FFA Labor Auction
On Sunday March 5th, the Falls City FFA will be hosting their annual labor auction along with the pancake feed. The labor auction allows FFA members to trade 8 hours of service for a donation to the FFA chapter. This fundraiser is a great way to give back to the community and support the local chapter. The pancake feed will start at 5 pm in the high school commons and the auction will follow at 6 pm in the gymnasium.
Congratulations to seniors Carter Hunzeker 195 and Dalton Kennel 285 for qualifying for the State Wrestling tournament in Omaha. These two Tiger athletes will compete in the 4 pm session at the Quest Center on Thursday, February 16th. Best of luck to these young men and to coach Kraft, Nelson, and Wissmann.
On April 19th, all Falls City high school juniors will have the opportunity to take the ACT test. This will be the first year the ACT will be administered to all junior students and will replace the 11th grade NeSA testing for state reporting. Our staff is currently preparing students for this rigorous exam. Students can use this opportunity to utilize this score for college admission and scholarships. Thank you Mrs. Zoeller for sharing these pictures of students updating their profiles and working on English practice tests.
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- Koner Hogue, a senior, is the son of Don and Terri Hogue. Elle Findlay, a junior, is the daughter of Jeff and Susan Findlay.
Underclassmen- Dillon Ebel, a freshman, is the son of Jeff Ebel and Stacey Ebel. Alexis Sutton, a freshman, is the daughter of Shane and Alisha Sutton.
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.
Falls City High School had two students sign letters of intent to play college athletics. Morgan Bletscher, will play softball at Nebraska Wesleyan this fall. Alyssa Frederick will take the court to play volleyball for Bellevue University. Congratulations to both students and their families.
Pictured L to R: (Back Row) Jason Bredemeier, Joe Dunn, Benji Scholl, Don Coolidge, Julie Frederick, Keith Frederick, Taylor Kearney.
(Front Row) Matt Bletscher, Morgan Bletscher, Alyssa Frederick, Trish Siedlik.
Each year the Nebraska School Activities Association and the Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association recognize students who have been nominated by their schools, based on their individual academic excellence, leadership and significant contributions made to their NSAA activity.
The 2016 Fall Academic All-state recipients are:
Volleyball-Darcy Snethen, Alyssa Frederick
Girls Cross Country- Cheyenne Dovel, Mary Patanode
Play Production-Zach Petry, Savannah Davis
Boys Cross Country-Zach Petry, Jacob Craig
Softball-Rylee Scholl, Bailey Armbruster
Football-Aaron Kurpgeweit, Parker Thompson
Falls City North Elementary School is currently enrolling Kindergarteners for the 2017-2018 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, 2017, please call 402-245-2712 to enroll.
On January 8 & 9, 2017, FCHS senior Isaac Hogue and Junior Zachary Petry participated in the 40th annual Doane Vocal Festival at Doane University in Crete, NE. After rehearsing for two days, a Grand Concert, made up of three Outstanding Soloists, Doane Choir and Doane Vocal Festival Chorus, was given. The Festival Chorus was under the direction of Dr. Kurt Runestad, Doane’s Director of Choral Activities, and world-renowned composer and conductor Jake Runestad. Doane Choir performed “Laudate” by Rene Clausen, “Gaellic Prayer” and “The Peace of Wild Things” by Jake Runestad, “Unclouded” Day by J.K. Alwood, and “How Great Thou Art” arr. By Sam Robson. The DVF Chorus performed “Dereva Ni Mungu”, “Good Night, My Love”, and “Nyon, Nyon” all composed by Jake Runestad. The DVF chorus, made up of 230 sophomore-seniors from about 90 schools from across Nebraska, and Mr. Runestad co-composed an original piece called “Let the Beauty”, which was the highlight of the two days.
Pictured L to R: Junior Zachary Petry and Senior Isaac Hogue
On Saturday, January 14, 2017, seven FCMS students participated at the 12th biannual Singing Youth of Nebraska Choral Festival, sponsored by Nebraska Choral Director’s Association. Seven Nebraska Cities, Beatrice, Hastings, North Platte, Omaha, Gering, Fremont and Grand Island, have or will host the festival, which is for grades 7-9, throughout the months of January/February 2017. FCMS attend the festival at Beatrice High School.
FCMS 7th grade students included Abigail Boatright, Grace Holys, Jocelyn O’Grady, and Piper Sutton. FCMS 8th grade students included Thayer Armbruster, Shaylee Mackey, and Courtney Rumbaugh. These students, along with around 90 other students from Friend Public Schools, Tri-County Public Schools, Beatrice Middle and High School, Pawnee City Public Schools, Wilber-Clatonia Public Schools, Johnson County Central Public Schools & Weeping Water Public Schools rehearsed all day under the direction of Mrs. Tina Schwahn from Elkhorn. A festival concert was given at 4:00 pm in the Hevelone Center of Performing Arts at Beatrice High School. The choir performed “Al Shlosha D’varim” by Allan Naplan, “Oye” by Jim Papoulis, “Sing Me to Heaven” by Daniel Gawthrop, “Homeland” arranged by Z. Randall Stroope, & “The Rhythm of Life” arranged by Roger Emerson.
Front Row--left to right: Jocelyn O'Grady, Courtney Rumbaugh, Piper Sutton
Congratulations to Erin Brewer and Jason Vitosh for being honored at the Falls City Jaycees DSA banquet Monday night. Erin was the H.O.B.Y. representative from Falls City High School, and Mr. Vitosh was recognized as the Educator of the Year. Thank you Falls City Jaycees for the recognition of these two individuals and for everyone that makes Falls City such a great place!