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What Seniors Are Saying

1 What programs and activities do you participate in? I’m involved in cheer, cross country and track. 2 What academic accomplishment are you most proud of? I’m most proud of being part of the Academic Honor Society. 3What’s your best piece of advice for younger ...

FDCSD names October students, employee of month

The Fort Dodge Community School District is pleased to announce its students and employees of the month for October. This program recognizes one elementary, one middle school and one high school student, as well as one staff member monthly for exceeding expectations. Chloe Simpson is the ...

RSVP offers free books to Kossuth County first-graders

ALGONA — Reading is the key to learning, yet many children do not have access to the right books at the right time to foster a love of reading. Northwest Iowa RSVP offers a Literacy Partners program that helps address the issue by providing free books to first-graders. Research indicates ...

What Seniors Are Saying

1. What programs and activities do you participate in? I have a job outside of school that I love very much. I work at Friendship Haven, so I am not involved in school activities. 2. What academic accomplishment are you most proud of?      I am most proud of being able to ...

Webster Co. 4-H’ers compete in state shooting sports match

Eight Webster County 4-H members competed at the State Shooting Sports Match in Searsboro at Big Springs Shooting Complex on Aug. 29. 4-H Safety and Education in Shooting Sports (SESS) uses skills and disciplines of shooting to assist young people and their leaders in obtaining knowledge and ...

Cyber attack shuts down Fort Dodge Community School District

School is canceled Thursday in the Fort Dodge Community School District due to an outage of phone and internet services after a cyber attack today. The district started experiencing an outage of the utilities in buildings early Wednesday morning after a cyber attack locked down its servers, ...

What Seniors Are Saying

1. What programs and activities do you participate in? I have participated in all aspects of band and choir, Performers Club (fall play and speech), the spring musical, Dodger Senate, soccer, cross country, National Honor Society and Storytellers. 2. What academic accomplishment are ...

FDHS Alumni Association awards scholarships

The Fort Dodge High School Alumni Association has awarded five scholarships to 2020 graduates. Serena Leith Serena Leith is the recipient of the Cecil and Ernie Zuerrer Family Scholarship. Her father, James Leith, was a 1991 graduate of Fort Dodge Senior High and was involved in band ...

Little Crusaders Daycare receives grant

Little Crusaders Daycare, located at Community Christian School, opened its doors in January 2019. The daycare has received a grant of $9,798 from Linking Families and Community to expand the space and have a separate 3’s and 4’s childcare room. The grant included monies to pay for ...

What Seniors Are Saying — In step with Reagan Black

Editor’s note: This Q&A features high-performing seniors from Fort Dodge Senior High and St. Edmond High School throughout the school year. 1. What programs and activities do you participate in? I am a part of Dodger Senate, band, choir, jazz band, Performer’s Club, tennis, ...

Students in the Arts awards ICCC scholarships

The Students in the Arts Foundation has awarded six $500 scholarships in partnership with Iowa Central Community College for the 2020-2021 school year. St. Edmond Catholic High School Jonah Hind received a theatre scholarship. “Johah has an incredible future in the performing arts,” ...

Area students named to Iowa Central Dean’s List

Iowa Central Community College has announced its Dean’s List for the spring 2020 semester. Listed below are area students who made the list, by town: Algona: Gregory Flower, Elizah Salvatore, Wade Toombs; Badger: Allyson Paeper, Ayrton Peterson; Belmond: Leopoldo Caballero and Andrew Soma; ...

What Seniors Are Saying: Ariana Schultz

1. What programs and activities do you participate in? I am involved in Dodger Senate, Big Dodger, Little Dodger, Silver Cord, Ambassadors and AmeriCorps. 2. What academic accomplishment are you most proud of? I would say that I am most proud of AmeriCorps. This year was the first year we ...

What Seniors Are Saying

1 What programs and activities do you participate in? I am involved in National Honor Society and Silver Cord. 2 What academic accomplishment are you most proud of? I am most proud of keeping my GPA above 3.5 all three years so far. 3What’s your best piece of advice for younger ...

What Seniors Are Saying

1. What programs and activities do you participate in? I am in choir, dance team, spring musical, Link Crew/Ambassadors, Health Occupation Students of America, and National Honor Society. 2. What academic accomplishment are you most proud of? I am most proud of being accepted into National ...

What Seniors Are Saying

1. What programs and activities do you participate in? I have participated in musical, show choir, National Honor Society, student council, golf, cheer and cross country. 2. What academic accomplishment are you most proud of? I am most proud of my GPA. 3. What’s your best piece of ...

31 FDSH students qualify for state speech

Fort Dodge Senior High students prepared 36 entries for the Iowa High School Speech Association District Individual Speech Contest held Feb. 29. Thirty-one Fort Dodge Senior High performers received Division I ratings and will move on to the State Individual Speech Contest on March 14. ...

FD Community Schools name March students, employee of the month

The Fort Dodge Community School District has announced its students and employee of the month for March. This program recognizes one elementary, one middle school and one high school student, as well as one staff member monthly for exceeding expectations. Evie Piton is the Elementary Student ...

Students perform at district piano auditions

Thirty-eight area piano students, involving seven piano teachers, participated in the Iowa Music Teachers Association district pre-college piano auditions on Feb. 1, held at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge. Students are grouped into levels according to age. In each level, a ...