Congratulations to Tessa Stevens

Congratulations to Tessa Stevens who is a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program.
About 1.5 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2014 Preliminary sat/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (psat/nmsqt®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest- scoring entrants in each state. A Semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record through-out high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn sat® scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test.
Tessa is a stellar student who loves to learn.  She is taking courses at UNO this year as part of her school day during her senior year.  She is an amazing leader – active in a number of organizations here at the FORT including our band, cross country, speech team, quiz bowl, POPP, and National Honor Society. Good Luck in the final round Tessa.


Kindergarten Fun

Kindergartners are already enjoying learning about Fall. They brought in things from nature to explore using magnifying glasses. Pictured you can see they have a sunflower, praying mantis, pumpkin, and a hedge apple. They also enjoyed checking out a cat tail, rocks, a bean plant, several flowers and even a snake!

Plus, what student doesn’t enjoy finger painting? They made Fall leaf pictures using shaving cream, paint and glue. The Kindy 500 is off to a good start.

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Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirts for Sale

The Fort Calhoun FBLA and Cheerleaders will be selling t-shirts to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. The money raised will be donated to the Kamie K. Preston Hereditary Cancer Foundation. More information about the foundation can be found at Order forms need to be returned by Wednesday, October 7th. If you have any questions, contact Gina Kotas ( Thank you to Student Killian Roehr who designed the t-shirt logo this year.

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6th Graders Visit Summit Lake

Sixth Grade Conservation Day was held at Summit Lake near Tekamah on Tuesday, September 22nd. Students went on a guided hike through the hills, explored the shoreline, and attended afternoon sessions on fishing, water, soil, and forestry. It was a fun learning experience for all.

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National Assisted Living Week

Last week was National Assisted Living Week.  Students at Fort Calhoun High School had several opportunities to interact with residents at Autumn Pointe Assisted Living. They participated in exercise programs including walking club where they were paired up with a resident to help them on their daily walk. Also, Mr. Hatcher took his History class and gave residents a chance to connect with the students through conversation as the residents discussed their real life history with the class. It was a fun week for all.

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Reading Buddies

Reading Buddies:

The Fort Calhoun Elementary School has a program called Reading Buddies. Once a week, the upper grades pair up with the lower grades and read for 15 to 20 minutes. Our students enjoy the program and the older students do a great job asking the younger ones questions to get them engaged. This is a fun time for all of the kids.

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Star Spangled Banner

To commemorate the Anniversary of the “Star Spangled Banner,” Students at Fort Calhoun Jr/Sr High School gathered around the flagpole on Monday September 14th to sing the National Anthem. It was written 201 years ago on September 14th 1814.


Congratulations to Killian Roehr

Fort Calhoun student, Killian Roehr, is a member of the UNMC High School Alliance this year. He joins other students from high schools around Omaha to take college-level classes to prepare for health careers. He had to apply and go through an interview process to be admitted and he is the first Pioneer to be accepted into this competitive program. Killian wants to get an M.D. and become a surgeon or a researcher. He was featured in a UNMC Newsroom article. Great job Killian. Follow this link to read the article.




Homecoming Fun 2015

Fort Calhoun Students had a fun Homecoming week which ended with a parade, pep rally and football game. It was a beautiful day with our students and many community members coming out to support our school. Friday evening was a big success with the Skills USA Hog Roast and Football game. Our team played very well with a  41-12 win over Loiusville. Congratulations to our Homecoming Royalty. Queen and King Delaney Bruening, Zane Fickbohm and Prince and Princess Nolyn Appel and Hanna Nieto.


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