Recently, several Maywood students entered their art work for the Republican Plains Activities Conference (RPAC) Art Show. This show is held every year during the third week of January. The Art Show took place in Cambridge. Art teachers from around the conference entered their students art work to be judged. Listed below are the 2017 results for the 15 Conference schools that participated. RPAC Art Show Results: January . . .
9-12 th Grade Winner-PAUL WHITE Nominated by Ben & Abby Comments by Mr. Weyeneth: RESPONSIBLE - Paul is always conscientious about completing assignments and is aware for his own level of understanding. He uses class time wisely when there is work to be done and is able to work with his classmates when needed. RESPECTFUL - He is always respectful and willing to listen. He also has a positive attitude. SAFE . . .
When Del and Beverly VanDerWerff made their first trip to India in 1996, they never imagined that they would return there again; yet return they did, and not just once, not twice, but four more times over the next 15 years. Now, when looking back, they can see that it was inevitable. “We fell in love with the country, but even more, we fell in love with the Indian people,” said Del VanDerWerff. The VanDerWerff’s . . .
This week, Feb. 6-10, 2017, is National School Counseling Week. Maywood Public School's students, staff, and patrons appreciate, and would like to recognize Mrs. Stengel's indefatigable commitment and dedication to MPS students. Thank you, Mrs. Stengel, for all that you do for our school and community! Beliefs All students can succeed at high levels if given sufficient support. All students should receive a quality education for the development of the whole child. All students should have access to the skills, knowledge, and . . .
9-12 th Grade Winner Tucker Hartley: Nominated By Mr. Sonnenfeld Comments by Mr. Sonnenfeld: RESPONSIBILITY - Tucker always works to complete his assignments on time, and more importantly, he takes time out of his schedule whenever he has questions over an assignment. Tucker also works to help his classmates understand concepts and process new information to help them succeed. RESPECTFUL - Tucker comes to class with a positive attitude every day and works to keep the classroom atmosphere a conducive learning environment. SAFETY - . . .
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it- Dennis P. Kimbro. For one specific Maywood Senior, this quote comes very true to him. In December of 2014, Pake Johnston found out that he had large tumors growing in his neck. He was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis Type 2. Although the tumors were not cancerous, Pake would have quite the journey ahead of him on the road to recovery. Not having many options other than to have them surgically removed, Pake took the “bull by its horns” and continued to fight. Since his diagnosis, Pake has had to undergo multiple . . .
9-12 th Grade Winner: Iris Baeza : Nominated By Mrs. A. Johnson, Mrs. Arent, & Ms. Armstrong 6-8 th Grade Winner: McKenna Renner : Nominated by Mrs. Brown PK-5 th Grade Winner: Paytyn Stengel : Nominated by Mrs. Kennedy & Mrs. Shirley Each month MPS teachers recognize one student from grades PK-5, 6-8 , and 9 th -12 th grades. Students can only win once per school year. The criteria are posted below. RESPONSIBILITY Uses class time wisely and . . .
Greetings from the MPS library! We’re rolling through another month and preparing for busy fall and winter seasons. Soon basketball season will be in full swing and we’ll be gearing up for semester finals. It is crazy how quickly the days fly by. Reading Mastery students continue to learn the SQ3R reading strategy as well as text connections, comprehension monitoring and word-learning strategies. Students are learning to change headings into questions and then answer the questions in note-taking form. They are currently in the Science unit studying waves, sound, light and sight. They continue to practice reading fluency and are reviewing how to write a text reflection. Library Skills students are extending their writing skills to include author research and biographical writing. Students will identify common categories such as birth place, date, family, education, early life, challenges/struggles, family life, children, accomplishments and contributions. Additionally students will review note taking, outlining, identifying a thesis statement, draft writing and the editing process. Once students . . .
Dear Students, Parents and Patrons, We are rounding out a very busy month in the MPS Library! While the outer world slows down a bit with the changing of the seasons, cooler temperatures and more indoor activities, here at school we are running at full capacity. Traditionally the library has been a quiet place to read and study, and while that is still true, the ever changing face of digital literacy and technology is reshaping the library as a “learning commons” a place to come together to work, study, research, prepare, create and collaborate. Our students . . .
9-12 th Grade Winner: Carol Nielsen 6-8 th Grade Winner: Mackenzie Nelsen PK-5 th Grade Winner: Nathan Renner & Taren Sailor ***There was a tie this month.** Each month MPS teachers recognize one student from grades PK-5, 6-8 , and 9 th -12 th grades. Students can only win once per school year. The criteria are posted below. RESPONSIBILITY Uses class time wisely and completes class work in a timely manner. Completes homework . . .
You know the winter season has arrived when the cold prairie wind blows from the north, and basketball season begins! The M-HC Wolves hopes for a successful season look as bright as Christmas lights after their confidence-building decisive win over Elwood in the pre-Thanksgiving Hall of Fame Game. Even though they've lost their last three games, the Wolves are playing tough. In their first game of the Cattle Trail Tournament, they were matched against a formidable opponent, Dundy County, and the Wolves hung in there through the 1st Qtr. Both the boys and . . .
