The best way to spread Christmas cheer, is to sing aloud for all to hear! ‘Twas the 11th of December when all through the school, Maywood K-12 students took to the stage to sing songs of joy and play their harmonious instruments. The program, “Christmas Wishes,” started off wonderfully when the kindergarten through third grade students performed a skit called “Wally’s Groovin’ Christmas.” It . . .
Maywood’s Jr. High girls’ and boys’ basketball teams began the season with their first game on December 2nd against McCook Saint Pats. Although both teams played hard, neither team was able to come out with a win. The girls’ team consists of sixth, seventh, and eighth graders coached by Janice Arent. The boys are . . .
What do the Wendy’s Heisman Award and Believers & Achievers have in common? They are both going to Maywood High School student, Brooke Moore. Brooke was named one of 2014’s state finalists for the Wendy’s Heisman, and is being honored as one of this year’s Believers & Achievers. She will be . . .
Have you ever Skyped School? Not skipped – your teachers and parents would not like that! Skype - that is, video conferencing with someone over the internet. Well here at Maywood, kindergartners are having their very own video conferences. The kindergartners have a pen pal, five-year-old Meisha, from Missouri. Ms. Hottovey’s kindergarten class has been writing to Meisha for a couple of weeks. Pen pals are people who regularly write to each other. Most pen pals just write letters, and after a long time they may meet their pal in person. Technology has started to play a . . .
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 girls' and boys' track teams competed at the RPAC Track & Field Meet in Bertrand on Friday, May 2. The girls team finished with 51 points, which was good for 4th place. The boys finished in the upper half of the conference with their 7th place finish, as they garnered 49 points. Leading the way for the girls was Justine Stone, who finished as conference champion in the 1600m run (5:40.26), the 3200m run (12:21.93), and in 2nd place in the 800m run (2:34.58). Abby Werkmeister continued her strong season with a 3rd place finish in the discus . . .
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 the community and the FFA Chapter. The Maywood FFA members helped prepare lunches for the farmers who brought in their crops and gave them to-go boxes which they took back for the rest of their crew. This was a great way to recognize all that the local . . .
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 . . .