Education Briefs

FDCSD preschool pre-registration begins today

Preschool pre-registration for the 2019-20 school year opens today at the Fort Dodge Community School District. To be eligible to attend preschool in the fall of 2019, children must be 4 years old by Sept. 15, 2019. Preschool hours are 8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., with the doors opening at 7:30 ...

St. Edmond students visit Secretary of State’s office

A group of government class students from St. Edmond High School toured the historic office of Secretary of State Paul Pate, accompanied by teacher Mike Szalat. The students were provided an informational tour of the office by Secretary Paul Pate’s staff, which included examining the ...

FDCSD announces winter concert series

The Fort Dodge Community School District has announced its seventh through 12th grade winter concert series. All performances will take place at the Fort Dodge Middle School auditorium and are open to the public. “The students are excited to showcase their talents for their families ...

FDMS students selected to Opus Honor Choir

Five Fort Dodge Middle School students were recently selected to participate in the annual Opus Honor Choir Festival. Vocal directors nominated nearly 3,000 students for 720 positions in the four Opus Honor Choirs. Selections were made by means of a recorded audition. “Being selected ...

FD schools to host neet and greet with new superintendent Jesse Ulrich

The Fort Dodge Community School District in collaboration with the Fort Dodge Schools Foundation, will host a meet and greet with Dr. Jesse Ulrich, the new superintendent, on Thursday, from 7 a.m. to 7:40 a.m. at the new Duncombe Elementary, 1620 Sixth Ave. N. This Meet and Greet will be an ...

Local residents earn degrees from WGU

SALT LAKE CITY — The following local residents have received their degrees from Western Governors University. The online, nonprofit university held its 64th (Orlando, Florida); 65th (Seattle, Washington); and 66th (Las Vegas, Nevada) commencement ceremonies earlier this year to celebrate the ...

Dawson named to ISU Dean’s List

AMES — Daryn Dawson has been named to the Iowa State University’s Dean’s List for the 2018 spring semester. Dawson was a 2016 graduate of Manson Northwest Webster. Students must earn a term grade-point average of 3.50 or better while carrying a course load of 12 or more credits to make ...

CCS registration is open for 2018-19 year

Enrollment is open for the 2018-19 school year at Community Christian School for grades kindergarten through eighth grade. Registrations for the fall are being accepted. To register, contact Community Christian School at 573-3011 or stop by the office at 2406 9¢ Ave. S. CCS exists to ...

CCS preschool fall registration open

Community Christian School is accepting registration for its 3- and 4-year-old preschool program for the 2018-19 school year. Four-year-old preschool is free through the Iowa Preschool Program grant. Scholarships are available for the 3-year-old program if needed. For more information or ...

Area students graduate from DMACC

Nearly 1,600 students graduated after the spring semester at Des Moines Area Community College’s Ankeny, Boone, Carroll, Newton, Urban and West campuses. Those recognized from this area include Anna Correa, liberal arts, Fort Dodge; and Morgan Estergaard, liberal arts, Manson.

Named to DMACC dean’s list

Des Moines Area Community College recently released the names of students eligible for the spring 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 Those recognized from this area ...

Students Named to Buena Vista University’s Dean’s List for Terms 3 & 4

STORM LAKE — The following students have been named to the Dean’s List at Buena Vista University for terms three and four. These students attend BVU’s Fort Dodge site: Jessica Peterson, Paton; Cameron Hicks, Fort Dodge; Adam Yetmar, Fort Dodge; Andrea Ortner, Fort Dodge; Theresa ...

Students named to BVU Dean’s List

STORM LAKE — The following students have been named to the Dean’s List at Buena Vista University for terms three and four. These students attend BVU’s Fort Dodge site: Jessica Peterson, of Paton; Cameron Hicks, of Fort Dodge; Adam Yetmar, of Fort Dodge; Andrea Ortner, of Fort Dodge; ...

Students named to Luther College Dean’s List

DECORAH — Andrea Blocker, a Luther College sophomore, and Brian Murman, a Luther senior, both of Fort Dodge; and Lily Kime, senior, of Sac City, have been named to the 2018 spring semester Dean’s List. Luther College’s spring 2018 Dean’s List includes 731 students; 96 first-years, ...

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 ...