MPS kicked off the holiday season with it's annual Christmas concert Thursday night, December 1st, 2016. From small joyous kindergarteners to the illustrious high school choir, the gymnasium was filled with wonderful Christmas melodies and soft sweet voices. The holiday festivity was directed by Mrs. Tonya Welch. The theme of this year’s holiday concert was “A Cowboy Christmas.” The grand finale from all the students tonight at the concert. @twelch_MPSmusic #maywoodpride pic.twitter.com/UlIPKwccV4 — Maywood School . . .
On Wednesday, November 9th the Maywood FFA Chapter took the short trip over to Curtis, Nebraska to compete in the fall FFA CDE Competition. The FFA Members have been hard at work preparing for the livestock judging contest as well as the agriscience contest. The students come to school at 7:00AM every Tuesday and Thursday to practice for these contests. The hard work definitely paid off as the Sr. Livestock judging team and the Agriscience team both placed 4th in competition. They earned a ticket to the State FFA Convention in April where they will compete against other . . .
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA- Recently, the Maywood FFA Chapter joined more than 64,000 alumni members, FFA student members and supporters from across the country at the 89th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis. Alumni members participated in several events Oct. 19-22 as well as volunteered to ensure student members have the best experience possible at the national convention and expo. For the first time in convention and expo history, the first FFA Alumni Day was held on Friday of convention and expo week to showcase alumni members and give them an opportunity to . . .
HAYES CENTER, Neb. -- Grab a dictionary and find all the superlatives you can. No matter what you come up with, it won't match the description of Bryar Gerlach's night. Playing in his final game as a Maywood/Hayes Center Wolf, Gerlach ran for 271 yards and seven touchdowns to lead M/HC past Red Cloud 54-26 Monday night in Hayes Center. All of this came after Friday's mysterious 22-20 score that was reported to the Nebraska School Activities Association. M/HC and Red Cloud officials were baffled by the score, which . . .
On Wednesday, October 5th, Maywood students, grades 10-12, attended the Cambridge College and Career Fair. There were around 30 booths represented, including Central Community College, Valley Irrigation, South East Community College, the Nebraska National Guard, which was manned by Maywood’s very own Luke White, Doane College, and many more. The attendees also enjoyed a surprise visit and presentation by Lt. Governor Mike Foley. Governor Foley spoke on the many career and life-building opportunities available to young people in Nebraska, and strongly encouraged . . .
During National Fire Prevention Week, October 10-14, 2016, attention is focused on promoting fire safety and prevention. However, we should practice fire safety all year long. Many potential fire hazards go undetected because people simply do not take steps to fireproof their home. The Maywood Volunteer Fire Department met with Preschool through 5 th grade students on October 14 th to discuss Fire Safety. They talked to the students about many topics. The students got to look into the fire truck cab and compartments, the ambulances, and some classes got to practice . . .
Each month MPS teachers will be recognizing one student from grades PK-5, 6 -8 , and 9 th -12 th grades. Students can only win once per school year. They can be nominated more than once if they do not win. The criteria are posted below. RESPONSIBILITY Uses class time wisely and completes class work in a timely manner. Completes homework in a timely manner. Follows directions and gives 100% of their best effort in class. They are actively engaged in their learning. Students follows class and . . .
Now that school is back in session and everyone is getting settled in, one of the big changes that the students might have noticed is the new gym floor. Over the summer, Weissert Hardwood Flooring came in and renovated the entire gym floor. The gym was closed for renovation from July 21st to August 14th. They started by sanding the floor to get clear down to the hardwood. They then put a new coat of finish on the wood to give it a glossy shine. Their next task was the painting. A very interesting fact about the new gym floor was that the entire floor was hand painted. Some of . . .
Mr. Joe Spangler Mr. Spangler is married to his wife Erica (Tiede) Spangler. They were married in 2006. They have two children. Jaelyn, 7 years old, and Blaine, 2 years old. Mr. Spangler had success in college as a student athlete competing in both Football and Track. He was a 6 time National qualifier and two time All American in Track. He was a school record holder and team captain during his college experience. Mr. Spangler was in the recreation profession for 12 years as a director before becoming a teacher. Mr. Spangler coached Track . . .
On Saturday, May 14th, at the Nebraska Championship Meet, 8th grader, Nolan Benjamin sprinted down the pole-vault runway, counted his left steps, 7, 8, 9, and gradually lowered his pole while accelerating his speed as he neared his destination: the plant box. Benjamin’s final steps were fast and explosive as he planted the pole, vaulted off the ground and, like Icarus, for a few fleeting moments, flew, flew away and beyond. Nolan took up pole vaulting at MPS in the 6 th grade, and pursued it with a passion for the ensuing . . .
