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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/     

 

May 2013           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 18, Issue 10 

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. Mike Kennedy  Mr. Paul Meyer    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  May Calendar of Events ................................. 2  Mr. Millard West ........................................... 2  Yearbook Pick Up  .......................................... 2             Summer School  ............................................. 2  Back‐To‐School Informa on .......................... 2  Honors English & AP English  ......................... 3  Senior Informa on ........................................ 3  Red Cross/HOSA Blood Drive ......................... 4 

  Congratula ons ............................................. 4‐6  Advanced Placement Tes ng ........................ 7  Hours‐Library, Tes ng & Study Center .......... 8  Guidance News ‐ College Fair ........................ 9  Ac vi es & Athle cs ..................................... 10‐11  Sports Physicals ............................................. 12  2013‐2014 MPS School Calendar .................. 13   

MILLARD WEST DEBATE TEAM ‐ STATE CHAMPS FOR 4TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR     


2013 SUMMER SCHOOL INFORMATION

Dates to Remember May 3 ..................... Mr. Millard West 8:15 pm May 7-9 .................. Academic Recognition Ceremonies 9th-10th-11th during QT May 6-17 ................ AP Tests Tues., May 7 .......... Seniors Honors Night 7 pm May 13-17 .............. 9th Grade Reading ELO in English classes Mon., May 20 ......... Senior Banquet - Commons Tues., May 21 ........ NHS Induction Ceremony 7 pm Fri., May 24............ Commencement Rehearsal Civic Auditorium 10 am Sat., May 25 ........... Commencement 1:00 pm Mon., May 27 ......... No School - Memorial Day Wed., May 29 ......... Last Day of School

Summer School will be held at Millard North High School, 1010 So. 144th St., from June 10 - July 12. Summer School brochures will be available in the guidance and administration offices at Millard West. MILLARD WEST THEATRE PRESENTS Millard West Theatre is presenting Adam Bock’s Office Plays in the Black Box Theatre. Tickets $5. Office Plays May 2 at 4:00 p.m. & Sunday, May 5 at 2:00 p.m. The Receptionists - May 3 at 6:30 p.m. The Thugs - May 4 at 6:30 p.m.

SCHOOL BEGINS Monday, August 12

4TH SEMESTER INFORMATION Progress Check ..... Wednesday, May 8 Final Grades ......... Wednesday, May 29 A reminder that Progress Checks are given to the students to bring home. Semester grades are mailed home. LAST DAY OF SCHOOL The last day of school for 9th, 10th, & 11th grade students will be a full day on Wednesday, May 29th. The last day for seniors will be a full day on Thursday, May 23rd with a mandatory Commencement Rehearsal on Friday, May 24th at 10:00 a.m. at the Omaha Civic Auditorium. MR. MILLARD WEST The annual “Mr. Millard West” pageant, sponsored by the National Honor Society is scheduled for Friday, May 3rd at 8:15 p.m., in the Millard West Auditorium. Plan to come see the best of Millard West’s males as they compete for the coveted title of “Mr. Millard West”, in this satirical spoof of beauty pageants. 2012-2013 YEARBOOK PICK UP The 2012-2013 Millard West Prowler Yearbook will be arriving after May 20th. Please check signs posted in the commons and outside room 312 for distribution dates and times. ALL Yearbooks must be picked up before the end of the school year.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL PROCESS 2013-2014 The Back-To-School Process is scheduled for August 2nd and August 5th. Specific times and designated alphabet days are as follows: Date Fri., August 2 Mon., August 5

Time 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Make-up Date: Fri, Aug. 9 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. At the Back-To-School Process, students turn in necessary forms, get schedules and lockers, pay for activity tickets and parking permits. Seniors will also turn in diploma cards and pay a transcript fee. Incoming 9th graders and new students will have their student I.D. pictures taken. All forms will be available on-line on the Millard West website. Information will be sent out in June. If you have any questions, please contact Stacy Longacre, assistant principal, at 402-715-6006.

