MPS Library has some great changes coming through this year. We are very excited to announce that we are upgrading the library software. The new system, Destiny Quest, is a “student-focused search interface designed to engage today’s digitally competent students with broad-based integrated searching power and social networking components.” What does all that mean? Our new system will allow patrons to browse our . . .
Mrs. Snyder, who teaches Agriculture classes and sponsors FFA, applied for a grant from Farm Credit Services and received $2,000. This grant is offered to any FFA Chapter that wants to improve their community. With the $2,000 grant Maywood High School’s FFA chapter purchased a new greenhouse which they plan on using for a raised . . .
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!
On Tuesday, February 4, Maywood held the annual Frontier County Spelling Bee. Eighteen students from Maywood competed against students from Medicine Valley and Eustis-Farnam. Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth grade students take a written exam and 5 from each grade moved ahead to the oral section of the Spelling Bee. Students that represented Maywood were: 5 th graders-Reagan Williams, Matthew Jacobs, Jaden Wolfe, Abel Esparza, & Garrett Foster; 6 th graders-Nolan Benjamin, River Hastings, Karlie Gerlach, Chance Frost, & Asher Kahler; 7 th graders-Austin Wolfe, Seth . . .
The senior team of Future Problem Solvers (FPS) consists of Abby Werkmeister, Darbe Dodson, Katelynn Gerlach and Brooke Moore. They received first place medals for their packet writing and skit production at ESU16 competition in North Platte. The topic of the skit and writing competition was Surveillance. This was a simulated bowl contest preparing them for the state writing competition next week. They will be writing their qualifying problem on “Surveillance Society”. If the team qualifies, it will travel to Kearney, NE, for the state competition. Future . . .
To start the year off we had three students audition for the Nebraska All-State Ensembles. Although none of our students were selected to participate this year, we are geared up and ready for next year, now knowing more of what to expect and what needs to be done in order to get students there! Another huge success the music department can boast about is the University of Kearney Honor Band and Choir Clinic. This clinic has become one of the most prestigious audition-only ensembles in the state coming in behind the All-State ensembles. Over 1000 students . . .
Eight students competed in the Mock Trial project that is coached by Janice Arent. This year’s civil case involved allegations that the Defendant, by trying to force the Plaintiff out of his apartment, illegally discriminated against and caused person injury to the Plaintiff. The team competed against teams from Southern Valley, Dundy County, and Eustis-Farnam and had one victory.