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Millard West News 5710 So. 176th Ave.  Omaha, NE 68135  402‐715‐6000    402‐715‐6060 fax            h p://mps.mwhs.schoolfusion.us/     

 

January 2013             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 18, Issue 6 

Millard West Administrators                          Millard Board of Educa on  Dr. Greg Tiemann – Principal                          Mr. Dave Anderson  Dr. Jennifer Allen – Asst. Principal, Curriculum & Instruc on & 10th Grade Students     Mr. Todd Clarke  Mr. Mike Kennedy    Mr. Harry Grimminger – Asst. Principal, Student Services & 9th Grade Students  Mr. Robert Lamberty – Asst. Principal, Assessment & 12th Grade Students   Mr. Mike Pate  Mrs. Stacy Longacre – Asst. Principal, Safety/Security & 11th Grade Students      Mrs. Linda Poole  Mr. Chris Loofe ‐ Asst. Principal, Ac vi es Director  Mr. Pat Ricke s                                                                                                                                                               Dr. Keith Lutz – Superintendent 

Mission Statement 

 

Millard West, a conƟnuously improving professional learning community, invesƟng in each learner through an inclusive environment, guided by high expectaƟons, guarantees personal and academic growth and the ability to successfully compete and posiƟvely contribute to an increasingly globalized society.

             

Index  Third Semester & January Calendar .............. 2             January Tes ng Schedule .............................. 2  Advisement Informa on ................................ 3  Mul cultural Fair & Volunteers needed ........ 4  Blood Drive & Post Prom ............................... 4  Advanced Placement & Dual Enrollment ...... 5  Senior Informa on & Orchestra News .......... 5              

  Dual Enrollment Opportuni es ..................... 6  AP Dual Credit Op ons .................................. 7  DECA Informa on .......................................... 8‐9  Hours‐Library, Tes ng & Study Center .......... 10  ACT & SAT Test Dates .................................... 11  Ac vi es & Athle cs ..................................... 12‐14  Millard West Calendar................................... 15   

MILLARD WEST SHOWCHOIR (photo by Tess Riecke, Pawprint Staff)

   


TESTING SCHEDULE THIRD SEMESTER Our third semester will begin on Thursday, January 3rd. All students are to report to school by 8 a.m. for a regular scheduled day. Students should print their schedules from the Student Portal. Individual student schedules may have changed for 3rd and 4th semesters.

Wednesday, January 23 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade

12th Grade

FINAL 2ND SEMESTER GRADES Final 2nd Semester grades will be mailed the week of January 7, 2013.

Arrive at school before 10:00 a.m. Analytical Writing Assess. at 8 a.m. State Writing Assessment Only students with last names starting with A-Le arrive at 8 a.m. Students with last names starting with Li-Z arrive before 10:00 a.m. Arrive at school before 10:00 a.m.

Thursday, January 24

OPEN HOUSE SET FOR JANUARY An Open House for the 3rd semester will be held on Thursday, January 10th from 7:00-8:15 p.m. This will be an opportunity to meet your child’s 3rd semester teachers and learn about the curriculum JANUARY CALENDAR Thurs., Jan. 3 .......... School Resumes Thurs., Jan. 10 ........ Open House 7-8:15 p.m. Tues., Jan. 15 ......... AP Information Night 7 p.m. Fri., Jan. 18............. Red Cross Blood Drive Mon., Jan. 21 .......... No School for Students Wed., Jan. 23 .......... 10th Analytical Writing 8-9:45 11th State Writing 8-9:45 Classes for all begin at 10:00 Thurs., Jan. 24 ........ 10th Analytical Writing 8-9:45 11th State Writing 8-9:45 Classes for all begin at 10:00

9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade

12th Grade

Arrive at school before 10:00 a.m. Analytical Writing Assess. at 8 a.m. State Writing Assessment Only students’ with last names starting with Li-Z arrive at 8 a.m. Students with last names starting with A - Le arrive before 10:00 a.m. Arrive at school before 10:00 a.m.

Please note schedule for 11th Grade Eleventh grade students with last names starting from A - Le are testing on Wednesday, January 23, and eleventh grade students with last names starting Li - Z are testing on Thursday, January 24. CLASS SCHEDULE FOR JANUARY 23 & 24

GRADE REPORTING - 3RD SEMESTER Progress Check Tuesday, January 29 Progress Check Friday, February 22 Semester Ends Wednesday, March 13 A reminder that Progress Checks are given to the students to bring home. Semester grades are mailed home.

PARKING AT MILLARD WEST There is no parking along the east, south or west main drive on the Millard West campus. This is a fire lane. If you are attending any Millard West event at any time, please park in one of the parking lots. Illegally parked cars will be ticketed and towed.