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2013-2014 HONORS 10 ENGLISH Any student who is registered for Honors 10 English for next school year needs to come to a mandatory meeting to obtain your summer reading materials. There are two meetings scheduled: Tuesday, May 21st at 3:30 p.m. or Wednesday, May 22nd at 3:30 p.m. in room 135. Mark these dates down now! All students registered for Honors 10 English for next school year come on either May 21st or 22nd at the scheduled times, to room 135 to receive your summer reading materials.

2013-2014 AP LANGUAGE & COMPOSITION Any student who is registered for AP Language & Composition for next school year needs to come to a mandatory meeting to obtain your summer reading materials. There are two meetings scheduled Tuesday, May 21st at 7:15 a.m. or 3:25 p.m. in the Lecture Hall. All students registered for AP Language & Composition for next school year must attend one of the meetings on May 21st in the Lecture Hall to receive your summer reading materials.

SENIOR INFORMATION

BACCALAUREATE Baccalaureate, a worship celebration to bless the graduating seniors from all three high schools, will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 12th in the Millard West auditorium. The event is being organized by the Millard Baccalaureate Parent Committee. Student participation in Baccalaureate is voluntary. Baccalaureate is not sponsored by the Millard Public School District.

SENIOR LUNCH ACCOUNTS Parents, if you use mylunchmoney.com and are on a recurring payment, you must stop the recurring payment and have your senior transfer their money into a younger sibling’s account or get a refund. Please delete your senior from the mylunchmoney.com or you will continue to see his/her name on the account. Please either transfer or use up the money. Under $10, you can get your refund in the Millard West kitchen from Marcia Williams. Anything over $10 will be refunded from the district sometime during the summer months. All of the above happens only if you request it. It does not happen automatically. If you have any questions, please contact me between 6 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at 715-6030, Marcia Williams. SENIOR MEETING Seniors need to report to the auditorium on Monday, May 6th during extended Quality Time (10:07 a.m.) to meet with Dr. Tiemann regarding graduation and end of the year expectations. HONORS NIGHT FOR SENIORS Honors Night for Seniors will be Tuesday, May 7th at 7:00 p.m. in our auditorium. Honor cords will be handed out at this time. CAP & GOWN PICK UP Caps and gowns will be available for pick up in the auditorium foyer on Wednesday, May 8th, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. All fines will need to be paid and your PLP will need to be completed before receiving your cap and gown. 3

SENIOR DINNER The Senior Class Board is hosting a dinner for all seniors on Monday, May 20th. Tickets will be available May 6th - May 14th for $15. Tickets will also be sold May 15th - May 17th for $20 each. No tickets will be sold the day of the dinner. This is a special evening just for seniors. The suggested dress is dressy casual. Jeans are not appropriate. LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR SENIORS The last school day for seniors will be a full day on Thursday, May 23rd. COMMENCEMENT REHEARSAL Commencement Rehearsal is on Friday, May 24th at 10:00 a.m. at the Omaha Civic Auditorium. It is mandatory that all graduating seniors attend this practice. We strongly advise that you carpool. COMMENCEMENT DATE AND PLACE Graduation 2013 - Saturday, May 25th at 1:00 p.m. at the Omaha Civic Auditorium, 1804 Capitol Avenue.


American Red Cross/HOSA Spring Blood Drive Friday, May 3, 2013 You are Someone’s Type! The ARC and the Health Occupation Students of America (based out of Human Physiology/Athletic Training) will be sponsoring our 3rd blood drive on Friday, May 3rd from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The Midwest Region needs to collect about 2100 units/week to meet area and national requirements. To help meet this need, the Red Cross has had great success in recruiting high school students and encouraging them to be lifelong donors. 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 Our goal is to collect 121 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.

