One School-One Book

March is Reading month at Fort Calhoun Elementary School!!!  PFE’s One School – One Book, family to school campaign is here!!!  Books, activities, and a reading schedule will be sent home Monday, March 14th after a school – wide kick off!  Families will read the book together, partake in fun-filled activities and conversations about this great book!  The culmination of this event and book will be the PFE Carnival held on Friday, April 15th.  If you have any questions, please email Mandy Taylor

Click the following links for more information.

Kenny – Activities

Kenny – Calendar

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Kenny – Certificate  week 2

Kenny – Certificate _week 3

Kenny – Certificate _week 4

Kenny – Chess

Kenny – Illustration Recall

Dr. Seuss Week Celebrations

Fort Calhoun Elementary had a blast celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday. They had many different dress up themes, contests and story times. Some favorites were MIxed Up Monday and Wacky Wednesday. Students also had the opportunity to enter the “decorate a hat at home contest” and make a Seuss Soup Snack to enjoy during their time reading Dr. Seuss books throughout the week.  The week wrapped up with an assembly to announce contest winners. A highlight of the week was watching the students who won the contests race their teachers and Mr. Wagner in various events.

Winners of the decorate your door contest were Mrs. Gross for PreK-2nd and Mr. Teeter for 3rd-6th. Mrs Royuk was the overall winner.

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The Winners for the Dress up days were Ellie Duros in Preschool, Dehlia Hallberg in Kindergarten, Will Duros in 1st Grade, Natalie Lammers in 2nd Grade, Samantha Thomas in 3rd Grade, AJ Pace in 4th Grade, Grace Genoways in 5th Grade, and Payton Pohlad in 6th Grade. These lucky winner got to compete against their teachers in fun races.

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The winners of the decorate a hat contest got to race Mr. Wagner on a scooter around the hallway. The winners were Lucie Larsen and Grady McDonnell.

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There was also a contest to see who could be quietest in the lunch room. These winners were Kindergarten, Third Grade and 6th Grade. Their teachers were rewarded by getting a shaving cream “hat.” It was a lot of fun.

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Everyday, the students had a surprise guest read them a Dr. Seuss story.





Fort Calhoun High School Open House

Fort Calhoun High School

Open House April 3, 2016

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please join us at the Open House and tour the newly renovated Junior/Senior High School. The tour includes a viewing of the expanded classrooms, new competition gym, industrial arts area, art room and more! Guests will also have the opportunity to preview the new school video. Thank you for your support in improving the safety and learning environment of our students. We hope to see you there!



Congratulations to our Science Fair Winners 2016

Congratulations to our 2016 Science Fair Winners
Jr. High

3rd- Grant Hansen, Maddie Hansen-  Do egg replacements effect height?

2nd- Dillon Dierks, Justin Myer- Does the amount of water affect the growth of plants?

1st- Evelyn Roehr- Can objects with same weight have different densities?

High School

3rd- Piper Hager, Rachel Hager – Fingerprint Fanatics

2nd- Nick Smith – Rapid Attraction

1st – Nickie King, Jordan Wear – Denaturing Proteins

Overall winner

Julie Klemm,  Taya Skelton – How does microwave radiation affect different living organisms?

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Congratulations to our 2016 Prom Royalty

Left to Right: (Juniors) Prince Caleb Grosse-Rhode, Princess Dani Dross, (Seniors) Queen Hannah Nieto and King Riley Grosse-Rhode

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Mrs. Shields has the Prom pictures in her room. You must order them by this Thursday. You don’t have to pay for them until the pictures are printed.

Sing Around Nebraska 2016

Ten students in 5th and 6th grade were selected to participate for Sing Around Nebraska 2016. Sing Around Nebraska is sponsored by the Nebraska Choral Directors Association and there are over 10 host sites and choirs across the state so that students from all over Nebraska can take part. Students auditioned in November and those selected rehearsed and learned the music during practices outside of the school day every week leading up until the choir festival day. The Fort Calhoun students that were selected attended the Omaha site held at Grace University. The choir took place on Saturday February 27th. Students rehearsed with over 100 other students from across the area during the day and put on a final public concert at 4:00 pm. Students who participated from Fort Calhoun were Katie Barta, John Doyle, Grace Genoways, Jesse Hartline, Cameryn Lewis, Kylie Perfetti, Payton Pohlad, Alayna Prunty, Morgan Therkildsen, Sophie Thomas.

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Magician Performs for the Elementary Students

On Thursday, February 25, Fort Calhoun Elementary had a special guest.
Magician, Sean Watson, performed for the students as a reward for their fall fundraising.  As a part of his show, Sean talked about the struggles he had in school and how magic helped him gain confidence. He reminded the students that they could do anything they put their minds to if they tried hard enough. The students and staff enjoyed the show and we even had a few students get to help out.

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