Education

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 ...

On to state

St. Edmond Catholic School students Haley Ledford, Sidney Messerly and Katie Finnegan advanced to the State Individual Speech contest recently. They will be competing on Saturday at Kuemper Catholic.

St. Edmond student invited by Gov. Reynolds to sign CTE proclamation

Nathan Montgomery, an 11th-grader at St. Edmond High School, was invited to a signing of a proclamation by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds. The proclamation was to announce that February would be statewide Career and Technical Education month. Gov. Reynolds is a huge supporter of CTE programs across ...

Kindergarten Round-up coming to CCS

Kindergarten Round-up will be held March 9, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Community Christian School. All interested families are invited to participate to learn more about CCS and to sign up their child for kindergarten. This year’s Kindergarten Round-up theme is “All Aboard the ...

MNW speech has record year

MANSON — A combination of work ethic, dedication, and talent propelled the Cougar Speech Team to its best season ever. “Mr. Olson, Mrs. Quade and I couldn’t be more thrilled with how hard our students worked this year,” said Head Coach Kim Keller. “It’s a long season, and our ...

Students in the arts recognized

The following students have been recognized for excellence by their instructor for the second term in the performing and visual arts programs. Elementary Art and Music St. Edmond Catholic School: Samuel Nation, Woo Inn Kim, Shiloh Julius, Nina Smith, Alexander Wirtz, Paxton Foreman, ...

FDCSD names February students and employee of the month

The Fort Dodge Community School District is pleased to announce its students and employee of the month for November. This program recognizes one elementary, one middle school and one high school student, as well as one staff member monthly for exceeding expectations. Emma Estlund is the ...

FD Senior High large group speech team competes at districts

More than 60 Fort Dodge Senior High students prepared 21 entries for the Iowa High School Speech Association District Large Group Speech Contest held Jan. 20 in Storm Lake. Eleven Fort Dodge Senior High speech groups received Division I ratings and will move on to the State Large Group ...

FD school foundation names grant recipients

The Fort Dodge Community Schools Foundation Board recently voted to grant more than $16,000 for educational items for the Fort Dodge Community School District. “I was so impressed by the ideas presented to the board by teachers and administrators,” said FDCS Foundation President Andrea ...

FDSH A Cappella Choir earns first place at choral competition

Fort Dodge Senior High’s A Cappella Choir earned first place and the awards for best soprano, tenor and bass sections at the annual Onalaska Classic Concert Choir Competition in Wisconsin on Jan. 12. The A Cappella Choir performed “With a Lily in Your Hand” by Eric Whitacre, “Do Not ...

FDSH to host ISHMA State Jazz Band Festival today

Fort Dodge Senior High will host an Iowa High School Music Association State Jazz Band Festival today beginning at 3:30 p.m. Nine bands, including two from Fort Dodge Senior High, and one each from Belmond-Klemme, Humboldt, Manson Northwest Webster, Newell Fonda, Pocahontas Area, St. ...

Partnership aids innovative learning

BURNSIDE — A model train covering a table in the corner of the room immediately catches the eye when students walk into Curt Valentine’s technology classroom. There’s much more to his class than just sitting behind a computer. Valentine and industrial tech teacher Andy Peterson at ...

Clothes closet opens

Fort Dodge Middle School students are benefiting from a new service available to them at the school. Recently, staff created a clothes closet to assist students with this basic need. According to Kim Bodholdt, director of school climate transformation, teachers were noticing kids with unclean ...

ILCC to host Show/Jazz Choir Festival

ESTHERVILLE — On Jan. 23-24, 27 show choirs and jazz choirs from area high schools and middle schools will come to Iowa Lakes Community College for the annual Iowa Lakes Show/Jazz Choir Festival. The choirs will perform for three clinicians. Clay Blackman of Omaha, Nebraska, is returning ...

Patriot Pen award winners share essays

The Fort Dodge VFW Post 1856 recently awarded its annual Patriot Pen awards to three area students. The subject of this year’s essay was “America’s Gift To My Generation.” First place, and second place in the district, was Mackenzie Camden, 13, a seventh-grade student at Fort Dodge ...