Help Falls City Public Schools Compete for a grant of up to $25,000
Keep Rural Schools Growing
America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, gives rural public school districts the opportunity to compete for grants of $10,000 or $25,000 for crucial science and math programs. Eligible farmers can nominate local public school districts for a grant. So, ask all of the local farmers you know to nominate our school today.
Farmers in 1,331 counties across 41 states have the opportunity to keep rural schools growing by nominating the local public school district of their choice to apply for a grant. In 2016, the Monsanto Fund will again award $2.3 million to rural school districts.
Grant applications will be judged based on merit, need and community support. The more farmers we have nominate our school district, the more it demonstrates community support and can help strengthen our application.
For additional information about the program, visit www.GrowRuralEducation.com.
Jump/Hoops for Heart 2017
This year’s event was the most successful jump/hoops event in history! This year we decided to do all jumping and hooping in physical education class. The kids ended up raising $11,066 dollars. This year any student who raised 25 cents or more received Rory McFeircely and Lanyard!
Haiden Dorste and Delaney Godeman were the top collectors this year for jump and hoops for heart! A special thank you goes out the the Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri who donated $5,000 dollars to the cause! This donation was in honor of Hailey Dorste who suffers herself from heart defects. Jump and Hoops for heat is such a success because of all the good people in our community who donate to this wonderful cause.
The staff and administration of Falls City High School have announced the selections for February High School Students of the Month. The honors go to the following students:
Upperclassmen- Dylan Sutton, a senior, is the son of Shane and Alisha Sutton. Sydney Brewer, a senior, is the daughter of Mark and Becky Brewer.
Underclassmen- Kade Bredemeier, a freshman, is the son of Jason and Mandy Bredemeier. Kailyn Frederick, a freshman, is the daughter of Kevin and Keia Frederick.
The students were nominated by high school staff and are being recognized for being innovative, responsible, resilient, and resourceful. Each of the students was praised in nomination comments for “academic excellence, going above and beyond what was asked of them, their helpfulness, and their leadership, and serving as excellent role models for their peers,” according to high school principal Gale Dunkhas.
On Tuesday, March 7th, 15 new members were inducted into the Falls City Chapter of the National Honor Society. The program began with an introduction and history of National Honor Society led by the principal and National Honor Society sponsor, Mr. Gale Dunkhas. The four qualities embraced by the National Honor Society are Scholarship, Leadership, Character, and Service. The four qualities were described by the current National Honor Society officers. 2017 officers are Megan Eickhoff; president, Cheyenne Dovel; vice-president, Aaron Kurpgeweit; secretary, and Darcy Snethen; treasurer. The induction pledge was then recited and certificates were distributed. The ceremony was closed with a few words from Mr. Gale Dunkhas, principal/sponsor. The new inductees include seniors; Emma Gerdes, Koner Hogue, Mary Patanode. Juniors; Austin Aldana, Austin Babb, Hailey Campell, Jacob Craig, Austin Eads, Elle Findlay, Gabrielle Frazier, Lexus Robinson, Haylee Vice, Azlynia. Sophomores; Franklin Fields, Keegan Hunzeker. The National Honor Society officers served cake and punch to the new members and their families following the induction.
The FCHS band program has had a lot of success recently. Every honor band the school has sent auditions to, there has been someone there to represent FCHS! Here is a list of the honor bands FCHS has had representation in:
NMEA All State: Tavia Bruxellas
orthwest Missouri State: Jordan Eads, Zach Petry, Brody Bindle
UNL Winter Winds: Tavia Bruxellas
UNO Honors Festival: Jordan Eads, Brody Bindle
Hastings Honors Festival: Jordan Eads
Nebraska Wesleyan Honors Festival: Tavia Bruxellas
Class B Honor Band: Ali Ivey, Hailey Buchner, Barbara Wilhide, Braden Alleshouse, Zach Petry, Brody Bindle, Franklin Fields
The growth of all the FCHS band students has been very special this school year. We are looking forward to making a great performances at the NSAA District Music Contest in April at Nebraska City. Thank you to all who support the FCHS band program!
Middle School receives another $1000 "Support Our Schools" check from SunMart. The students and staff have collected receipts totaling $150,000 from SunMart. This program is greatly appreciated and the money goes to promote positive behavior, school activities, and academic achievement. Pictured are Mr. Johnson, School Principal, Angie Phroper, Store Manager, Mr. Coolidge, teacher, and some his students that were key contributors in his homeroom class that brought in the most receipts last quarter.
On April 19th, all Falls City high school juniors will have the opportunity to take the ACT test. This will be the first year the ACT will be administered to all junior students and will replace the 11th grade NeSA testing for state reporting. Our staff is currently preparing students for this rigorous exam. Students can use this opportunity to utilize this score for college admission and scholarships. Thank you Mrs. Zoeller for sharing these pictures of students updating their profiles and working on English practice tests.
Falls City North Elementary School is currently enrolling Kindergarteners for the 2017-2018 school year. We have sent Kindergarten Survey letters in the mail. If you have not received a survey and your child will be 5 years of age by July 31, 2017, please call 402-245-2712 to enroll.