Students, Parents, and Patrons of Maxwell Public School, We have missed you! The first day of school is tomorrow! We hope this video will give you an idea of how things are going to look like this year. The teachers and staff have been working hard and are excited for your arrival and cannot wait to see you tomorrow! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1So2-3nnOiXlyFgG-MKHtf166GoH10_w1/view
Maxwell Public Schools remote learning information: Below is an explanation about remote learning here at Maxwell Public Schools. To sign your student up for remote learning please contact the schools office. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eY3_1QYCdD30U2qN3VfeYeFyrIN63RwW/view
As we approach the first day of school we would like to remind everyone to revisit our return to school plan. You can find the return to school plan, FAQ and Final Flow Chart on our website and the Maxwell App- under the icon - documents and Return to school. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/845995/Maxwell_Public_Schools_Return_to_School_Plan.pdf
As we prepare for the First Day of School, Mr. McMurtry has an informational video for those parents who drop off students at Maxwell Public Schools and for those students who drive themselves to school. We encourage all to please take a moment and watch this video. https://www.loom.com/share/7949e343ee59489694f1569130802c54?utm_medium=gif
Here is a link that provides instruction for the North Platte bus drop off in the mornings when we are in orange. Please watch the video and let us know if there are any logistical questions. https://www.loom.com/share/b1e590f19d9443e295269843fd908428 A few things to remember in orange: All students will be temperature checked prior to their ride pulling away. If a student is 100.4 or higher, they will need to go back with their ride. All students are required to wear a mask on the bus Students will sit in family groups first on the bus Parents can definitely drive their child to school if they choose to do so. How we have this set up may not be the best way to run it. If and when adjustments are needed, we will communicate those out to you. Thank you and have a great weekend!
Good Evening This message is going out to provide clarification on our plan going forward. If and when the health district moves the dial to orange, we are still planning on all of our students attending school 5 days a week. Our Plan B hybrid model of students attending 2 days a week will not go in effect until we are down to our last option prior to going to a totally remote learning model. There are several changes that exist when we go to orange. That is outlined in our plan that was shared with everyone. The health department will announce tomorrow where the dial is currently at. With the recent outbreaks that have occurred in Lincoln County, it is prudent for everyone to have an understanding of what those changes will look like. I apologize for any confusion that you may have had about our orange plan. Again, even if we have to begin in orange, we intend for all of our students to attend class 5 days a week. This may last a week, and it could last the entire year. We will keep you posted as things become known to us. Thanks and have a great evening. Mr. McMurty
Below is the live broadcast link for the Maxwell Schools 2020 Graduation Ceremony. Ceremony starts at 2:00 pm. https://youtu.be/uSeMjZYre3w
Announcements: Maxwell football camp for grades 9-12 will be held Monday, July 27th and Tuesday, July 28th from 10:00 am-11:30 am at the Maxwell Football Field. Sports physicals will be held Monday ,August 3rd from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at Maxwell School. The cost is $35 per student. **Only incoming 7th and 9th grades need physicals this year. Football practice will officially start Monday August 10th at 4:00 pm for grades 9-12.
Attention: On Thursday May 7, we will be collecting all textbooks, Chromebooks, library books and other school property that has been checked out to students. We will have two drop off sites: From 7:30-noon, items may be dropped off at the bus barn on the east side of the school From 3:00-4:30, items may be dropped off at the North Platte bus stop If you have any questions or concerns, please email your principal. This would also be a good time to pick up your student’s belongings if you missed the April date.
It's time to get signed up for Europe 2022! Since we couldn't meet in person, we're going to meet via Zoom. This is for all CURRENT 8th-10th Maxwell and Gothenburg students. RSVP by clicking the link. I can't wait to see everyone and to tell you all about this exciting trip!! Crystal Ryker https://bit.ly/2y4r10v
Join us on Monday, May 4th at 8:20 p.m. (20:20 military time) as we honor our graduating seniors with a Be The Light Campaign. All Maxwell families are encouraged to participate by driving around a designated route in support of our seniors. We will turn the football field lights on at 8:20 for 20 minutes. Participants will drive down the road just north of the football field heading east until East Willow. Participants will then turn left to drive along the tracks and back to Pine St where the route will start over. We ask that all participants honor our social distancing policies by remaining in their vehicles. Please spread the word and join us in honoring our graduates!
