Attention Husker Fans

The Cheerleaders are raffling off a pair of Nebraska football tickets.  Raffle tickets are 1 for $5 or 4 for $15.  If you win you will receive 2 tickets to the Nebraska-Ohio State matchup on October 14th.  They are club level seats with your own private entrance and concessions.  The winner will be drawn on October 2nd.
Contact Mrs. Johnson at if interested in buying some tickets!

Fun Time Spent with Autumn Pointe Residents

The Introduction to Theatre and Communications classes enjoyed spending time with visitors from Autumn Pointe. The Theatre students did a great job presenting a dramatic reading of the “Spider and the Fly” by Mary Howitt and entertaining the Autumn Pointe residents with some theater games. The Communications students sharpened their presenting, conversing, and listening skills with more personal interactions with the residents. A wonderful time was had by all!

Kim Pace

Attention Pioneer Fans


 Special orders are done for now but you can come see us at All Varsity high school home football games, and double header Varsity Boys and Girls basketball games this year.  We will be selling all the apparel, hats, bleacher seats, flags, and more….. we have left in stock.
Another opportunity to special order Pioneer gear and other Pioneer items will be offered towards the end of October/first of November.  Watch for order forms coming home with elementary students, and notices on the Fort Calhoun School’s Website, Plus our newly added “Fort Calhoun Booster Club apparel” site on Face Book!  
Perfect ideas for gift giving and the Holidays!
If you have any questions please contact:
Julie Pohlad at: 
Angela Hansen at: 
Click the following links to download and print your order forms or pick up order forms at the school office. Send completed order forms to the office with payment

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Pioneers For Education Walk-a-thon

This year in lieu of our Magazine Drive, the PFE is hosting a Walk-A-Thon as our main fundraiser. Money from this fundraiser will be used to improve the school for our children (technology needs, etc). ALL the money raised from the Walk-A-Thon will return to the school, unlike in past years where a large percentage went back to the company that ran the Magazine Drive.

We will be collecting donations for 3 consecutive WEDNESDAYS in September (9/13, 9/20, and 9/27). Please use the form below if you are submitting cash or checks. If your sponsors wish to pay by CREDIT CARD, direct them to our Walk-A-Thon site…………….

Walk-A-Thon Donation Form

Every student who turns in $10 in donations each week will receive a small prize……

  • 30 minutes FREE at SkyZone Trampoline Park
  • Half off any Drink at Scooters
  • BOGO Ice Cream from Stick & Stone Bakery
  • Free Ice Cream Cone from Calhoun Oil

and be entered into a drawing for a large weekly prize……

  • Pioneer drawstring bag
  • Pioneer Clothing
  • Mani/Pedi from Estiage Spa
  • Tickets to Vala’s Pumpkin Patch
  • Tickets to Skinny Bones Pumpkin Patch
  • Free Registration to FCYSO Basketball or Wrestling

The children in the class (PS-2nd & 3rd-6th) who raise the most money each week will also get another entry into the large prize drawing & the Teacher of the Class will receive a prize!

We will also be offering an “ALL ACCESS PASS” for a donation of $35/child the first week donations are collected (must be submitted by Wednesday September 13th). This PASS will allow your student to receive all the weekly small prizes as well as have their name entered two times per week in the drawing for the larger prizes.

Finally, we will be awarding an AWESOME prize for the 2 students who bring in the most donations (PS-2nd & 3rd-6th)….

  • One year family membership to the Omaha Children’s Museum
  • One year family membership to the Henry Doorly Zoo

If we reach 80% of our fundraising goal ($9,000), PFE will host a movie and popcorn for the school!

If we reach 100% of our fundraising goal ($11,250), PFE will provide lunch for the students and staff the day of the WALK-A-THON!

We hope this will be a fun event to help encourage school-spirit and raise valuable funds to help our school and our teachers!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me via email ( or phone (402-350-7549).

Michelle Tjardes, WALK-A-THON chair


Homecoming FC Apparel Clothing Drive


Time to clean out the closets and drawers!!!
We are accepting gently used Pioneer apparel!
Pre-owned, good condition, Pioneer apparel items will be collected at both upcoming home football games- On Sept. 8th and Homecoming game on ​Sept. 15th.
For every family who donates at least one or more FC apparel items, a 20% coupon (for a new Pioneer apparel item) will be given.
*One coupon per family per night.

Volleyball v. Football Showdown

“The varsity Pioneer Volleyball and Football teams squared off in a preseason volleyball competition on August 17th. The football boys did their best and made game 3 an exciting one to watch, but they were no match for the Pioneer volleyball ladies, who went 3-0 on the night.”


Shop on Amazon and Support TeamMates

Did you know that you can help support your local chapter of TeamMates of Fort Calhoun just by shopping on Amazon?  That’s right it is simple to sign up and select our local chapter as the recipient.

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the bonus that Amazon will donate .5% of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.

How do I shop at AmazonSmile for TeamMates of Fort Calhoun?

To shop at AmazonSmile go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. Simply sign in and then select TeamMates of Fort Calhoun as your organization and start shopping!  It’s that easy.  For all your orders just make sure to login to instead of regular and it will automatically send your donation to TeamMates.  You may also want to add a bookmark to to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. 

Happy shopping and thank you for supporting our local chapter of TeamMates in Fort Calhoun!


Tom and Nancy Osborne founded the TeamMates Mentoring Program in 1991 in an effort to provide support and encouragement to school aged youth. The goal of the program is to see youth graduate from high school and pursue post-secondary education. To reach this goal, youth meet one hour per week with a caring adult who serves as a mentor. They also have the opportunity to go on outings like field trips to Fontenelle Forest and a variety of sporting events. Mentors are volunteers from the community who have dedicated themselves to making a difference in the life of a young person. Mentors give youth a sense of hope, purpose and vision.


The TeamMates Chapter of Fort Calhoun started in 2012. We currently have 40 matches. TeamMates is growing strong with over 7000 matches in Nebraska and Iowa.


Frequently asked questions:

  • Who can volunteer to be a mentor?
    • Any adult 18 and over with an interest in supporting a young person in grades 3-12
  • Do you currently need mentors?
    • If you know of anyone who would be interested in mentoring please send them our way!
  • How much time does it actually take?
    • Just one hour per week during the school year.
  • What do I do when I go to mentor?
    • Have fun!  You can play a board game or cards, do a craft, play on the computer, read a book, talk about your week, go to the gym/playground/track and play around.
  • Where do the meetings take place?
    • All meetings take place in the school during school hours.
  • How do I learn how to be a mentor?
    • TeamMates provides training to all mentors, going over the do’s and don’ts and your local coordinator can assist with any other support or guidance needed.


More information can be found at the TeamMates website.

If you have any questions feel free to call or email the TeamMates coordinator for Fort Calhoun. Ashley Hallberg, 402-468-5714 or


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Summer Jam Camp Students are Having a Blast!

The Kid’s Club and Summer Jam Camp students have had an exciting summer. They have had different educational adventures every week ranging from Robotics with Mr. Mallette to Yoga with Mrs. Hallberg. Every week centered around a theme and students experienced activities and field trips based on that theme. Some popular themes have been art, gardening, and sports. They have had a field trip every week to places like the Joslyn Art Museum, DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge and of course no summer would be complete without a trip to the Henry Doorly Zoo. Thank you to teachers and staff who have helped organize and plan lessons and activities each week. The students have had a blast!