Prom Royalty

Fort Calhoun Prom Royalty 2014

Congratulations to our 2014 Prom Royalty-Prince Tyler Pace, Princess Abby Hillmer, Queen Ali DeWitt and King Zach Fickbohm

Notice of Public Sale

Notice of Public Sale

a Grizzly Model G4002 12”x24” gear head lathe

a Warner & Swasey No 4 Ram type Turret lathe

a 10’ x 20’ wooden .storage shed

a Metal “pole” building with modular addition, 4,415
square foot -metal portion constructed in 1972, modular
wood construction add at a later date (a portable).

See the following link for more information.

Notice of Public Sale

Early Childhood Developmental Screening

Early Childhood developmental Screening for all children Birth through 5 years will be Friday, March 28.  Areas screened include; Communication, social, self-help, fine and gross motor.  For more information or to make an appointment call the Elementary Office at 402-468-5714 or click the link below for the child development checklist.

FC Brochure 0-36 month-1[3] FC Brochure 3-5 years[1]

One Book One School


In cooperation with our PFE officers, parent members and the entire Fort Calhoun Elementary Staff, we are thrilled to announce the kick-off to our “One School One Book” Reading Campaign 2014!

Our PFE committee and elementary staff adopted this program three years ago as a way of continuing our school’s vision in helping students to build rich literacy skills at home as well as school. Every family is encouraged to purchase and read the same book, at the same time. Engaging families in the joy of reading quality literature with each other and completing fun, challenging and enriching activities for one calendar month.

This year the PFE and elementary teachers selected a fun, playful, enjoyable
story called: The World According To Humphrey, by Betty Birney.

Many fun activities are planned throughout the March reading month, including family projects, writing activities, “Humphrey snack days”, prizes awarded to participants who turn in proof of completion reading chapters each week, and even the chance of winning a real live hamster at the PFE carnival on April 11th!

Don’t miss out!
Order forms sent home from the elementary school Thursday, Feb. 20th allowing everyone the opportunity to purchase The World According to Humphrey book for an amazing price of 3.00!!!!  The PFE committee is donating 1.80 per book sold, so buy 1 or More at that amazing price!!!!!

Important dates to remember: For One School One Book Campaign 2014~
*Feb. 20, 2014 Order forms for Humphrey books come home
*Feb. 28th 2014 Order forms due!
*Monday March 10th Books, Calendar with activities, reading assignments, and project turn in dates, sent home in baggies with your student(s).

*Week of April 7th -last week of One School One Book
*April 11, 2014- PFE Carnival culminating the end to a wonderful reading campaign! Please see the following links for more detailed information.

*Humphrey Calendar


_Humphrey Letter to Parents


Humphrey Assignments

Humphrey Certificate #1 Humphrey Certificate #2 Humphrey Certificate #3 Humphrey Certificate #4

Any questions???
Please contact:
Mrs. Angela Hansen
Reading Specialist
Fort Calhoun Elementary School
ahansen@ftcpioneers.orgphone: 402-468-5714


Science Fair Winners

The Science Fair was held on Monday March 17th.  The judges from OPPD said that choosing a winner was difficult because there was a variety of quality exhibits. Congratulations to all of our winners.

High School
1st.  Michaela Beavers-Measuring soil bearing capacity
2nd. Jessica Gravert & Amanda Hansen-How accurate is your taste?
3rd. Bradley Lester-Effect of lighting from carbon dioxide

Junior High
1st. Nicole Swanson-Predator and prey instincts?
2nd. McKenzie Cottle &Lizzy Namuth- Pareidolia: Can you hear music after it disappears?
3rd. Matt McGovern-When will wood break?

Overall winners
Julie Klemm and  Taya Skelton- How light affects plants?

 Lizzie&McK Nicole Jessica&MandyJulie&TayaBradley


Learning is Fun in 2nd Grade

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We have been studying embryology in science in second grade. Mr. Landon brought us 12 eggs on February 12th. We learned about how to take care of them and the process of hatching. Mr. Landon came back on the 18th and candled the eggs. One was not fertilized and one was cracked so, we had a possibility of hatching 10 chicks. On February 27th when we got here in the morning, 3 eggs were pipped, which means they had holes in the them and we could see the chicks breathing. By the end of the day, we were able to see three hatch and then one hatched later that night. This is a fun learning experience for all of us!

Pioneers have a heart


The students and faculty at FCHS helped raise almost 450 items for The Bridge.  Pictured is the winning homeroom — Mrs. Lloyd and Mrs. Welchert’s seventh and eighth graders.  They brought in 148 items and Mr. Pitt’s eleventh grade homeroom was a close second with 126 items.  The winning homeroom students will get to go to the front of the lunch line each day next week (March 3rd- March 7th).  This event was organized by MCC and POPP.  The event organizers wanted to do a special shout out to Justin Union as the individual who brought in the most items for the cause!!  Pictured with the students in the front center is The Bridge’s Rural Outreach Advocate and Coordinator for Washington and Burt Counties, Jody Koziol.  The Bridge was formerly known as the Crisis Center for Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault.  The Bridge’s mission is to prevent and eliminate violence in the lives of women, children and men, through empowerment, education and social change.  For more information regarding The Bridge and their work, check out their website at