Education Briefs

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 ...

FD Choral Society offers scholarships

The Fort Dodge Choral Society will award $1,000 vocal music scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year. Applicants must be college students majoring in vocal music performance or education with a sophomore, junior, or senior status at the beginning of the award year. Applicants can either ...

St. Ed choir selling singing Valentines

The St. Edmond Catholic School chamber choir is taking orders for singing Valentines. The singing valentines will be delivered Feb. 12. Cost is $25 and includes a long-stemmed red rose and two Valentine’s Day songs used by a quartet from the chamber choir. To send one to someone in the ...

CCS to host patriotic program

Community Christian School’s kindergarten and 4-year-old preschool classes will be presenting a patriotic program for families and friends at 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 16 in the CCS Chapel. Students will sing patriotic songs and provide presentations on the first 10 presidents of the United ...

Postal scholarship is offered

The Postal Employees Scholarship fund is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a qualified high school senior. Applicant must be a credit union member and related to a current or retired U.S. postal employee. Application and information is available by contacting Mary Harvey at 571-3801 or email ...

WITCC lists fall graduates

SIOUX CITY — Western Iowa Tech Community College recently released the names of its fall conferred degrees, diplomas and certificates. Area students receiving degrees were: Alyson Mooney and Jada Zdrazil, both of Pocahontas.

Named to DMACC Dean’s List

Des Moines Area Community College has released the names of students eligible for the fall semester Dean’s List. To be eligible, a student must have completed a minimum of six credits and earned a 3.5 to 3.99 grade-point average for that semester. Recognized from our area were: Robert ...

2018 Terrace Hill piano competition set

The 2018 Terrace Hill Piano Competition is Feb. 9-10. Established in 1986, The competition is open to Iowa students who plan on attending an Iowa college or university as a music major or minor. The senior level finalists will be awarded scholarships that are distributed over a two-year ...

Eighth Grade Night set for Jan. 25 at FDSH

Fort Dodge Senior High’s annual Eighth Grade Night will take place in the Senior High gym on Jan. 25, beginning at 7 p.m. Current eighth-grade students and their parents are encouraged to attend this event. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about and meet the staff of the ...

CCS pancake breakfast is Saturday

Community Christian School Athletic Department will be holding its annual all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the CCS gym, 2406 9 1/2 Ave. S. Pancakes, sausages, coffee, milk, and juice will be served. Tickets purchased in advance are $5 for ages 11 to adult and ...

FDSH Speech Showcase set for Friday

Fort Dodge Senior High will host its Speech Showcase at 6 p.m. Friday in the Little Theater. This free performance is open to the public. According to Lindey Krug, FDSH speech coach, the Speech Showcase is an opportunity for the students to perform their large group pieces in front of an ...

Area students earn degrees from BVU

STORM LAKE — The following students recently graduated from Buena Vista University: Nichol Jones, of Fort Dodge, who graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in criminology and criminal justice and psychology; Pamela Lenz, of Humboldt, who graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in ...