Education

Algona H.S. musicians selected for ‘All-State’

ALGONA — Seven Algona High School musicians were selected through audition for membership in the Iowa Music Educators Association and the Iowa High School Music Association’s annual All-State Band and Chorus in Storm Lake. The 70th annual Iowa All-State Music Festival will be held in Ames ...

9 FDSH students selected to All-State Music Festival

Twenty-two band/vocal students from Fort Dodge Senior High recently auditioned for the 2017 Iowa High School Music Association’s All-State Music Festival. Nine Dodger vocalists were selected: They are: Karisa Meier, senior — soprano; Olyvia Selby, junior — soprano; Keziah Henkelman, ...

FDCSD to offer Youth Mental Health First Aid training

The Fort Dodge Community School District is offering opportunities for parents and community members to become certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid. The YMHFA training course is designed for lay people to learn methods of assisting a young person who may be in the early stages of ...

FD students, employee of month named

The Fort Dodge Community School District has announced its students and employee of the month for October. This program recognizes one elementary, one middle school and one high school student. It also recognizes one staff member monthly for exceeding expectations. Livia Kalvig is the ...

FD students, teacher honored at Belin-Blank

IOWA CITY — Katherine Day and Ryan Madden, of Fort Dodge and students at Fort Dodge Middle School, were among almost 500 students from Iowa and throughout the nation who were recently honored at the University of Iowa Belin-Blank Center’s Recognition Ceremony. Recognized students were ...

State Marching Band Festival set for Saturday at Dodger Stadium

An Iowa High School Music Association State Marching Band Festival will be held Saturday at Dodger Stadium. Sixteen bands from throughout central Iowa will participate in the festival. Area bands competing include: Fort Dodge Senior High, Algona, Bishop Garrigan, Humboldt and Pocahontas ...

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 ...