Art Club Face Painting

On Friday, September 22nd, the Art Club hosted a face painting fundraiser during the home football game against Platteview. The Art Club had many members on hand to help make the event successful. There were many requests for flaming footballs and other designs for fans to show their Pioneer pride. Thank you to everyone who contributed to and supported the event.

Shadow is Back

Therapy dogs are trained to work with students in schools to promote social-emotional wellness, communication and interpersonal skills, and increase academic motivation and performance. Sarah Eades Hamilton is the part-time ESU #3 mental health therapist who serves FCCS students. Sarah and her four-legged partner, Shadow the Labradoodle, operate as a certified therapy dog team in the provision of services for students. Sarah’s and Shadow’s time will be dedicated to targeted groups of students, and these specific students’ families will be notified. There will be a sign posted to communicate whenever Shadow is in the building. Parents who have any concerns with their student(s) coming into contact with Shadow the therapy dog should contact the office.

Games on the Green 2023

Fort Calhoun Unified Athletes had the pleasure of attending Bennington’s Games on the Green on September 14th. Students from Fort Calhoun and surrounding areas came together to play games and get to know one another. Athletes played a variety of games and ended with a big game of freeze tag on the football field. Our students had so much fun! Thank you Bennington for hosting this event.


New Liveschool Program at the Elementary School

We’ve adopted a new program called Liveschool in the Elementary intermediate grade levels. Staff can electronically give students points when they are meeting our school-wide expectations. Each student also has their own account where they can view a timeline of their behavior. This portion is essential in providing students feedback on when/how they earned merits and demerits. Students can then save their points to buy items from our PBIS store that the PLC then fills.   There are some new, fun rewards this year. These new rewards include “Uber” requests, lunchroom table reservations, 1/2 homework passes, lunch fast passes, and lunch with Deputy Byelick or Mr. Wagner. These rewards have been extremely motivating for our students and it has created a sense of fun at school!