Homecoming Candidates

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Homecoming candidates this year are as follows.

Boys: Gage Hartline, Trae Bradburn, Joe Genoways, Ben Everswick

Girls: Katie Edie, Sara Naughton, Brianna Namuth, Anna Koenecke

Cheer Camp

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The Varsity Cheerleading squad held their annual Elementary Cheer Camp night on September 6.  They had an amazing turnout this year.  The squad enjoys teaching the young cheerleaders cheers and a short dance to perform during the football game.  All of the participants really seemed to enjoy themselves.

Unity Day

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Fort Calhoun Elementary united together on Wednesday, October 9, and supported students being bullied everywhere. It showed them that they are not alone – that someone cares by wearing orange on October 9. Together we can lead the movement against bullying!

Cross Country

Cross Country 2013

Fort Calhoun did well at the Arlington Cross Country Invite.  The girls were 2nd and the boys were 1st.  Girls that medalled: Mandy Hansen – 4th, Katie Edie – 5th, Abby Hillmer – 6th, Sarah Determan – 8th, and Anna Gepson – 10.  Boys that medalled:  Ben Everswick 1st,  Alex Tietz – 2nd, Adam Robinson – 4th, and Sean Ramey – 9th.

The junior high teams also had Boys 1st and Girls 2nd.
Please come out to support our team at our Home meet on September 26th at 4:30 pm

Pioneers win the Fort Calhoun Volleyball Invite

The Fort Calhoun Pioneers won their home invite on Saturday September 7th.  They defeated Logan View the first game in three sets.  The scores were: 25-6 / 21-25 / 25-22.  In the championship game they defeated David City in two sets.  The scores were: 25-11 / 25-13.  The Pioneers next contests will be at the Malcolm Invite which take place Thursday and Saturday this week.  Great Job and Good Luck Ladies!

“Walk in Our Shoes-Student’s Perspective”

How do the students at Fort Calhoun feel about the current conditions of the school? Senior Ben Everswick thinks the school needs windows, an auditorium, a bigger gym, and a weight room like many neighboring schools. When asked what he thinks some of the main safety concerns of the school are, he stated that it is currently a fire hazard, it’s clustered, and the hallways do not have enough room during passing periods. “I also feel like I’m getting a mental illness without windows!” exclaimed Ben.
One Freshman stated that the school is too small and it needs to be expanded. When asked what he thought are the biggest issues the building needs to address, the student replied, “I personally wish there was more room in the classrooms and hallways.”
It isn’t hard to be a student at Fort Calhoun, yet it’s very distracting when other students are walking through your classroom to get to another. Four out of five of the students we interviewed said they would vote yes for the school bond. The student who voted no is a new senior student.
The photo shows students taking tests with other students walking through the classroom from their classroom to get to the hallways.

Super Teachers

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“I teach , what’s your super power?” Third and Fourth grade teachers at Fort Calhoun Elementary prepared to get students excited for a new school year. The children were each given a card taped to their desks that read “I LEARN, what is your super power. ” The teachers explained that each of them has the power to learn, to work hard, to be responsible, to be kind. Those are all important powers that they are going to build on this year. Then, each student created their own masks and capes to wear.

Where can I get factual information about the School Bond Initiative?

How did we get to where we are today as we approach the School Bond vote?

  • Learn about the planning process.
  • Get facts about the facilities and the budgets.
  • Understand what the true costs are and what that gets us in addition and renovations.
  • Ask questions.

Click on the “BOND FAQ” link at the top of our website to find this kind of information.  You can also ask questions on the website and get responses from Boyd Jones, the construction managers of this project.

If you cannot find an answer on this site or are not satisfied with the response you receive, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Johnson at 402-468-5596 for accurate information.

Welcome Back!!!

“Welcome Back” to another fantastic school year at Fort Calhoun Community Schools.  The first day of school is rapidly approaching – Thursday, August 15, 2013. Our teachers have been working hard to learn and develop powerful and engaging curriculum tools, which will propel our students into the future with the skills they need to be successful.  In addition, the support staff has been creating an environment that is both comfortable and safe for the students. Best wishes on a wonderful school year.

 

How to Navigate Our New Website

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The District’s redesigned website is here with a new look, better functionality, and more information!

We have added a number of “quick” links across the top to speed your connection to many of the most commonly used pages on the school website, including:  Directory, which gives you a list of all District employees, E-mail, Calendars, and Moodle.

Under each heading, the sub-menus are organized in alphabetical order.  In addition, you now have “mouse over” capability so you can see the drop down menu for each of the menu headings. Here is a brief description of what you will find under each heading:

  • About FCCS: is where you would look for District level information
  • Schools: has building level information
  • Pioneer Pride:  this is where you will find information on sports, clubs, performing arts, and academic achievement
  • Students, Parents, Staff: this is where you will find information and/or links needed or used by each of these specific groups
  • Community Organizations: this has pages for affiliated organizations that support or enhance the District’s mission

The website is designed to be your “go to” location for information and news about the District.  We have added handbooks and other “official” documents, as well as printable forms for your convenience.  We will continue to build these and other aspects of the website as we move forward.

Although change can present a challenge, we are convinced that you will find the website to be user friendly and come to appreciate the many benefits of the new design.  If you have questions or need assistance as you begin the learning process for the new site, feel free to contact the elementary or high school office.