The board meeting will be done virtually through Zoom April 20th at 7:00 pm. If you would like the link to the zoom meeting please email Miss Schuett at email@example.com
Attention: Maxwell Public Schools will officially be holding our graduation ceremonies on July 18th, 2020. Commencement will begin at 2:00 p.m. at Maxwell Public Schools in the old gymnasium. If restrictions are still in place that prevent us from hosting a traditional graduation, a parade for all graduating seniors will be held on the same date and time to honor our graduates and get them their diplomas. Thanks for your patience. We look forward to honoring all of our graduates!
State FCCLA Results Congratulations to the Maxwell Chapter!! Even though we were unable to participate in some events this year, there were several items that were pre-entered for state competition. Our STAR competitors were evaluated based on the scores they received at district competition in January. Here are the awards that our chapter received this year: State Chapter Award: Gold Level Trophy Nebraska National Program Award-State Champion in the Career Connection Category - Maxwell FCS/FCCLA Early Childhood Learning Lab Program STAR Results: State Champion-National Qualifiers Gold Medals: Joree Cumming & Megan Boots-Interpersonal Communications-Level I Zoe Francescato, Kenzie Vedder & Janie Sommer-Interpersonal Communications-Level III Breanna Francescato-Teach and Train-Level I Runner Up-National Qualifiers Gold Medals: Rachel Vedder-Chapter Service Project Portfolio-Level II Jett Simpson-Public Policy Advocate-Level II State Runner Up: Lisselle Lucas & Laynee Boltz-Chapter in Review Display-Level I Gold Medals: Piper Cudzilo & Angel Taylor-Professional Presentation-Level III Kaycee Boltz & Jordan Miller-Promote and Publicize FCCLA!-Level III (3rd Place) Silver Medals: Jamie Tobey-Career Investigation-Level II Kelsey Thomas, Ellie Toelle & Bailey Manka-Chapter in Review Portfolio- Level III Cole Huffman, Makyah Stevens & Reilly Jones-Focus on Children-Level I Alexis Tucker-Kearns & Halee Carland-Focus on Children-Level II Alexis Walker, Kaitlyn Pedersen & Billie DeGarmo-Interpersonal Communications-Level I Elio Nila, Levi Huffman & Ryan Butler-National Programs in Action-Level I Hannah Pagel, Alexus Osborn & Julyssa Miller-Consumer Issues-Jr Philip Schlichenmayer-Parliamentary Procedures Jr. Christina Smith, Hunter Morlan & Jenna Miller-Professional Presentation-Level I Bronze Medals: Dakota Clark-Family Challenges and Issues-Jr Klayton Pagel & Drey Smith-National Programs in Action-Level III Chapter Advisers-ACE (Advisers Committed to Excellence) Recognition-Mrs. Hohnholt & Mrs. Lucas
ATTENTION: Graduation Info Meeting TONIGHT! *Use the information below to join Mrs. Mau via Zoom. Lori Mau is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Graduation Informational Meeting Time: Apr 9, 2020 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/413349610?pwd=OWJHYVY2dVZZMk5zN3JjOFNmdWp5UT09 Meeting ID: 413 349 610 Password: 7k1F4R
Attention: This is Mr. Jensen, secondary school principal at Maxwell with a message for parents of 7th - 12th grade students. With the school closing for the duration of this school year, I want to share the following information with you. Our teachers are trying their best to continue to provide remote learning opportunities for our students. Teachers will continue to use Canvas and email to communicate with students and offer lessons throughout the rest of this school year. Enrichment in core classes such as English, math, science, and history is our first priority. Some electives will have lessons provided for students and some will not. Some questions you may have: Will my student get credit for this semester? Yes, grades that were earned through the 3rd quarter will count as the semester grade. Are these online assignments graded? No, they are being offered as enrichment. Our goal is to help students be prepared as they advance to the next grade level in the fall. The more work students do, the better off they will be when we reconvene. When can we get our locker items and return textbooks and Chromes? This will come at a later date that has not been determined. We will share that plan with you as soon as possible. Will my senior graduate? Seniors who had a passing 3rd quarter grade in all required classes will graduate with full credits. Those at risk of not graduating have been contacted (both the senior and the parent). I know this has been a very stressful time for our students and families. I thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to work through this difficult and stressful time. Please stay safe and know that we miss you!