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Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4

10:00 - 10:57 a.m. 11:05 - 12:02 p.m. 12:10 - 2:10 p.m. 2:18 - 3:15 p.m.

*There will be no Quality Time for these two testing days. Lunch will be served during 3rd Block. MILLARD CAREER ACADEMIES Reminder to Sophomores who are interested in Millard Career Academies:  Culinary Skills Academy, Distribution & Logistics Management Academy, & Health Sciences Academy - Horizon High School  Education Academy - Millard West  Entrepreneurship Academy - Millard South Submit your application to Mrs. Linda Brewer in the Guidance Office by Friday, January 11th. Applications are available at: http://mps.mpsomaha.org/academies/


ADVISEMENT 2013-2014 Advisement for the 2013-2014 school year is fast approaching for current students in grades 9, 10, 11 and incoming 9th grade students. A letter will be sent home informing parents of the time and date of their appointment. An Advisor-Advisee Parent/Guardian conference is required to finalize the student registration process. We look forward to the opportunity to discuss your son’s and/or daughter’s academic plan for the 2013-2014 school year. Your cooperation, participation, and interest are greatly appreciated.

The Advisement schedule is: Thursday, February 7 (regular school day) 4:30-8:00 pm for current students in grades 9, 10, 11 Tuesday, February 12 (regular school day) 4:30-8:00 pm for current students in grades 9, 10, 11 Friday, February 15 (no school for students) 1-4:00 pm for current students in grades 9, 10, 11 Thursday, February 21(regular school day) 6:00-6:45 pm Incoming 9th grade Activity Fair in Wildcat I 7:00-8:00 pm Incoming 9th grade Advisement Conferences Please note: If you currently have a 9, 10, or 11th grade student attending Millard West and have an 8th grader who will be coming to Millard West in the fall and would like both of your children to be in the same Quality Time, please contact us at 402-715-6014 prior to January 18th to make this request. Thank you.

Special Note to All Millard West Families From: Greg Tiemann, Principal As parents and students make course selections during registration/advisement, please know that the class schedule at the beginning of the school year is based upon this process. The registration process for your student needs to be thoughtfully done and accepted as final. Because of staffing and space, the school will need to hold to its practice of not allowing changes in a student’s schedule for the upcoming year. Parents, students and the school must consider the spring registration process as being one of a near contractual agreement. Therefore, class schedules are not subject to change in terms of courses selected or class periods scheduled. Work schedules, jobs, open campus privileges, or before and after school responsibilities must be worked around the class schedule provided at the beginning of the year. Changing schedules for things such as transportation, work schedules, or to move a class to another period or to a different teacher causes unbalanced class loads for both other students and teaching staff. Changes will only be made if one of the following conditions exists: health problems, computer error, misplacement, failing prerequisites, or incomplete graduation requirements. Thank you for your assistance and understanding of the constraints the school is under.

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MULTICULTURAL FAIR The annual Multicultural Fair will be held Friday evening, January 11th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Students, parents and basketball fans are invited to come sample foods, listen to music and observe customs from other countries. Admittance is $5 which includes four food samples and international entertainment. Tickets sold at the door - to the left of the Millard West lobby. Lots of fun!! MOCK JOB INTERVIEW VOLUNTEERS Welcome to the 2012-2013 school year. Each semester, the Millard West Oral Communications students (those in Speech, Debate or Forensics) go through a Mock Job Interview. Students apply for part-time jobs and have a one-on-one interview with a business professional from the community. We are always actively looking for new Mock Job Interview Volunteers. The interviews run from 7:30 a.m. until noon. If you are interested, please contact Jennifer Jerome at jmjerome@mpsomaha.org for more information.

American Red Cross/HOSA Blood Drive January 18, 2013

Give Something That Means Something - BLOOD A Blood Donation is a gift that doesn't cost a thing, but gives hope to patients in need: - We recently had a staff member receive 60 bags of plasma - Another teacher received 8 units and her daughter over 20 We encourage all eligible students to donate blood. Students must:  Be 17 years old (16 with completed parental permission form)  Be in good general health  Pass the comprehensive health/history screening  Weigh 110 pounds. If female there is a sliding scale according to height 5’6/110; 5’5/115; 5’4/120lbs, etc Our goal is to collect 100 usable units. Please talk to your son/daughter about giving blood. If, for any reason, you would prefer your child to not give blood, please make that known to them so they do not register. If you have any questions or concerns about the blood drive, or if you would like to donate, please e-mail Jim Johnston at jajohnst@mpsomaha.org.

POST PROM NEEDS YOUR HELP! Post Prom is less than 4 months away and there is tons to do!! We need parent volunteers to help with phone calls, decorations and more. We are also looking for donations for students to win in our prize store. Please visit our website at http://www.millardwestpostprom.com/ for more details on how you can help or make a donation through PayPal. For questions please call Kim Gagne 402-850-0989.

