Elementary Student Council Care Packages

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.

Thank you from MCC

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.

Veterans Honored at Fort Calhoun High School

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 Annual Blood Drive

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.

After School Art Program

Many 3rd through 6th-grade students got to be a part of our first ever after school art program and it was a blast! Students got to work on a variety of projects that included drawing, painting, and sculpting. During these art sessions, the students not only learned how to create their masterpieces, but also learned about the 7 elements of art, parts of the paintbrush, the different kinds of paint and materials used in art, just to name a few. 
Pictured are the 5th and 6th-grade students with their elephant sculptures from the most recent art class. The next session for 5th and 6th grade will start in January, and the 3rd and 4th-grade session will begin in February. Mr. High Horse and Mrs. Rutledge will have a new set of activities for the students to create and enjoy. The PFE will send out more details when the time gets closer for the next session so be on the lookout! 

Football Players Make Autumn Pointe Visit

The Pioneer Football Team sent 8 players to Autumn Pointe to meet the residents, discuss our season, and build relationships.  While at Autumn Pointe, the group shared cookies and milk, talked about life, and then played a trivia game as a whole group.  It was a great experience for the Pioneers to meet some great people, learn from their experiences, and share some laughs.  The players who attended were- Tyler Strauss, Kaden Therkildsen, Grant Halford, Cole Klabunde, Dillon Dierks, Malachi King, Philip Whittoff, Zane Schwarz. Thank you to all who organized this event.

Photos by Andrew Christensen

Veterans Day Program 2019

Fort Calhoun’s SkillsUSA Chapter will again be hosting their Veterans
Day Program 11/11/19 at 10:00 AM in the high school main gym. This
program is open to the public. There will be a luncheon for Veterans
and a guest following the program. Call 402-468-5591 to RSVP for
lunch.

Building Construction

Our Building Construction students had the opportunity to tour the MCC Construction trailer. The students were able to see several different trades including sand topography mapping, 3D virtual modeling, welding, lighting, electrical, and plumbing. Anthony Curcio and Bradley Goodman, representing MCC, were there demonstrating and helping the students have hands-on experiences at each station. Thanks to MCC for this fun experience for our students.