FCMS Parents: Please check with your students tonight as 3 week grades will be sent home with them today after school. Only 3 more weeks till the end of the semester and quarter 2!
Important dates in December: - Friday, December 4: 2-Hours Early Release - Friday, December 18: 2-Hours Early Release - Tuesday, December 22: 2-Hours Early Release Students are working hard in the classrooms as we are finishing up first semester!
Congrats to the FCMS October AOK winners! These students were nominated by students and staff at FCMS for demonstrating acts of kindness, and were voted on anonymously by FCMS students. Pictured left to right: Mason Collier 7th, Brylee Liberty 6th and Morgan Dumont 8th.
What happens when the middle school students collect over 1000 items for the local food bank? Teachers kiss animals of course. You can check out the video at the following link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG5ytIQZjJU
Falls City High School HOPE squad sharing messages of encouragement to all students.
The FCPS eSports Program competed in its first-ever state tournament Saturday, Nov. 21. The team played remotely from Falls City instead of traveling to Seward. The Overwatch team placed 4th and finished 12-7 overall and 8-3 in their league.
Middle School is a zoo, literally! Why are a chicken and rabbit in the teachers lounge? You might guess lunch, but you would be wrong. It is connected to the NJHS canned food drive. Teachers will be kissing animals today based on the number of cans collected. Stay tuned!
The FCMS Boys Basketball game for tonight vs Maryville has been postponed due to multiple quarantines of Maryville basketball players. The Boys WILL have practice tonight after school.
High School Students of the Month for October The staff and administration of Falls City High School have announced the selections for October High School Students of the Month. The honors go to the following students: Upperclassmen- Jared Hawley, a senior, is the son of Cody and Melissa Hawley, Madilyn Scholl, a junior, is the daughter of Chad and Pearl Scholl. Underclassmen- Bryson Butrick, a sophomore, is the son of Clayton and April Butrick. Jordan Wilcox, a freshman, is the daughter of Matt and Michelle Wilcox. 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 Jared Hawley, Madilyn Scholl, Jordan Wilcox, Bryson Butrick
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Today we celebrated and recognized students for their R.O.A.R.S. behaviors during our November R.O.A.R.S. Jam!!
Thank you North School families for another successful Book Fair. It is great to see kids with books and help raise money for our school library. The book fair brought in $707.16. These profits are used to purchase books for the library.
FCMS boys basketball A team defeats Savannah 32-31. The B team falls to Savannah 43-17. Nice job players and coaches!
FCMS boys basketball defeats HTRS 43-24. Nice win fellas!
There has been some confusion with the school calendar. The correct 2020-21 school calendar is included in this message. Notice next week, school will be in session November 23rd and 24th. Thanksgiving break will be November 25th through November 29th.
Thank you F&M Bank for your continued support of educators. Thanks for the basket of chocolates for Educator Appreciation Week!
Thanks to F&M Bank for dropping by chocolates for Educator Appreciation Week! Thanks F&M Bank for your continued support of Falls City Middle School!
FCCLA Service Projects:Tie Blankets to Donate for Blanket Tree Churches & Dog Treats for the Richardson County Humane Society
FFA News District Livestock Judging Leading up to October 4 2020 our chapter practiced for virtual district livestock judging held by SCC. As many know this year has been filled with many changes this was one for our chapter. This year’s competition was held virtual, meaning instead of being able to view the animals the competitors had to watch live videos of the animals and judge according to that. Senior teams, consisting of juniors and seniors, have recorded reasons, while freshmen and sophomores consisted of the Jr. teams. Both our junior and senior teams placing 6th in this year’s competition! Our seniors Gwen Olberding receiving placed 5th and purple ribbon, Ray Feek blue, Tyler Uhri red, Justin Brewer and Kiley Nutt also competed. Gwen,Ray,Tyler, and Justin as a team placed 6th. Juniors consisting of Jozie Kirkendall blue ribbon, Jodie Uhri red, Cayleigh Eikoff red, Hayvn Ruiz white, Kyler Frederick white. Also competing Nate Crain, Logan Coupe and Jordyn Wilcox 76th. The team consisting of Jozie, Jodie, Cayleigh, and Jordyn placed 6th! Reporter Kiley Nutt
November 12th, 2020 Southeast Nebraska Health Department: The Falls City Public School district has gone into the Orange plan protocols effective Monday, November 16, 2020. According to the Southeast Nebraska Health Department’s COVID-19 dial, Richardson County has moved from Orange into Red. Due to the number of positive cases of COVID-19 and quarantining of students and staff, the district will be implementing these changes and adjustments so we can continue to operate in person with our students. High School Orange Protocols 1. All students and staff will be required to wear masks or face covering on buses and school vehicles. 2. Parents are encouraged to monitor students for symptoms and communicate with the high school in the event that students show any symptoms. 3. Students are highly encouraged to not arrive at school until 8:00AM if they are not eating breakfast. First period class starts at 8:07 am. 4. All staff, students, and visitors will be required to wear a mask upon entering the building and continue to use the mask or face covering during the school day. (Mask breaks may be utilized if a 6-foot distance can be maintained between individuals with teacher permission) 5. Custodians will continue to clean high touch surfaces, restrooms, and water filling stations and teachers will clean desks between each class change. Rooms sanitized each evening. 6. At lunch, additional seating will be utilized in the gym and in the bleachers. Only three students will be allowed to sit at round tables until dividers purchased by the district arrive. Students will be asked to utilize their mask or face coverings after they finish eating. 7. Winter activities will have protocols in place established with guidance provided by NSAA, DHM, and ECNC conference schools. Masks or face coverings are required for all non-participants, coaches, and spectators. Advantages of enhanced protocols at High School 1. This will reduce the number of students forced to quarantine or isolate. 2. This will aid in the need of contact tracing. 3. This will aid in helping keep our students and staff healthy. 4. This will aid in our ability to serve our students educational needs in person. Sincerely, Gale Dunkhas, High School Principal *These protocols are subject to change in response to ongoing health regulations and the wellness of students and staff at FCPS.