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Building Clear Out Schedule

Fort Calhoun Pioneers,

Governor Ricketts has issued a new Directed Health Measure (DHM). 

“Under this new DHM, schools statewide are directed to operate without students in their buildings through May 31, 2020. Extracurricular activities are also cancelled statewide.” – From NEBRASKA.GOV

In order for us to clear and clean our buildings we need students to come to the school and pick up any remaining personal items. For us to keep the buildings from filling up with students we have prepared a pick up schedule.

Keep in mind, Enrichment Activities will continue through May 15th. Also, information on textbook and Chromebook check in will come at a later date.

ELEMENTARY – Wednesday, April 8 and Thursday, April 9 we will have parents pick up belongings in a “drive-through” concept from the student pick up lane in front of the building. On Wednesday, April 8, students with the last name that begin with A-M will come during office hours; 8-12pm. On Thursday, April 9, students with the last name that begin with N-Z during office hours; 8-12pm. A staff member will be present to hand student belongings to each family. Please keep in mind we are striving to keep everyone safe during this process. All parents/students will remain in their vehicles and practice social distancing as best we can. Thank you for understanding. Don’t hesitate to wave and throw a smile! Also, at this time if you have a library book or textbook please bring that along to hand in.

JR/SR High See linked schedule.

Stay safe and God bless,

Dr. J

Meal Program Update

Fort Calhoun Families,

Wanted to give you an update on the food service program: Starting on Monday March 30th we will be changing our lunch program to twice weekly pick ups. Multiple meal pickup on Mondays from 11:00-12:30 will include three lunch/breakfast combos per student, then again on Thursday which will include two lunch/breakfast combos per student also from 11:00 – 12:30. The updated flyer is enclosed. We also are in need of donations to our food pantry. If you are interested in donating, see attached flyer.

Thank you and keep safe,

Dr. Johnson

Food Pantry Needs

Meal Pickup Information

Yearbook Needs Your Help

“Hey Pioneers. Want to help the yearbook staff finish the 2020 book? We need band, choir, and any candid shots of all high school students and staff. Download Walsworth’s Yearbook Snap App to send us your photos. Access code: pioneers. We appreciate your help in capturing our school & community this spring. Contact Ms. Homolka with any questions.

Scholastic State Art Competition

Congratulations to the students who earned awards from this year’s Scholastic State Art competition. On Saturday, February 29th the students attended the awards ceremony, held annually, at the Omaha Public Schools Teacher Administrative Center building. Fort Calhoun students earned a total of 20 awards. All the entries that received awards from across the state will be on display at the Omaha Public Schools Teacher Administrative Center, located at 3215 Cuming St., until March 29, 2020.

Sasha Robinson, 9 – Honorable Mention, A Portrait of Me Running on 1 Hour of Sleep, Drawing and Illustration
Katie Barta, 10 – Silver Key, Happiest Place on Earth, Painting
Gabe Anduze,10 – Gold Key, Judgement, Painting

Jada Wheeler, 10 – Honorable Mention, Taylor’s View, Drawing and IllustrationKaitlin Smith, 11 – Silver Key, On Mountain Time, Ceramics and Glass
Kennedy Bradburn, 12 – Honorable Mention, Mini Me, Drawing and Illustration
Kennedy Bradburn, 12 – Honorable Mention, Hmm, Printmaking
Kennedy Bradburn, 12 – Honorable Mention, Life, Art Portfolio
Kennedy Bradburn, 12 – Silver Key, Cancer, Drawing and Illustration

Evelyn Holmstedt, 12 – Honorable Mention, Caelum, Drawing and Illustration
Evelyn Holmstedt, 12 – Honorable Mention, Christine, Ceramics and Glass
Evelyn Holmstedt, 12 – Honorable Mention, Monochromo, Art Portfolio
Bailey Donovan, 12 – Honorable Mention, My Little Zoo, Art Portfolio
Bailey Donovan, 12 – Honorable Mention, Mooo Me?, Drawing and Illustration
Bailey Donovan, 12 – Silver Key, What a Hoot, Drawing and Illustration
Bailey Donovan, 12 – Silver Key, Not So Blue Jay, Printmaking
Bailey Donovan, 12 – Gold Key, Bullett Dean, Drawing and Illustration
Alyssa Mitchell, 12 – Honorable Mention, Goofy Gurl, Drawing and Illustration
Maggie Theisen, 12 – Honorable Mention, Polar Bear, Printmaking
Nate Wear, 12 – Honorable Mention, The Lighthouse Man, Digital Art

The 2020 award recipients are: (left to right) Jada Wheeler, Katie Barta, Maggie Theisen, Kaitlin Smith, and Sasha Robinson
Kennedy Bradburn, Bailey Donovan, Evelyn Holmstedt, and Gabe Anduze,

Kindergarten Round-Up Postponed

We will announce information about Kindergarten Round-Up when it is available.

Kindergarten Roundup is April 17th and 24th 8:30-1. Students will attend both days and the parent meeting will be on the 24th at 12:20. Please make sure your student is on the kindergarten list with the office. Please call the school office to verify that your child will or will not be coming these two days and/or if your child will not be attending Kindergarten at Fort Calhoun Schools next year. For more information call Ruby Weaver at 402-468-5714.

Click here for a copy of the letter mailed out recently.

Preschool Registration

Preschool Registration opens Monday, March 2nd.  Please fill out the application and turn it in no earlier than Monday, March 2nd. For a copy of the application, follow this link, Preschool Registration 20_21 or see the Elementary School Office for a copy. You can mail it, drop it off, send it to, or fax it to 402.468.4516. If you have any questions you may call the Elementary Office at 402-468-5714.

Again, no application will be valid until Monday, March 2nd, 2020.

Congrats Ely and Lance Olberding

Congratulations to Fort Calhoun Wrestlers Ely and Lance Olberding who competed in the State Wrestling Meet last weekend at the CHI Health Center. Lance (113 lbs) ended his season with a 7th place finish and Ely (106lbs) is Class C State Champion. Their hard work paid off! Congrats!


The PLC Transition students have been busy learning skills that will help them be successful in the workforce. Some of the activities include leading weekly activities with Autumn Pointe residents, volunteering at Pioneer Friends, and learning to make healthy recipes and kitchen shortcuts.