Education Briefs

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 ...

Kindergarten Round-up set for Friday at CCS

Kindergarten Round-up will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday at Community Christian School. All interested families are invited to participate to learn more about Community Christian School. The round-up provides a classroom visit for parents and their kindergartner. To make a reservation for ...

Shaw named to ISU Dean’s List for fall semester

Tristan Shaw, of Fort Dodge, was named to the Dean’s List for the 2017 fall semester at Iowa State University in Ames. He earned a grade-point average of 3.5 or better while carrying a course load of 12 or more credits. He is the son of Diane and Doug Martin, of Fort Dodge, and Robert Shaw, ...

FDCSD bargaining meetings set for Tuesday

The Fort Dodge Community School District will present their initial proposal and response to the following groups on Tuesday. • Fort Dodge maintenance employees bargaining unit at 3 p.m. • Fort Dodge secretary/clerical bargaining unit at 3:45 p.m. • Fort Dodge education association ...

Lehigh native earns media award at ICMA Conference

STORM LAKE — Megan Snyder, of Lehigh, was among the Buena Vista University students who took home several awards and other honors at the 2018 Iowa College Media Association conference held earlier this month in Des Moines. Snyder, a senior strategic public relations major, and other ...

2 FDSH seniors honored with Governor’s Award

Aaron Asay and Taylor Hartley, seniors at Fort Dodge Senior High, have been selected for the 2018 Governor’s Scholar Recognition Award. The program recognizes the two highest academic achieving seniors at FDSH with a certificate of achievement, a certificate of appreciation for them to ...

Nursing scholarships available

The Trinity Foundation is accepting scholarship applications from nursing students for the 2018-2019 academic year. Scholarships will be awarded based on academic merit, leadership, citizenship and career objectives. Preference is given to qualified applicants from Buena Vista, Calhoun, ...

Spring craft show set at SE Valley H.S.

GOWRIE — A spring craft show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 10 at the Southeast Valley High School gym in Gowrie. The show will feature handcrafted and artisan items, baked goods, antiques and vendors. There will be free door prizes, and the concession stand will be open. Proceeds ...

FDCSD, St. Edmond partner for food drive

In the spirit of Rachel’s Challenge, the Fort Dodge Community School District and St. Edmond Catholic Schools are partnering to help restock the shelves at local food pantries. Donations of non-perishable food items and hygiene products can be dropped off at any FDCSD building or St. ...

FDCSD athletic physicals set for March 8

Athletic physicals for current seventh- through twelfth-grade students will be held March 8, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Fort Dodge Senior High. Cost is $15. All Dodger student athletes are encouraged to attend. A sports physical needs to be current and on file in the nurse’s office ...