The Maywood Fire Department and MPS staff gave a rousing hurrah and warm send off to the state track qualifiers and coaches Thursday morning. Three Maywood-Hayes Center Wolves are making the trip to Omaha Burk Stadium to compete on May 20 & 21 in the 2016 NSAA State Track and field Meet. Senior Jace Walthers will throw his last high school shot put at 11:00 a.m. Friday. Junior Bryar Gerlach will run the 3200 meter sometime mid-afternoon on Friday, and Sophomore Kayla Minary will run the 3200 meter at approximately 12:00 p.m. on Friday. On Saturday, Minary is slated to . . .
Maywood Public School students, parents, staff, and patrons swayed to the symphonic sounds of the silver screen on Thursday, May 5, in the MPS gymnasium. This year's grades K-12 spring concert, titled "A Night at the Movies," was directed by Tonya Welch and accompanied by Jolyn Richardson. The audience was treated to a variety of movies themes from The Little Mermaid's " Under the Sea" to the soundtrack from Jurassic Park. Highlighted throughout the concert were humorous asides and introductions provided by Masters of . . .
On Wednesday, April 6-8th the Maywood FFA Chapter made the long trek down to Lincoln, Nebraska for the 88th Annual State FFA Convention at the Pinnacle Bank Arena. Though the grass was wet with dew, and dark skies threatened foul weather, this setting didn’t dampen the mood of the FFA members. They were excited and anxious to get to their destination. A chance to compete at the State Convention is what the FFA kids have been striving for this whole year. Here are the results from State FFA Convention: Sr Livestock Judging - Red Ribbon, 15th out of 48 teams . . .
The McCook Community College Art Department staged its 40th annual paint-in competition Friday, April 8 th , at the Peter and Dolores Graff Events Center, located on the MCC campus. More than a dozen area high schools and one Kansas school attended. This year teams of high school artists created works based on the theme “Snowed Under” announced by judge Theresea Reeves, Oberlin area artist and MCC student. Judges usually give students a lot of room for interpreting the theme. For instance, “Snowed Under” can have many different meanings and nuances. To . . .
Maywood's jr. high track team displayed the spirit of determination at last week's Maywood Invite. Following are some of the highlights: Parker Johnston won the 1600 meter; Tyler Schleeman and River Hastings took 2nd and 3rd, respectively, in the 800 meter. Nolan Benjamin vaulted to 1st in the pole vault event and placed 1st again in the triple jump with Elisha Handsaker finishing 2nd in the triple jump. In the girls' competition, McKenna Renner sprinted to 3rd place in the 100 meter with Stevie Handsaker just 1/10 of a second behind her. In the 800 . . .
CRASH! POW! Bowling balls thundered down lanes and smashed into pins. PEW! PEW! PEW! laser tag guns flashed across a dark obstacle course. Had you been at Wild Bill’s Wings and Bowling Alley on the afternoon of March 3rd, 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. What brought all this excitement and celebration? It was reward . . .
By the way, although most people attribute the invention of calculus to Issac Newton, it was actually the German philosopher Gottfried Leibniz This is just one example of the plethora of challenging questions which students faced at the March 8th quiz bowl competition hosted by Maywood. Even more remarkable is the fact that most of the contestants were well equipped to field these esoteric topics.
Okay – so there may not have been 76 trombones, but the 2 MPS trumpeters that attended played like 76 at the annual Ogallala, Nebraska, Middle School solo and ensemble music contest held Saturday, March 12. In the vocal competition, Natalie Koubek received a superior rating for her vocal solo. Instrumentalists earning superior ratings were Parker Johnston and Jonathan Moore for their respective trumpet solos. MaKena Roberts received the highest rating possible of a superior 1+ for her saxophone solo. Koubek also earned a superior rating for her flute solo. Kizziah . . .
We’d like to thank everyone for making this year’s Scholastic Book Fair a SUCCESS. Thanks to your contributions we will be receiving some wonderful new titles for the library as well as building up our “scholastic dollar funds” for future purchases. We are already planning next year’s fair! Again, thanks for shopping with us and Happy Reading! March looks to be a very active month! I think it’s unanimous that most of us would be more than willing to trade our winter gear in for lighter jackets, though we can always be in for a surprise, this is . . .
On February 10 th , the Maywood FFA team traveled to the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA) in Curtis for their first spring Career Development Event (CDE) in Livestock Management and Floraculture. The Livestock team placed 7th out of 20 teams. They had to complete 6 general knowledge tests and practicums over beef, dairy, swine, sheep, poultry, & equine. This is the only contest in Nebraska that allows the students to complete the entire contest as a team. Team members included Bryar Gerlach, Tucker Hartley, Kaely Perkins, Pake Johnston, Von . . .
The flipped classroom is an instructional strategy that reverses the traditional educational arrangement by delivering instructional content, often online, outside of the classroom. It moves activities, including those that may have traditionally been considered homework, into the classroom. In a flipped classroom, students watch online lectures, collaborate in online discussions, or carry out research at home and engage in concepts in the classroom with the guidance of the instructor. The video above was created by Mr. Kinnison for his physics class. Two . . .
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