Merry Christmas from Fort Calhoun School. Have a safe and fun holiday break. School will resume for students on January 7th.
The 6th graders have been learning about plant and animal cells in Mr. Mallette’s Science class. They ended the semester with cell model presentations and did an amazing job.
Being away from your family over the holidays is hard. Hopefully, these gifts from The Elementary Student Council will brighten the days of the troops who receive them. They are going to three local soldiers that are away from home for the holidays and other troops overseas. The students spoke at a Knights of Columbus meeting and an Auxiliary meeting to asked for donations from these organizations to help with funding. They were so generous and each donated $300. This helped us out tremendously as shipping per box is around $15. This is always a rewarding project that they have done for the past 3 years.
put their Military boxes together and will be shipping those out Friday.
Congratulations to Senior Grant Hansen who is the Runza Student of the Week. We are lucky to have students like you here at the Fort! Click the link below to watch Grant’s interview.
This year we had food drives at both the Elementary school and the Junior-Senior High. Both students and staff participated and it was a huge success. At the JRH/HS the drive was organized by the FBLA and over 750 food items were donated. They had a competition between classes and the winning classes were the Seniors and the Freshman. At the Elementary, the staff was able to wear jeans for food or monetary donations and they collected 446 items and $200. The contest between the homerooms was won by Mrs. Hodson’s class upstairs and Mrs. Benoit’s class downstairs. All donations at both schools went to the food pantry at St John the Baptist Catholic church here in town. Thank you very much for all who donated and organized this project!
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The blood drive was very successful this year. We had 60 people come to donate and collected 50 units of blood. Thank you to all who donated. If you weren’t able to donate that day but would still like to, go to redcrossblood.org to find a blood drive that is convenient for you.
On Monday, November 11th, 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. Plus, the 4th-grade students performed a fun, patriotic light show presentation. The keynote speaker was Ltc. Julie L. Burmeister. Several service members from the Military were in attendance 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.
MCC is having its annual American Red Cross Blood Drive this year on December 4th 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.