Students Participate in Games on the Green

Students, Kameron Pringle and Noah Wolfe with Special Education Director, Ashley Dougherty had a great day at “Games on the Green” with other students from Arlington and Bennington. This was a great event where students played different events such as bocci ball, noodle toss, softball throw, and a giant game of freeze tag. Thank you to Bennington for hosting this event.

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PBIS Winners September 2022

Congratulations to our September PBIS Winners! They were L-R, Grayson Bryan, Bode Weaver, Kenzli Prchal, Mary Jensen, Eli O’Connor, and Colby Weyer. Way to be role models! Keep up the good work.


Notice is hereby given that a public meeting of the Preschool Advisory Committee has been
called and will be held by the Fort Calhoun Community Schools. The public meeting will be
held on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 3:15 o’clock PM and will take place at Fort Calhoun
Elementary School Library, 1020 Monroe Street Fort Calhoun Nebraska. The public hearing
will include preschool registration for 2023-24, screening of incoming students, Wee Screens,
Little Pioneers Play Group, home visits and conferences.
An agenda for such meeting is being kept continuously current and is available for public
inspection at the office of the Superintendent.
September 12, 2022

Student Assistance Program

Life is hard. Sometimes it’s just too much. Students and their families deal with a variety of issues on a daily basis. School counselors, teachers, and parents are among the most important adults in a child’s life. Sometimes, when a child or teenager is dealing with a specific issue, it helps to have someone outside of the school that they can talk to, someone who can serve as an “unbiased party” in the eyes of a child. 

As a parent/guardian of a Fort Calhoun student, your student and your family are eligible for counseling sessions through Arbor Family Counseling. The district-funded student assistance program provides 2 free sessions. Arbor Family Counseling provides professionals seasoned at helping children and teenagers and their family members deal with pressures and issues that arise. 

Here are a few areas Arbor Family Counseling can help with:

To set up an appointment please call: 402-330-0960

*When calling simply state you are a parent/family member of a Fort Calhoun Schools student in order to receive your 2 complimentary sessions. 

If you have questions please contact your building principal or guidance counselor:

JR/SR High–Mr. Nick Wemhoff, Ms. Marie Adams, Mrs. Micki Hernandez

Preschool/Elementary-Mr. Drew Wagner, Ms. Marie Adams

Welcome Shadow, the Therapy Dog to FCCS

Therapy dogs are trained to work with students in schools to promote

social-emotional wellness, communication and interpersonal skills, and increase

academic motivation and performance. The part-time ESU3 mental health

therapist who serves our district, Sarah Eades Hamilton, and her four-legged

partner, Shadow the labradoodle, operate as a certified therapy dog team in the

provision of services for students. Starting in mid-September, Shadow will make

her debut and join Sarah at FCCS. Shadow’s time will be dedicated to targeted

groups of students, and these specific students’ families will be notified. There

will be a sign posted at the door to communicate when Shadow is in the building.

Parents who have any concerns with their student(s) coming into contact with

Shadow the therapy dog should contact the office.

Online Parent Support Group and Mentoring Program

 Are you parenting a child who is dealing with anxiety, depression, ADHD or some other emotional disturbance? You are not alone!
The SOC Parent Mentor program will soon begin offering an online support group for parents. This is an opportunity to join with other parents in similar situations to share information, encouragement and hope. The group will be led by Leslie Byers. We will launch this group on August 23, 2022 with a presentation by Leslie and her daughter Megan. 
See the flyer below or click this LINK for more information.

Parent Peer Mentoring Program

Is your child living with depression, anxiety, ADHD or any other serious emotional disturbance and struggling in school and/or with life in general?  

Do you feel isolated and overwhelmed in trying to get your child’s needs met?

No one understands this better than a parent who has been there themselves. Parent peer mentoring can help parents navigate systems more effectively, learn from the experiences of other families, feel less alone, and gain hope, ideas, and information.

If you would like to learn more, contact SOC Lead Family Coordinator Eve Bleyhl at 402-680-8624 or

See the flyer HERE or the image below for more information



SkillsUSA Hog Roast 2022

SkillsUSA will be hosting the Hog Roast on homecoming night, September 16th.  This is our annual fundraiser to help send students to compete in SkillsUSA State competitions. Members of the SkillsUSA club will be serving food in the High School Commons from 4:30 to 7:00.  Tickets will be pre-sold by the SkillsUSA members, these sales help the students offset their cost of going to state, so if you know of a SkillsUSA member please support them.  Tickets for this year’s event are $12 for adults, $10 for children 10-17, and kids under 10 eat free.  Tickets will also be available at the door. Donations are welcome, and thanks to all of the community members for their support.