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.
The District’s enhanced High Ability Leaner Program is in its first school year under the leadership of high school mathematics instructor, Jason Vitosh. The planned HAL learning opportunities combine students’ high abilities in reading, math, and/or science, including hands-on building and computer coding, as well as creative writing and reading. The program further provides for discussion opportunities on what it is to be a high ability learner, supporting a student’s unique needs in their educational experience.
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KEEP RURAL SCHOOLS GROWING
A PASSION FOR STEM
ONE STUDENT AT A TIME
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
The Falls City Public School District 56 is excited to introduce Jamie Jacobs, Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Ms. Jacobs began her employment with District 56, in December 2017. Ms. Jacobs is onsite at all four of the district's school buildings and the Sixpence Early Childhood Program. She is employed four days a week during the school year. Community partners for the school district's mental health initiative include Falls City Community Medical Center (CMC) and the Falls City Sixpence Program.
Mental and emotional health is a rapidly growing need in schools today, and has been further identified by the District 56 Board of Education as a prioritized need in the district's strategic plan. With the additional of Jamie Jacobs to the District 56 faculty, Ms. Jacobs works in unison with the school counselors, administrators, and instructional faculty to provide additional support for children and families experiencing mental and emotional issues.
Jamie Jacobs is a Nebraska native with professional experiences in Georgia and Wyoming. Ms. Jacobs is responsible for addressing mental health needs of children and families in our school community. Specific strategies include one-on-one individual counseling and/or group counseling sessions to address a large variety of issues, supporting student emotions/behaviors to increase student's success in the classroom and improve school attendance, teacher consultation & support, and family support services.
Jamie Jacob's previous professional experience includes serving as a Mental Health Counselor and Child & Adolescent Therapist, Wing Director of Psychological Health - Air National Guard, Federal Military Family Life Consultant, Clinical Drug and Alcohol Counselor, and a Preschool Teacher.
Kade Bredemeier, son of Jason and Mandy Bredemeier, was selected to represent Falls City high school this summer at the annual Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership conference. Alexis Sutton, daughter of Shane and Alisha Sutton, will be the alternate.
Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) is a non-profit organization that seeks to motivate and empower young people throughout the world to make a positive difference through understanding and action based on effective and compassionate leadership. HOBY’s mission is to provide lifelong leadership opportunities that empower individuals to achieve their highest potential.
HOBY was founded in 1958 by veteran actor Hugh O’Brian after a visit with Dr. Albert Schweitzer at his clinic in Africa. Motivated by Dr. Schweitzer O’Brian established HOBY. Since its beginning, more than 355,000 young people have
participated in HOBY’s programs throughout the world. Annually, over 20,000 public and private high schools are invited to select an outstanding tenth grader to attend HOBY leadership development seminars that are run principally by a dedicated group of over 4000 volunteers.
The ShopKo grant foundation presented a $1,000 check to Mrs. Audrey Petersen. Mrs. Audrey Petersen, media and math teacher, purchased an Osmo media stabilizer for her multimedia class.
Falls City EDGE released a new promotional video featuring our community, schools, students, and families. Click here.
Falls City North Elementary School is currently enrolling Kindergartners for the 2018-2019 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, 2018, please call 402-245-2712 to enroll.