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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND PUBLIC HEARING ON STUDENT FEE POLICY 5045
Notice is hereby given that a public meeting of the Board and a public hearing have been called and will be held by the Fort Calhoun Community Schools. The public meeting and public hearing will be held on the 12th day of July 2021. The public meeting will commence at 7:00 o’clock PM; the commencement of the hearing is reflected in the Agenda for the meeting. The location of the public meeting and public hearing is the Secondary Media Center at 5876 County Road P43 Fort Calhoun Nebraska. An agenda for such meeting and public hearing is being kept continuously current and is available for public inspection at the office of the Superintendent.
The public hearing will be held on a proposed Student Fee Policy to review and receive input on Student Fee Policy 5045 including a review of the amount of money collected from students pursuant to, and the use of waivers provided in, the student fee policies of the District for the 2021-22 school year. Further details of the public hearing are available from the office of the school’s administrator.
BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF
FORT CALHOUN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
July 6, 2021
On June 29 at 9:00 AM, a special meeting conducted by Fort Calhoun Community Schools will take place at the Pioneer Learning Center (1420 Clark Street). The purpose of the meeting will be to provide an opportunity for parents who have parentally placed their child in an approved an/or accredited non-public school or exempt home school and representatives of non-public schools to participate in the development of a plan for providing special education services to children with disabilities who attend an approved and/or accredited non-public schools and exempt home schools which are within the FCS district for the 2020 – 2021 school year. Parents of a homeschooled child or a child attending a non-public school who has been or may be identified with a disability and attend approved and/or accredited non-public school within the boundaries of FCS, are urged to attend. If you have further questions pertaining to this meeting, please contact Ashley Dougherty, Special Education Director at (402) 468-5533.
Dear Business Owner/Manager,
As the coaches, teachers and student-athletes prepare to finish out the school year, the Booster Club is looking ahead and planning for positive additions to the Fort. We are working on a special “Pioneer Strong” project that we need your generous donation to help fund.
The Fort Calhoun High School weight room is in need of updated equipment. We want the best for our student athletes as they condition year round for their sports and health. Roughly 200+ students, athletes and community members use our weight room daily. With so many using the equipment over the years, it has taken a toll. Coach Shepardson is committed to our strength and conditioning program and desires to create a powerhouse facility for our students which will lead to improvement for all of our athletic programs.
Our “Pioneer Strong” project is projected into three phases of need:
Phase 1 – double-sided, multi-racks, new benches and Pioneer branding $34,000 – $36,000
Phase 2 – bumper plates for each rack $12, 925
Phase 3 – platforms and jammer arms $33,000 – $35,000
The Booster Club’s goal is to raise enough funds to complete phase 1, with install, before the summer programming begins. We realize this is a hefty goal in a short amount of time, but we are committed to this project and believe in the importance of new and modern equipment.
We also believe our students and community deserve the best.
Will you please consider a financial donation to this project?
Your continued support to our Booster Club is a generous, tax-free donation and will give our weight room the impact it needs to create an environment that leads to positive results and outcomes. With your donation, your company’s name will be recognized in our weight room.
Mailed-in donations can be directly sent to:
Fort Calhoun High School
Pioneer Strong Project
5876 County Road P43
Fort Calhoun, Ne. 68023
Thank you for your support and if you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Booster Club Sponsorship/Pioneer Strong Project
Bria Bench: High Jump
Lance Olberding: 3200 run
Wyatt Appel: High Jump and 800 run
Jacob Rupp: 1600 and 3200 runs (District Champ for both!)
On Wednesday, April 14th, Fort Calhoun hosted the 2021 Nebraska Capitol Conference Art Show. This year’s show was held virtually, and all ten schools in the conference participated via zoom. Art entries were submitted several weeks ahead of time and were critiqued by a three-judge panel.
There were 176 students from across the conference who participated, and there were almost 400 total works of art entered in 11 different categories. This year’s visiting artist, Steve Tamayo, led the students through a cross-curricular activity which included designing, decorating, and assembling a “parfleche” pouch.
Brooke Johnsen (9th grade), was voted Fort Calhoun’s top artist. Congratulations to the following students for earning ribbons at this year’s conference art show.
1st Place – “Old Man” (Colored Drawing)
2nd Place – “Gray Death” (Black and White)
1st Place – “Blue Jay’s Flight” (Colored Drawing)
2nd Place – “Self-Portrait” (Pencil Drawing)
2nd Place – “Chalk Pastel Still Life” (Colored Drawing)
1st Place – “Having Trouble Letting Go” (Mixed Media)
3rd Place – “SLATT” (Colored Drawing)
1st Place – “Sunday Brunch” (Black and White)
2nd Place – “Majestic Hills” (Printmaking)
1st Place – “High Card” (Mixed Media)
1st Place – “Daffodil” (Pencil Drawing)
1st Place – “You Are My Sunshine” (Printmaking)
2nd Place – “Happy Flower” (Black and White)
2nd Place – “Self-Portrait” (Pencil Drawing)
2nd Place – “Self-portrait at 14” (Pencil Drawing)
1st Place – “Self-Portrait at 15” (Pencil Drawing)
3rd Place – “Older Sister” (Mixed Media)
2nd Place – “Western Meadowlark” (Colored Drawing)
3rd Place – “Lil Uzi”
1st Place – “Charcoal Still Life” (Black and White)
1st Place – “Antique View” (Black and White)
2nd Place – “Future Tracks” (Photography)
2nd Place – “Fruit Still Life” (Pencil Drawing)
3rd Place – “Bottle Still Life” (Pencil Drawing)