The Fort Calhoun Teammates had an outing to the Creighton basketball game on February 23, 2014. They bussed 49 mentors with their mentees to the game and were able to meet players and get autographs after the game. It was a huge success. To learn more about the Fort Calhoun Teammates or how to become a mentor, visit this website http://chapters.teammates.org/chapters/fort-calhoun/
Congratulations to our 2014 Prom Royalty-Prince Tyler Pace, Princess Abby Hillmer, Queen Ali DeWitt and King Zach Fickbohm
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.
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
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?
Julie Klemm and Taya Skelton- How light affects plants?
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!
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 http://www.bridgefromviolence.com/