CONGRATULATIONS! FAMILY, CAREER & COMMUNITY LEADERS OF AMERICA (FCCLA) AWARDS Five FCCLA students attended the State Leadership Conference in Lincoln, NE. Congratulations to the following students who competed in STAR (Students Taking action with Recognition) Events. Cali Brown & Jaci Henderson

Silver Medal - Presentation on Texting and Driving

Hannah Olson

Gold Medal - Presentation “A Week in the Life” for young, professional women. Hannah will be competing at the FCCLA National Leadership Meeting in Nashville, TN this summer

The Millard West FCCLA Chapter was recognized for having one of the largest increases in members in the State of Nebraska for 2012-2013. SENIOR DECA OFFICERS Congratulations to the following students who will be DECA Officers for 2013-2014. Co-Presidents: Spencer Lau & Rachel Fabry Secretary: Sarah Sullivan & Anna Daly Vice-Pres. Public Relations: Aly Thielen & Erin Ridder Vice-Pres. Store Management: Matt Butler, Kolby Henrichson, Hayley Franklin, Angela Gianficaro, Carly Zimmer DECA Executive Board: Morgan Coil & Madison Hagenau 2013 NATIONAL SPANISH EXAM RESULTS Congratulations to the following students who received recognition in the 2013 National Spanish Exam. Their sponsor is Candida Kraska. Silver: William Muller Bronze: Eric Kimberly & Thwisha Sabloak Honorable Mention: Jacob Bowen Spencer Call Kaci German Andrew Page Monica Rogers Caitlin Welty 4

Alexandra Hruby Tyler Zellers


CONGRATULATIONS! FRED ROBERTSON RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION Fred Robertson, debate teacher and coach, won the 2013 National Debate Coaches Association’s Educator of the Year. The award recognizes the substantial impact on the high school debate community through service, commitment, and teaching. Congratulations to Mr. Robertson on this outstanding recognition of your commitment to our students. UNL LANGUAGE FAIR Congratulations to the AP Language students who competed in drama, music and poster events at the UNL Language Fair. All were awarded Superior ratings. Millard West earned 1st place in German and French Drama and 2nd place in Spanish Drama. Two students, Courtney Van Hoosen and Matt Tieken, were also awarded $1,000 scholarships to continue their language studies at UNL. Frau Langer, Senora Ehrke and Madame Johnson are all so proud of the students and how they represented Millard West. STATE YEARBOOK RESULTS Katy Mar State Champion - News/Feature Photography Mary Brummel State Champion Runner-Up - Sports/Action Photography Sarah Ferguson, Mary Brummel, Taylor Stobbe State Champion Runner-Up-Yearbook Theme Development Morgan Coil Third Place - Yearbook Feature Writing Mary Brummel Third Place - Yearbook Theme Copy Writing Sarah Ferguson Alternate - Headline Writing Halston Belcastro Alternate - Yearbook Sports Feature Writing 2012 PROWLER YEARBOOK FEATURED The 2012 Prowler Yearbook was featured in Jostens Annual Look Book which showcases some of the best work from schools across the country. Over 3,000 schools submitted their work and 200 schools were chosen to showcase. This is the 4th consecutive year that Millard West has been included in Jostens Look Book. STATE JOURNALISM RESULTS Zarmina Niazie Class A1 State Champion - Entertainment Writing Bailey Netsch Class A1 State Champion - News Writing Kassidy Arena Class A1 State Champion - Newspaper Feature Writing Bailey Netsch Class A1 State Champion - Sports Feature Writing Caroline Wang 3rd Place - Column Writing & 2nd Place - Entertainment Writing Kate McGinn 3rd Place - Editorial Writing Ally Zimmer 2nd Place - Newspaper Feature Writing Dan Thomas Top 12 - Editorial Writing Courtney Van Hoosen Top 12 - Sports Feature Writing Zarmina Niazie Runner-up - Journalist of the Year Connor Lusso Shine Your Light Award Congratulations to Yearbook & Journalism students - State Champion Runner-Up. Their teachers are Mark Hilburn and Lisa Lukecart. ALBERS & GOBLIRSCH HAVE ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN KAPPAN MAGAZINE Congratulations to Skyler Albers & Taylor Goblirsch for having an article, “The Best IDEA: Including Everyone,” published in Kappan Magazine - PDK International, a professional association for educators which promotes professional learning, leadership, research, and service. Albers & Goblirsch are Future Educators of America Officers and are in Millard West’s Education Academy. 5


