For Summer, the Fort Calhoun High School and Districts Offices will be closing at 3:00 PM until further notice.


Honors Night

Honors Night is Tuesday, April 30, at 6:30. Plan to attend to honor students who have done well academically and recognize those students who are in clubs and organizations. Several scholarships will be announced followed by an ice cream social.

Congratulations Sadie Finch

Congratulations Sadie for being chosen as a World Language Distinguished Scholar! This award recognizes students for their leadership in language learning, commitment to language study, appreciation for cultural diversity, and communicative competence. The comments and review submitted by Spanish Teacher Anita Saalfeld, in combination with the work that Sadie presented, merit distinction for her ability and dedication in world language learning.

The Nebraska Department of Education and the World Language Advisory Council are recognizing distinguished scholars during World Language Week, March 31-April 6. The theme of World Language Week is, “The Power of Languages To Make You College, Career, and Civic Ready.”

The World Language Distinguished Scholar Award recognizes Nebraska students for their leadership in language learning, commitment to language study, appreciation for cultural diversity, and communicative competence. Students were nominated by their World Language teachers and submitted a portfolio.

For more information about World Language Week and the World Language Distinguished Scholar Award visit:

Student Council Picks Up Trash

Thank you to the Fort Calhoun High School Student Council lead by Sara Wellman-High Horse. As part of their community service project, they picked up trash along Hwy 75 south of Fort Calhoun on Sunday, April, 7th. The members pictured are Morgan Miller, Payton Pohlad, Ryan Swierczek, Morgan Therkildsen, Ben Haggar, Zoe Fickbohm, Grant Hansen, and Avery McKennan. It was a mess out there so great job everyone!

Students Helping Students

In cooperation with Julia Cook, a Nebraska author and Fremont native, the High School FBLA and the Elementary Student Council helped to organize a fun event where students and staff could buy hat passes to raise funds for students from Arlington and DC West who were affected by the recent flooding. Together they raised almost $1,600. Students Helping Students, that’s what The Fort is all about. 

Freshman Participate in Career Fair

On Tuesday, April 2nd, the Freshman class participated in the Career Fair at the Fort Calhoun Community Building. The event was sponsored by the Fort Calhoun City Administrator’s office (Deb Sutherland and Katie Knight) in cooperation with the FCHS School Counselor Mrs. Micki Hernandez. The morning started off with a keynote presentation by Bob Grinnell, the owner of Surplus Sales here in Fort Calhoun.  Then students attended two of the seven panels featuring local business professionals in various careers.  There were almost forty different professionals who participated ranging from engineers to interpreters, and from a firemen to a radiologist.  Mrs. Hernandez said, “it was amazing how many local professionals showed up when they were asked… it truly says a lot about how much our community cares about all of our Pioneer Students’ futures.”  
After the career fair, the class was treated to pizza and drinks sponsored by some of the local businesses.  The Fort Bar generously allowed us to eat there so we would be off-site. Finally, the freshmen traveled to the Armory in Omaha and participated in team-building and leadership activities with representatives of the Nebraska National Guard.  Special thanks to FCHS recruiter, Staff sergeant Liz Nielsen for coordinating that part of the day.  The students really participated well and seemed to enjoy themselves. They were very attentive at the Career Fair and seemed to enjoy networking with the presenters.

Mrs. Hernandez

Students Honored

Kaden Therkildsen and Kennedy Bradburn were recognized for their leadership by Pinnacle Bank and Midland University.  They attended a Leaders Luncheon on Midland University campus along with fifty other juniors from eighteen different schools.  

Elementary Talent Show

Wow! We have some talented students at Fort Calhoun Elementary. Last Thursday, March 28th, students displayed a variety of talents ranging from singing to magic to archery. It was a fun show for all. Thank you to all who helped put it together especially Mrs. Benoit and the Elementary Student Council. Also, helping out were Miss Bryan with music and Mr. Dave and the 6th graders for set up and clean up. And of course we also need to thank all the supportive parents who helped their children prepare for the event. Great job everyone!

First Grade Science Fun

In 1st grade science, the students are learning about tools to measure weather. The students worked together to create a model of a wind vane. They worked in groups to make a plan, build, and test their model. We had perfect windy days to test our models and many were successful!

Congratulations Science Fair Winners

The Fort Calhoun Science Fair was on Monday, March 18th. The winners at the Junior High level were –

1st –  Adriana Hernandez with “Which pet eats more food?”  

2nd  –  Megan Braymen  with “Will creamer or milk with coffee stain teeth worse?”

3rd   –  Raegen  Wells with “Removing stains”  

The Freshman winners were –

1st – Aaron Swanson and Ethan Shaner with “Donutology”

2nd –  Amya Coon and Lucia Perez Valencia with “How does blood spatter effect a crime scene?”

3rd –  Eriauna Wolf and Katherine Jabens with “In which liquid do skittles lose their color fastest?”

And the overall winners were –

Morgan Therkildsen and Tessa Skelton with “Battery Grass”  



Preschool Registration 2019-2020

Preschool Registration opens Monday, March 18.  Please fill out the application and turn it in no earlier than Monday morning. For a copy of the application, follow this link, Preschool Registration 2019 or see the Elementary School Office for a copy. You can mail it, drop it off, send it to, or fax it to 402.468.4516. If you have any questions you may call the Elementary Office at 402-468-5714.