Attention: This is Missy Friend, Elementary Principal at Maxwell Public Schools. Our school will not be allowed to return to a normal schedule for the remainder of the school year due to COVID-19. We do not have intentions to extend the school year and our year will end as originally scheduled. Our teachers are currently working to provide your child with additional resources to support you for the remainder of the school year. These lessons are not expected to be completed by a certain due date, they are intended to provide enrichment, guidance, and support for the end of the school year and in preparation for the beginning of next school year. 3rd Quarter grades will become the Semester grade for our elementary students. Each elementary teacher has created a class FaceBook page to keep in contact with you and provide additional educational resources and updates. Please know that we are extremely saddened by this news and wish with all our hearts that we were not in this situation. We will continue to do the best that we can for our students and we encourage you to check in on Facebook often. We will be reaching out to you soon on the next packet distribution process and instructions on collecting your child’s items. Please stay safe, thank you for your understanding, and all our love from the elementary - we miss you!
Attention: This is Danny McMurtry with Maxwell Public Schools. As I am sure you are aware of, we have been put under a Directed Health Measure by the governor due to the spread of the coronavirus. Schools are not allowed to return to a normal schedule for the remainder of the year. Your child’s principal will be sending out a call this evening with information about how the learning will continue to look for the remainder of the school year. A couple items of note; we do not have intentions to extend the school year. Our year will end as originally scheduled. Our teachers will continue to work hard to provide your child with what they need. We will also be reaching out to you with instructions on collecting your child’s items. We are extremely saddened by this news. However, we will continue to do the best that we can for your child. Thanks for your patience through this. We hope that you and your family remain safe through this pandemic. Thanks and have a great evening.
Attention: Good evening, this is Mrs. Friend. Due to the COVID-19 school closure, we are providing enrichment packets for all elementary students. Your child's teacher worked on creating activities in Math and Reading that will continue to support your child with learning through this closure. We have also created a Padlet of online resources that students can access for online enrichment. These enrichment packets and activities are voluntary for students but educational and supportive. These packets will be available for pick up at the front office Thursday, March 19th from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm. We will also provide pick-up at the bus stop in North Platte Thursday, March 19th from 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm. We encourage you to continue to review the Maxwell Lil' Cat Facebook page and the Padlet for more enrichment ideas and information for our school.
Attention: This is Danny McMurtry with an update from Maxwell Public Schools. Yesterday, Governor Ricketts mandated that all schools have their doors closed by March 23rd for 2 weeks. The state will then reevaluate our situation at that time. This means that our doors are closed until at least April 6th. Our staff has been working hard to create a learning environment that will assist us in extending the learning into your home. Our plan will take into consideration that maybe we are not your family's priority at this time. Our plan also takes into consideration that there still is extremely important learning that needs to happen for your child. You will be receiving a phone call from your child’s administrator that will fill you in on the details of the plan that has been created. Most likely this will be a fluid plan. This plan may last for 2 weeks and it may last for the rest of the school year. We will learn of things that work and we will learn of things that don’t work. We appreciate your patience throughout this entire ordeal. We are fully aware of the fact that our closed doors are a burden to your family. It is not what we desire. However, it is the challenge that has been put in front of us and we accept the challenge with open arms. Again, you will get a phone call with the details of our learning plan going forward. Thanks for your time and have a great evening.
Attention: This is a message for parents of 7th - 12th grade students. During our school closure, we will continue to provide for your child’s educational needs. Teachers have developed plans to provide for remote learning in all classes starting on Monday March 23. Completion of this course work is voluntary and will not contribute to your student’s final grade for the semester. However, I do highly recommend that students do the work so they are adequately prepared for what comes next. Students should check email and Canvas regularly - their teachers will be in contact. For students who need to pick up Chromebooks, textbooks and supplies from their lockers, the school will be open on Thursday March 19 from 7:30 a.m. through 1:00 p.m. Families without internet access who want enrichment opportunities, please contact me and I will make paper packets available for pick up. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the school at (308) 582-4585 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attention: Good evening, This is Danny McMurtry with Maxwell Public Schools. I apologize for the late nature of this message. With the way that today has unfolded and information has become available throughout the evening, we have decided that it is in the best interest of our district to cancel school for the week (March 16th-22nd). We will take a look at the situation at the end of the weekend and determine what our plan is going forward. We apologize for the inconvenience that this places on you and your family. As we gain information on this issue, we will reach out to you and keep you informed. **All staff with the exception of kitchen staff need to report tomorrow (March 16th).** Thank you for your patience
Attention: Maxwell prom is being moved to Saturday, May 2nd. We have been in contact with Hirschfelds and they are aware. All orders will automatically be transferred to that date. You do not need to call them. Thanks for your understanding!
