The fourth graders met with Mr. Ketelhut's junior students to make butter.
The fourth graders have read about making butter in early days during Laura Ingalls Wilder's and Almanzo's time and in SD history.
They were quite impressed by the process, but they were surprised at how different the butter tasted!
Congratulations to these students in Mrs. Gibson's third grade class for earning the most pizza coupons from Wessington Cenex!
Cassadee Deuter and Kendyn Yost achieved every reading requirement each month to earn the coupons.
Way to go, kids, and thank you, Wessington Cenex, for supporting our young readers!
Mrs. Boomsma-Kelsey celebrated with the 3rd-6th grade students at extra recess times due to 97% of the students increasing their Smarter Balanced scaled scores from last year on the Reading, Math, or both tests!
She gave them a challenge, and they met it!
The Miller Press donated ice cream bars for the students to enjoy as another way of congratulating them on their hard work and perseverance during the tests!
Mrs. B-K is really proud of these students and appreciates their effort!
What a beautiful day for Field Day! Thank you to the sponsors, parents, staff, and students for making it a great day! Have a fabulous summer!!
Mrs. Simpson has been working on an inventory of the elementary library and has found that our collection of Elementary Yearbooks is incomplete.
If anyone has any of these missing yearbooks and are willing to donate them to the Elementary Library, please contact Mrs. Simpson. Thank you!
Anything earlier would be appreciated as well
Rose Hill Baby Beef 4-H Club Treasurer Harper Duxbury presented Librarian Jill Simpson with a donation of $305 to use in the Elementary Library.
Also pictured are 4-H members Adalie Winter, Lawson Wagner, Hadlee Duxbury, Elementary Principal Jennifer Boomsma-Kelsey, April Fallis, and Peyton Beare.
Thank you for your generous donation and support of our school!
Jean Johnson presented students with awards for the Americanism Contest.
Cooper Swartzendruber (1st place Essay and 2nd place in our District), Alexander Van Zee (1st place Poetry and 1st place in our District), and Jessie Coyle (2nd place Poetry). Not pictured is Riley Moss (2nd place Essay).
Ida Saienga (1st place Poetry and 1st place in our District), Cassadee Deuter (2nd place Poetry), and Fox Palmer (3rd place Poetry).
Allyana Skinner, an 8th grade student in Mrs. DeBoer’s language arts class, won the civic essay writing contest sponsored by the Miller Auxiliary Legion. “How to be a good American citizen” was the topic of this year’s contest.
Thank you to all the students who participated in the Lego Expo!
It was tough to get all 50 the exhibitors in one picture, so we took pictures on two separate days.
There were over 50 entries in the Lego Expo! We are very proud of all of these students and their creativity!
We can’t wait to see how many entries we get next year!
The Fourth Grade class participated in the "Go Forth" program created by SD Game, Fish and Parks program.
The students were given information about several animals found in South Dakota. They were able to touch different types of furs.
Every student also received a coupon for a free one-hour equipment rental at any state park in South Dakota.
The students loved this learning opportunity. Thank you SD Game, Fish, & Parks!
Congratulations to Mr. Otteson! He has been chosen as the Teacher of the Week by Dakota Broadcasting
FFA week will be May 8-12.
Monday, May 8 - Dress up: Blue FFA jacket, farmer, or Mr. Ketelhut
Tuesday, May 9 - Drive your tractor to school/ farm safety in north parking lot
Wednesday, May 10 - Farmer olympics for elementary
Thursday, May 11 - FFA community breakfast
Friday, May 12 - Petting zoo by track concessions
More information and times will be coming soon!
Miller FCCLA attended state conference this past week.
Miss Knox took six different groups that gave presentations. Level 1 Food Innovations came back with a top Gold Superior!
The students had a blast competing, attending workshops, and listening to some great guest speakers, among which was Governor Kristi Noem and Representative Dusty Johnson!
The Miller Elementary Student Council invites students in Grades KS-6 to submit entries in the Lego Expo on May 1.
The divisions will be grades KS-K, 1-2, 3-4, and 5-6.
The categories to enter are:
* Creative Rustlers (make whatever you want),
* Medieval or Futuristic,
* Animated (needs to have at least one part that moves),
* Transportation, and
Students that want to enter should bring their creations to the school on Monday, May 1st.
Student Council Member Lincoln Beranek built a Lego trophy to promote the event. Thank you!
The Miller students had a great day at the Redfield Spelling Bee!
We are so proud of them! They represented our school very well!
First Grade: Malachi Jones-second place & Ella Saienga-third place
Second Grade: Colten Kolda-third place & Henry Haier -second place
Third Grade: Lincoln Beranek & Tiffanie Myre
Fourth Grade: Jake Werdel-fourth place & Lucas Runge
Fifth Grade: Grace Saienga & Quinnley Miner
Sixth Grade: Sage Yost-third place & Blaten Werdel-first place
Seventh Grade: Landon Tanner- first place & Cody Fanning-fourth place
Eighth Grade: Autumn Flor-third place & Allyanna Skinner-first place
On Wednesday, April 19th, music composer, publisher and marching arts designer Randall Standridge of Jonesborough, Arkansas met with members of the 6th grade and junior high bands via Zoom.
The purpose of this meeting was to give the band members an opportunity to meet the composer of some of the selections they have been rehearsing this year and to give them insight into the stories that inspired those selections.
The Hand County Conservation District gave a presentation about Arbor Day to the third graders.
The students learned many fun facts about trees, while receiving rulers as prizes for correct answers. One very lucky student even won a free roll of toilet paper for his correct answer!
Best of all, each student was given their very own tree to plant at home! The students were also informed about a contest they may enter to win some Miller Bucks.
Thank you, Hand County Conservation District!