Hoops for Heart

The Fort Calhoun Elementary School was able to fund-raise a grand total of $4,021.65 for Hoops for Heart! Over the last couple of weeks, the students learned about being HEART healthy through basketball skills and activities and how we, as a school, can help others. Great job to everyone!

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College Exposure Trip to SECC @ Milford

On Monday, February 23rd, a group of sophomore and junior students went on the first ever guidance sponsored College Exposure trip to Southeast Community College in Milford.  There, the students were able to tour the campus and learn about a number of career programs in the industrial / technical area.  The students seemed especially excited about the opportunities they saw in robotics, ND (nondestructive testing), and the various industry sponsored auto and diesel programs – like John Deere, Ford, GM, and Chrysler.  Mrs. Hernandez plans to continue these trips and take small groups of students out to visit various colleges and other post secondary training programs each quarter.

Spanish Class Activity

The Spanish 2 students have been learning about the culture in Puerto Rico and learned about the festivals that take place in Ponce. Within the culture they learned about the masks the people wear in the parades and the meaning behind them. With the help of Mr. High Horse, they created their own masks with molds, plaster and paint. The students used their iPads to record themselves describing their masks and were able to share the descriptions with their classmates.

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State Wrestling Qualifiers

Congratulations to our State Wrestling Qualifiers!

Riley Lake, Dylan Hartline, Jacob Tegels, Lonnie Albertson, Vince Hartline, Cameron McNew, Cole Welchert.

District Results : Go to Browse at top of screen.  Select Tournaments.  Search: City: Malcolm, State: Nebraska.  Then on the left of screen you can view brackets by weight class.

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State Brackets at Track Wrestling: Go to Browse at top of screen.  Select Tournaments.  NSAA State tournament at Century Link Center is right there on the front screen.  Select weights.  Then you can view each class brackets.  We are class C.

We will have a PEP Rally for our State Wrestlers at 12:15 pm on Thursday Feb. 19th in the HS gym.  Please come support our athletes!

Congratulations to Jake Polesky

Congratulations to Jake Polesky. He was one of the top entries in NETA’s 2015 Infographics Contest. He created an infographic over the grammar concept Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement using the website Piktochart.com.  An infographic visually organizes both text and graphics to communicate information. His work will be published in an upcoming NETA newsletter, which is received by educators all over the state of Nebraska. Hopefully, educators will use his piece as an inspiration to use this technology in their own classrooms.

His teacher, Sara Wellman-HighHorse, will also be recognized in the upcoming NETA newsletter for her efforts in using the application website in class.  She will also receive a free membership to this years NETA Conference held in Omaha. Mrs. Wellman-HighHorse commented saying, “I had originally learned about this creation-based website at least year’s NETA conference.  I decided to utilize it in my classroom, as it aligns with my philosophy of more project-based assessments. In addition, knowing about this contest fueled my ambition to use it even more.”


Engineering Competition at UNO

Mrs. Shields took 2 teams to the TSA TEAMS (Technology Student Association Test for Engineering Aptitude in Math and Science) Competition on Tuesday, February 17 at UNO. The teams placed 1st and 2nd in their respective division. The students participating were James Borsch, Sarah Determan, Kyle Owen, Tessa Stevens, Alex Tietz, Daniel Crump, Zane Fickbohm, Riley Grosse-Rhode, Bret Klabunde, Erin Schulz.


Phenomenon Show Choir

Phenomenon Show Choir competed at the UNO Show Choir Festival on Wednesday, February 11th. The group competed against 8 other schools in our class and performed very well. Phenomenon will compete again this Friday, February 13th, at the NCDA (Nebraska Choral Directors Association) Show Choir Festival held at Elkhorn South High School.


3rd Grade Project

Hearts are the most recognized symbol for February.  After all, it is the month of LOVE.  Third grade enjoyed creating beautiful Valentine artwork.  They used paper, scissors, glue and oil pastels to make these colorful pieces of art.

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Robotics Contest

Fort Calhoun Robotics class participated in their first contest this weekend at Benson High School. Teams did really well with this being their first contest of the year. They will be participating again at Skills USA State April 15-17 at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha.

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Geometry Project

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The student took a picture of a pioneer, put a 1-inch grid on it and then increased it to 8 foot tall pioneer. Making a shape bigger is called a dilation.