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 . . .
On November 10, 2014, May Public School had its annual program to honor Veterans that served in past and current wars and secured us our freedom. The program started off with a welcoming speech by superintendent Mike Williams, and the V.F.W State Color Guard went on to present the colors. As the flags were held for all to see, Adrienne . . .
The sweet, pungent smell of diesel trucks and the aroma of grilled steaks filled the air; corn dust blew in the wind like a light snow as local harvested crops were trucked into town. On the 24th of October, members of the Maywood FFA Chapter headed down to the Ag Valley Coop in Maywood, to give back to all the farmers that support . . .
As the end of October approached, so did the time of sweets, treats and scares. Halloween takes place during the most beautiful time of the year; the leaves change from yellows to gold and silken browns; oranges to reds - finally falling and the plants falling into a dormant winter’s sleep. October is the time of the annual Pumpkin Carving contest which is when the Maywood FFA class invites all students to bring in pumpkins to decorate. The carving and activities took place October 29th-30th. The kids would have these days to make their scary creations in their home laboratories. . . .
Jr-Sr High School Book of the Month: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey, (2013). Right on the tale of Halloween, The 5th Wave is November’s Book of the Month. This Sci-Fi novel will captivate readers, early on. While I am not a huge fan of “alien” stories, I have been challenging students to read outside their “comfort zones” and favorite genres, so I have done the same with this selection. Yancey makes it clear that the aliens in this story are not the stereotypical kind, they are not the little green beings with large heads and black . . .
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 . . .
CRASH! POW! DING! DING! DING! SWISH! Bowling balls thundered down lanes and crashed into pins, alien space ships and laser gun zipped across video screens, and basketballs swished and thumped through nets as extra points blinked on the display panel. Had you been at Wild Bill’s Wings and Bowling Alley on the afternoon of October 8, you would have heard these sounds mixed with the laughing and cheering of elementary and high school students. In between the games there were boxes of pizza to eat and, of course, buffalo wings heaped up on plates for the partygoers to devour. . . .
Loud music bounces off the walls of the gym while 5 pairs of feet move in sync to the rhythm of the music. Girls spin, run, and jump across the floor practicing their talent, so that they may perform as the Maywood Dance Team, at football and basketball games. The girls get to the school around 7 a.m. twice a week and practice for 45 minutes to an hour, unless they meet on a Saturday then they practice for at least 2 hours. The girls practice hard so they can be ready for State Dance in February. Seniors Brooke Moore and Darbe Dodson gave some encouraging words: “Things are going . . .
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 . . .
The Maywood Ag Education department has spent this first month getting ready for all the activities for the upcoming school year. We had two students participate in the Nebraska State Fair. Those included Bryar Gerlach (junior) and Paige Wood (8th grade). Each student represented our FFA chapter well, bringing home blue and purple ribbons with their livestock exhibits. On September 13, Bryar Gerlach participated in the NCTA Livestock Judging Clinic and Contest. His hard work paid off as he received 2 nd place in the junior livestock judging division. . . .