Give the Gift of Life.
WHEREAS, public schools are the backbone of our democracy, providing young people with the tools they need to maintain our nation’s precious values; and
WHEREAS, by equipping young Americans with practical skills, life skills and broader intellectual abilities, schools give them hope for, and access to, a productive future; and
WHEREAS, individuals working in the field of public education – teachers, administrators, education support professionals, substitute educators, custodians, bus drivers, cooks, and all others who work tirelessly to serve our children and communities with care and professionalism; and
WHEREAS, public schools are the cornerstone of our communities and schools encourage community, bringing together adults and children, educators and volunteers, business leaders, and elected officials in a common enterprise;
NOW, THEREFORE, the members of the Fort Calhoun Community Schools Board of Education recognize November 13-17, 2017 as the annual observance of American Education Week, presenting all Americans with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and honor the institution of public education and individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education.
Kelli Shaner, School Board President
November 13, 2017
This time-lapse video was created by Fort Calhoun Junior Stephanie Mlynarik, and she is in Independent Art this year. She used her iPad, iMovie, Adobe Clip, and iTunes to create and edit the video. Stephanie spent four days working on the project.
Mr. Paul High Horse
On Friday, November 10th, 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 Wylie Oliver and the MC being Kloey Appel. The High School Band and Choir both performed several patriotic songs including the Armed Forces Salute. The 4th Graders also helped us celebrate by performing the song “Stars and Stripes Forever.” Mark Erikson was the Keynote Speaker. Several service members from the Military were in attendances and enjoyed a luncheon prepared by the school kitchen staff and served by the Skills USA students. Thank you to everyone who helped with the event. Once again, Fort Calhoun Schools would like to thank all our Veterans for their service to our country.
Congratulations Tessa Rutledge for being named Nebraska’s Elementary School PE Teacher of the Year by the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE). We are so lucky to have you here at the FORT! See the following article by Hillary Rosencrants for more information.
photo by Joe Burns, Enterprise Publishing
Photo by Mae Clausen, Kindergarten Teacher
Many thanks to the Fort Calhoun PFE for sponsoring the assembly “Grossology” from the Omaha Children’s Museum. The Elementary students discovered some of the anatomy’s most interesting facts in the most disgustingly fun way. Some 6th graders I spoke to said: “it was a little gross.” However, they liked the visuals and they also said: “it was a fun way to learn about our bodies.” Thanks again PFE for all you do for our students.
Congratulations to our Marching Band for receiving a superior rating at the NSBA State Marching Band Competition. Great job on all the hard work and time spent to reach this goal. Seniors pictured are Keagan Hunter, Troy Teeter, Seth Conrad, Chandler Bendorf, Colton Folkers, Ben Bonacci, Justin Union, Bailey Bannister, McKenzie Cottle, and Melanie Campbell.
As a means to advocate for breast cancer awareness, students and staff purchased t-shirts and bracelets from FBLA during the month of October. The club raised $380 from selling pink t-shirts and bracelets, which will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to help the fight against breast cancer. October 24th was designated as a Pink Out day at school and pink was worn at the last home football and volleyball games in October as well. Thank you to everyone who bought t-shirts and bracelets!