Education

What the seniors say

1. What programs and activities do you participate in? Tennis, golf, band, choir, and speech. 2. What academic accomplishment are you most proud of? Maintaining a 3.5 or higher GPA throughout high school. 3. What’s your best piece of advice for younger students? Be kind to your ...

Foundation to add 3 members

The Fort Dodge Community Schools Foundation will add three new board members in 2019. Hope Brown, Dr. Zach Mason and Amy Pingel will join the board. The current board includes: Jennifer Pederson, president; Joe Vonsak, vice president; Lindsey McKinney, secretary; Andrea DeJong, Nate ...

FD schools name students, employee of month

The Fort Dodge Community School District has named its students and employees of the month for December. This program recognizes one elementary, one middle school and one high school student, as well as one staff member monthly for exceeding expectations. Rosewhite (Rosa) Lemus is the ...

What Seniors Are Saying — In step with Michelle Waller

1 What programs and activities do you participate in? I participate in wrestling cheerleading, concert and chamber choir, art club, National Honor Society, musical theater, and service. 2 What academic accomplishment are you most proud of? Academically, I am most proud of receiving ...

What seniors are saying

1. What programs and activities do you participate in? I am involved in Link Crew, speech, and tennis. 2. What academic accomplishment are you most proud of? The academic accomplishment I am most proud of is being in the National Honor Society. 3. What’s your best piece of ...

Students in the Arts named in FD public, private schools

Students in the Arts have announced the students being recognized for excellence by their instructor for the fall term in the performing and visual arts programs. Elementary art and music St. Edmond Catholic School Art: Jaycee Arnold, Grace Crimmins, Wooin Kim, Lexie Grim, Evie ...

What Seniors Are Saying: In step with Zoe Assadipour

Editor’s note: This new Q&A will feature high-performing seniors from Fort Dodge Senior High and St. Edmond High School throughout the school year. 1. What programs and activities do you participate in? Some programs and activities I participate in are concert choir, show choir, ...

Ledford has internship with Gov. Kim Reynolds

Question and Answer with Haley Ledford, 2018 St. Edmond Catholic School graduate, about her internship with Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds • When did you start? I started working in the governor’s office in late August and will work the rest of the fall semester. • Where are you ...

FDSH to honor service members at veterans program

In honor of the men and women who served and continue to serve our country, the students at Fort Dodge Senior High want to say thank you. FDSH will honor and salute local veterans during a Veteran’s Day program at 8:45 a.m. Friday in the high school gym. Area veterans and their families ...

FDSH offering free ACT prep sessions

Fort Dodge Senior High students preparing to take the ACT, SAT or PSAT now have another option to help them study. FDSH is offering free test preparation sessions from 8 a.m. to noon on Nov.10 and Nov. 17 at the high school. Students may participate in the session or sessions that meet ...

FDCSD names November students, employee of the month

The Fort Dodge Community School District has announced its students and employees of the month for November. This program recognizes one elementary, one middle school and one high school student, as well as one staff member monthly for exceeding expectations. Simon DeJong is the Elementary ...

Senior High to present ‘Sundown Alley’ as fall play

The Fort Dodge Senior High drama department will present Sundown Alley at 7 p.m. on Nov. 2 and Nov. 3 in the Gail Niceswanger Little Theater at the high school. Long before Norma Desmond of Sunset Boulevard fame, there was Norma Desperate of Sundown Alley, out west in the tiny town of Lizard ...

13 Dodgers selected to All-State

Twenty-two band/vocal students from Fort Dodge Senior High recently auditioned for the 2018 Iowa High School Music Association’s All-State Music Festival. The students selected for the All-State Chorus represent about the top 1 percent of high school singers in the state. Thirteen Dodger ...

Test Drive event raises $2,440 for Fort Dodge Community Schools

The Ford Drive 4 Ur School test drive event raised $2,440 for the Fort Dodge Community Schools Foundation. “We are so grateful to Fort Dodge Ford Toyota for hosting this event and to the people who came out to take a test drive,” said FDCS Foundation President Andrea DeJong. “In most ...

Bishop Garrigan wins home quiz bowl

ALGONA — For just the second time in school history, Bishop Garrigan won the championship in their home quiz bowl tournament. The team of Alex Mammen, Billy Erpelding, Aidan Koob, and Eric Thul finished the day with a perfect 12–0 record. In preliminary matches they defeated teams from ...

Belin-Blank honors students, teachers

Blaze Lo, a student at Fort Dodge Senior High, and Grace Casciato, Tammie Stevens, Madeline Stephans, Carter Anderson, and Brock Delanoit, all of Fort Dodge Middle School, were among the 700 students from Iowa and throughout the nation who were recently invited to be honored at the University ...

St. Edmond students selected for Opus Honor Choir

Tessa Carlson, Faith Shirbroun, and Brady O’Brien were recently selected for participation in the 32nd annual Opus Honor Choir Festival. Close to 3,000 students were nominated by their directors for 720 positions in the four Opus Honor Choirs. Selections were made by means of a recorded ...

FD schools name students, employees of the month

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

FDSH celebrates academic night

Fort Dodge Senior High held its Academic Letter Award Night recently to recognize students for outstanding academic achievement. The program recognizes students who have earned a 3.5 or higher grade-point average for three consecutive semesters. The first time students achieve this ...

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 ...