Creighton Athletes Visit Fort Calhoun Elementary

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.

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Summer Programs Enrollment Now Open

Enrollment for the Summer Programs is now open.

All the forms can be found on our website if you click on School and then down to Summer Programs or click the following link.

Forms can also be found at the Elementary School Office at 402-468-5714.

Please complete the forms and return to the Elementary School with Attn: Christina Bowser.  If you have any questions, please email me at

Please note, students entering Kindergarten (must be 5 yrs. old) through sixth grade for the upcoming school year are eligible to enroll in summer programs.

Enrollment will close May 16, 2016

Agriculture in the Classroom

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.

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Thank You Student Council

Fort Calhoun Student Council picked up litter on Sunday, April 17 on Highway 75 south of Fort Calhoun. They are Johnny Crump, Aaron Winter, Wylie Oliver, Ben Namuth, McKenzie Cottle and Zoe Fickbohm.


Student Honors

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.


2016 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.

Ethan Hann – Excellence in Realism
Avery McKennan – Excellence in Realism, Best of Show 9-12
Kloey Appel – Excellence in Realism, Excellence in Graphic Design, 2 Best of Show
Ashlyn Dippel – Merit in Realism
Jessica Gravert – Excellence in Realism
Jacob Tegels – Excellence in Realism, Best in Show 9-12
Sadie Brown – Merit in Realism
Not pictures are Rachael Fuhrman – Excellence in Graphic Design and Ethan Shaffer – Excellence in Graphic Design, Best in Show 9-12.

Fort Calhoun School Branding Video and Open House Slideshow

Click the link below to view the school branding video on Google Docs. Thank you to Angie Kubicek, Cara Anderson, Gina Kotas and all the Fort Calhoun students who helped with this project.


Follow this link to view the video on YouTube.

Follow this link for a picture slideshow of the Open House

Open House 2016