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.
MCC is having their annual American Red Cross Blood Drive this year on December 6th at the High School. Any student at least 16 years old that is interested in donating blood needs to stop by the office and pick up a parent permission form. Signed forms need to be returned to the office.
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.
On Friday, November 10th, Fort Calhoun Community Schools honored our Veterans by having a Veteran’s Day Ceremony. The event was hosted by our Skills USA students with an introduction by Wylie Oliver and the MC being Kloey Appel. The High School Band and Choir both performed several patriotic songs including the Armed Forces Salute. The 4th Graders also helped us celebrate by performing the song “Stars and Stripes Forever.” Mark Erikson was the Keynote Speaker. Several service members from the Military were in attendances and enjoyed a luncheon prepared by the school kitchen staff and served by the Skills USA students. Thank you to everyone who helped with the event. Once again, Fort Calhoun Schools would like to thank all our Veterans for their service to our country.
Many thanks to the Fort Calhoun PFE for sponsoring the assembly “Grossology” from the Omaha Children’s Museum. The Elementary students discovered some of the anatomy’s most interesting facts in the most disgustingly fun way. Some 6th graders I spoke to said: “it was a little gross.” However, they liked the visuals and they also said: “it was a fun way to learn about our bodies.” Thanks again PFE for all you do for our students.
Congratulations to our Marching Band for receiving a superior rating at the NSBA State Marching Band Competition. Great job on all the hard work and time spent to reach this goal. Seniors pictured are Keagan Hunter, Troy Teeter, Seth Conrad, Chandler Bendorf, Colton Folkers, Ben Bonacci, Justin Union, Bailey Bannister, McKenzie Cottle, and Melanie Campbell.