Attention: The following activities have been canceled: FCCLA state event April 5-7 Skills USA state event April 2-4 District and state speech competition UNK Loper Business Invitational
Announcements for 3/10/2020: Spirit squad practice is changed to Tuesday, March 17th at 7 a.m. Reminder To All Athletes! Lift-A-Thon testing is one week away, Starting Monday March 16. Get those pledges and donations. Any questions, contact Coach Howitt Lunch will not be served today. 12:00 dismissal for students. P/T conferences are tonight from 4-8 and tomorrow from 8-noon.
Announcements for 3/9/2020: Congratulations to the following students for earning superiors in their events at the Best of the West Speech Tournament in North Platte on Saturday. Bailey Manka and Kelsey Thomas - duet acting Rachel Vedder - entertainment Kirby Corfield - informative Genevieve Dominguez - persuasive Carley Jackson - serious prose The lunch menu today features chicken wraps with rice. Tomorrow is a noon dismissal for students. P/T conferences will be tomorrow from 4-8 and Wednesday from 8-noon.
Announcements for 3/6/2020: Spirit team tryout packets are in the nurse's office all this week. Students grades 8-11 are eligible to try out. A mandatory meeting starts Monday, March 9th at 7:00 a.m. in the fourth grade room. Prom tickets are available in the office. They need to be purchased by the end of the day today. Cost per ticket is $14.00. The lunch menu today features chicken and noodles with mashed potatoes & dinner roll. Good luck to the speech team at North Platte tomorrow.
Announcements for 3/5/2020: Spirit team tryout packets are in the nurse's office all this week. Students grades 8-11 are eligible to try out. A mandatory meeting starts Monday, March 9th at 7:00 a.m. in the fourth grade room. Prom tickets are available in the office. Please purchase your tickets by tomorrow. Cost per ticket is $14.00. The lunch menu today features burritos and chili with Fritos.
Announcements for 3/4/2020: Spirit team tryout packets are in the nurse's office all this week. Students grades 8-11 are eligible to try out. A mandatory meeting starts Monday, March 9th at 7:00 a.m. in the fourth grade room. The Maxwell Spirit Squad would like to recognize Addy Sundstrom in 2nd grade and Mackenzie Bedker in 3rd grade for showing their Maxwell pride through the R.O.A.R expectations. Thank you and keep up the good work. Prom tickets are available in the office. Please purchase your tickets by Friday, March 6th. Cost per ticket is $14.00. Friday is the end of 3rd quarter. Let’s finish this quarter strong! The lunch menu today features chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes & corn.
Announcements for 3/2/2020: Tonight is the night! Edgerton Science Family Night! 5:30-7:30 in the old gym. Families will need to park in the east parking lot and enter the elementary doors. See Live Raptors! Be like Bill Nye the Science Guy! Congratulations to the following students for their awards at the Speech Meet in Holdrege on Saturday: Carley Jackson- 7th in Novice Serious Prose Genevieve Dominguez- 2nd in Novice Persuasive and 3rd in Novice Informative Kirby- 4th in Novice Informative Jett Simpson- superiors in Varsity Extemp and Varsity Persuasive Rachel Vedder- superior in Varsity Persuasive Congratulations to the Maxwell Novice Team for placing 4th. Spirit team tryout packets are in the nurse's office all this week. A mandatory meeting starts Monday, March 9th at 7:00 a.m. in the fourth grade room. The lunch menu today features chicken patty and French fries.
Announcements for 2/28/2020: Congratulations to Dalton Whisenhunt and Jacob Gholson. They have been accepted as Honorary Conference Assistants at FCCLA state leadership conference in April! Monday March 2 from 5:30-7:30 in the old gym is the Edgerton Explorit Zone! All ages welcome, bring your family, come see what it’s all about! It’s that time of year again, the spirit squad will be having tryouts. We would love to see your spirit roar. Tryouts will be held on April 2nd. There will be 3 mandatory meetings starting March 9th. If you are interested please get a packet for more information in the Nurse's office or Ms. Keith's 4th grade room. Packets will be available on Monday, March 2nd. The lunch menu today features crispitos and broccoli. Good luck to the speech team traveling to Holdrege tomorrow. Go Wildcats!
