Fabulous Food Drive 2022

It was a great year for the food drive at Fort Calhoun Elementary.  The event was organized by the student council and all the items collected were donated to the food pantry at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Fort Calhoun. The winning classroom was Mrs. Hodson’s 3rd-grade class and they won an ice cream party!  The Student Council Members had fun setting the can up to look like a replica of the businesses in Fort Calhoun and then delivered them to the church. Thank you to all the families who donated cans this year! As you can see from the pictures, it was a huge success.

Job Opening in Elementary Food Services

Fort Calhoun Schools Food Service Dept. is looking to fill a part-time position at the Elementary School. 

Regular hours are 8-1:30 Tuesday and Thursday when school is in session. Duties include Food preparation, serving lunch, and cleaning; some lifting is required (ie: full pans and food boxes). If you would like to join our energetic, fun, and hard-working team, please contact Rachel Mattison, Food Service Director at 402-468-5591. Subject to a veteran’s preference.  EOE


A public meeting of the Preschool Advisory Committee has been called and will be held by the Fort Calhoun Community Schools.  The public meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 6th, 2022 at 3:15 o’clock PM and will take place at Fort Calhoun Elementary School, 1020 Monroe Street Fort Calhoun Nebraska.  Discussions will include Preschool Registration, Wee Screen, and Little Pioneers Playgroup; and to consider and receive input, coordinating and conveying community interests, and concerns related to the early childhood program.

Veterans Honored at Fort Calhoun High School 2022

On Friday, November 11th, Fort Calhoun Community Schools honored our Veterans by having a Veteran’s Day Ceremony. The event was hosted by our Skills USA students with an introduction by Skills USA President Wyatt Appel and the MC Sophia Thomas. The High School Band and Choir both performed several patriotic songs including the Armed Forces Salute and “We Honor You”. Plus, the 4th-grade students performed the patriotic song “On Veteran’s Day”. The keynote speaker was Fort Calhoun Alumni, Col. Janel Nelson. Students enjoyed a military trivia contest by Col. Nelson. AJ Duros finished by playing “Taps” right before the Color Guard retired the colors. Several service members from the Military were in attendance and enjoyed a luncheon prepared by the school kitchen staff and served by the Skills USA students. Thank you to everyone who helped with this event. Once again, Fort Calhoun Schools would like to thank all our Veterans for their service to our country.

Air Force ROTC Rep Visits Fort Calhoun

Our Fort Calhoun High school students had the opportunity to learn more about Air Force ROTC and the ROTC scholarship program when Second Lieutenant Catharine R. Donahoe, a Gold Bar Recruiter from the Air Force stopped by.  
We were also thrilled that Aaron Johnson (FCHS alumni ‘2019), a senior at UNO who serves as the cadet wing vice wing commander (CW/CV) (which is a cadet colonel rank in the AFROTC) could accompany her.
Attached Pictured (left to right):  
E Lautrup, A Lienemann,  C/Col (AFROTC) Aaron Johnson, 2d Lt. (USAF) Catharine Donohue, J Ng,  A Nelson, R Lingle, and D Robertson. 


Fort Calhoun Community Schools Foundation is currently seeking a Before & After School
Program Director. We offer the opportunity to make a positive impact on students’ lives.
Experience is preferred but not necessary. We will train the right individual.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday before and after school (32-40 hours per week)
Starting Rate: $20/Hour or above depending on experience and skill level
If you are interested, please email Dr. Don Johnson at: foundation@ftcpioneers.org

Pioneer Students Attend Women in Manufacturing Event

Eight Pioneer Students attend Women in Manufacturing event 
at Metropolitan Community College
on Thursday, October 20, 2022
Fort Calhoun High School students Annie Scott, Courtney Smith, Danielle Dube, Ruby Garmong, Adriana Hernandez, Kylee Ashby, Jada Doyle, and Allison Prunty attended the event and were able to meet with FCHS Alumni Keara Caroll who was a panelist representing Lozier Corporation.
The event included: 
• A panel of WiM industry members, MCC staff and current MCC students 
• Manufacturing employer booths to discuss careers 
• A tour of MCC’s Center For Advanced Manufacturing (south campus)

Seventh Graders Send Military Care Packages

The Seventh Graders sent 17 Military Care packages to conclude their Seminar Class. 

They began the Community Service project with a guest speaker. Coach Thomas spoke with them about what it’s like to be deployed, what it means to those serving to receive a package, and what items to include in the boxes. Students donated items and the Knights of Columbus donated funds to purchase the rest of the supplies. Finally, on the last day of class, students gathered together to stuff boxes with all the goodies.