CONGRATULATIONS! NEBRASKA STATE SKILLS USA COMPETITION State Champions Robotics & CNC Mill Runner-Up Robotics 4th Place Mig Welding Competitors Mitch Hiatt, Chandler Underwood Tech Drawing Brandon Brooks, Alex Walker Arch Drawing Nick Miller, Nate German Cabinetry Jordan Nielsen Welding - 4th Place Mig Welding Charles Lee, Payton Winsor, Conner Swanson CNC State Champions Kyle Ray, Corey Ridge Mobile Robotics - State Champions James Kramer, Andrew Rash Mobile Robotics - State Runner-Up

DEBATE TEAM RESULTS The Millard West Debate Team won an unprecedented State Championship for the 4th year in a row. Richie Diurba - State Champion in Student Congress Debate Brian Murray & Jack Spady - State Champion Policy Debate Millard West’s Debate Team was the Nebraska NFL District Qualifier in Debate and also won the cumulative award in Speech and Debate this year. NFL QUALIFIERS - Birmingham, AL TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS - Lexington, KY Jacob Beresh - Congressional Debate Jacob Berggren & Jacob Ferry - Public Forum Debate Richa Sirohi - Lincoln-Douglas Debate Tim Kerkhove & Cameron Wilson - Public Forum Debate Brian Murray & Wenbo Wang - Policy Debate FORENSICS RESULTS NSAA Districts were held at Lincoln Southwest, March 9th - Millard West was the Team Runner-Up. State Tournament was held March 21st at University of Kearney Congratulations to the following students who placed at State Competition: Richard Diurba - 2nd Extemporaneous Kenzie McGlynn - 6th Humorous

The following Forensics students will be competing at National Competitions: NIETOC, May 9-13 in San Antonio, TX Alexandra Wilkie - Dramatic Interp/Poetry Abbie Perry - Oratory

Tayler Sundermann - Oratory/Prose Alexandra Wilkie/Tayler Sundermann - Duet

NCFL, May 23-27 in Philadelphia, PA Taylor Charlson - Oratory Kenzie McGlynn - Oral Interp. Kami Obaro - Extemp.

Sarah Mu - Declamation Richard Diurba - Extemp. Joe Gruber - Congress

NFL, June 15-22 in Birmingham, AL Richard Diurba - Domestic Extemp/Extemp Commentary/Impromptu Tayler Sundermann/Alexandra Wilkie - Duo Taylor Sundermann - Prose Alexandra Wilkie - Poetry 6


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Advanced Placement Testing Information – May 2013

Advanced Placement testing will take place from May 6th through May 17th. Please refer any specific questions about testing to Mrs. Zoucha at 402-715-6001. Test Schedule Conflicts Exams may only be taken at the designated national time and date. Only one test may be taken during any given testing session. Carefully check the testing schedule above for any conflicts you may have. Please see Mrs. Zoucha if you have any scheduling conflicts (athletic or other school sponsored activities). General Testing Guidelines You must bring your student I.D., a pencil with eraser, and a blue or black pen. (Talk to your subject area teacher about whether or not calculators and what kind of calculators are allowed for certain tests. We will not provide any calculators). You must also arrive to testing on time. You will not be allowed to bring a cell phone in to testing. The CollegeBoard is very strict about this policy due to situations that have occurred across the country in the past. If it is discovered later that you had a cell phone during any of the testing, your exam (as well as others) may be disqualified. Exams can take longer than 4 hours. Students testing in the afternoon must account for this time when planning work schedules and commitments on testing days. Late Testing Late testing is allowed by the CollegeBoard under very limited conditions. Alternate exams must be ordered and must be given on the assigned dates. CollegeBoard charges an additional $50.00 for each late exam given. Late testing is only permitted for specific emergency situations or district competitions. Late testing is not permitted for senior class trips, school assemblies, family vacations or family commitments. Any student who thinks he/she might qualify for late testing should see Mrs. Zoucha.

