Education Briefs

South Central Calhoun releases honor roll

South Central Calhoun has released its first quarter honor roll for the 2017-18 school year. A Honor Roll Seventh grade: Riley Batta, Caleb Blair, Nolan Carver, Joseph Clark, Brayden Dean, Makelsie Gorden, Kassidy Haffner, Keira Hammen, Max Hawthorne, Sophie McKinney, Jaydin Olberding, ...

RC man graduates from academy

ROCKWELL CITY — Chase Goodman, of Rockwell City, has graduated from the regional law enforcement training academy of Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City. Goodman is now a police officer with the Cherokee Police Department. He is a graduate of both Iowa Central Community ...

Beef Blast workshop to focus on genetics

AMES — Youth in grades 7-12 are invited to attend Beef Blast at the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center in Ames. The workshop, hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa State Department of Animal Science, will teach participants about working with beef ...

Selected to Opus Honor Choir

Joey Kelley and Josh Meier, ninth-grade students from Fort Dodge Senior High, were recently selected to participate in the 32nd annual Opus Honor Choir. OPUS Honor Choir is sponsored by the Iowa Choral Director’s Association and aims to identify and bring together the best fifth- ...

Ehn named alternate for All-State Choir

Hallie Ehn, a freshman at St. Edmond Catholic School, was selected as an alternate for the Iowa All-State Choir. Performing as a member of this chorus is an honor given to 600 select high school students across the state. The honor ensemble will meet in November to rehearse and present ...

Named to OPUS Honor Choir

Algona High School freshman, Thor Phelps, son of Shelley and Michael Phelps, was recently selected for participation in the 32nd annual Iowa OPUS Honor Choir Festival. Nearly 3,000 students were nominated by their directors for 720 positions in the four OPUS Honor Choirs. Selections were ...

ACT prep sessions offered

Fort Dodge Senior High students preparing to take the ACT, SAT or PSAT now have another option to help them study. FDSH is offering free test preparation sessions on Saturday and Nov. 4, from 8 a.m. to noon at the high school. On Oct. 28, reading will be reviewed from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. ...

Merrill scholars announced

The George and Doris Merrill Family Foundation 5M Scholarship Fund through the Fort Dodge Community Foundation announces 33 scholarship awards to area students who are attending college during the 2017-2018 academic year. Students receiving new scholarship awards include: Madalyn Anderson, ...

Earns St. Ed Alumni Award

Todd Baker recently earned the 2017 Spirit of St. Edmond Alumni Award. Baker is a 1999 St. Edmond Catholic School graduate. He graduated from Iowa Central Community College in 2001 with an AAS degree in electrical maintenance. He began his employment with Pella Windows in Story City ...

Algona H.S. marching band earns I rating at State Marching Band Festival

The Algona High School Scarlet Regiment Marching Band performed at the IHSMA State Marching Band Festival and was awarded a Division I rating for its performance in Fort Dodge on Oct. 7. This was the 39th time the band has had its performance awarded a Division I since it began attending the ...

4-H find out afternoon is Thursday

POCAHONTAS — All youth in fourth through 12th grade are invited to join Pocahontas County 4-H. There will be a 4-H find out afternoon from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the ISU Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County Office in Pocahontas. Those who are unable to attend this come-and-go event ...

Robotics program offered in Pocahontas

POCAHONTAS — ISU Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County invites all third- and fourth-grade students that have not had the opportunity to participate in any of the Lego Mindstorm Robotics activities to join this short-term after school program. Sue Jarvis, 4-H volunteer, will hold six ...

Algona H.S. Scarlet Regiment places second

Algona High School Marching Band, Scarlet Regiment, placed second (out of six bands) in Class 3A at North Central Marching Band Invitational at Fort Dodge on Sept. 23. The band was evaluated by six adjudicators and earned a total score of 71.8 on a 100-point scale. The Scarlet Regiment ...

Named to Buena Vista Dean’s List

STORM LAKE — The following students have been named to the Dean’s List at Buena Vista University for terms five and six: Emily Laufersweiler of Fort Dodge, Leah McGuire of Fort Dodge, Stephanie Miller of Humboldt, Amber Rossow of Fort Dodge, Miranda Segebart of Gowrie, Jessica Sells of ...

Manson native earns master’s degree

GLENDALE, Arizona — Tiffany McCabe, M.M.S., of Manson, has completed the master of medical science in physician assistant studies degree at the College of Health Sciences of Midwestern University. McCabe is the daughter of Manson residents James and Teri McCabe. After graduating from ...

St. Ed teacher receives STEM award

Dawn Asay, a fifth-grade teacher at St. Edmond Catholic School, received the STEM Scale Up award from the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council for the 2017-18 school year. The council is comprised of leaders in higher education, business, PK-12 educators, and government officials at ...

Briar Cliff University releases Dean’s List

SIOUX CITY — Briar Cliff University has announced that 279 students have been named to the Dean’s List for the second semester of the 2016-17 academic year, including 72 students who have achieved a perfect grade-point average of 4.0. Full-time students who have a semester grade-point ...

Three FD students graduate from Simpson College

INDIANOLA — Area students who recently graduated from Simpson College were: Adrean Johnson-Wigley, of Fort Dodge, graduated from Simpson College with a bachelor of arts in sports administration, Johnson-Wigley is the son of LaDonya Chaney, Maurice Wigley and Sharod Smith, of Fort Dodge; ...

FD Rachel’s Challenge team to create kindness rocks

The Fort Dodge Community School District Rachel’s Challenge team invites members of the community to join in creating kindness rocks to be hidden around the community. “The kindness rocks will spread inspiration and smiles in our community,” said Kim Bodholdt, member of the FDCSD ...

Brungardt named to Grand View President’s list

DES MOINES — Recognition for outstanding academic achievement has been given to Grand View University student Jacquelyn Brungardt for the 2017 spring semester. Brungardt is a senior nursing major at Grand View. Brungardt, the daughter of Bill and Ann Brungardt, is a 2014 graduate of St. ...