Fort Calhoun Elementary School held a 7 week March Madness contest, a reading incentive program, designed to encourage kids to read at home. Preschool through grade 2 competed against each other, and grades 3 through 6 went head-to-head, so they had 2 winning classrooms: Mrs. Clausen’s kindergartners and Mrs. Leishman’s 3rd graders. The prize was a catered lunch of Godfather’s pizza and time with Creighton players. Zach Hanson and Malik Albert were great sports. They played ball with the kids, signed autographs, and posed for pictures.
The 2nd grade Social Studies class is studying Agriculture in the Classroom and helping the community at the same time. They are growing sweet potato vines for the Fort Calhoun CommUnity Garden. They are learning to grow crops and how to become producers and consumers. The students are responsible for planting the potatoes, taking care of them, and observing the project each week to compare and collect data. They researched sweet potatoes and put together an interactive and informational bulletin board.
Congratulations to the following students for being selected to the MCC Careers Academy for next year. Caleb Grosse-Rhode (Fire Science Technology), Jadon Costanzo (EMT), Justin Drowne (EMT), Coltin Ivester (Welding Technology), Jacob Genoways (Construction Technology – year two), and Autumn Kestel (Criminal Justice)
Also to our Girl’s State Representatives Montana Cottle (girls state rep) and Lauren Nelson (girls state alternate.)
Autumn Kestel, and Montana Cottle have the honors of being selected as Junior Law Cadets for our District.