Education Briefs

Finnegan named to Wartburg Dean’s List

Katelyn Finnegan, of Otho, was named to the Wartburg College Fall Term Dean’s List. Finnegan is majoring in biochemistry. The college recognized 478 students for the fall term. The list honors students who earned a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above in at least four course credits during the ...

CCS preschool space limited

Community Christian School has limited space available for the 3- and 4-year-old preschool program 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. Day care for infant ...

Four FDSH students earn awards at Iowa Central Art Exhibition

Fort Dodge Senior High submitted 10 student works of art in this year’s Iowa Central Community College Triton Prairie Lakes Area High School Art Exhibition. Four FDSH students received awards for their outstanding artwork. Other FDSH students with art entered in the exhibition were: ...

Community Christian pancake breakfast set for Saturday

Community Christian School’s athletic department is hosting its annual All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast on Saturday. Pancakes, sausages, coffee, milk, and juice will be served from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m in the CCS gym, 2406 9 1/2 Ave. S. The Parent Teacher Fellowship at the school will be ...

Fort Dodge residents graduate from DMACC

Nearly 700 students graduated following the fall semester from Des Moines Area Community College’s Ankeny, Boone, Carroll, Newton, Urban and West Des Moines campuses. Those recognized include: Emily Dencklau, Mortuary Science, Fort Dodge; and Beth Vosberg, Liberal Arts, Fort Dodge.

Postal Employees Scholarship offered

The Postal Employees Scholarship Fund is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a qualified high school senior. Applicant must be a credit union member and related to a current or retired US postal employee. Applications and information is available by contacting Mary Harvey at 571-3801 or email ...

Humboldt resident named to Simpson Dean’s List

INDIANOLA — Ryan Courtney, of Humboldt, was named to the 2018 fall semester Dean’s List at Simpson College. Students named to the Dean’s List earned a 3.70-3.99 GPA. He is the son of Kathleen Courtney.

FDCSD to host paraeducator career fair

The Fort Dodge Community School District will host a paraeducator career fair from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Central Administration Building, 104 S. 17th St. Onsite interviews will be held for paraeducators at the high school, middle school, elementary schools and ...

Gordon to study aviation at Iowa Lakes

Boston Gordon, a senior at Fort Dodge Senior High, has been accepted into the aviation/airport management program for the fall 2019 semester at Iowa Lakes Community College. Aviation/airport management students at Iowa Lakes receive four levels of flight certification in two years. They ...

Merrill Family Foundation scholars named

The George and Doris Merrill Family Foundation 5M Scholarship Fund through the Fort Dodge Community Foundation has announced 36 scholarship awards to area students who are attending college during the 2018-2019 academic year. Students receiving new scholarship awards include: Madalyn ...

FDCS Foundation names grant recipients

The Fort Dodge Community Schools Foundation voted recently to grant more than $27,000 to the Fort Dodge Community School District for music instruments, sensory room equipment, an outdoor classroom, elementary math and more. “Our generous donors allowed the Foundation to fund some amazing ...

CCS Christmas program is Thursday

The Community Christian School Christmas program will be performed at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday in the school chapel. All students in preschool through eighth grade will join together to provide the program. The performances are open to the public. Students will be featured in a ...

St. Edmond sets Christmas programs

St. Edmond Catholic School has announced its Christmas programs. All performances will be held at the school, 2220 Fourth Ave. N. The preschool programs will be held on Friday. Julie Irvin’s class will perform at 10:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. Margaret Junkman’s class will perform at 10:30 a.m. ...

St. Ed students chosen for All-State Chorus

Sophomores Hallie Ehn, Maggie Lennon, and Ella Vratny, of St. Edmond Catholic School, have attained the highest individual honor available to Iowa high school musicians. The three were selected as members of the 2018 All-State Chorus. Hallie Ehn is the daughter of Robert and Lindsay Ehn. ...

Tritons recognized by Students in the Arts

The following students have been recognized by Students in the Arts for excellence during the first semester for performing and visual arts programs at Iowa Central Community College. The students were chosen by their instructors. Vocal: Elizabeth Chavers, Dart Dohrn, Olivia Mitchell, and ...

FDCSD preschool pre-registration begins today

Preschool pre-registration for the 2019-20 school year opens today at the Fort Dodge Community School District. To be eligible to attend preschool in the fall of 2019, children must be 4 years old by Sept. 15, 2019. Preschool hours are 8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., with the doors opening at 7:30 ...

St. Edmond students visit Secretary of State’s office

A group of government class students from St. Edmond High School toured the historic office of Secretary of State Paul Pate, accompanied by teacher Mike Szalat. The students were provided an informational tour of the office by Secretary Paul Pate’s staff, which included examining the ...

FDCSD announces winter concert series

The Fort Dodge Community School District has announced its seventh through 12th grade winter concert series. All performances will take place at the Fort Dodge Middle School auditorium and are open to the public. “The students are excited to showcase their talents for their families ...

FDMS students selected to Opus Honor Choir

Five Fort Dodge Middle School students were recently selected to participate in the annual Opus Honor Choir Festival. Vocal directors nominated nearly 3,000 students for 720 positions in the four Opus Honor Choirs. Selections were made by means of a recorded audition. “Being selected ...

FD schools to host neet and greet with new superintendent Jesse Ulrich

The Fort Dodge Community School District in collaboration with the Fort Dodge Schools Foundation, will host a meet and greet with Dr. Jesse Ulrich, the new superintendent, on Thursday, from 7 a.m. to 7:40 a.m. at the new Duncombe Elementary, 1620 Sixth Ave. N. This Meet and Greet will be an ...