COVID-19 Reopening Information

Click HERE for the Elementary Return to School Plan (as of Dec. 2020)

Click HERE for the Junior High/High School Return to School Plan (as of Dec. 2020)

Click HERE for an updated District Return to School Plan (as of Dec. 2020). 

Click HERE to access the recording of the August 10th Board Meeting.

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Click HERE to access the recording of the July 13th Board Meeting that includes discussion on school reopening.

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In order to increase our communication avenues, please check out and follow the official Facebook page of the district here.

Washington County Housing Surveys

See the message below from Deb Sutherland, City Office Administrator

We are working on a new housing study for Washington County, if you have time please fill out this anonymous survey online. The more participation the better!  This will help shape what types of housing developments will be happening in the next 5 years in Washington County.  They are due back by December 18th.

County-Wide Citizen Housing Survey

http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07ehfdlvbnkhw712bw/start

Workforce Housing Needs Survey

http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07ehfdvl3ukhwcwnwz/start

Please contact Deb if you have any questions

Deb Sutherland

Administrator

110 S. 14th St.

Fort Calhoun, NE 68023

Office: 402-468-5303 Fax: 402-468-5999

administrator@fortcalhoun.org visit our website: www.fortcalhoun.org

Teammates Mentors Needed

Please consider becoming a Mentor for the Fort Calhoun Chapter. Go to Teammates.org and fill out an application.

The Mission of TeamMates is to positively impact the world by inspiring youth to reach their full potential through mentoring. Established in 1991 by Tom and Nancy Osborne, TeamMates was formed in an effort to provide support and encouragement to all school-aged youth. The goal is to see young people graduate from high school and pursue a post-secondary education. TeamMates has touched the lives of thousands of youth and mentors across the Midwest. Right now, more than 10,200 matches are meeting in schools across Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Wyoming, and South Dakota.

The impact of the TeamMates match on the mentee and mentor is profound.

Percentages for our Fort Calhoun Chapter:

 54% of mentees showed improved academic achievement after being matched with their mentor.

 85% of mentors report they feel more hopeful after meeting with their mentee.

 98% of mentees say they trust their mentor.

 More than 95% of mentees report that they are happy when they meet with their mentor, that their mentor talks to them about what they do well, they feel important when they are with their mentor and that they trust their mentor.

 Attendance amongst mentees has improved by 67%

 Reported Behavioral Problems with mentees has dropped 90%

TeamMates has been recognized as a “Best Practice” mentoring organization which means the structure, policy and procedures are in place for a safe and consistent program. TeamMates adheres to the Elements of Effective Practice which were developed by the National Mentoring Partnership as the national standards for running a quality mentoring program.

The National Mentoring Partnership reports 1 in 3 children will go through life without a mentor. TeamMates believes all children, no matter their life experience, can benefit from a relationship with a safe, caring adult. You don’t have to be an expert. You just have to be there.

It truly is a rewarding experience for both mentor and mentee. “I don’t do this for the accolades, but when my mentee says ‘thank you’ or ‘good to see you’, it touches me to my core,” Mentor Teri Zavadil said.

The Fort Calhoun Chapter currently has 29 matches and our goal is 45. There are children waiting to be matched within our school district, so mentors are in high demand right now. You need to meet with your mentee once a week during the school year for 20 minutes to an hour depending on their schedule. You have to be at least 18 years old and you will need to pass a background check.

Please consider becoming a Mentor for the Fort Calhoun Chapter. Go to Teammates.org and fill out an application.

If you have any questions, please call 877-531-8326 to speak to a member of the Teammates Team or 402-237-9558 to talk to the Fort Calhoun Coordinator, Teri.

Thank you!

Sixth Grade Cell Models

The 6th graders have been learning about plant and animal cells in Mr. Mallette’s Science class. They ended the lesson with cell model presentations and did an amazing job.

Elementary Canned Food Drive

The Elementary School had a canned food drive this month. The Elementary school loves a good competition so classrooms competed to see who could bring the most food. The K-3 winners were Mrs. Szlachetka’s class and the 4-6 grade winners were Mrs. Roman’s class. This year, the food collected will go to the St. John the Baptist food panty and the Washington County Food Bank.

Veterans Honored at Fort Calhoun High School

On Wednesday, 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 Megan Braymen as the MC. The High School Band and Choir both performed several patriotic songs including the Armed Forces Salute. The keynote speaker was Byron Lawson,  Air  Force.  Even though the ceremony was a bit different this year, our gratitude to our Veteran was apparent.  Thank you to everyone who helped with the event.

Congratulations

Congratulations to Bria Bench and Jacob Rupp who medaled at the State Cross Country meet last Friday. Bria placed 9th and Jacob got 13th place. Great job Pioneers!