Fort Calhoun Students Lizzie Namuth, Ashlyn Dippel, Kloey Appel, and Anna Polesky raised money for Habitat for Humanity by giving students the chance to vote on which teachers were taped to the wall. Mr. Jones was the top vote-getter with Mr. Hatcher in second. Students also had the opportunity to pay a dollar for a piece of tape. Lizzie said “One of the funniest parts was watching Mrs. Wellman High Horse and Mr. Hatcher have a competition to see who would get taped. I also enjoyed seeing a lot of the junior high kids getting involved and donating a lot of money. I thought it was a fun and competitive way to help raise money for a good cause.” In all, $254.85 was raised.
Please consider coming out to support the TeamMates program on Sunday!!!!
This event is fun for the entire family and will help to build the scholarship fund for our chapter!!!
Students at Fort Calhoun Elementary had a ton of fun at Dance Camp on Friday, December 15th. Forty girls attended this event organized by the High School Dance Team. This year, they had a Holiday theme and danced at halftime of the Girls’ Varsity Game against Wahoo. Kindergartener Lani said, “it was pretty fun and exciting but it wore me out.” Anna and Jordin agreed that their favorite part was the performance where they danced to songs like Jingle Bell Rock.
photos by Bailey Bannister
“Devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.”
One of our freshman homeroom classes has been writing to and visiting a group of Seniors at Autumn Pointe. The students and seniors share stories of family activities, sports and hobbies and life experiences. The ‘pen pals’ write to each other monthly and we visit the retirement home during their homeroom once per month.
photos and article by Carole-Anne Crump
It was a great year for the food drive at Fort Calhoun Elementary. The event was organized by the student council and a total of 3,450 items were collected! All the items collected were donated to the food pantry at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Fort Calhoun. The winning classrooms got to have a pajama day. The winners were Miss Hall’s class upstairs and Mrs. Larsen’s class downstairs. A fun addition this year was a Putt-Putt course set up with all the cans and items collected. With the help of Mrs. Rutledge, student council members and Mrs. Larsen’s students set up the course in the gym using all the items. All the students had fun playing golf. In addition, the staff at the Elementary school donated 583 items in exchange for jeans days and the students and staff at the Junior-Senior High collected 564 items.
Congratulations Tessa Rutledge for being named Nebraska’s Elementary School PE Teacher of the Year by the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE). We are so lucky to have you here at the FORT! See the following article by Hillary Rosencrants for more information.
photo by Joe Burns, Enterprise Publishing
Photo by Mae Clausen, Kindergarten Teacher
Nebraska Humane Society Holiday Donation
What to donate:
Tied fleece blankets
Unopened jars of peanut butter
Soft dog treats
Resealable sandwich-size plastic bags
When: November 20 – December 8
Where: A bin will be available in Mrs. Wellman-High Horse’s room
Contact: Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
Give the Gift of Life.
Here’s another way to support our TeamMates mentoring program. Tomorrow, during Washington County Gives, go to WCNEGIVES.org, click on the Donate Now button and select TeamMates Mentoring Program – Fort Calhoun when asked to select an organization. Thank you for your support!
This time-lapse video was created by Fort Calhoun Junior Stephanie Mlynarik, and she is in Independent Art this year. She used her iPad, iMovie, Adobe Clip, and iTunes to create and edit the video. Stephanie spent four days working on the project.
Mr. Paul High Horse