The sweet smell of grilled frankfurters and barbequed baked beans drifted over the parking lot and playing fields at Maywood on Monday August 18th, during Maywood Public School’s annual “Back to School Bash.” Dozens of Maywood families gathered at picnic tables on the grade school landing for the welcome-back picnic and open house. While families feasted on the delicious meal - provided by the Maywood Booster Club and . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
The Maywood second graders have taken on the role as ornithologists for the past few weeks. What is an ‘ornithologist’ you might ask? Any second grade student will tell you it’s a scientist who studies birds! The second grade students have learned all about birds and what makes them unique. For example, birds with very long legs are made to wade in shallow water. Birds with short, thick beaks eat seeds because their beaks are strong and can break seeds apart. Water birds have webbed feet for swimming. Did you . . .
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a program that originated with Rotary International. RYLA encourages servant leadership in youth by recognizing and rewarding deserving 11th grade students who are chosen to attend RYLA as an "award" for their past and present leadership and service activities. These select young people attend an all-expenses-paid camp where they are inspired by a diverse group of exceptional speakers, make life-long friends through fellowship activities, and discuss the ethical and social issues of today. These activities are conducted in an atmosphere of trust . . .
The strength training program is something new this year for Maywood Public Schools. Students participating in sports report to the weight room two mornings a week to utilize free weights and resistance machines. During the off season students lift three times a week. The coaches understand that a consistent weight lifting program will improve both the confidence and physical performance of Maywood’s athletes. Increased muscle mass not only increases strength and speed but also helps student athletes participate in high-contact sports with fewer injuries. Student . . .
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!
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 . . .
On March 25th, the Maywood 7th-12th grade band students participated in the RPAC North Pod Band Clinic at Paxton. Maywood, Paxton, Medicine Valley, and Wallace Schools participated with a combined 114 students, with 60% of those students being 7th and 8th graders. The students spent the afternoon rehearsing with the clinician, Dr. Gary Davis of UNK. Dr. Davis has conducted more than 300 honor bands in 13 states and 3 Canadian provinces, was selected to the “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers” four separate years, and was elected to the Nebraska Music . . .