Elementary Students Go Carolling

The 6th Grader’s from Fort Calhoun Elementary school, led by their music teacher Samantha Bryan, sang Christmas carols for the residents at Autumn Pointe Assisted Living Community. The students did a great job and the residents enjoyed hearing some Christmas classics.

Care Packages Sent to Troops

Fort Calhoun Elementary Student Council Members sent care packages to troops overseas. The packages included snacks, bubble gum, and mints. They also added holiday cards that students in the school made. They were so grateful this year for monetary donations from the VFW, the Jaycees and the Knights of Columbus here in Fort Calhoun which made this possible. Such a great community we live in. Student Council Members are as follows.

4th Graders

Clara Godfrey, Kellen Robinson, Danny Powel, and Ella Bouwman.

5th Graders

Stella Wilmes, Jovi Greiner, Moria Doyle, Lyla Pearson, Macie Collins, and Emily Barta.

6th Graders

Allison Prunty, Sammie Ludwig, Samantha Thomas, Grant Ruma, Addison Benoit, Max Halford, Anna Taylor and Anna Melville.

Books and Buzz Cuts at Fort Calhoun Elementary

The kids read a total of 161,850 minutes outside school hours during the six week period of our Books and Buzz Cuts reading incentive program. Principal Drew Wagner and 6th grade teacher Todd Teeter agreed to let kids give them buzz cuts and counselor Marie Adams agreed to let them cut 5-6 inches off her hair if they reached their reading goals. Miss Hall’s kindergarteners won the competition. The 9 kids who read the most and earned the opportunity to cut hair were Alisa Taylor, Noah Grove, Geno Roberts, Sammie Ladwig, Cami Christensen, Gerald Taylor, Bode Welchert, Anna Taylor and Emma Rodriquez Weiss.

Veterans Honored at Fort Calhoun Schools

On Friday, November 9th, 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 Bailey Donovan and the MC and Skills President being Kate Hoefker. The High School Band and Choir both performed several patriotic songs including the Armed Forces Salute.  Terry Fitzgerald 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.

Craig and Fred Visit Fort Calhoun Schools

Students and staff alike enjoyed hearing the story of Craig and Fred: A Marine and his dog and how they rescued each other. Craig Grossi told the students how he met Fred in Afghanistan and how Fred’s ability to be positive (wagging his tail) even in the harsh environment, inspired him and his team. Craig calls it stubborn positivity. You can read more about his story in his book titled Craig & Fred: A Marine, A Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Other or on the website https://www.fredtheafghan.com/

Varsity Basketball Athletes Coach Younger Students

The FCYSO organized a K-2nd-grade basketball league that was coached by the High School girls and boys basketball players. It ran from October 7th-November 4th on Sundays. The first two weeks were spent going over fundamental skills then the kids were split into teams. Kindergarten had two teams where they played the same team every week and 1-2nd grade had 4 teams so they all got to play each other once (3 weeks of games). Each participant received a basketball on the last day that was purchased by FCYSO. All in all, the kids and coaches thoroughly enjoyed themselves!

3rd Annual Basketball Alumni Tournament

The 3rd Annual Fort Calhoun Alumni Basketball Tournament, FC Basketball Fundraiser, is coming soon on November 16th-17th. Pull your teams together now to support our FC Boy’s Basketball team! Register before November 10th. See the link below for rules and registration forms. For more information, contact Coach Christensen at achristensen@ftcpioneers.org.

Basketball Tournament Information

PLC Students Have Fun Fall Activities

On Wednesday, October 24 the PLC Transition students visited Autumn Pointe to hang homemade door hangers on the residents’ doors. They were also able to take part in science experiments with the residents. Here Ethan and Dietrich are standing by one of the experiments. On Thursday, the students enjoyed decorating pumpkins.