Education

Two MNW preschoolers complete reading program

MANSON — Wyatt Tucker and Christian Lamphier are two boys who love to read. Both were recently awarded trophies for completing 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten (1KB4K), a joint venture between the Manson Northwest Webster Elementary Preschool and Library. Preschoolers enrolled in 1KB4K check ...

St. Ed Music Department participates in festival

The St. Edmond Catholic School Music Department traveled to Britt on April 6, participating alongside many other high schools in the IHSMA Solo/Small Ensemble Festival. In some cases, students had been practicing and memorizing solo repertoire since November and they were excited for their ...

FDSH holds Solo Ensemble Festival

Students in the Fort Dodge Senior High instrumental music department recently participated in the 2019 Solo and Ensemble Festival. Students from the band and orchestra were judged on 27 performances and participated in short clinics with the judges. “Our students worked hard preparing ...

Reverse Job Fair connects students to employers

The tables were turned as 17 students from Fort Dodge Senior High and St. Edmond High School participated in a reverse job fair where employers stopped by the students’ booths to learn more about their qualifications and interests. A reverse job fair gives the job seekers, in this case ...

Students in the Arts recognizes Iowa Central students

Students in the Arts has announced the Iowa Central Community College students who have been recognized for excellence by their instructor for the second semester in the performing and visual arts programs. Vocal — Daniel Johnson, Cameron Swanson, Samantha Carroll, and Eriana ...

Miles of Pennies to benefit FDCSD schools

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 ...

Battle of the Books is on at Duncombe

At Duncombe Elementary March Madness means books. For the second year, fourth-grade students are participating in a March Madness Book Bracket. Kristin Hatton, fourth-grade teacher, saw the idea on Facebook. “I shared the idea with the other fourth-grade teachers and we decided to do this ...

FDCSD names April students and employee of the month

The Fort Dodge Community School District has announced its students and employees 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. Harper Sandahl is the elementary ...

What Seniors Are Saying

1. What programs and activities do you participate in? A Cappella Choir, spring musical, Dodger Senate, National Honor Society, Performers Club, and Storytellers. 2. What academic accomplishment are you most proud of? Getting the Academic Letter Award every semester of high school by ...

What seniors are saying — Natalie Nordstrom

1. What programs and activities do you participate in? Throughout high school, I have participated in Student Council, Respect For Life, National Honor Society, Play Like A Champion Committee, concert choir, show choir, musical, Student in the Arts, Solo and Ensemble, mentoring, Alter ...

FDSH students honored for work in math, science

The annual Fort Dodge Senior High Math and Science Recognition was held March 18. Thirty-three seniors were recognized for their efforts in mathematics and 84 were honored for earning eight or more credits in science during their high school career. Students were also recognized for ...

44 inducted into NHS at FDSH

Forty-four Fort Dodge Senior High students were inducted into the National Honor Society on March 17. Junior and senior students are selected based on their academics, leadership, activities, and recognition and awards both in and out of school. “National Honor Society selections are ...

Six Senior High students selected for All State Speech

Fort Dodge Senior High’s speech team had a successful showing at the Individual State Speech Contest, qualifying six performances for the All State Speech Festival at the University of Northern Iowa, which is being held today. Those selected for All State include: • Grace Champagne ...

FDSH successful at Individual District Speech Competition

Fort Dodge Senior High students prepared 31 entries for the Iowa High School Speech Association District Individual Speech Contest held Feb. 27 in Fort Dodge. Twenty-five Fort Dodge Senior High performers received Division I ratings and advanced to the State Individual Speech Contest on March ...

Speech program grows at St. Edmond

During the 2014-2015 school year, St. Edmond Catholic School’s Speech team underwent an overhaul and added the branch of Large Group Speech. Since that time, the school’s speech program has continually grown and developed into a stronger and more developed team. It eventually grew to the ...

FDSH girls swim team is All American Scholar Team

The Fort Dodge Senior High girls swim team has been accepted as an All American Scholar Team by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association of America. The team was named a Silver All American Scholar Team with a team grade-point average of 3.7. The team will be recognized with ...

What Seniors Are Saying

1. What programs and activities do you participate in? Marching band, wind ensemble, jazz band, A Capella Choir, All-State Chorus, musical, student senate, National Honor Society, Storytellers, large group speech, and tennis. 2. What academic accomplishment are you most proud ...

FDCSD names March students, employee of the month

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

MNW sends three groups to All-State Speech

MANSON — The Manson Northwest Webster Large Group Speech Team recently finished another season, which ended with three groups receiving All-State Honors. MNW hosted district large group contest, and despite a weather delay, the Cougars enjoyed a successful day. Groups performing at district ...

What Seniors Are Saying — In step with Jacque Oberg

1 What programs and activities do you participate in? I participate in volleyball, basketball, tennis, softball, Respect for Life, Play Like a Champion, chamber choir, concert choir, musical, National Honor Society, Eucharistic Ministering, Altar Serving, and student council. 2 What ...