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Advanced Placement And Dual Enrollment Information Night What: Information on Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment Programs When: Tuesday, January 15 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Where: Millard West Auditorium For Whom: Parents and Students interested in knowing more about these two important programs We will provide information about each Advanced Placement Course that is offered. Teachers from many of these classes will be present to share information about expectations, curriculum and testing. They will also be available to answer questions. We will give an overview of qualifications for enrollment and success in these important college bound courses. It is recommended that all four-year college-bound students enroll in at least one Advanced Placement Course. AP courses help students to be better prepared for college and might help a student to enter college having already earned college credits. We will also give information on AP testing: the benefits, the costs and the timelines. Information will also be provided about UNO’s Dual Enrollment program including benefits, costs and timelines. We encourage any interested parent and student to come to this information session to find out more about these worthwhile programs.

SENIOR INFORMATION CAP & GOWN ORDERS If you have not placed your order for a cap & gown, please stop by the Administration or Guidance Offices to pick up an order packet. Your order will need to be sent directly to School Traditions. GRADUATION DATE AND PLACE Graduation 2013 - Saturday, May 25th at 1:00 p.m. at the Omaha Civic Auditorium, 1804 Capitol Avenue.

Orchestra News Big Trip in 2013-2014 We begin the New Year with energy and early planning for our big trip next year. Thank you for your feedback from our parent surveys. If you have not yet completed a response sheet, please do so this month.

Upcoming Events January 11 6-7:30 PM Multi- Cultural Fair Many of our Orchestra students will be performing in small ensembles, such as Eclectics, Chamber Orchestra, and quartets. January 28 All Millard Orchestra Festival at North The First Period Orchestra students (Symphony) will rehearse in the morning. The 9th graders (Philharmonic) will rehearse in the early afternoon. All will perform for the 7PM concert at North. February 5 3:30 PM Concerto Competition Students in Symphony (First Period) are eligible to audition for a concerto performance with the Orchestra on our April Concert. Students should check with Mrs. Ritchie for details.

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Dual Enrollment Opportunities Millard West 2012-2013 Students taking specified Advanced Placement Courses are given the opportunity to dual enroll for college credit as well as high school credit. Currently Millard Public Schools is working with the University of Nebraska at Omaha. UNO determines which of Millard’s courses align with their college curriculum and which of Millard’s teachers qualify as adjunct professors. Only those courses and teachers approved by UNO offer the option of dual enrollment credit. Students must have a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or greater in order to qualify for dual enrollment credit. Students must also sign up for dual enrollment credit concurrently with enrollment in the corresponding Millard course. Students will not be allowed to retroactively pay for dual enrollment credit. Enrollment requirements are set by UNO and may be changed by them prior to any registration period. Students will earn credit from UNO and will need to have a transcript from UNO sent to the university they plan on attending. As with all transfer credit, the attending universities decide if and how they accept the transfer credit from UNO. It is recommended that students call the attending college and ask about the acceptance of the specific transfer credit before enrolling in the dual enrollment course. If a student is enrolling in a science or math program, the attending university will generally not accept dual enrollment credit in science and math. Most dual enrollment credits will transfer as general required courses rather than as major-specific course work. Students should call the admission’s office at the university they are planning on attending to check for specific information on transfer credit acceptance. All Advanced Placement Courses offer Advanced Placement Testing through the College Board each spring. All students enrolled in AP courses are expected to take the corresponding AP exams. Students may qualify for college credit depending on the grade they earn on the exam(s) and the university they are attending. A list of Advanced Placement credits granted by all colleges/universities is available at: http://collegesearch.collegeboard.com/apcreditpolicy/index.jsp UNO’s Enrollment Process A UNO representative will visit the dual enrollment courses two weeks prior to the registration deadline. Students are then to turn in their registrations to the Millard West Administration Office within the two week window. The cost for each course, each semester will be $250 whether it is for a three-credit, four-credit, or five-credit class. Millard West will send the registrations to UNO. Each parent/student will receive a bill from the University and will pay UNO directly. No money should be given to Millard West. The $250 fee is a significant reduction in the normal tuition for a UNO class. UNO dual-enrolled students are required to take the AP test in May; however, UNO will pay for the AP exam costs (an $89 cost per exam in the spring of 2013) in the dual-enrolled subject. By turning in the enrollment forms, the parent/student is agreeing to a financial obligation and agreement with UNO. All of UNO’s policies apply. Students must pass the dual enrollment course with a grade of C or better to earn college credit. The grading scale will be the same as for all Millard classes. Grade weighting for advanced placement classes is for Millard’s GPA purposes only and does not apply to the UNO grade report. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Bob Lamberty or Micki Zoucha at Millard West at 715-6001. For UNO specific questions, please contact Ms. Kelly Malone of the UNO Academic Affairs Office at 554-3810 or e-mail her at: malonek@mail.unomaha.edu or check http://dualenroll.unomaha.edu/studentqa.php

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University of Nebraska

AP Dual Credit Options for 2012-2013

UNO

Millard West High School

At Omaha

Students must have a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or greater in order to qualify for dual enrollment credit. Students must also sign up for dual enrollment credit concurrently with enrollment in the corresponding Millard West course. Students will not be allowed to retroactively pay for dual enrollment credit. Enrollment requirements are set by UNO and may be changed by them prior to any registration period.