Announcements for 2/27/2020: Good luck to the boys basketball team tonight! The theme for the game is Jersey. Wear your best team jersey. Game will be played at 6:30 pm in Hershey. Monday March 2 from 5:30-7:30 is the Edgerton Science Family Night in the old gym. All ages welcome, bring your family, see a live raptor! Students grades 9-12 there will be a Chromebook and charger check on the March 4th late start during homeroom. You will need to have your Chromebook and charger with you. The lunch menu today features chicken breast and scalloped potatoes with green beans. Go Wildcats!
Announcements for 2/26/2020: We're going to Europe in 2022!! If you are interested in learning more, please see Mrs. Ryker. Congratulations to the following FCCLA teams for their trophy winning state FCCLA Peer Education projects: Jenna Miller, Hunter Morlan & Christina Smith - 2nd Place Study Body project Elio Nila, Ryan Butler & Levi Huffman - 1st Place Families First project The lunch menu today features chicken breast and scalloped potatoes with green beans. Good luck to the JH boys basketball team at Adams this afternoon, boys A will start at 4:00 pm, B to follow. Go Wildcats!
NHS information will not be due until Friday due to no school today.
ATTENTION: The boys subdistrict basketball game will still be played as scheduled tonight at 6:30 pm in Hershey.
ATTENTION: there will be NO SCHOOL today (2/25) due to weather.
ATTENTION : due to weather Maxwell will have a 10:00 am late start today (2/25). Buses will run accordingly and no breakfast will be served.
Announcements for 2/24/2020: Congratulations to Jett Simpson for his 4th place finish in Extemporaneous Honors Finals at the Ogallala speech meet on Saturday. Also congrats to the following students for earning superiors at Saturday's Ogallala Speech Meet: Jett Simpson in Persuasive and Carley Jackson in Serious Prose The theme for Tuesday Boys Sub Districts is Western. The game will begin at 7:00 pm in Hershey vs. Maywood Hayes-Center. Make sure to come out and support the boys in your best western attire! The lunch menu today features hamburger or corn dog with French fries.
Day 2 of state wrestling update! Ethan Norton (106) went 1-1, Wyatt Heessel (106) went 0-1, Jacob Gholson (126) went 0-1. Derek Gibson (160) went 2-0, Kayden Stubbs (195) went 3-0, and Luke Howitt (220) went 1-0. Kayden Stubbs, Derek Gibson, and Luke Howitt wrestle again tomorrow for medals. Congratulations to Luke Howitt for pinning his semifinals matchup and advancing to the STATE FINALS! Go Wildcats!
Announcements for 2/21/2020: Good luck to the boys basketball team hosting Loomis tonight. JV boys will play 2 quarters starting at 6:00 pm. The theme for tonight’s game is Black Out. Little cheer camp dance following the JV boys game. Boys senior night will take place before warmup of the varsity game. The lunch menu today features homemade pizza with green beans. Go Wildcats!
State Wrestling day 1 in the books! Went 2-4 in round 1 with wins for Derek Gibson (160) and Luke Howitt (220). Went 1-1 with a win for Luke Howitt (220). Ethan Norton, Wyatt Heessel, Jacob Gholson, Kayden Stubbs, and Derek Gibson will wrestle tomorrow at 12:30pm. Luke Howitt will wrestle in the Semifinals at 5:00pm. Go Wildcats!
Announcements for 2/20/2020: Congratulations to the Speech Team for their 6th place finish yesterday at RPAC speech in Cambridge. Individual award winners include Carley Jackson- 4th in Serious Prose Jett Simpson- 2nd in Extemporaneous and 5th in Persuasive Genevieve Dominguez-6th in Persuasive The following students earned superiors: Kaycee Boltz, Piper Cudzilo, Kaitlyn Miller, Jordan Miller, Tessa Jackson, Genevieve Dominguez, Emily Miller The lunch menu today features taco bar with refried beans. Good luck to the wrestling team at state today, tomorrow, and Saturday. Go Wildcats!