Elementary is Hooked on Reading


Hooked on reading

On October 6, 2014, Ms. Homolka implemented an eight-week long reading program for the elementary school. This program is designed so that children will read more while they’re at home. The program has a fish theme, and as an incentive they receive Goldfish or Swedish Fish for reading the required amount. In addition, the grand prize for the top twenty readers is to go on a trip to the Henry Doorly Zoo. The children have to fill out a paper fish cut out, which must be signed by their parents after they read the assigned amount. This program is a clear way to get students “hooked” on reading!

Written by Frederick Lehman, Brayden Lake, and Tanner Coleman

Congratulations State XC Runners

State Cross Country took place on Friday October 24th.  Alex Tietz finished 3rd.  Peyton Griesert finished 21st.  Great job Pioneer Runners!!! For full results, go to: http://nsaahome.org/textfile/cc/ccresbc.pdf

Cross Country State Qualifiers

Congratulations to our Cross Country State qualifiers. Alex Tietz won the District meet and Peyton Griesert placed 5th. The State Cross Country meet is next Friday Oct. 24th. Good luck boys.



Thirty seven junior high students joined in the fun on Friday, October 10, 2014.  We hung out after school snacking and watching the movies – The Lego Movie and Million Dollar Arm.  Then we went to the Blair YMCA to join in the special junior high sand volleyball tournament that they were sponsoring as part of their twentieth anniversary celebration.  We were glad to represent FC well since we were eight of the ten teams present and had both the championship and runner up teams!  Congratulations to the winning team – Attack Force – Courtney B, Taya S, Hannah B, and Julie K.  Runner up honors went to the Pink Fury team – Alexis R, Olivia R, Nicole S, Trina J, and Cadie B.  A fun time was had by all and we are already looking forward to the next junior high POPP event!!!

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Hooked on Learning with the NE Game and Parks Commission.

Continuing with our school wide theme Hooked on Learning, Mrs. Leishman arranged for the Nebraska Games and Park Commission along with FC alumni Lindsey Chizinski to set up a live fish tank outside of the Elementary school. The students enjoyed learning hands on about native fish from Nebraska. Teachers were also given classroom resources called Fishing Fundamentals to use in their classroom throughout the year. Thank you Nebraska Games and Park Commission.

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ACT Review Sessions

The evening ACT Review sessions will now include materials for other upcoming post-high school entrance exams also: the Compass test, ASVAB and PSAT. There will be a teacher to help with Math, English and Science at the sessions. Review materials and test-taking hints for each of the tests will be available. The review sessions will be held on October 7, 8, 14, 15, 20 and 22 from 6 – 9 pm in Mrs. Shields’ room.

Teammates Tailgate

About 45 mentors and Mentees with their families attended the TeamMates Tailgate Friday, October 3 before the High School football game against Ashland/Greenwood. It was an opportunity for Mentees and their families to meet their Mentors. Everyone enjoyed the popcorn bar and the social time.

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