Education

FDSH holds first-ever academic letter award night

Fort Dodge Senior High held its first-ever Academic Letter Award Night March 21 to recognize students for outstanding academic achievement. The new program recognizes students who have earned a 3.5 or higher grade point average for three consecutive semesters. The first time students achieve ...

FDSH speech team successful at State

Fort Dodge Senior High’s speech team had a successful showing at the Individual State Speech Contest, qualifying four performances for the All State Speech Festival at the University of Northern Iowa today. Rafi Lim, senior, was selected in Acting. Annie Laird, senior, was selected in ...

St. Paul student named Iowa National Geographic State Bee semifinalist

Kate Tyre, of Fort Dodge, has been notified by the National Geographic Society that she is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2017 Iowa National Geographic State Bee. The contest will be held at UNI-Cedar Falls on March 31. The daughter of Fred and April Tyre, she is an ...

Iowa Lakes Foundation announces scholarship

EMMETSBURG — A new scholarship will be available for students starting in the 2017-2018 academic year at Iowa Lakes Community College. Four Palo Alto County students will be selected to receive the $500 Invenergy Wind Technician Scholarship; students must be enrolled full-time in the Wind ...

FDSH students compete at State DECA

Ten students from Fort Dodge Senior High traveled to Des Moines recently to compete in the State DECA Career Development Conference. DECA stands for Distributive Education Clubs of America. In the event, students compete in various business leadership topics. Keaton Dornath received first ...

FD schools name March students, employee of the month

The Fort Dodge Community School District has named 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. Mark Cook is the Elementary Student of ...

St. Edmond to host ‘Just Jazz’ concert

St. Edmond will host its annual “Just Jazz” concert on March 30 to showcase its middle school and high school jazz ensembles. This year, the concert will be split with the Iowa State University Jazz 2 Ensemble, an elite ensemble under the direction of Michael Giles. St. Edmond alum, ...

Trinity Foundation accepting applications for scholarships

Trinity Foundation is accepting applications for scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year. Scholarship recipients are selected based on academic merit, leadership, citizenship, career objectives, and financial need. Preference is given to qualified applicants from the eight counties (Buena ...

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 ...