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.

Skills USA Hog Roast

SkillsUSA will be hosting the Hog Roast on Homecoming night, October 6th.

This is our annual fundraiser to help send students to compete in SkillsUSA State
competitions. Members of the SkillsUSA club will be serving food in the High
School Commons from 4:30 to 7:00. Tickets will be pre-sold by the SkillsUSA
members, these sales help the students offset their cost of going to state, so if you
know of a SkillsUSA member please support them. Tickets for this year’s event
are $12 for adults, $10 for children 10-17 and kids under 10 eat free. Tickets will
also be available at the door. Donations are welcome, thanks to all of the
community members for their support.

Bullying Prevention Month T-Shirt Order

As we approach October, we are reminded that it is Bullying Prevention Month, a time when we come together to raise awareness about the importance of creating a safe and respectful environment for all members of our community. To mark this occasion and show our commitment to this cause, we are offering the opportunity to order Bullying Prevention Month T-shirts.

T-Shirt Design:
This year’s t-shirt message: “Stop Bullying. Stand up. Speak Out.” The T-shirt features this slogan on the front and our organization’s logo on the sleeve. 

Ordering Details:

The order deadline is Friday, September 22nd

Mrs. Fischer will pick up the ordered t-shirts on September 30, 2023 and get them distributed to those who purchased them before October 1.  If you purchase a t-shirt you are encouraged to wear it throughout the month of October to raise awareness about bullying prevention.

By wearing these t-shirts, we aim to not only show our support for Bullying Prevention Month but also to inspire conversations about the importance of kindness, empathy, and respect in our workplace and beyond.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to Mrs. Fischer. Directory

Let’s stand together against bullying and make our organization a safe and welcoming place for everyone. Thank you for your commitment to this important cause.



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!

Unified Flag Football Team T-Shirts

We are excited to share that we have formed our first Fort Calhoun Unified Flag Football Team! Our team will be playing against Ashland-Greenwood on Friday, September 29nd right before the varsity football game. We can’t wait for you to join us and cheer on the team! We are selling t-shirts to help promote our team. If you are interested in purchasing a t-shirt, see the order form below or stop by the office to pick one up and submit with payment ( cash or check). Orders and payment are due to the elementary or high school office by Wednesday, September 12th.

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.

Keeping Children Smart Safe and Private in Today’s Digital World

Do you want to know how to keep your child(ren)/student(s) smart, safe, and private in today’s 24/7 digital world, or need support providing boundaries for technology or digital-based activities? 

Join Smart Gen Society by attending a FREE virtual presentation for all parents and caregivers. From early access to technology and increasing digital-based anxieties, we’ll inform you of the long-term impacts of our digital choices and help you set healthy boundaries towards screen time limitations and account restrictions. Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare is pleased to announce in partnership with Smart Gen Society, we are offering engaging workshops on how to keep your child(ren)/student(s) smart, safe, and private in today’s 24/7 digital world. These workshops are offered 100% free.

The registration links can be found below: