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Juniors Cloey Gray and Jack Defreece can be seen passionately talking in Hunter Amos’s play Martha!. The Advanced Theatre class spent time creating student written plays and performed them in front of an audience.

The future of playwriting

December 13, 2019

Members of National Honors Society pack bags with fruit and juice at Food Bank for the Heartland to be donated to families. “Whenever I have time I always try to do things like this because I really enjoy helping people,” junior Jordan Bakar said. “It was fun engaging with people and working with others to help out the community.”

Feeding the community

December 13, 2019

Recently, Juniors at Millard West have gotten the opportunity to intern at numerous businesses in Omaha. The process to apply is exceptionally easy and many benefits can come from the experience.

Interning for a career

December 12, 2019

Stacking up blocks with their robot, juniors Dominic Zohlen, Andrew Heftie and senior Tyler McCoid participate at their 3rd CREATE competition in Hampton, Neb. During their competition, the team had a few struggles at the start, but they still managed to push through and win a few awards. “We have prepared long and hard for this competition and being able to spend a great time with teammates to present what we are capable of was really rewarding,” McCoid said. “I even got on the news with Channel 4 Hastings to voice out and explain how we performed on this CREATE Competition.”

Gearing up for competitions

December 12, 2019

During the Kindness Retreat, Reagan Elementary fourth graders learned about the importance of kindness through a day of singing, dancing and fun. “The fourth graders are able to easily learn about such an important topic through activities, games, and group discussions,” Vontz said. At the end of the day I am positive each fourth graders left with more kindness in there heart and eager to help others.”

Teaching kindness

December 10, 2019

The Miss Amazing Pageant brings girls and women of all disabilities together on stage to show their uniqueness and what makes them truly special.

Miss Amazing Pageant

December 2, 2019

Donation items were collected in the counseling office to be taken to the Project Wee Care facility to be distributed to local families in need. “This year, NHS donated spaghetti sauce, noodles, and hamburger/chicken helper as part of the overall donation drive,” Kosziek said. “Last year, Millard West as a whole donated over 1000 items to the Project Wee Care facility.”

Caring for the community

November 26, 2019

The student Council brought together the gifts for the families they are helping out.

Toys for a cause

November 26, 2019

Students are setting up water for the Veteran's Day Performance. They volunteered their time to give back.

Serving the Veterans

November 18, 2019

The 2019 Promoting Empowerment workshop was held at Temple Israel, the oldest Jewish reform synagogue in Omaha.

Promoting empowerment

November 11, 2019

This is the winning Ofrenda of Sra, Kaiser’s second block class. Juniors Kaitlin Reynolds, Alaina Anderson and Karson Koubsky used their creativity along with their knowledge of the culture to participate in this Day of the Dead activity.

Operation Ofrenda

November 11, 2019

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