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Education Briefs

St. Edmond students selected for Opus Honor Choir Festival

St. Edmond Catholic School students Hannah Lukehart, Manuela Rodriguez and Faith Shirbroun were recently selected for participation in the 32nd annual Opus Honor Choir Festival. More than 2,600 students were nominated by their directors for 720 positions in the four Opus Honor Choirs. ...

St. Edmond puts the ‘I’ in kind with new program

St. Edmond Catholic School started a new program recognizing its middle schoolers. The school challenged them to be the “I” in KIND and are recognizing a male and female student from sixth, seventh and eighth grade each month. The St. Edmond definition of being kind is someone who makes ...

Marching Band Festival at Dodger Stadium is Saturday

An Iowa High School Music Association State Marching Band Festival will be held Oct. 12 at Dodger Stadium. Twenty bands from throughout central Iowa will participate in the festival. Area bands competing include: Fort Dodge Senior High, Algona, Bishop Garrigan, Humboldt and Pocahontas Area. ...

130 FDSH students take part in College Application Day

Fort Dodge Senior High hosted its annual College Application Day on Oct. 4. One-hundred thirty members of the Class of 2020 participated. During College Application Day, students apply to one of the post-secondary schools they are considering. Representatives from Trio at Iowa State ...

Registration open for Community Christian preschool

Community Christian School has limited space available for the 3- and 4-year-old preschool programs for the 2019-20 school year. Four-year-old preschool is free due to the Iowa preschool program grant. Scholarships are available for the 3-year-old program if needed. The preschool ...

Gibbons named to President’s List at Simpson College

Simpson College student Leah Gibbons of Harcourt earned President’s List honors for the 2019 spring semester, the college recently announced. The graduate of Southeast Valley High School achieved a perfect 4.0 grade-point average for the semester, one of just 113 students to achieve the honor.

Community Christian awards Alumni Scholarships

Community Christian School has awarded its Alumni Scholarship to three high school seniors who graduated from CCS as eighth-graders. The recipients are Collin Ellsbury, Christopher Hatton and Juliet Thompson. Each are 2019 graduates of Fort Dodge Senior High. The scholarships were ...

Marjorie Hubel estate awards 17 scholarships

The Marjorie Hubel estate recently awarded 17 $1,000 scholarships to local students who will be attending college in the fall. The recipients are Aiden Simonson, Anna Lewandowski, Chase McInville, Riley Mayer, Colton DeLanoit, Jerrica Fitzgerald, Noila Pingel, Luke Lewandowski, Taylor ...

Winona State University announces spring 2019 Dean’s List

WINONA, Minn. — Two area students have been named to the Dean’s List at Winona State University in Minnesota. The honorees are Beth Murman, of Fort Dodge, and Sydney Ernst, of Sac City. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must be an undergraduate enrolled full-time (at least 12 ...

Peterson earns osteopathic medicine degree

GOWRIE — Danielle Peterson, of Gowrie, graduated from A.T. Still University’s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) in Kirksville, Missouri, on May 18. She received the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree. She attended Simpson College and Iowa State University before ...

Delta Dental donates filling station

The “Rethink Your Drink” partnership led by the Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation is donating an Elkay water bottle filling station that will be installed at FDMS this summer, updating an existing water fountain near the cafeteria. The middle school will receive water bottles, ...

St. Edmond to host farewell reception

St. Edmond Catholic School is hosting a farewell reception for Dawn Asay, Patty Groves, Kris Lien, Julie Nation, Bernie Rosch, Erin Rossmanith, Jarrod Roth, Abie Seltz and Jacob Short. The reception will be held on from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday in the St. Edmond Library. The public is ...

CCS Student Art Show is Thursday

Community Christian School will be having their Student Art Show 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at the CCS gym, 2406 9 1/2 Ave S. The come-and-go program will showcase the art work completed this school year by kindergarten through eighth-grade students. Students have studied several ...

FDSH musicians participate in State Large Group

On May 4, students in the Fort Dodge Senior High music department participated in the State Large Group Music Festival held at Fort Dodge Middle School. Seven Senior High large groups performed for judges throughout the day. “The Senior High music department had a tremendous day at ...

Gibb receives four-year scholarship to Bethany

Andrew Gibb, a senior at St. Edmond High School, has been awarded the Luther Scholarship at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, Minnesota, for the 2019-2020 academic year, according to an announcement from the college. The scholarship, valued at $52,000 over four years, is based on high ...

Noon Rotary announces scholarship recipients

The Fort Dodge Noon Rotary Club has announced its scholarship recipients for the 2019-2020 school year. Rotary is awarding $1,000 tuition to Iowa Central Community College during the freshman year. This year, Noon Rotary awarded eight scholarships. Recipients are: • Suania Al-Hameed-Foy, ...

FDCS Foundation names grant recipients

The Fort Dodge Community Schools Foundation has announced its spring grant recipients. The Foundation Board recently voted to grant $26,363 to the Fort Dodge Community School District for literacy, technology, sensory room equipment, elementary math and more. “Thanks to the support of our ...

Faith-based summer program offered at CCS

Community Christian School and Little Crusaders Daycare in Fort Dodge are offering a faith-based summer program for ages kindergarten and up. The program will be 5:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. You do not need to be a Community Christian School student to attend. There ...

Enrollment for 2019-20 school year is open at Community Christian School

Enrollment is open at Community Christian School for the 2019-20 school year for preschool and grades kindergarten through eighth grade. Registrations for the fall are being accepted. CCS provides an educational option in Fort Dodge and the surrounding counties for a Christian education ...

St. Paul Lutheran School will hold Kindergarten Roundup on Thursday

St. Paul Lutheran School will hold Kindergarten Roundup on Thursday, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Parents and prospective kindergarten children may attend. Parents and students are invited to come to the fellowship hall of St. Paul Lutheran Church, 400 S. 13th St., at 5:30 p.m. to begin with a meal ...