Congratulations Spelling Bee Winners 2023

Congratulations to our Spelling Bee winners! All of our students performed very well at both the Junior High and the Elementary School. This year, the top finishers at the Junior High were Connor Jabens, runner-up, and Leo Morris, winner. The Elementary top spellers were Colette Bonacci, runner-up, and Zoey Coontz, winner. They will all represent our school at the County Spelling Bee held in Arlington on February 9th at 9:00 AM. Good Luck everyone!

Dept. of Education Parent Survey

As a part of the Nebraska Department of Education’s Indicator 8 State Performance Plan, parents of children receiving special education services for the 2022-23 school year are asked to complete a short survey. The survey should only take about 5-10 minutes to complete. 
Here is the link to our district’s surveyFORT CALHOUN SCHOOLS PARENT SURVEY
If you would prefer a paper copy please contact: 
Ashley S. Dougherty
Special Education Director
402.468.5533

Unified Basketball Season Finale

We are excited to share that our Fort Calhoun Unified Basketball Team will play one more game this season! Our season finale will be on Thursday, February 9th at 6:45 pm. The game will be held at Fort Calhoun High School against Bennington. We can’t wait for you to join us and cheer on the team!
Once again we are selling t-shirts for $10 to help promote our team. If you are interested in purchasing a t-shirt, please complete the order form linked below or stop by the office to pick up a copy and submit it with payment (cash or check). Orders and payments are due to the elementary or high school office by Monday, January 23rd.

Order Form

Seniors Benefit from Alumni Panel

Fort Calhoun High School welcomed back 7 graduates on December 16, 2022, for an alumni panel to speak to current seniors about their post-secondary paths. Topics included the alumni’ current career paths (ranging from college and ROTC to entering the workforce) and what advice they would give the current seniors.  Seniors received valuable information to help them plan for life after high school. The event is just one example of how the school prepares its students for college, career, and life. This alumni panel is an event the school plans to have on an annual basis.  So if any alumni are interested in being part of the panel in future years, please contact Mr. Wemhoff, Mrs. Hernandez, or Mrs. Krambeck.
Panelists in the picture above are  L-R in the front row.
 
Grant Hansen – class of 2020  @ UNL 
Sports Media Broadcasting major 
 
Jacob Haggar – class of 2019 @ UNO
Emergency Mgmt Major and ROTC
 
Aaron Johnson -class of 2019 @ UNO
Multidiscipline Studies & Environmental Science Major and ROTC 
 
Rianna Wells – class of 2021 @ UNL
Nursing Major and ROTC 
 
Isabella Benoit – class of 2021 @ Nebraska Methodist College
Medical Imaging Major 
 
Hailey Ertzner – class of 2020 @ UNO
Graduate of MCC Business and now studying for her Real Estate License  
 
Danielle Howell – class of 2019 
is now a Dental Assistant 

December PBIS Winners

Congratulations to our December PBIS Winners! They were L-R, Penny Keough, Alisa Taylor, Blakely Aufenkamp and Thomas Jensen. Keep up the good work everyone and have a great break!

Winter Break Food Security Resources for Families

Winter Break Food Security Resources for Families

With the upcoming holidays and the uncertainty of winter weather, there are several ways to locate food and meals when school is not in session. Here are just a few resources for you:
  • Nebraska Market Maker | Nebraska Regional Food Systems Initiative
  • Free Meals Finder | No Kid Hungry
  • Find Your Local Food Bank | Feeding America
  • Nebraska’s Little Free Pantry Network | Civic Nebraska
  • Call “211” or text your zip code to “898211”

Blood Drive 2022

Thank you to everyone who came out to donate blood this year. We had 51 people come in including a record 33 students who tried to donate this year!

Fort Calhoun Now Has a Unified Basketball Team

We are selling t-shirts to help promote our unified basketball team. If you are interested in purchasing a t-shirt, please complete this ORDER FORM and submit it with payment (cash or check). Orders and payments are due to the elementary or high school office by Monday, December 19th.

Friday, December 2nd was the first practice for our Fort Calhoun Unified Basketball team. Unified athletes are individuals grades 6th-age 21 with disabilities. The athletes are paired up with a partner of similar age. Our team will be playing against Ashland-Greenwood on Saturday, January 7th between the varsity girls and boys games. We can’t wait for you to join us and cheer on the team! Please spread the word. 

Elementary Special Education Job Opening

Fort Calhoun Schools is currently accepting applications for an Elementary Special Education Teacher for the 2023-24 school year.  Fort Calhoun Schools is a progressive, Class C-1 District just nine miles north of Omaha.  Certification/Licensure:  Nebraska Teaching Certificate with appropriate endorsement in Special Education; Training and teaching in areas of regular and special education with an emphasis on Specific Learning Disabilities, Behavior Disorders, and at-risk students.  Applications will be taken until the position is filled.  Subject to a veteran’s preference. 

Click HERE to apply.