Steve Kottich and his family have purchased a book for every kindergarten student from the Scholastic Book Fair at North School in memory of his late wife, Diana. This year Steve was accompanied by his daughter Erin Waller and her husband Doug, and grandchildren Stella and Sam of Falls City. Steve's daughter Aliza Stremlau, was also in attendance with her three children: Harrison, Parker and Sylvie of Lincoln.
This is the fourth year the Diana Kottich Memorial Fund has purchased books for all kindergarten students from the spring Book Fair at North School. Each book is marked with a memorial plate.
Diana, a former kindergarten teacher at North School and avid reader, died December 14, 2014 from ovarian cancer. Reading was one of Diana's passions and she always enjoyed selecting books from the Book Fair both for her classroom and her grandchildren.
Elementary Librarian, Gail Froeschl, stated the purchase of these books has three benefits. Each kindergarten student gets their own book to enjoy and the library raises needed funds for new books from the profit of the sale. In addition, the purchase made through the Scholastic All for Books Donation Program is matched by Scholastic dollar for dollar in books to be distributed to children through the Kinds in Need Foundation.
Rudy Vrtiska, a senior at Falls City High School, signed his letter of intent March 6 to run track and field for the Nebraska Wesleyan Prairie Wolves. Vrtiska will participate in both indoor and outdoor track seasons for the Prairies Wolves which are members of the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Rudy will focus on running the hurdles and 400 while possibly participating in multi-event competitions. Coach Derrick McKenzie of Nebraska Wesleyan stated that “Rudy’s character first stands out to us as a staff. Mix that in with his versatility on the track and his raw potential, we are excited for his future with NWU track and field. We know the type of student athletes that fit NWU and Rudy fits what we look for at a high level.”
Vrtiska will begin his third track season for the Falls City Tigers after qualifying the last 2 years for the Nebraska State Track Meet in the 300 hurdles and 400 M race. According to Coach Terri Hogue Falls City Tiger track coach, “Rudy is a dedicated athlete. He works extremely hard and puts in extra time after workouts. When Rudy competes it’s for the school, the team and himself.”
Pictured L to R: Kris Vrtiska, Terri Hogue, Rudy Vrtiska, Cody Hawley, Kim Vrtiska
National Honor Society Induction Ceremony
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. 2018 officers are Dylan Sutton; president, Noah Milam; vice-president, Rylee Scholl; secretary, and Austin Babb and Meredith Poppe co-treasurers. 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 L to R: Brynna Bruxellas, Alexis Sutton, Kade Bredemeier, Trey McAfee, Josephine Crofford, Jacob Joy, Erin Brewer, Braden Kobza, Clohe Thompson, Cade Schawang, MaKayla Nagengast, Zach Beaver, Hailey Buchner, Brett Foster, and Brody Bindle
Officers L to R: Dylan Sutton, Rylee Scholl, Meredith Poppe, Austin Babb, Noah Milam
The Falls City Educational Foundation is pleased to announce that the they are offering Twenty-seven scholarships worth $52,000 for Falls City High School Graduates who will be attending colleges and trade schools during the 2018-2019 academic year. Twenty-four of the Scholarship are for 2018 Graduating Seniors. These scholarships total $40,500. Three scholarship are for past graduates of Falls City High who are currently attending a four-year college or university.
Past graduates who are sophomores, juniors or senior majoring in the following areas: Music, Photography, Animal Husbandry, Journalism, Library Science, Political Science, Civil Engineering and Prelaw may apply for THE GOVERNOR A. J. WEAVER FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP of $1,500.
Past graduates who are juniors or senior and having declared a Major of a Bachelor of Science in Education and who plans to seek a career in Secondary Education
may apply for THE TEACHER SCHOLARSHIP of $5,000. This scholarship was made available by an anonymous donor.
Past graduates who are juniors or senior and having declared a Major of a Bachelor of Science of Nursing may apply for THE NURSE Scholarship of $5,000. This
scholarship was made available by an anonymous donor.
Scholarship Notices and Applications for all scholarships offered by the Falls City Educational Foundation are available on line at the Falls City Public Schools, High
School Guidance web site: https://www.fctigers.org/vnews/display.v/ART/50bce5c490f4f Applications for all Scholarships are due by March 26, 2018. See the scholarship
notices and applications at the web site for more details.
Yearbooks will go on sale on Monday, February 27th. Yearbook students will be selling the yearbooks at lunch. The cost is $45.00 without your name printed on the front cover and $50.00 with your name printed on the front cover. Make all checks payable to Falls City High School. The yearbook staff will be selling the books for the next two weeks ending on March 9th. After that day you will need to see Mrs. Zoeller.
Thank you for your continued support.
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Help Falls City Public Schools bring Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) together for a K-12 experience that will have our students “Soaring to New Heights using STEM”.
Back for a seventh year, Monsanto’s America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education and School District #56 encourages farmers to nominate the Falls City Public Schools for a $25,000 grant. Farmers will have the opportunity to keep rural schools growing by nominating Falls City Public Schools to demonstrate the community’s support and to strengthen our application.
Since 2011, America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education has awarded over $14 million in grants to over 750 rural public-school districts. Falls City Public Schools has received three grants totaling $75,000. Help Falls City Public Schools get funding for a fourth time!
Farmers nominate our local school district January 1 through April 1, 2018. Visit http://www.americasfarmers.com/recognition-programs/grow-rural-education/ and click on “farmers nominate now” to vote.
There is also a link available on Falls City Public School website