Congressman Adrian Smith was in Falls City to congratulate Haylee Vice and her family for placing 3rd in 2018 Congressional Art Competition. He also thanked all of the teachers who encourage students to exercise their talent and creativity. This years winners are:
First Place: “Giraffe” by Arielle Buck of Bayard
Bayard Public Schools
Arielle’s work will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year.
Second Place: “Photo Milk Weed” by Rilee Howard of Litchfield
Litchfield Public Schools
Rilee’s work will be displayed in my Washington, D.C. office.
Third Place: “Watercolor of Child” by Haylee Vice of Falls City
Falls City Public Schools
Haylee’s work will be displayed in my Grand Island office.
Fourth Place: “Photo Truck” by Audrey Juelfs of Potter
Audrey’s work will be displayed in my Scottsbluff office.
Nineteen Falls City Middle School students’ poems were accepted for publication in the anthology A Celebration of Poets Spring 2018 as part of a poetry contest they entered in their their English classes. This is an honor as there were thousands of entries from schools in Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wisconsin in the contest.
The following students and their poems from Roger Lampe's 6th grade class include: Joshua Brown, "My Dog"; Harmony Hall, "Night and Day"; Charlie McNeely, "My Sports"; Maelynn Elms, "Computer"; Ashleigh Kirkendall, "The Game I Love"; Alexis Brewer, "The Volleyball Game."
The following students and their poems from Jamie Milam's 6th grade class include: Kinsey Niedfeldt, "Parents", Ella Kobza, "Dancing in the Wind"; Daly Martin, "The Heaven Cat"; Grace Morris, "Tomorrow"; Logan Barkow, "In a Pickle"; Wyatt Olberding, "Wrestling"; Jozie Kirkendall, "A Sister’s Love."
The following students and their poems from Karen Boatright's 6th grade class include: Elizabeth Saul, "Animals"; Wyett Karpinski, "Football/Soccer"; Ava Armbruster, "Splat!"; Emily Vitosh, "My Book."
The following students and their poems from Kory Huppert’s 7th and 8th classes include: Emily Thrash, “Bloom”; Courtney McClintock, “Springtime.”
Students from Falls City Middle School and High School who placed first, second, and third place in this year’s Daughters of the American Revolution essay contest were honored by the local Reavis-Ashley Chapter on April 20, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 20th and Towle. The students read their essays and were awarded certificates, medals, flag pins, or pamphlets on the constitution. All of the first place winners at the local level also won first place at the state level and received certificates and checks from the Nebraska D.A.R. After the essays were read, the students and their guests were served cupcakes, mints, nuts, and punch from a patriotic decorated table.
The 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students wrote 600-1,000 word essays on “World War 1: Remembering the War to End All Wars”. The high school students wrote 800-1,200 word essays on “Advantages and Disadvantages of Working Relationships Between Foreign Parties” as they applied to the voyage of Christopher Columbus.
The students’ history teachers are Karen Boatright, 6th grade, Jack Munford, 7th - 8th grade, and Lori Rech, high school. Ninety-eight essays were judged on the local level.
Students in Mrs. Frederick's anatomy class learned first hand from FCPS District Nurse Helmick the process of taking blood pressure. This class has also completed many labs and taken field trips to experience and understand course curriculum.
Each year the Falls City Education Foundation honors excellence in individuals through a series of awards. We honor those who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and contributions in promoting high-quality education in our school district. Please take the time to consider nominating individuals for these awards.
Awards presented include Outstanding Secondary Teacher, Outstanding Elementary Teacher, and Outstanding Classified Employee. The awards will be presented during the Pre-Service session on August 13th.
Nominations of individuals for these awards are now open. Packets including nomination forms, instructions, and rules are available for download on the home page of the Falls City Public Schools website: www.fctigers.org, or by clicking the links below. All nomination materials must be delivered or postmarked by May 31, 2018.
Recognizing outstanding indivi
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New Outdoor Commons at the Middle School - Thanks to a generous donation from the Class of 1967, the Middle School outdoor commons seating area is now complete, along with added bench seating near the front entrance at both North and South School. THANK YOU!
The Falls City Public School District #56 is excited to announce Michael Wentz will be the new South School Principal beginning in the 2018-2019 school year. Mr. Wentz received his Masters Degree in Educational Administration from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, and his Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and K-6 Physical Education, from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Michael Wentz is currently the PreK-6 principal at Ainsworth Community Schools. We welcome Mike, and his wife Kay, and look forward to the leadership contributions Michael Wentz will bring to the Falls City Public Schools and the community of Falls City.