Cornhusker Girls State is a nationwide program sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary. Each year girls from throughout the state are offered an opportunity to be active participants in structured role-playing that emphasizes our Democratic form of government. The Department of Nebraska American Legion Auxiliary Cornhusker Girls State session will be conducted at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, from June 1 to June 7, . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
When MPS’s 7 th grade science class recently studied the solar system, it made a model of the planets and displayed them in the halls. In class, students discussed the makeup and position of each planet in the solar system (as well as some minor objects like comets, dwarf planets, and the asteroid belt). To allow students the visual/spacial recognition between the objects in space, they created a scale model with the planets. In order to visualize the vastness of our solar system, students scaled it [our galaxy] down to fit in the hallway. “We had to set up two . . .
Book of the Month The three most popular reading subjects in our library include horses, war and dogs. Though I am personally not a drawn to reading books about war, I do love a great dog book and this one didn’t disappoint. The story begins with a boy named, Stanley. His older brother, Tom, is fighting in the war. After a disagreement, Stanley runs away from home and ends up joining the army as well. Though he was “too young” to be in the war, Stanley ends up in the K-9 division as a handler for messenger dogs. His riveting journey is a display of courage, . . .
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!
The All-Conference teams for the Republican Plains Activities Conference (RPAC) 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 teams from Maywood and selected to the All-Conference 2nd Team was junior Austin Phillips, with senior Jericho Vierya being named Honorable Mention. RPAC ALL-CONFERENCE BOYS' BASKETBALL – WEST DIVISION First Team Austin Blume, Hitchcock County, 6' , Sr. Landon Swedberg, Wallace, 6' , Sr. Seth Gohl, Hayes . . .
Last Wednesday, the FFA Chapter traveled to North Platte for their final contests before state FFA. The chapter won 1st place in Nursery and Landscape and Floriculture which qualified them to compete at state. The team qualifying for Nursery and Landscape was Isaac Wyman, Marisa Foster, Bailey Brown, and Tyler Esslinger. The Nursery and Landscape Career Development Event (CDE) tests students’ skills in aspects of maintaining landscape plants and related products, evaluating equipment and services, and landscape design. The team that qualified for Floriculture was . . .
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 . . .
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