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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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WILDCAT ATHLETIC & ACTIVITIES NEWS 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 Or follow @Loofe33 on Twitter SPRING SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES Admission is charged to all spring sports events. For Varsity games Adults = $5 and Students = $3. For below Varsity games Adults = $3 and Students = $1. EVENT POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS With the spring weather conditions being as they are, there are numerous postponements and rescheduled events. We will try to contact players and coaches as soon as decisions are made and we are notified of cancellations. Typically, events aren’t canceled until after 12 noon during schools days. On Saturdays, the decisions may be made as early as 8 a.m. You can also log into the above Event Information website for cancellation information. ATHLETIC PHYSICALS It’s not too soon to be scheduling physicals for the summer months in anticipation of the 2013-14 athletic seasons. All students who plan to participate in interscholastic athletic competition must have an annual physical/athletic screening by a licensed physician in order to compete. These physicals must be taken AFTER MAY 1, 2013 to be valid. Please see the attached flyer regarding Sports Physicals being offered by Alegent Creighton Health this summer. SPRING SPORTS COACHES INFORMATION Boys Track - Max Kurz Girls Track - Seth Turman Baseball - Frank Ryan Girls Tennis - M.J. Robertson Boys Golf - Eric Little Girls Soccer - Jacque Tevis-Butler Boys Soccer - Ron Beernink

EMAIL ADDRESSES mkurz@mpsomaha.org sbturman@mpsomaha.org fryan@mpsomaha.org mjrobertson@mpsomaha.org emlittle@mpsomaha.org jtevis@mpsomaha.org rbeernin@mpsomaha.org

SUMMER CAMPS - ALL SPORTS Please check the Millard West Website for information on Summer Camps. http://mps.mwhs.schoolfusion.us/ Click on Activities / Summer Camps / then select the sport.

FRESHMAN FOOTBALL 2013 All freshmen interested in participating in football in the fall - Summer lifting and conditioning begins Monday, June 3rd at 10:30 a.m. Meet in front of the weight room at school. If you have further questions, email Coach Peterson: kapeters@mpsomaha.org

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WILDCAT ACTIVITIES AND ATHLETIC ATHLETICS FOR THE 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR It is not too soon to be planning ahead for participation in athletics for the next school year. All students and parents are reminded that in order to participate in interscholastic NSAA athletics & activities, all students must do the following: 1. Pass a minimum of 20 credits during the 3rd and 4th terms of 2012-13. If you will not earn 20 credits, you must take summer school to earn those credits in order to participate in athletics for the first semester of 2013-2014. West students must be enrolled in a minimum of two classes in each nine week term. 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, 2013 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 after May 1st, 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 UNTIL THEIR PARTICIPATION CARD IS TURNED IN TO 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 NSAA ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES.

FALL SPORTS INFORMATION The first date of practice for Football, Girls Golf, Boys Tennis, and Softball is Monday, August 12th. Boys and Girls Cross Country & Volleyball will begin the first practice on Monday, August 19th. For information about summer workouts and first week practice schedules, contact the head coach of each fall sport. Fall sports offered are: FALL SPORTS COACHES INFORMATION Boys & Girls Cross Country - Coach Max Kurz Football - Coach Kirk Peterson Girls Golf - Coach Kent Speer Girls Softball - Coach Don Brummer Boys Tennis - TBA Volleyball - Coach Erin Byrd

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EMAIL ADDRESSES mkurz@mpsomaha.org kapeters@mpsomaha.org KSpeer@mpsomaha.org dbrummer@amfam.com eebyrd@mpsomaha.org


