College Sociology Community Service

College Sociology class has had a busy semester. They have done several community service projects. One group has collected items for foster care kids, another has rang bells for Salvation army and will be serving food at a homeless shelter and another has done some recycling at the recycle center in Blair. Jordan Schaefer had this to say about her experience ringing bells. “Other than it being pretty cold one of the days, it was really fun. Getting to see everyone that supports the Salvation Army and gives money was really nice. Even getting to see people smiling as our group sang songs was great. A lot of people would come up and sing with us. It was also really great to see all of the little kids that would bring money and put it in the bucket. There were a lot more than I had expected.” Thank you students for your service to the community.



Nyaliet Teng, Jordan Schaefer, Montana Cottle and Rachel Schumaker rang bells for the Salvation Army.


Jordan Coulter, Tessa Dethlefs, Hanna Lazure, and Lauren Nelson Collected different items for foster kids.


Robotics Champions

Fort Calhoun High School robotics teams participated in a Vex Robotics tournament this weekend at Elkhorn high school. Three teams competed from Fort Calhoun, with team 5053A Pioneer 1 finishing as tournament champion. The team consisted of Bret Klabunde, Zane Fickbohm, Eric Wolf, and Colton Edie. They paired with another team from Thomas Jefferson, and had a record of 6-1 through the three elimination rounds that used a best out of three format. This tournament win has qualified them for the Iowa/Nebraska Regional held at Omaha North on February 26-27, and the U.S. Open held at the Mid America center in Council Bluffs on April 7-9.

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Performing Arts Christmas Celebrations

Our Choir and Band have been busy this Holiday Season. Show Choir performed for the Ladies luncheon at the Frahm house and had their Choir Christmas Concert.The Saxophone Quartet and the Brass Quintet  provided some holiday entertainment for the retired folks at Autumn Pointe. The Band also had their Christmas Concert.

Our Elementary Students had fun preparing for their Christmas Concert on December 10th.

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Holiday Office Hours

Merry Christmas from Fort Calhoun Community Schools. The offices will be closed at noon on December 24th through December 25th and on December 31st through January 1st.  School offices will also be closed on Monday the 21st due to fire alarm testing. Have a wonderful Holiday break.


Winter Formal


The Winter formal for the High School Students is December 18th from 7-10 at the elementary school gym.  Admission is $5/person. Dress code: no jeans, sweatpants, or gym shorts. Outside Dance Permission form is in the office.



Elementary Quiz Bowl

-Quiz Bowl Competition at esu3 (24 teams were competing)
-We had 3 teams compete
*Team A (Photo 35) 1-2
*Team B (Photo 33) 3-2 earned 5th place
*Team C (Photo 34) 1-2
*All of our competitors (Photo 36)
*Action photo of Team B (Photo 37)
All teams competed at a high level while earning compliments from other teachers.
Statements made about our Fort Calhoun Kids….
“They are the quietest group here.”
“You have the most respectable kids in the building.”
“How do you get all of your kids to be so polite?”
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Red Cross Blood Drive – Thank You!

Thank you to all who donated blood. MCC had 65 Presenting Donors and Collected 60 Total Units.  Its was a great success!
Medical Careers Club

American Red Cross Blood Drive
December 2nd, 2015
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Fort Calhoun Community Building

Feel Good About Giving Back by Donating Blood!
Please call Chriss Lloyd for an appointment 402-468-5591

or go online to and search sponsor code 0092558.

Give the Gift of Life!

Canned Food Drive

Fort Calhoun Elementary had a canned food drive contest. Second grade won the contest for grades K-2 collecting 356 cans. Third grade won the contest for grades 3-6 collecting 91 cans. In total our students collected 1671 cans of food to be donated to the St. John the Baptist food pantry. Elementary staff brought in 440 food items and $205 dollars in exchange for jeans in the month of November.

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Veterans Honored at Fort Calhoun High School

On Wednesday, Fort Calhoun Community Schools honored our Veterans by having a Veteran’s Day Ceremony. The event was hosted by our Skills USA students. The High School Band and Choir both performed several patriotic songs including the Armed Forces Salute.  The 6th Graders also helped us celebrate by  performing  a special presentation about the American Flag. Jason Fickbohm, Retired Navy CPO, was the Keynote Speaker.  Several service members from every branch of the Military were in attendances and enjoyed a luncheon prepared by the school kitchen and served by the Skills USA students. Thank you to everyone who helped with the event. Once again, Fort Calhoun Schools would like to thank all our Veterans for their service to our country.

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Attention Pioneer Fans!


Attention Pioneer Fans:

Time to order your favorite Pioneer gear for the Holidays! This is the last opportunity to special order for the 2015-2016 school year. The deadline is Friday, November 20, 2015. We have many items available and we’ll gladly check our remaining stock for your request. You can also check out our large supply of in-stock merchandise for sale at home basketball games and don’t miss the opportunity to check out the new apparel and stocking stuffers on December 12, 2015 during Christmas in Calhoun!!

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