For the last Monday of the school year, the students at Fort Calhoun Junior Senior High were treated to a special day of fun. They started the day off with inspirational speaker Ron Gustafson. Next, they were able to choose from several sessions based off their interests. Sessions included topics like pie or smoothie making, photography, card games, and tie dye. They ended the day with more fun playing games in the Gym.
Our 20th Annual FC Gridiron Golf Tournament Fundraiser will be held at River Wilds Golf Course in Blair on Friday, May 31st at 2:00. The details are below. It’s a great time and we appreciate all the support! Click this link for the Team Reservations page to print. Reservations are due by May 29 and space is limited to the first 36 teams.
It was a great weekend at State Track! Congratulations to our State Track medalists. Your hard work paid off!
Zach Marshall (12) is State Champ in the 200M and got 5th place in the 100M
Ben Haggar (12) got 8th place in the 200M, and 3rd in the 400M with a record-breaking time of 50.15
Jake Haggar (12) ran 4th in the 400M
Taya Skelton (12) 4th place in the 1600M and State Champ in the 3200M
Avery McKennan (12) ran 4th in the 3200M
Unified Team (Adam Bannister, Dillon Dierks, Kameron Pringle, Kyle Deyen) 8th place in the 4×100
Members of the Fort Calhoun High School Art Club, art students, and shop students worked together to create two face cutouts for Fort Atkinson. The face cutouts will be used for various events such as Living History Days. The students who helped with the project are Kaitlin Smith, Nathan Premer, Zach Marshall, Ben Haggar, Aaron Johnson, Kennedy Bradburn, Allyssa Wright, Alyssa Mitchell, Isabell Benoit, Jessyka Winterberg, Stephanie Mlynarik, Katie Barta, Sara Jabens, America Johnson, Piper Hager, Makayla Perry, Greta Wimmer, Lily Lyytikainen, Morgan Therikildsen.
Follow this link to get more information about Fort Atkinson and Living History Days. http://outdoornebraska.gov/fortatkinson/
The students in Ali Romans’ 5th-grade class and Carly McElhose’s 1st-grade class were top readers in our March Madness Spring reading incentive program so they got a huge treat on Friday, April 26th. First, they were treated to a pizza party and then they got to shoot hoops with Creighton Basketball players, Connor Cashaw, Damien Jefferson and Jett Canfield. What an awesome reward. It was evident from smiles all around that the time spent made a lasting impression on both the future Pioneers and the current Bluejays. Great job readers!
TeamMates are always in need of Mentors.
If you are interested, call or email the TeamMates coordinator for Fort Calhoun. Ashley Hallberg, 402-468-5714 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Even former Fort Calhoun students return to mentor current students. Pictured below are Garrett Anderson and his mentee Andrew Janecek.
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 provide 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 on 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 email@example.com
You can order Yearbooks Online or in the office. Click the link below to go to the website for the online purchase.
Older yearbooks may be available. Prices are as follows:
2018-2019 = $40.00
2017-2018 = $35.00
2016-2017 = $30.00
2015-2016 = $25.00
1990-2015 = $20.00
Contact Sheri Homolka to check the availability of yearbooks at firstname.lastname@example.org
American Legion Post 348 members Larry Kusek and Larry Pringle presented oil paint to the art department. The oil paint was purchased by Post 348 and given as a thank you, for painting the mural on the American Legion Post 348 building. The students pictured helped with the mural. (Not pictured are Ben Haggar, Bailey Donovan, Kelsie Premer, Morgan Shaner, Sadie Finch, Aaron Swanson, Shelby Altstadt, and Emilia Finke).
Congratulations to Mr. Mike Mallette! Mr. Mallette was awarded the CHI Health Top Teacher award. Parent, Desaray Ishii, nominated Mr. Mallette for the award saying in part that Mr. Mallette makes learning fun and makes the kids enjoy being at school. We are lucking to have Mr. Mallette on our team
The Athletic Banquet is this Thursday, April 25th starting at 6:00 pm with a catered buffet dinner. Presentations of awards will follow at approximately 6:45 pm. High school athletes will not be charged for this event. Parents, siblings, relatives, and all others planning to attend will be able to pay at the door. Ticket prices are $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for students. Plan to attend and celebrate our athlete’s successes.