Education

Algona jazz choir takes part in festival

ALGONA — The Algona High School inTunE jazz choir participated in the Iowa High School Music Association State Jazz Choir Festival on Feb. 6 at Emmetsburg High School. One 1A, three 2A, and four 3A high schools from around North Central Iowa participated in the event. The Algona High ...

FDSH sports physicals scheduled for March

Athletic physicals for current seventh- through 12th-grade students will be held March 9, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Fort Dodge Senior High. The 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 ...

FDSH competes at district, state level

District results Fourteen Fort Dodge Senior High speech groups received Division I ratings at the Iowa High School Speech Association District Large Group Speech Contest on Jan. 21. Varsity • Ensemble Acting – Steel Magnolias: Annie Niemeyer, Hannah Reynoso, Karisa Meier, ...

The Behavior Doctor is in

Area parents and guardians are invited to attend a free session with the Behavior Doctor from 6 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 13th at the Fort Dodge Middle School auditorium. Dr. Laura Riffel will offer tools and strategies to help with behavior at home. Riffel will show parents how to take a targeted ...

Iowa 4-H Foundation to honor supporters at Legacy Awards

AMES — The Iowa 4-H Foundation announces the honorees to be recognized at the 2017 Iowa 4-H Legacy Awards Gala, which celebrates the impact of Iowa 4-H and recognizes those who have make an important impact on the program. Slated for 6 p.m. Feb. 24 at the State Historical Building in Des ...

FD schools name February Students, Employee of Month

The Fort Dodge Community School District has named its students and employees of the month for February. This program recognizes one elementary, one middle school and one high school student, as well as one staff member monthly for exceeding expectations. Jennifer Merida-Guillen is the ...

UNI names students to Dean’s List

CEDAR FALLS — The University of Northern Iowa recently released its Fall 2016 semester Dean’s List. Area students named to the Dean’s List are as follows: Dayton: Melanie Lambert; Duncombe: Sarah Paukert; Fort Dodge: Allison Albright, Alexis Astor, Katherine Astor, Amy Barkley, Emily ...

Choral Society taking scholarship applications

Applications are now being accepted for $1,000 music scholarships for the 2017-18 school year by the Fort Dodge Choral Society. Applicants must be undergraduate college students majoring in vocal music performance or education with at least a sophomore status by the beginning of the award ...

FDSH A Cappella Choir earns runner-up at competition

Fort Dodge Senior High’s A Cappella Choir earned first runner-up for best concert choir and the awards for best tenor and bass sections at the annual Onalaska Classic Concert Choir Competition in Wisconsin on Jan. 13. The A Cappella Choir performed “Weihnacten” by Felix Mendelssohn, ...

ACT prep class to be offered

Students at St. Edmond Catholic High School will have the opportunity to enroll in the EduCare ACT Prep class. The class, to be held in the library at St. Edmond High School, targets the April 8, 2017, ACT testing date. To sign up for the prep class, go to the St. Edmond Catholic School ...

Kindergarten Connection set at St. Edmond

Kindergarten Connection set at St. Edmond St. Edmond Catholic School will hold Kindergarten Connection on Feb. 15. The event is being held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for students entering kindergarten in the fall of 2017 and their parents. Sign in will take place in the ...

FD schools name students, employees of the month

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

Area schools, students place at 4th Triton Jazz Festival

The 4th Annual Triton Jazz Festival was held in Decker Auditorium on Iowa Central’s campus on Jan. 12-13. Twenty-two jazz bands from Class 1A, 2A, 3A, and 4A high schools performed for a panel of judges and then participated in a separate clinical session. First, second, and third place ...

Save Now, Save Later winners named

WEST DES MOINES — Parents across the state of Iowa are getting a $1,500 boost to their student’s College Savings Iowa® account this winter, thanks to Iowa Student Loan’s Save Now, Save Later: College Savings Plan Parent Giveaway. Thirty parents have been chosen as winners in the ...

BV youth educator receives service award

STORM LAKE — Nichol Kleespies, Buena Vista County Youth Educator with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, was recognized with the Achievement in Service Award Nov. 15 at ISU Extension and Outreach Youth Fest. The Achievement in Service Award recognizes staff who are making a ...

FDSH offers agriculture program class

Fort Dodge Senior High began offering its first agriculture program class at the start of the second trimester. The goal of the class, CASE Introduction to Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, is to introduce students to the various areas of agriculture science other than ...

IRFA holds annual “Fuel the Future” video contest

JOHNSTON — With winter break just around the corner, Iowa high school students have an opportunity to make the most of their vacation by submitting an entry to the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association’s (IRFA) “Fuel the Future” Video Contest for a chance to win a $1,000 grand prize. ...

Mossman accepted for admission to Luther College

DECORAH — Scot Schaeffer, Luther College vice president for enrollment management, has announced that Jenn Mossman of Rockwell City has been accepted for admission for the 2017-18 academic year. Mossman has been awarded the President’s Scholarship. A national liberal arts college with ...

Boswell achieves Fall 2016 Dean’s List at Belmont Univesity

NASHVILLE, TN — Allison Boswell, a Humboldt native, qualified for the Fall 2016 Dean’s List at Belmont University. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C. Approximately 30 percent of Belmont’s 7,700 ...

AFES, FDSH get Community Grant awards

Athletics for Education and Success and Fort Dodge Senior High have received cash grant awards of $3,000 each. The grants were awarded by the University of Iowa College of Public Health and the Business Leadership Network. AFES and FDSH were among the seven award recipients that were ...