Our Building Construction students had the opportunity to tour the MCC Construction trailer. The students were able to see several different trades including sand topography mapping, 3D virtual modeling, welding, lighting, electrical, and plumbing. Anthony Curcio and Bradley Goodman, representing MCC, were there demonstrating and helping the students have hands-on experiences at each station. Thanks to MCC for this fun experience for our students.
The students at Fort Calhoun Elementary had a couple of opportunities this month to learn about fire safety. On October 9th, the Kindergarteners visited the Fort Calhoun Fire Station. They got to tour the station and even practiced using the fire hose with Dave Neumann and Jerry Mink. On October 16th the Fire Department visited the school. Grades Preschool through 3rd grade had the opportunity to tour the ambulance with Dave Neumann and Jackie Mapes. They also learned a lot about fire safety in their home from Deputy State Fire Marshall Alyssa Sanders and they practiced climbing out a window with a fire ladder in the Smoke Simulator Trailer. Grades 4th through 6th got to explore the fire trucks and practiced using a battery-operated fire extinguisher. Thanks to all who came to help with these events including Dave Neumann, Jerry Mink, Jackie Mapes, Jen Sundermeier, Dan Mallory, Devon Walentine and Deputy State Fire Marshal, Alyssa Sanders.
For tips on fire prevention including home safety tips visit the State Fire Marshal’s website.https://sfm.nebraska.gov/fire-prevention
The Technology Skills class has been coding in Python. Adam Larson from the ESU 3 came to introduce programming Microbits https://microbit.org/ as an extension to coding. The kids had fun!
Photos by Ashlie Nelson
Congratulations to our Cross Country runners who qualified for State. The Girl’s team is District Runners Up. The team includes Dala Drowne, Kelsie Premer, Tessa Skelton, Savanah Lukasiewicz, Morgan Miller, and Katie Barta. Two of our boys, Lance and Ely Olberding, also made it to State as individuals. Wish them luck at the State meet in Kearney next Friday.
Members of the Art Club pose with face cutouts they helped make for Fort Atkinson’s upcoming event Trunk and Treat. The event will be held Saturday, October 19th from 1:00-3:30 at Fort Atkinson.
Photos by Mr. High Horse
The Month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Support Pioneers Fighting against Cancer by purchasing a Pink Out T-shirt. They come in both Youth and Adult sizes. A percentage of every T-shirt sold will be donated to breast cancer research, and as always, every purchase from the School’s Booster Club apparel store will continue to support all of the athletics and activities at Fort Calhoun Schools. Thank you for your generosity!!
Click the following link or the link on the top banner of our website titled Pioneer Spirit Gear. Then, look for the Pink Out logo on the bottom left of the page.
Below is a slideshow of some highlight photos from Homecoming week. If you see any that you would like, contact Jennifer Gepson at firstname.lastname@example.org
SkillsUSA will be hosting their annual Hog Roast on Homecoming night, October 11th. 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. Pre-sale tickets for this year’s event are $9 for adults, $8 for SkillsUSA/VICA Alumni, $6 for children 12 and under. Tickets will also be available at the door, but if you wait to buy tickets at the door they will be $10 for adults and $9 for SkillsUSA/VICA Alumni. Donations are welcome.
Thanks to all of the community members for your support!
This week is School Lunch Week. Take a moment to thank the school lunch staff. They do a great job and enjoy seeing and cooking for students. If you have any questions or input, contact Barb Moriarty, Director of Food Services.
Chad Nixon and Jason Thomas were among the six speakers who came to share their experience and insights with Fort Calhoun sixth graders. Students took advantage of the opportunity to learn from individuals representing paramedic/firefighting, military service, surveying, architecture, and civil engineering careers. The sixth-grade students said it was a very interesting day. Mary Deason felt inspired by Mr. Thomas who spoke about a career in the military. She loved his quote “Anyone can be in the military but the military is not for everyone.” Kory Defoil got a lot of information from the day and said: “it filled us with knowledge.” Thank you to everyone who planned and presented for this event.