Education

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 ...

FDSH students rewarded at FCCLA conference

Fort Dodge Senior High students recently participated in the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America State Leadership Conference in Des Moines. Twelve students presented Students Taking Action with Recognition projects. STAR projects are competitive events where members are ...

FDSH speech team successful at state contest

Fort Dodge Senior High’s speech team had a successful showing at the Individual State Speech Contest, qualifying seven performances for the All State Speech Festival at the University of Northern Iowa on March 26. Karisa Meier, Josh Meier, Courtney Cordle, Collin Ellsbury, Joey Kelley, ...

ICCC student one of three to pilot CPA program

WEST DES MOINES — Three Iowa accounting students have been piloting a new program on their college campus to connect students to the possibilities of a CPA career as part of the Iowa Society of CPAs new Student Ambassador Program launched last fall. Among them is Felicia Hurtt, a sophomore ...

FDCSD names March students and employee of the month

The Fort Dodge Community School District is has announced its students and employee 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. Reyna Prado, the daughter of ...

35 FDSH speech members headed to state competition

Fort Dodge Senior High students prepared 43 entries for the Iowa High School Speech Association District Individual Speech Contest held Feb. 24 in Fort Dodge. “Our kids did an amazing job at contest,” speech coach Lindey Krug said. “It’s so rewarding seeing our students have success ...