Education Briefs

Community Christian to be fully accredited

Community Christian School received a recommendation to be fully accredited by Christian Schools International on April 27. The accreditation includes the elementary and middle school. The accreditation status was granted following a three-day evaluation by a team of five members. The ...

Fort Dodge Community Schools Foundation announces spring grant recipients

The Fort Dodge Community Schools Foundation board recently voted to grant $19,358 for educational items within the Fort Dodge Community School District. “Once again, teachers presented some really amazing ideas,” said FDCS Foundation Board President Andrea DeJong. “This round of grants ...

Fort Dodge area students recognized by Iowa governor

Three FD area students were honored by Gov. Kim Reynolds for their academic achievement: Fort Dodge Senior High students, Taylor Hartley and Eli Asay, and St. Edmond Catholic High School student Audrey Kolacia. The students were honored during the 16th annual Governor’s Scholar ...

Southeast Valley student wins INF scholarship

Ten Iowa students have been selected as recipients of Iowa Newspaper Foundation scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year. The scholarships are awarded to students preparing for careers in journalism. Patrick Dean Breitsprecher, who is graduating from Southeast Valley, received the ...

CCS student art show is Thursday

Community Christian School will be having its student art show from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday in the CCS gym, 2406 9 1/2 Ave S. The come-and-go program will showcase the artwork completed this school year by kindergarten through eighth-grade students. Students have studied multiple ...

CCS to present spring musical

The spring musical program at Community Christian School will be Thursday, with a matinee at 1 p.m. and evening program at 7 p.m. The program title is “The Ultimate Superstar” and will include all students kindergarten through eighth grade. This is the school’s year-end Christian-based ...

CCS students continue recycling

Community Christian School students in Marsha Halbach’s fifth- and sixth-grade classroom started the year with a goal to lead the school in a recycling project. They organized the collection of paper in each classroom and bagged, weighed and set it aside for recycling, separate from the ...

FDSH students earn 13 awards at Art Show

On April 11, Fort Dodge Senior High students participated in the CIML Conference Art Show. The show included students from Fort Dodge, Ames, Marshalltown and Mason City high schools. Each school submitted up to 35 works. Upon arrival, the students viewed the art show and voted on artwork ...

FDSH holds NHS induction

Forty-two Fort Dodge Senior High students were inducted into the National Honor Society on April 8. Junior and senior students are chosen based on their academics, leadership, activities, and recognition and awards both in and out of school. This year’s National Honor Society inductees ...

FDCS Foundation raises more than $66,000

The Fort Dodge Community Schools Foundation raised more than $66,000 at its annual fundraiser, Go Big, Go Dodgers, Molly Nelson, the foundation’s director, reports. “We are thrilled with the results,” Andrea DeJong, FDCS Foundation board president, said. “Amazing support from ...

Senior High Festival results posted

Students in the Fort Dodge Senior High music department recently participated in the 2018 Solo and Ensemble Festival. Students from the band, orchestra and vocal departments were judged on 72 performances and participated in short clinics with the judges. Best of Center awards were given ...

Searching for Broadband Ambassadors

Iowa Communications Network is searching for the next group of Iowa high school students for its Statewide Youth Broadband Advisory Council. Applications are being accepted for the 2018-2019 school year until May 4. The SYBAC engages high school students on a variety of broadband and ...

Iowa Central students recognized

The following students have been recognized for excellence by their instructor for the second semester in the performing and visual arts programs at Iowa Central Community College. Vocal: Calvin Clark, Anna Ingalls, Hunter Johnson, and Samantha Cordero. Band and Orchestra: Andrew Schertz, ...

Albright receives scholarship

The Postal Employees Scholarship Committee has announced the $1,000 2018 scholarship award to Kira Albright. She is the daughter of Rich and Steph Albright, Fort Dodge, and a graduating senior at Fort Dodge Senior High.

FDSH Junior Parent Night set for Tuesday

Fort Dodge Senior High’s annual Junior Parent Night is Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the FDSH library media center. This is a change in date from what is listed on the 12-month calendar. The event will help parents and students understand senior year and get a jump-start on the future. FDSH ...

SE Valley state speech results released

GOWRIE — On March 10, the Southeast Valley Speech team, coached by Ruth Nellis, competed at the State Individual Speech Contest held at Carroll Kuemper High School. The results are as follows: Patrick Breitsprecher, After Dinner Speaking, I, Reviewing, I; Leah Gibbons, Solo Musical Theater, ...

St. Edmond student to head Iowa DECA

Nathan Montgomery, a student at St. Edmond, has been elected as president of Iowa DECA. Montgomery previously served as the vice president of leadership and was just elected president by the Iowa DECA members on Feb. 26. A big part of Montgomery’s campaign was stressing the importance ...

Named All-American Scholar Teams

The Fort Dodge Senior High girls swim team and boys swim team have been accepted as All American Scholar Teams by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association of America, Inc. The girls swim team was named a Silver All-American Scholar Team with a team grade point average of ...

Named to honor roll at U of Kansas

LAWRENCE — Two students from the Fort Dodge region have earned honor roll distinction at the University of Kansas. More than 5,700 undergraduate students were named to the honor roll for the fall 2017 semester. Area students are Calvin James Whitney, Emmetsburg, College of Liberal Arts ...

FDSH grad featured in FCCLA Teen Times

Dillon Lumsden, a recent Fort Dodge Senior High graduate, was featured on the cover of the March/April edition of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Teen Times. He was interviewed about his pursuit of a career in fashion. Lumsden said his high school involvement with ...