March 2017 | Volume 12 Issue 7
MPS Induction 2016-17 Year 1 Cohort:
Spring Orientation Registration Information
On Monday, March 20th, new MPS certificated staff members will participate in a full day of differentiated sessions including tools for digital learning, engagement strategies, and much more! You do not need to register for your Spring Orientation sessions. Arrive for your day of learning and growing at Millard West High School beginning with breakfast from
7:30-8:00 AM. More details are available by clicking                                                   here.  

Movement & Mathematics by Jennifer Hellbusch, Reagan Elementary
Since the adoption of the Math Expressions curriculum materials at the Elementary level, students are more successful applying mathematical concepts due to their deeper understanding.  The majority of the Math Expressions curriculum focuses on whole group instruction that spirals with math talks and activities that provide students with both guided and independent practice.  As a result of the whole group structure, teachers at Reagan Elementary ....
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#MentorsMatter - Are YOU a Mentor Candidate?

Millard Public Schools recruits and retains high quality staff! Be part of the effort by serving as a mentor to an MPS colleague during their first year in Millard as they complete Year 1-Mentoring Relationships. As a mentor, you are a guide, confidant, trusted colleague, and so much more! Metropolitan Omaha Educational Consortium (MOEC) Mentor Training takes place on Monday, July 24th from 8-4.  

                                         Board, Mentor, Hand, Learn, ...
To participate, contact your Building Administrator or Dr. Janet Cook to learn more about becoming a Trained District  Mentor. More information is available in the Mentoring Handbook, including the Mentor Job Description, by clicking here.

Millard Public Schools - Leadership & Learning - 5606 So 147th St
Omaha, NE 68137 - (402) 715-8418
website: MPS Leadership & Learning

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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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.