English A.P. English Literature (Ms. Sandoz or Mr. Mercer)  UNO English 1010: Introduction to Genre Studies - prose (3 credit hours)  UNO English 1020: Introduction to Genre Studies - poetry, drama, film (3 credit hours)

Math

A.P. United States History (Mr. Heys or Mr. Bull)  UNO History 1110: American History to 1865 (3 credit hours)  UNO History 1120: American History since 1865 (3 credit hours)

World Languages

A.P. Calculus AB (Mr. Hall only)  UNO Math 1950: Calculus I (5 credit hours)

A.P. French (Ms. Johnson)  UNO French 2120: Intermediate French 2 (3 credit hours)

A.P. Calculus BC (Mr. Hall only)  UNO Math 1950: Calculus I (5 credit hours)  UNO Math 1960: Calculus II (5 credit hours)

A.P. German (Ms. Langer)  UNO German 2120: Intermediate German 2 (3 credit hours)

A.P. Statistics (Mr. May only)  UNO Statistics CIST 2500: Introduction to Applied Statistics (3 credits)

A.P. Spanish (Ms. Ehrke)  UNO Spanish 2120: Intermediate Spanish 2 (3 credit hours)

Science A.P. Biology (Mr. Carlson or Dr. Hylok)  UNO Biology 1450: Biology I (5 credits)  UNO Biology 1750: Biology II (5 credits)

Music A.P. Music Theory (Mr. Keith)  UNO Music 1420: Music Core Curriculum II (3 credit hours)

A.P. Physics (Mr. Berzina)  UNO Physics 1110: General Physics (4 credits)  UNO Physics 1120: General Physics (4 credits) A.P. Environmental Science (Ms.Ord)  UNO Biology 1330: Biology (3 credits)

Other Dual Enrollment Options

Social Studies

Athletic Training and Sports Injuries Internship  UNO PE 3040: Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

A.P. Comparative Government (Ms. Bragg)  UNO Political Science 2500: Introduction to Comparative Politics (3 credits)

Academies: Education, Finance and Entrepreneurship  Each academy offers dual enrollment opportunities through UNO and Metro. Students must be enrolled in the academy to take advantage of these opportunities. See district website on Academies for more information.

A.P. European History (Mr. Fields or Mr. Royers)  UNO History 1510: Western Civilization 1453-1789 (3 credit hours)  UNO History 1520: Western Civilization since 1789 (3 credit hours) A.P. Psychology (Mr. Stauffer)  UNO Psychology 1010: Introductory Psychology (3 credit hours) 7


DECA NEWS  Thank you to everyone for participating in Stop the Texts, Stop the Wrecks. DECA members Emily

Sutera, Abby Barna and Nicole Chonis collected 1,700 signatures of people taking the pledge.  Thank you to everyone who participated in the JDRF staff vs. student basketball game. $3,415 was raised

for Juvenile Diabetes. Zach Houfek, Katie Alexander and Trent Johnson were the organizers of the event.  DECA members lead the Open Door Mission Community Service Campaign at Millard West. Over 1,800

cans of food and 800 rolls of toilet paper were collected. Jessie Berens, Presleigh Keplinger and Azure Gonzales organized the events.  Thank you to everyone participating in the collection of sporting equipment for Boy’s and Girls club. Two

truckloads full of equipment were collected for Omaha youth. Erin Burling, Sarah Whitham and Jenna Kruntorad organized the event. st

 The DECA Junior Invite was held at Omaha Burke on December 1 . The winners were:

Spencer Lau/Max Veller Hospitality Team 5th place Morgan Coil/Danny Sandoz Travel and Tourism Team 6th place Morgan Coil/Spencer Lau/Max Veller/Katelyn Strudthoff Quiz Bowl 1st place  DECA has been preparing for District and State Competition. The Marketing I and II classes held internal

class competitions to determine the qualifiers for Districts and State. Each student was given an economics and specialty test. This year we have a chapter size of 188 students. One hundred twenty students qualified to attend District competition at Millard South on January 26, 2013 and State DECA competition on March 14-16, 2013 at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln. Congratulations to all qualifiers!

WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE A BUSINESS CLASS  Business is the number one major course of study for high school graduates.  According to the 2008 Millard post-graduate survey, students taking business ethics/

business classes was the second most important item in helping students for employment.  Business Administration is the most popular major of business degrees.  Among the top 10 Business majors they include: Business Management, Finance, Entrepreneurship,

Human Resources and International/Global Business.  Of 1,292,000 Bachelor degrees earned in 2008, the largest number of degrees belonged to business

(281,000).  Among Master degrees, business is the second most popular major.

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DECA NEWS DECA PROVIDES OVER $300,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS DECA's scholarship program provides over $300,000 in scholarships at the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) each year. Many corporate partners of DECA provide scholarships through the DECA Scholarship Program. DECA Inc. administers the program based on guidelines set by the donor. DECA scholarships are strictly merit based. Millard West students must be enrolled in Marketing I, II or Fashion Marketing and DECA to be eligible for scholarships. Examples of companies or organizations that partner with DECA to provide scholarships to DECA members include: The Don DeBolt scholarship provides two (2) $2,000 scholarships, awarded to DECA members who have an interest in pursuing franchising and entrepreneurship course of study. Finish Line provides fifteen (15) $1,000 scholarships awarded to DECA/Collegiate DECA members who are Finish Line associates. Marriott International provides six (6) $1,500 scholarships to DECA members who have hospitality experience or interest. NAPA provides nine (9) $1,000 scholarships awarded to DECA/Collegiate DECA members who are NAPA associates or have an interest in careers in the automotive industry. Otis Spunkmeyer provides ten (10) $1,000 scholarships awarded to DECA members who work in their school stores and sell Otis Spunkmeyer products. Walgreens provides four (4) $1,000 scholarships awarded to DECA members who can show evidence of DECA activities, leadership ability, community involvement. Harry Applegate Scholarship Program - The Harry Applegate Scholarship Program is a scholarship fund that corporate supporters contribute to, but the scholarship is actually in the company's name. Scholarships are awarded based on DECA involvement, leadership ability, community service and grades. Nebraska DECA - Nebraska DECA provides over $10,000 in scholarships for students involved in Marketing or DECA.

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MILLARD WEST LIBRARY We are sure that many of our avid student readers will be happy to know that there are hundreds of new books in the library! We have voracious readers at West, both students and staff. That’s what makes it exciting for the library staff! Students can find the new Millard Reads list on the library website link. We’re also very big on technology, and enjoy helping students through the intricacies of software and hardware use. It is a very good idea for all students to invest in a flash drive for project storage. As always, we’re asking students to save everything in two places, and we’re trying to remember to follow our own advice. Thank you to the Millard Public Schools Foundation for providing the funding to have the library open later in the evenings.

Library hours: Monday through Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

TESTING CENTER This center is for students who have missed a test or other homework and need to make it up. The student needs to make arrangements with the teacher to report to the Testing Center to make up the work. Testing Center Hours Monday 7:15 - 8:30 a.m. - Lecture Hall (room 164) Tuesday 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. - 100B (inside Library) Thursday 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. - 100B (inside Library)

STUDY CENTER HOURS Staff members are available to assist students in the following subject areas during our after school Study Center on Tuesday and Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday 3:30-5:30 p.m. English, Math, Social Studies, Spanish teachers will be available to assist students - Located in Library Science - Located in room 214 Thursday 3:30-5:30 p.m. Math & Spanish teachers will be available to assist students - Located in Library Science - Located in room 214

SCRATCHIN POST For all your apparel needs, come visit us at the Scratchin Post. We are located in the Millard West commons area. The Scratchin Post is operated by Millard West DECA. Monday Store Hours 7:50 - 8:45 a.m. 12:07 - 1:53 p.m. 3:20 - 3:45 p.m.

Tuesday - Friday Store Hours 7:10 - 8:00 a.m. 11:34 - 1:37 p.m. 3:20 - 3:45 p.m.

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GUIDANCE NEWS Students planning to attend four year colleges and universities should take a college entrance exam a minimum of three times during their junior/senior year of high school. Students should also research their possible post-secondary institutions in order to review admission testing requirements. Please contact the Millard West Guidance Department if you have questions.