2013 Millard Public Schools (Grades 7-12) Pre-Participation Sports Physicals Sponsored By: Alegent Creighton Health Sports Medicine Physical Evaluation Includes: Height, Weight, Vision and Blood Pressure Musculoskeletal Exams conducted by Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers Pre-Participation physical exams conducted by an Alegent Creighton Clinic Family Physician and an Orthopedic Physician Date and Times Thursday, June 27, 2013; 7:00pm-9:00pm Saturday, June 29, 2013; 9:00am-11:00am Thursday, July 18, 2013; 7:00pm-9:00pm (Appointments are every half hour, with 40 athletes maximum per 30 minute time slot) Location Lakeside Wellness Center/Physical Therapy Clinic 16940 Lakeside Hills Plaza, Suite 109 Omaha, NE 68130 *Parking is available in front of the Wellness Center Cost $20 per athlete, Cash or Check accepted (Money collected at check-in) (Checks can be made payable to Alegent Creighton Health or “Alegent”) Registration 1. Online at www.alegentcreighton.com/millard2013 2. By phone at 1-800-ALEGENT (1-800-253-4368) Registration Code: “MPS2013” (You MUST use this code when registering by phone) *Space is limited, and registration is required. *There are two Pre-Participation Physical Forms (found on the registration website) that must be filled out completely and brought with you to your appointment. th th Registration will close at 2:00pm on June 27 and July 18 for those physical sessions. th th Registration will close on Friday, June 28 at 2:00pm for June 29 physicals. For additional information, please visit our website www.alegentcreighton.com/millard2013


2013-14 School Calendar *Middle and high school calendars vary and are available at <www.mpsomaha.org> AUGUST M T W Th 1 5 6 7 8 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 26 27 28 29 SEPTEMBER M T W Th 2 3 4 5 9 10 11 12 16 17 18 19 23 24 25 26 30

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F 2 9 16 23 30 20

F 6 13 20 27

OCTOBER 11-9 M T W Th F 1 2 3 4 7 8 9 10 11 14 15 16 17 18 21 22 23 24 25 28 29 30 31 NOVEMBER M T W Th 4 5 6 7 11 12 13 14 18 19 20 21 25 26 27 28 DECEMBER M T W Th 2 3 4 5 9 10 11 12 16 17 18 19 23 24 25 26 30 31 JANUARY M T W 1 6 7 8 13 14 15 20 21 22 27 28 29

19

F 1 8 15 22 29 15

F 6 13 20 27

19

Th 2 9 16 23 30

F 3 10 17 24 31

Aug. 12

First Day for Students

Sept. 2

No School - Labor Day

Oct. 15

End of First Quarter

Oct. 16-18

No School - Conferences/Work Day/Professional Development

Nov. 28-29

No School - Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 20

First Semester Ends

Dec. 23- Jan 3

Winter Break

Jan. 6

Second Semester Begins

Jan. 20

No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Feb. 13-14

No School - Conferences/Professional Development

Feb. 17

No School - Presidents' Day

Mar. 14

End of Third Quarter

Mar. 17-21

Spring Break

May 2

Half-Day for Middle Schools (5th Grade Orientation)

May 24

Graduation

May 26

Memorial Day

May 30

Last Day of School

FEBRUARY M T W Th 3 4 5 6 10 11 12 13 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27

MARCH M T W 3 4 5 10 11 12 17 18 19 24 25 26 31

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. Quarter Dates/Student Days Oct. 15 46 days Dec. 20 43 days Mar. 14 46 days May 30 45 days Total 180 days No School for Students Make-up snow days

89 91

17

F 7 14 21 28

10-6

Th 6 13 20 27

F 7 14 21 28

APRIL 1 2 3 7 8 9 10 14 15 16 17 21 22 23 24 28 29 30

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MAY M T W Th 1 5 6 7 8 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 26 27 28 29 JUNE M T 2 3 9 10 16 17 23 24 30

4 11 18 25

17

F 2 9 16 23 30 0

W 4 11 18 25

Th 5 12 19 26

JULY M T W Th 1 2 3 7 8 9 10 14 15 16 17 21 22 23 24 28 29 30 31 Board Approved: April 22, 2013

F 6 13 20 27

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May 2013 Newsletter