Neither rain nor wind could thwart the Tigers’ determination to score at the 2015 State Track Meet. MPS freshman, Kayla Minary, earned 2 nd place in the 1600 meter (mile) run with a time of 5:36.38. Minary went on to take 5 th place in the 3200 meter (2-mile) run with the watch stopping at 12:08.35. Senior Abby Wermeister . . .
Maywood Public Schools hosted area businesses and the vehicles involved with a variety of careers on May 1, 2015 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm in front of the school. Groups of students visited the vehicles and employees for approximately 5-10 minutes each to learn about the employment opportunity, education involved in attaining the career, and the vehicle that is used to complete their job requirements. The highlight of the afternoon came when Midwest Medair’s twin engine helicopter circled over the school before landing on the front lawn of MPS. There were plenty of oohs and aahs . . .
On April 22, Maywood held its annual Kindergarten Round-Up with students arriving at 8:00 am for a 'Pete the Cat' themed morning. Parents joined in the fun at 10:00 am for a meeting and tour of the school. The children and parents enjoyed a tasty lunch together at 11:00, and then the future kindergartners had recess on playground to end their day. Inviting parents and pre-kindergartners to meet teachers and see their schools six months before school opens can noticeably reduce first-day jitters -- for everyone. Called . . .
Variant by Robison Wells Wells introduces Benson Fisher, a teen in search of a "real" life instead of a long series of unwanted foster homes--but instead of the utopia he's searching for, he finds the direct opposite. Benson thinks he's found the perfect school in Maxfield Academy, a private school in the wilds of New Mexico. Winning a scholarship with unexpected ease, he looks forward to establishing real friendships and getting a good education at last. What he finds, however, is far from normal.Within minutes of the front doors closing--and . . .
The All-Conference teams for the Republican Plains Activities Conference (RPAC) 2014-15 season 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 team from Maywood and selected to the All-Conference 2nd Team was junior Abby Werkmeister. RPAC ALL-CONFERENCE GIRLS' BASKETBALL – WEST DIVISION First Team Aubrey Frederick, Dundy County Stratton, 5'10", So. Nicole Kent, Dundy County Stratton, 5' 9", So. Colby Cox, Hayes Center, 5' 5", Jr. Sydnee Harchelroad, Wauneta-Palisade, 5' 7", Sr. Christina Daniels, Wallace, 5'10", Sr. Second Team Abby Werkmeister, Maywood, 6' 1", Sr. Kasey Clifford, Hayes Center, 5' 7", Jr. Brooke Hoyt, Hitchcock County, 5' 8", Sr. Emily Jones, Dundy County Stratton, 5' 6", So. Emma Holz, Paxton, 5' 7", Jr. Honorable Mention FayeLee Sanford, Dundy County Stratton, 5' 5", Jr. Kaylee Burke, Dundy County . . .
A heavy bass-driven beat bumps through the gym speakers; orange and black pom-poms zing and sparkle in the air like shooting stars. Enter the Maywood Dance Team with their well- choreographed halftime show performed by a group of girls determined to shine bright under the fluorescent lights. The Maywood Dance team is: seniors Brooke Moore, Darbe Dodson and Breanna Kahler; juniors Marisa Foster, and Lydia Fritsche (not pictured) and freshman Amanda Smith. All of these talented girls are coached by Lisa Moore and Christiana Dodson. After working hard all season, the girls . . .
By: Bryar Gerlach On Wednesday, April 8th the Maywood FFA Chapter made the long trek down to Lincoln, Nebraska for the 87th Annual State FFA Convention. Although, the grass was wet with dew, and overcast weather filled up the cloudy sky, this setting didn’t seem to hinder the mood of any of the FFA members as they were excited and anxious to get to their destination. A chance to get to the State Convention is what the FFA kids have been striving for this whole year. Whether or not they realize it, the group of Maywood FFA members that attended the 2015 . . .
Maywood Public School’s Mock Trial team traveled to Hayes Center to compete in their final competition on November 17th. This year’s case was a criminal case where a factory owner was charged with arson and first degree murder of an employee. Although MPS’s team performed well in both roles as county prosecutor and as defense for the accused, “we were probably a little stronger as attorneys for the defendant,” noted Janice Arent, Maywood’s mock trial coach. Maywood’s competing schools are: Eustis-Farnam, Southern Valley, Perkins County, and . . .
Maywood Public School’s One-Act team is performing the one-act play SELFIE . The story follows eight teenagers as they document the daily struggles of teen life, one selfie at a time. It’s senior year and problems are mounting for a group of high school students as they prepare for the future. Facing bullies, parents, peer pressure, sickness, and their own self-judgment, the characters search for ways to stand out. As they document their year, one selfie at a time, they come to realize life is not about what other people see — it’s about the pictures they . . .
January 14th was almost like a game-show with buzzers buzzing and answers flying through the air like confetti. The reason for all the buzz and commotion was the RPAC Quiz Bowl at Southwest High School. The Maywood Team had a rough start against a few of the first teams they played. However, after a pep talk from Coach Kinnison, their spirits were lifted and they were able to promptly go 6-0 in the last six rounds. The Tigers were able to come back with their excellent knowledge in science. Their 6-7 record left the Tigers sitting in sixth place. Coach Kinnison stated . . .