2012-2013 ACT Test Dates Students may register by going to the following website: www.actstudent.org

Test Date

Registration Deadline

(Late Fee Required)

October 27, 2012

September 21, 2012

September 22 - October 5, 2012

December 8, 2012

November 2, 2012

November 3 - 16, 2012

February 9, 2013

January 11, 2013

January 12 - 18, 2013

April 13, 2013

March 8, 2013

March 9 - 22, 2013

June 8, 2013

May 3, 2013

May 4 - 17, 2013

2012-2013 SAT Test Dates Students may register by going to the following website: ww.collegeboard.com/students/testing Test Date

Tests Offered

Regular Registration Closes

Late Registration Closes

October 6, 2012

SAT & Subject Tests

Sept. 7, 2012

Sept. 21, 2012

Nov. 3, 2012

SAT & Subject Tests

Oct. 4, 2012

Oct. 19, 2012

Dec. 1, 2012

SAT & Subject Tests

Nov. 1, 2012

Nov. 16, 2012

Jan. 26, 2013

SAT & Subject Tests

Dec. 28, 2012

Jan. 11, 2013

Mar. 9, 2013

SAT Test Only

Feb. 8, 2013

Feb. 22, 2013

May 4, 2013

SAT & Subject Tests

Apr. 5, 2013

Apr. 19, 2013

June 1, 2013

SAT & Subject Tests

May 2, 2013

May 17, 2013

Additional fees apply if you register late or make changes to your test type, center or date after registering.

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ACTIVITIES AND ATHLETICS

ATHLETICS FOR THE 2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR All students and parents are reminded that in order to participate in interscholastic athletics, all students must do the following: 1. The Nebraska State Athletic Association has two check points for eligibility to participate in interscholastic athletics. The checkpoints are in January and August. The rules state that a student must pass a minimum of 20 credits during the prior two terms, i.e. a student participating in a winter or spring sport must have passed a minimum of 20 credit hours from August through December. Millard West students must be enrolled in a minimum of two classes in each nine week term and we strongly recommend a minimum of three courses and encourage students to register for four classes each nine weeks. 2. Have a physical exam by a licensed physician after May 1, 2012 and have the required forms completed. 3. Complete the student Participation/required forms, complete the Emergency Card, plus the Transportation Form. Turn them into the Millard West Activities Office. 4.

Millard Public Schools has an annual non refundable participation fee of $60.00 for each student participating in NSAA sponsored interscholastic competitions. All students participating who have paid the $60.00 fee receive the Millard West student athletic admission pass and a participation card. .

All forms are available in the Millard West Activities Office. They may be picked up Monday through Friday from 7:30 A.M. to 3:45 P.M. They will also be available on our website under Activities. When all of the above steps have been completed and filed in the activities office...each student will be issued an Athletic Participation Card, which verifies that they have met all requirements for participation in athletics. Each student must give their Participation Card to their respective coach when checking out for their first practice. NO STUDENT MAY PRACTICE OR CHECK OUT EQUIPMENT UNTIL THEIR PARTICIPATION CARD IS TURNED INTO THEIR COACH. PLEASE! Don’t put off getting your physical or completing and turning in the necessary forms. Get them turned in well ahead of the first scheduled practice. A NEW PARTICIPATION CARD IS REQUIRED ANNUALLY FOR PARTICIPATION IN ATHLETICS. WINTER SPORTS COACHES INFORMATION

EMAIL ADDRESSES

Boys and Girls Swimming - Tracy Stauffer Girls Basketball - Kip Colony Boys Basketball - Bill Morrison Wrestling - Scott Townsley

tstauffe@mpsomaha.org kcolony@mpsomaha.org wtmorrison@mpsomaha.org setownsley@mpsomaha.org

ACTIVITIES AND ATHLETICS EVENT INFORMATION To view up-to-date athletic schedules go to:

http://www.mhsaaconference.org/g5-bin/client.cgi?G5genie=72&school_id=13

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WILDCAT ATHLETIC & ACTIVITIES NEWS THANK YOU PARENTS, FANS AND COMMUNITY The Millard West athletic staff would like to thank all of our parents, students, fans and the Millard West Community for their enthusiastic support of our athletic and activities programs. Your support in attending, participating and following our programs is appreciated.

2012-2013 admission prices are as follows: Varsity Football and Basketball Adults = $6.00 Students = $4.00 All Other Varsity Sports Adults = $5.00 Students = $3.00 Non Varsity Events Adults = $3.00 Students = $1.00  We are offering a Millard West Athletic Pass. Cost is $50 and the pass is good for 2012-2013 Millard

West home events. NSAA events and tournaments are excluded.  Join the Millard West Athletic Booster Club. Help this organization support our athletes and coaches with

parents’ nights, banquets and fundraisers to help us provide in areas where revenues don’t match needs. A booster club membership entitles each family to two booster passes which admit the holder at no charge to all Millard West athletic events, EXCEPT VARSITY FOOTBALL AND VARSITY BASKETBALL. Contact the Activities Office for more information on how to join.

FUTURE WILDCAT NIGHT Millard West is again sponsoring “Future Wildcat Nights” at our home basketball games. Each of the feeder schools will be recognized on a specific night. Students from the “featured” school will receive free admission, a coupon for the concession stand and entered in a drawing for prizes.

