Well, maybe not the hills, but the sound of voices singing in harmony and instruments playing to the same beat filled the music room as students and director prepared for the District Music Contest held in McCook on April 23rd. Preparation for District Music started when school began after Christmas vacation in January. During the spring semester, students are also expected to prepare for RPAC band and choir as well . . .
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 . . .
The Maywood FFA Chapter hosted their 1st Annual FFA Awards Banquet on the evening of April 27th. Awards were presented in the commons area of the high school to recognize the accomplishments of the members. At the conclusion of the banquet, everyone was invited to stay for a time of fellowship and desserts. Along with the awards there was a . . .
T he Maywood Tigers took Inter-High Day by the horns in North Platte on February 18th. They competed along-side twenty six other schools that attended the test day at North Platte Community College. Overall 726 tests were taken. Maywood had three individual medalists: juniors, Jace Walther and Calyn Werkmeister; and sophomore, JC VanDrimmelen. Jace Walther medaled second in the Athletic Training test. Calyn Werkmeister medaled second in the Literary Analysis test, and JC VanDrimmelen took 1 st place in the Informational Technology test. Maywood high students will attend . . .
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 . . .
To qualify for "All A" Honor Roll a student must have a 93% or higher in every class for the semester. Click on the picture to the right to enlarge the list of the students on "All A" Honor Roll.
Can you imagine a school where in each classroom students are receiving individual help and attention? Maywood Public School is your answer! To add to the benefits that are currently in each classroom, MPS has introduced a new learning program called Compass Learning to help broaden students’ chance to learn and understand the concepts and curriculum. Compass Learning creates a partnership between computers and teachers and uses the best of both. Each activity is geared to a student’s individual achievement level as measured by annual assessments such as MAPS testing. . . .
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 and freshman Amanda Smith. All of these talented girls are coached by Lisa Moore and Christiana Dodson. After working hard all season, the girls presented their skills . . .
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 . . .
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