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Education Briefs

FDMS to present ‘The Wizard of Oz’

“The Wizard of Oz,” the Fort Dodge Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade musical, will be performed at 7 p.m. on March 12 and 13 in the Fort Dodge Middle School auditorium. Nearly 85 students are involved in the production. In this adventure, Dorothy is carried by a tornado from her ...

Iowa Lakes student awarded scholarship

ESTHERVILLE — Hunter Riedesel was awarded a $1,000 scholarship for Iowa Lakes Community College at the Agribusiness Career Day hosted by the Agribusiness Association of Iowa Foundation on Feb. 12. Out of more than 250 Iowa community college agriculture or agribusiness students attending ...

Two area students win ag scholarships

Two community college students from the area who are studying agriculture or agribusiness have received $1,000 scholarships through a program conducted by the Agribusiness Association of Iowa. Iowa Central Community College student Leslie Murphy, of Sac City, received a scholarship sponsored ...

FDCSD athletic physicals set for March 5

Athletic physicals for current 7-12 grade students will be held from 5:15–6:15 p.m. March 5 at the Fort Dodge Senior High gym. The cost is $15. All 7-12 grade Dodger student-athletes are encouraged to attend. A sports physical needs to be current and on file in the nurse’s office prior ...

Named to Chancellor’s List at St. Luke’s

Several area residents were recently named to the Chancellor’s List at St. Luke’s College — Unity Point Health in Sioux City for the 2019 semester. They are Dawn Grall, Fort Dodge; Megan Fitzgerald, Fort Dodge; Jadie Lara, Fort Dodge; Ashley Mundie, Fort Dodge; Nicole Scully, Burnside; ...

Dodgers successful at Special Olympics

Thirty-nine Dodger athletes competed in the Special Olympics Area Basketball event at Butler Elementary on Feb. 14. Twenty-six of the athletes earned first place and will move on to the state competition March 13-14 in Iowa City. Students finishing in first place included Lilly Walters, ...

St. Edmond to host Kindergarten Connection

St. Edmond Catholic School, 2220 Fourth Ave. N., will hold Kindergarten Connection, Connection the Pieces: Faith — Academics — Community — Values from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the school. In case of inclement weather and school is cancelled, Kindergarten Connection will be held from ...

CCS kindergarten round-up is Feb. 20

Community Christian School kindergarten round-up is 6 to 7 p.m Feb. 20 at the school, 2406 9 1/2 Ave. S. All interested families are invited to participate to learn more about Community Christian School and to sign up their child for 2020-2021 kindergarten school year. Come learn about ...

St. Paul Kindergarten Roundup set

St. Paul Lutheran Church and School will be hosting Kindergarten Roundup on Feb. 6, beginning at 5:30 p.m. All interested families are invited to come learn more about St. Paul and to sign up their child for kindergarten. All families who sign up that night will receive $100 off their ...

UNI awards degrees to FD fall grads

CEDAR FALLS — New alumni from Fort Dodge were added to the roster of graduates of the University of Northern Iowa. They are: Clare Flattery, Bachelor of Arts in Communication; Drew Hansen, Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education; Alexander Jackson, Bachelor of Arts in Biology; Jeanette Kempe, ...

Named to Fall 2019 UNI Dean’s List

CEDAR FALLS — The University of Northern Iowa released the names of Fort Dodge students who made the Fall 2019 semester Dean’s List at the University of Northern Iowa. To be included on the list, a student must have earned a grade point of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, while taking at ...

Finnegan named to Wartburg College Fall Term Dean’s List

Katelyn Finnegan, of Otho, was named to the Wartburg College Fall Term Dean’s List. The college recognized 472 students for Fall Term. The list honors students who earned a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above in at least four course credits during the term. Three of the four course credits ...

St. Edmond names December KIND students

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 December students selected by the staff for being ...

FDSH students chosen for NCI Honor Band

Fourteen Fort Dodge Senior High students were selected for the 2020 North Central Iowa Bandmasters Honor Band. The Honor Band performs Jan. 11 at the North Iowa Area Central Community College Auditorium at 5 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for students. “Students gain so much by ...

St. Edmond names December KIND students

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 December students selected by the staff for being ...

CCS to perform Christmas Cantata

Community Christian School will present “Child of Promise,” a mini-cantata, on Thursday at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the school chapel. Kindergarten through eighth-grade students will perform the 30-minute program of nine songs that anticipate the birth of Christ, welcome the Christ child ...

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 ...