Future Wildcat Game Night Schedule Friday, January 11

Middle School Night (Russell Timberwolves & Beadle Bulldogs)

Friday, January 18

Reagan Eagles

Friday, January 25

Rohwer Rockets

Saturday, January 26 Black Elk Eagles Saturday, February 2 Ackerman All Stars Saturday, February 9 Reeder Roadrunners

GIRLS BASKETBALL Information on Summer Camps can be found at http://mps.mwhs.schoolfusion.us/ Go to “Activities” / “Athletics” / “Girls Basketball” Any questions about basketball, email Coach Colony at: kcolony@mpsomaha.org "C" you on the court!! 13


BOYS AND GIRLS TRACK & FIELD CONDITIONING GIRLS TRACK & FIELD Off season training begins on Thursday, January 3rd. Training will be held daily, Monday through Thursday from 3:30-5:15 p.m. Meet in front of the girls locker room, dressed and ready to go. You must have a participation card.

BOYS TRACK AND FIELD Off season training begins on Monday, January 7th. Training will be held daily, Monday through Friday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Meet in front of the boys locker room, dressed and ready to go. You must have a participation card.

For more information contact: Seth Turman sbturman@mpsomaha.org or 402-715-6029

For more information contact: Max Kurz mkurz@mpsomaha.org or 402-715-6029

SPRING BASEBALL (9-12 BOYS) All Spring sports, including Baseball, will begin on Monday, February 25th. All participants must have the Ivory Card process (physical, forms, fees) completed before that date to be eligible to tryout. You may give your ivory card to Coach Ryan at any time between now and Wednesday, February 20th. There will be some informational meetings for more details on the upcoming season (see dates listed below). Just showing-up on February 25th is not the proper way to get ready. PLAYERS are responsible to obtain the proper information and to communicate with the coaches if they are interested. Students in grades (10-12), not in a Winter sport, will have the opportunity to participate in formal strength & conditioning workouts that have already begun (see Coach Ryan or Sadowski). The coaches can provide a strength workout card to the 9th graders, but formal sessions are not possible due to space limitations. Important Baseball Dates : 1. Wednesday, Dec. 12

All Grades (9-12) Player meeting was held to sign-up.

2. *Wednesday, Feb. 6

PRE-SEASON PARENT meeting in the Lecture Hall This informational meeting is geared for 9th grade parents and others Who have not previously been a part of the Baseball program. -- Tryout procedures, squad make-up, fundraising, parent info. 6:30 p.m. – Spring baseball meeting 7:15 p.m. – Baseball fundraising & Summer ball info.

3. Wednesday, Feb. 20

“Final” All Grades (9-12) Player meeting 3:30 in Wildcat III *** All ivory cards due to Coach Ryan

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Millard West High School Comprehensive Calendar 2012-2013 M 6 13 20 27 M 4 11 18 25

August 2012 T W T 1 2 7 8 9 14 15 16 21 22 23 28 29 30 February 2013 T W T 5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

F 3 10 17 24 31 F 1 8 15 22

September 2012 M T W T F 3 4 5 6 7 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 24 25 26 27 28

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March 2013 T W T

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

F 1 8 15 22 29

Aug. 3 First Day for New Teachers Aug. 3 “Back to School” Process 8-3:00 pm Aug. 6 “Back to School” Process 11-6 pm Aug. 8 First Day for Veteran Teachers Aug. 9 Meet and Greet for New Students (6:30 p.m.) Aug. 13 “Back to School” Make-Up Day 1-3 pm Aug. 13-14 New Student ELO Testing Aug. 15 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - GRADE 9 ONLY Aug. 16 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - ALL STUDENTS Aug. 17 Back to School Dance (8:00 – 11:00 pm) Aug. 31 Pep Rally Sep. 3 NO SCHOOL – Labor Day Sep. 6 Parent-Teacher Conferences 4:30-8:00/College Planning Night (6:00) /Drug & Alcohol Parent Session (7:00) Sep. 20 Arranged Parent-Teacher Conferences 4:30-8:00 Sep. 20 Mock Interviews Sep. 27 Homecoming Pep Rally Sep. 29 Homecoming Dance Oct. 3-12 High School Retests (Oct. 9th and 10th AWA) Oct. 5 Red Cross Blood Drive Oct. 17 End of 1st Semester Oct. 18 NO SCHOOL – Teacher Work Day Oct. 19 NO SCHOOL – Building Staff Development Day Oct. 20 PSAT at MWHS 8am – 12pm Oct. 22 2nd Semester Begins Oct. 25 9th Grade Terra Nova – 8:00-12:00 (PM classes) 11th Grade Science & Social Studies ELO – 8:00-12:00 (PM classes) 10th – Report at 12:00 12th Grade – Senior Meeting and Class Picture at 10:00 Oct. 26 9th Grade Terra Nova 8-12:00 pm (12:00 dismissal) 10th Grade PLAN – 8:00-12:00 pm (12:00 dismissal) 11th & 12th Grade – Job Shadow/College Visit All Day Oct. 27 ACT at MWHS

