In 1st grade science, the students are learning about tools to measure weather. The students worked together to create a model of a wind vane. They worked in groups to make a plan, build, and test their model. We had perfect windy days to test our models and many were successful!
The Fort Calhoun Science Fair was on Monday, March 18th. The winners at the Junior High level were –
1st – Adriana Hernandez with “Which pet eats more food?”
2nd – Megan Braymen with “Will creamer or milk with coffee stain teeth worse?”
3rd – Raegen Wells with “Removing stains”
The Freshman winners were –
1st – Aaron Swanson and Ethan Shaner with “Donutology”
2nd – Amya Coon and Lucia Perez Valencia with “How does blood spatter effect a crime scene?”
3rd – Eriauna Wolf and Katherine Jabens with “In which liquid do skittles lose their color fastest?”
And the overall winners were –
Morgan Therkildsen and Tessa Skelton with “Battery Grass”
Congratulations to Mr. Mike Mallette! Mr. Mallette was awarded the CHI Health Top Teacher award. Parent, Desaray Ishii, nominated Mr. Mallette for the award saying in part that Mr. Mallette makes learning fun and makes the kids enjoy being at school. We are lucking to have Mr. Mallette on our team
Preschool Registration opens Monday, March 18. Please fill out the application and turn it in no earlier than Monday morning. For a copy of the application, follow this link, Preschool Registration 2019 or see the Elementary School Office for a copy. You can mail it, drop it off, send it to email@example.com, or fax it to 402.468.4516. If you have any questions you may call the Elementary Office at 402-468-5714.
THE FORT CALHOUN
GREAT LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: MUSIC, COMEDY, DANCE,
A Lot of Stuff just for FUN!!, ETC.
Saturday, March 30th, 7:30 pm
Dinner from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 31st, 3:00 pm
Dinner from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Lasagna Dinner tickets can be purchased …1) in advance
from Band Members OR …2) at the Door.
Unlimited Show tickets are available.
TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM ANY FORT CALHOUN SENIOR HIGH BAND MEMBER
Congratulations to the High School Quiz Bowl team on their first Capitol Conference championship since 2008! Zoe Fickbohm, Ben Haggar, Grant Hansen, Avery McKennan, John McKennan, and Aaron Johnson went undefeated, notching wins against Syracuse, DC West, and two wins against the defending champions, Platteview, to capture the title. The team will represent Fort Calhoun at the ESU 3 tournament on Monday, March 11, with a chance to go to the state Quiz Bowl competition in April. Great job, guys!
Congratulations to the art students who earned awards from this year’s Scholastic State Art competition. On Saturday March 2nd the students attended a ceremony, held annually, at the Omaha Public Schools Teacher Administrative Center building. There were over 3,800 works of art submitted from students across the state of Nebraska, and just over 34% earned awards. Fort Calhoun students earned a total of 29 awards, with multiple students earning multiple awards. All the entries that received awards from across the state will be on display at the Omaha Public Schools Teacher Administrative Center, located at 3215 Cuming St., from February 26 until March 29, 2019.
Award recipients are as follows
Katie Barta, 9 – Two Gold Key for Drawing and Illustration
Cory Underwood, 9 – Honorable Mention, Still life Drawing and Illustration
Cameron Reynolds, 10 – Honorable Mention, Bluejay Painting
Kennedy Bradburn, 11 – Gold Key, October 1, 1994, Printmaking
Bailey Donovan – 11 Silver Key, Who We Are, Mixed Media
Bailey Donovan, 11 – Gold Key, Pick a Spott, Printmaking
Evelyn Holmstedt, 11 – Silver Key Peacock, Printmaking
Alyssa Mitchell, 11 – Silver Key, Kernel Printmaking
Nathan Blizzard, 12 – Honorable Mention Life Short Film
Nathan Blizzard, 12 – Silver Key Earth, Short Film
Nathan Blizzard, 12 – Silver Key, Importance Portfolio
Nathan Blizzard, 12 – Silver Key, Bullying Short Film
Nathan Blizzard, 12 – Gold Key, Fisherman Short Film
Emelia Finke, 12 – Two Honorable Mentions for Painting and Drawing and Illustration
Espen Hervik, 12 – Honorable Mention Mjolnir (Hammer of Thor) Mixed Media
Avery McKennan, 12 – Honorable Mention, Heirlooms, Mixed Media
Avery McKennan, 12 – Silver Key, Oh Brother, Drawing and Illustration
Avery McKennan, 12 – Silver Key, Yes, I Made That, Portfolio
Avery McKennan, 12 – Silver Key, Eagle Sculpture
Avery McKennan, 12 – Gold Key, Chicken Pox, Mixed Media
Avery McKennan, 12 – Gold Key, Grandpa, Drawing/Illustration
Avery McKennan, 12 – Gold Key, What Are You Staring At? Drawing and Illustration
Stephanie Mlynarik, 12 – Two Honorable Mentions for Portfolio and Sculpture
Stephanie Mlynarik, 12 Two Silver Key for Drawing and Illustration and Painting
Nate Premer, 12 – Silver Key, Blue Macaw Printmaking
Nathan Blizzard’s video “Fisherman” won a Gold Kay Award in Short Film