SkillsUSA will be hosting the Hog Roast on homecoming night, September 27th. 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 shop from 4:30 to 7:30. Tickets will be pre-sold by the SkillsUSA members, theses 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 years event are $7 for adults, $6 for SkillsUSA/VICA Alumni, $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets will also be available at the door. Donations are welcome, thanks to all of the community members for their support.
Pictured: Ben Everswick(President) and Trae Bradburn(Hog Roast Chairman)
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
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.
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!
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
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.
“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.