Education

New morning routine at Butler helps build sense of community

Butler Elementary has implemented a new morning routine to help build a sense of community at the school. Students are welcomed each day with breakfast beginning at 7:45 a.m., school clubs from 7:50 a.m. to 8:05 a.m. and Morning Meeting at 8:10 a.m. According to Stephanie Anderson, ...

FDSH recognizes 126 students for academic achievement

Fort Dodge Senior High held an Academic Letter Award Ceremony on Sept. 14 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 ...

FD Community Schools announce back-to-school dates

The new school year is just around the corner with classes beginning on Sept. 5. To assist students in starting their new year, open houses, orientations and welcome conferences have been scheduled throughout the Fort Dodge Community School District. A preschool open house will be held ...

Iowa Central holds nurse pinning ceremonies

Iowa Central Community College recently held its 2016-2017 Nurse Pinning Ceremonies recently. Local and area graduates who completed nursing programs for the 2016-2017 school year are as follows (* indicates cumulative grade-point average of 3.25 or higher of courses in the nursing ...

AEA sees progress through inclusion

By CONNIE JOHNSON Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency Although school has dismissed for the summer, it also brings a time to reflect and celebrate progress. Braxton Charon, son of Adam and Lindsay Charon of Fort Dodge, attended a 4-year old preschool program at Riverside Elementary in ...

Expanding communication skills

All students should have the ability to express their feelings, wants, and needs. However, some students aren’t able to speak clearly enough for everyone to understand them, while others may not be able to speak at all. Students with significant disabilities have multiple complex learning ...

FDSH students to perform in Des Moines

Students from the Fort Dodge Senior High School theater department will perform an excerpt from the April production of “The Pajama Game” and participate in a collaborative inter-school medley, led by guest Broadway music director, Adam Jones, and choreographer, Sara Brians, at the 2017 ...

Friendship Haven scholars named

Friendship Haven recently granted scholarships to the following students. Dr. William and Edna Remer Scholarship Fund The Friendship Haven Memorial Foundation recently granted scholarships from the Dr. William and Edna Remer Scholarship Fund to six area students. Eligible applicants for ...

Messenger names 2017 scholarship winners

The Messenger has named three students as Iowa Central Community College scholarship winners for 2017. Carson Walrod, of Southeast Valley High School, Andrew Schertz, of Fort Dodge Senior High, and Matthew Bennett, of St. Edmond High School, were chosen as this year’s recipients. The ...

Governor’s Award given

WEST DES MOINES — Four local students were recognized by Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds for outstanding academic achievement at the 15th annual Governor’s Scholar Recognition Ceremony April 30 at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines. They were Ryan Wagner and Megan Nebel, of Fort Dodge ...

FD schools name May students, employee of month

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

FD schools set TK open house

Transitional Kindergarten Enrollment and Open House will take place at Riverside Early Learning Center May 5. Parents and guardians who have a child ready to enter school in the fall and have either chosen TK for their child or are unsure about the decision between TK and kindergarten should ...

St. Edmond H.S. competes at festival

The St. Edmond music department participated in the Iowa High School Music Association Solo/Ensemble Festival April 8. The festival focuses on the performance of individual or small groupings of musicians and awards each performance with a rating from 1 to 5. St. Edmond brought 18 vocal ...

FDMS students selected to Honor Band

Eleven fifth- and sixth-grade students from Fort Dodge Middle School were selected for the 2017 River City Honor Band. The NCIBA Honor Band performed April 22 in Mason City. The students spent the day rehearsing with band students from other schools before presenting a concert that afternoon. ...

Bishop Garrigan releases state contest results

ALGONA — Bishop Garrigan High School was host to the 1A Solo/Ensemble Contest held on April 8. All students were awarded either a Division I /Superior rating or Division II/Excellent rating. The results are as follows: Vocal soloists receiving a Division I rating were: Levi Capesius, ...

Bishop Garrigan High School posts third quarter honor roll

The following students are on Bishop-Garrigan honor roll for the third quarter. An asterisk indicates a 4.0 grade-point average. Freshmen: *Aubree Altman, Andrew Arndorfer, Jaden Becker, Julia Berte, Grant Bormann, Kurt Condoleon, *Emma Fogarty, *Ashley Franklin, Jade Garman, Emma Hamilton, ...

FDSH music students earn ratings at festival

Students in the Fort Dodge Senior High music department participated in the 2017 Solo and Ensemble Festival held at the school on April 7. Students from the band, orchestra and vocal departments were judged on 48 performances and participated in short clinics with the judges. Best of Center ...

FDSH students earn 14 awards at CIML conference art show

On April 5, 30 Fort Dodge Senior High students participated in the CIML Conference Art Show in Ames. The show included students from Fort Dodge, Ames, Marshalltown and Mason City high schools. Each school submitted up to 35 works. Upon arrival, the students viewed the art show and voted on ...

‘Careers on Wheels’ event set for April 25

Iowa Central Career Connections will host “Careers on Wheels” from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 25 at Iowa Central Community College East Campus, 2031 Quail Ave. Rain date will be April 27. Careers on Wheels is a unique event designed for fifth-grade students. Students will have the opportunity ...

FD schools name students, employee of 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. Hayden Zuspann, the son of Jerid ...