Approximately 450 students from thirty-two Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas high schools competed for scholarships and awards at the 47thannual Peru State College Business Contest on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. Competitions were held in 16 different disciplines. First-place winners in each of the 16 categories were awarded $500 tuition scholarships for on-campus classes at Peru State. Medals were awarded to first through fifth place winners. Medal winners from Falls City were Hunter Arnold (2nd- Business Math), Keldon Campbell (5th-Advanced Accounting), and Trey McAfee (5th-Business Math). Donna Eickhoff is the business instructor at Falls City High School.
Group Photo (Standing —Jared Hawley, Braden Oliver, Stephen Acton, Hunter Arnold, Trey McAfee, Keldon Campbell, David Kuker,
and Dalton Fouraker Sitting – Michelle Beer, Tessa Gilfillan, Alexis Sutton, Emmy Lu Feek, and Laney Feek)
Medal Winner Picture---L to R Trey McAfee (5th- Business Math), Hunter Arnold (2nd-Business Math), Keldon Campbell (5th- Advanced Accounting)
Please be aware illness is among us in extraordinary numbers. The district does have several students out ill with influenza and strep. Please be knowledgeable of the symptoms and keep your child home if they are ill. Doctors usually recommend 5 days home if diagnosed with Influenza. If your child has been ill; please keep them home until they have a good day at home: no fever for 24 hours WITHOUT fever-reducing medication, eating and drinking well, and not too tired to participate in ALL classes. We are encouraging the students to clean out lockers to have water bottles, bags, and winter garments (coats, hats, and gloves) washed. Our staff and custodians are cleaning surfaces with disinfectant daily, encouraging good hand hygiene, and monitoring students for illness diligently.
Yearbooks will go on sale on February 17th and continue to be on sale through February 28th. You may purchase them during your lunch period at the long table in front of the windows. Your books need to be paid for at the time of purchase. The cost is $45.00 without your name and $50.00 with your name printed on the cover. Please make all checks payable to FCHS Yearbook. Senior's books will be paid for but if you want your name on your book that cost belongs to you. Thanks-YEARBOOK STAFF
The staff and administration of Falls City High School have announced the selections for January High School Students of the Month. The honors go to the following students:
Upperclassmen- Brock Hogue, a junior, is the son of Don and Terri Hogue. Brenna Leyden, a junior, is the daughter of Derrick and Shelly Leyden.
Underclassmen- Carson Simon, a sophomore, is the son of Chris and Kris Simon. Alexis Miller, a freshman, is the daughter of Drue Miller and Diedra Kirkendall.
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.
Pictured L to R
Brock Hogue, Brenna Leyden, Alexis Miller, Carson Simon
South school students were recognized for their academic accomplishments. South school students who made honor roll were awarded an ice cream sundae sponsored by P.I.E.
EMERGENCY SNOW/MUD ROUTES
During inclement weather, when announced, the following will be used for emergency snow/mud routes. When we run these routes, it will be for the A.M. and P.M. routes. Falls City Public Schools will use hard surfaced Highways only.
Bus #4 that serves the Barada, Stella, and Shubert area's, the bus will start out at the intersection of 652 Avenue and 720 Road at 6:48 a.m. and continue West on 720 Road stopping at all intersections where someone is parked to Highway 67. This bus will then go to Shubert, all riders in this area must meet in Shubert, by the Antique Shop. The bus will leave Shubert at 7:15 a.m. This bus will also stop at all intersections where someone is parked on Highway 67 down to Palmer corner.
Bus #2 that serves the Dawson and Verdon area's will leave the intersection of 641 Avenue and Highway 73 ( Steve Keans ) at 7:05 a.m. stopping at all intersections where someone is parked on Highway 73 and then make its regular stops in Verdon, leaving Verdon at 7:25 a.m. It will also make stops where someone is parked along Highway 73 after leaving Verdon, then stopping at the St. Pauls Lutheran Church parking lot at Prichard Corner, leaving there at approximately 7:35 a.m. This bus will stop at all intersections where someone is parked on Highway 73 back to Falls City.
Bus #7 that serves the Rulo area will leave Rulo at 7:25 a.m. All riders in the Rulo area will meet in Rulo by the auditorium. On its way back to Falls City it will stop at all intersections where someone is parked along Highway 159. Due to safety concerns, riders from Preston should meet on the North side of the Preston corner for Bus #9 at approximately 7:30, coming from the North.
Bus #8 that serves the Salem area will leave the flashing light at the intersection of Highways 8 and 75 at 7:00 a.m. It will then leave Salem at 7:25 a.m. It will stop at all intersections where someone is parked along Highway 8 back to Falls City.
Bus #9 will start out at the intersection of Highway 73 and 712 Road ( Dustless Highway ) at 7:10 a.m. and continue East stopping at all intersections where someone is parked and then turning South and stopping at all intersections where someone is parked down to the intersection of 656 Avenue and Highway 159 ( Preston Corner ) at approximately 7:30.
Bus #10 that serves riders south of Falls City, the bus will leave the intersection of 702 Road and Highway 73 ( State Line ) at 7:35 a.m. It will also make stops at all intersections where someone is parked on Highway 73 back to Falls City and also at the Pony Creek road intersection at approximately 7:40 a.m.
Bus #2 will shuttle Middle School Students to North School at the end of the day.
AFTERNOON SNOW ROUTES
All times are approximate times depending on who rides. Times will vary, so please plan accordingly and be at the drop off areas 10 to 15 minutes early.
Bus #4 that serves the Barada, Shubert, Stella areas will leave Falls City at approximately 3:37, its first stop will be at 71328 648 Avenue at approximately 3:47. At approximately 3:51 it will be at 71757 648 Avenue, at approximately 4:00 in Shubert, at approximately 4:10 in Stella. At approximately 4:25 it will be at the intersection of 649 Avenue and 720 Road, at approximately 4:30 at 65172 720 Road. Its last stop will be at the corner of 652 Avenue and 720 Road (Indian Cave Corner) at approximately 4:32.
Bus #2 that serves the Verdon and Dawson areas will leave Falls City at approximately 3:37 and stop at all intersections on Highway 73 going North to Verdon. Stopping at Verdon at its first stop at approximately 3:52, then going to the second stop by the park at approximately 3:55. Leaving Verdon it will head West towards Dawson stopping at all intersections where someone is stopped waiting for a rider. He will make his last stop at the intersection of 712 Road and 641 Avenue (Steve Keans Corner) at approximately 4:05.
Bus #7 that serves the Rulo area will leave Falls City at approximately 3:37 and head East on Highway 159 to Rulo stopping at intersections where someone is stopped waiting for a rider. The bus will arrive at its last stop in Rulo at approximately 3:50.
Bus #8 that serves the Salem area will leave Falls City at approximately 3:37 stopping at all intersections on Highway 8 where someone is stopped waiting for a rider. It will make its last stop in Salem at approximately 3:50.
Bus #9 will leave Falls City at approximately 3:37 and head North on Highway 73 making its first stop at the intersection of Highway 73 and 712 Road (Prichard Corner) at approximately 3:50. It will continue East on the Dustless Highway stopping at all intersections where someone is waiting for a rider. At approximately 4:05 it will arrive at the intersection of 712 Road and 656 Avenue turning South. It will stop at all intersections where someone is waiting for a rider. It will make its last stop at the intersection of 656 Avenue and 706 Road (Preston Corner) at approximately 4:20.
Bus #10 that serves riders South of town will leave Falls City at approximately 3:37. It will stop at all intersections on Highway 73 where someone is waiting for a rider. Its last stop will be at the State Line at approximately 3:50.