The Maywood elementary students had a wonderful chance on the 13th of February to practice their fine motor skills while crafting Valentine’s Day boxes. It was definitely a very creative day for Kindergartners through 4 th graders. Glue, tape, boxes, and construction paper flew through the room like a tornado as little hands worked with scissors to cut the perfect shapes for Valentine’s Day decorations. When . . .
This year 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. All art teachers from the conference meet in Cambridge with 10-12 pieces of their students work to be judged. This year winners are: . . .
The Road to the Nebraska State FFA Convention starts in the classroom. The Maywood FFA members have been hard at work trying to harness their skills in floriculture and livestock management. They attend FFA practice every Monday night and Thursday morning studying for various competitions to ensure that they will head into competition with . . .
After a semester of working hard on their Reading Mastery and writing skills, last week the Pre-k and second graders kicked off the holiday season building gingerbread houses. This was not only a fun activity for the kids; it also helped to practice fine motor skills. A blizzard of frosting and gumdrops blanketed the room as the tiny edible cottages were glued together, one tasty panel at a time. This serious work required quality building materials such as Twizzlers, Hershey Kisses, gumdrops, M&Ms, candy canes, peppermint lozenges and, of course, the quintessential vanilla . . .
As February rolls around, we’re celebrating Valentine’s Day a little early with our LOVE of books! The Scholastic Book Fair will run this week, through Thursday. Click Here to check out even more selections online. Proceeds go to the MPS library! Jr-High, High School Book of the Month: Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan With credits like this: A New York Times Bestseller, An AMAZON Best Book of the Year 2013, A Kids' Indie Next List Top Ten Book-- #4, Best Books of Autumn 2013. B.E.A. Buzz Book Award 2013. A . . .
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. . . .
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 Lady Tiger’s consists of 9 girls on their team, and they are: seniors: Abby Werkmeister, Brooke Moore and Corey Eshleman; juniors: Bailey Brown, Tyler Esslinger and Marisa Foster; freshmen: Kayla Minary, Grace Koubek and Hope Stone; Head Coach: Kim Stengel; Assistant Coach: Bryson Kennedy; and Student Managers: Paige Wood and Karlie Gerlach. Coach Stengel commented, “The girls have been working very hard in practice. We plan to have a great season and grow together as a team.” The girls are well conditioned since they only have 8 players able to play and . . .
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 involved a penguin character named Wally who forgot how to waddle. With the help of his Turkey, Zebra, Walrus, and Penguin friends was able to get his . . .
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 . . .