Education

Manson Northwest Webster teacher attends national training

MANSON — Manson Northwest Webster Career and Technical Education teacher Matt Pohlman spent a week in Palo Alto, California, last month as a guest of the nonprofit organization Next Gen Personal Finance. Pohlman was one of 12 teachers from approximately 500 applicants around the country ...

Dencklau receives mortuary science scholarship

Fort Dodge resident Emily Dencklau is the recipient of the inaugural Bogati Urn Company Scholarship Fund, which was created to recognize outstanding funeral service or mortuary science students annually with financial awards to help with tuition, books, or other program costs. Dencklau, a ...

Global Leadership Summit will be viewed in Fort Dodge

At the 24th Global Leadership Summit, Willow Creek Association’s Global Leadership Summit drives transformation with fresh, actionable insight from a diverse faculty who challenge leaders to maximize their influence. The two-day 2018 Summit will be simulcast live by satellite in HD to 600 ...

Badger native honored at Governor’s award ceremony

STORM LAKE — Twenty-seven Buena Vista University students and the BVU football team were honored at the 2018 Governor’s Volunteer Awards ceremony held July 16 on the BVU campus. Jacob Jensen, a recent BVU graduate with a degree in business from Badger, was among the students ...

St. Edmond H.S. releases honor roll

St. Edmond High School has released its spring honor roll. An asterisk denotes a 4.0 grade-point average. Grade 9 Ash, Jacey Dailey, Allison Dooley, Sophie Ehn, Hallie* Engels, Sydney Gailey, Elizabeth Galles, Avery Heldorfer, Grant Johnson, Leah Kersten, ...

Averill named to Dean’s List at Iowa State

James Averill, a native of Fort Dodge, was named to the College of Engineering Dean’s List at Iowa State University for the spring semester 2018. The Dean’s List honors students who are enrolled full time for 12 credits or more and achieve a semester grade point average of 3.50 or ...

ICCC’s Presidents, Dean’s lists released for spring semester

Dean’s List (3.5-3.99 GPA, minimum 6 credit hours) Avery Wyse, Arvada; Alexis Egan, Sterling; Isaac Antenor, Delray Beach; Joshua Breitbarth, Hilo; Sarah Schultz, Albert City; Maria Meis, Algona; Tyler Schnurr, Algona; Wade Toombs, Algona; Tamra Bradbury, Alta; Alan Lopez, Alta; ...

FDCSD moves to online registration

The Fort Dodge Community School District is moving to an online student registration process for the 2018-19 school year. Registration for returning students must be completed online between July 2 and July 27. Parents/guardians must have an Infinite Campus parent account to complete the ...

Dopita receives Iowa Hospital Association scholarship

DES MOINES — The Iowa Hospital Association’s Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation has awarded $182,000 in scholarships to college students from all parts of Iowa. Among those receiving a $3,500 scholarship is Angela Dopita, of Fort Dodge, who is studying nursing at Briar Cliff ...

1,000 books before kindergarten? Check.

BARNUM — Emma Peters, a recent graduate of MNW Preschool, was recognized on May 22 for having been read out loud one thousand books in the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten (1KB4K) program. She is the first student to complete the program since its inception three years ago. 1KB4K is a ...

FD students recognized as Students in the Arts

The following students have been recognized for excellence by their instructor for the third term in the performing and visual arts programs through the Students in the Arts Foundation, of Duncombe. Elementary music and art: St. Edmond Elementary School — Allison Crimmins, Ella Dencklau, ...

FDMS eighth-graders receive Presidential awards

Thirty-eight eighth-graders from Fort Dodge Middle School will receive the Presidential Academic Excellence Award for outstanding academic achievement. The academic honors awards program will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Fort Dodge Middle School auditorium. This year’s guest ...

Pratt named to ITAG Governance Committee

Diane Pratt has been appointed to the Governance Committee of the Iowa Talented and Gifted Association, a non-profit organization for more than 40 years. The responsibilities of the ITAG Governance Committee include: coordination of nominations, recruitment, and evaluation of candidates for ...

May students, employee of the month honored

The Fort Dodge Community School District has announced its students and employees of the month for May. This program recognizes one elementary, one middle school and one high school student, and one staff member monthly for exceeding expectations. Lydia Cowell is the elementary student of ...

Pennies for a cause

Students and staff at Riverside Early Learning Center, Butler, Duncombe, Cooper and Feelhaver elementary schools and the Fort Dodge Middle School raised $10,600 during the 2018 Miles of Pennies campaign. Money was raised from April 9 to April 27. “We are thrilled that each school met its ...

Helping FD schools one penny at a time

A penny might not mean a lot to one person’s bank account, but for the Fort Dodge Community School District, pennies will lead to new educational resources. Miles of Pennies, an annual school fundraising campaign, has proven just how far a penny can go. This year Miles of Pennies will run ...

FD Community Schools name April students, employee of the month

The Fort Dodge Community School District is pleased to announce its students and employee of the month for April. This program recognizes one elementary, one middle school and one high school student, as well as one staff member monthly for exceeding expectations. Jose Perez is the elementary ...

ISU students from Lake City and Gowrie present at national conference

OKLAHOMA — Iowa State University student Liam McDermott, of Gowrie, presented his research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research last week. His research is “Quantitative Model of the Advanced Near-Field Optical Microscope for Nanomaterial Characterization.” Ethan Owens, ...

21 FDSH students honored at math, science recognition

The annual Fort Dodge Senior High Math and Science Recognition was held March 26. Twenty-one students were recognized for their efforts in mathematics and 100 were honored for earning eight or more credits in science during their high school career. Taylor Hartley took home the Iowa ...