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Education Briefs

FDSH earns top ratings at Dance, Drill competition

Fort Dodge Senior High students competed in the Iowa State Dance and Drill Team Association’s State Solo Competition on Nov. 2. Seven students received Division I ratings: • Alicia Reed, senior, in the large school color guard division. • Hayley Habhab, junior, in the ...

2020-21 preschool pre-registration opens Dec. 2

Preschool pre-registration for the 2020-21 school year opens Dec. 2 in the Fort Dodge Community School District. To be eligible to attend preschool in the fall of 2020, children must be 4 years old by Sept. 15, 2020. Preschool hours are 8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., with the doors opening at 7:30 ...

St. Edmond names its KIND students of the month

The St. Edmond definition of being kind is someone who makes another feel cared for, included and encouraged. Each month during the school year, the middle school teachers will select two students in each grade who show these qualities. The November students selected by the staff for ...

FDSH to host Veterans Day celebration

In honor of the men and women who served and continue to serve our country, the students at Fort Dodge Senior High want to say thank you. FDSH will honor and salute our heroes, our local veterans, during a Veteran’s Day program Nov. 8, at 1:30 p.m. in the high school gym. Area veterans and ...

FDCSD students selected to Opus Honor Choir

Brayden Schmieder and Ryan Madden, ninth-grade students at Fort Dodge Senior High, along with Jillian Leman, a sixth-grade student at Fort Dodge Middle School, were recently selected to participate in the 34th annual Opus Honor Choir. Opus Honor Choir is sponsored by the Iowa Choral ...

Dodgers successful at Special Olympics Area Bowling

Forty-five Dodger athletes competed in the Special Olympics Area Bowling meet at Ridgewood Lanes on Oct. 17. Sixteen of the athletes earned first place and will move on to the state competition Nov. 23 in Des Moines. Students finishing in first place were: Slade Babb, Payton ...

Bemrich selected for All-State Squad

Aubrey Bemrich, a junior at St. Edmond Catholic School, is one of 29 cheerleaders selected for placement in the Iowa All-State Squad. Bemrich was one of about 200 cheerleaders nominated for the squad which will perform during halftime at the Iowa Boys State Basketball tournament on March 13, ...

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 ...