Science Fair Winners 2023

Congratulations to our 2023 Science Fair Winners! 

1st Place: Gannon Otte – Strength of Paper Shapes

2nd Place: Raeann Massey – Effects of Temperature on a Tennis Ball’s Bounce
3rd Place: Aiden Johnson & Quinn Billesbach – Is Density or Mass a Better Predictor of Sediment Settling Time?

Kindergarten Round Up Information

Kindergarten Round-Up Information

We are excited to announce our Kindergarten Round-Up dates.  The dates are April 14th and 21st.  We anticipate requesting the families with last names that start with A-M come on April 14th.  Then, the other half, N-Z, come on April 21st.  This may change slightly due to the number of students within each group.  Please keep in mind this is a two-day event, however, there is only one day you will have to attend.  We will get additional information out soon to each family explaining the details. We look forward to seeing you soon.  
Friendly reminder, all eligible students must be 5 years of age by July 31, 2023, per the state of Nebraska, to attend kindergarten for the 2023-24 school year.  If you have any questions please contact the office at 402-468-5714.  Thank you!  Go PIONEERS!

Congratulations Scholastic Art and Writing Award Recipients

Congratulations to our students who were awarded a Scholastic Art or Writing award this year. The artwork is currently decorating our hallway but will be heading to the TAC building for the Scholastic Art Exhibition. There were many unique, fun, and creative pieces this year. 

Ava Bittner
“Lavender Walls” (Painting) – Silver Key
“What A Day” (Painting) – Gold Key
Sophie Conrad
“Pumpkin Spice Latte” (Painting) – Honorable Mention
“Quiet, Winter Suburbs” (Painting) – Honorable Mention
Harrison Geiger
“Hallways of Hell” (Painting) – Gold Key
Brooke Johnsen
“After Midnight” (Painting) – Honorable Mention
“An Escape Of Sorts” (Drawing & Illustration) – Gold Key
“Head In The Clouds” (Printmaking) – Honorable Mention
“Insomniac” (Painting) – Silver Key
“Reflecting” (Drawing & Illustration) – Gold Key
“Sour Trip” (Painting) – Honorable Mention
Minnie Ma
“Farewell to Concubine” (Painting) – Honorable Mention
Bella McLaughlin
“Timmy the Turtle” (Drawing & Illustration) – Honorable Mention
James Miller
“Gobsmacked Goggles” (Painting) – Honorable Mention
Regina Namuth
“4th of July” (Printmaking) – Honorable Mention
“Alaska Bears” (Ceramics) – Gold Key
“Noodles” (Painting) – Honorable Mention
Jake Ng
“All In A Days Work” (Sculpture) – Honorable Mention
“Natural Thinker” (Photography) – Honorable Mention
“Workers of Nature” (Photography) – Honorable Mention
Abe Parys
“Purple Chimp” (Painting) – Honorable Mention
Kylie Perfetti
“Colorful Coral” (Mixed Media) – Honorable Mention
“Lime” (Ceramics and Glass) – Honorable Mention
Sasha Robinson
“Best Friend” (Painting) – Silver Key
Grace Genoways
“I Am” (Poem) – Honorable Mention Scholastic Writing Contest

Congratulations Spelling Bee Winners 2023

Congratulations to our Spelling Bee winners! All of our students performed very well at both the Junior High and the Elementary School. This year, the top finishers at the Junior High were Connor Jabens, runner-up, and Leo Morris, winner. The Elementary top spellers were Colette Bonacci, runner-up, and Zoey Coontz, winner. They will all represent our school at the County Spelling Bee held in Arlington on February 9th at 9:00 AM. Good Luck everyone!

Dept. of Education Parent Survey

As a part of the Nebraska Department of Education’s Indicator 8 State Performance Plan, parents of children receiving special education services for the 2022-23 school year are asked to complete a short survey. The survey should only take about 5-10 minutes to complete. 
Here is the link to our district’s surveyFORT CALHOUN SCHOOLS PARENT SURVEY
If you would prefer a paper copy please contact: 
Ashley S. Dougherty
Special Education Director