Science Fair Winners 2022

Congratulations on our 2022 Science Fair Winners.

1st Gannon Otte  – Wingspan

2nd Emily Warfield, Alli House – What effects plants

3rd Mason Reichert  – Stroop Effect

Sixth Grade Science Project

In class, the 6th Grade was talking about the respiratory system and how our lungs are powered by our diaphragm. In this activity, they used half a water bottle and two balloons. One of the balloons represented our lungs the other our diaphragm. As students pulled on the balloon representing the diaphragm down it would inflate the other balloon just like in our body and court lungs. This was a great hands-on activity for students to get to see how our body and organ actually work and how they must work together to accomplish their jobs for our bodies. 

Meet Jamie Schleifer

James (Jamie) Schleifer was hired as the new Assistant Principal/Athletic Director effective July 1st, 2022.  Mr. Schleifer is currently a special education teacher at Bennington Public Schools and has an extensive athletic and coaching background.  He graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and earned his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the American College of Education in Indianapolis, Indiana.  He has a passion for building positive relationships and a strong culture with great communication, a caring attitude, and a growth mindset.  Please help us welcome Mr. Schleifer. 

The Big Bad Musical 2022

The Fort Calhoun Vocal Music Department is putting on its first musical in 20 years! Come support our students and enjoy a HOWlING good time! Tickets can be purchased in advance from any high school choir member or at the door! 

Kindergarten Round Up 2022

Kindergarten Round Up will be Friday, April 8th and Friday April 22nd. See the image below for more important details. Please call the school office to verify that your child will or will not be coming these two days and/or if your child will not be attending kindergarten at Fort Calhoun next year. 402-468-5714.


Let’s Get Physical 2022

The PLC young adults are getting physical in 2022!!  We were graciously gifted $1000 by the Nebraska Special Olympics towards the purchasing of exercise equipment.  These funds combined with support and financial backing by the administration and school board, we were able to renovate and improve our physical activity space.  We added 3 new pieces of exercise equipment, two free weight trees, workout mirrors, new paint, and an equipment storage cart.  Students are now enjoying at least 10-15 minutes of physical activity every day.

Also, we are participating in the 2022 Special Olympics Nebraska Winter Combine.  Students will be participating in weekly challenges in a variety of activities such as wall squats, sit-n-reach, and more.  We will crown a winner of each event and they will be awarded with a certificate for their accomplishments!  We can’t wait to have the students show off their physical skills.

Several Students Honored at the Scholastic State Art Ceremony 2022

On Saturday, February 26th, several high school students attended the Scholastic State Art Awards Ceremony at the Omaha Public Schools Teacher Administrative Center. This year the Nebraska Scholastic Art and Writing Awards affiliate received 2,531 entries from students all across the state, and as usual, the entries were competitive. On average, only a third of all entries get accepted into the exhibition. Collectively, the twelve students who earned awards received 17 Honorable Mentions, 3 Silver Keys, and 9 Gold Keys. 

The Nebraska Scholastic State Art Exhibition will be on display at the OPS Teacher Administrative Center through March 31st. The building is located at 3215 Cuming St. and is open M-F from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Please call Ashley Bonacci prior to visiting the exhibit at 531-299-9386.

Pictured above are-

Front L-R: Ava Bittner, Brooke Johnsen, Rowan Roehr, Regina Namuth, Sasha Robinson. Back: Kylie Perfetti, Abigale Lienemann, Katie Barta, Gabe Anduze. Not pictured: Ethan Dye, Glenn Hunter, Olivia Mello