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On October 16th, the students were provided more information on bullying and how to handle bullying situations.  Stacey Lichtenberg, from the Fremont Crisis Center, was the presenter for each classroom.  In her lessons each student had the opportunity to internalize bullying by creating an art project.  The lesson involves a discussion on building a community garden, what that looks like, who participates and what would happen if one person came in and tried to ruin what the community had done to create a healthy garden.  They also discussed how the school is the students community.  When the students plant a garden of kindness in their community it ignites kindness.  Once you water the garden of kindness such as saying nice things and being nice to each other the bullying will end.


Cross Country state results

The Pioneers had 8 athletes competing at the state meet this past Thursday at Kearney.

Results for the girls, Ellie Shaffer 26th and Abby Hillmer 31st.  Results for the boys, Ben Everswick 9th, Adam Robinson 13th, Alex Tietz 33rd, Peyton Griesert 65th, Sean Ramey 80th, Steven Determan 93rd.  The boys finished 3rd place as a team.  Great Job Cross Country Teams!!!

For full girls results, to go:  Click Here

For full boys results, to go:  Click Here


Fire Prevention Week

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The students at Fort Calhoun Elementary School participated in Fire Prevention Week by visiting with Volunteers from Fort Calhoun’s Volunteer Fire department.  Students heard the importance of trying to prevent kitchen fires and talking to parents about fire safety from Assistant Chief Al Ertzner. Then, they were able to explore a fire truck and an ambulance with volunteers Don Casey, Dave Nuemann and Melissa Biodrowski.

Cross Country Success


Congratulations to our Cross Country State finalist. The Boy’s Team with Alex Tietz, Ben Everswick, Adam Robinson, Sean Ramey, Peyton Griesert, and Steven Determan. From the Girl’s Team, Abby Hillmer and Ellie Shaffer. The State Meet is Friday Oct. 25th in Kearney. Good Luck to all our runners.

Coach Christensen gets a Pie in the Face For a Good Cause 2013

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FBLA sponsored a Pie in the Face Contest during Homecoming week to raise money for the March of Dimes.  Throughout the week students put money into teacher’s containers and also bought tickets for the opportunity to be the person to give the teacher the pie.  The teacher who raised the most money was Mr. Christensen and the student picked to give the pie was Riley Mitchell.  Thank you to the teachers who participated and the students who donated money.  Fifty dollars will be donated towards the March of Dimes.

Fight for the Cure T-Shirts

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so FBLA is selling pink t-shirts to raise money for the cure.   If you are interested in purchasing a t-shirt or have questions, please contact Gina Kotas, FBLA Sponsor at for an order form.

All proceeds will go towards breast cancer awareness.

Softball Conference Runner-Up

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Congratulations to our Softball Team.

They went 2-1 to receive runner up honors for the 2nd year in a row.

They defeated Syracuse 2-1 and Raymond Central 8-4 in 8 innings.

They were defeated by Wahoo 6-8. The Pioneers’ record is now 13-7.

 We have a home game tonight vs Johnson County, a home game on Thursday vs Ashland-Greenwood and a triangular at home on Saturday vs Wisner-Pilger and West Point-Beemer.

Above is Fort Calhoun’s team picture from the Capitol Conference Tournament on Saturday, September 28th in Arlington.

Front Row:  Sabrina Hernandez, Bailey Baxter,  Madie Nelson, Toree Polsley, Carsen Nelson

Back Row:  Andrea Seefus, Grace Herold, Kailey Siemonsma, Lauren Nelson, Jordan Coulter, Erin Schulz

Not pictured:  Dani Dross, Riley Kister, Head Coach Rich Bernstein and Assistant Coach Allie Schleifer