Pioneers for Education (PFE) is the parent, teacher and student organization for Fort Calhoun Schools. As our mission statement explains, we are committed to working together with parents, teachers, and students to provide fun and educational opportunities for both the High School and Elementary School. The PFE gives back to both the high school and elementary school by financially supporting many activities like Post Prom, PFE Senior Scholarship, Teacher Appreciation Week, Donuts with Dad/Mornings with Mom, and many others.  We also sponsor many fun and educational events like the Summer Learning Activity Program and the One School, One Book Reading Program with accompanying Spring Carnival.  We are able to do all of this because of your help financially, when you join PFE, and by the hard work of all of our volunteers!

We hope you will consider joining PFE this year and support our kids and school. We are looking forward to another great year here at the Fort!

If you have any questions about PFE, please contact one of the board members below by email or send us a message on our Facebook page.  Membership forms can be found on this PFE page by following the forms tab and at the offices of both the High School and Elementary.  


Mission Statement: PFE is committed to working together with parents, teachers, and students to provide fun and educational opportunities for both the High School and Elementary.

2020-2021 Officers

Sarah Tinkham- President
Brad Earley- Vice President
Joey Iwen- Secretary
Shannon Pokorski- Treasurer
Ronee Christensen- Communications Coordinator.

Contact us at:

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Below are lists of fundraising events and PFE sponsored activities. While we sometimes feel like we are always asking for money we really have very few fundraisers that go to our general budget. Most of the fundraisers are earmarked for specific projects. That is why your membership dues are so important. Take a moment to look through this list to see what your membership can do for your children.

PFE Sponsored Activities:

  • Walk-A-Thon
  • Back-to-School Teacher Reception
  • Original Works Art Program
  • Mornings w/ Mom and Donuts w/Dads
  • One School, One Book Reading Program
  • Spring Carnival
  • Family Game Night
  • Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week
  • Book Fair
  • Crayola ColorCycle
  • Scrip Fundraising Program
  • High School Scholarships ($500 Scholarship)
  • 6th Grade Tea
  • Staff Retirements
  • Thursday Folders
  • Post Prom
  • The Great Race
  • Girls on the Run
  • Summer Bridge Learning Program
  • School Assemblies and Speakers
  • Miscellaneous Staff Requests