match with the needs of MPS students and closely aligned with state standards and the 6 Traits model of writing that Nebraska uses as its state writing assessment instrument. Each day of the workshop focused on a different aspect of writing with plenty of . . .
Welcome Back Maywood Tiger Students! The Media Center has undergone an amazing transformation over the summer. We are very excited for everyone to come in and take a look. In addition to the physical upgrade, we’ve updated the virtual media center as well. With the one-to-one computers for our junior and high school students, everyone has the option to search for books and research selections online. The Follett Destiny program is a fantastic, stream-lined system that will allow our students and teachers to utilize resources very efficiently. We’re REALLY excited to . . .
We seek to create college graduates with minimal debt. Thus, we are bringing proven, entertaining ACT © Preparation, John Baylor Test Prep (JBTP), to Junior and Senior students, who will view six of the twelve, 42-minute sessions of the course in school over three weeks leading up to the September 13, 2014 ACT. Your child has been chosen to participate. Higher ACT scores mean larger college scholarships. The average score increase from JBTP is about two points, an amount that can save your family thousands in college costs and improve your child’s college . . .
Maywood Short Shooters had 40 students Kindergarten through 6th grade that participated this winter for elementary basketball. Both Boys and Girls Basketball teams assisted the youth each Saturday morning. Basketball skills and rules were presented and practiced each session. Everyone had a 'hoopin' good time!
It’s time for another football season and the Maywood Tigers proved they’re ready. Last Friday, in Harrisburg, the Tigers beat the Banner County Wildcats 32-27. Everyone on the team is very excited for the season ahead, hoping for lots of success. With one game down that leaves seven more regular season games. GO TIGERS!!!!!! Training for the upcoming season usually starts with weightlifting and other conditioning activities, such as specialized speed and agility training. In some states, this begins a few weeks after the end of the previous . . .
The tension in the air was palpable on Friday, September 5, as a fast paced game took place between the Maywood Lady Tigers and the Harrisburg Wildcats. The clock counted down the minutes until game time, and the Tigers used this time to collect themselves before stepping out on the court and focusing on their strategy - to steal the win. The first set began, and the Lady Tigers showed the crowd the hard work and dedication they had put at practice by working together as a well-oiled machine. Tigers won the first set . The tigers gained momentum and took another set right from . . .
The All-Conference teams for the Republican Plains Activities Conference (RPAC) were recently announced. These honorees were selected by the coaches in the RPAC and are separated in to East and West Divisions. On the West Division teams from Maywood and selected to the All-Conference 2nd Team was junior Austin Phillips, with senior Jericho Vierya being named Honorable Mention. RPAC ALL-CONFERENCE BOYS' BASKETBALL – WEST DIVISION First Team Austin Blume, Hitchcock County, 6' , Sr. Landon Swedberg, Wallace, 6' , Sr. Seth Gohl, Hayes . . .
The Maywood Parent Committee hosted the 10th annual Maywood Carnival on March 28th. The high school gym hummed with the laughter and voices of children and parents as they meandered past tables filled with exotic-shaped delectable cakes, games of skill/chance and even a “face painting” booth. Children of all ages were welcome to attend and play games such as go fishin,’ hoopin,’ and bingo. It also had an area for the preschool kids and younger kids to play games and activities. While the “plink” “plink” “plink” sound of the . . .
Maywood’s Future Business Leaders of America sponsor, Janice Arent, sent seven students to the (FBLA) State Leadership Conference in Omaha on April 3 – 5. Those attending the conference were Jacob Dibbern, Brooke Moore, Dakota Werkmeister, Austin Phillips, Dalton Littell, Darbe Dodson and Danielle Thormodsgaard. The trip started out with a tour of the Omaha World-Herald. The tour included a walkthrough of the state-of-the-art production facility, the Freedom Center, plus a question-and-answer session with some of The World-Herald’s employees on the past, present . . .
April 9-11, Maywood FFA members attended the 86th Annual State FFA Convention held in Lincoln at the East Campus of UNL and The Cornhusker Hotel. Over 3700 FFA members from 150 chapters attended the event and wore their official dress uniforms every day. In addition to several other events, Maywood FFA members attended a career fair at the Pershing center, and went to a leadership academy where they played games that involved setting goals and having consistency. An exciting moment in the convention occurred when Justine Stone and Katelynn Gerlach walked on stage at . . .