Education

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 ...

FD Community School District names January students, employee of month

The Fort Dodge Community School District has announced its students and employee 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. Allisyn Parker is the elementary ...

Strong bonds built through FDSH circle of friends art class

During sixth period at Fort Dodge Senior High you’ll find about 30 students laughing, smiling and creating in an art room. Circle of friends art combines general education and special education students together in an art class. According to Amanda Peterlin, instructor, the general ...

Principal for a day

-Submitted photo Jonah Carlson, 10, a fourth-grader at St. Edmond Catholic School, takes a phone call from the principal’s office at the school recently. Carlson won a prize from a fundraiser to serve as principal for a day. Included in his items of business were: no homework for the ...

Webster County 4-Hers receive honors at 2017 awards banquet

The annual Webster County 4-H Leaders Recognition and 4-H Awards Banquet was recently held at the Starlite Village in Fort Dodge. The council introduced the 4-H leaders for the past year who presented awards to members of their respective clubs for Junior, Intermediate and Senior Achievement ...

4-H volunteers, leaders recognized

4-H award of clover pins and certificates were presented for volunteers serving five, 10, 15 and 40 years as a 4-H volunteer. Those with five years of service to the 4-H program received the silver clover pin: Mary Eslick, Dayton Tigers club leader; Allison Lansman, Elkhorn Earlybirds club ...

Top 4-H awards, scholarships given at Webster Co. banquet

The annual Webster County 4-H Leaders Recognition and 4-H Awards Banquet was recently held at the Best Western Starlite Village in Fort Dodge. Several awards were presented. The Outstanding Consumer Sciences award is given annually to a Senior 4-Her and is based on consideration of the ...

Power Dodger Time gives extra support

Fort Dodge Senior High students needing extra academic support now have another option in Power Dodger Time. Power Dodger Time is an intervention strategy designed for students who need to improve their grades, are struggling with a concept, or have missing work. “As we move to a ...

FD schools name December students, employee of the month

The Fort Dodge Community School District has named its students and employee of the month for December. This program recognizes one elementary, one middle school, one high school student, and one staff member monthly for exceeding expectations. Armondez Mosley Clark is the elementary student ...