5th Grade Field Trip

The fifth grade students ventured out of the school building on Thursday, April 16.  They journeyed to the Outdoor Discovery Program at Platte River State Park. This is an outdoor recreation and science oriented day put on by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for fifth graders throughout the state. The students were able see and touch wildlife native to Nebraska. Some even had the opportunity to kiss a real live snake!   Students were able to shoot a bow and arrow and had a chance to shatter flying clay targets with a 20 gauge shotgun.  Some got aboard a boat just like that used by Lewis and Clark, and others got a close-up look at various kinds of fish.  We hope this was a fun and educational day for the students.

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1st Grade Field Trip

On April 9th, our first graders visited the Children’s Museum.  They had a blast doing all sorts of activities!  There was a fun ball area, various arts and crafts, mazes, science shows, and animal slides!  The upstairs exhibited farm equipment and the students were able to go inside a big combine!  Due to bad weather, we had to find a new place to eat lunch.  We were lucky enough to be able to go to the Police Station in downtown Omaha.  We ate in the big conference room, took a tour of the station and then were able to meet the Chief of Police, Todd Schmaderer.  It was a wonderful day!

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2nd Grade Field Trip

Fort Calhoun 2nd graders had a fun-filled, very educational field trip on Tuesday, April 28th!  They went to Schramm Park and participated in the Project Wild program.  Mrs. Benoit’s science class has been raising trout from eggs and were able to take them to the park and release them into the wild!!!  We also enjoyed a beautiful day fishing by the lake and one of our student’s even caught the largest fish of the day, a 12in bass!  We enjoyed the aquarium scavenger hunt, a nature walk, fishing, and releasing our trout!  It was definitely a memorable field trip for all!

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March Madness

March Madness was set up as a double elimination competition with classes going head-to-head against one another to see who could read the most at home. The Clausen Wolverines (kindergarten) and Leishman Zappers (3rd grade) competed for the championship, with the Wolverines coming out on top. Both classes shared a lunch of  Godfather’s pizza and a visit from Creighton basketball players Austin Chatman, Isaiah Zierden and Will Artino.


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Vans Custom Culture

Earlier this semester, our art department applied and was accepted to participate in the Vans Custom Culture, a national shoe designing competition. Up to 3,000 schools nationwide had the opportunity to participate, and we were fortunate enough to make the cut this year.

Students submitted designs based on the four shoe themes: Art, Local Flavor, Action Sports, and Music.  Designs by Vince Hartline, Taylar King, and Killian Roehr were chosen as the winners. Designs were tweaked and four art students were chosen to transfer them to the shoes. Vince, Destinie Bradberry, Heather Remm, and Zane Fickbohm worked extremely hard designing, creating, and applying the art to the physical pairs of shoes.

Jim Shields was kind enough to lend us his photography expertise to take photos of the shoes. Please view the attached images, which were submitted for the competition. In addition to the photos, we made a 1-2 minute video, thanks to Jake Polesky and Hannah Nieto.  When you see these students, please congratulate them on their hard work and dedication.

On April 24th we will find out if we made it into the top 10 schools in our region. Wish us luck.

The shoes are on display across from the high school office in our glass display case.

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ThinkStretch Summer Learning Program

Our students have worked very hard this school year. Please help us help you to keep the learning going. Fort Calhoun and PFE are making available a grade specific Summer Learning Book and Parent Guide to Summer for only $10. The book meets national standards for learning outcomes by grade and is formatted in a concise and doable workbook.

Parents are key to the summer learning program and without your partnership it is not possible. Together we are encouraging you to “Keep it simple but keep it going.” Please see the order form below and contact Kelli Shaner at jkshaner@abbnebraska.com for more information. Sample books are located in the school office.

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2015 Audubon Society of Omaha Art Contest

2015 Audubon Society of Omaha Art Contest

Congratulations to the following students for earning prizes and recognition at this year’s Audubon Society of Omaha Art Show.

-Maddie Rheinheimer earned an excellence award for realism, as well as Best of Show.

-Jessica Gravert earned an excellence award for graphic design, as well as a merit award for realism.

-Clayton Pratt earned a merit award for realism.

-Zane Fickbohm earned two excellence awards for realism.

-Brooke Sutherland earned a merit award for realism.

-Killian Roehr earned a merit award for cartooning.

-Heather Remm earned two excellence awards for realism, as well as Best of Show.

Not Pictured is Christopher Lopez, who earned an excellence award for graphic design, as well as Best of Show.

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