School Improvement Plan



School Improvement Diagram jpeg  (Click on photo to enlarge)


Our Mission Statement:

        The mission of the Fort Calhoun Community Schools is to Foster learning in an inspiring and caring environment, provide Opportunities for all students to be successful, instill the attributes of Respect and responsibility among staff and students alike, and present students with the Tools to succeed in life.

Governing Values:

We believe:

  • All people can learn.
  • In promoting the worth and self-esteem of every student.
  • We must provide quality education for all youth according to their needs.
  • Education should be a positive experience in a safe and caring environment.
  • Everyone must be accountable for the education of youth. (Education is the shared responsibility of all.)
  • Students must be prepared to contribute to society as lifetime learners.
  • High expectations produce high achievers.
  • The future of our democratic society depends upon educated and involved citizens.


Elementary School Purpose:

Engaging + Learning+ Achieving = Productive PIONEERS!


Junior/Senior High School Purpose:



School Improvement Committee

The purpose of the school improvement committee is to continually improve processes and procedures that will positively impact all stakeholders.

Current committee members:

Jerry Green, Superintendent

Sara Horstman, Elementary Principal

Dr. Nick Wemhoff, High School Principal

Paul Wilson, Technology Director

Jamie Scheifer, Assistant Principal/AD

Miranda Adams, Special Education Directory/School Psychologist

Jill Weyer, Jr. High Special Education

Ashley Hallberg, Grade 2 Teacher

Allie Schleifer, Grade 4 Teacher

Deann Royuk, Early Childhood Teacher

Marie Adams, K-5 Guidance Counselor

School Improvement Goals:

Junior/Senior High School:
Elementary School:


What is Nebraska Frameworks?

The school district is currently accredited through Nebraska Frameworks.  The Nebraska Framework concept is a handbook to help schools in the school improvement process. School districts can use the Continuous Improvement Technical Assistance Rubric as they continue to develop their school improvement process.

Continuous Improvement Process includes:

  • Builds on existing efforts to improve student achievement
  • Encourages a continuous process
  • Integrates activities and programs
  • Incorporates researched practices (Effective Schools)
  • Uses the rubric for school improvement developed by Nebraskans for Nebraskans
  • Identifies strategies for targeting areas of low-performance


Please visit the School Improvement tab on the Nebraska Education website for more information at