Hourly Staff Development 
Invest in YOU! - February 20, 2017
Hourly Staff Development Day is coming up on Monday, February 20th at Millard South High School beginning at 8:00 AM. Please see the Hourly Staff Development Day flyer for course offerings, schedule, and location information. Contact Leadership and Learning with questions.

Highlights from Winter Orientation with new staff!  (Click Here

Building A Community
by Kelli Heller, Ackerman Elementary

Before academic learning can happen, students need to feel empowered, like they can take on the world! Good teaching is empowering students.  A great way to empower students is by allowing students to have a voice in the problem solving process. One way to provide this opportunity is through classroom meetings. Classroom meetings are a great tier 1 behavior management strategy that can help build community within a class. Providing a sense of community in the classroom can help curb troublesome behaviors before they can escalate. (read the full story by clicking the link below)

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Engaging Students in Mathematics Through Cooperative Learning

by Stephanie Kastrup, Upchurch Elementary


Educators consistently strive to create an engaging and challenging learning environment for their students. As teachers, we have aligned our mathematical practices with state standards and deepened our understanding of the the Nebraska Mathematical Processes to ensure that our students are college and career ready.  The Nebraska Mathematics Processes outline skills that are essential for our students to develop in order to apply math knowledge and processes in real-world contexts.  All students need to develop deeper mathematical thinking skills in order to make connections, be flexible problem-solvers, and effectively communicate their ideas. This is where the  greatest challenge presents itself to teachers.


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 January 2017 Issue

Notice of Non-Discrimination

The Millard School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, disability, or age, in admission or access to or treatment of employment, or in its programs and activities.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Superintendent of Schools, 5606 South 147th Street, Omaha, NE 68137 (402) 715-8200. The Superintendent may delegate this responsibility as needed.  Complaints and grievances by school personnel or job applicants regarding discrimination or sexual harassment shall follow the procedures of District Rule 4001.2.  Complaints and grievances by students or parents regarding discrimination or sexual harassment shall follow the procedures of District Rule 5010.2.




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Monday - March 20, 2017
Spring Orientation for 2016-17 New Salaried Staff


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MPS School Board Members
Dave Anderson
Mike Kennedy

Amanda McGill Johnson
Mike Pate
Linda Poole
Pat Ricketts
Dr. Jim Sutfin, Superintendent

The mission of the Millard Public Schools is to guarantee that each student develops the character traits and masters the knowledge and skills necessary for personal excellence and responsible citizenship by developing a world-class educational system with diverse programs and effective practices designed to engage and challenge all students.