M 1 8 15 22 29 M 1 8 15 22 29

October 2012 T W T 2 3 4 9 10 11 16 17 18 23 24 25 30 31 April 2013 T W T 2 3 4 9 10 11 16 17 18 23 24 25 30

F 5 12 19 26

F 5 12 19 26

M 5 12 19 26 M 6 13 20 27

November 2012 T W T F 1 2 6 7 8 9 13 14 15 16 20 21 22 23 27 28 29 30 May 2013 T W T F 1 2 3 7 8 9 10 14 15 16 17 21 22 23 24 28 29 30 31

Nov. 15 Mock Interviews Nov. 21 NO SCHOOL - Teacher Comp Day Nov. 22-23 NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break Nov. 30 Pep Rally Dec. 8 ACT at MWHS Dec. 12-21 9th Grade Reading ELO Dec. 21 End of 2nd Semester Dec. 22-26 Holiday Break Moratorium on Activities Dec. 24 –Jan. 2 NO SCHOOL - WINTER BREAK Jan. 3 3rd Semester Begins Jan. 10 Open House (7:00 – 8:15) Jan. 15 AP Information Night 7:00 pm Jan. 18 Red Cross Blood Drive Jan. 21 NO SCHOOL - MLK Day – Staff Development Jan. 23-24 9th Grade- Report at 10:00 10th Grade- AWA Testing 8:00-9:45 am 11th Grade- State Writing 8:00-9:45am 12th Grade- Report at 10:00 Feb. 7 Advisement Conferences 4:30-8 pm Feb. 9 ACT at MWHS Feb. 12 Advisement Conferences 4:30-8 pm Feb. 15 Advisement Conferences 1:00-4:00 pm Feb. 15 NO SCHOOL - Professional Development Feb. 18 NO SCHOOL - President’s Day Feb. 21 8th Grade Registration Night/Activity Fair 5-6 pm Feb. 21 Mock Interviews Feb. 26 ELO Retests (AWA) Mar. 12-13 10th Grade ELO Math – Pullout Mar. 13 AP Kickoff Night (5:00-6:30 pm) Mar. 13 End of 3rd Semester Mar. 14 NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day Mar. 15 Teacher Comp Day Mar. 14-19 NO SCHOOL – SPRING BREAK Mar. 20 4th Semester Begins

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December 2012 T W T 4 5 6 11 12 13 18 19 20 25 26 27

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June 2013 T W T 4 5 6 11 12 13 18 19 20 25 26 27

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M 3 10 17 24

Mar. 21-24 Mar. 22 Mar. 25 Apr. 1 Apr. 8 Apr. 13 Apr. 13 Apr. 15 Apr. 19 Apr. 22 Apr. 29 May 1-3 May 2 May 3 May 6 -17 May 7 May 13-17 May 20 May 21 May 24 May 25 May 27 May 29 May 30 Jun. 8

M 7 14 21 28 M 1 8 15 22 29

January 2013 T W T F 1 2 3 4 8 9 10 11 15 16 17 18 22 23 24 25 29 30 31 July 2013 T W T F 2 3 4 5 9 10 11 12 16 17 18 19 23 24 25 26 30 31

Musical Pep Rally 11th Grade State Math 1st Group (8:00 – 9:15) 11th Grade State Math 2nd Group (8:00 – 9:15) 11th Grade State Science 1st Group (8:00 – 9:15) Prom @ Century Link Center 8-11pm ACT at MWHS 11th Grade State Science 2nd Group (8:00-9:15) Mr. Millard West 11th Grade State Reading 1st Group (8:00 – 9:15) 11th Grade State Reading 2nd Group (8:00 – 9:15) Class Recognition Ceremonies (QT) Mock Interviews Red Cross Blood Drive AP Tests Senior Honors Night -7 pm (Auditorium) 9th Grade Reading ELO – In English Classes Senior Banquet (Commons) NHS Induction 7:00 pm (Auditorium) Commencement Rehearsal @ 10:00 Last day for Seniors (Civic Auditorium) Commencement 1:00 pm NO SCHOOL-Memorial Day LAST DAY OF SCHOOL (Full Day) Teacher Work Day ACT at MWHS No School for Students Late Start or Early Dismissal

This calendar includes four days of school that may be used in case of inclement weather. If fewer (or more) days are used, the last day of school will be adjusted accordingly. 8/09/12


January 2013 Newsletter